Live music

Tennyson King will perform in Red Deer at The Velvet Olive on Aug. 26. (Black Press file photo).

Singer-songwriter Tennyson King to perform in Red Deer this month

Indie-folk rocker Tennyson King will be playing Red Deer’s The Velvet Olive…

 

Bif Naked will perform on Aug. 9 at Bo’s Bar and Stage in Red Deer. (Photo submitted)

Bif Naked is coming back to perform in Red Deer

She will play at Bo’s on Aug. 9

 

Red Deer band Face the Earth needs public support to win the chance to perform on a KISS Kruise to Mexico. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer band Face the Earth needs public votes to win KISS Kruise gig

Red Deer band Face the Earth needs public support to win the…

 

Red Deer singer/songwriter Curtis Phagoo will share some of his new music during a songwriter’s circle at Cheers Pub on July 7, along with performers Landon Bennett and Ryan Carnduff. (Contributed photo by Kyle Ross).
Red Deer singer/songwriter Curtis Phagoo will share some of his new music during a songwriter’s circle at Cheers Pub on July 7, along with performers Landon Bennett and Ryan Carnduff. (Contributed photo by Kyle Ross).
FILE - Red Deer Symphony Orchestra partners with Health Arts Society of Alberta for Concerts in Care. (Advocate file photo).

Symphony musicians to play at central Alberta seniors facilities

Red Deer Symphony partners with Health Arts Society of Alberta

FILE - Red Deer Symphony Orchestra partners with Health Arts Society of Alberta for Concerts in Care. (Advocate file photo).
Curtis Labelle, along with three band members and his manager, set out on March 4 for a tour to Ontario and back. The Red Deer-based performer said a highlight was attending the Juno Awards on Sunday. (Contributed photo). i

Red Deer performer was reminded gay rights is still a battle on his Pride Tour

Highs and lows of Curtis Labelle’s cross-country tour steels his resolve to keep advocating

Curtis Labelle, along with three band members and his manager, set out on March 4 for a tour to Ontario and back. The Red Deer-based performer said a highlight was attending the Juno Awards on Sunday. (Contributed photo). i
Claude Lapalme, music director of the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, says the musicians are thrilled to be performing in front of a live audience again on May 28 at Red Deer Polytechnic’s Mainstage. (Advocate file photo).

Spring concert will be first live RDSO performance in two years

Uplifting music is on the program, says director Claude Lapalme

Claude Lapalme, music director of the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, says the musicians are thrilled to be performing in front of a live audience again on May 28 at Red Deer Polytechnic’s Mainstage. (Advocate file photo).
Red Deer band Face the Earth performs April 16 at Bo’s Bar and Stage. (Contributed photo).
Red Deer band Face the Earth performs April 16 at Bo’s Bar and Stage. (Contributed photo).
The legendary Roy Forbes is among the performers being brought this spring to Red Deer’s Elks Lodge by the Central Music Festival Society. (Black Press file photo)

From folk to reggae: A spring trio of concerts return to Red Deer’s Elks Lodge

The CMF Society anticipates lively shows with dancing

The legendary Roy Forbes is among the performers being brought this spring to Red Deer’s Elks Lodge by the Central Music Festival Society. (Black Press file photo)
Edmonton artist VISSIA will perform next week at Bo’s Bar and Stage in Red Deer. (Contributed image).

Edmonton artists to perform March 4 at Bo’s in Red Deer

Eclectic Edmonton artist VISSIA will perform March 4 at Bo’s Bar and…

Edmonton artist VISSIA will perform next week at Bo’s Bar and Stage in Red Deer. (Contributed image).
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)
This cover image released by Atlantic Records shows “Equals” the latest album by Ed Sheeran. (Atlantic Records via AP)

Review: Ed Sheeran’s ‘Equals’ finds him in domestic bliss

Bulk of ‘Equals’ are love songs to Sherran’s wife

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This cover image released by Atlantic Records shows “Equals” the latest album by Ed Sheeran. (Atlantic Records via AP)
Harpdog Brown will play Oct. 30 at the Elks Lodge in Red Deer. (Contributed photo)

Bluesman Harpdog Brown will perform this month in Red Deer

Bluesman Harpdog Brown will perform in Red Deer this month. The singer/songwriter…

Harpdog Brown will play Oct. 30 at the Elks Lodge in Red Deer. (Contributed photo)
Punk rocker Bif Naked is coming to Red Deer’s Bo’s Bar and Stage this month. (Contributed photo)
Punk rocker Bif Naked is coming to Red Deer’s Bo’s Bar and Stage this month. (Contributed photo)
Mandy McKee will be joining the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra for two videotaped performances, to be posted to RDSO’s website this fall. (Contributed photo)

No live RDSO concerts in Red Deer this fall, but online musical entertainment continues

The state of the pandemic will be assessed again in the New Year, says music director

Mandy McKee will be joining the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra for two videotaped performances, to be posted to RDSO’s website this fall. (Contributed photo)
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Eight bands will perform two-day benefit for Red Deer Native Friendship Centre

Eight bands will perform over two days at the “Don’t Call it…

(Black Press file photo.)
Kingston’s The Glorious Sons hit town early next year, with a two-night stop at Bo’s Bar and Stage in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer bar announces first big, post-pandemic show

The Glorious Sons will perform at Bo’s early in 2022

Kingston’s The Glorious Sons hit town early next year, with a two-night stop at Bo’s Bar and Stage in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).
Red Deer musician Curtis Phagoo is glad the Alberta government is investing $2 million to help the province’s live music industry, but he would have liked the criteria to be expanded, so the money could be used as relief to cover revenue shortfalls. (Contributed photo by Cory Michaud)

Red Deer musicians welcome $2M in grants to help live music, but would have preferred relief program

The money is for future projects and can’t be used for retroactive expenses

Red Deer musician Curtis Phagoo is glad the Alberta government is investing $2 million to help the province’s live music industry, but he would have liked the criteria to be expanded, so the money could be used as relief to cover revenue shortfalls. (Contributed photo by Cory Michaud)
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).
Three George Canyon concerts slated for Red Deer’s Westerner Park next month have been postponed to 2021. (image from Youtube.com.)
Three George Canyon concerts slated for Red Deer’s Westerner Park next month have been postponed to 2021. (image from Youtube.com.)