Travel back in time with the Glenbow Museum

Behind the Scenes tours offer a glimpse into the Glenbow’s eclectic archives The Glenbow Museum is now organizing themed Behind the Scenes events in which they take tour groups into their archives to show artifacts not commonly seen or exhibited on the main floors. “For Behind the Scenes events we …

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Two decades, one chord

Sloan returns to Calgary with the One Chord to Another 20th Anniversary Tour It’s impossible to forget your first concert – not the Black Eyed Peas show at the Saddledome you dragged your parents to when you were nine, but your first real concert. Your first rock show, your first …

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RapSheet: East Coast

The east coast blew up this past month with new music and teasers from Royce Da 5’9”, Danny Brown and A$AP Twelvy. Fans are patiently waiting for April 15 to hear the new album, Layers, from Royce Da 5’9”. The Detroit rapper released a mixtape titled Trust The Shooter to …

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Going underground

Calgary Underground Film Festival digs deeper for its 13th year The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is about to screen some of the most atypical films around, ranging from bizarre horror flicks to cult classics by Richard Linklater. Brennan Tilley, lead programmer and administrative manager for CUFF, said the festival …

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Into the unknown

Adventure photographer Carsten Peter to speak in Calgary Adventure lovers and photography buffs will have the chance to listen to German photographer and filmmaker, Carsten Peter, speak about his wildest experiences around the globe. His lecture series, Extreme Planet, presented by National Geographic and Calgary’s Arts Commons will help you …

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Feel-good movies

Calgary festival uses film and art to take on stigmas surrounding mental illness With initiatives such as Bell Let’s Talk and To Write Love On Her Arms, the movement to bring discussions about mental illness to the mainstream is gaining momentum at an unprecedented rate. A group of Calgarians is …

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Following the winds of shit

Mr. Lahey (John Dunsworth) and Randy (Patrick Roach) have just finished filming the tenth season of the Trailer Park Boys and are now touring across North America with their stand-up show, Randy and Mr. Lahey LIVE.  I managed to get a hold of them as they “[followed] the winds of …

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R.I.P. Phife Dawg Sad news clouded the hip-hop world after Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest passed away on March 22, due to complications from diabetes. The “Five-Foot Assassin” was reportedly working on two projects this year with producers 9th Wonder and Nottz. SxSW This year, Calgary’s own Humble …

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Sofar Sounds is so close to you

The local alternative and underground music scene has always been a staple in Canadian culture, and Calgary is delving deeper into that movement with secret events called Sofar Sounds. Winnie Huang, a third-year business student at the University of Calgary, was instrumental in bringing the famous underground organization Sofar Sounds …

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The power of poetry

Spoken word performer Shane Koyczan to debut new material in Calgary To this day, Shane Koyczan’s poetry is still relevant, so much that he is doing a tour across Canada. His first stop will be on April 1, in Calgary. A Canadian poet, author and performer, Koyczan grew up in …

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Kicking off Calgary’s Year of Music

45th Annual JUNO Awards come to Calgary The 45th Annual JUNO Awards will be held in Calgary, on Sunday, April 3, at the Scotiabank Saddledome. From March 28, until the evening of the awards ceremony, there will be several events happening throughout the city, including the much-anticipated JUNOfest at various …

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Album Review: Flatbush ZOMBiES

Flatbush ZOMBiES 3001: A Laced Odyssey (2016) The Glorious Dead Records For the Flatbush ZOMBiES, March 11, marked the release of their much-anticipated debut album, 3001: A Laced Odyssey. Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Eric “The Architect” Elliot make up the Flatbush ZOMBiES, hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y. Successful in the …

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RapSheet 2016 Expectations

2016 is shaping up to be a memorable year in the world of hip hop. Anderson Paak dropped his second studio album, Malibu, on Jan. 15, with help from the legendary Dr. Dre. February came with Kanye West bordering on clinical insanity after numerous twitter rants, a beef with Wiz …

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Brooklyn Beats comes to Calgary

Masta Ace delivers his signature rhyme and flow at Commonwealth Bar and Stage Although it is just beginning to feel like spring, the legendary emcee from Brooklyn, Masta Ace, is prepping for The Falling Season. Masta Ace will be performing at Commonwealth Bar and Stage on March 24, along with …

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Yann Martel vists Calgary

Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, recently visited Calgary and discussed his newest novel, The High Mountains of Portugal, and why he likes putting animals in his stories.Associate Professor Harry Vandervlist, from the University of Calgary, interviewed Martel on stage at the Calgary Public Library’s John Dutton Theatre. Associate …

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Out of hibernation

Wintersleep returns to the forefront of the indie rock world with their new album, The Great Detachment. The band recorded the album, at Halifax’s Sonic Temple, where the band recorded their previous album, Welcome to the Night Sky, as well as a part of New Inheritors. The return to the …

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Telus Sparks Presents Body Worlds Vital

TELUS Spark presents Body Worlds Vital, now open until May 31, for Calgary’s viewing pleasure. Body Worlds has been around for over seven years and has left people in awe every time. For $24.95, you can see the newest showcase of healthy, active men and women baring it all in …

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Off the cuff comedy, camp and King Kong

The Kinkonauts’ Improv Laboratory invents a new kind of entertainment The Kinkonauts are Calgary’s very own improv group that delivers weekly shows based completely on spontaneity. They started seven years ago and have been running strong ever since. Owen Chan, one of the founders of The Kinkonauts, said the group …

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Album Review: Wintersleep

Wintersleep The Great Detachment (2016) Dine Alone Records Wintersleep’s sixth studio album, The Great Detachment is a partial return to the songwriting style that made 2007’s Welcome to the Night Sky so popular. The band has been able to change their sound with each new record, and The Great Detachment …

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The pi maker

Wordfest welcomes author Yann Martel to Calgary Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, will be in Calgary this week discussing his newest novel, The High Mountains of Portugal. Martel’s works, which can be classified as magical realism, are well-known for their allegorical nature. “I come up with the idea …

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