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The Third Annual Skirts Afire! herArts Festival, March 5 to 8, 2015 | Alberta Avenue | Edmonton

skirtsafire 2015 festivalThe third annual SkirtsAfire, herArts Festival from March 5 to 8 offers an amazing line up of talented artists once again this year, it is hard to know where to begin … but we do know it is time for you to begin planning your festival dates! Celebrate International Women’s Day all weekend long. 

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Alberta Magazine of the Year and Showcase Award Winners to Announced in Calgary on March 5

Alberta Magazine AwardsThe Alberta Magazine Publishers Association announced the finalists for this year’s Showcase Awards, the recipients of the Achievement in Publishing, Editor of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Best New Magazine awards and the shortlist for the Alberta Magazine of the Year Award. Winners to be announced on March 5 at the Awards Gala following their  annual conference.

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Tiny Plastic Men Returns to Super Channel for Season Three Premiere on March 2

Tiny Plastic MenThe infamous trio of nerdy toy testers is back for season three. Tiny Plastic Men, an original comedy series from Edmonton-based Mosaic Entertainment, is set to air Monday, March 2 on Super Channel. The episodes take place at the fictional Gottfried Brothers Toy and Train Company starring comedy creators Chris Craddock, Mark Meers and St. Albert’s Matt Alden.

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Tune In to the Canadian Screen Awards on CBC on Sunday, March 1 and Wish the Albertan Nominees Well

Canadian Screen Awards 2015The Canadian Screen Awards broadcast live on CBC on Sunday, March 1. Edmonton’s Mosaic Entertainment has three nominations including Best Comedy Series, Best Writing in a Comedy Series and Mark Meer is nominated for Best Actor in a Comedic Role. Calgary’s North Country Cinema has two nominations for the feature film The Valley Below, including Best Original Song by Dan Mangan and Kris Demeanor is nominated for Best Actor.

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Alberta Television Station: CBC Edmonton

CBC TV EdmontonCBXT, known as CBC Edmonton, broadcasts out of their downtown studios in Edmonton. They produce four regional newscasts from its Edmonton city centre studios each weekday, including three half-hour programs between 5pm and 6:30pm and late night news at 11 pm weekdays, Saturdays at 11:30pm and a five minute bulletin on Sundays at 10:55pm. They also produce an hour long magazine-style program called Our Edmonton that broadcasts on weekend mornings and again on Monday afternoon.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a confessed news junkie with a penchant for publishing, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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