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Simpson celebrates peace and diversity

As traditional drums and cymbals clash and bang, two sleeping Chinese lions wake up, clean their paws and start foraging for food at Sir George Simpson. About 260 wide-eyed students sit cross-legged on the gym floor completely enthralled.

Fill-in leads talk on what is art

The second lecture in a series sponsored by a local arts group prompted a near-capacity crowd to engage in somewhat heated yet intellectual discourse about the nature of art, all thanks to a fill-in speaker from New York.

Curtain comes down on a long career

There will be more than a few tears shed as St. Albert cultural services is about to lose one of its key people. The Arden Theatre’s programming presenter Brenda Heatherington is moving to Ontario as of April 30.

Four elements come alive in dance

Havana-based Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba returns to the Arden Theatre by popular demand after two sizzling sold out performances in 2008.

Dance scholarships up for grabs

Come snow, sleet, hail or scheduling difficulties, the show must go on.

Social Code get it done their way

Optimism is rare in today’s music business, an industry of broken-hearted dreams. But somehow with bright lights, crunching guitars and a stripper pole, the brash boys of Social Code reveal a knack for it. The St.

Kids' rule at this year's children's festival

The 29th Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival has announced its spring line-up. Gracing the festival brochure cover is a princely young lad wearing a cape, medieval shield and a golden horned crown.

All Else Fails rocks steady

When half the band quits, that’s usually a death knell for the group. However, All Else Fails has always flown in the face of convention.

Tomorrow's stars shine at Future Fest

There may be a chill in the air, but there’s an excitement heating up as Futures Fest organizers at Innovations Music embark on presenting the emerging stars of tomorrow.

Green Zone packed with high-calibre intrigue

If Green Zone didn’t come from the director and star of The Bourne Supremacy then you’d never think that it would be as riveting as it is. The reason? The stupid title.