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Silver Band giving festival a taste of spring concert

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:27

It is a unique week in Lethbridge for live music.
A lot of music happens courtesy of the Lethbridge Kiwanis Music and Speech Arts Festival which continues until April 12 with a variety of young musicians and actors performing every day at eight different venues including the Yates Memorial Centre, Écolé Agnes Davidson, the Lethbridge Public Library Gallery, the Sterndale Bennett Theatre, Southminster United Church, St. Augustine Church and The St. Augutines Hall plus St. Patrick’s Fine Arts Elementary school (80 River Green Road West).

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City abuzz with great entertainment options

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 15:05

March ends with a roar this week. The next few weeks are an embarrassment of riches for live music lovers.
Some of the highlights this week include Canadian folk icon John McDermott, who performs at the Yates Theatre, March 31. He is best known for his rendition of Celtic classic “Danny Boy,” but has been recording for 20 years.
The Geomatic Attic hosts some excellent traditional Celtic music, March 29, with Ireland’s Caladh Nua. Tickets cost $27.50. The show begins at 8 p.m. sharp.

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City music scene picking up steam

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 15:37

Things pick up again this week in Lethbridge — like there’s ever a slow week in Lethbridge.
This week, Lethbridge community radio station CKXU 88.3 begins their annual FunDrive, running March 21-28. FunDrive is an annual fundraiser station member volunteers do every year to help promote CKXU and raise money for the essentials needed to keep the station operational. This year’s theme is “Boost the Signal.”
While they have a lot of events planned next week, they go country for the big kickoff event at the Slice, March 21. Treeline and Shaela Miller will be performing plus several local bands including Planet Telex, St. Country Creep, Colonial Angus and and Cosmic Charley, will be trying their hand at country music as well.

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Lots of music to help people get into Irish spirit

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 14:20

This is the week everybody gets to be Irish for St. Patrick’s Day. While there are several gigs happening on St. Patrick’s Day itself, there are several more sprinkled throughout the week.
Most prominently, Vancouver Celtic punks The Real McKenzies make their annual St. Patrick’s Day pilgrimage to Lethbridge when they play Scores, March 14. They will be joined by the Lethbridge Firefighters Pipes and Drums and Montreal punk band the Boids. Tickets cost $20.

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Two shows will raise the roof at Southminster

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 15:45

Southminster United Church is the place to be for big shows this week. The church celebrates 100 years with the Raise the Roof concert series continuing March 9 at the church at 7 p.m. The third of three concerts to recognize its 100th anniversary features talented community musicians who have participated in worship services at Southminster. The program will offer an eclectic collection of jazz, gospel and classical music. The performers include Lottie M. Austin, piano; Alicia Bigras, soprano; Bridge Brass; George E. Evelyn, bass-baritone; McKade Hogg, tenor; Dale Ketcheson, guitar; Calista Lonsdale, flute; Trudi Mason, trumpet; Brynna Pokarney, flute; Joe Porter, percussion; Southminster Chancel Choir - Joanne Collier, director; Tom Staples, French horn; Anna VanderHeide, vocals and Mary Lee Voort, piano and organ.

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