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INSPIRING - After a few years away from the title role, Red Deer native Aaron Krogman has again landed the role of Jesus for this year’s epic production of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play near Drumheller.                                photo submitted

Red Deer native lands title role in Canadian Badlands Passion Play

Aaron Krogram is back in the role of Jesus for this year’s epic production

INSPIRING - After a few years away from the title role, Red Deer native Aaron Krogman has again landed the role of Jesus for this year’s epic production of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play near Drumheller.                                photo submitted
CREATIVE VENTURE - Lacombe native Cassandra Johnston, who studied both acting and film production at Red Deer College, is directing a new short film called Ugly Girl along with Alex Adamson. The pair also penned the script for the project, which is set for releae this fall.                                photo submitted

Lacombe filmmaker excited about brand new project

Cassandra Johnston and her team are gearing up to present Ugly Girl

CREATIVE VENTURE - Lacombe native Cassandra Johnston, who studied both acting and film production at Red Deer College, is directing a new short film called Ugly Girl along with Alex Adamson. The pair also penned the script for the project, which is set for releae this fall.                                photo submitted
Local seeing success with table top game

Local seeing success with table top game

Sylvan Lake’s Ryan Leininger has launched Tiny Ninjas on Kickstarter

Local seeing success with table top game
DTHS drama department performs a comedic, western parody

DTHS drama department performs a comedic, western parody

David Thompson High School presents “How the West Was Worn” on June 12.

DTHS drama department performs a comedic, western parody
ON THE ROAD - Comic Derek Edwards hits the Memorial Centre’s mainstage May 25th as part of his ‘Alls I’m Saying’ tour.                                photo submitted
ON THE ROAD - Comic Derek Edwards hits the Memorial Centre’s mainstage May 25th as part of his ‘Alls I’m Saying’ tour.                                photo submitted
H.J. Cody benefit showcases the students Art and Soul

H.J. Cody benefit showcases the students Art and Soul

The Art and Soul show will be held on May 26

  • May 16, 2018
H.J. Cody benefit showcases the students Art and Soul
Punch Drunk Cabaret’s Randy Bailer and Sean Watts welcome Sylvan Lake bassist Teddy Roy as their newest member. The band recently released it’s fourth album, ‘This is a Disturbance’. Photo by Larrie Thomson

Punch Drunk Cabaret welcomes Sylvan Lake bassist as newest member

Teddy Roy plays the stand-up bass for the rockabilly-steampunk band

Punch Drunk Cabaret’s Randy Bailer and Sean Watts welcome Sylvan Lake bassist Teddy Roy as their newest member. The band recently released it’s fourth album, ‘This is a Disturbance’. Photo by Larrie Thomson
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Polyjesters swing Sylvan Lake to its feet

The Polyjesters played at the Legion Saturday night as a lead up to the Jazz at the Lake festival

Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Lakeview Optimist Club raising funds through laughter

Lakeview Optimist Club raising funds through laughter

The eighth annual Lakeview Optimist Comedy Show is May 5 at the community centre

Lakeview Optimist Club raising funds through laughter
PERSEVERANCE - Moose Jaw-based band Johnny 2 Fingers and the Deformities play The Vat April 27th.                                photo submitted

Johnny 2 Fingers and the Deformities play The Vat April 27th

Moose Jaw band is on a 39-day national tour from Quebec City to Vancouver

PERSEVERANCE - Moose Jaw-based band Johnny 2 Fingers and the Deformities play The Vat April 27th.                                photo submitted
TALENTED GUY - Comedian and TV personality Gerry Dee is hitting the road for a cross-country tour, including a Red Deer stop April 25th at the Memorial Centre.                                photo submitted

Comedian Gerry Dee includes Red Deer on national tour

Acclaimed comic/actor performs at the Memorial Centre April 25th

TALENTED GUY - Comedian and TV personality Gerry Dee is hitting the road for a cross-country tour, including a Red Deer stop April 25th at the Memorial Centre.                                photo submitted
Comedy sensation Jeff Dunham heads to Red Deer March 25th

Comedy sensation Jeff Dunham heads to Red Deer March 25th

Red Deer included on the ‘Passively Aggressive’ international tour this spring

Comedy sensation Jeff Dunham heads to Red Deer March 25th
Comedian Phil Callaway to charm Sylvan Lake

Comedian Phil Callaway to charm Sylvan Lake

Callaway’s good clean comedy is part of a fundraiser for Touch Ministries, on March 9

Comedian Phil Callaway to charm Sylvan Lake
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Fred Penner coming to Alberta Culture Days

Famed Childrens’ performer will play concert at the Memorial Centre

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Johnny Reid makes a stop in Red Deer on his Revival tour

Johnny Reid makes a stop in Red Deer on his Revival tour

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Lead singer of The Color, Jordan Janzen, performed at the Gospel Chapel in Sylvan Lake last year for a sold out crowd of around 300 people. The band is set to return to Sylvan Lake March 10. File Photo

The Color returning to Sylvan Lake

The Manitoban faith-based band will play in Sylvan Lake March 10 at Gospel Chapel

Lead singer of The Color, Jordan Janzen, performed at the Gospel Chapel in Sylvan Lake last year for a sold out crowd of around 300 people. The band is set to return to Sylvan Lake March 10. File Photo
STRONG STATEMENT - Local artist and instructor at Red Deer College Robin Lambert stands with his sculpture ‘These Dreams You Have, Storys You Tell, Partys You Throw, Part II’ (deliberately misspelled to convey an intoxicated narrator) made of porcelain are on display in his exhibit ‘Because it never occurs to us we can’t’ at Red Deer Museum + Gallery until March 18th.                                Michelle Falk/Lacombe Express

Central Alberta artist explores the cycles of Alberta through sculpture

Robin Lambert’s commentary on the province’s fragility is on at the MAG until March 18th

STRONG STATEMENT - Local artist and instructor at Red Deer College Robin Lambert stands with his sculpture ‘These Dreams You Have, Storys You Tell, Partys You Throw, Part II’ (deliberately misspelled to convey an intoxicated narrator) made of porcelain are on display in his exhibit ‘Because it never occurs to us we can’t’ at Red Deer Museum + Gallery until March 18th.                                Michelle Falk/Lacombe Express
Central Alberta Film Festival returns for second year

Central Alberta Film Festival returns for second year

CAFF doubles the number of films and expands to two locations in Red Deer

Central Alberta Film Festival returns for second year
Coltan Shell, drum teacher at the House of Music performing “Arithmophobia” by Animals as Leaders at the 2018 Staff Concert in the Alliance Church Feb. 11. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News

Concert raises funds for upcoming music festival

House of Music staff performed to a packed Alliance Church Sunday afternoon

Coltan Shell, drum teacher at the House of Music performing “Arithmophobia” by Animals as Leaders at the 2018 Staff Concert in the Alliance Church Feb. 11. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News
FUNNY GUY - Comedian Brent Butt, known for the hugely successful CTV series Corner Gas, brings his current stand-up tour to the Red Deer Memorial Centre on Feb. 21st.                                photo submitted

Comedian Brent Butt on his way to Red Deer

Popular funny guy recounts Corner Gas days and his approach to stand-up

FUNNY GUY - Comedian Brent Butt, known for the hugely successful CTV series Corner Gas, brings his current stand-up tour to the Red Deer Memorial Centre on Feb. 21st.                                photo submitted