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Submitted Canadian funny man Brent Butt is making a stop in Camrose on Jan. 20 for two shows at 5 and 8 p.m. at the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre.

Brent Butt returns to Corner Gas

The Ruby and gas station have recently been torn down but the mastermind behind the show about growing up on the Prairies is as popular as ever.

Dale Johnson will be in attendance to kick off the festival with his film, Pawn Sacrifice, on Friday, Feb. 17. (Supplied)

Nordlys unveils Opening Night film

Film and music lovers rejoice! The Nordlys Film and Arts Festival returns for its eighth year from Feb. 17-19. A fresh lineup of award-winning films, guest filmmakers and musicians will grace the historic Bailey Theatre.

Ballet Victoria performed �The Nutcracker� ballet with the help of 23 local dancers (including Tatiana Howard in the role of Clara, right) at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre in Camrose, Alta. on Thursday December 15, 2016. Jessica Ryan/Camrose Canadian/Postmedia Network

Local dancers describe Nutcracker experience

Pointed toes and twitching tails carried ten-year-old Harley Shymanski and eleven-year-old Erin Lowe through a familiar winter wonderland in Ballet Victoria’s The Nutcracker at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre Dec. 18.

Kate Bishop as Mrs. Banks defends Mr. Banks (Mitch Bell) from Mr. Dawes (Steve Lyster) during a rehearsal of The Churchmice Players upcoming production of “Mary Poppins.” Jessica Ryan/ Camrose Canadian/Postmedia Network

Locals prepare to stage ‘Mary Poppins’

It began with auditions back in July, followed by mastering the music in August and ramping up rehearsals in September. The Churchmice Players’ production of Mary Poppins, over 40 cast members strong, will grace the Lougheed Centre stage in eight performances spread over two weekends in February, 2017.

ÉCCHS students rehearse for their upcoming production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Their production is set in the 1960s amid the early feminist movements. Leah Simonot/ Camrose Canadian

ÉCCHS presents ‘Twelfth Night’

The École Camrose Composite High School Drama Players will make their debut at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 9, with a performance of Shakespeare’s acclaimed comedy Twelfth Night.

The Lougheed Centre presents Victoria Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (Supplied)

Ballet Victoria show to include local dancers

This December, the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Centre will host its first professional performance of The Nutcracker by Ballet Victoria, delivering beautifully executed dance, brilliant costumes, complex choreography and a bit of humour.

The Superconscious Experience of Reveen will take place at the Best Western Plus Camrose Resort and Casino Sept. 23. (Supplied)

Reveen to hypnotize Camrose

Anyone looking for a family night out they can feel good about might want to venture out and take in The Superconscious Experience of Reveen at the Best Western Plus Camrose Resort and Casino Sept. 23.

The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra will be playing on the Lougheed Centre Stage 2 p.m. Sept. 25. (Supplied)

Symphony orchestra comes to Camrose

The Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre’s classical music series will be getting off to a big start when the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra takes the stage Sept. 25.

Carol Breitkreutz (far left) and Rochelle Johannson (third from right) with the Camrose Open Door Society presented the Camrose Public Library with a full arrangement of drums Aug. 8. The drums were originally purchased by Breitkreutz with a Community Initiatives Program Grant in 2006. The drums will be catalogued by the library and available for the public to use, while the Open Door will also be able to use the drums for their clients. Amielle Christopherson/Camrose Canadian/Postmedia Network

Library adds fall programming, snacks

For anyone looking for ways to stay busy and indoors through the cooler fall evenings, the Camrose Public Library (CPL) has a variety of options for people of all ages, from toddlers to seniors.

Opening the Rose City Roots Music Society season this Saturday, Sept. 3, will be Winnipeg based folk/pop trio Sweet Alibi (last seen in Camrose October 2014), with guests the Middle Coast. Rose City Roots is marking its 10th anniversary season with a special, big name act that will be announced at the show this weekend. (File photo)

Bailey programs full season

For the first time since opening after its restoration five years ago, the Bailey Theatre has planned its entire season in advance, offering Camrose audiences a full line up of shows grouped into eight series stretching well into the New Year.

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