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Wanda Jackson: Queen of Rockabilly

By Dave S. Clark YegNews.com Although her musical career started in 1954, it wasn’t until 1999 when I know I heard my first Wanda Jackson song. I had just picked up Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness’ second solo record, a compilation of cover songs called Under the Influences. His list of covers included a rendition [...]

By Myron Belej YegNews.com For the eighth year in a row, the Summer Latin Festival held adjacent to Edmonton’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, served up authentic Latin American food, dancing, and music for another very well-attended fundraising and community building event. The weather co-operated for the festival, which ran from 10 a.m. to 6 [...]

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By John Korobanik YegNews.com For many Edmontonians, Jasper National Park is their playground away from home. Thousands of local residents make the four-hour drive west to Jasper every summer to relax and enjoy all the area has to offer. One of the more popular spots for Edmontonians is Maligne Lake, the longest and deepest lake [...]

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By Alain Saffel YegNews.com If you haven’t been down to the Taste of Edmonton festival at Churchill Square downtown, you’re missing out, but there’s still time. The 10 day food festival runs until July 30. Wondering what’s on offer? Check out the Taste of Edmonton menu. There are 42 food vendors and there’s even a [...]

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By Karlie Marrazzo YegNews.com The Taste of Edmonton is a fixture in Edmonton’s festival scene, and one of its longest running, this being its 27th year. Set up in the heart of downtown at Churchill Square, it runs for 10 days alongside Capital Ex, until July 30. The festival has over 40 of the city’s finest [...]

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By Karlie Marrazzo YegNews.com With a focus on delicious, fresh, no-nonsense food, friendly staff and the understanding that most downtowners are in a hurry, The Sequel Café is the perfect place for lunch downtown. The second restaurant of owners Shylah Kuysters and Dale Meunier, The Sequel quickly became a favourite downtown lunch spot after my [...]

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By Sarah Hoyles YegNews.com Artist: Beyoncé (aka Beyoncé Giselle Knowles) Album: 4 (her fourth studio album) Release Date:  June 28, 2011 Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Hometown: Born and raised in Houston, TX, USA Sounds like: The self-assured pipes of Aretha Franklin, with synthesized music circa the late 80s and 90s with the lyrical content of her [...]

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By Sarah Hoyles YegNews.com Artist: Thievery Corporation (aka Eric Hilton and Rob Garza) Album: Culture Of Fear (sixth studio album) Release Date: June 28, 2011 Label: ESL Music Hometown: Washington, D.C., USA Sounds like: Components of Bob Dylan social commentary, minced with the Gorillaz-brand of electronic funk topped with an atmospheric film soundtrack. Oddities: Hilton [...]

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Artist Andy Davies talks about his work “Albertastan” at The Works Festival in Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton. I took a few minutes to get him to tell me what his work is all about and what the reaction has been to it. What’s your reaction?

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By Mari Sasano YegNews.com The 24th annual Elizabeth Haynes Sterlings Awards were presented Monday at the Mayfield Dinner Theatre. It was a room full of Edmonton’s theatre who’s-who: a simple trip to the ladies room needed to be planned in advance, lest the 20 minute odyssey of schmooze en route leads to an unfortunate bodily [...]

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