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Justice Film Festival Debuts in St Albert | March 8 – 9, 2014

Justice Film FestivalThere will be lots to think about, discuss and maybe even take action about this weekend. The St. Albert Justice Film Festival marks its debut appearance with a slate of six documentaries that span the gamut of environmentalism, political activism, sustainable agriculture and more.

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Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts to Showcase Artists in Retro Radio Program | St Albert

Mayor's Celebration of the ArtsIn her article in the March 1 edition of the St Albert Gazette, Anna Borowiecki writes that: “Getting ready for the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Awards is serious work. For most observers, the semi-formal affair is a chance to pat nominees on the back. For playwright Tracy Aisenstat (Crossword Puzzles), it’s been weighty business as her dream play is about to come to fruition.

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Art of Conversation LXC: “Fire & I” | March 14 | Hotel Macdonald | Edmonton

Graham HicksThe Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is staging Art of Conversation LXC (90) as a special occasion on Friday, March 14. The Mac is transforming its patio into a winter wonderland an ice bar, a vodka luge, ice sculptures, etc.  (Don’t worry, you can warm up in the Wedgewood Room, where a cash bar will be set up as well.)

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Oscar Night at the Varscona Theatre | Edmonton’s Most Hollywood Party | March 2

Oscars at the VarsconaStroll down the red carpet and pose for the paparazzi at the Varscona Theatre on Sunday March 2nd to celebrate the awarding of the 86th Academy Awards in a one of a kind Oscar event. Come and see the celluloid stars the way they were meant to be seen: Projected up on the big movie screen!

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Edmonton’s Neon Sign Museum Opens at 7pm on February 21, 2014

Mikes NewsstandEdmonton’s heritage will soon be written in neon lights. Installation of an outdoor museum showcasing various historic, restored neon signs begins  February 8.  The official launch of the museum takes place on February 21, 2014 at 7pm at 104 street and 104 avenue.

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I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, 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)