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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.

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