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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
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
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Canadian icon Fred Penner coming to Bo’s

Alberta Culture Days event supports MAG, Symphony

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Gord Bamford Announces lineup for his 11th annual charity event

Country stars Dallas Smith and Aaron Pritchett will join Bamford on stage

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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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The Washboard Union heads to Westerner Days July 20th

Chris Duncombe talks latest record and the band’s road to success

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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
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
BEATING HIS DRUM - Popular country artist Aaron Goodvin will hit the stage at Westerner Days July 18th. photo submitted
BEATING HIS DRUM - Popular country artist Aaron Goodvin will hit the stage at Westerner Days July 18th. photo submitted
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
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
Estonian dancers perform in Stettler County

Estonian dancers perform in Stettler County

The 100th Jaanipaev Celebration keeps ‘singing revolution’ alive

Estonian dancers perform in Stettler County
SWEET SOUNDS - The Amundruds are one of several groups set to perform at this year’s Gospel Music Celebration, set to run in the ENMAX Centrium July 12th, 13th and 14th.                                photo submitted

Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration arrives July 12th-14th

Several bands to be featured at the popular annual event

SWEET SOUNDS - The Amundruds are one of several groups set to perform at this year’s Gospel Music Celebration, set to run in the ENMAX Centrium July 12th, 13th and 14th.                                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