COLUMN: Linda Jensen — April 3, 2014

Linda Jensen
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E.A. Rawlinson Centre

On, April 1 the E.A. Rawlinson Centre presented the Canadian debut of ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now’, a theatrical extravaganza by Rhythmic Circus from Minneapolis. 

This energetic show with a life-affirming message was greatly appreciated by people of all ages.  Hats off to the many businesses in Prince Albert who support the E. A. Rawlinson Centre as annual sponsors and advertising sponsors.  Without their generosity the presentation of such a show would not be possible. 

Thank you to the local media for helping us promote our concerts with a special nod to the Prince Albert Daily Herald for the wonderful pictures that appear in the paper and online to immortalize the performances.

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We are in for another busy weekend here at the E. A. Rawlinson Centre.  At 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, The Birch Hills Dance Centre will present their Dance Showcase 2014. 

On Sunday, the young people who make up the 20 acts chosen to perform at Search for the Stars Concert on May 23 will be in the building for a day-long workshop where they will be coached by three professionals from the Saskatchewan music industry.

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St. Mary High School presents A Musical Celebration at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8. The concert features The St. Mary Concert Band, Jazz Band and Glee Club. Special guests for the concert are the Millennium Swing Orchestra and the Prince Albert City Band. Admission is by donation.

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Hundreds of dancers from throughout the province will descend upon the E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Prince Albert Festival of Dance which will be held from April 10-13. 

On April 10, the sessions are at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. On April 11, the sessions are at 9 a.m., 1 p.m.  and 6 p.m. and on April 13 there is one session at 9 a.m.

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On April 14, one of Canada’s finest and most popular singer/songwriters, Jimmy Rankin, will perform at the Olive and John Diefenbaker Theatre.  Well known as the guitarist and lead songwriter of the iconic Celtic-pop group, the Rankin Family, Jimmy Rankin started his solo career in 2001.

Since then he has released five multi-award winning CDs. For two consecutive years he was awarded the Canadian Country Music Award for Roots Album of the Year. He was named by CBC radio as one of the top 50 artists in Canada. Also in 2012, his song Fare The Well Love was voted the number one East Coast song of all time by CBC listeners.

Jimmy Rankin will perform here as part of his 18- venue cross-country tour in support of his new album Back Road Paradise. One of the stops on the tour will be in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for the East Coast Music Awards where he will be performing several times.  He is also nominated for an East Coast Music Award (Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year Category). 

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Tickets are now on sale for Derek Miller and Special Guests to be held on April 22. (presented by the Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games ).

Information on all of the shows now on sale at the E. A. Rawlinson Centre is found at www.earawlinsoncentre.ca

See you at the theatre.

Organizations: E. A. Rawlinson Centre, E.A. Rawlinson Centre, Prince Albert Daily Herald The Birch Hills Dance Centre Mary High School CBC Glee Club Millennium Swing Orchestra Prince Albert City Band Olive and John Diefenbaker Theatre Saskatchewan First Nations

Geographic location: Minneapolis, Prince Albert, Canada Saskatchewan Charlottetown Prince Edward Island

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