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Lots of pop and rap music this week

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After an incredible week of music, people in Lethbridge might be ready for a break.Jay Bowcott returns to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amery
But if you aren’t, this week is all about pop music.
 The Greatest Love of All — The Whitney Houston show will take audiences back to the ’80s with the music of pop icon Whitney Houston.
 Tickets for the show cost between $49-$59 , the show begins at 8 p.m. in the University of Lethbridge Theatre.

And if you were around in the ’90s, no matter how hard you tried, you couldn't escape the catchy, dancable pop of the Backstreet Boys.
 You can relive those days on Wednesday, May 14 at the Enmax Centre if you choose. Tickets cost $60. The show begins at 7:30.

If you didn’t get enough of the ’70s during Historic Lethbridge Week, The Enmax brings in The Show — A Tribute to ABBA, may which actually includes several members of the band though not the original couples Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. “The Show” will feature Katja Nord and Camilla Dahlin from the Swedish band Waterloo (or/and their understudies) in front of “The Show” featuring original ABBA musicians such as Ulf Andersson (sax), Lasse Wellander (Guitar), Janne Schaffer (guitar), Mats Ronander (guitar), Rutger Gunnarsson (bass) & Roger Palm (drums) among others who have toured with “The Show” numerous times before.
Tickets cost $60-$90. The Show begins at 8 p.m.

This is also your week if you love hip hop music with two excellent hip hop shows happening.
 Snak the Ripper brings his  “Just Giver Tour” to Inferno May 16. Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door. The show begins at 9 p.m.

The Slice also has a rap show this week with Cquel, Stage and Animal Nation who were just in Lethbridge a couple of weeks ago opening for The Swollen Members. They perform on May 17.


The Owl Acoustic Lounge has a couple of excellent folk acts this week including Fort St. John based ukulele powered  duo Twin Peaks featuring  pianist/ ukulele player Naomi Shore and ukelele player/ guitarist Lindsay Pratt.
They perform May 16 at 9 p.m.

Medicine Hat singer/ songwriter Jay Bowcott returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, May 17.
The Slice has some excellent local blues with the Janni Lee Band and Calgary blues band the Eric Braun Band, performing May 16.

The Slice also has HBO 3 hosting a jazz jam this week as well on Wednesday, May 15.

If you want to laugh, the Drama Nutz bring back Uncensored Improv to Club Didi on May 15.
It’s the long weekend and there isn’t a lot happening, but if you love psychobilly and punk music, don’t miss  the Deathbridge Psyk-o-fest in the Vent in Coaldale on May 18 featuring the Koffin Kats, The Preying Saints, The Skellys, Parapsychotic, Abuse of Substance, No More Moments, The Scallywags, The Spacewolves and the Mangy Mutts.
Tickets cost $20 in advance from the Ventura, Jaded Body Arts and Charmed Gift Shop in Taber.
They cost $30  at the door. Bands start at 7 p.m.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:24 )  
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