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Andrea Benoit (front) belts out one of the tunes during rehearsals in this file photo. Photo submitted

‘Songs you want to sing!’ set for Nov. 28

Concert will be held completely virtually if needed

There was honking instead of cheering when Lacombe’s country music singer Gord Bamford performed in front of an audience at Red Deer’s Westerner Park on Canada Day. Bamford started the five-show Drive In for Mental Health concert series in Red Deer, where attendees were able to sit in their cars and watch the artist perform. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Gord Bamford performs at Lacombe Regional Airport

Tickets for the Drive-in and Fly-in Concert went on sale Sept. 16

Boyd (right) took photos with best friend this year. Supplied.

The photography trend that continues to climb: Best friend photo shoots

Rimbey photographer reflects on the growing demand for these lifestyle set shoots.

Lacombe Author Barbara A. Glasier recently released her first book – “A Critical Human Error: When Paternity Is Not a Choice”. (Photo submitted)

BOOK REVIEW: Lacombe author pens first novel “A Critical Human Error”

Barbara A. Glasier’s book touches on family, childhood innocence and redemption

Lacombe Author Barbara A. Glasier recently released her first book – “A Critical Human Error: When Paternity Is Not a Choice”. (Photo submitted)
Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert

PODCAST: COVID-19 and the US Election

The Expert welcomes Burman University Political Scientist Marc Froese

Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert
Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert                                Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert

PODCAST: Black Lives Matter in central Alberta Part 2

More insight into the Black Lives Matter movement of central Alberta

Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert                                Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert
Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert

PODCAST: Black Lives Matter in central Alberta

Community organizers come on the show to discuss central Albertan anti-racist movement

Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert
Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, left, and Joe Biden talk on Feb. 25, during the South Carolina Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina. (Josh Morgan / The Greenville News)

PODCAST: Super Tuesday with Burman University Politicial Scientist Marc Froese

The Expert welcomes frequent collaborator to discuss US Democratic Primary

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, left, and Joe Biden talk on Feb. 25, during the South Carolina Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina. (Josh Morgan / The Greenville News)
Bashaw Community Theatre presents the ‘Live Music Nightclub’

Bashaw Community Theatre presents the ‘Live Music Nightclub’

Musical theatre hits highlight a lively performance at the Majestic Theatre

  • Mar 3, 2020
Bashaw Community Theatre presents the ‘Live Music Nightclub’
Cast members from Abracadavers shoot a scene for the award-winning series. Part of the project, which will reach an even bigger audience in the New Year, was shot in the Stettler area.                                Photo submitted

Award-winning film, partly shot in the Stettler region, continues to reach a broader audience

Abracadavers follows the story of Chris whose mom died in a freak hair salon chair accident

  • Dec 23, 2019
Cast members from Abracadavers shoot a scene for the award-winning series. Part of the project, which will reach an even bigger audience in the New Year, was shot in the Stettler area.                                Photo submitted
PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Archaeologist Myles Chykerda

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Archaeologist Myles Chykerda

Chykerda discusses Greece, Alberta and the field of archaeology as a whole

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Archaeologist Myles Chykerda
PHOTOS: Matlida the Musical

PHOTOS: Matlida the Musical

Shots from opening night Nov. 21 of the Bashaw Community Theatre’s latest production

PHOTOS: Matlida the Musical
The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, penned by Norm Foster, is currently on at Cow Patti Theatre Company in Lacombe. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, penned by Norm Foster, is currently on at Cow Patti Theatre Company in Lacombe. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Jo(E) Social Media’s Joe Whitbread

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Jo(E) Social Media’s Joe Whitbread

Discussion focuses on the past, present and future of our social interactions online

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Jo(E) Social Media’s Joe Whitbread
Local wins the 2019 Ponoka Stampede Cattle Raffle

Local wins the 2019 Ponoka Stampede Cattle Raffle

Says taking the cash “tough decision”

Local wins the 2019 Ponoka Stampede Cattle Raffle
Randi Boulton took home the Singer/Songwriter of the Year Award at the Red Deer Entertainment Awards. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Randi Boulton took home the Singer/Songwriter of the Year Award at the Red Deer Entertainment Awards. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Penhold cake artist Tracy Irwin was floored when the Food Network contacted her asking if she was interested in competing on the new show, Winner Cakes All. The episode airs Jan. 14th. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Penhold cake artist competes in Food Network’s Winner Cakes All

‘It was unreal,’ says Tracy Irwin who owns Sugar by Tracy

Penhold cake artist Tracy Irwin was floored when the Food Network contacted her asking if she was interested in competing on the new show, Winner Cakes All. The episode airs Jan. 14th. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Brett Kissel
Brett Kissel
Ecstatic - Theodore (Laurie) Laurence III (Ethan Snowden) jumps for joy as the March women sisters make good after an argument and one of them recovering from falling through the ice. This was part of the Bashaw Community Theatre’s production of Little Women Nov. 19 at the Bashaw United Church. There are two more weekends of performances. More photos on page 5.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

PHOTOS: Bashaw Community Theatres’ production of Little Women delights

The production proved entertaining to a full crowd on its first weekend

Ecstatic - Theodore (Laurie) Laurence III (Ethan Snowden) jumps for joy as the March women sisters make good after an argument and one of them recovering from falling through the ice. This was part of the Bashaw Community Theatre’s production of Little Women Nov. 19 at the Bashaw United Church. There are two more weekends of performances. More photos on page 5.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Stacey Benjamain from the Stettler Board of Trade, left, and Fran Snowden of Stettler Rotary Club sell tickets at Taste of Stettler, while Eric Snowden counts money. The 200 available tickets sold out fast for the annual Rotary Taste of Stettler event held at the Hub on Sept. 21. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)
Stacey Benjamain from the Stettler Board of Trade, left, and Fran Snowden of Stettler Rotary Club sell tickets at Taste of Stettler, while Eric Snowden counts money. The 200 available tickets sold out fast for the annual Rotary Taste of Stettler event held at the Hub on Sept. 21. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)