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Edmonton is Alberta’s theatrical mecca, a thriving hotbed of live spectacles.

Choir tunes up for busy season

The 120-odd choral and band students from Sturgeon Composite High School never do anything in half measures. In March they are booked for a choral festival and the Alberta International Band Festival.

Local Spotlight

Canadian playwright Michael Healey does it again with Courageous , a play with two parallel stories running at the Citadel Theatre until Sunday, March 14.

Local artist ready for big year

With snow still on the frozen ground, Aynsley Nisbet has somehow found herself where everything is coming up roses. The 26-year-old local painter has a very big year ahead but can’t say that’s how she planned it.

Trendy cultivars add splashes of colour to garden

Greenhouse growers aren’t psychic. But each year they look into their crystal ball and import new flowers that will boost visual appeal to any urban oasis.

Local author navigates way into beautiful print

Years ago I suffered from a three-year bout of bibliophilia. I fell in love with books, many for purely superficial reasons.

Prepare to get completely lost

Anytime a Martin Scorsese picture comes out it feels like Christmas because I know I’m in for a cinematic treat.

Artist memorializes fallen luger

Local painter Monk has been in Vancouver to help amplify the cultural impact of the Winter Olympics but she has also been playing a significant humanitarian role due to an untimely tragedy just before the games began last Friday.

Local Spotlight

The 90-odd mixed voices of the Edmonton Metropolitan Choir (EMC) have developed a reputation for treading new waters with a blend of exuberance and dignity.

Zodiac takes to the air

Meghan Schech Watson, 20, gets nervous walking on ledges or open grates. But as an aerialist for Firefly Theatre she displays nerves of steel climbing ropes and silks performing gravity-defying tricks 12 metres above the ground.