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Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse is a lavish multi-media, multi-disciplinary production featuring 49 magnificent horses and 39 riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers and musicians from all over the world.

Created by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia explores humankind’s longstanding relationship with horses.

Horses cavort with artists in front of a constantly changing digital background projected onto a wide 200-ft wide screen, drawing spectators into a fantasy-like virtual world.

Cavalia takes place under a white 26,264 square-foot big top at the Edmonton City Centre Airport. The audience faces a 160-foot wide stage that allows horses to gallop at full speed, at times running completely free and unbridled.

The show runs from Sept. 11 to 23. Tickets range from $39.50 to $124.50. Go online at www.cavalia.net or call 1-866-999-8111.

For a musician, there is no greater joy than performing with his kids. This coming Tuesday, St. Albert resident Rocko Vaugeois teams up with daughter Layla, of Vancouver pop/rock band Troys ’R Us.

A St. Albert son, Rocko Vaugeois hit it big in One Horse Blue, a band with more than 10 top singles. After the band’s heyday was over, Vaugeois moved to the West Coast and planted roots squarely in the music industry, recording, producing and playing.

Layla was destined for a music career even before she was born. In addition to Vaugeois, Layla’s mother, Mavis McCauley, was working on a successful recording career.

“Layla inherited a quality vocal blend from both parents. Her mom with a raunchy Janis Joplin style and her dad with a sultry, smoky sound,” says Barsnbands host Mark Ammar.

The Tuesday night Barsnbands starts at LB’s Pub at 9 p.m. No cover.

In the past three decades, Teatro La Quindicina has produced some of Edmonton’s most stylish theatre. In a look-back to their inaugural Edmonton Fringe in 1982, the company is hosting a 30th anniversary gala. Organizers have spliced together playwright Stewart Lemoine’s dialogue, musical numbers and reminiscences.

There’s a plethora of St. Albert connected artists strutting their stuff including Kate Ryan, Rachel Bowron, Jenny McKillop, Eric Wigston, Luc Tellier and pianist/composer Ryan Sigurdson.

Highlights include scenes from Lemoine plays such as The Exquisite Hour, Evelyn Strange, The Oculist’s Holiday, Everybody Goes to Mitzi’s and Fall Down, Go Boom.

Staff have also raided the vaults and found old photos and footage that they are ready to share.

A Thai buffet from the King and I served with signature cocktails follows the performance. Tickets are $150. That includes the performance, food and drinks. Patrons will also receive a $120 tax receipt.

Call 780-433-3399 to reserve.

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