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Creative Spotlight

Kerry Hirsch can’t remember a time when he didn’t love music. Inspired by ‘60s psychedelic music and the blues — which he refers to as “his jam” — Hirsch has been creating music from an early age, having started playing

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Culture

Royal Tusk returns to Edmonton

Royal Tusk first formed in Edmonton in 2011, but a lot has changed since then. Currently, they are on tour for their latest album, Tusk Ⅱ, and their songs are targeting deeper issues.  Daniel Carriere, the main vocalist for Royal

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Culture

Alexisonfire: Resurrected

Alexisonfire to play Rogers Center on Jan. 22 with The Distillers the griff: You’re the backbone for a few legendary Canadian bands — Alexisonfire (AOF) and Billy Talent — and have announced a string of shows with Alexisonfire across Canada

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People

Creative Spotlight

Local Edmonton singer, Jess Stokes, felt a connection with music from an early age. She began singing first and progressed to playing the guitar and piano in high school. Stokes sings a variety of genres depending on the event but majored

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Campus

Learn English through singing

When it comes to learning a second language, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all method. At MacEwan University, singing is a dynamic approach used in the Pronunciation II class that makes learning English incredibly easy for students.  Learning a new language is

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Culture

Music for a cause

BandSwap YEG is holding its fifth annual fundraiser at Station on Jasper on Saturday, Oct. 5. A unique charity event in support of the Boyle Street Community Services, BandSwap brings together various musicians from across Edmonton and puts them into

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Culture

SAMU Music Showcase promotes student musicians

Edmonton’s arts and culture scene has been thriving in the past few years — we were even listed in National Geographic’s Best Summer Trips 2015 — and live music is a vibrant part of our city. The local bands in Edmonton

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Culture

The Almanac offers local music and refined pub fare

A great cocktail is an elegant balance of disparate ingredients — at least, that’s what I gather from The Almanac’s bar manager, Joshua Meachem. [pullquote]He explains that the goal is to combine all five tastes — sweet, sour, bitter, salty,

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