If we’re laughing together, perhaps we can bridge the gap

I have to do all I can for peace and truth, even posting my Middle-Aged Middle Eastern Guy rap on YouTube

If we’re laughing together, perhaps we can bridge the gapSometimes you need to risk appearing foolish to speak a very deep truth. As a person of Middle Eastern ethnicity, I’ve long felt a tie to all peoples of that area of the world. As I watch the news, I see a horrible conflict between the Christians, Muslims and Jews of this region. Perhaps it’s…

Where the music industry congregates online

Shawn Wilson talks about how Muzooka works for more than 1.5 million artists and the industry built around them

Where the music industry congregates onlineShawn Wilson is CEO of Muzooka. What is Muzooka? Wilson: Muzooka is where musical artists and their teams manage their media assets across multiple platforms from one central hub. Update your photos, bio, social media and video links on Muzooka, and we distribute those to our many industry partners, who always need access to the…

We have an obligation to use our gifts for good

We’re all born with a unique and inherent capacity to do good. The trick is to put it to use

We have an obligation to use our gifts for goodAs we go through life, we’re given many pieces of advice. Those that are most truthful tend to survive the test of time, and the best advice brings enduring happiness and a sense of peace. At an orientation social before I began my first assignment as a young teacher, I sang a song for an…

Cannabis represents once-in-a-generation opportunity

Bruce Leslie talks about why the industry has such explosive potential and why Westleaf is uniquely poised to take advantage

Cannabis represents once-in-a-generation opportunityBruce Leslie is vice-president of corporate communications for Westleaf Inc. Tell me about your background and why you joined Westleaf? Leslie: I’m a bit of a hybrid as I spent a portion of my career as a journalist and then transitioned over to corporate communications and corporate affairs, and then into business development. So over…

KCS student to perform solo at Telemiracle

Chelsea Martin, 15, is scheduled to play her guitar and sing Folsom Prison Blues on March 3

KCS student to perform solo at TelemiracleKenneth Brown of The Clarion A Marengo area youth attending Kindersley Composite School (KCS) is about to take her musical talents to perform live during the annual Kinsmen Telemiracle. Chelsea Martin, 15, is scheduled to perform during the 24-hour Kinsmen Telemiracle on March 3 at 10:57 a.m. The young performer is playing and singing a…

The day the music died?

Buddy Holly died 60 years ago, but his music has not faded away – even if the nature of rock tours has changed dramatically

The day the music died?To quote Don McLean’s song American Pie, Feb. 3 marks the 60th anniversary of the day the music died. The reference, of course, is to the 1959 plane crash that killed rock ’n’ roller Buddy Holly, two other performers and the pilot of the four-seater plane in which they were travelling. I remember the event…

Music can touch our hearts and give us hope

Playing in harmony is perhaps the most perfect example of human co-operation

Music can touch our hearts and give us hopeLebanese-American writer Kahlil Gibran said, “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life, bringing peace, abolishing strife.” If any group has experienced strife over the last several hundred years, it’s the people of Africa. First they had a significant portion of their population dragged into slavery. Then they had their…

Unique musical quartet to perform in town

Ladom Ensemble performs at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre on Feb. 7 as part of the Stars for Saskatchewan series

Unique musical quartet to perform in townKenneth Brown of The Clarion Music lovers in Kindersley can see a one-of-a-kind musical performance next week when the Ladom Ensemble comes to the community. Ladom Ensemble hits he stage at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is being presented by the Kindersley & District Arts Council in…

Sharing music for 19 years and loving it

Kindersley Community Choir director Clayton Braybrook works to inspire others

Sharing music for 19 years and loving it  Joan Janzen for The Clarion Clayton Braybrook of Kindersley has been directing the Kindersley Community Choir for 19 years and loving it! “Sharing music is a passion of mine, in any form. I love it!” he said, “I grew up with choirs. When I got the opportunity to take the reins, I grasped it…

Diverse singer-songwriter up next in music series

East Coast performer Erin Costelo will be in Kindersley next week

Diverse singer-songwriter up next in music seriesKenneth Brown of The Clarion The music of Erin Costelo covers a range of genres, and the east coast singer-songwriter will be in Kindersley to perform early next week. Costelo hits the stage at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre on Jan. 15 starting at 7:30 p.m., so the show is next Tuesday. The Costelo performance…

Christmas production puts people in the spirit

A cast of nearly 40 dancers, singers and musicians performed, and young greeters and a table of baked goods met people at the community centre

Christmas production puts people in the spiritKenneth Brown of The Clarion A recent stage production focusing on the sights and sounds of Christmas has captivated audiences in Kindersley and put them in the spirit of the season. The Christmas Spectacular 2018 took place from Dec. 7 to 9 at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre, and it was presented by Dahling Productions.…

Russian rap: turning rants and raves into culture

Vladimir Putin wants Russian bureaucrats to regulate the nation’s rap music. What could go wrong?

Russian rap: turning rants and raves into cultureOver the weekend, news reports circulated that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants Russian bureaucrats to regulate the nation’s rap music. Without regulation, Putin says, Russian rap – obsessed as it is with “sex, drugs and protest” – could lead Russia down “a path to the degradation of the nation.” Putin showed ample wisdom by advising…

The first rock ’n’ roll Christmas

That a guy nicknamed Elvis the Pelvis had tackled sacred songs was offensive and sacrilegious to many. But it was perfect marketing

The first rock ’n’ roll ChristmasTeenagers in the 1950s couldn’t escape the music of their parents. Despite radio’s new-fangled Top 40 and the attendant infiltration of rock ’n’ roll, the sounds of the past were all around. This was particularly the case for Christmas songs. But things began to change in late October 1957, thanks to Elvis Presley announcing the…

Local students take musical talents to honour groups

Andrew Glass, Kailey Herner, Rachel Krogstad, Chelsea Martin, Sidney Martin, Charity Klassen, Samantha Mathewson and Tia Townsend all took part

Local students take musical talents to honour groupsKenneth Brown of The Clarion A total of eight high school students from the Kindersley area have shown their musical talent as part of the 2018 Saskatchewan Honour Groups program. The honour groups consist of the Saskatchewan Honour Band and the Saskatchewan Honour Choir. The students had to audition for the annual program and they…
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