Live music

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…

 

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

 

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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…

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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.)
Red light will flood the outside of Red Deer’s Memorial Centre on Tuesday as part of a nationwide campaign drawing public attention to the plight of the performing arts industry during the pandemic. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer’s Memorial Centre to shine a red light on its plight during COVID-19

The performing arts industry is suffering financial devastation

Red light will flood the outside of Red Deer’s Memorial Centre on Tuesday as part of a nationwide campaign drawing public attention to the plight of the performing arts industry during the pandemic. (Contributed photo).
Red Deer singer Alecia Aichelle is back with a new single, Get Lost, after an extended stay in Nashville. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer singer weathers natural disasters to create an upbeat new tune

Alecia Aichelle says you have to seek out the positives — even under lockdown

Red Deer singer Alecia Aichelle is back with a new single, Get Lost, after an extended stay in Nashville. (Contributed photo).
Red Deer native Marla Torgerson entertained an appreciative crowd in the city’s Anders neighbourhood recently. The singer, who now lives in Calgary, is taking bookings to come and sing in the streets, to meet distance requirements while providing live musical entertainment. (Contributed photo).

PHOTO: A street concert is enjoyed by residents of a Red Deer neighbourhood

Residents of Anquetel Close enjoy a musical performance by Marla Torgerson

Red Deer native Marla Torgerson entertained an appreciative crowd in the city’s Anders neighbourhood recently. The singer, who now lives in Calgary, is taking bookings to come and sing in the streets, to meet distance requirements while providing live musical entertainment. (Contributed photo).
Socially distant concerts signal a reopening for live music

Socially distant concerts signal a reopening for live music

Socially distant concerts signal a reopening for live music

Socially distant concerts signal a reopening for live music
The musical We Will Rock You – based on the music of Queen – comes to Red Deer’s Centrium on Friday. (Black Press file photo).

Queen musical We Will Rock You hits Red Deer’s Centrium on Friday

Classic tunes will be used to tell a futuristic story about “outsiders”

The musical We Will Rock You – based on the music of Queen – comes to Red Deer’s Centrium on Friday. (Black Press file photo).
Lacombe musician Ryon Holmedal (Contributed photo).

“Soul exploring” show by Lacombe musician is on Saturday in Red Deer

Ryon Holmedal will create a warm soundscape at the Dream Centre

Lacombe musician Ryon Holmedal (Contributed photo).
A medley from the Sound of Music will among those performed at the RDSO’s On Broadway concert, Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Red Deer College Arts Centre. (YouTube image).
A medley from the Sound of Music will among those performed at the RDSO’s On Broadway concert, Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Red Deer College Arts Centre. (YouTube image).
Lacombe’s country music star Gord Bamford will perform Saturday in Red Deer with the Lisa Dodd Band, from Hanna. (Contributed photo)
Lacombe’s country music star Gord Bamford will perform Saturday in Red Deer with the Lisa Dodd Band, from Hanna. (Contributed photo)
With five decades of guitar playing experience, Jack Semple is performing at the Elks Lodge in Red Deer on Saturday in a Central Music Festival presentation. (Contributed photo).

Prairie guitarist to perform with his band Saturday at Red Deer’s Elks Lodge

The Jack Semple Band fuses rock, blues funk and soul

With five decades of guitar playing experience, Jack Semple is performing at the Elks Lodge in Red Deer on Saturday in a Central Music Festival presentation. (Contributed photo).
Central Alberta cowboy singer Ivan Daines is being inducted into the 2019 Alberta Country Music Hall of Fame by the Association of Country Music in Alberta. (Contributed photo by DON KLETKE).
Central Alberta cowboy singer Ivan Daines is being inducted into the 2019 Alberta Country Music Hall of Fame by the Association of Country Music in Alberta. (Contributed photo by DON KLETKE).
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Nine Lessons and Carols concert performed Monday in Red Deer

There’s no admission charge to the event at Gaetz Memorial United Church

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Tayla Lynn, pictured here with her grandmother Loretta Lynn, and her singing partner Tre Twitty, grandson of Conway. The two descendants of the country music superstars will sing a loving salute to their grandparents’ music on Nov. 29 at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).                                Tayla Lynn, pictured here with her grandmother Loretta Lynn, and her singing partner Tre Twitty, grandson of Conway. The two descendants of the country music superstars will sing a loving salute to their grandparents’ music on Nov. 29 at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. Contributed photo
Tayla Lynn, pictured here with her grandmother Loretta Lynn, and her singing partner Tre Twitty, grandson of Conway. The two descendants of the country music superstars will sing a loving salute to their grandparents’ music on Nov. 29 at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).                                Tayla Lynn, pictured here with her grandmother Loretta Lynn, and her singing partner Tre Twitty, grandson of Conway. The two descendants of the country music superstars will sing a loving salute to their grandparents’ music on Nov. 29 at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. Contributed photo