Jazz and bop and the birth of cool. The Yardbird Suite was the hippest juke joint you could imagine in 1960s Edmonton. Don Hill connects with music legends Tommy and Ida Banks and entertainment writer Colin Maclean over their memories of the club.
One of Edmonton's Chinatown Gates may seem a little out of place. Find out why, back in 1987, it made sense for the Harbin Gate to be constructed where it stands now and how it inadvertently tells the story of Edmonton’s ever-moving Chinatown.
The story of CKUA Radio's baby grand piano—an aged, unexceptional instrument whose cover is adorned with signatures of generations of legendary musicians. Don Hill examines some notables—and the memories surrounding them—with the help of CKUA staff.
The legendary earworm-of-a-song, The Bird Dance has a big Edmonton connection. Find out how the Edmonton band, The Emeralds, made the song their own and made it a certified hit, from founding member Allan Broder.
Writers Daood Hamdani and Richard Awid, and the Canadian Council of Muslim Women’s Zohra Husaini tell the story of the Al-Rashid and the multi-faith effort to build “the first real Little Mosque on the Prairie”.
The city’s former Historian Laureate Shirley Lowe explains the mid-century rationale behind the Metropolitan Edmonton Transportation Study, a failed inner freeway ring proposal that would have paved over our inner city and cherished river valley.