Tagged july 28 2016

Canadian artistry celebrated on annual Polaris Music Prize short list

July 26, 2016 — The Polaris Music Prize released its 2016 short list on July 14. The annual award, along with $50,000, is given to the Canadian artist whose album is considered to have the most artistic merit, without taking into consideration factors like genre or sales. This year’s 10 shortlisted nominees range from Vancouver…

Tragedy shouldn’t prevent travel abroad

If recent news is anything to go by, the world is starting to look like a really scary place. On July 14, a man drove a 19-tonne cargo truck through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, killing 84 and injuring 303. One of the victims was MacEwan University student Mykhaylo Bazelevskyy, in France…

Calgary Fringe Festival celebrates 10th anniversary with absurd lineup

By Jason Herring with files from Rachel Woodward, July 26 2016 — It’s a milestone year for the Calgary Fringe Festival. The event returns to Inglewood for its 10th anniversary from July 29 to August 6 with more of the world’s strangest and most unconventional theatre. Fringe festivals are unique because all performances submitted are…

Alberta Abroad program coming to a close

By Cynthia Kwan, July 26 2016 — A popular international internship program for university graduates in Alberta is on its last legs. According to a recent announcement on their website, the internship program Alberta Abroad has been cancelled by the Ministry of Advanced Education for financial reasons. “Our government is committed to enhancing access to foundational…

Cécile Doo-Kingué gets political at Calgary Folk Music Festival

By Ashton Chugh, July 26 2016 — Cécile Doo-Kingué kicked a variety of musical asses during the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival. A returnee from 2015, Doo-Kingué’s eclectic guitar and powerful vocals had Folk Fest faithfuls on their feet applauding as she finished her set on the main stage. “It was nice to know that we…

Loose Moose Theatre company gives action genre improv twist

By Rachel Woodward, July 26 2016 — The Calgary Loose Moose Theatre company will bring the live improvised action movie Kill Hard back to the city for a second year after making appearances at the Calgary and Edmonton Fringe Festivals in 2015. The show will run at the Loose Moose Theatre for late night showings…

Lemon Bucket Orkestra jams at Folk Fest workshops

By Melanie Woods, July 26 2016 — While mainstage headliners played to hundreds of tarpies under the sun at the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival, six side stages hosted dozens of concerts and collaborative workshops on topics ranging from the blues to “Mullets, Beards, Barrettes.” One of the highlights of the packed schedule came Saturday…

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