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…

Folk musician up next for arts council

Stephen Fearing is one of Canada’s finest songwriters and has developed a national and international audience

Folk musician up next for arts councilKenneth Brown of The Clarion Well-travelled folk singer-songwriter and guitarist Stephen Fearing is performing in Kindersley this weekend as part of the annual arts council series. Fearing, a founding member of the folk-rock band Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, hits the stage at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre on April 14 starting at 8 p.m.…

Varying styles blend at musical fundraiser

Concert shows what you get when you mix a folk-pop-singer-songwriter with about a dozen members from the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra

Varying styles blend at musical fundraiserKenneth Brown of The Clarion An audience in Kindersley now knows what you get when you mix a folk-pop-singer-songwriter with about a dozen members from the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. Jeffery Straker, a singer-songwriter-pianist from Punnichy, Sask., performed with 11 members of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra (SSO) at a fundraiser on April 6 at the Norman…

Jeffery Straker to perform at musical fundraiser

Concert to support a future community centre as the new home for the performing arts in Kindersley

Jeffery Straker to perform at musical fundraiserKenneth Brown of The Clarion Saskatchewan singer-songwriter Jeffery Straker returns to Kindersley next week to perform at a special fundraiser, and he won’t be alone. Straker will be joined on stage by 12 members of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra in a performance that features orchestral arrangements of his folk-pop songs. The concert is a fundraiser…

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…

Six recipients receive funding from growing project

Field of Opportunities dispersed a total of $25,000 to groups in Kindersley and the Plenty-Dodsland area

Six recipients receive funding from growing projectKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Field of Opportunities (FOO) growing project provides grants to community groups in the area and the FOO committee had its most successful year in 2017. A crop has been grown for the past three years on a roughly 100-acre parcel of land north of businesses on Highway 7 in…

Historic byelection win for Sask. Party candidate

Ken Francis earns 88.1% of the vote, the highest percentage of votes any party candidate has ever received in a provincial election

Historic byelection win for Sask. Party candidateKenneth Brown of The Clarion Ken Francis of the Saskatchewan Party has been elected as the next Kindersley MLA and his byelection victory set a Sask. Party election record. According to results from Elections Saskatchewan, there was a total of 3,790 votes cast from a possible 11,690 eligible voters in the Kindersley constituency. Voter turnout…

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…

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…

Husband and wife duo up next in KDAC series

Husband and wife folk duo 100 Mile House will be performing in Kindersley, Feb. 2 at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre at 8 pm

Husband and wife duo up next in KDAC seriesKenneth Brown of The Clarion The award-winning folk duo 100 Mile House performs in Kindersley this weekend and the husband and wife act will be joined by a third musician for the performance. In the fourth of eight concerts in the Kindersley and District Arts Council’s annual performance series, 100 Mile House takes the stage…

Country artist up next for arts council

Chris Henderson, one of the busiest touring acts in Canadian country music, will be in Kindersley on Jan. 12 at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre

Country artist up next for arts councilKenneth Brown of The Clarion A Saskatchewan-born country music artist is the next performer in the arts council’s Stars for Saskatchewan series. Chris Henderson, who was born in Estevan, has become one of the busiest touring acts in Canadian country music. He will be in Kindersley on Jan. 12 to perform at the Norman Ritchie…

2017 Year in Review – Part 2

A look at the events and news in Kindersley and region from May through early October

2017 Year in Review – Part 2May 10 What do you get when you have a retired chemist, an elderly playboy and four menopausal women in the same play? You get a whole bunch of hilarity on the stage. Members of the Kindersley Players proved just that with five performances over two weeks of a play titled “Sex Please, We’re Sixty”…

NRCC fundraiser a big hit with supporters

Name That Tune concept proves to be plenty of fun – and a great way to raise money for the centre’s new kitchen

NRCC fundraiser a big hit with supportersKenneth Brown of The Clarion Last weekend’s Name That Tune fundraiser for the Norman Ritchie Community Centre (NRCC) helped give new meaning to the idea of crowd participation. The sold-out fundraiser on Dec. 9 at the NRCC was presented by NRC Management Inc., the centre’s community-based management board. The evening’s entertainment was provided by Danceland…

Musical knowledge to be tested at fundraiser

Name That Tune event in aid of the Norman Ritchie Community Centre upgrades

Musical knowledge to be tested at fundraiserKenneth Brown of The Clarion People attending a new fundraiser in December will compete in a friendly game of Name That Tune, with prizes up for grabs. The contest takes place on Saturday Dec. 9 at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre starting at 7 p.m. The event is being presented by NRC Management Inc., a…