August 16th, 2018

Local Entertainment

Parkade show always a hit at JazzFest

By Mo Cranker on June 23rd, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Medicine Hat’s 22nd JazzFest is coming to a close this weekend, but there’s still plenty to do, says producer Lyle Rebbeck. Saturday and Sunday feature a number of paid and free events for Hatters to attend, including one of the event’s trademark shows. “The show on top of the Parkade is something people ... Read More »

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Jazz Picks: Great performances set for JazzFest’s final weekend

By Medicine Hat News on June 22nd, 2018

JOHN RONEY: The Koln Concert T RILEY and PUNCH DRUNK CABARET We’re into the final weekend of JazzFest, with a wide array of free and ticketed events for the whole family. Today and tomorrow, June 22 and 23 at noon, Medicine Hat native T Riley performs with her Bourbon Rebels in front of the Tim ... Read More »

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Former late-night host booked for the Esplanade

By Medicine Hat News on June 22nd, 2018

Medicine Hat News The former host of “The Late, Late Show” and “Celebrity Name Game” is coming to Medicine Hat this fall on his Hobo Fabulous Tour. Craig Ferguson will perform his stand-up act at the Esplanade on Oct. 20. As host of “The Late Late Show” Ferguson became well-known for his irreverent and stream-of-consciousness ... Read More »

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Library Chat: Library staff paying attention to suggestions made by patrons

By Medicine Hat News on June 22nd, 2018

I would like to share some items that have recently come in the library’s suggestion box. Brynnae, age 7, thinks we should have special bookmarks (laminated cardstock is suggested) to put on the shelf when books are removed so readers can reshelf books correctly. Brynnae wants to be responsible and helpful, and also loves coming ... Read More »

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Seven female singing stars feted by Lee, who lets the ‘music speak for itself’

By Chris Brown on June 21st, 2018

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Ranee Lee’s “Dark Divas” on Friday is a show unlike any other you’ll see at this year’s Medicine Hat JazzFest and possibly for many years to come. The one-woman show, 7:30 p.m. in the Esplanade Theatre, combines comedy, monologues, a bit of history and of course jazz as Lee fetes seven female singers ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Canada the person would be polite, helpful, kind and generous

By Medicine Hat News on June 21st, 2018

Ahhhh, Canada. You’re so much more than crisp cold beer, Monopoly-esque money and CFL football. Wise enough to leave the metal shoes and copper belt at home when dealing with airport security while traveling outside our nation, I’d rather spend my vacation days exploring the planet’s second largest country, namely yours and mine. If this ... Read More »

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After Dark June 21-27

By Medicine Hat News on June 21st, 2018

THURSDAY – Karaoke, Oly’s Alehouse and Eatery, Johnny with Dynamite Sound, win a $100 gift certificate, 9 p.m., 403-548-6597 – Live jam, Cecil Hotel, 9 p.m. – Ride the Mechanical Bull, Ralph’s Texas Bar and Steakhouse, 9 p.m. – Top 40 DJ music with Ryan Stewart, Temptation Night Club, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. – DJ jam ... Read More »

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Bringing JazzFest to the people at clubs, pubs and other venues

By Chris Brown on June 20th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat JazzFest fans know the week of music is not just about the established and up-and-coming visiting musicians that perform on the Esplanade Main Stage or at The Studio Club at the Esplanade. It’s also about bringing the music to the fans at pubs, cafes and other venues throughout the area. ... Read More »

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Parc X Trio excited for Hat stop on Canadian jazz circuit

By Chris Brown on June 19th, 2018

From humble beginnings in a duplex in Montreal’s Parc-Extension neighbourhood to shows and tours across the world, Parc X Trio’s Medicine Hat JazzFest debut has been a long time coming. The group will host a workshop today at 2 p.m. in The Studio Club (Esplanade Studio Theatre) and will be back there at 10:30 p.m. ... Read More »

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Jazz Picks: It’s almost here: JazzFest will make Medicine Hat come alive

By Medicine Hat News on June 15th, 2018

PARC X TRIO: “Dream” THE BOW DJANGOS: “Forward Into Yesterday” JazzFest 2018 launches this Sunday with a concert long anticipated by the organizers of JazzFest featuring young U.S. sensation Frisson. This is a concert that may well appeal to the younger members of your household and is worth a listen on YouTube or the JazzFest ... Read More »

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