Solo folk performer up next for arts council

Ian Sherwood, a singer-songwriter from Halifax, appears on the Norman Ritchie Community Centre stage on Nov. 9

Solo folk performer up next for arts councilKenneth Brown of The Clarion A talented folk artist from the east coast will be in Kindersley on Friday as the next performer up for the arts council’s Stars for Saskatchewan series. Ian Sherwood, a musician and singer-songwriter from Halifax, N.S., is performing on Nov. 9 at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre at 7:30 p.m.…

Art auction fundraiser goes well for agency

Approximately 100 people attended the event for West Central Abilities

Art auction fundraiser goes well for agencyKenneth Brown of The Clarion The work of several local artists and contributors has gone up for auction to help raise money for an important building project within the community. West Central Abilities Inc., an agency that provides services to adults living with disabilities, held its first Art Extravaganza fundraiser on Nov. 3 at St.…

Established performer Coco Love Alcorn up next for concert series

Tickets for arts council shows are available at Lela’s Music Centre, LaBelle Boutique and Integra Tire

Established performer Coco Love Alcorn up next for concert seriesKenneth Brown of The Clarion Coco Love Alcorn has a career in music spanning two decades and the established Canadian musical artist is performing in Kindersley this Friday night. Alcorn hits the stage on Oct. 19 at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre starting at 7:30 p.m. The singer brings a breadth of performance and recording…

Group effort brings music to Kindersley’s Heritage Manor

Volunteer musicians perform weekly – bringing pleasure to the residents and the band members

Group effort brings music to Kindersley’s Heritage ManorJoan Janzen of The Clarion Every week, the residents at Kindersley’s Heritage Manor look forward to a group of volunteer musicians coming to visit their facility to provide some old-time musical entertainment. “Some say it’s the highlight of their week,” says pianist Marilyn Stevenson. “It’s a wonderful way for seniors to keep mobile if they…

Make your own music and memories in Big Pink

The famous house in southeastern New York state was once used by The Band. Now it's available to the public for overnight stays

Make your own music and memories in Big PinkIf you’re a fan of The Band, I have great news for you. You may be aware that this summer marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Music From Big Pink, the group’s first album. But you may not know that the remote house the musicians and their mentor Bob Dylan gathered in to record…

Quality sound for a modest price

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers offer functionality and high-fidelity in a retro package

Quality sound for a modest priceSpeakers come in all shapes and sizes. And you don’t need to look far to find some pretty far-out designs. But if you’re in the market for a new high-fidelity pair with a retro flair, the Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers would be a good bet. The R1280T keeps with the traditional bookshelf design: a…

Dirt racers, tractor pull competitors ready to roar

Drag races set for this weekend. Event also features cabarets on both nights, monster truck rides and inflatable jumpers for the children

Dirt racers, tractor pull competitors ready to roarKenneth Brown of The Clarion The roar of blown engines will be heard east of Kindersley on the weekend with the return of dirt racers and tractor pullers to the East 40 Motorplex. The Kindersley Dirt Drags and Truck and Tractor Pulls take place on July 20-21 at the motorplex located five miles east of…

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…
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