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It is officially my third week as part of the Calgary Citizen team and so far I’ve been covering lots of neat community stories. Today’s feature marks my favourite story by far though because I had the chance to interview Terri Clark about her upcoming induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Growing up on a farm, it’s not surprising I am a MASSIVE country fan. My mom raised our family with country music playing 24/7, and Terri Clark was among the many female country artists our family loved. I am also thrilled to attend the Canadian Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony on Thursday! At the event, I’ll get to see Clark on the red carpet as well as the other inductees: Trooper, Diane Dufresne, and Dr. Oliver Jones. I’ll also have the opportunity to see performances by Clark, Trooper, and Dufresne. Who knew that as an intern I’d get to cover such exciting stories?
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👀 In today's edition:
Teri Clark returns home to Alberta
The perfect storm for wildfires
Stage West’s latest a nod to Dolly Parton
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In 2018, Terri Clark was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. // Submitted
Growing up in Alberta, Terri Clark’s country roots are deep. She grew up in Medicine Hat playing guitar and singing. Her family comes from a musical background; her mother was part of the folk scene and her grandparents were both well-known country musicians. Thursday, she will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Calgary’s Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre.
Nashville: Clark knew she wanted to pursue music since she was younger, so throughout high school, she saved money to make the move from Alberta to Nashville— and it all started in a Honda Civic.
An illustrious career: Clark has toured with George Strait, Reba McEntire, Brooks and Dunn, and Toby Keith. She’s also had the opportunity to collaborate with many artists including Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, and Dean Brody
Another milestone: Clark became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2004. Of the 72 members, Clark is the only Canadian female.
We spoke with Clark about her career and how honoured she is to be inducted on Thursday, right here in Calgary.
Need to know
🔥 Hot and dry conditions are creating the “perfect storm” for fires as the province continues to battle dozens of wildfires. (City News)
💸 A Calgary woman was forced to pay a stranger's fine at the registry or she was at risk of receiving one of her own. (CTV News)
🤽 Calgary’s wading pools, spray parks, and outdoor pools remain dry despite warm May weather ahead of the long weekend. (Global)
💔 A Calgary manslaughter victim's remains have been found in Banff National Park three years after her killing. (CBC)
🐕 The Calgary Humane Society is offering an Emergency Boarding Program that offers foster homes for pets as the province’s wildfires rage on.
🌊 The risk of flooding in Calgary this year is considered "normal” according to city officials but they warn that could change.
👨 A new composite sketch of a deceased man who was found in 2022 was released by police in hopes of determining the man’s identity.
🎸 Stampede’s Nashville North has announced its 2023 lineup which includes artists Dallas Smith, Elle King, High Valley, and more.
🚴♂️ The Parks Foundation of Calgary has officially opened its new cycling track which is available for all ages and skill levels.
🔑 War Amps 2023, the key tag service that has returned over 1.5 million sets of lost keys is mailing out tags in Calgary.
🎶 Postmodern Jukebox is bringing its unique vintage twist on modern hits to Calgary on June 16. Don't miss this unforgettable musical experience. Get tickets here.*
🏃 Races are over 85% sold out! Register today to secure your spot at the 59th Servus Calgary Marathon on May 28!*
Catch 9 to 5 The Musical at Stage West until June 25. // Submitted
It’s time to call it a day because 9 to 5, The Musical has taken over Stage West. Based on the 1980 hit movie starring Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda, the production follows the story of three female coworkers pushed to their boiling point by their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical boss. Adapted into a Broadway show in 2009, 9 to 5, The Musical is an exciting, hilarious, and empowering story that far too many can identify with.
Read the full story to see what actress Julia Juhas, who made her Stage West debut, loves about playing the witty character of Violet Newstead.
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