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The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose, Part 2: The Next Twenty Years

Rob Browatzke

Read Part 1: The First Twenty-Five Years Following their Jubilee anniversary, the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose (ISCWR)…

The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose, Part 1: The First Twenty-Five Years

Ron Byers

The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose is a unique organization in Edmonton. The core of its existence is based on…

Fringe-tastic!

Shannon Kernaghan

If you can choose when you relocate, make your move in the warm glow of summer. And if you’re moving…

The Haven Social Club: Buy Lots, Tip Well

Jamie Ausmus

The walk up to 15120 Stony Plain Road was a gritty one. Dimly-lit advertisements for adult parlours, pawn shops and…

Beatrice Carmichael – The Grand Dame of Edmonton Opera

Peggy Donnelly

Known to her students and close friends as Auntie Van, Beatrice Carmichael was a classically trained musician from Chicago, who…

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…

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…

Friday Nights: Love & Music at the Rainbow Ballroom

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

Every Friday a thousand teenagers would line up under the red neon sign to hear local bands like The Lords…

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…

Flashback and the Gay Drag Races

Michael Phair

In the mid-seventies the Flashback nite club—the second gay-owned bar in Edmonton—was founded. By the early 80s, Flashback had become the…

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…