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SCF songwriting competition features mix of talent

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 14:09

With Mother Nature in the middle of another one of her many hissy fits this year, the South Country Fair is something Lethbridge area music lovers especially look forward to.
So the big event this week is the finals for the South Country Fair Songwriting Competition, May 3 at the Slice, where the official lineup will be unveiled for the July 18-20 music lovers mecca in Fort Macleod.

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Tribute bands highlight the week

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:15

This is a great week for big names and tribute bands.
There are a couple of excellent tribute acts ringing in the long weekend.
Soundgarden starts things off Thursday, April 17 with Re/Opened: a tribute to the Doors playing at 9:30 p.m. there is only a $3 cover for the show.
Average Joe’s brings in three huge tribute acts, April 28 with the Monsters of Mock.
The show features Bon Jovi tribute Blaze of Glory, Aerosmith tribute Aerosmith Rocks and AC DC tribute Who Made Who winds things up.

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Romi Mayes celebrates her birthday on the road

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 13:46

Rap and roots music are the order of the week this week. There are two big rap shows happening this week. The first one is presented by MASE One and CKXU. Females strut their hip hop chops during “Can She Kick it? Yes She Can,” which features Calgary’s Nki Louise and Role Model performing with local acts Pzeudo, Sam MacKey, Mwansa plus Emma Ladoceur and Dr. Drea spinning the beats and special guest DJ NickName. It takes place at the Army and Navy Club ( 5127 5 Ave South) and begins at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $8 in advance from Blueprint, Boarderline, CKXU and B.O.B Headquarters or $10 at the door.

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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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