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Festival attendees in for royal treat

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – It’s a triple theatrical treat this weekend during St. Jean Baptiste Festival 2012. The Caviar Players will put on three performances of A Health Unto Her Majesty, a commissioned play written by David Haas and directed by Claudette deBruijn, both of whom have been involved with the local theatrical group for several years… […]

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What’s on this weekend

Music the weekend through

The Smith Music concert series has become a Father’s Day weekend tradition in Morinville, providing music students at all levels with an opportunity to share what they have learned and the music school and its students with an opportunity to help the Morinville Food Bank Society. Simultaneously filling the soul with the sound of music and filling some bellies with food is a combination that will occur during six concerts set to take place June 15 to 17 at… […]

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They’re Wilde about Oscar

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Morinville Community High School students and their families were treated to a little late Victorian-era farce Thursday night. Dispensing with the one act plays traditionally put on in the spring, the school put on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial comedy for Serious People.

The three-act play was directed by Brennan Fitzgerald, Katrina Thrussell and Jennifer Lesiuk… […]

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Musical looks at life from the park bench

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – The basement of the West Country Hearth in Villeneuve is sparse save for the steel pillars that support the ground level and a park bench that sits in the middle of the floor. The former are an integral part of what keeps the building aloft; the latter is a vehicle through which a series of stories on the human condition are driven forward week after week in music and song.

Since January, the cast of The Park Bench have been rehearsing in the basement of the Sturgeon County seniors’ … […]

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Musician brings his message to MCHS

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s been some years since musician Robb Nash was a partying high school student and some years since he hit a semi-truck in a head on collision that peeled back the roof of the car he was in and left him on the highway, his skull torn open, his life hanging in the balance. Nash survived that tragic accident, but his… […]

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Pinocchio coming to Morinville

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – The stage of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre will be transformed into the hills of sunny Italy May 25 when the Alberta Opera Company bring their musical adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s classic tale Pinocchio to town… […]

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Music in Morinville [PHOTOS]

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Morinville – The community was abuzz with a variety of music Friday night. Morinville Metal Mayhem made for less sitting and more moshing as approximately 60 local and visiting metal heads came out to see four bands take to the stage of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre… […]

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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… […]