August 19th, 2019

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A year has passed since the trip of a lifetime

By Lethbridge Herald on August 10th, 2019

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com One year ago today, a 20-hour marathon drive across the Prairies ended in my driveway at 2 a.m. and with it a trip I’ll never forget. I knew then in my heart after I finally got the suitcases hauled into the house and sat on the ... Read More »

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Time can’t erode good friendships

By Lethbridge Herald on July 5th, 2019

Leave it to Beeber Al BeeberLethbridge Heraldabeeber@lethbridgherald.com Two years ago this weekend, our class of 1977 had its 40-year reunion. It’d been two long decades since our last one and getting together with old friends and classmates was something I was looking forward to. In school, I was the shy, socially-awkward kid, the quiet one ... Read More »

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Stampeders interview brought back memories

By Lethbridge Herald on June 1st, 2019

Al BeeberLethbridgeherald.comabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Vacation season is in full swing here in the newsroom and that means we page editors are all filling in for each other on a weekly basis until fall. This time of year is always a challenge because of vacation time. That means the majority of interviews for upcoming shows I’ll be conducting ... Read More »

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Cam Penner going down new road

By Lethbridge Herald on May 31st, 2019

Style has evolved over the years Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Cam Penner has gone a long way in his musical journey. Literally, a long way. The former Calgarian, who plays The Owl Acoustic Lounge on Tuesday, is forging a career that’s taken him to Europe for weeks on end. And when he returns to Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Crüe deserves better than critics’ dirt

By Lethbridge Herald on April 6th, 2019

Al BeeberLethbridge Heraldabeeber@lethbridgeherald.comWhile fans are raving about the Motley Crüe film “The Dirt,” now showing on Netflix, critics have shown massive contempt for this new rockumentary.And sadly, that’s typical of some reviewers who tend to elevate themselves above the world around them.I’ve often written over the years that too often popular art is considered crappy ... Read More »

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Mike Wanchic reflects on Mellencamp career

By Lethbridge Herald on October 5th, 2018

Guitarist has been with heartland rocker since the beginning Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com When John Mellencamp steps onto the Enmax Centre stage later this month, Mike Wanchic will be where he’s been for more than 40 years — to the left of the heartland rocker playing his guitar and performing his role as band ... Read More »

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Macleod native staging Empress fundraiser

By Lethbridge Herald on May 4th, 2018

Geomattic Attic hosting two shows this month Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Spring is theoretically here and with it comes a couple of must-see shows in southern Alberta. On May 12, Jake Pratte, also known as Girl Named Jake, will be staging a fundraiser for the Empress Theatre at the historic Fort Macleod venue starting ... Read More »

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Reunion will bring back memories

By Lethbridge Herald on June 30th, 2017

Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Forty years ago, I graduated from Raymond High School on a Friday the 13th — a strange date which has sometimes made me wonder if the school was making a subtle statement to the class of 1977. During the past four decades, I’ve seldom seen classmates except for a couple, and ... Read More »

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Enmax Centre deserves a standing O

By Lethbridge Herald on October 28th, 2016

Al Beeber LETHBRIDGEHERALD.COM abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com I may be an age when the hair is going grey, the body is aching more and I should be listening to CBC, but at 57, I have to admit I had more fun last week at the Slayer/Anthrax/Death Angel show at the Enmax Centre than a guy in the shade of ... Read More »

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‘Barbarians Rising’ raises the drama standard

By Lethbridge Herald on June 24th, 2016

Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Theres nothing better in my books than a week off at home when rain, wind and a lack of heat give me an excuse not to do yard work. And with nearly 50 roses in my yard, plus numerous shrubs, trees and other green stuff, I have more than enough ... Read More »

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