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Ghost River Theatre set to première Giant

By Troy Hasselman, March 8 2019 — Ghost River Theatre is set to première Giant, a work inspired by the life of wrestler André the Giant told from the perspective of his abandoned daughter, as part of the annual Festival of Animated Objects. The play uses an all-female-identifying cast, puppets, dance montages, elaborate stage setups…

Exposure Photography Festival wraps up another year

By Troy Hasselman, March 1 2019 The Exposure Photography Festival capped off another year of exhibitions with its closing gala, celebrating the work from this year’s festival. The festival has grown dramatically since its beginnings in 2004. It’s attendance averages over 30,000 people annually, with its growth only continuing this year. “The festival’s definitely bigger…

YYC Food and Drink Experience promises adventurous dining

By Troy Hasselman, March 1, 2019 The YYC Food and Drink Experience is a multi-day food program that includes 55 restaurants across the city participating in multiple events and offering prix fixe menus. Replacing the Big Taste event, the festival is set for its inaugural run and offers numerous dining and drinking options available that…

New Music: Jessica Pratt

By Troy Hasselman, February 14 2019 Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt operates on a small scale. From her stripped down arrangements to her voice that rarely sounds above a whisper, her composition style recalls the work of golden-era folkies such as Judee Sill, Karen Dalton and Joni Mitchell. Her third album, Quiet Signs, is characteristic…

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