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A female singer clad in bedazzled white western wear makes finger guns at the audience from the stage at 9910.
arts business

Moonlighting in cover bands helps musicians make ends meet

For musician Clint Frazier and his collaborators, cover shows like Twain Gretzky Overdrive are a way to achieve the ends of both art and commerce. They'll do it again on April 6 with YO ABBA ABBA!, a tribute to Swedish disco icons ABBA.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "New Releases by Haas, Sveen"
history music

A moment in history: Feb. 22, 1972

On this day 51 years ago, Edmonton polka master Gaby Haas was releasing an album, another addition to a discography that would make him one of Canada's most recorded musicians.

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Various pieces of framed abstract art hung on a wall
arts events

Open Walls brings 'beautiful chaos' to Bleeding Heart's new home

After a three-year hiatus, Bleeding Heart Art Space has once again opened its walls to original work by local artists of all kinds, this time in its new home in Highlands.

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A clipping of a newspaper ad announcing the annual general meeting of the Edmonton Symphony Society in 1979]
history arts

A moment in history: Aug. 17, 1979

On this day 43 years ago, the Edmonton Symphony Society was preparing for an annual general meeting in its 27th year, continuing a history of orchestral music in Edmonton that dates back much farther.

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Cover art for The Rad Dads Show, featuring the title flanked by hearts and thunderbolts, above the words "Radio Free Edmonton"
podcast parenting

Podcast pick: The Rad Dads Show

Sure, Father's Day is over, but dads are worth listening to more than once a year, no? To help you out on that front, consider The Rad Dads Show, a parenting podcast with a punk rock edge that has been talking to inspiring fathers since 2018.

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Emmet Michael accepts the Edmonton Music Prize on March 22
arts music

Awards season brings accolades for Edmonton artists

Local arts are recognized for the Edmonton Music Prize, the Edmonton Film Prize, and at the Country Music Alberta Awards.

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Cover art for The No Normal Podcast, hosted by Oskar Zybart
podcast arts

Podcast pick: The No Normal Podcast

After a few months away, The No Normal Podcast from New Music Edmonton has returned for a second season of exploring contemporary music and sound art.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Canadian music high on '67 plans"
history music

A moment in history: July 22, 1965

On this day in 1965, Edmonton's public library was building a music collection for its soon-to-be-built new downtown building, we find in our latest vignette suggested by Vintage Edmonton.

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A collection of Brasstactics band members holding instruments
arts music

Music is in the air, pretty much everywhere

Outdoor music series are cropping up on every corner, some at cozy neighbourhood venues, others at bigger downtown spaces such as Churchill Square or the Downtown Farmers Market.

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