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Great stories will mark this week

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Storytelling is the essence of great songwriting. This week’s highlights include some performers who have interesting stories to tell.
 Winnipeg musician Dave Quanbury was forced to leave the United States where he had been calling Austin, Texas home for several years, but had to return home.

The Ashley Hundred return to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amery
 The experience of being separated from his new bride and friends and bands inspired him to  write a new album, “ Still life With Canadian,”  for which he is touring in support of including  a stop at the Slice, April 21.
Vancouver Island musician Kat Kado, got inspired by an interesting part of Canadian history — the story of Cougar Annie,which inspired a constantly expanding one woman multi-media show— Cougar Annie Tales
 She visits Lethbridge for the first time , Sunday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Lethbridge welcomes the Watoto choir to the First Baptist Church, April 20 at 7 p.m. The choir includes orphans and vulnerable children from Uganda who bring worship music from the Watoto Church in Uganda.
 Watoto Church formed during the civil war in Kampala, Uganda and placed thousands of orphans in families, empowered vulnerable women, rescued babies and former child soldiers and sent children“s choirs all over the world. Admission to the concert is free, though donations to Watoto will be accepted.

Classical music fans will want to be at La Cité Des Prairies for The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra Chamber series C featuring Musaeus String quartet performing Dmitri Shostakovich’s Adagio-Allegretto;
Franz Schubert’ String Quartet in E Flat Major and Antonín Dvořák’s String Quintet in G Major.
 There are lot of other fun shows happening as well.

All of the snow this winter, might inspire some people to find a beach and start surfing. Failing that, local surf rock band  the Atomicos celebrate 4/20, April 20 at the Slice.
If you want to get mellow, Pink Floyd tribute Pink 4reud returns to Average Joes, April 21. They begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance.
The Owl Acoustic lounge has some fun shows this week including the jazz jam with HBO3 on Wednesday, April 18.

 On the weekend, Calgary indie rock band the Ashley Hundred return to the Owl Acoustic lounge with Makiisma and Kevin Giron, April 20.
The Owl Acoustic Lounge welcomes Cat Storm and the Reckless Gents with local rock trio In Cahoots, April 22. In Cahoots also play the Smokehouse’s new Sunday Matinee series, April 23 at 4 p.m.
Keith Woodrow returns to the Mocha Cabana on Friday, April 20.

Local jazz/rock/pop combo Bandemonium return to Casino Lethbridge Friday and Saturday.
 Even Sister’s pub has live music this week as Penticton performer Mat Duffus will be playing original material and popular hits  beginning at 8 p.m. There is no cover for the show.
 The Slice has a show on Tuesday, April 24 with Vancouver singer songwriter Terence Jack, who is touring in support of his new EP “Never Get Back.”

—By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:19 )  
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