Mark Weber

Hearts of Harmony to perform at ‘First Friday’ Aug. 3rd

Hearts of Harmony to perform at ‘First Friday’ Aug. 3rd

Singers will perform three sets between 6:15 and 7:45 p.m.

Hearts of Harmony to perform at ‘First Friday’ Aug. 3rd
Heat warning in place for Central Alberta region

Heat warning in place for Central Alberta region

Highs are expected to reach 31C Monday afternoon

Heat warning in place for Central Alberta region
Punch Drunk Cabaret hits The Vat Aug. 10th

Punch Drunk Cabaret hits The Vat Aug. 10th

Current tour in support of latest CD This is a Disturbance

Punch Drunk Cabaret hits The Vat Aug. 10th
WATCH: Lacombe residents celebrate Lacombe Days

WATCH: Lacombe residents celebrate Lacombe Days

Parade ran through the downtown on July 28th

WATCH: Lacombe residents celebrate Lacombe Days
Through the Planting for People program, an ‘Accessible Heritage Community Garden’ has been set up at Fort Normandeau. Organizers say the program provides an opportunity for clients to gain employment readiness skills and connect with their community.                                Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

‘Accessible Heritage Community Garden’ set up at Fort Normandeau

Program provides opportunities to better connect with community

Through the Planting for People program, an ‘Accessible Heritage Community Garden’ has been set up at Fort Normandeau. Organizers say the program provides an opportunity for clients to gain employment readiness skills and connect with their community.                                Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
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Lacombe country star Gord Bamford up for CCMAs

Bamford will be hosting his charity golf classic this August in Lacombe

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SHAKESPEARE CELEBRATION - Pictured here is a scene from last year’s rendition of the Bard on Bower Festival summer 2017 performance. This year’s run of plays kicks off on July 12th.                                Red Deer Express file photo

Bard on Bower gears up for exciting summer season

Celebrate William Shakespeare with a festive ’Mardi Gras’ theme

SHAKESPEARE CELEBRATION - Pictured here is a scene from last year’s rendition of the Bard on Bower Festival summer 2017 performance. This year’s run of plays kicks off on July 12th.                                Red Deer Express file photo
DOWNTOWN EXCITEMENT - Spandy Andy is pictured here at last year’s CentreFest. This year’s event runs July 28th and 29th in the downtown core.                                Red Deer Express file photo

CentreFest set to hit the City’s downtown core

Popular annual festival runs July 28th and 29th

DOWNTOWN EXCITEMENT - Spandy Andy is pictured here at last year’s CentreFest. This year’s event runs July 28th and 29th in the downtown core.                                Red Deer Express file photo
WATCH: Stettler woman lands the big prize in Red Deer Hospital Dream Home Lottery

WATCH: Stettler woman lands the big prize in Red Deer Hospital Dream Home Lottery

Proceeds will go to the purchase of 39 new beds for the Red Deer Hospital

WATCH: Stettler woman lands the big prize in Red Deer Hospital Dream Home Lottery
ROCK ON - Canada’s own Lee Aaron performs July 19th in the ENMAX Centrium as part of Westerner Days.                                Andreja Irving photo

Canadian legend Lee Aaron to play Westerner Days

Lee’s show will feature her latest project Diamond Baby Blues

ROCK ON - Canada’s own Lee Aaron performs July 19th in the ENMAX Centrium as part of Westerner Days.                                Andreja Irving photo
EXPLORING - Local artist Ryon Holmedal will be presenting an ‘immersive audio/visual’ musical experience called ‘Tethers’ July 26th at The Krossing. Doors open at 7 p.m.                                photo submitted

Ryon Holmedal to take audiences on a rich ‘immersive audio/visual’ experience

Performance runs July 26th at The Krossing with doors opening at 7 p.m.

EXPLORING - Local artist Ryon Holmedal will be presenting an ‘immersive audio/visual’ musical experience called ‘Tethers’ July 26th at The Krossing. Doors open at 7 p.m.                                photo submitted
ONSTAGE - Local singer Dean Ray has long been making his mark as a dynamic Central Alberta performer. The Dean Ray Band performs July 20th at the ENMAX Centrium as part of Westerner Days, with doors opening at 7 p.m.                                photo submitted

Dean Ray Band gearing up for Westerner Days show

Dean Ray has long been making his mark as a dynamic Central Alberta performer

ONSTAGE - Local singer Dean Ray has long been making his mark as a dynamic Central Alberta performer. The Dean Ray Band performs July 20th at the ENMAX Centrium as part of Westerner Days, with doors opening at 7 p.m.                                photo submitted
GONE COUNTRY - The River Town Saints hit Westerner Days July 20th, performing in the ENMAX Centrium.                                photo submitted

River Town Saints plays Westerner Days July 20th

The band’s latest single, You Get To Me, was released this past February

GONE COUNTRY - The River Town Saints hit Westerner Days July 20th, performing in the ENMAX Centrium.                                photo submitted
RECOGNITION - Blackfalds author Marcia Laycock has landed a Word Award for a powerful play she recently penned called A Pattern in Blue.                                photo submitted

Blackfalds author Marcia Laycock lands a Word Award for new play

Acclaimed writer continues to explore exciting new genres

RECOGNITION - Blackfalds author Marcia Laycock has landed a Word Award for a powerful play she recently penned called A Pattern in Blue.                                photo submitted
BUILDING AWARENESS - Rick and Cindy More, who spearheaded the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation following the loss of their daughter in 2015, are thankful for the continued and growing support for the organization. Next up in terms of fundraisers is a drive-in movie event planned for August.                                photo submitted

Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation planning a drive-in movie fundraiser

Foundation continues to fight misconceptions around depression and mental health

BUILDING AWARENESS - Rick and Cindy More, who spearheaded the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation following the loss of their daughter in 2015, are thankful for the continued and growing support for the organization. Next up in terms of fundraisers is a drive-in movie event planned for August.                                photo submitted
HOME GROWN - Vancouver-based husband and wife duo Drew and Danielle McTaggart – Dear Rouge – bring their engaging pop tunes to Westerner Days July 21st.                                photo submitted

Dear Rouge heading to the City for Westerner Days

Latest CD, Phases, was released earlier this year

HOME GROWN - Vancouver-based husband and wife duo Drew and Danielle McTaggart – Dear Rouge – bring their engaging pop tunes to Westerner Days July 21st.                                photo submitted
EXCITING TIMES - Local country artist Jamie Woodfin has landed in the top 12 participants for Project WILD, presented by Alberta Music and WILD 953. If he makes it into the top 3, sizable cash awards are available for further music and artist development as well.                                photo submitted

Red Deer’s Jamie Woodfin lands in Project WILD’s top 12

Following showcase events and public voting, the top three artists will be chosen

EXCITING TIMES - Local country artist Jamie Woodfin has landed in the top 12 participants for Project WILD, presented by Alberta Music and WILD 953. If he makes it into the top 3, sizable cash awards are available for further music and artist development as well.                                photo submitted
PARTY ON - On the heels of a hit new single Worth a Shot, country star Aaron Pritchett is gearing up to hit the Westerner Days stage next month on July 18th.                                photo submitted

Country star Aaron Pritchett set to hit Westerner Days

Pritchett performs July 18th on the Centrium mainstage

PARTY ON - On the heels of a hit new single Worth a Shot, country star Aaron Pritchett is gearing up to hit the Westerner Days stage next month on July 18th.                                photo submitted
CLASSIC STORY - Julia van Dam, Jason Steele and Paul Sutherland star in the latest installment of the ongoing Sherlock Holmes series The Sign of Four, currently being staged at the Nickle Studio.                                David Dinan photo

The Sign of Four lights up the Nickle Studio stage

Solid acting and directing fuel latest in Sherlock Holmes series

CLASSIC STORY - Julia van Dam, Jason Steele and Paul Sutherland star in the latest installment of the ongoing Sherlock Holmes series The Sign of Four, currently being staged at the Nickle Studio.                                David Dinan photo
CLASS ACT - Local singer Randi Boulton is busy continuing to take her compelling tunes and powerful voice to various venues in the region. Local fans will be able to hear what she’s been up to lately on her creative journey when she performs July 21st during Westerner Days.                                Paul Howard Photography
CLASS ACT - Local singer Randi Boulton is busy continuing to take her compelling tunes and powerful voice to various venues in the region. Local fans will be able to hear what she’s been up to lately on her creative journey when she performs July 21st during Westerner Days.                                Paul Howard Photography