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Vision Theatre raises bar

Auditions have wrapped up for Cochrane Vision Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast and the production is playing a full deck of cards.
VIMFF makes tour stop in Bragg Creek

VIMFF makes tour stop in Bragg Creek

Humanity’s quest to conquer very large rocks is a story that never gets old – even though it’s an ancient one.
Alberta bound: WiL returns to province he knows and loves

Alberta bound: WiL returns to province he knows and loves

Have you ever heard of WiL? No? Maybe it’s better asked if you’ve seen the Travel Alberta ads. Or the Calgary Stampede’s opening video.

It's great to come back home

What happens when you combine a nice glass of rye on the rocks stirred with a hearty appreciation of bluegrass, folk, pop and country? Ben Plotnick and Jarred Albright’s Rye & Fairy Tales is the resulting concoction.
Scotty Hills' lifelong journey to the stage brings him back to Cochrane

Scotty Hills' lifelong journey to the stage brings him back to Cochrane

While many kids take up swimming lessons or join the Scouts or Girl Guides, Scotty Hills was embarking on the journey to become a professional musician. At age two, Hills was trying his best to sing like Aretha Franklin or Diana Ross on the radio.
From sidekick to one-man band; Ashby flaunts impressive resume

From sidekick to one-man band; Ashby flaunts impressive resume

Sean Ashby has played guitar on the talk show circuit from Conan O’Brien to David Letterman, been a key player in Sarah McLachlan’s rise through the ‘90s and formed the award-winning band Jack Tripper, among other achievements.
Zombies survive another run

Zombies survive another run

In light of a cancellation, uncertainty and change of ownership, organizers of Zombie Survivor are powering ahead with just over a week left to go until the July 25 event. “We always expected it wouldn’t be as big as last year.
First ever Cochrane Comedy Festival just over a week away

First ever Cochrane Comedy Festival just over a week away

Cochrane is getting its time on the comedy stage. On July 24, the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre will play host to the town’s first ever Comedy Festival.
Armed with cowboy songs, Sures returns to Cochrane

Armed with cowboy songs, Sures returns to Cochrane

Ben Sures is a folk, roots and blues singer-songwriter and guitar player who’s played all over Canada. He’s released seven albums, all to critical claim, and his 2011 album Gone to Bolivia was CKUA radio station’s most played record.
Band has some new material for sophomore gig in Cochrane

Band has some new material for sophomore gig in Cochrane

Winners of the Emerging Artist Award at the 2014 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Edmonton-based husband and wife duo Peter Stone and Denise MacKay will be playing at Legacy Guitar and Coffee House for the second time July 10.