Sweet Alibi next up in arts council series

Trio of performers blend soulful and powerful vocal harmonies with the sincerity of folk music and energy of roots music

Sweet Alibi next up in arts council seriesKenneth Brown of The Clarion A trio of performers known as Sweet Alibi are coming to Kindersley next week to entertain and help people get over the hump of their work week. In the sixth of eight concerts in the Kindersley and District Arts Council’s annual Stars for Saskatchewan series, Sweet Alibi will hit the…

St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser coming up

West Central Abilities is hosting the event on March 17 at the Elks Hall in Kindersley to help with its new day program building

St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser coming upKenneth Brown of The Clarion The colour green gets associated with St. Patrick’s Day and organizers of a fundraiser on Saturday hope to generate a special green in the form of greenbacks. West Central Abilities (WCA) Inc. is hosting the fundraiser on March 17 at the Elks Hall in Kindersley. The agency is in the…

Rootsy duo up next for arts council

Tomato/Tomato offer a little bit of bluegrass, a little bit of folk and a little bit of country

Rootsy duo up next for arts councilKenneth Brown of The Clarion With a little bit bluegrass, a little bit folk and a little bit country, the next performers in the arts council’s 2017-18 series are an incredibly diverse married duo. The traditional sound of folk and bluegrass music comes to Kindersley on Saturday. Tomato/Tomato, a husband a wife duo, performs at…

Hollywood feeds a fascination with guns that borders on pornographic

As movie stars rush to denounce gun violence, their industry has perpetuated the mythology that such carnage is as American as apple pie

Hollywood feeds a fascination with guns that borders on pornographicEver since actor John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., in 1865, there has been an uneasy relationship between the worlds of entertainment and politics. Of course, no one would equate a political murder with the kind of everyday protesting that usually marks the spot where actors and politicians…

Kate Harris’ Lands of Lost Borders a masterpiece

In Lands of Lost Borders, Kate Harris ruminates on 10 months aboard a bicycle along the Silk Road once conquered by Marco Polo

Kate Harris’ Lands of Lost Borders a masterpieceLands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road By Kate Harris Knopf Canada, 2018 Kate Harris is a Canadian Rhodes Scholar who studied the history of science at Oxford, dropped out of her microbiology PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and instead has found her métier as a modern-day explorer. Channeling…

Music festival just around the corner

The festival kicks off on March 12 and the 300 entrants will take part in various performance arts classes taught by a host of talented instructors. Top performers will display their talent at Stars of the Festival on the 23

Music festival just around the cornerKevin McBain of The Clarion The countdown to the 55th annual Kindersley and District Music Festival is on. This year’s event will take place from March 12 to 22, closing off with the Stars of the Festival grand finalé on Friday, March 23. Once again, participants will be involved in vocal, musical theatre, speech arts,…

Turning streets into destinations, one bench at a time

Outdoor furniture and art are essential parts of a healthy urban environment

Turning streets into destinations, one bench at a timeBy Natalia Pryadilina, Roy Damary and Allan Bonner Most of us upgrade our furniture over time. We progress from a student’s bookcase made of bricks and planks, through second-hand furniture, to better and newer items. The same is true of green cities, where outdoor furniture is a key component. If citizens are to be encouraged to…

New-generation recorder players opening eyes and ears

Flûte Alors! from Montreal is scheduled to perform at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre on Feb. 27 starting at 7 p.m.

New-generation recorder players opening eyes and earsKenneth Brown of The Clarion Jeanette Jackson of Kindersley has worked with local groups to bring a quartet of musicians to town that she says will have people thinking twice about the recorder. Flûte Alors!, an ensemble of four new-generation recorder players from Montreal, is scheduled to perform at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre on…

More than $2,600 raised at TNT

Talent night features students from Kindersley Composite and Elizabeth Schools

More than $2,600 raised at TNTClarion staff We all know that our Kindersley youth have a lot of talent and each year at the Talent Night Telemiracle, it comes to the forefront, while raising money for a great cause. The event features students from Kindersley Composite School and Elizabeth School showing off their skills. This year, the 22 acts included…

Let’s stop gratuitously thrashing historical reputations

Emily Murphy should be celebrated for her accomplishments and how they changed Canadian society for the better, not reviled for her shortcomings

Let’s stop gratuitously thrashing historical reputationsDecades ago, I remember my father complaining about “the new fashion for debunking.” But imbued with the certainty of a university freshman, I wasn’t particularly sympathetic. In retrospect, though, he had a point. I was reminded of this the other day when I came across my research notes for a decade-old historical journal essay on…
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