October 20th, 2020

local entertainment

Long hair a commodity to wear with pride

By Lethbridge Herald on March 14th, 2020

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com “Hair, huh, good god What is it good for Hair, huh yeah, What is it good for” If you remember the 1970 Edwin Starr anti-war anthem, you’ll know the original lyrics of the song I just referenced. You’ll also remember the era when long hair flowed ... Read More »

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Parenting can be a difficult thing to do

By Lethbridge Herald on February 22nd, 2020

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Family Day. When I was sitting at home alone with the dogs early Monday morning, I began reflecting upon this February break — for some — from the drudgery of winter. Maybe it was the weather, maybe it was Rio wanting out multiple times during the night, or ... 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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