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Rosebud Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

by Laureen F. Guenther   Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is being performed in Rosebud Theatre’s Opera House in Rosebud, Alberta all summer. This musical is a family-friendly extravaganza of music and warmth and color. The Old Testament story of Joseph is told entirely through song, in musical styles ranging from hip hop to calypso, […]

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Frenchman River Gospel Jam – it’s worth the drive

by Dorothy Lethbridge   The Frenchman River Gospel Jam (FRGJ) is one of Canada’s largest and longest running Gospel Music festivals. The event has provided outstanding entertainment and worship for almost three decades.  Located in south west Saskatchewan, Shaunavon, with its down to earth hospitality, is known for the most Olympians per capita of any […]

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Badlands passion play

by Laureen F. Guenther   The Canadian Badlands Passion Play, set in Alberta’s Badlands, presents its 25th season this summer. Between July 6 and 22, over 150 professional and volunteer actors will re-enact the life of Jesus. The Passion Play was first performed in 1994, on the bare hillside of a natural amphitheatre in Drumheller. […]

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Joseph and his amazing coat at Rosebud Theatre

by Laureen F. Guenther   Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice, opens at Rosebud Theatre, June 1. “You have this beautiful honest story of Joseph and layered on that is this incredible music of Andrew Lloyd Weber,” said Daniel Fong, who’s performing the role of Joseph. Thirty […]

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20 years of music and ministry – Canada’s Gospel Music celebration

by Alan Phillips   For 20 years, Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration has become the largest gospel music event in Canada, strategically located in the beautiful city of Red Deer, Alberta. Artists and fans from all over North America will gather for a three-day Uptown Camp Meeting this summer, on the weekend of July 12, 13, […]

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Praise in the Park 2018 – Bower Ponds, Red Deer

Photo Credit: Peter Fleck   by Peter Biggs   Five years ago, a Church homegroup began to discuss ideas on how to impact their community. Excitement and vision grew… their church was supportive… the first Praise in the Park started to come together…  An outside Sunday afternoon and evening inter-congregational city-wide worship event. The venue […]

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Rosebud Theatre: Driving Miss Daisy

by Laureen F. Guenther   Driving Miss Daisy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, opened at Rosebud Theatre, April 6. It will run until May 19. Miss Daisy (played by Judith Buchan) is an ageing Jewish widow who doesn’t want to admit she’s not a safe driver anymore. Against her protests, her son Boolie (Paul F. Muir) […]

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Saving Truth: Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World

by Abdu Murray   At the end of 2016, the compilers of the Oxford English Dictionary selected “post-truth” as the Word of the Year.  To qualify for that distinction, a word needs to capture the culture’s fascinations and behaviors.  The post-truth mentality is one that elevates feelings and preferences over facts and truth.  With what […]

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Calgary has arts chaplains

Brandon Trotter and Val Lieske are stepping into the role of Arts Chaplain for the arts community in Calgary. Both have been active in their local church and in the arts community for years, particularly in the theatre/performing arts. They will provide pastoral care services stepping in during times of crisis or need, offering support […]

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PURE FLIX – a family alternative

by Adrian Prasad With the steady rise and domination of streaming platforms such as YouTube and Netflix, parents today are finding themselves increasingly concerned with the topic of screen time. Along with the question of how much screen time a child should have, there is an added variable of how appropriate is the content provided […]