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Festival of Trees, The Weeknd: 10 things to do this week in Edmonton

Festival of Trees

Think of it as Christmas times 100 — a hallucinatory landscape of trees bedecked with lights, tinsel, bulbs and angels. It’s a giant snow globe waiting to be shaken, though thankfully you will not be shaken as you wander among the endless trees decorated by various community groups and individuals attempting to outdo each other in glitz. 1,274 more words

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Celebrate the season with a stroll through the Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

There are trees, and then there are trees like the ones you’ll see at the Festival of Trees downtown at the Shaw Conference Centre this weekend. 563 more words

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Evangeline an epic story of love and community

We’ve been hearing about the collaboration on Evangeline between the Citadel Theatre and the Charlottetown Festival for at least a few years, and it’s finally here! 1,878 more words

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Stirring music, exceptional cast in Edmonton première of Evangeline

“Behold, the girl who can’t be stopped,” jokes Evangeline’s dad early in the epic new Canadian musical currently telling, and singing, the story of her heroic unstoppability on the Citadel mainstage. 809 more words


This week in Edmonton: Music for the rodeo and Remembrance Day


Josée Boudreau is Evangeline and Jay Davis is Gabriel in this theatrical production based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem about doomed lovers torn apart on their wedding day, as the British and the French vie for supremacy in the New World. 1,303 more words

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Dirt City Limits 22: Let's talk folk

Boasting many other identifiers, Edmonton is a folk music city.

Our fest on the hill is legendary among musicians around the world. There’s an unstoppable volcano of singer-songwriter talent bubbling up on both sides of the river. 99 more words


Evangeline: Ted Dykstra's epic new Canadian musical at the Citadel

A dozen years ago, a writer, a director, an actor, a musician, and a composer were caught up and swept away by an epic Canadian story. 1,133 more words