Saskatchewan country musician Justin LaBrash and his band True North performed at a free drive-in concert at Kinetic Park in Swift Current, July 25. The Taking it to the Streets 2020 concert was hosted by members of the Swift Current business community, spearheaded by Bumper to Bumper Great …
Medicine Hat artist Theresa Eisenbarth intelligently and concisely verbally expresses her feelings on a number of subjects such as the love for her city and her downtown neighbourhood in the Flats area.
According to Gordon McCall, artistic and executive director of the Lyric Theatre, even with the lifting of some sanctions on a provincial level, The Lyric Theatre will remain closed. Here is the letter sent out July 15"Update On The Lyric Theatre Re-OpeningWe want to take this opportunity to…
The Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC), along with its member arts councils — including the Swift Current Allied Arts Council — announced July 13 the decision has been made to postpone all tour dates in the 2020/2021 Season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In partnership with 15 Minutes of Fame, the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Rosebud Theatre will be bringing audiences Saturday Music Concerts in the green space next to the Opera House on July 11 and 18 .
There is no helpless princess waiting to be rescued by a prince in the latest children’s book by Swift Current author Jessica Williams.
The Rosebud Homestage Tour is Rosebud Theatre’s “connection to you while shows are paused at the theatre. This is a new twist on a backstage tour, bringing you into the living rooms of artists connected with Rosebud to entertain you with bits of live music and theatre. Tune in every week to …
Medicine Hat’s Theresa Eisenbarth, a well-known Alberta artist who has exhibited extensively around Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ottawa, will bring her unique, evocative and visual story telling exhibit to the Esplanade Art Gallery in Medicine Hat, beginning June 15.
Swift Current author and retired teacher Dianne Miller is sharing a lifetime of personal memories as a student and educator in her debut book.
The Esplanade will reopen on a limited basis and transit operations will begin to return to normal — including collecting of fees — on June 15, the City announced on Tuesday during a regular update to the media on pandemic response.
Swift Current musician Glenna Switzer hosted a musical event on the front lawn of her home that brought performers of all ages together while still staying six feet apart in adherence to the COVID-19 physical distancing measures.
Pulp Digital Creators are proud to present Medicine Hat’s first short film & animation festival. The Digital Juice Festival will showcase independent films and animations submitted by artists of the local Medicine Hat area, as well as Alberta independent producers. Digital Juice will scr…
Anyone who has visited Rosebud, Alberta, has felt the creative magic of this special little hamlet, nestled in a valley below the Alberta prairies.
With the pandemic protocols in place and with the province trying to get healthy the Rosebud Homestage Tour is a way for the popular theatre company to reach its fans from all across southern Alberta.
For those in southwest Saskatchewan and especially in the Hazlet area, they may want to set their television’s PVR if not wake up earlier tomorrow.
The interior of the iconic Lyric Theatre in Swift Current is still dark and silent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the non-profit organization is reaching out to the community with a new digital stage initiative and an appeal for financial support.
In these current times of physical distancing, new ways of trying to connect are happening — this includes fundraisers. The Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta has partnered in with a larger event and looks to raise some much needed funds for the southeast.
With the pandemic all but temporarily closing the doors of music venues in places all over southwest Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan music aficionado Jimmy Dean came up with another venue… Facebook.
As of March 26th, Lyric Theatre Artistic and Executive Director, Gordon McCall, wishes to announce that The Lyric Theatre’s GREAT SOUTHWEST SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL is suspending production operations until the summer of 2021, when it is hoped that the Coronavirus threat will have subsided enou…
After thirteen years, Susan Burrows-Johnson is retiring from her position as CEO/Executive Director of the Galt Museum & Archives and Fort Whoop-Up. It was announced March 26.
The Canalta Centre team is working hard to provide refunds to our patrons and communicate the necessary information to streamline the process easily and effectively. Please read below for information on postponed or cancelled shows.
Indigenous arts are a powerful bridge for reconnecting with culture, learning traditions and bringing together diverse groups to celebrate Indigenous cultures, said Natalie Pepin from Reskilled Life.
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to make its way across the nation, the “Taste of the Arts” fundraiser on March 28 has been postponed until further notice.
Gordon McCall, Artistic/Executive Director reported that the Lyric Theatre will suspend programs and shows for the foreseeable future.
The new executive director for the Blenders Music concert series and the Windscape Kite Festival in Swift Current was intrigued as soon as he saw the job posting.
The second season of the Lyric Theatre’s Sparks in the Dark play series will end on a high note with the world premiere of a new play by Swift Current playwright Wendy Lockman.
Canalta Centre in Medicine Hat is proud to present The Robb Nash Project coming to Canalta Centre March 12 at 10:30 am. The Robb Nash Project is an immersive concert experience that engages young people through the power of music and storytelling.
Raymond-based cover band Saints and Sinners is a tight knit well-oiled rock and variety musical ensemble hell bent on taking southern Alberta by storm. Saints and Sinners delivers a great mix of crowd favourites with a polished setlist for all ages.
It is all about realization and growth for rising Canadian country singer Kelly Prescott, both with her personal life and her career.
Upcoming next week, February 17th - 21st, Stanley Mission will hold its 1st Annual Girls Rock Camp: Rock The North. They have someone from southwest Saskatchewan to thank
VOCAL PROWESS: ViVA Trio, an award-winning classical crossover group from Toronto, showcased their vocal prowess during a Swift Current Arts Council Stars for Saskatchewan concert at the Living Sky Casino, Feb. 3.
A new Telus Originals web series follows the story of the LGBTQ2+ community in small town Alberta. “Small Town Queer” is a locally produced three-part documentary series directed and produced by Laura O' Grady, an award-winning Alberta-based filmmaker. O' Grady shares how compassion and pers…
A stellar line-up of Spring 2020 concerts will usher in a new decade of unforgettable live music at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod. Not only is the Empress a nostalgic piece of local history, it is home to a Centre Stage Series, theatrical releases and live theatre.
Swift Current children’s book author Jessica Williams has written a colourful new story for young children that touches on the issues of inclusion and empathy, and learning not to make assumptions about the abilities of others.
Swift Current is one of only a few Canadian communities outside the larger urban centres that can claim to have been part of the pioneering era of television broadcasting in the country.
En Plein Air 2019 was held recently at the Penny Building Gallery in downtown Lethbridge. The opening reception and exhibition featured over 140 works by 43 artists from Alberta and British Columbia, inspired by the Coutts Centre located just outside of Nanton.
The funny and imaginative stories of popular children’s author Robert Munsch will come alive on the Lyric Theatre stage for several performances over two weekends in the run-up to Christmas.
The process of bringing a stage production to life can be a daunting task, but for Swift Current Comprehensive High School (SCCHS) students it has been a real opportunity to explore their creativity.
The numerous small cemeteries scattered throughout rural Saskatchewan bear silent witness to a disappearing time when many families made a living from the land.
On Dec. 10, legendary Canadian performer Tom Jackson brings The Huron Carole “Path to a Miracle” to the Esplanade Stage in Medicine Hat and at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current Dec. 11. The Huron Carole “Path to a Miracle” is a seasonal music tradition spanning more than three decades touri…