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Serious, experimental sounds triumph at Blues Festival opening night

When there’s a party going on it’s usually not a great idea to get too serious or too experimental.

The big party called Edmonton Blues Festival managed to revel in both, complete with a sprinkling of rain on Friday’s opening night, proving that good sounds always triumph in the end. 768 more words

Music

Seasoned Shemekia Copeland returns to Edmonton Blues Festival

When singer Shemekia Copeland first played the Edmonton Blues Festival in 2000 she was only 22 and still something of a diamond in the rough. Despite her stage debut at age eight on the stage of Harlem’s Cotton Club and opening for her father — the late Texas blues great Johnny Copeland — from age 15, she had yet to take voice lessons or work on much original material. 790 more words

Music

Blue-green algae bloom advisory issued for Hawrelak Park Lake

Alberta Health Services issued a blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom advisory Friday afternoon for Hawrelak Park Lake, after the bacteria was detected in the Edmonton lake. 381 more words

Health

Blue-green algae warning issued for Hawrelak Park in Edmonton

Blooms of blue-green algae have sprouted on sections of the lake in Hawrelak Park, prompting Alberta Health Services to issue an advisory Friday.

The algae, also known as cyanobacteria, is a fairly common occurrence for Alberta lakes during the summer. 153 more words

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Rock Fest, Fringe Fest, Latin Fest: 10 things to do in Edmonton this week

Fringe Fest

After the traditional Performers’ Parade, which starts Thursday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. and moves down Gateway Boulevard to the Fringe grounds, anything goes. 1,228 more words

Local Arts

Edmonton Food Bank collects just 50% of donation goal at largest event of year

Edmonton’s Food Bank has collected just half of its donation goal at its largest food and fundraiser of the year.

As of Monday morning, the Edmonton Food Bank had collected 17,000 kg of its 50,000 kg goal. 359 more words

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Syrian refugees hoping to show another side of war-torn nation at Heritage Festival

When people talk about Basel Abou Hamrah‘s home country of Syria, it can be hard to hear some of the words they use.

Death, destruction and displacement have become common vernacular for the war-torn nation. 714 more words

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