Category: Arts

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Oscar’s year of the Joker

It’s pretty safe to say, even before all the rewards are handed out and the speeches given, that the 81st Annual Academy Awards will be remembered as the year movie fans are either satisfied,...

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Five-hole action

You are bound to be entertained when you get to see a play that blends the rough and sweaty world of hockey with, well, the rough and sweaty world of sex. Ladies and gentlemen...

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The power of Doubt

It’s 1964 in the New York Bronx, a time of controversy, a time of eminent change. With the assassination of an archetypal American president only a year prior, and with the emerging civil rights...

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Holy Toledo

One afternoon a couple of years ago, Calgary bassist and composer Rubim de Toledo was in his studio writing music for an upcoming show with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. From his apartment overlooking the Elbow...

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Black History Month celebration heats up February

Last year they made history. This year they’re going to battle it out. Local non-profit organization Collectively Eclectic is throwing their second annual Black History Month celebration, Legacies 2009: The Battle, Feb. 13 at...

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Uncovered: Dancing around Calgary

Among all the great theatre and festival events happening in our fair city there are two devoted to dance. Dancers Studio West annual Alberta Dance Explosion festival is happening February 11-14, 18-21, 25-28. In...

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Expression behind bars

Going into prisons and communicating with and instructing inmates in the art of dance has the potential to be a daunting task for many people, Amie Dowling is not one of these. Dowling has...

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Invisible in my city

Donning masks and dark-hooded sweatshirts, three young actors strove to portray the lives of the invisible in a production entitled This is My City during week three of Calgary’s High Performance Rodeo. Produced in...