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Red Deer musician Mike Szabo has a new four-song release coming out later this summer — with a tune about vaccinations on it. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer singer/songwriter Mike Szabo finds his voice during COVID

The performer has a new four-song release coming out later this summer

 

Melody and Dan Wiklund, of the Red Deer musical duo Wiklund vs Wiklund, are about to find their sea legs. The local singers/songwriters have accepted a contract to perform on Caribbean cruise ships. (Contributed photo.)

‘The absolute dream’: Red Deer’s Wiklund vs Wiklund to perform on cruise ships

Melody and Dan Wiklund’s goal is to broaden their horizons through music

 

Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ronnie Hawkins, cross-border rockabilly legend and endearing showman, dies at 87

“He went peacefully and he looked as handsome as ever,” Hawkins’ wife said

 

FILE - Elton John performs during his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in New Orleans. Disney Original Documentary and Disney+ have landed the rights to the Elton John documentary “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years that Made his Legend,” the companies said Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle, File)

Elton John doc ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ lands at Disney

Elton John doc ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ lands at Disney

FILE - Elton John performs during his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in New Orleans. Disney Original Documentary and Disney+ have landed the rights to the Elton John documentary “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years that Made his Legend,” the companies said Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle, File)
Chris Martin of Coldplay performs during the band's Music of the Spheres world tour on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP)

Get on your bike: Coldplay hopes to lead with a green tour

Get on your bike: Coldplay hopes to lead with a green tour

Chris Martin of Coldplay performs during the band's Music of the Spheres world tour on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP)
Canadian singer and songwriter Charlotte Cardin is seen in Montreal on Monday, March 14, 2022. The Montreal singer leads this year’s Juno Award nominees with six nominations. After two years of muted virtual ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada's biggest music awards show is returning to an in-person celebration in a historic outdoor setting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Five Juno moments to watch: Charlotte Cardin’s lead, Shawn Mendes’ special honour

Five Juno moments to watch: Charlotte Cardin’s lead, Shawn Mendes’ special honour

Canadian singer and songwriter Charlotte Cardin is seen in Montreal on Monday, March 14, 2022. The Montreal singer leads this year’s Juno Award nominees with six nominations. After two years of muted virtual ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada's biggest music awards show is returning to an in-person celebration in a historic outdoor setting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Frontman of the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie, leads the band through a concert in Vancouver, on July 24, 2016. The band’s May 3, 1991 live performance at Hollywood’s storied Roxy Theatre will be released as a stand-alone album on June 24, after being remastered for the Hip’s 30th anniversary “Road Apples” box set last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tragically Hip releases stand-alone live album from Hollywood’s Roxy Theatre

It’s very much us, I think, at one of our primes’

Frontman of the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie, leads the band through a concert in Vancouver, on July 24, 2016. The band’s May 3, 1991 live performance at Hollywood’s storied Roxy Theatre will be released as a stand-alone album on June 24, after being remastered for the Hip’s 30th anniversary “Road Apples” box set last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canadian singer and songwriter Charlotte Cardin is seen in Montreal on Monday, March 14, 2022. The Montreal singer leads this year’s Juno Award nominees with six nominations, including artist of the year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Six-time Juno nominee Charlotte Cardin on her ‘deeply personal’ pop album

Six-time Juno nominee Charlotte Cardin on her ‘deeply personal’ pop album

Canadian singer and songwriter Charlotte Cardin is seen in Montreal on Monday, March 14, 2022. The Montreal singer leads this year’s Juno Award nominees with six nominations, including artist of the year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Court clerk, Justice Gillian Roberts, Complainant #1, Defence Kelly Slate, Jacob Hoggard are shown in this courtroom sketch at Hoggard's trial in Toronto, Friday, May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

Defence suggests complainant made up ‘rape story’ after consensual sex with Hoggard

Defence suggests complainant made up ‘rape story’ after consensual sex with Hoggard

Court clerk, Justice Gillian Roberts, Complainant #1, Defence Kelly Slate, Jacob Hoggard are shown in this courtroom sketch at Hoggard's trial in Toronto, Friday, May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
FILE - Wynonna Judd, left, and her mother, Naomi Judd, of The Judds, perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXVIII in Atlanta on Jan. 30, 1994. Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born matriarch of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died, her family announced Saturday, April 30, 2022. She was 76. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)

The Judds, Ray Charles join the Country Music Hall of Fame

The Judds, Ray Charles join the Country Music Hall of Fame

FILE - Wynonna Judd, left, and her mother, Naomi Judd, of The Judds, perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXVIII in Atlanta on Jan. 30, 1994. Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born matriarch of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died, her family announced Saturday, April 30, 2022. She was 76. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)
Innisfail-area artist Bill Bourne, who won a Juno Award for his roots-based music, died on Saturday after a long illness. (Black Press file photo).

Juno Award-winning, Innisfail-born musician Bill Bourne died on Saturday

Bourne was known for shifting between different musical genres

Innisfail-area artist Bill Bourne, who won a Juno Award for his roots-based music, died on Saturday after a long illness. (Black Press file photo).
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Punk band shows its Ponoka connection on prestigious billboard

NOBRO will play live in Calgary and Edmonton next month

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Alex Lifeson looks to move beyond Rush with new rock project Envy of None

Alex Lifeson looks to move beyond Rush with new rock project Envy of None

Canadian songwriters made on average $67 in royalties from digital platforms in 2021

Canadian songwriters made on average $67 in royalties from digital platforms in 2021

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber performs at a concert marking the end of Formula One, in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Amr Nabil

Biebs leads, Drake flakes: Five Canadian things to know ahead of the Grammys

Biebs leads, Drake flakes: Five Canadian things to know ahead of the Grammys

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber performs at a concert marking the end of Formula One, in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Amr Nabil
Dick Damron (in black hat) greets fans and supporters at an 88th birthday party held in Bentley for the legendary central Alberta country singer/songwriter. Over the years, Damron’s songs have been recorded by Charley Pride, Merle Haggard and other country stars. Tuesday’s birthday party was also attended by his family, former schoolmates and fellow performers, including Ivan Daines. (Contributed photo).

Photos/Central Alberta’s country music legend gets some birthday love from fans

Legendary central Alberta country singer/songwriter Dick Damron greeted fans and supporters at…

Dick Damron (in black hat) greets fans and supporters at an 88th birthday party held in Bentley for the legendary central Alberta country singer/songwriter. Over the years, Damron’s songs have been recorded by Charley Pride, Merle Haggard and other country stars. Tuesday’s birthday party was also attended by his family, former schoolmates and fellow performers, including Ivan Daines. (Contributed photo).
Arcade Fire performs at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. The Montreal rock band Arcade Fire is set to perform at the Juno Awards in May. It will be the group’s first time back on the Juno stage since its performance at the 2018 awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Arcade Fire to perform at Juno Awards in May

This year marks the first in-person presentation of the awards show since 2019

Arcade Fire performs at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. The Montreal rock band Arcade Fire is set to perform at the Juno Awards in May. It will be the group’s first time back on the Juno stage since its performance at the 2018 awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
James Bicigo, a Red Deer-based trombonist, has written a new composition that will be premiered this month by the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra. (Advocate file photo)

Former RDC music instructors start new orchestras, write, perform new music in central Alberta

James Bicigo’s new work, ‘Murder, My Suite,’ to premiere this month

James Bicigo, a Red Deer-based trombonist, has written a new composition that will be premiered this month by the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra. (Advocate file photo)
Edmonton-based country band The Dungarees will be among the groups performing on March 19 and 20 at the Country Music Alberta Awards at the Cambridge Hotel in Red Deer. (Black Press file photo).

Country Music Alberta Awards to be held in Red Deer on March 19, 20

The 11th-annual event will be at the Cambridge Hotel

Edmonton-based country band The Dungarees will be among the groups performing on March 19 and 20 at the Country Music Alberta Awards at the Cambridge Hotel in Red Deer. (Black Press file photo).
Inuk singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark, shown in a handout photo, will be feted with a humanitarian award at the Juno Awards this spring. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences says it’s honouring the Arviat, Nunavut-raised musician for her “long-standing dedication” to improving the lives of Indigenous youth in Northern Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Denise Grant

Inuk musician Susan Aglukark to receive humanitarian award at Junos

Aglukark’s charity supports Northern Inuit, First Nations and Métis youth

Inuk singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark, shown in a handout photo, will be feted with a humanitarian award at the Juno Awards this spring. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences says it’s honouring the Arviat, Nunavut-raised musician for her “long-standing dedication” to improving the lives of Indigenous youth in Northern Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Denise Grant