May 7, 2014 3:44 pm

Rhapsody In Blue

May 7, 2014 It’s always a pleasant conversation when I get the chance to chat with renowned pianist Glen Montgomery. He is the guest artist at this Saturday’s Gold Band concert called Shades of Blue. Glen will be playing Rhapsody In Blue by Gershwin. Glen says it was that song that inspired him to play piano. Thanks Mr. Gershwin. We’re all lucky when we watch Glen perform. Concert goes at the Yates. And how can you go wrong with a show that includes the song “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas.”

We popped over to Fleetwood Bawden school today (second time this week) but for a totally different reason than Scientists in School This was for the up and coming pop band Beyond 5. They’re 5 young lads who auditioned from all over the USA for this band and have been on tour for about a year. They’ve got a great sound much like N-Synch or Backstreet Boys. But they’re working on their own sound. They have a concert at the Yates on Friday but they take it upon themselves to perform for school kids and deliver an anti-bullying message. I think we’re going to hear a lot more from these kids.

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I can’t believe New West Theatre is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. (Who remembers when they were Great West Theatre out at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macled? Jeff Carlson? Kelly Roberts? Today we talked to Jeremy Mason about the upcoming shows which will include a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Big Band in Lethbridge. And it’s also a chance for you to win a brand new Volkswagen. Watch the interview and tell me if you think Jeremy looks a lot like Daniel Radcliffe from the Harry Potter movies.

About 15 years ago we met up with Sandi Richard who was the author of Cooking For the Rushed. She’s up to her 7th book and she has her own show on the Food Network. She is currently on a cross Canada tour talking about how stressed out moms are about making dinner for the family. She has some answers for you. She is one of the nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to interview. Watch for that on Monday.

One of my favorite exhibits at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery is Art’s Alive & Well In Schools. It’s been running for 37 years. I’ve always been impressed with the quality of work from these young kids from K-Grade 12. Always worth a look. It runs until June. The interview with Nicole Hembroff will be next week.

If you forgot, yes that was the sun that was out today.

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