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Central Alberta’s ‘screen-based storytellers’ can apply for $5,000 grants

Calling all filmmakers, gamers, educators, and videographers… TELUS STORYHIVE released its first…

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Red Deer woman helps sex assault support centre with poetry book

Half of proceeds for ‘She Was’ will support CASASC

The Irish band Late Night Pharmacy includes Red Deer drummer Jordan Swanson. (Contributed photo).
The Irish band Late Night Pharmacy includes Red Deer drummer Jordan Swanson. (Contributed photo).
Singer Walter MacDonald White Bear will perform with trumpeter Samantha Whelan Kotkas in RDSO’s Music from the Land, a cross-cultural video concert presentation. (Contributed photo).
Singer Walter MacDonald White Bear will perform with trumpeter Samantha Whelan Kotkas in RDSO’s Music from the Land, a cross-cultural video concert presentation. (Contributed photo).
Red Deer musician Lorry Boschman has written a song about love in the time of COVID-19. Proceeds from his single, Romance during a Pandemic, will be donated to the local United Way. (Contributed photo).
Red Deer musician Lorry Boschman has written a song about love in the time of COVID-19. Proceeds from his single, Romance during a Pandemic, will be donated to the local United Way. (Contributed photo).
Justine Vandergrift will be among the female performers at Red Deer’s International Women’s Day Concert, which can be viewed for free on YouTube at 7 p.m. on Monday. (Contributed image).
Justine Vandergrift will be among the female performers at Red Deer’s International Women’s Day Concert, which can be viewed for free on YouTube at 7 p.m. on Monday. (Contributed image).
Artist Lorne Runham's COVID Bubbles abstract work (shown here as a detail) can be viewed in an online art show on the Red Deer Arts Council's website until April 18. (Contributed image).

Art created in Red Deer during COVID times can be viewed in new online show

The show by members of the Red Deer Arts Council runs until April 18

Artist Lorne Runham's COVID Bubbles abstract work (shown here as a detail) can be viewed in an online art show on the Red Deer Arts Council's website until April 18. (Contributed image).
Nice Horse, a band with Central Alberta connections, won three times at the 2021 Alberta Country Music Awards. (contributed photo by Heather Pollock).

Nice Horse wins three times at 2021 Alberta Country Music Awards

Calgary-based band has some central Alberta connections

Nice Horse, a band with Central Alberta connections, won three times at the 2021 Alberta Country Music Awards. (contributed photo by Heather Pollock).
Red Deer’s Kyle Moore, 26, will be a houseguest on Season 9 of ‘Big Brother Canada.’ The show premieres Wednesday at 5 p.m. (Photo courtesy Big Brother Canada)

Red Deer man will be a houseguest on ‘Big Brother Canada’

A Red Deer man will be a houseguest on the upcoming season…

Red Deer’s Kyle Moore, 26, will be a houseguest on Season 9 of ‘Big Brother Canada.’ The show premieres Wednesday at 5 p.m. (Photo courtesy Big Brother Canada)
Jessica Swainson of Red Deer is one of three local filmmakers who benefited from $20,000 of project funding from TELUS Storyhive. (Screenshot by Advocate staff).

Three Red Deer filmmakers each receive $20,000 to spotlight local heroes

Adam Jasper, Linda Pidhirney and Jessica Swainson received funding

Jessica Swainson of Red Deer is one of three local filmmakers who benefited from $20,000 of project funding from TELUS Storyhive. (Screenshot by Advocate staff).
Red Deer’s Wiklund vs. Wiklund is celebrating a burst of songwriting creativity during the 2020 lockdown by releasing a new tune to YouTube and multiple digital music platforms in each month of 2021. (Contributed image).

Pandemic lockdown fuels a flurry of songwriting for Red Deer music duo

Wiklund vs Wiklund will release a new single monthly in 2021

Red Deer’s Wiklund vs. Wiklund is celebrating a burst of songwriting creativity during the 2020 lockdown by releasing a new tune to YouTube and multiple digital music platforms in each month of 2021. (Contributed image).
Local musicians (from left) Morgan McKee, Dan Barton and Curtis Phagoo got together with others to finish recording a final EP of music from the late singer/songwriter Arthur Samuel Barker (shown on the held screen). (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Local musicians (from left) Morgan McKee, Dan Barton and Curtis Phagoo got together with others to finish recording a final EP of music from the late singer/songwriter Arthur Samuel Barker (shown on the held screen). (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Marla Torgerson is fundraising to finish her original musical, Sinner, based on her upbringing in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer native is fundraising to finish her musical comedy, ‘Sinner’

Marla Torgerson said she didn’t ‘fit’ in a Fundamentalist Evangelical community

Marla Torgerson is fundraising to finish her original musical, Sinner, based on her upbringing in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).
The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra is showing its first free virtual concert on its website, www.rdso.ca. (Contributed photo)
The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra is showing its first free virtual concert on its website, www.rdso.ca. (Contributed photo)
Alecia Aichelle, of Red Deer, has a new Christmas song out on YouTube, One Wish. (Photo courtesy YouTube).

Two Red Deer singers offer different local fare for the holidays

Alecia Aichelle and Ivan Daines each have solo tunes out on YouTube

Alecia Aichelle, of Red Deer, has a new Christmas song out on YouTube, One Wish. (Photo courtesy YouTube).
Caroline author Morgan Murray has written his first novel, Dirty Birds. (Contributed photo).

Caroline native writes acclaimed satirical novel, Dirty Birds

It was informed by his years in central Alberta, says Morgan Murray

Caroline author Morgan Murray has written his first novel, Dirty Birds. (Contributed photo).
Boyd (right) took photos with best friend this year. Supplied.

The photography trend that continues to climb: Best friend photo shoots

Rimbey photographer reflects on the growing demand for these lifestyle set shoots.

Boyd (right) took photos with best friend this year. Supplied.
Now Jay-Z is getting into the education field as his Roc Nation enterprise forms a partnership with Long Island University to starte a new school of music, sports and entertainment. (Canadian Press photo).

Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new school

NEW YORK — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s…

Now Jay-Z is getting into the education field as his Roc Nation enterprise forms a partnership with Long Island University to starte a new school of music, sports and entertainment. (Canadian Press photo).
Lacombe Author Barbara A. Glasier recently released her first book – “A Critical Human Error: When Paternity Is Not a Choice”. (Photo submitted)

BOOK REVIEW: Lacombe author pens first novel “A Critical Human Error”

Barbara A. Glasier’s book touches on family, childhood innocence and redemption

Lacombe Author Barbara A. Glasier recently released her first book – “A Critical Human Error: When Paternity Is Not a Choice”. (Photo submitted)