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Canada’s Mr. Polka – Gaby Haas

Lawrence Herzog

Gaby Haas oom-pah-pahed his way through nearly a half-century of Edmonton’s musical soundtrack. He was a musician, radio and television…

Dead Venues – Fall Update

Eden Munro and Mike Siek

Six two-minute talking-head style interviews viewable on the internet, along with links to associated content such as posters, images and…

Edmonton Folk Fest: How Did We Get Here?

Bryan Birtles

In 1980, with the province celebrating its 75th anniversary, an idea was hatched by Don Whalen and Mitch Podolak to…

Dead Venues – The Indie, Rock, Alt Music Scene (1980s-2000s)

Eden Munro and Mike Siek

What makes up a music community? How does one venue turn into a place where a community can grow while…

Portraits of a Time

Lawrence Herzog

They were in the right place at the right time, and these pioneer photographers left behind a remarkable visual record…

Laser Light Shows at the Edmonton Space Sciences Centre (Telus World of Science)

Frank Florian

On July 1, 1984, with the doors open to the newly built Edmonton Space Sciences Centre (ESSC), the facility ushered in…

Edmonton’s Pioneer Photographers

Lawrence Herzog

Just as importantly, the earliest archivists and some government leaders understood the enormous value of this visual history, and had…

End of an era: Goodbye, Avenue Theatre

Mike Ross

The word was given by general manager and talent buyer Steve Derpack, who explained on Facebook that it’s “primarily a…

MC Hammer at West Edmonton Mall, 1991

Bryan Birtles

In 1991 there was no one bigger than MC Hammer. His 1990 album, Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em would eventually go…

The Studhorse Man and the High Level Bridge

Jannie Edwards

In 1969, my first year of university, I was finally free of the social girdle of my small prairie town….