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Bookshop a dream come true for Gazette critic

Bookshop a dream come true for Gazette critic

Ah ... the dream to own a bookstore. Most bibliophiles can probably relate to Emily Mortimer’s character in this wonderful and easy dramatic film set that caps off another season of the Friends of the St. Albert Public Library’s Reel Mondays film series. What a perfect choice to screen a movie that also pays homage to the importance of books!
Portfolio: Weekly art listings

Portfolio: Weekly art listings

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Presenting Purcell the poet

Presenting Purcell the poet

The name Jason Purcell might be familiar to local literati for his involvement in the crowdfunded bookstore-slash-wine bar-slash-community space called Glass Bookshop. While that project is still in gestation, the St. Albert-raised writer has come up with something that might very well sit on the store’s shelves some day.
Here's looking at you, Curtiz

Here's looking at you, Curtiz

Casablanca director Michael Curtiz was a very private man during his life. Now, his granddaughter has come forward with a new book delving into his complicated life, one that included three marriages, extramarital relationships, and many children.
Portfolio: Weekly art listings

Portfolio: Weekly art listings

Art Gallery of St. Albert High Energy 24 features works by students from Bellerose Composite High School, École Secondaire Saint Marguerite d’Youville, École Secondaire Paul Kane High School, St.
Northwest Fest: something for everyone, even your dogs

Northwest Fest: something for everyone, even your dogs

'Snazzy' cats bringing their capers to town

'Snazzy' cats bringing their capers to town

Be on the alert for the world’s best cat burglar, Ophelia von Hairball V of Burglaria. She is described as white, furry, and purry, and she is headed to make her entrance into St. Albert along with her fishy friend Oscar Fishgerald Gold, naturally.
Blindness no obstacle in Ellert’s golf game

Blindness no obstacle in Ellert’s golf game

Golfing is a tough game, what with the crooked sticks, the small balls, the uneven terrain and the sandtraps, perhaps also with the occasional bird that interferes with your play. Eldon Ellert seems to ignore all of those obstacles. You could say that he's blind to them.
<b>Review:</b> Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me? is the astonishing true life tale of writer Lee Israel, played beautifully by comedienne Melissa McCarthy. It screens on April 29 as part of the Reel Mondays film series.
Indigenous fests of film and performance

Indigenous fests of film and performance

Rubaboo and Dreamspeakers are hitting major milestones this year with two weeks of live performances, film presentations and active engagement with Indigenous culture.