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Ponoka Stampede to feature star-studded lineup of local anthem singers

Performers include 10-year-old award winning singer Zuri Ayuno

  • Jun 7, 2022
A fundraiser for Central Alberta native, musician Bill Bourne, has already surpassed its total of $25,000. Bourne is unable to perform due to complications from cancer. (Black Press file photo)

Fundraiser for Juno Award-winning musician Bill Bourne surpasses its goal

Bourne cannot perform due to complications from his bladder cancer

Edmonton-based musician Ben Sures will perform in Red Deer on Jan. 28. (Photo by Pamela Cregg)

Musician Ben Sures to perform album-release concert in Red Deer

Alberta musician Ben Sures and friends are planning a concert later this…

Edmonton-based musician Ben Sures will perform in Red Deer on Jan. 28. (Photo by Pamela Cregg)
Gord Bamford. (Contributed photo)

Gord Bamford to hit the stage in Rimbey this month

Multiple Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), and Country Music Association (CMA) award-winning…

  • Jan 11, 2022
Gord Bamford. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer musician Jesse Roads is among the local artists who have figured out how to switch gears and make career gains during the pandemic. (Contributed image)

Red Deer artists switch gears and broaden their careers during COVID

Musician Jesse Roads and visual artist Susan Woolgar made gains by going online

Red Deer musician Jesse Roads is among the local artists who have figured out how to switch gears and make career gains during the pandemic. (Contributed image)
New York-based Rivera Reese, from the Sylvan Lake area, is finding success on stage, doing Marvel touring shows and other projects. (Contributed photo)

Sylvan Lake-area native tackles Marvel super-villain and other roles in New York City

Rivera Reese said the stage combat skills she learned at RDC have come in handy

New York-based Rivera Reese, from the Sylvan Lake area, is finding success on stage, doing Marvel touring shows and other projects. (Contributed photo)
Margaret Hall is wearing one of her mixed-media creations. They can be seen next month at the Kiwanis Gallery in Red Deer’s downtown public library. (Contributed photo)

January art exhibits in Red Deer range from quirky to impressionistic

Many First Friday gallery opening receptions held on Jan. 7

Margaret Hall is wearing one of her mixed-media creations. They can be seen next month at the Kiwanis Gallery in Red Deer’s downtown public library. (Contributed photo)
Chase Lawless, a Red Deer College (now Polytechnic) grad from 2016, is making strides in Toronto film circles. (Contributed photo)

Former RDC acting grad makes some big strides in Toronto film scene

Chase Lawless appears in two films and a series in the New Year

Chase Lawless, a Red Deer College (now Polytechnic) grad from 2016, is making strides in Toronto film circles. (Contributed photo)
Innisfail native Ivan Daines has some new songs out, inspired by William Shatner’s recent space flight and a great rodeo horse called Descent. (Contributed photo by DON KLETKE).

Red Deer cowboy singer inspired by Shatner’s space flight

Ivan Daines also sings about a rodeo horse that once bucked him

Innisfail native Ivan Daines has some new songs out, inspired by William Shatner’s recent space flight and a great rodeo horse called Descent. (Contributed photo by DON KLETKE).
Singer-songwriter Myranda Christi, from Bowden, is releasing her second single, ‘When You Come Around,’ distributed through Sony Music. (Contributed photo).

Bowden singer-songwriter releases rockin’ country song through Sony Music

Myranda Christi is following her debut single ‘Pure’ with ‘When You Come Around’

Singer-songwriter Myranda Christi, from Bowden, is releasing her second single, ‘When You Come Around,’ distributed through Sony Music. (Contributed photo).
Paintings of children in nature, by Leah Bargen, are showing at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (Contributed image).
Paintings of children in nature, by Leah Bargen, are showing at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (Contributed image).
Lilly Ellis (left) and Michael Sutherland rehearse a scene from CAT’s ‘Miracle on 34th Street.’ (Contributed photo)

UPDATED/CAT presents a timely tale of faith and hope: ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

There’s a two-for-one deal on tickets for opening night Friday, with a pub menu

Lilly Ellis (left) and Michael Sutherland rehearse a scene from CAT’s ‘Miracle on 34th Street.’ (Contributed photo)
The comedy ‘Sugar Road,’ which intertwines love stories across three generations, opens the latest Cow Patti Theatre season in Lacombe this week. (Actors’ masks come off for performances.) (Contributed photo)

Pandemic can’t keep Lacombe’s hard-hit Cow Patti theatre down

A new season launches this week with ‘Sugar Road’

The comedy ‘Sugar Road,’ which intertwines love stories across three generations, opens the latest Cow Patti Theatre season in Lacombe this week. (Actors’ masks come off for performances.) (Contributed photo)
CAR President Roy Keessar says next year’s race season is expected to begin in May. (Leah Bousfiled/Black Press news services)
CAR President Roy Keessar says next year’s race season is expected to begin in May. (Leah Bousfiled/Black Press news services)
Carol Lynn Gilchrist’s Chasing the Light art exhibit was one of the exhibits held at the Corridor Gallery, downstairs at the Red Deer Recreation Centre. The gallery is now putting out a call for new submissions. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Corridor Gallery in Red Deer seeks artist submissions

The Corridor Community Gallery in Red Deer’s Recreation Centre is putting out…

Carol Lynn Gilchrist’s Chasing the Light art exhibit was one of the exhibits held at the Corridor Gallery, downstairs at the Red Deer Recreation Centre. The gallery is now putting out a call for new submissions. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Innisfail Town Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s thriller ‘And Then There Were None’ until Oct. 30 at the Ol’ Moose Hall. (Contributed photo).
Innisfail Town Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s thriller ‘And Then There Were None’ until Oct. 30 at the Ol’ Moose Hall. (Contributed photo).
The Blue Hour is a feature film, written and directed by former Red Deerian Jesse Pickett, that was shown this week at the Central Alberta Film Festival. It can also be seen online Friday at the Ontario International Film Festival. (Contributed photo)
The Blue Hour is a feature film, written and directed by former Red Deerian Jesse Pickett, that was shown this week at the Central Alberta Film Festival. It can also be seen online Friday at the Ontario International Film Festival. (Contributed photo)
Gregory Underwood. Submitted photo
Gregory Underwood. Submitted photo
Alberta country singer/songwriter Ryan Lindsay is helping out the Red Deer Food Bank, in the aftermath of frozen meat thefts from its storage unit, by auctioning off a house concert. (Contributed photo)

Country artist will auction off a house concert to raise money for Red Deer Food Bank

Ryan Lindsay wants to help after frozen meat was stolen from local food bank

Alberta country singer/songwriter Ryan Lindsay is helping out the Red Deer Food Bank, in the aftermath of frozen meat thefts from its storage unit, by auctioning off a house concert. (Contributed photo)