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Slow week highlighted by Twin Peaks and Cecile Doo-Kingue

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Though things slow down in the summer, things seem a lot slower than usual this week.
 But there are a few key shows worth checking out.

Cecile-Doo kingue plays two shows at Plum this week. Photo by Richard Amery
The Hibikaya drummers will be a highlight of a day long Toro Nagashi celebration at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, Aug. 10. There will be tours and activities with the Hibikaya drummers performing at 8 p.m. Admission is five dollars.

A new group called the Folk Road Show featuring New Zealand. born songwriter Benjamin Caldwell make their debut at Casino Lethbridge, for one night only, Aug. 12. Local classic rock band money Penny plays Casino Lethbridge, Aug. 13.

 The band, which also includes Dominique Fricot (the Painted Birds), Olaf Caarls and Peter Van Vliet ( Port of Call music) and Nick Petrovich who also plays drums in Bend Sinister, recorded their CD in Lethbridge with the Coal Creek Boys’ John Paul Smith.
 Their show is at 8 p.m. The casino also features Salsa dancing on Thursday, Aug. 11.

Saturday is dominated by the fifth annual Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival in Galt Gardens.
 There will be 30 DJs and electronica artists performing on three stages, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Owl Acoustic Lounge features Joshua Smith on  Aug. 12 and Regina based folk musician Keiffer Mclean on  Aug 13.


 Fort St. John folk duo Twin Peaks return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Aug. 15.
And if you were impressed by Montreal based blues musician Cecile Doo Kingue at South Country Fair or on the summer festival circuit, Aug 14, she returns to play Plum on Sunday, Aug. 14. There is no cover, but tables are being booked up quickly.

A second show has been added for Aug. 15. Tickets for that show are $10

Keiffer McLean returns to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Greg  Huszar
If you are on the road and want to hear some blues music, Calgary’s Erin Ross is performing at the Fireside Lodge in Waterton, Aug. 11 and 12.
Former Lethbridge resident Andrew Scott is performing there Aug. 9-11.
And local musician James Oldenburg is there Aug. 14-18.

This is also the week for drama.
 Shakespeare In The Park ends this summer’s run of Romeo and Juliet with three shows,  Aug. 10,11 and 12 at Galt Gardens a7 p.m. each night.
 But New West Theatre’s August production of Heatwave continues all this week though to Aug. 27 at the Yates Theatre.

— By Richard Amery, L.A beat Editor
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