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5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
780-459-1542 www.ardentheatre.com

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September 2018
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Eric Bibb

September 20 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Eric Bibb’s 2014 appearance at The Arden Theatre remains a finely-etched memory for his faithful fans. Bibb’s celebration of traditional acoustic blues is balanced with compelling originals that incorporate his firm grasp of global musical and sociopolitical influences. Bibb has since released five albums. The latest, Migration Blues, combines pointed originals with powerful renditions of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie classics. This is an artist who challenges both his audience and peers to do better. Bibb is to the new…

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Rose Cousins

September 28 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Over the course of a dozen years, Prince Edward Island’s Rose Cousins established herself as a one of the bright lights on the North American singer-songwriter scene. This Juno Award, East Coast Music Award and Canadian Folk Music Award winner has also earned a reputation as a powerful performer who explores the depths of emotion with a poignancy that few others convey. Cousins’ 2017 Natural Conclusion album, as produced by the esteemed Joe Henry, was also nominated for a Grammy. Following a…

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Fred Penner & The Cat’s Meow Band

September 30 @ 3:00 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Generations of Canadians and Americans have been inspired by Fred Penner’s unwavering focus to inspire children through song and spoken word, most notably, through touring and television. An acclaimed family entertainer and musical master, Penner continues to deliver a simple, yet powerful message – never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child. A recipient of the Order of Canada and multiple Juno Awards, Penner is actively involved in numerous children’s organizations and continues to…

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October 2018
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The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

October 1 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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An eyes-wide-open experience, The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour breaks all the barriers of what’s possible when determination and athleticism meet. Without leaving the safety of your seat, watch as fearless athletes tackle unchartered territory in some of the world’s most remote and picturesque destinations. Jaw-dropping bike jumps, nail-biting kayak drops and mind-blowing powder are guaranteed to unleash your passion for adventure, action and travel. Presented by The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, this collection of critically acclaimed…

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Cirque Éloize: Saloon

October 2 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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A rare opportunity awaits as one of the world’s leading contemporary circuses comes to town! Swing open the Saloon doors and lasso up some Wild West fun for the whole family with Montréal-based Cirque Éloize. Known for creating grand-scale award-winning entertainment for over 25 years, circus, theatre, dance and non-stop music collide in this intimate, action-packed spectacular. Set to the timeless tunes of Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, audiences are quickly swept away in a chase worthy of the all-time…

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Skerryvore

October 5 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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A Scottish Celtic-rock group, Skerryvore is a two-time ‘Live Act of the Year’ award winner in their home country – playing to massive crowds around the world including New York City’s Central Park and their own festival, which draws a whopping 10,000 fans every year! A soon-to-be household name on this side of the Atlantic too, the eight-member group skillfully creates a unique fusion of traditional, Celtic, folk, Americana and rock, for a hard-hitting sound representative of the group’s musicians…

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Fortunate Ones

October 6 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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The past five years have been a whirlwind of success for Newfoundland duo Fortunate Ones. In addition to playing over 300 shows together, Catherine Allan and Andrew O’Brien have enjoyed a Juno Award nomination, garnered two No. 1 singles on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20, as well as won a Rising Star East Coast Music Award and Vocal Group Canadian Folk Music Award for their debut album, The Bliss. Continuing to lead the way for a new generation of folk/pop acts…

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Pharis & Jason Romero

October 19 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Few Canadian roots acts have enjoyed such a fast rise in popularity as husband and wife duo, Pharis & Jason Romero. Their talents sit alongside those of American counterparts Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, traversing old time country and folk in a perfect showcase of beautifully crafted original songs. Their newly released 2018 album, Sweet Old Religion, picks up momentum from their 2016 Juno Award winner A Wanderer I’ll Stay. Having been together for a decade, the Romeros' sound is defined by…

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Whitehorse

October 20 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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One of Canada’s great live and studio acts returns to The Arden Theatre following the release of two more outstanding recordings, sell-out concerts at Toronto’s Massey Hall and headlining dates at major festivals. Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland deliver their original, sweeping, layered soundscape with unbridled passion. Coupled with the intent to emotionally engage and entertain, are exceptional vocals and instrumental virtuosity. Plug into the 2017 Juno Award-winning Northern South Vol. 1 and the Juno Award nominated Panther in the Dollhouse for a quick…

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Rattle & Strum: Noisy Theatre

October 31 @ 10:30 am
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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An unbeatable and irresistible recipe for fun, Rattle & Strum will be ready, just like you, for Halloween hi-jinks. Get ready as Heather, a.k.a. Strum, with her guitar, and Steve, a.k.a. Rattle, with his drums, inspire kids to dance, clap and sing along to songs found on their most recent recording Ants in My Pants. A Parents' Choice Award winner, Rattle & Strum are all about interaction – even parents can’t resist getting in on the fun. We encourage all kids…

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November 2018
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Birds of Chicago

November 2 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Celebrating all sides of life in song, the music of JT Nero and Allison Russell has been dubbed “secular gospel”, a sound that is bound by their beautiful, haunting harmonies and Russell’s extraordinary ability to step out front with a voice that reaches for the stars. When not on the road, their transition to the studio consistently delivers great recordings that are considered contemporary Americana classics – the latest being Love in Wartime. Birds of Chicago’s visit to The Arden Theatre…

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Paul Reddick

November 3 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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When Paul Reddick recorded Rattlebag in 2012 he cut a Canadian blues masterpiece. Four years later, the harmonica-playing singer took home the Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year with Ride the One. A shapeshifter in the world of blues music, Reddick is not about form, but rather the colour of feelings, depths of emotion, grip of a rhythm and impact of imagery. Mojo magazine pronounced a few years ago that Reddick delivers with his “wayward brilliance.” That hasn’t changed. Saturday, Nov. 3 at…

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VITALY: An Evening of Wonders

November 9 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Hailed as one of the most unique and innovative illusionists in the world, Vitaly Beckman brings his latest and most ambitious production to The Arden Theatre stage with An Evening of Wonders. From bringing pictures and drawings to life, to erasing people from their own driver’s licenses, his signature illusions will leave you awestruck. In fact, Vitaly is so brilliant that he even had Penn & Teller bamboozled on their hit television show Fool Us. Armed with a personal goal of evoking…

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December 2018
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Tom Jackson presents Huron Carole

December 13 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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For three decades The Huron Carole has stitched its way into the Canadian cultural and social fabric, crisscrossing the country and bringing hope to the less fortunate. This moveable musical feast is piloted by actor, singer-songwriter and global citizen, Tom Jackson. Whether it was watching a live concert, or a Huron Carole television special, many of us were drawn to the show through Jackson's warmth and sincerity as a host and featured artist. Better known as the “minstrel with a message”, his…

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Jerry Granelli Trio

December 15 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Back by popular demand, Granelli and his trio perform timeless Yuletide classics such as Christmas Time Is Here and Skating for an experience sure to be at the top of many holiday wish lists. This iconic show is truly an image-laden experience – some provided, while others inspired by individual memories of Christmases past. Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Tickets: $40. For more info or to purchase, call the Arden box office: 780-459-1542; or go…

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January 2019
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Joey Landreth Trio & Altameda

January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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A rare treat, two sought-after prairie acts combine for a rock-solid double bill. From the critically-acclaimed Bros. Landreth, red-hot guitarist Joey is also an accomplished solo artist. One of many five-star reviews refer to Landreth’s debut outing, Whiskey, as “full of folk charm” and “charismatic blues worth a good, long listen”, his live shows receive similar praise. Altameda, comprised of four St. Albert musicians, have become hometown heroes in the greater Edmonton area. Fueled by the strong songwriting of Troy Snaterse,…

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Cathy Jones & Bruce McCulloch

January 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Expect to miss some of the rapid-fire material when Cathy Jones and Bruce McCulloch invade The Arden Theatre with their latest stand-up shows in a “not to be missed” double bill. The truth is, you’ll be laughing so hard, that you might not catch every punch line these two superstar figures in Canadian comedy deliver. A little bit of Codco, a dash of Kids in the Hall, and a pinch of what made This Hour Has 22 Minutes so successful, are just part…

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Loudon Wainwright III

January 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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With over two dozen albums to his credit, Loudon Wainwright III is one of the most prolific American singer-songwriters of his generation, period. When it comes to examining the day-to-day trials and tribulations of life, and relaying them with literary aplomb, a wink and a nod, he belongs alongside the talents of the esteemed Randy Newman. Better known as the Mark Twain of contemporary songwriting, Wainwright is not only able to have his tongue firmly planted in his cheek during…

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February 2019
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Kinan Azmeh CityBand

February 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Presenting Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand is a coup for The Arden Theatre. A force on the international classical and world music scenes, this Syrian clarinet-playing composer came to the attention of a larger audience as a member of YoYo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Azmeh is also the artistic director of the Damascus Festival Chamber Players and a renowned soloist/improviser who has worked with the New York Philharmonic. Live performances sweep across a shifting musical terrain and inspire rave reviews from sources…

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Matthew Good: Acoustic

February 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Matthew Good is one of Canada’s preeminent voices in music today. In the 20 years since the release of his debut album, he has been prolific in his output. Matthew’s studio albums have combined for nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone. He released his ninth solo album, Something Like A Storm in the fall of 2017, and has been nominated for over 20 Juno Awards. Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Tickets:…

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Will Stroet presents Will’s Jams Live

February 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Star of the wildly popular Kids’ CBC series Will’s Jams, this singing storytelling artist inspires kids to be active, creative and engaged in our world. What started as a teaching sabbatical for this daytime dynamo turned into a full-fledged career change in 2009 when Stroet ditched the classroom for life on the road, and in concert halls and studios. In addition to picking up a 2017 Juno Award nomination, several WCMA nominations and multiple honours from SiriusXM Radio, Stroet and company…

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Thank You For Being a Friend: The Ultimate Golden Girls Experience

February 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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For seven seasons (’85 – ’92), The Golden Girls were the queens of television comedy. The chemistry and comedic talents of Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty flourished thanks to scripts brimming with snappy one-liners and provocative underlying themes. A quarter century later, life-size puppets, with considerable help from five extraordinarily talented puppeteers, re-create the roles of Dorothy Zbornak, Rose Nyland, Blanche Devereaux and Sophia Petrillo. The wisecracks and humour-fuelled, albeit often heated, exchanges continue thanks to a treasure…

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March 2019
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other E. Carle Favourites

March 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am
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Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. Returning to The Arden Theatre for the first time since performing Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny to a sold-out crowd in 2016, internationally-known Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia is back with their signature blend of innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, evocative original music and gentle storytelling. An adaptation of award-winning author/illustrator Eric Carle’s three beloved picture books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-Up Chameleon, this black-light production brings beloved characters to life and leaves little ones hungry…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other E. Carle Favourites

March 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on March 9, 2019 at 3:00pm

Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. Returning to The Arden Theatre for the first time since performing Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny to a sold-out crowd in 2016, internationally-known Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia is back with their signature blend of innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, evocative original music and gentle storytelling. An adaptation of award-winning author/illustrator Eric Carle’s three beloved picture books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-Up Chameleon, this black-light production brings beloved characters to life and leaves little ones hungry…

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Lorraine Klaasen

March 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Lorraine Klaasen, daughter of legendary South African jazz singer Thandie Klaasen, continues to preserve the classic, distinctive sound of Township Music for appreciative audiences worldwide. Raised in Soweto, this longtime Montréal resident has the dynamic stage presence to complement her stirring and robust voice. In 2013, she picked up a Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year in a tribute to her personal and professional inspiration, Miriam Makeba, a legendary songstress who helped bring African music to the…

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Five Alarm Funk

March 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Five Alarm Funk’s success story is built on tireless touring, while dispensing sounds that transport audiences to a place where everyday worries evaporate. This funk-fueled, Juno Award-winning ensemble will hit The Arden Theatre stage with the groove throttle wide open. Afro-funk and ska-punk serve as the catalyst for a spirited good time as the horn-drenched sound of Five Alarm Funk inspires us to get down and up out of our seats. Expect to sweat as this amazing group tours behind…

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Lunasa

March 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Lúnasa is considered one of the finest, if not the finest, Celtic instrumental bands in the world. Armed with a sound that is born out of the huge melting pot of music that exists within Irish tradition, the group consistently seeks out exciting and unexplored melodies. The members of Lúnasa are virtuosi of their chosen instruments and are well-known for their innovative arrangements and bass-driven grooves. Armed with passion and innovation, Lúnasa has sold more than a quarter-of-a-million albums and…

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April 2019
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Judy Collins

April 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. Wednesday,…

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David Francey

April 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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David Francey is considered to be a songwriter’s songwriter. This Scottish/ Canadian tunesmith’s 1999 debut album Torn Screen Door turned the nation’s folk community on its ear and in a blink, Francey was being championed by his peers and playing the biggest festivals and finest theatres in the country. Twenty years and a dozen albums later, numerous awards, tours on both sides of the Atlantic, and songs that have been covered by The Del McCoury Band and The Rankins, Francey…

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Colleen Brown sings The Joni Mitchell Songbook

April 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Colleen Brown is a musical chameleon who is at home behind her piano, playing an upbeat soul tune or singing a poignant ballad at centre stage. This Albertan, who splits her time between Edmonton and Ontario, has been winning over audiences nationwide with her groove-filled and melodically mature pop-influenced songs that have enjoyed high rotation on both CBC 2 and CKUA Radio Network. Joni Mitchell remains one of Brown’s biggest influences and few artists can interpret Mitchell’s vast body of…

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May 2019
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Ruthie Foster

May 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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A rare opportunity to catch Ruthie Foster in such an intimate venue as she embraces The Arden Theatre audience with her remarkable, insightful songwriting and glistening guitar playing. Foster is not only a roots music star who has performed with the likes of Bonnie Raitt and The Allman Brothers, but also an artist who can put a new spin on a classic Mississippi John Hurt tune. Foster also recently won her seventh Blues Foundation Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist…

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