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Robson Valley Music Festival going for zero

The only thing smaller at the 13th annual Robson Valley Music Festival may be its carbon footprint. Coordinator Shara Gustafson said the festival wants to go net zero starting with their seven food vendors, who will be providing reusable cutlery and dishware this year. “It’s not a small undertaking,” she said. “All of the vendors will have wash stations so they can recycle their dishes, and we’re encouragin ...

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Pure poetry: Paul Reddick comes to town

In a world where fewer and fewer things are becoming truly timeless, one constant stands among them all: blues music. Paul Reddick’s eclectic catalogue of blues tunes hits the mark right away, alluring audiences with his hypnotically groovy style. Having written and performed for over 25 years, Reddick’s experience in the blues scene is obvious. “I love playing the songs I write, and the musicians that I wo ...

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Students showcase art with public exhibit

From paper mâché to oil paintings on canvas, a group of 19 students from Jasper Elementary School transformed Habitat for the Arts into a gallery on April 19. Supervised by Vanessa Martin, the school’s art teacher, dozens of pieces of art were hung around the room and invitations were sent out to parents to drop by to see their children’s creative side. “We did a lot of really different projects,” said Joel ...

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Rico’s new form flows through the Jasper Art Gallery

  Local artist Rico’s second exhibit in as many months is unfolding downstairs at the Jasper Art Gallery. OneLine, is a collection of stories told through images drawn with one continuous line along a narrow slat of folder cardstock. The cardstock then folds like an accordion into a book and in turn is housed in a striking box hand painted by Rico. The exhibit opens April 20. Filled in with watercolour ...

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A greasy caveman visits the Rockies

Imagine there’s a phone at work and it’s usually your regular phone but sometimes when it rings, it’s because you’ve been included in the latest season of Trailer Park Boys (TPB). Other times, it’s a tour manager with a chance to perform in the Rocky Mountains and knock Jasper off your bucket list. That’s the life of the real guy behind the irresistibly repulsive and apparently impossible to kill “Greasy Ca ...

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Jasper welcomes pair of drifters

One of Medicine Hat’s coolest musical exports can be found in the form of Enslow, a talented duo formed by Brady Enslen and Jay Bowcott. Shortly after discovering the limits of the Hat’s music scene, Enslen and Bowcott found each other pretty quickly. “It started when I moved to Medicine Hat about four years ago,” said Enslen. “Jay was living there playing music full-time and in a town like Medicine Hat the ...

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Sounding out Suzette: new exhibit at Yellowhead Museum

  From Jasper’s Métis homestead heritage to the world wide web, the thread binding the latest art installation in town could not have been spun from a more random spool. British Columbia artist Kristi Bridgeman and artisan Lisa Shepherd were perfect strangers until homesteader Suzette (Chalifoux) Swift was revealed as a common connection. Bridgeman, who paints watercolours and Shepherd, a beadworker, w ...

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Fiddle and Fitz at the Jasper Legion April 6

The Fitzgerald family boasts a myriad of talents, including – but not limited to – the skill of living and working together every day, a handful of Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Championships, and a high-energy, highly-talented band: Everything Fitz. Having toured Canada and the US for the last 10 years, the family of six has a lot of experience between them and it shows. “Originally we started playing for l ...

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The Beat: Ryedell goes solo

Time and time again, solo musicians fly the nest and while some see success, others fall flat on their face. Tanner Riedel is no such musician. Hailing from Pincher Creek, Alta., Riedel’s folk-inspired acoustic blues sound has been capturing the attention of audiences for a while now. Hardcore fans may recognize Riedel from his position in Calgary rock-band Magesty, which recently disbanded. “It’s slightly ...

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Jasper artists gather at Meeting of the Waters

A new exhibit opens in the lower gallery at the Jasper Art Gallery on March 10, and a river runs through it. Curated by Greg Deagle, Meeting of the Waters represents the only time this winter that work by multiple members with the artist’s guild will be on display together. “When we have a group show, we like to determine a specific theme so there is a continuity and consistency in the subject matter and th ...

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