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Cochrane violinist qualifies for music provincials

Cochrane violinist qualifies for music provincials

After participating in the Bow Valley Music Festival, held March 18-22 in Canmore, 12-year-old Soren Lorentzen has learned he qualified for the Alberta Music Festival Association Provincials in the 12-and-under strings class.
Long journey for pianist's first time in a professional studio

Long journey for pianist's first time in a professional studio

You could say playing piano for Mike Holden is fact of life. At 62, he’s been playing piano since he was nine – over 50 years of playing. And Holden is showing no signs of slowing down.
Local authors publish novel, hold book signing April 4

Local authors publish novel, hold book signing April 4

Cochrane readers of Adriaan and Rebecca Brae’s new novel Chaos Bound might get an eerie sense of home. “There are some places people might recognize. It’s sort of this area with some extra bits,” Rebecca Brae admits.
Yacht-rock band, Until Red, coming March 27

Yacht-rock band, Until Red, coming March 27

What is yacht rock, you may ask. Well, we wondered that same question. Luckily 70s-inspired-yacht rock band Until Red was coming to town, so we asked them, and a few other things. The cheery trio from Brandon, Man.
Talented Cochrane High students hit stage for classic

Talented Cochrane High students hit stage for classic

Cochrane High School (CHS) will bring The Sound of Music to the stage and feature over 60 students as part of the classic production.

Tour to put spark in Water Valley

Incorporating an upright bass, cello and jazz vocalist, the Spark Tour will make its way across Alberta and British Columbia for several dates, including a stop in Water Valley March 25.
The June Bugs bring their combination of music styles to Legacy Guitar House

The June Bugs bring their combination of music styles to Legacy Guitar House

“When we came together as a group, we decided it wasn’t going to be straight bluegrass,” Renay Eng-Fisher of the June Bugs maintains.
Shrek comes to the stage

Shrek comes to the stage

“Ogres are like onions!” as Shrek explains to Donkey. “Onions have layers. Ogres have layers… you get it? We both have layers.” Bow Valley High School’s production of Shrek The Musical is much the same way, as drama teacher Adrienne Fossheim sees it.
Cardiff chats with the Eagle prior to his return to Cochrane

Cardiff chats with the Eagle prior to his return to Cochrane

Craig Cardiff is a busy, busy man. The folk singer/songwriter has produced an epic 16 albums and tours relentless around Canada, making a point of playing some of the more offbeat locales.
Film group brings Oscar-winning movie, Birdman, to Cochrane

Film group brings Oscar-winning movie, Birdman, to Cochrane

Cochrane’s Chinook Film Group is offering this year’s Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, Birdman, for the month of March, showing at the Cochrane Movie House.