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Emma Cook in Jasper April 17 behind fourth album

The Toronto-based singer-songwriter released her fourth album, the first since a 2013 head injury sidelined her, in February. Now she is on her first tour, a three-week ramble that will take her to The Stand Easy at the Jasper Legion on April 17. She spoke with the Fitzhugh last week. Emma Cook: I’m touring with a pared-down band, drums and keyboards. We’re going to try to represent the album as best we can ...

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Folk rockers The Young Novelists at Alpine Summit Lodge April 11

The Young Novelists are on the Home Routes circuit this spring, touring behind their third-but-really-fourth release, in city & country, which, bless their Ontarian hearts, is a concept album founded in travel between the built-up areas and small towns around the province and lots of research about where they ended up. Graydon James and Laura Spink have national emerging artist hardware under their belt ...

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A slice of hippie jam from the Athabasca Barnburner

The home team had their day last week as the Athabasca Barnburner played a release party for their first LP, I Hope You’re Happy, at the Jasper Legion. Before sound check principal lyricist Liam Cullen, Michelle Beauregard and Michael Gervais sat down with the Fitzhugh’s Craig Gilbert, who was indeed happy, as they had hoped. Fitzhugh: I mentioned to a fellow Alberta newspaper publisher that I was going to ...

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The busk stops here: open-air music returns to Jasper

by Craig Gilbert | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Expect to see Councillor Rico Damota with a busking licence this summer out there belting out top-shelf headlines. We jest, but Damota was in fact on point with the puns as he and his colleagues finally gave Habitat for the Arts their blessing to proceed with another slightly different approach to a street busking program for the summer. “I wasn’t sure whether to go ...

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Casati plays Alpine Lodge for Home Routes

by EVAN MATTHEWS Manitoba-based band, Casati, takes to the Alpine Summit Seniors’ Lodge “stage” on Mar. 6 for the latest Jasper Home Routes show. Though the show is at the seniors’ lodge, the event is open to anyone, and tickets are available in advance or at the door for $20. “This is a great (concept). Home Routes brings in small, independent artists to a small, isolated community,” says Jenny Hatto, this ...

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C’est La Vie – Jasper Film Club – March 1

The Jasper Film Club presents C'est la vie at the Chaba Theatre on March 1 at 7 p.m. This effervescent comedy from celebrated French directing duo Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano invites us to an opulent château to attend a très extravagant wedding, where the groom is an obnoxious tyrant, the band is at war with the organizers, and the chief planner is looking for the exit. Max is a battle-weary veteran o ...

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Carrying Jasper to Bag End

by Craig Gilbert | publisher@fitzhugh.ca There’s a new movement coming to Jasper and it’s straight out of the Shire, or at least a tad inspired by it. For a number of frosty Monday evenings now the Habitat for the Arts has played host to a group hoping to stitch together some support, alter the fabric of the town and cut the plastic shopping bags out of the park. Welcome to Bag End. At about 7 p.m. the sewi ...

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Jasper Film Club presents Lady Bird Feb. 8

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her fami ...

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Del Barber’s a no doubter for this Thursday, eh?

The lineup at Sunday dinner in this town will tell you one thing: it’s time for a haircut, Jasper. Lucky for us the barber is at the Legion tonight, Jan. 11, at 9 p.m. (yes it’s tonight, we checked), as Del Barber returns to the Rockies with a four-piece and a newfound freedom. The Manitoba native told Craig Gilbert all about it. Craig: You tend to pack the house when you play here. Or how would you put it? ...

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Get Lucky at the Chaba Jan 18

Having outlived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut, Lucky, is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on ...

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