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Country duos are rare in part because it’s tough to find the right voice and personality to complement an already existing solo act. Yet St. Albert’s homegrown Leah Durelle and Aaron J.

Human form uncovered for exhibit

It’s one of the greatest conundrums for artists. The nude is not just the sight of the beauty that we all hold as humans; it’s also one of the greatest subjects with which to learn the practice of your art, across numerous disciplines.

Who are you betting on for the Oscars?

The 82nd Academy Awards presentation on March 7 is still three months away, but many are sitting on pins and needles waiting for co-hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to yuk it up for Hollywood’s best and brightest (and probably a few of the w

Up in the Air good, but not feel-good

It’s a pretty bold move to make a studio movie about a guy who travels all around the country and fires other company’s employees, like a contract killer that shoots pink slips. What’s bolder is that this guy is the protagonist.

Paul Kane sends up classic fairytale

Rooting for the underdog creates a rainbow of emotions. In Paul Kane High’s winter musical, Once Upon a Mattress, opening Thursday at the Arden Theatre, there are two very unusual underdogs that generate cheers.

Conlan's plot, characters fall short

Kane Conlan’s book The Manipulators features a story set in the political hot zone of Calgary. While the subject matter may be topical, it still seems kind of silly to me.
Family fun for New Year's Eve

Family fun for New Year's Eve

No one loves to party on New Year's Eve quite like hardy northerners. No matter how low temperatures dip, several thousand partygoers always show up at New Year's Eve Downtown, ready to boogie and sing Auld Lang Syne.

2010: the cinematic odyssey

Looking ahead to what the next year has in store for us, there’s the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, St. Albert will have its municipal election and hopefully peace and sanity will finally reign over the Earth.
Local band swings into 2010

Local band swings into 2010

McDougall United Church ends the millennium’s first decade with an event they hope turns into an annual tradition.

Enjoy yourself … safely

With New Year’s Eve a day away, everyone is ready to ring in a new decade, likely in the traditional way with friends, music, merriment and a few drinks.
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