Turtle Island Quartet slows down at Arden


Like their amphibious namesakes, the Turtle Island Quartet are slowing down when they come to St. Albert this weekend. The California-based Grammy Award-winning string quartet will be at the Arden Theatre on Friday to perform a show called The Art of the Groove, where they’ll put their unique spin on songs from artists ranging from Miles Davis and John Coltrane to Bob Dylan and Jimi … [Read more...]

Not your typical love story


It might not be your typical Valentine’s Day love story, but the St. Albert Theatre Troupe is hoping patrons will make a date to see their latest production. The dinner theatre company is opening its 2014 season this week by putting on Bernard Slade’s Same Time, Next Year, which chronicles two lovers who get away from their spouses and meet up at a hotel in northern California for one day … [Read more...]

At Odds artists in perfect harmony at AGSA

It may be called At Odds, but the artists and their works in the Art Gallery of St. Albert’s newest exhibition are working in perfect harmony. The exhibit opens at the AGSA today (Thursday), featuring the works of Sydney Lancaster, Susan Seright and Claire Uhlick that explore conflicting ideas or notions through various media. “I don’t know Susan well personally and I am acquainted … [Read more...]

SIIINES gear up for U.S. tour with new EP

St. Albert

All signs are pointing to success for SIIINES. The electro-rock band — which includes St. Albert natives and former Social Code members Travis Nesbitt and Morgan Gies, along with DJ Gina Georgio — is releasing its latest four-song EP, Fukushimarama, on Tuesday via iTunes. Advance copies have already been making the rounds to music publications across Canada, and the reviews thus far … [Read more...]

Indiana Jones exhibit headlines TWoS lineup

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Thrill seekers, animal lovers and movie buffs will flock to Telus World of Science Edmonton this year. The centre will bring three new exhibitions to Edmonton — Wildlife Rescue, K’NEX: Building Thrill Rides, and Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology — after the wildly popular Harry Potter: The Exhibition wraps up. “Bringing these world-class feature exhibitions to … [Read more...]

The Leader chats with … Robin Esrock

St. Albert

Robin Esrock is a travel writer and television host, and author of The Great Canadian Bucket List. He presents at the St. Albert Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. This book is all about once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Canada. What made you want to write about Canada? I immigrated in 1999 and became a Canadian citizen in 2003. And as I kind of fell into this career of travel … [Read more...]

Stacked blues lineup to aid charity

Musicians will band together next month to help Little Warriors continue to fight their battles, and one of their gathering spots will be right here in St. Albert. The second annual Edmonton Band-Aid benefit concert will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15, at three venues in the Capital Region, including The Bourbon Room in Campbell Business Park in St. Albert, where local jam host Mark Ammar will … [Read more...]

Beauty of a play at Bellerose

St. Albert

This year’s musical theatre production at Bellerose Composite High School is shaping up to be a real Beauty. Students and teachers at Bellerose are hard at work getting ready for the curtain to go up on their production of Beauty and the Beast at the Arden Theatre from Feb. 11 to 13, and everyone involved is getting excited. “The cast this year is absolutely incredible. Everyone is … [Read more...]

Tupelo Honey on top of the world

St. Albert

Good things come to Tupelo Honey fans who wait. The band, with several members who hail from St. Albert, were set to release their latest album, Brave New World, on Tuesday. But thanks to a major marketing deal they’ve struck with Cineplex theatres across Canada, fans will just have to hold their horses a tad longer. “You’ll see us before movies start … for a month in Toronto, … [Read more...]

Film company forges own way with feature


A local company is hoping the release of its first full-length feature film will help it blaze its own trail in the movie-making world. Located in St. Albert’s Campbell Business Park, Lone Maverick Entertainment offers everything from wedding DJ services to corporate video production. But the company is truly hoping to make a splash with the release of its first full-length film, Cold Lights, … [Read more...]