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Life & Times: Country-blues sideman was a mainstay of Edmonton music scene — Fred LaRose (1954-2013)

Published in the Edmonton Journal September 8, 2013. BY AMANDA ASH, EDMONTON JOURNAL EDMONTON – Fred LaRose was the rhythm, the heartbeat and the lifeblood of many Edmonton bands. A pillar in the music scene for 40 years, LaRose jammed and toured with nearly every local act. Onstage, he was the bassist in the background. […]

Dinosaurs roam again at Science World

Published in the Vancouver Sun July 30, 2011 BY AMANDA ASH, SPECIAL TO THE SUN Jennifer Chow sounds like she’s in trouble. Over the phone, it’s a jungle of noise and excitement as ravenous creatures chatter and chirp. Critters screech in the background. A bloodthirsty roar rings out in the distance. Then comes the low, […]

Need a new workout? U Got It

Published in the Vancouver Sun on May 9, 2011. BY AMANDA ASH, VANCOUVER SUN Juggling family engagements, job deadlines and personal sanity on a day-to-day basis can be a workout in itself, but thanks to a group of Vancouver women, there’s a new way to get -or stay -in shape even when your schedule is […]

Inject some fun into your spring fitness routine

BY AMANDA ASH, SPECIAL TO THE SUN It happens to the best of us: Spring rolls around, and as we strip off the pea coats and oversized sweaters, we notice a little jiggle in our step. The gym is a logical place to start a sand-and-sun fitness routine, but for most people, hitting the treadmill […]