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Global TV Edmonton Shoots the Opening of the Capital Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park

Capital Theatre Fort Edmonton Park Global Edmonton shoots the opening of the 1929 reproduction of Capital Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park on August 26, 2011. The Capital Theatre is the first of many projects for Fort Edmonton Park. The Capitol Theatre is a re-creation of the 1920’s theatre located on Jasper Avenue and 100 Street. The re-creation will be a 250 seat theatre. The intent is to re-create the former Jasper Avenue façade following the restoration in 1929. Internally, the building will incorporate modern construction methods, but balance issues such as building code and the necessary technical infrastructure with historical authenticity. Construction on the Capitol Theatre began in the summer of 2010 and was completed in August, 2011.

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MacEwan University Rebrands their Student Newspaper to The Griff in September

The Griff MacEwan University NewspaperCome September MacEwan will rebrand their student newspaper  from Intercamp to The Griff with a nod to their athletic teams,  The Griffins. The student newspaper began as a newsletter in the early 1990s when MacEwan was still a community college. This name Intercamp reflected and united the four individual campuses that make up MacEwan. When MacEwan dropped community from its name in 1999, Intercamp was being published as a full-fledged newspaper. MacEwan has come a long way since then, and to celebrate this evolution, they decided it was time the student newspaper followed suit. See the rest of the posting by Jenny Feniak, former events reporter for the Edmonton Sun.

Edmonton’s Quon Dynasty to Air on Citytv Edmonton and Calgary This Fall

Quon Dynasty Edmonton TV SeriesThe Quon Dynasty, a tv series produced by of Anaid Productions with offices in Edmonton and Vancouver,  follows Canada’s favourite family of Chinese restaurateurs as they seek to solidify—and expand—their decades-old prominence on Edmonton’s chow mein scene at the Lingnan Restaurant. Inter-generational friction and deep-rooted sibling rivalry cause plenty of sparks (most of them hilarious), but abiding love and loyalty keep the family business moving (or occasionally lurching) forward. Canada first fell in love with the Quons on Anaïd Production’s award-winning series The Family Restaurant. Now, with a new title and a new broadcaster, excitement is building to see where their story takes us this year. No longer tied to food as an ever-present theme, this new series will expand our view of this amazing family.

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Art of Conversation with Graham Hicks and Rob Christie in Edmonton March 30

Rob Christie and Audie Lynds of Capital FM, and Graham Hicks, cordially invite you to join us at Art of Conversation LV at O’Byrne’s Irish Pub in Edmonton.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
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)