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35th anniversary to be marked with shows of Blood Brothers

For 35 years, the Innisfail Town Theater has delighted audiences and to celebrate, they plan 10 shows of Blood Brothers, a play by Willie Russell.

The play tells the story of twins separated at birth. It compares their growth and life paths through nature versus nurture. READ

The Magik Spells return home

They cast a musical spell over Red Deer — then moved on to wider pastures in Calgary and Vancouver. READ

Mozart, Salieri rivalry takes centre stage

The legendary rivalry between Mozart and Salieri will be revived in the next Red Deer Symphony Orchestra concert, which features works by both composers. READ

The Motorleague set to rock Red Deer Thursday

The Motorleague is hitting the road for a cross-Canada tour that stops on Thursday in Red Deer. READ

Festival names headliners

Filling the hard rock/heavy metal gap left by the departure of Boonstock to B.C., the Tail Creek Mud and Music Festival announced its presence in a big way with headliners Korn, Five Finger Death Punch and Theory of a Deadman. READ

Ten Lost Years: History unfolds on stage

There was a time when armies of rootless young men camped outside of cities after failing to find work that paid a dollar a day. Some women, meanwhile, worked too many hours for too little wages in downtown sweatshops. READ

Fascinating play like opening a history book and watching real people step out from the past

There was a time when armies of rootless young men camped outside of cities after failing to find work that paid a dollar a day. READ

Winnipeg’s Sweet Alibi makes the best of difficulties

Just as some people find it helps to laugh when they’re feeling down, Sweet Alibi tends to writes cathartic, uplifting songs about difficult experiences. READ

In life as in music: Peter Karp and Sue Foley share their music and lives

Being a solo singer/songwriter can sometimes feel like “you’re drowning in a soup” of your own making, admitted blues artist Peter Karp. Luckily, Sue Foley has been around to rescue Karp from any kind of sinking self-involvement since the two officially became a duo four years ago. READ

RDC play tells stories from the Great Depression

A greedy landlord is tarred and gravelled by his Maritime neighbours for trying to raise the rent on an impoverished widow during the Great Depression. Members of a Prairie farm family, devastated by drought, move into an igloo they built in their front yard one winter because it’s warmer than their drafty house. READ

Collective love-in

It didn’t take long for Collective Soul’s scorching concert this week at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre to become a virtual love-in for the full-house crowd. READ

A puppet show for adults

Some unruly and un-Muppet-like puppets will soon be taking over the Centrium stage — including Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Walter the disgruntled senior, José Jalapeño on a stick, and Bubba J. the beer-fuelled redneck. Oh yeah ... their straight man, Jeff Dunham, will be there too. READ

Hedley rocks Red Deer

One moment he’s crooning poignant lyrics at the piano while bathed in white light, the next he’s battling a cranky old lady (really a bearded roadie in a wig and flowered dress). READ

Celebrity Dance Off Gala waltzes away with $400,000

Red Deer’s Celebrity Dance Off Gala really cut up the rug on Friday. Donations are still coming in and being tallied but have so far totalled around $400,000, said John Johnston, fund development managers with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Red Deer and District. READ

Pipe organ concert April 13

The sonorous sounds of the pipe organ will fill College Heights Church in Lacombe this month. READ

Performing arts festival coming

Central Alberta’s youth will display an array of musical talent during the 51st annual Red Deer Festival of Performing Arts. READ

Musicians can win big money

Central Alberta musicians and bands can apply for the chance to win up to $100,900 in career development cash, as well as professional mentoring opportunities. READ

Batteries Not Included exhibit at museum

Diverse artworks created by the newest generation of artists are featured in Batteries Not Included. READ

Vancouver-based Ninjaspy bringing show to The Vat

A band of brothers is using crowd-sourcing to raise money for an upcoming album in conjunction with their Jump Ya Bones tour. READ

Innisfail Town Theatre marking 35th anniversary

Innisfail Town Theatre will present a well-known musical in celebration of its 35th anniversary. READ

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