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Horoscopes June 29- July 6,2015

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If you know your astrology and are aware of your sun sign, your moon sign and your rising sign, also called the ascendant, please read the scopes for the signs of all three; The moon sign being especially important for those born in the evening or at night as is the sun for those of you born at dawn or during the day. See my page on Facebook called 'Nyx Knox' for any questions or inquiries.

March 21-23 to April 20-23

With Mars conjunct the Sun, both in Cancer the home is a centre of importance right now especially where boundaries are concerned. As long as your ship is ran tightly, you will internally create opportunities which will catch up with you next week. Keep your friends close and your enemies far away by rooting yourself firmly in terms of house and home. You may find an advantage in weird and erratic strokes of luck through turns of events.  

April 21-23 to May 20-23

Venus in Leo is about to go retrograde in the last quarter of this month. We move in the shadow of this occurrence right now where self image is of utmost importance. Putting yourself and your talents in the spotlight is key right now. Now is not the time to be shy though watch out you don't fall pray to your own ego. Quirky pays but an artful conversationalist it does not necessarily make. The art is in the doing.

May 21-23 to June 20-23

Work hard to grasp the subject of depth despite the want to radiate a simple beauty that shines outwardly alone, without apparent complexity. There's a lot coming up for you this week, Gemini, to aid you in highly beneficial ways. The potential downfall comes in an assumption that a quick-witted mind makes for a highly emotionally intelligent person. This may not always be the case. The work in in the doing, not just in the talking. Think on beauty and how this manifests in your life.

Tom Delbello joins New West for Fire & Rain

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New West Theatre welcomes some new blood this summer.

Tom Delbello is glad to be back home with New West this summer for their two summer shows beginning tonight, June 29 with the first day fir Fire & Rain: Folk Rock classics.

Tom Delbello make shis NewmWest Theatre debut this summer. Photo by Richard Amery
Delbello grew up watching New West Theatre’s shows, earned his BFA and carved out a career of his own including spending 10 years working in New York as well as lead singer for Princess Cruise Lines.

“I remember seeing New West when I was younger. I used to go see Kelly (Roberts), Scott (Carpenter ) and Erica (Hunt) all the time,” he said.

 But he returned to work on his MFA at the University of Lethbridge and  became part of the New West cast for both of the summer shows, beginning with Fire & Rain: Folk Classics beginning tonight June 29 at the Yates Theatre.

“I love folk rock like CCR,  and Simon and Garfunkel,” he said.


Canada Day and the Perpetrators highlight this week

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Happy Canada Day everyone. Most of the entertainment this week takes place in conjunction with Canada Day.  Just before that, though Canadian classic rock icons Kenny Shields and Streetheart, who have numerous ’80s hits including “Hollywood,” “ Action” and popular covers of “Here Comes the Night,”  the Small Faces’ “Tin Soldier”  and “Under My Thumb” return to Average Joes, June 30 with Band of Brothers. Tickets cost $25.

 There are two big city Canada Day parties.

Jay Nowicki of the Perpetrators who play the Slice, July 3. photo by Richard Amery
 There is an electronica/ dance party in Galt Gardens beginning at noon as from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Bassworks presents DJ Rabbyt, Marty Funkhauser, Steve Samurai, Phunky Le Freq and Verboze performing in the afternoon. There is no cover to attend.

The big party is at Henderson Lake where a lot of familiar faces in music and dance will be performing.

 The Lethbridge Taiko Association gets things started  at 10 a.m. by the Japanese Gardens. The Lethbridge Community band Society perform at noon.

The Karen Romanchuk band follows at 12:40 p.m.

She will be followed by the Troyanda Dancers (1:20-1:50 p.m.); classic rock band Fast Times (1:50-2:30 p.m); Dance Images (2:30-3 p.m.); folk singer Stan Ashbee (3-3:30 p.m.); Urban Beat (3:30-4 p.m.). Opening ceremonies begin at  4 p.m. with  O Canada, dignitaries and a piper. The entertainment begins again at 4:30 p.m with mentalist Jeff Newman. He will be followed by Exisdance at 5-5:30 p.m., local rock band Dory and the Weatherman (5:30-6:10 p.m.); the Lethbridge Highland Dancers (6:10-6:40 p.m.); rockabilly band Bent 8 (6:40-7:20 pm); The Canadian Rocky Mountain Cloggers (7:20-7:50 p.m.); local country band the Oldman River Band (7:50-8:30 p.m.); Ammena Dance (8:30-8:50 p.m.); Calgary blues/ country/ rock singer Eric Braun (8:50-9:30 p.m.); Japanese drum group Hibikaya (9:30-10 p.m.) and local hard rock/ metal band Unzipped who play at 10 p.m. until the fireworks at 11 p.m.

 For a something a little less mainstream, there is a Canada Day punk show at Inferno with Vancouver punk band the Spree Killers, and Calgary’s Copsickle and the Motherfuckers plus local punks the Scallywags. So come out and celebrate Lethbridge punk promoter Alex Currie’s birthday. There is a $10 cover for the show.


SC Mira’s music inspired by recovery

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SC Mira never intended to be a band.
 Instead the Winnipeg collective started out as a songwriting outlet for bored lead singer Sadye Cage while she was recovering from a serious illness.

SC Mira visits Lethbridge, July 4. Photo by Travis Ross
 They come to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, July 4.
“ It started exactly as you said. I was recovering from health issues and started writing,” Cage said from the band’s tour stop at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 Guitarist / keyboardist Ty Vega decided to help her record the songs.

Through friends and friends of friends they added bassist Mario Lagasse and drummer Jed Desilet and more recently Caro La Flamme to the line up.

 But because they weren't actually a band and because they were recording in an old bank vault turned studio of another friend, they had the luxury of time to record their debut EP “ Waiting Room Baby,” which was released June 9.


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