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New comedy venue opens in Edmonton

Long an underground improv favourite, The Grindstone has surfaced with a freshly renovated, 75-seat theatre, located on the city’s south side in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Ritchie. 54 more words

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Ticketed Montreal bagpiper to get ceremonial knife back, have case dropped

Turns out the sgian-dubh isn’t such a big deal after all.

The Montreal bagpiper who was ticketed by police for carrying the ceremonial knife will see the item returned to him and the case dropped. 225 more words

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Parish Notes

Please send items for Parish Notes to weekend@thestarphoenix.com with the words “Parish Notes” in the subject line. Submission deadline is the Friday one week before at 10 a.m. 416 more words

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At the Galleries

Please email submissions to atthegalleries@thestarphoenix.com by 5 p.m. Sunday for the following Saturday listing.


Saskatchewan Craft Council: Paraph by Monique Martin, with collaborative works by Frank Vescio. 498 more words

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Hellfire Heroes profiles Alberta firefighters in blazing new reality series

When you live in a rural area, the local firefighter is both the first, and the last, line of defence.

That stark reality is what motivated producers of a new reality series to follow two Alberta firefighting crews through four months of calls to come up with the new TV series… 644 more words

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It’s All About The Mix

Saturday farmstand, 10am – 12 noon: A nice rain-fueled harvest of sweet salad mix, and plenty of ginger and turmeric. Winding down for the season, limited availability: watermelon, cherry tomatoes, pineapples, papayas, Italian basil, parsley, a few seasoning and serrano peppers, lemongrass, garlic chives, cooking greens, dill, and a few zinnia flowers. 168 more words


Great White feeding on fans at London Music Hall

Looking through the window of a garage near his home, Mark Kendall watched as the guitarist put the instruments to his lips and played mimicking the move that helped make Jimi Hendrix a legend. 749 more words

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