It was a big, cymbals-crashing, kettle drum-booming finish for the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra’s season on Friday night at the Red Deer College Arts Centre.
You’ve got to hand it to Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky for really knowing how to wrap up a composition — in this case with his famous, grandiose Great Gate of Kiev theme from his Pictures at an Exhibition. READ
Whether tickled, appalled or intrigued, 5,000 people from around the world have been finding their way annually to Torrington’s Gopher Hole Museum. Husband-and-wife filmmakers, Chelsea McMullan and Douglas Nayler, have been among the visitors, returning over a five-year period. In the process, they made the 15-minute documentary, World Famous Gopher Hole Museum, which is described as a “wistful ode” to the resourceful residents of a fading Prairie town. READ
Ah, the things that spark musical inspiration … For Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky it was his friend’s artworks. For Red Deer Symphony Orchestra conductor Claude Lapalme, it was the historic music that had been performed under the dome of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. READ
The inhumane and indiscriminate poisoning, snaring and shooting of thousands of Alberta wolves could soon be judged by a global audience, says local conservationist Anna-Marie Ferguson. READ
Red Deer-area musicians and promoters are pulling together to stage a benefit concert Sunday for the people of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray. READ
It was Katalin Papp’s dearest wish to see all of her seven children united together, under one roof. Although Papp died of a heart attack in 1998 after being able to raise only three of her seven kids, all of her now middle-aged children will be celebrating their mother’s survivor spirit when they arrive for what could be their first and last complete gathering. READ