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New faces at 2024 Rosebud Chamber Music Festival

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    Mark your calendars for another exciting ride! From July 3-7, music lovers and followers of the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival will be introduced to musicians they recognize as well as performers who are new to Drumheller, Rosebud, and Three Hills area.  
    These busy musicians hail from Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto and bring exquisite musical mastery wherever they show up, whether as soloists, orchestral players or instructors!  They’ll offer a full concert program, which will include César Franck’s ravishing piano quintet!
    Just back from concerts in Yellowknife and Powell River, the dynamic duo of Keith Hamm and Julie Hereish will, as always, bring their inexhaustible dynamism to this week of concerts.  They are joined by Diana Cohen, violinist and concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.  You may have heard her dazzling concertos with the CPO or at her brand new festival, ChamberFest West, in Calgary.  Amy Hillis (violinist), originally from Regina, is now teaching and performing in Toronto.  She brings phenomenal musicianship to the team and is passionate about fostering a love of chamber music with audiences and students alike. And we look forward to meeting the illustrious pianist, Todd Yaniw, who has brought his artistry to concert halls across Canada.
    The performances of the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival have always been riveting, and with new and returning faces, this year is sure to live up to its reputation. With so many music lovers in Drumheller, it’s wonderful to provide such an exciting classical music experience up close and personal!
    NEW THIS YEAR: A ticket to either concert in Three Hills or Rosebud also provides FREE access to the WINGS AND STRINGS shenanigans on Wednesday, July 3 at the Rosebud Mercantile. It’s a delightful evening of food, beverages and impromptu music-making by world-class performers, where they pull music off the shelf and sight-read - just for the joy of it.
    For more information, visit

The Fever opens on Rosebud Studio Stage


The Fever by Wallace Shawn, playing on the Rosebud Studio Stage from July 5 through August 31 is a thought-provoking drama featuring award-winning Rosebud favourite Heather Pattengale and directed by Lunchbox Theatre Artistic Director, Bronwyn Steinberg.
This one-woman tour-de-force tells the story of a well-travelled urban socialite who encounters the truth of her privilege in the face of the injustices of the world around her. From a run-down hotel room in a foreign country, a revelation emerges from feverish contrasting visions: rich and poor, comfort and torture pleasure and pain.
From the intimacy of Rosebud Theatre’s Studio Stage, The Fever is a serious piece that will challenge and spark important conversations for the drive home.
Pattengale and Steinberg come to The Fever after an incredible season being nominated for three Calgary Theatre Critic’s Awards, and three Betty Mitchell Awards between them. The Betty’s honoured Pattengale for her performance in Theatre Calgary’s production of Selma Burke, and Steinberg’s The Dark Lady won the Betty for Outstanding Production.
When asked why she agreed to take on this role, Pattengale says, “I couldn’t stop thinking about this show after I read the script for the first time. It challenged me, made me uncomfortable. It made me think. And that’s why I want to do it. Because these are things worth thinking about. We don’t have to agree with everything in this show, we don’t even have to agree with anything in this show. But I do believe we might benefit from taking a step back, looking at the things we take for granted, and really engaging the questions this show is asking.”
And Steinberg says, “Audiences here in Alberta can see a character who may be very much like themselves grappling with the painful truth of where they fit in the world, and I hope that the piece provokes meaningful conversations and leads to a sense of hope about how we can all move forward.”
The Fever plays Wednesdays through Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone: l-800-267-7553.
To learn more about Rosebud Theatre’s 2024 season, visit www

Huntington water main break update

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At approximately 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 3, crews attended a water main repair in the Huntington neighbourhood. What would typically have been a repair to the valve has now resulted in a full replacement, which has exacerbated the circumstances in the area.
Currently, the Huntington booster station has been powered down, resulting in low to no water pressure in the area. A booster station is an essential piece of municipal infrastructure as it increases/maintains water pressure in surrounding neighbourhoods.
“We understand that this situation may be causing inconvenience to some residents, potentially leaving them without water for a limited time,” empathizes Bill Adams, Utilities Manager for the Town of Drumheller. “Our crews are working diligently to expedite this replacement to minimize any further disruptions to their service.”
Due to the nature of the replacement, 10 Avenue SE between 1 and 2 Street SE is currently closed. Residents should avoid the area until work is complete.
Once the water is turned back on, residents are encouraged to run their taps for several minutes to “flush” their lines to remove discolouration caused by sediment, which is often stirred up due to the work in the underground systems.
It is estimated that residents will have their water services return to normal by 8:00 pm this evening.


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