April 22, 2014 4:41 pm

Singing with your soul

April 22, 2014 Sherry Kennedy is an accomplished singer and vocal coach who honed her craft on the many cabaret stages of Lethbridge back in the 1970s. She currently lives in Calgary but enjoys coming back to her roots to help others find their soul for music. She is helping her friend and former band-mate Reid Seibert (Who remembers Boogaloo? Can I hear an Amen?) who is currently teaching at Chinook High School and has been the force behind LA City Limits. LA City Limits gives musicians an opportunity to show their stuff on a very friendly stage. That stage is the Chinook Media Centre. All week long Sherry and Reid will be working with some of the young talent in Lethbridge and then this Friday its your chance to hear the results. Show runs at 7pm. Sherry and Reid will be on Scene & Heard tonight talking about the whole process. Now, who remembers The Outrider at the El Rancho where many a band would play? If you said yes, you’re probably pretty old. And by old I mean you’re over 50.

I know I’m getting old when I start interviewing kids of people I used to work with. Such is the case with Rejean Jeannotte who is the son of well-known radio/PA voice Bryan Jeannotte. Rejean works over at Value Village and he is promoting their charity drive that helps both the Canadian Diabetes Association and keeps things out of the landfill. It’s a win-win. Value Village is in the locatation on Mayor Magrath Drive that used to be Office Depot. Value Village just moved a couple of buildings down from what used to be the old Safeway. And while we’re at it, who remembers when the District 5 bar used to be the first McDonalds in Lethbridge? And the beat goes on. (Or if you’re in the sugar industry, the beets go on)

Shayne Marie was born with Spina Bifida and is in a wheel chair. That hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her love of music. She says she remembers her very first song when she was 9 months old. (I can’t remember the song I sang in the shower this morning) She tells us a bit of her story tonight. When she’s singing, she’s smiling.

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