Forensics get fuzzy for author

Paul Kane grad Lindsey Carmichael returns to St. Albert Saturday for a book signing at the local Chapters store. (Photo supplied)

A children’s author who originally hails from St. Albert is putting a furry twist on real crime cases. Lindsey Carmichael — who now lives in Lewis Lake, N.S. — is heading back west this month to promote her latest children’s science book, Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild, with a string of signings and workshops across Alberta. One of those will bring her back to her old … [Read more...]

Towing the line at AGSA

St. Albert

Some simple lines are making a big impact this month at the Art Gallery of St. Albert. The AGSA’s newest exhibition, Delineate, opens tonight (Thursday) in conjunction with the August ArtWalk, featuring works from three artists: Tanya Klimp, Pierre Bataillard and Florence Debeugny. Jenny Willson-McGrath, exhibition curator at the AGSA, said that, in the case of the works in this show, … [Read more...]

VASA gets messy

St. Albert

Artists with the Visual Arts Studio Association (VASA) in St. Albert are making a mess in the best way possible. Inspired by the Group of Seven, several VASA artists have come together this month to put on an exhibition entitled Goop of Seven, which features works where paint has been dripped, splashed, smeared, poured — anything but brushed, really — onto the canvas. Samantha … [Read more...]

AHF looks to recapture grain elevator history with food trucks

St. Albert

Decades ago, farmers brought their grain to the elevators in St. Albert. Now, the Arts and Heritage Foundation is hoping to recapture a bit of that history. The AHF is getting ready to host a new event on Friday, Aug. 29, with food trucks from all over the Capital Region descending on the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park to dish out their wares in a family-friendly setting. “The grain … [Read more...]

Cars, music a perfect fit for Kim Mitchell

St. Albert

Kim Mitchell’s music qualifies as classic rock these days, but he’s not sure if his car is a classic just yet. “I’m not a classic car buff, but I do have an old 1989 Mercedes-Benz, so I guess that’s somewhat of a classic,” confessed the Canadian rock icon, who is best known for songs like “I Am A Wild Party,” “Go For Soda” and “Patio Lanterns.” “I’ve had it since … [Read more...]

Prism ready to blast off at Rock’n August

St. Albert

Cars and music have always gone together, but Al Harlow has had his music go with a vehicle that has a little more oomph. Harlow is the lead singer and founding member of the Canadian classic rock band Prism, which takes the stage in St. Albert on Friday, Aug. 15, as part of the wrap-up concert for this year’s Rock’n August classic car festival. But it was back in March 2011 that … [Read more...]

MusicalMania steps back into Days of the Klondike

St. Albert

A pair of St. Albertans are hoping to strike gold with a new musical theatre production. Days of the Klondike, a new musical written by Cindy Oxley and directed by Maureen Rooney, is premiering at this year’s Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival — although there will be a special sneak preview this Sunday on the outdoor stage at K-Days — and tells the story of some of the characters who … [Read more...]

Arden announces shows for new season


Things are going to be busy at the Arden Theatre starting this fall. The theatre announced the lineup for its 31st season last week, with both old favourites and new faces bringing music, comedy and dance to the stage in St. Albert. The season kicks off Sept. 17 when one of the world grandmasters of the bagpipes, Carlos Nuñez, stops in to share Celtic traditions. Among the returning … [Read more...]

The Leader chats with … David Fraser

St. Albert

David Fraser is a graduate of St. Albert Catholic High School and the King’s University College who is heading to Austria for five weeks to study piano thanks to a scholarship from the Johann Strauss Foundation and the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta. The Leader chatted with him on Thursday, July 10 — the day before he left for … [Read more...]

Spine-tingling summer stories

St. Albert

Halloween may be a few months away, but local storytellers — including one from St. Albert — want to send a shiver up your spine this weekend. The Spine Tingling Tales festival, supported by The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling (T.A.L.E.S.) returns for its fourth year on Friday and Saturday on the steps of the mausoleum of the Edmonton Cemetery (11820 107 Ave.), with eight … [Read more...]