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Will's Jams Friday, January 27, 2023 at 6:30 PM MST

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Will Stroet of Will's Jams is a JUNO-nominated musician, nationally recognized educator and former CBC Kids TV star. His high-energy rock-pop music in English and French is full of witty wordplay and sing-along choruses, inspiring kids to be active, creative, caring and community-minded.

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Will's Jams Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 11:00 AM MST

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Will Stroet of Will's Jams is a JUNO-nominated musician, nationally recognized educator and former CBC Kids TV star. His high-energy rock-pop music in English and French is full of witty wordplay and sing-along choruses, inspiring kids to be active, creative, caring and community-minded.

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Maria Dunn Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 7:30 PM MST

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A twice Juno-nominated songwriter, Maria continues to celebrate stories of resilience and grace through songs of family, community, humanity and the love that fires our actions to make the world a better place. The songs on Joyful Banner Blazing range from narrative songs honouring working people (Heart in Hand, Waltzing with the Angels) to contemporary tales of unsung heroes (Joyful Banner Blazing inspired by a lifelong dedicated community activist) to universal connections and moments in family life (Don’t Think You Are Forgotten For A Moment, Love Carries Me, Ontario Song). Musicians performing with Maria for this celebration will include the Maria Dunn Trio: Shannon Johnson (violin) and Jeremiah McDade (saxophone, whistles, guitar), members of Juno Award-winning band The McDades, along with special guests from the studio recording. The ensemble performs Maria’s thought-provoking, hope-mongering songs in rich and varied arrangements with compelling vocals and superb musicianship.

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Kim Mitchell Monday, January 30, 2023 at 7:30 PM MST

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Kim Mitchell is a Canadian rock icon who has sold more than 1.5 million records in Canada, earned 17 Juno Awards nominations, and, in 2021, was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Mitchell is one of the most well-known and peer-respected Canadian guitar players and an acclaimed singer-songwriter who has written many classic rock anthems including Go For Soda, Rock N Roll Duty, Patio Lanterns, I am a Wild Party, Easy To Tame and All We Are. These hits have become part of the Canadian musical landscape and earned Mitchell three Juno Award wins for “Male Vocalist of the year”, “Album of the year”, and “Most promising Male Vocalist.&rdquo

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A Dinosaur Tale Friday, February 10, 2023 at 6:30 PM MST

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A mysterious time-warping wormhole has brought the dinosaurs back into our world and it’s up to Lisa and Declan, a pair of intrepid eighth graders, to send the creatures home before the school field trip is over. In the tradition of such family favourites as E.T., The Avengers and Jurassic World comes The Dinosaur Tale, a live action fantasy adventure for the whole family.

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Classic Albums Live: Heart Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 7:30 PM MST

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Dreamboat Annie is the debut studio album by American rock band Heart. At the time, the band was based in Vancouver, British Columbia; the album was recorded in Vancouver and first released in Canada in September 1975. Eventually reaching number 20 on the RPM Album Chart and being certified double platinum in sales. It was released in the United States in February 1976, peaking at number 7 on the Billboard Album Chart. The album contains three commercially successful singles, two of which, Crazy on You and Magic Man, became staples on North American FM radio.

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Alice in Wonderland Friday, February 17, 2023 at 6:30 PM MST

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This exciting musical version of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland. Takes viewers big and small on an adventure through Wonderland where the impossible becomes possible, the unreal, real. Full of the imaginative characters you know and love, the story follows Alice as she chases the ever-laid White Rabbit, meeting the Mad Hatter, March Hare and Cheshire Cat along the way. Tweedledum and Tweedledee require her assistance as they engage in a comical mock battle, which ends in a draw, and a passing Caterpillar advises her to keep her temper when the Queen of Hearts so blatantly yells “off with her head”. For 15 years, the Festival Players for Kids have been bringing fun and creative theatre to audiences in the Capital Region, performed by a talented cast of local children and guided by a skilled group of industry professionals, Alice in Wonderland is sure to be great for kids and kids at heart.

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Alice in Wonderland Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM MST

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This exciting musical version of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland. Takes viewers big and small on an adventure through Wonderland where the impossible becomes possible, the unreal, real. Full of the imaginative characters you know and love, the story follows Alice as she chases the ever-laid White Rabbit, meeting the Mad Hatter, March Hare and Cheshire Cat along the way. Tweedledum and Tweedledee require her assistance as they engage in a comical mock battle, which ends in a draw, and a passing Caterpillar advises her to keep her temper when the Queen of Hearts so blatantly yells “off with her head”. For 15 years, the Festival Players for Kids have been bringing fun and creative theatre to audiences in the Capital Region, performed by a talented cast of local children and guided by a skilled group of industry professionals, Alice in Wonderland is sure to be great for kids and kids at heart.

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Alice in Wonderland Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 6:30 PM MST

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This exciting musical version of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland. Takes viewers big and small on an adventure through Wonderland where the impossible becomes possible, the unreal, real. Full of the imaginative characters you know and love, the story follows Alice as she chases the ever-laid White Rabbit, meeting the Mad Hatter, March Hare and Cheshire Cat along the way. Tweedledum and Tweedledee require her assistance as they engage in a comical mock battle, which ends in a draw, and a passing Caterpillar advises her to keep her temper when the Queen of Hearts so blatantly yells “off with her head”. For 15 years, the Festival Players for Kids have been bringing fun and creative theatre to audiences in the Capital Region, performed by a talented cast of local children and guided by a skilled group of industry professionals, Alice in Wonderland is sure to be great for kids and kids at heart.

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Alice in Wonderland Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 2:00 PM MST

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This exciting musical version of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland. Takes viewers big and small on an adventure through Wonderland where the impossible becomes possible, the unreal, real. Full of the imaginative characters you know and love, the story follows Alice as she chases the ever-laid White Rabbit, meeting the Mad Hatter, March Hare and Cheshire Cat along the way. Tweedledum and Tweedledee require her assistance as they engage in a comical mock battle, which ends in a draw, and a passing Caterpillar advises her to keep her temper when the Queen of Hearts so blatantly yells “off with her head”. For 15 years, the Festival Players for Kids have been bringing fun and creative theatre to audiences in the Capital Region, performed by a talented cast of local children and guided by a skilled group of industry professionals, Alice in Wonderland is sure to be great for kids and kids at heart.

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Alice in Wonderland Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 6:30 PM MST

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This exciting musical version of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland. Takes viewers big and small on an adventure through Wonderland where the impossible becomes possible, the unreal, real. Full of the imaginative characters you know and love, the story follows Alice as she chases the ever-laid White Rabbit, meeting the Mad Hatter, March Hare and Cheshire Cat along the way. Tweedledum and Tweedledee require her assistance as they engage in a comical mock battle, which ends in a draw, and a passing Caterpillar advises her to keep her temper when the Queen of Hearts so blatantly yells “off with her head”. For 15 years, the Festival Players for Kids have been bringing fun and creative theatre to audiences in the Capital Region, performed by a talented cast of local children and guided by a skilled group of industry professionals, Alice in Wonderland is sure to be great for kids and kids at heart.

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Alice in Wonderland Monday, February 20, 2023 at 2:00 PM MST

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This exciting musical version of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland. Takes viewers big and small on an adventure through Wonderland where the impossible becomes possible, the unreal, real. Full of the imaginative characters you know and love, the story follows Alice as she chases the ever-laid White Rabbit, meeting the Mad Hatter, March Hare and Cheshire Cat along the way. Tweedledum and Tweedledee require her assistance as they engage in a comical mock battle, which ends in a draw, and a passing Caterpillar advises her to keep her temper when the Queen of Hearts so blatantly yells “off with her head”. For 15 years, the Festival Players for Kids have been bringing fun and creative theatre to audiences in the Capital Region, performed by a talented cast of local children and guided by a skilled group of industry professionals, Alice in Wonderland is sure to be great for kids and kids at heart.

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Terrell Edwards Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 7:30 PM MST

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Unforgettable - the Greatest Black Jazz and Soul Singers of All Time with Terrell Edwards. A must-see tribute to legends like Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ray Charles, the show transports the audience back to the glory days of Harlem’s Apollo Theatre, and to the rise of the legendary singers who paved the way for artists like this incredible silky smooth crooner.

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Twin Flames Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 7:30 PM MST

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Twin Flames Build bridges across cultures, continents, and styles and are long celebrated for their sonic landscapes spanning Canada and the Arctic. Twin Flames, brings together a richness of personal history and musical experience, 2x Canadian Folk Music Award recipients for Aboriginal Songwriters of the year and 3x Native American Music Award winners and most recently 3X Winners for the Inaugural Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards. Their songs tell stories of courage and survival. A beloved powerhouse with 30 Music award Nominations and having played more than 1000+ shows throughout Canada, Greenland, the United States, Australia and France they are well on their way to becoming a Canadian household name.

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Ocie Elliott Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:30 PM MST

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Victoria, B.C. duo Ocie Elliott – Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy – dream up dusty folk painted in broad strokes of acoustic instrumentation and lyrical eloquence meant for nights under the stars, long drives with no destination, and quiet moments of reprieve. After racking up over 15 million combined streams and receiving acclaim from American Songwriter, Atwood Magazine, PopSugar, and more.

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Steven Page Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 7:30 PM MST

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Steven Page’s distinctive and powerful voice is among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. He is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with former bandmates, Barenaked Ladies, the award-winning band he co-founded. As one of the principal songwriters and lead singer, Steven spent twenty years with the group, touring the world and selling millions of albums.

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Roberto Devereux by Donizetti Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 7:30 PM MST

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CLM Productions presents the opera Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti in concert, collaborating with Calgary Concert Opera Company and Opera by Request. This is the final instalment in his trilogy about the English Tudor queens. The opera is loosely based on the 2nd Earl of Essex, Robert Devereux, who served the court of Queen Elizabeth I.
This production was successfully received in Calgary, Okotoks and Toronto in the fall of 2022, and now we’re thrilled to be presenting it in Edmonton! We’re proud to be featuring five local singers in this performance, all of whom who have performed with Edmonton Opera. If you love opera, you’ll appreciate the purity of the glorious music performed by artists of a high calibre. If you never listen to opera, come out and give this condensed version a listen and we think you’ll end up loving it! There will be english surtitles, so in addition to the storytelling and emotion in the music and voices, you’ll have an even better understanding of the characters and plot!

CAST: Roberto Devereux ERNESTO RAMIREZ, Queen Elisabetta CARA LIANNE MCLEOD, Sara, Duchess of Nottingham BARBARA KING, Lord Duke of Nottingham BERTRAND MALO, Lord Guglielmo Cecil DAN ROWLEY, Sir Gualtiero Raleigh HANS FORBRICH, Servant /Page BERNIE SCHALOSKE, Music Director / Piano WILLIAM SHOOKHOFF

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Turn Back Time Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 7:00 PM MDT

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Experience the DIVA-lution: from Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Cher and MORE! Come sing along to your favourite, chart-topping songs of the greatest female voices throughout history.

Ariana Whitlow has travelled the globe, entertaining audiences as a singer, actor and dancer. She was featured in an interntaional tour of Saturday Night Fever: The Musical, performed with symphony orchestras across Canada & has shared the stage with legends David Foster, Chaka Khan, Steven Page...and even Wayne Gretzky and the Stanley Cup! Expect to fall in love with her soulful vocals, energetic personality and extraordinary sense of humour.

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Ali Hassan Monday, March 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM MDT

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Ali Hassan is a Stand-Up Comic, Actor and Chef who has performed on stages across Canada, in the U.S. and twice in the Middle East at the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival. He has been invited twice to perform at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and Toronto's JFL42. Ali has also performed as part of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival - a set that aired on CBC Television. Ali is also a Canadian Comedy Award nominee who has taken his solo show Muslim, Interrupted to Scotland to perform at the world's largest comedy festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Ali is also the host of Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio and SiriusXM, on which he wrangles top Canadian comedians for a listenership of over 1 million people. He is also the frequent guest-host of q - the premiere national arts & entertainment show that airs on CBC Radio One, NPR and PRI. He was also the Lead Comedy Panelist on CBC Television's George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, recording over 160 episodes with the show.

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Hyprov Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 7:30 PM MDT

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HYPROV (pronounced hip-rawv) is coming to you straight from a 70-show run Off-Broadway in New York City!! HYPROV is "hilarious and fascinating'' (says Time Out New York) and is "catnip for those who relish spontaneity and informality," (The Wall Street Journal). The New Yorker says, "say yes to HYPROV,"! The 100-minute live show combines hypnosis and improv - two art forms that have mystified and entertained fans, skeptics and everyone in between worldwide - for a totally unique comedy experience that The Times of London declared "a celebration of the human imagination." Your evening begins with Hypnotist Extraordinaire, Asad Mecci welcoming 20 volunteers* on stage to be hypnotized. The most receptive to hypnosis then join Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it, Anyway?) to improvise the rest of the show, while hypnotized. In the hands of two experts, and solely crafted from the volunteers' uninhibited, unconscious minds and audience suggestions, each show is an entirely original and completely unforgettable theatrical experience.

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Hyprov Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM MDT

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HYPROV (pronounced hip-rawv) is coming to you straight from a 70-show run Off-Broadway in New York City!! HYPROV is "hilarious and fascinating'' (says Time Out New York) and is "catnip for those who relish spontaneity and informality," (The Wall Street Journal). The New Yorker says, "say yes to HYPROV,"! The 100-minute live show combines hypnosis and improv - two art forms that have mystified and entertained fans, skeptics and everyone in between worldwide - for a totally unique comedy experience that The Times of London declared "a celebration of the human imagination." Your evening begins with Hypnotist Extraordinaire, Asad Mecci welcoming 20 volunteers* on stage to be hypnotized. The most receptive to hypnosis then join Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it, Anyway?) to improvise the rest of the show, while hypnotized. In the hands of two experts, and solely crafted from the volunteers' uninhibited, unconscious minds and audience suggestions, each show is an entirely original and completely unforgettable theatrical experience.

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Terra Lightfoot Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7:30 PM MDT

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Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent. Following up her third studio album, the JUNO and Polaris-nominated New Mistakes, Lightfoot returns with the remarkable Consider the Speed, a smouldering, soulful full-length recorded by Grammy-winning producer Jay Newland at Memphis landmark Royal Studios.

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The Story of Linda Ronstadt Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 7:30 PM MDT

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In "The Story Of Linda Ronstadt", the superstar's amazing stories and songs are brought to life by award winning singer and actress Andrea House who's powerful, yet nuanced voice creates an authentic experience of Ronstadt's iconic sound. Coupled with a full band and an immersive multimedia presentation, the show is an unforgettable and uplifting celebration of the life and legacy of one of the most admired and inspirational woman in music both on and off the stage.

Please note - there was a date error in the printed brochure. March 30, 2023 is the correct date

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Martin Kerr in Concert Friday, March 31, 2023 at 7:30 PM MDT

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Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation presents an evening with Martin Kerr. A fundraiser to support and invest in visual and performing artists as well as the youth of Strathcona County with grants, advocacy, and scholarships. Samantha Wiltzen, winner of the 2022 Iris Evans Scholarship For The Performing Arts, is honoured to be showcasing her talent on stage before Martin. Come out and support FPCAF!

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Carlos del Junco Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:30 PM MDT

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Playing a ten hole diatonic harmonica, Carlos has developed the unique ability to play chromatically by using a recently developed "overblow" technique taught to him by jazz virtuoso Howard Levy. Overall, this approach to the diatonic harmonica, although much more difficult to achieve, is in many ways more expressive and communicative than the mechanized tone produced by the chromatic harmonica. Carlos is one of the few pioneers of this overblow method, bringing musical credibility to what has still been considered by many in the music industry - a fringe folk instrument. The sophisticated sound produced by del Junco is both soulful and sensitive while never forgetting the rawness inherent in blues music.

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Legends Show Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 2:00 PM MDT

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Tributes to Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Motown, & Elvis Presley "Legends Show" brings you some of North America's most exciting performers live on stage. Accompanied by the “Rockin’ Royals Band”, this show will feature the most incredible Tributes to Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Elvis Presley, and Motown. Performing as Roy Orbison, Jesse Aron, who hails from the State of Wisconsin, is recognized as one of USA’s top Roy Orbison Tribute performers. With his effortless voice and uncanny resemblance to Roy, Jesse will take you back in time with such hits as ‘Crying’, ‘Pretty Woman’, ‘Only The Lonely’, ‘Running Scared’, and many more of your favourites. Canada’s Tribute Queen, Amberley Beatty, returns to the stage with her truly remarkable Tribute to American Pop Singing Icon, Connie Francis. Idolized by millions of fans around the world, Francis is best known for her hits such as ’Where the Boys Are’, ‘Who's Sorry Now’, ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’, ‘Stupid Cupid’, Lipstick on Your Collar’. The stars of "Motown Soul", Cathy and Marlene known as The Tonettes, have been blessed with power, sensitivity, and vocal energy. This sensational trio will be performing a variety of songs from the music of Diana Ross and The Supremes, Aretha Franklin and many others. A performance not to be missed. Pete Paquette is a World-class Elvis Tribute Artist and highly regarded as one of the top Elvis performers in the business today. Known for captivating his audiences through his incredible voice, high energy, charisma, and playful spontaneity with his audiences, this multi-award winning performer will leave you wanting more.

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Reuben and the Dark Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 7:30 PM MDT

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Reuben and the Dark is the spirited folk-rock outfit led by songwriter/ vocalist Reuben Bullock. Introspective, painterly lyricism floats against a backdrop of soaring compositions with powerful imagery and lush sonic detail at the forefront, translating the language of emotion into song with haunting clarity. The band's penchant for exploring vulnerability through uplifting cinematic intensity makes their live show a transformative experience to remember.

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Folsom Prison Revisited Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 7:30 PM MDT

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*Please note - there was a date error in the printed brochure. April 6, 2023 is the correct date

It is a concert considered to be one of the greatest in music history — Johnny Cash Live At Folsom Prison. It was the first live recording of a prison performance and it solidified Cash’s dark image. The album reached No. 1 both on the country and pop charts. That famous performance is brought back to life in the amazing live show Folsom Prison Revisited.. Featuring a group of award-winning musicians and a multimedia presentation, you’ll be taken on a journey through that legendary concert with gripping stories and iconic music. You will hear songs including “Folsom Prison Blues”, “I Still Miss Someone” and “Jackson” plus seldomly performed songs by Cash including “25 Minutes to Go” and the heart wrenching “Greystone Chapel”— written by a Folsom Prison inmate. In Folsom Prison Revisited you’ll get to relive a show that changed the life Johnny Cash and changed music forever.

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Echo Chamber Monday, April 10, 2023 at 7:30 PM MDT

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Homelands” is a special project curated by Echo Chamber intended to illuminate the inseparable relationship between music and the land on which it was conceived. The musical centrepieces for this project are two works by Yellowknife composer Carmen Braden; “The Raven Conspiracy” and “I Can Finally Feel the Sun”. The latter will feature the work of Yellowknife choreographer Tomiko Robson. Other music on the program includes Benjamin Britten’s first string quartet, 'Blueprint' by Caroline Shaw, and ’The Lark Ascending’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams, with choreography by acclaimed dance makers Alysa Pires and William Yong. The featured performers are the Rosebud String Quartet (Aaron Schwebel and Sheila Jaffe, violins; Keith Hamm, viola; Leana Rutt, cello) as well as dancers Anisa Tejpar, Jarrett Siddall and Christian Lavigne.

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Raven by Still Hungry Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM MDT

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From 2019 CHAMÄLEON Productions will produce the contemporary circus piece RAVEN by the Berlin artist collective still hungry. The collective consists of the three artists Anke van Engelshoven, Lena Ries and Romy Seibt, who came together after many years of friendship to create innovative circus pieces together. Their works are fresh, feminist, strong, and do not shy away from exploring personal themes that are not easily found in circus. In RAVEN, the artists explore the complex theme of motherhood. Based on their own experiences as artists and mothers, the performers intelligently and strikingly shed light on the stigma of the German term "Rabenmutter" (raven mother). With disarming directness, the performers present a moving performance on stage, challenging the status quo and inviting us to question and reconsider preconceived notions and sexist clichés.

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