Virginia to Vegas spreads positive vibes

St. Albert

October isn’t even done yet, but it’s already been one heck of a year for Derik Baker. Since his first single “We Are Stars” was released in January, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Ontario known by the stage name Virginia to Vegas has been on a rocket ride up the charts, including a performance at the MuchMusic Video Awards. And, as he prepares to headline the Amplify … [Read more...]

Painters Guild show ‘falls’ into place

St. Albert

The weather may be getting colder, but things are heating up for the St. Albert Painters’ Guild. The guild, based out of St. Albert Place, is gearing up for its annual fall show and sale, which will take over the lobby of the civic building from Oct. 17 to 19. The theme for this particular show is “Changing Colours,” but show co-ordinator Betty Tessier said that extends far … [Read more...]

Encore long time coming for PreTenors

St. Albert

After a couple of years away, the PreTenors are back for an encore performance. The operatic comedy trio that features two St. Albertans — Kieran Martin Murphy and Trent Worthington — returns to the stage at the Arden Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 18, for their first performance in about two years. Murphy, who plays Luciano Paparazzi alongside Worthington’s Jose Whocarras, said that, … [Read more...]

The Leader chats with … Tyler Hawkins

St. Albert

Tyler Hawkins is a stand-up comedian who hails from St. Albert and, over the course of almost 20 years in the business, he has opened for such comedy legends as Russell Peters, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Jamie Kennedy, Rich Hall and Norm Macdonald. Now, he’s bringing his act home as part of the ATB Financial Edmonton Comedy Festival, which runs from Oct. 15 to 18 at various venues around the Capital … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: StArts Fest 2014

sculptor cmyk

From music and storytelling to sculpting, knitting and painting, there was something for everyone at this year’s StArts Fest, held at various venues across downtown St. Albert from Friday to Sunday. Folks got a chance to learn from experts in different fields and try their hand at something new. Photos: GLENN COOK, St. Albert Leader … [Read more...]

Long live the King of Kings

St. Albert

A labour of love has finally come to fruition for Lewis Lavoie and the rest of the Mural Mosaic team. After working on it for six years, they recently unveiled their newest mural, King of Kings, on their website, a portrait of Jesus Christ made up of 195 smaller painting of great leaders throughout history, from Roman emperors to United States presidents. Lavoie is excited to show people … [Read more...]

Dallas Smith coming to Go Auto Arena in Feb.

Former Default lead singer Dallas Smith say that people are usually surprised when they recognize him on stage playing his new country music material. (Photo supplied)

Dallas Smith thought St. Albert was so nice, he’d come here twice. The former lead singer of the rock band Default has turned his attention to country music, and will be playing in support of his new EP, Tippin’ Point, when he visits the Go Auto Arena in Servus Credit Union Place on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Smith previously came to St. Albert in 2013 to play the Rainmaker Rodeo and … [Read more...]

Metro Cinema Society keeps film rolling

St. Albert

Edmonton’s Garneau Theatre has had a tumultuous history since it opened its doors in 1940. The second oldest theatre in the Edmonton area (the Roxy Theatre on 124 Street was opened two years before), the Garneau Theatre has been bought and sold and even almost became a sports bar in the 1990s before finally being named a historical site in 2009. In 2011, the Edmonton-based not-for-profit … [Read more...]

The two sides of David Myles

St. Albert

David Myles is a study in contrasts. One side of the Halifax-based singer-songwriter’s new double album, In the Nighttime, features the folk-pop songs for which he has gained legions of fans in Eastern Canada and a handful of East Coast Music Awards. But the other side of the album is home to six tracks with a major hip hop feel to them, thanks in large part to long-time collaborator and … [Read more...]

VASA show celebrates unique artists

St. Albert

Organizers of a unique art exhibit featuring the work of some special artists are hoping it will be one of the highlights of this year’s StArts Fest. Starting today (Thursday) and running until Oct. 24, the Visual Arts Studio Association of St. Albert (VASA) is hosting a new exhibition entitled Authentic Art, featuring mostly paintings created by people with developmental … [Read more...]