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February to rock with fundraisers

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February will basically rock.
 It started on Feb. 2 with the first fundraiser for the expanded Electric Eye Music festival, taking place May 7-9 at various venues around  downtown. The fundraiser featured the Married Men and Tropic Harbour at at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. Not much happens during the week, but things really cook on the weekend.The Lethbridge Symphony string quartet rehearse. Photo by Richard Amery

 An awesome double bill of Calgary rock band featuring Cowpuncher and Fernie stoke folkers Shred Kelly will tear apart the Slice, Feb. 6. Tickets are $25.

The Slice also has what is likely to be one of the loudest shows of the year as Edmonton power trio Tallest To Shortest featuring Sean Brewer, Mark Feduk and Cory Motz will rock the joint all night long with local band Touques and Beards on Feb. 7.

 Meanwhile the Owl Acoustic Lounge has an all local line up with rock band the  Juxtaposers playing, Feb. 6.
 Lethbridge blues duo Papa King and Scott Mezei will be boogieing until you all drop on Feb. 7.
Lethbridge classic rock mainstays the Chevelles return to their usual roost at Average Joes  to rock for the Lethbridge College LCSA Practical Nursing Grad committee, Feb. 7 as well.
They take the stage at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

 Average Joes is also your laughter connection this week as they bring in Yuk Yuks comedians Kevin Stobo, Alan Cho and Patricia Cochlan.
 Looking ahead a week, the Owl Acoustic Lounge is now doing their comedy open mics twice a month, so the next one will be Feb. 11.

The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra has their biggest annual fundraiser on the weekend at CASA with the seventh annual Love Notes Gala. This year’s theme is the Phantom’s ball recalling the elegant setting of Phantom of the Opera. The event begins with a champagne  reception at 5:30 followed by a five course meal.  Opera singers will be performing  with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra. Guests are encouraged to dress for the period including Phantom of the Opera masks.

 Admission is between $150 to $5,000. They include a minimum tax receipt of  $50. Register online through

There will be a James Bond themed fundraiser of the U of L Woodwinds in the University of Lethbridge Student’s Union Ballroom on Feb. 7. The event begins with martinis at 8 p.m. followed by the Lethbridge Big Band performing. The University of Lethbridge Woodwind Orchestra is a 55 member  ensemble who play popular wind band standards and  new works.

 The event will also feature a casino with blackjack and poker, plus a photo booth and much more. Tickets cost $25 each or $160  for a table of eight.

 The first of  several big shows already announced  at the Enmax Centre this year is also this week as Canadian rock icons the Tragically Hip  play, Feb.10 in the middle of their 22 anniversary celebration of their album  “Fully Completely” which was released back in 1992 and spawned several huge hits for the Kingston born band including “ Courage,” “Looking For A Place To Happen,” “ At the Hundredth Meridian and “ Fifty Mission Cap” to name a few.

 They are planning to play the album “completely” through. Tickets cost between $41.50-$137. The show begins at 8 p.m.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Monday, 09 February 2015 14:49 )  
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