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Loverboy working for the festival weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees Loverboy is the big name added to this year’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival. After a centennial festival series that saw several top name acts swing through Morinville, SJB Promotions is following it up with an even bigger name and hopefully even bigger draw… […]

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Metal Mayhem coming to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Friday night will see the doors blasted off the Morinville Community Cultural Centre as Morinville Music Mayhem hits the stage with a number of Edmonton-based metal acts taking to the stage. The all-ages concert, set to run May 11 from 7 p.m. until midnight, is a fundraiser for Morinville’s Youth in Action Committee and youth programming in the community… […]

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Music school expands into music store

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – There have been plenty of students over the years that have walked in and out of Smith Music with a guitar. Now they can walk in without one and walk out with one. The music school and recording studio has now expanded its offerings to include the sale of guitars and accessories… […]

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Broken Walls brings music and message to Morinville

Photos and Story by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – En route from Fort Saskatchewan to High Level over the weekend, Ontario-based band Broken Walls made a stop in Morinville to play to a packed house at Higher Grounds Espresso Bar Friday night. The three-piece band made up of Jonathan Maracle (vocals and guitar), Kris Delorenzi (bass), and Bill Pagaran (percussion) played a spirited 90-minute set, earning themselves two standing ovations from those who came out to see the band… […]

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Student artwork advances to nationals

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Morinville Community High School (MCHS) student Colette Bachand is a great artist. Once more she has placed in the top end with submissions of her art work to various contests. Bachand placed first at the Alberta Provincial Level in the Royal Canadian Legion Senior Colour Poster Contest… […]

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Fiddle and guitar flash mob hits Morinville

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – A group of 48 Grades 4, 5 and 6 students from Camilla School spent all day on the road conducting flash mobs in the area. Armed with enthusiasm, high spirits, fiddles and guitars they performed four-minute flash mobs at the Morinville Public Elementary School, Sturgeon County offices… […]

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Vollrath brings three days of fiddling to Morinville

Stephen Dafoe Photos

Morinville – Veteran Canadian fiddler Calvin Vollrath was back in town over the weekend, entertaining approximately 600 fiddle music fans in three separate shows. The musician, who grew up in Cardiff and cut his musical teeth in Morinville and surrounding area, released his 55th and 56th CDs at a CD release concert Saturday night: the aptly named The Homecoming and a second release titled Spring Creek… […]

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He’s Hogg wild about music

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local singer / songwriter was in the studio last week to begin the long road he will travel towards his next album. Justin Hogg, who has been involved in music for as long as he can remember, began recording his second CD at Smith Music Studios in Morinville Apr. 17… […]

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Little Mermaid opens with a splash

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The stuffiness of a provincial election forum that filled the Morinville Community cultural Centre Monday night was replaced with the vibrant costumes and set of Georges H. Primeau’s production of The Little Mermaid, a production that saw more than 80 students try out for the play… […]