Recent stories about arts

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city council arts

Podcasters wonder what makes a district

Following city council's decision to designate Rice Howard Way as a downtown entertainment district, news about two other districts in downtown Edmonton caught the attention of Episode 264 of Speaking Municipally.

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arts business

How Dept.9 is taking bets to grow local film

Dept.9 Studios is betting a new short-form series called Department of Paranormal Affairs can raise the profile of Alberta's film industry.

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E-scooters in downtown Edmonton.
city council arts

On the agenda: Citadel, e-scooters, entertainment district

This week, city council will discuss a proposed new lease with the Citadel Theatre, who will operate our e-scooters and e-bikes, and the proposed downtown entertainment district.

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arts city council

City could inherit Citadel building's maintenance and renewal costs

The Citadel Theatre's lease, signed with the city in 1974, is up for renewal as of September, and a proposed new agreement could see the costs to maintain and renew the venerable arts institution's building transferred to the City of Edmonton.

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A group of people in dance attire pose around a pole.
arts history

Edmonton ballroom organization rolls out first runway

YEG Ballroom is hosting what it believes to be the first ball of its kind in Edmonton on April 27 at The Freemasons' Hall.

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An artist poses in front of a large outdoor mural that depicts flowers, athletes, artists, and more.
arts festivals

KDays adds artist in residence AJA Louden

Explore Edmonton has chosen AJA Louden as the first-ever artist in residence for KDays as part of its efforts to bring Edmonton's culture to the forefront of the fair.

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arts diversity

Edmonton's public art strategy moves past 1% solution

Revised policies that the Edmonton Arts Council uses to procure public art for the city, which include changes to the funding formula and selection process, are being used for the upcoming 103A Avenue Pedway and three soccer centres.

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A person smiles while holding up a dish of butter chicken.
food business

Why Ramneek Singh is on a butter chicken odyssey

Ramneek Singh has embarked on what he describes as a year-long Butter Chicken Odyssey. He may feel differently about the dish than most.

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history arts

A moment in history: March 20, 1986

On this day in 1986, Edmonton's Fringe Theatre Festival agreed to accept $59,000 of funding from the city.

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