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Friday at the Arden

Two concerts pack the stage: Ginalina and Connie Kaldor

The Arden Theatre is more than just a building that sits in St. Albert’s downtown core. It is the city’s heart and soul and it draws people from every sector to create a unique experience.

This coming Friday, Nov. 8, organizers are mounting two different concerts – a wonderful example of the diversity the venue offers.

Ginalina at 10 a.m.

Ginalina rocks the morning with her infectious family songs dedicated to preschoolers and parents. Notching four CDs with more to come, Ginalina’s music veers between fast and fun, sweet and sentimental.

Her latest CD, It Takes a Village, is a peppy, imaginative and fun gem that matches the heartbeat of her young audience.

A counterweight to our current negative political climate, the CD emphasizes the importance of community, opening our hearts and embracing one another.

A past performer of Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival, the Juno nominee continues to advocate for nature. In her latest album, she’s even included a tri-lingual song, Apple Apple Seed performed in English, French and Mandarin.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and are available at the door.

Connie Kaldor and Family at 7:30 p.m.

The legendary Canadian prairie roots singer takes special pride when performing with husband Paul Campagne and sons Gabriel and Aleksi. It’s not only family pride. It’s also the joy of performing with good players.

For three decades, Kaldor has mesmerized crowds involved in the folk scene. The Juno Award-winning singer has created original material that blurs the lines between gospel, rock, country and western, and bluegrass.

Her latest venture is the 10-track Everyday Moments.

In addition to chronicling life’s experiences and writing about the twists and turns of love and loss, she delivers a rapier wit and a crackling humour that keeps audiences chuckling throughout each concert.

Tickets to Connie Kaldor and Family are $38 per person. Call the Arden box office at 780-459-1542 or at

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