Arts & Culture

New Music: PUP

By Troy Hasselman, April 4 2019 — Through their three releases, PUP have made a name for themselves as a pop-punk band that goes beyond the three power chord ex-girlfriend diss tracks that characterize so much of the genre. With their creative song structures, strong level of musicianship, introspective lyrics and innovative music videos that…

Corey Hart exhibition opens at NMC

By Troy Hasselman, March 27 2019 — Milestones: Corey Hart, a new exhibition by the National Music Centre (NMC), opened on March 22 to honour Hart’s recent induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The exhibition takes a look at the life and career of the musician known for hits such as “Sunglasses at…

Coming out Monologues return for 10th Anniversary Edition

By Troy Hasselman, March 27 2019 — The Coming Out Monologues, YYC returned to the city for its 10th anniversary edition, showcasing the voices and talents of LGBTQ+ individuals from around our province and country. From its beginnings as a single-night event at the University of Calgary in 2009, the Coming Out Monologues has grown into…

School of Creative and Performing Arts present ALCHEMY Festival

By Troy Hasselman, March 27 2019 — The University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) ALCHEMY: Festival of Student Work is returning for another year with performances from various departments and across different artistic mediums. The festival will include performances that showcase the school’s drama, music and dance departments among other creatives…

Plans for potential upgrades to Arts Commons under way

By Troy Hasselman, March 22 2019 — A 10–15 year plan to upgrade the Arts Commons’ facilities known as the Arts Commons’ Transformation Project (ACT) is in progress, after Calgary City Council gave conditional approval on March 4 with assessments surrounding the upgrades currently taking place. The upgrades comprise four major projects that will restore…

Sled Island announce second wave lineup

By Kade Marshall, March 22 2019 — Sled Island announced its second wave lineup on March 19, adding numerous acts from diverse genres and locations for the festival that takes over Calgary’s downtown core for a weekend every June. Sled Island artistic director Maud Salvi highlighted far-travelling artists on this lineup announcement, mentioning Ghanian folk…

Vertigo Theatre previews 2019-20 season

By Troy Hasselman, March 22 2019 — Vertigo Theatre has announced what is sure to be an eventful 2019–20 season, including fare from local artists, original plays, adaptations and three world premières. “The Vertigo Theatre has been around for over 40 years doing exclusively mystery plays. We’re the only full-time, season-based mystery theatre in the…

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