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HundredMillionThousand’s Release Performance Reveals Beauty in Hybridity

by Maja Staka If you listen to even one of the songs on HundredMillionThousand’s LP on Spotify, you’ll understand why an album release performance was so overdue. The Edmonton-based electronic artist’s music is so heart-felt and nuanced he deserves a whole damn concert to himself. Luckily, 9910 was able to host the event last Thursday along with bands Nehiyawakband and Softcure, who each preceded the … Continue reading HundredMillionThousand’s Release Performance Reveals Beauty in Hybridity

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Mike Edel: Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Soul | By Peter Brown

India, Seattle, the sophomore album from Victoria-based singer-songwriter Mike Edel, delectably pairs indie-folk instrumentation with literary story-telling. It is a record that Mike describes as specific to places, moments, snapshots, and people in his mind. But the poetic lyrics that Mike writes are also universally relatable. It is an album about the human experience. On the first day of a three-and-a-half week tour which included a stop … Continue reading Mike Edel: Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Soul | By Peter Brown

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Musical Journey of Remembrance | By Erin Cripps-Woods

On the evening of November 8, 2014, a milestone was reached. This year marked the 25th year of the annual Lest We Forget Concert hosted at the Winspear Centre. The evening proved to be an unforgettable experience for this first-timer and passionate armed forces supporter. Upon entering the Winspear guests were greeted by the music of the Cosmopolitan Music Society’s Wednesday Band and conductor, Rita … Continue reading Musical Journey of Remembrance | By Erin Cripps-Woods

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Album Review: Tasman Jude’s ‘Green’ | By Blair Wade

In the heart of Alberta’s north where the threat of winter will soon creep in, one band is bringing the warmth of Trinidad and Tobago with the release of their soulful new album. That band is Tasman Jude. Based out of Grande Prairie, they’ve been on the scene just shy of two years and are proclaiming to bring what they call the “Canadian Reggae Infiltration.” Their … Continue reading Album Review: Tasman Jude’s ‘Green’ | By Blair Wade

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The Kaleido Family Arts Festival: For The Love of 118th Avenue | By Elizabeth Yu

Alberta Avenue is replete with the sounds of a community celebrating its diversity this weekend as the Kaleido Family Arts Festival returned for its 8th annual appearance. This unifying and revitalizing event is destined to attract positive attention for the neighbourhood and allow Edmontonians and visitors to appreciate 118th Avenue as well as the last few moments of summer. Whether you’re in search of some … Continue reading The Kaleido Family Arts Festival: For The Love of 118th Avenue | By Elizabeth Yu

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Check Out Mitch Belot: Alberta’s New Blues/Rock Artist | By Cheryl Vandergraaf

Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Mitch Belot sits down with me on a sunny Sunday afternoon to discuss his new studio album, The Mitch Belot EP (Extended Play). An easy-going and sociable guy, Belot is excited to talk about his first CD release, which he hopes will be one of many. “With a bluesy/rock feel, my songs are stories (true and fiction) that I have written myself and … Continue reading Check Out Mitch Belot: Alberta’s New Blues/Rock Artist | By Cheryl Vandergraaf

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Huzzah For The Artery!: Celebrating The Old And The New | By Elizabeth Yu

The Artery is a beloved institution in the heart of downtown Edmonton, and has been a vital hub for our music and arts community for many a year. Hosting a diverse showcase of musicians, local artists, theatre (including an upcoming “Spearsical the Musical!”) and community events, there is a show for everyone at The Artery. For those who have yet to frequent this venue, take … Continue reading Huzzah For The Artery!: Celebrating The Old And The New | By Elizabeth Yu

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Operatta – Snowboarders Being More Than Just Snowboarders | By Kevin Lee Pinkoski

​After uploading a trailer only a few weeks ago, the team behind Operetta is receiving all kinds of attention – you just may not have seen any of it yet. Unless, of course, you regularly cruise websites like Transworld Snowboarding or Redbull. But the attention this short trailer is getting is definitely worth while, check it out here: ​Operetta is, as the trailer shows, a … Continue reading Operatta – Snowboarders Being More Than Just Snowboarders | By Kevin Lee Pinkoski

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The Symphony and The Obsession: Laughing with ESO Musical Director Bill Eddins | By Blue Knox

Arts Visionaries in Edmonton Part V Arts Visionaries in Edmonton is a mini-series of several interviews which have been conducted with notable leaders in Edmonton’s arts community. By sharing these interviews, and the thoughts and opinions of some of the city’s strongest leaders, The Wanderer hopes to give Edmontonians a better idea of the strength of the arts in our community, and build relationships with … Continue reading The Symphony and The Obsession: Laughing with ESO Musical Director Bill Eddins | By Blue Knox

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Moving a Mountain: The ESO Triumphantly Delivers The Rite of Spring to Close The Season

To the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra I say this: bravo. And again, bravo. A remarkable thing happened this evening in the Winspear Centre, and I must warn that my limited vocabulary  and lack of journalism experience will not, in the recounting of it, be able to do it justice. The ESO performed Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring with such fervent enthusiasm the entire Winspear Centre, … Continue reading Moving a Mountain: The ESO Triumphantly Delivers The Rite of Spring to Close The Season