Categories: Entertainment


Rachel Bowron

Hot off their Juno win for Roots and Traditional Album of the year, The Bros. Landreth is kicking up a storm as a force to be reckoned with.

Reviewers across the board are praising their Southern-style blues for its gorgeous harmonies and swagger.

The Winnipeg band is enjoying a breakout year south of the border with their Runaway Train Tour followed by a string of summer festivals in Eastern Canada.

But this fall, this bluesy sounding foursome comes barrelling down the track to western Canada. They will stop in Edmonton for a one-nighter on Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Starlite Room.

Tickets are $17.50 to $20 at this 18 and over event. Visit starliteroom.ca.

Citadel Theatre officially opens Avenue Q on Thursday, the award-winning Broadway production that delighted some, scandalized others.

In this coming of age parable, it addresses the shock young adults receive after discovering the realities of life after years of hearing a message they are special and can do anything.

The show receives inspiration from Sesame Street with its combination of human and puppet characters interacting throughout.

In this light-hearted fantasy world expect to see lots of full puppet nudity. Issues discussed are not who steals the biggest cookie, but adult themes of racism, pornography, homosexuality and schadenfreude.

St. Albert Children’s Theatre musical director Rachel Bowron (Don’t Dress For Dinner/Barefoot in the Park) makes her Citadel debut as lead female while the affable Andrew MacDonald-Smith stickhandles the roles of Princeton-Rod.

Avenue Q runs until May 24. Tickets start at $30. Call 780-425-1820 or online at citadeltheatre.com.

Instead of repelling wave after wave of deadly zombies, Concordia University College of Alberta Choir is embracing Zombie Choral Canon, a one-of-a-kind concert featuring arrangements from the acclaimed video game Call of Duty.

Composer Kevin Sherwood, explores the complex philosophical ideas and issues that zombies raise with a death metal score that is melodic and haunting.

Principal singers Elena Siegman and Malukah along with the choir perform St. Albert Trent Worthington’s arrangements.

Music director Dr. Joy Berg conducts two benefit concerts at Concordia held April 30 at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are $52.50 including GST and are available at tixonthesquare.ca.

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