Visiting Liverpool in search of John Lennon’s first muse

Sixty years ago, John Lennon’s mother Julia was killed. He never got over the loss and you can find echos of her influence in Liverpool

Visiting Liverpool in search of John Lennon’s first museThe city of Liverpool has intrigued me ever since I heard my first Beatles record and my youthful idolization of John Lennon always made me want to go there. But what tipped the scale was reading the 2007 book Imagine This by Julia Baird, his younger sister, and seeing the 2009 movie Nowhere Boy, made…

Out of the roiling heat of Montreal, into the heart of artistic genius

And a full dose of air-conditioned museum comfort certainly doesn't hurt the appreciation of Picasso

Out of the roiling heat of Montreal, into the heart of artistic geniusLast week, thousands of Montrealers began to experience what I expect will gradually become a new phenomenon in global art gallery visitation – viewing art to get out of the heat. The heat wave (CBC news referred to it as “a heat event”) really descended on the city on the previous weekend, with Saturday’s temperatures…

KCS celebrates student achievements

The Governor General Award given to the top student from 2017 went to Mallory Fries

KCS celebrates student achievementsThe Kindersley Composite School held its annual awards’ presentations Friday morning with student’s receiving recognition for their academic and athletic success. One of the top awards given out each year is the Governor General Award given to the top student from 2017. This year’s recipient was Mallory Fries. School and Community Council Academic Achievement Awards…

Eaton School video needs views to win

The school could win the $10,000 grand prize, or $7,500 that goes to the school with the video that gets the most views

Eaton School video needs views to winKenneth Brown of The Clarion The students and faculty at Eaton School in Eatonia have made a video and they need people to watch it online for a chance to win cash for the school. Nichole Bredy, a teacher in Eatonia, said the school has taken up a challenge made by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation…

KCS band members travel to Seattle

Journey took them through Red Deer, Golden, Kamloops, Seattle, Chilliwack, Penticton and Banff, and included an award-winning performance

KCS band members travel to SeattleKevin McBain of The Clarion On the morning of Thursday, May 17, 2018, members of the KCS band, all 103 of them, along with 24 adults and three bus drivers began their Journey Through Music Tour – the Swan Song. Their once-every-four-year journey took them through Red Deer, Golden, Kamloops, Seattle, Chilliwack, Penticton and Banff.…

Movie musical Grease turns 40 this summer

Forty years after its release, the movie poses a conundrum for those disposed to view everything through an ideologically-tinted lens

Movie musical Grease turns 40 this summerBelieve it or not, the movie musical Grease turns 40 this summer. It’s no exaggeration to say that it took the 1978 box office by storm. Indeed, the radio-ubiquitous title song caught the mood of the moment perfectly: Grease is the word. Alas, the simple joys can never stay simple. In the fraught temper of…

Remembering memorization, the cornerstone of learning

Students must develop mastery over technique before they can experiment, if the experiment is to have any shape or meaning

Remembering memorization, the cornerstone of learningThe smartest man I’ve ever met had a mind like a high-definition camera. Everything he viewed played on his mind with crystal clarity. He memorized the baseball statistics in the morning paper. A guilty pleasure, he said. He also had a library of poetry memorized. When he lectured, he pulled references, allusions and lines from…

Plenty of horsepower at Kindersley Indoor Rodeo

The three-day event will also feature barbecues, face painting, live music and fun for all ages

Plenty of horsepower at Kindersley Indoor RodeoKevin McBain of The Clarion The countdown is on for the 27th annual Kindersley Indoor Rodeo! We’re just one month away from one of the biggest events to happen in Kindersley this year. There will be a lot of buckin’, a lot of horsepower and a whole lot of fun to be had, once again,…

Zest of the West a huge success

Big Dippers pool fundraising event included food and beverage vendors, live music and a dance floor, plus raffles and a silent auction

Zest of the West a huge successKenneth Brown of The Clarion The second annual Zest of the West food and beverage tasting event will surpass the inaugural event for support, according to a spokesperson for the pool fundraiser. The 2018 Zest of the West was held in the Co-op Arena at the West Central Events Centre (WCEC) on April 21. The…

Hillsburn to rock the stage in Kindersley

Hillsburn, a five-piece band, is touring on the strength of its newest album titled The Wilder Beyond. They're here on April 26

Hillsburn to rock the stage in KindersleyKenneth Brown of The Clarion The final concert in the arts council’s 2017-18 series features an East Coast band known for its upbeat indie rock stylings and three-part harmonies. Hillsburn started as a roots-folk band in Halifax, but the group has transformed into an indie rock band in just a short time. Hillsburn hits the…
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