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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
MOVING FORWARD - Singer/songwriter Nathan Danser is currently in the midst of his Green Mile Tour that is also featuring special guests. The tour consists of dates here in Red Deer and area, plus several shows up in Thorsby at what is called the ‘Green Mile Market’.photo submitted

Local singer/songwriter Nathan Danser presents Green Mile Tour

Danser continues to build momentum in his own creative journey

MOVING FORWARD - Singer/songwriter Nathan Danser is currently in the midst of his Green Mile Tour that is also featuring special guests. The tour consists of dates here in Red Deer and area, plus several shows up in Thorsby at what is called the ‘Green Mile Market’.photo submitted
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Local Artists are off to compete for the title of Canada’s best

The Lacombe and District Music Festival is part of a Canada wide competition for young artists

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COUNTRY GAL - Alecia Aichelle is looking forward to releasing her new single Hooked On Us June 18th. photo submitted

Singer Alecia Aichelle set to reel in new single

Central Alberta artist excited for main stage performance at Westerner Days

COUNTRY GAL - Alecia Aichelle is looking forward to releasing her new single Hooked On Us June 18th. photo submitted
SOLID SHOW - Presented by the Central Music Festival Society, the Charlie Jacobson band performs June 16th at the Elks. Also playing that night is Shaky Ground - a band that was popular in Red Deer back in the 1990s and are reuniting for this show and an appearance at North Country Fair.                                photo submitted

The Charlie Jacobson Band plays the Elks June 16th

Jacobson to share the stage with Shaky Ground’s reunion performance

SOLID SHOW - Presented by the Central Music Festival Society, the Charlie Jacobson band performs June 16th at the Elks. Also playing that night is Shaky Ground - a band that was popular in Red Deer back in the 1990s and are reuniting for this show and an appearance at North Country Fair.                                photo submitted
INSPIRING - After a few years away from the title role, Red Deer native Aaron Krogman has again landed the role of Jesus for this year’s epic production of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play near Drumheller.photo submitted

Red Deer native lands title role in Canadian Badlands Passion Play

Aaron Krogram is back in the role of Jesus for this year’s epic production

INSPIRING - After a few years away from the title role, Red Deer native Aaron Krogman has again landed the role of Jesus for this year’s epic production of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play near Drumheller.photo submitted
CREATIVE VENTURE - Lacombe native Cassandra Johnston, who studied both acting and film production at Red Deer College, is directing a new short film called Ugly Girl along with Alex Adamson. The pair also penned the script for the project, which is set for releae this fall.                                photo submitted

Lacombe filmmaker excited about brand new project

Cassandra Johnston and her team are gearing up to present Ugly Girl

CREATIVE VENTURE - Lacombe native Cassandra Johnston, who studied both acting and film production at Red Deer College, is directing a new short film called Ugly Girl along with Alex Adamson. The pair also penned the script for the project, which is set for releae this fall.                                photo submitted
REUNION - Central Music Festival is presenting a performance from Shaky Ground and the Charlie Jacobson Band on June 16th at the Elks Lodge. From left, Trevor Payne, Bruce Jacobson, Teresa Neuman, Charlie Jacobson, Andy Hamilton and Bob Kochan. Missing from the photo is Elly Jacobson.                                photo submitted

Central Music Festival presents Shaky Ground on June 16th

Band members are uniting in a show that also features the Charlie Jacobson Band

REUNION - Central Music Festival is presenting a performance from Shaky Ground and the Charlie Jacobson Band on June 16th at the Elks Lodge. From left, Trevor Payne, Bruce Jacobson, Teresa Neuman, Charlie Jacobson, Andy Hamilton and Bob Kochan. Missing from the photo is Elly Jacobson.                                photo submitted
AUTHENTIC - Harpdog Brown, Canada’s number one harmonica player three years running, is slated to take the stage at The Krossing June 22nd with his Uptown Blues Band.                                photo submitted

Harpdog Brown and the Uptown Blue Band head to The Krossing

Few have tackled the smoky magic of the blues quite like Brown

AUTHENTIC - Harpdog Brown, Canada’s number one harmonica player three years running, is slated to take the stage at The Krossing June 22nd with his Uptown Blues Band.                                photo submitted
TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE - A Tribute to Elvis in Concert, featuring Pete Paquette (pictured) Chris Connor sharing the stage for the very first time in Alberta, runs June 6th at the Memorial Centre.                                photo submitted

‘A Tribute to Elvis in Concert’ runs June 6th

Show features acclaimed Elvis impersonators Pete Paquette and Chris Connor

TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE - A Tribute to Elvis in Concert, featuring Pete Paquette (pictured) Chris Connor sharing the stage for the very first time in Alberta, runs June 6th at the Memorial Centre.                                photo submitted
CLASSIC - Cornerstone Youth Theatre presents Rockin’ Robin Hood the musical, opening June 1st at New Life Fellowship Church.                                photo submitted

Cornerstone Youth Theatre rocks the stage with Robin Hood musical

Talented troupe presents the story of Nottingham’s favourite outlaw

CLASSIC - Cornerstone Youth Theatre presents Rockin’ Robin Hood the musical, opening June 1st at New Life Fellowship Church.                                photo submitted
MOVING FORWARD - Set to play in Red Deer on June 8th, Saskatoon’s Friends of Foes are also busy marking the release of their latest single Bare Boned.photo submitted
MOVING FORWARD - Set to play in Red Deer on June 8th, Saskatoon’s Friends of Foes are also busy marking the release of their latest single Bare Boned.photo submitted
CLASSIC - Jason Steele, right, and Paul Boultbee rehearse the Red Deer Players production of Mass Appeal at the Scott Block Theatre in Red Deer in early 2016. The theatre company is holding several events over the next while to continue to build stronger ties within the community.                                Red Deer Express file photo

Red Deer Players continue to build community presence

Several upcoming events planned to bolster community engagement

CLASSIC - Jason Steele, right, and Paul Boultbee rehearse the Red Deer Players production of Mass Appeal at the Scott Block Theatre in Red Deer in early 2016. The theatre company is holding several events over the next while to continue to build stronger ties within the community.                                Red Deer Express file photo
ON THE ROAD - Comic Derek Edwards hits the Memorial Centre’s mainstage May 25th as part of his ‘Alls I’m Saying’ tour.                                photo submitted
ON THE ROAD - Comic Derek Edwards hits the Memorial Centre’s mainstage May 25th as part of his ‘Alls I’m Saying’ tour.                                photo submitted
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Local author Tim Knight-Davies is putting the word out about about contests he’s holding for youth to submit artistic ideas for the front and back covers of his first book. A contest for art concepts for chapter headings is also being held.                                Red Deer Express/file photo

Local author invites young artists to submit book cover art

Tim Knight-Davies’ contest runs through to this fall

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Local author Tim Knight-Davies is putting the word out about about contests he’s holding for youth to submit artistic ideas for the front and back covers of his first book. A contest for art concepts for chapter headings is also being held.                                Red Deer Express/file photo
NO LIMITS - Sporting a new name and gearing up to release a new CD, Stettler-based band Renegade Station plays Leah’s Bar & Grill June 8th.                                photo submitted

Stettler-based band Renegade Station plays Leah’s Bar & Grill June 8th

Show features the release of latest disc Along for the Ride

NO LIMITS - Sporting a new name and gearing up to release a new CD, Stettler-based band Renegade Station plays Leah’s Bar & Grill June 8th.                                photo submitted
FRESH SOUND - Red Deer Indie Band Ashley’s Rejekts will be launching their new single Lick the Boots at The Krossing May 26th.                                photo submitted

Red Deer indie band Ashley’s Rejekts play The Krossing May 26th

Band to launch their new single via a release party

FRESH SOUND - Red Deer Indie Band Ashley’s Rejekts will be launching their new single Lick the Boots at The Krossing May 26th.                                photo submitted
Acclaimed fiddler brings lively show to Red Deer

Acclaimed fiddler brings lively show to Red Deer

Scott Woods’ ‘Fiddling up a Storm’ concert runs May 24th at Sunnybrook United Church

Acclaimed fiddler brings lively show to Red Deer
Photo Credit: Asad Aman
Photo Credit: Asad Aman
CLASS ACT - The Red Deer Chamber Singers are putting the finishing touches on a variety-packed show set for May 26th at Sunnybrook United Church. Performance time is 7 p.m.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Red Deer Chamber Singers’ spring show entitled ‘La La La’ runs May 26th

Popular group has been a mainstay in the City’s cultural landscape

CLASS ACT - The Red Deer Chamber Singers are putting the finishing touches on a variety-packed show set for May 26th at Sunnybrook United Church. Performance time is 7 p.m.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express