Masked Canvas Productions takes viewers down the Rabbit hole

Masked Canvas productions held their first ever launch party on Saturday, March 24 at the Chinese Cultural Centre to promote an upcoming play titled Wonderland. The party, called the Down the Rabbit Hole Masquerade, was filled with acro-yoga performers, singers, comedic acts and a trailer for Wonderland, which offered the …

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Local band hopes to inspire listeners

Calgary based band, The Ashley Hundred, always wanted to release a full length album. “I guess it was always part of the plan,” said Brett Cassidy, the band’s banjo player, in a phone interview. However, the cost of recording, producing and releasing the album initially held the band back from …

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Theatre is about being human

Family is everything, and nothing matters more in this world. ‘The Humans’ cannot stress this enough, and portrays this theme beautifully in a well-acted, well laid out, poignant way. ‘The Humans’ is a play written by Stephen Karam, following the lives of the Blakes during Thanksgiving. The youngest daughter, Brigid …

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Stephen Avenue gets snow from Banff

A stretch of Stephen Avenue will be filled with snow and people freestyle skiing and snowboarding on April 26. Banff’s Sunshine Village Ski Resort will be hosting their annual Downtown Throwdown and dumping three tonnes of snow straight from the Canadian Rockies onto Stephen Avenue. “We want to bring the snow …

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Local suspense series Faultline joins the film world

The pilot for Faultline, a dark thriller web-series, held its Calgary premier on Feb. 4, 2018 at Kensington’s Plaza Theatre.   The six-part series follows three sisters, who reconnect with each other, to piece together a crime that took place 15 years ago, ending in their mother’s arrest and suicide. …

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A tale of tarnished gold

What’s Gold Bloody Gold about? The book is about my father’s gold discovery in Mali, in West Africa in 1981. He flew to Mali at the behest of a financier based in London. The result of his work was a geological report that delineated vast gold reserves in the western …

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Startups in Calgary bring innovation to the masses

    With tech startups on the rise in Calgary, businesses such as MowSnowPros and Parkchamp are experiencing great success.   Parkchamp was founded by Maggie Young and Alex Chalamova. It’s a free application that allows people to reserve and pay for parking spots all through their smartphones.   Parkchamp …

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Comic Life is the good life

A panel of seven comic artists was featured by the Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) Alta. South division on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at the Fort Calgary Theatre. Jillian Fleck, Tyler Jenkins, Nick Johnson, Troy Nixey, Ben Rankel, Riley Rossmo and Dave Whamond, all giants in the comic book industry, …

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Empire of the one

The life of Tetsuro Shigematsu has been nothing short of extraordinary. His experience as a writer for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, a columnist for The Huffington Post, a playwright, a filmmaker, and a one-man show actor, have all uniquely distinguished Shigematsu’s career among Canadian broadcasters. Shigematsu has written and …

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The seven seeds of wellness

Through the challenges of divorce, family and going back to school, SAIT Journalism student Janaia Hutzal finds solace in focusing everyday on the seven aspects of wellness that she’s authored two books about so far. Spiritual, emotional, occupational, intellectual, social, physical and environmental. Hutzal has written books about how fulfilling …

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SAIT Study Abroad makes international study affordable

SAIT study abroad programs give returning students the opportunity to travel abroad in the summer to countries such as Australia and Singapore at an affordable price. “These programs can be life-changing,” said Laura Lavigne, project coordinator for educational relationships and Study Abroad at SAIT. Lavigne said that students having to …

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From SAIT IT to custom mini figure press 3D-Printer Grym Forge provides affordable custom goods for tabletop gaming

For tabletop war and role-play gamers alike, quality 3D-printed terrain and custom miniatures are about to get exponentially cheaper and more convenient to get a hold of. The credit for this goes to Grym Forge, an emerging online retailer run by James Eby, a member of SAIT’s academic IT department …

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Sickboy breaks illness-related stigmas through humour Halifax-based podcast hits The Gateway

The Gateway’s Thursday, Jan. 11, 2017 conclusion to the Polar Jam marked Sickboy’s first collective appearance in Calgary, with a line-up of guests that wrote in as fans to appear on the podcast to talk about their illnesses. Sickboy is about making conversations about illness and disease easier to have, …

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CUFF.Docs show final words of Charles Manson

The fifth annual CUFF.Docs International Documentary Festival came out of hiding during the weekend of Nov. 16, bringing some of the most unique films to the city. The annual documentary film festival featured four film directors in attendance. One of the directors in attendance was Calgary film director, James Buddy Day …

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Celebrating the Indigenous new wave

A music mentorship program, a series of in-community workshops and an intimate evening of live music, poetry and story-telling, are the gears that run New Constellations. “We’re just artists engaging with other artists who happen to be Indigenous. “We want to let the artists articulate what they want in the …

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Youtube star behind the viral sensation, the harlem shake, gets emotional in new EP

How do you separate the artist from the comic? When your internet presence is known mainly as being the king of alt-comedy on YouTube, when you’ve made videos about eating rats and baking cakes from vomit, it’s not easy to take a step in a completely different direction. This is …

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The legend continues

The Legend of Zelda returns with the Symphony of the Goddesses on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. The video game series is presenting its second concert with live music from local and international instrumentalists and clips from The Legend of Zelda games, displayed on a …

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Back to the Future star set to visit largest entertainment convention in Calgary

Canadian movie star Michael J. Fox, AKA. Marty McFly on screen will be speeding into the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo at 88 miles per hour. “It’s so exciting. He’s somebody that we’ve been working on for several years and we’re just really happy that all the schedules aligned and …

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SAIT’s new downtown culinary campus prepares future entrepreneurs

The Tastemarket had its grand-opening to the public on Friday, Nov 2. to give the first class of SAIT Culinary Entrepreneurship students an opportunity to get a 100 per cent hands-on experience in a culinary workplace. “It’s needed. There’s an entrepreneurship class in many universities, but The Tastemarket is the …

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Beakerhead Club in full swing

        As of the week of Nov. 1 2017, The Beakerhead Club is now considered an official club by SAITSA and is in full-swing preparing for 2018s iteration of Beakerhead amongst other things. Beakerhead is Calgary’s very own science, art and entertainment festival and year-round education initiative. …

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