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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

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

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)
Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert

PODCAST: COVID-19 and the US Election

The Expert welcomes Burman University Political Scientist Marc Froese

Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert
Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert                                Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert

PODCAST: Black Lives Matter in central Alberta Part 2

More insight into the Black Lives Matter movement of central Alberta

Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert                                Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert
Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert

PODCAST: Black Lives Matter in central Alberta

Community organizers come on the show to discuss central Albertan anti-racist movement

Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert
Saluting COVID-19 heroes through poetry
Saluting COVID-19 heroes through poetry
The Cow Patti Theatre Company is bringing Lunenberg to Lacombe starting on March 12. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Black Press Media)

On-stage revelations help launch new lives

Dinner theatre presents second Norm Foster play of season

The Cow Patti Theatre Company is bringing Lunenberg to Lacombe starting on March 12. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Black Press Media)
Crystal McGrath sings at the Alberta Country Music Awards Songwriters Showcase at the Cambridge Hotel and Event Centre in Red Deer on Saturday. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff

WATCH: Songwriters discuss what makes a great country tune, creative process

Alberta Country Music Awards Songwriters Showcase was held in Red Deer Saturday

Crystal McGrath sings at the Alberta Country Music Awards Songwriters Showcase at the Cambridge Hotel and Event Centre in Red Deer on Saturday. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff
Contributed graphics                                ‘The Need to Grow’ and ‘The Secret Marathon’ are two of the films being screened at the Red Deer Justice Film Fest this week at the Welikoklad Event Centre in the downtown.

Red Deer Justice Film Festival returns this week for 12th year

A collection of films focusing on different global issues will be screened…

Contributed graphics                                ‘The Need to Grow’ and ‘The Secret Marathon’ are two of the films being screened at the Red Deer Justice Film Fest this week at the Welikoklad Event Centre in the downtown.
The Prairie States expected to perform at the Alberta Country Music Awards this weekend. File photo

Alberta Country Music Awards this weekend in Red Deer

The Alberta country music awards are in Red Deer this Sunday. Country…

The Prairie States expected to perform at the Alberta Country Music Awards this weekend. File photo
Brian Young , Liam Collins, Linda Goranson, AnnaMarie Lea and Ali Mackay round out the cast of Cow Patti Theatre Company’s first production of the year: The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, written by Canadian playwright Norm Foster and directed by Donnie Bowes. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Cow Patti crew promises audiences a laugh

The Cow Patti Theatre Company is kicking of its 24th season with…

Brian Young , Liam Collins, Linda Goranson, AnnaMarie Lea and Ali Mackay round out the cast of Cow Patti Theatre Company’s first production of the year: The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, written by Canadian playwright Norm Foster and directed by Donnie Bowes. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Jo(E) Social Media’s Joe Whitbread

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Jo(E) Social Media’s Joe Whitbread

Discussion focuses on the past, present and future of our social interactions online

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Jo(E) Social Media’s Joe Whitbread
Johnny Cash tribute show coming to Sylvan Lake

Johnny Cash tribute show coming to Sylvan Lake

David James and Big River’s Tribute to Johnny Cash will be at the Sylvan Lake Legion on Oct. 18

Johnny Cash tribute show coming to Sylvan Lake