Arts & Culture

Band pops up for afternoon concert

Smith Music Band Camp musicians rocked out in the music school’s parking lot Friday afternoon with an hourlong show for parents and passersby. The band reassembled Friday night for an indoor concert at Smith music. The students spent the preceding week learning the songs. […]

Arts & Culture

Concert series to feed bellies and souls

The Smith Music concert series has become a tradition in Morinville, an opportunity for music students of all levels to share what they have learned while gathering donations for the Morinville Food Bank Society. Filling the bellies of those who lack the necessities of life while filling the soul with the sound of music is a combination that will delight audiences once again as students put on five shows over five days. […]

Arts & Culture

It was a ‘60s thing

Alberta beef, the music of the Beatles, and beer were on the menu for the first Champion Regional Series event. The evening out took place Apr. 9 at the Morinville Rendez-Vous Centre and drew an audience of about 30. […]

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Collecting toys of Christmas past

For the past five decades, Ron Cust has been accumulating toys. Whether it was small scale replicas of the cars he dreamed one day to drive or vintage automobiles he cruises around town, the retired fire chief has a love for four wheels and an engine. For the past week, Cust and some other local toy collectors have been showcasing their vintage cars, trucks, dolls, games and unique hockey tables at Smith Music for others to enjoy. […]

Arts & Culture

Westlock Centennial project being produced in Morinville

The Town of Westlock will celebrate its centennial in 2016, but preparations for that 100th-anniversary celebration are already well on the away. Part of those plans include a centennial celebration song and accompanying music video, being produced by Morinville’s Smith Music and PMPI, the latter the owner of The Morinville News. The song, written by Smith with some assistance from the committee is called Community With Spirit.
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Band Camp gives musicians an opportunity to groove together

Local music students got a little different experience last week than they get from their weekly one-on-one music lessons, an opportunity to learn new songs alongside new musicians. The first of three Summer Band Camps at Smith Music put students together to learn a dozen songs from Monday to Thursday and to put those tunes in front of two audiences Friday afternoon and Friday evening.
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Martinis & Blues prove to be good mix

Great food, great music and martinis were the recipes being cooked up by local chef Doug Adsit and musician Paul Smith. The first of a proposed series of regional cuisine and entertainment nights, Martinis and Blues took place at Smith Music Saturday night. Participants got an opportunity to enjoy an authentic Louisiana buffet, traditional blues music and martinis. […]

Business

Champion Petfoods receives Premier’s Award

Two Morinville businesses were finalists in the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction held in Edmonton Friday night. Champion Petfoods was a finalist in the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction in the Marketing Category, and Smith Music was a finalist in the 2015 Employer of Youth Distinction. […]

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Martinis and blues to unite for a great night

Great food, great music and martinis are the recipes being cooked up by local chef Doug Adsit and musician Paul Smith. The first of a proposed series of regional cuisine and entertainment nights, Martinis and Blues takes place at Smith Music Feb. 28 and will feature an authentic Louisiana buffet, traditional blues music and martinis. […]

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Cars and Guitars event fills the street with rocking and revving

by Stephen Dafoe

Four Morinville businesses teamed up for a business-oriented block party Saturday night. The Morinville Redliners Car Club, Champion Petfoods, Sobeys Morinville and Smith Music hosted a block party with food, music and cars… […]

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Local businesses unite to pump up Morinville’s live music scene

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Tuesday night music jams and weekend bands are part of a new partnership between Morinville’s Rednex Bar and Grill, Smith Music and The Morinville News. The unlikely combo of partners and promoters are united in the single aim of promoting the existing music scene in Morinville and adding to it with additional live shows… […]