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Zelda symphony to unite fans through music

By Clara Sadler, September 13 2016 — To the delight of Legend of Zelda fans across the city, Symphony of the Goddesses — an orchestral performance of music from the long-running video game series — will play in the Jack Singer Concert Hall on September 22. The concert will feature music from some of the…

Virtual Reality arcade levels up Calgary gaming scene

By Clara Sadler, September 8 2016 — Want to walk through a video game, shooting zombies and slicing fruit for real? Now you can. Level 1 Escape has brought Western Canada’s first virtual reality arcade to Calgary and it feels like Star Trek’s holodeck. The arcade, consisting of two bay stations with VR headsets, headphones,…

Escape rooms offer puzzling alternative to a Friday night out

By Clara Sadler, October 20 2015 — Though escape rooms originated in Japan, the puzzle-based games have swept across North America and a number of Calgary companies now offer them. During a game, you and your friends are locked inside a room and must solve a series of puzzles to escape. The puzzles range from…

Horoscopes: September 24

By Clara Sadler, September 24, 2015 — Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) You will be drafted into the Skeleton War. After you die, your bones will rise from the grave to fight for a cause they truly believe in. Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) An off-brand Minion toy that you won at a…

Pizza Week serves up twists on a classic dish

By Clara Sadler, September 24 2015 — They say a good pizza consists of crust, cheese and toppings. But the dishes served up at YYC Pizza Week contain a whole lot more than that. Starting on Sept. 25, restaurants across Calgary will create unique pizzas sold for $20. Participating restaurants and pizza connoisseurs are encouraged…

New Music: Five Finger Death Punch

By Clara Sadler, September 17 2015 — I picked up the new album by Las Vegas heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six, on a whim. The chainsaw-swinging zombie adorning the cover caught my attention, and I expected a tirade of full-force metal when I started the album. But rather than going…

Artists contend for Polaris Prize

The 2015 Polaris Prize short list was announced July 16. The annual award, selected by a panel of 11 Canadian music journalists, recognizes exceptional Canadian full-length albums. Factors like sales or genre aren’t taken into consideration — the albums are judged solely on artistic merit. The 10-album short list for the award was announced following…

Rooftop patio showcases experimental films

By Clara Sadler, July 23 2015 — Canadian experimental film series Fresh Short Shorts will showcase new and old videos on Broken City’s patio until August 19. Inspired by the success of last year’s The Alphabetic Order of Things, an outdoor showcase of experimental Canadian films, EMMEDIA decided to host another series of similar screenings,…

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