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The joys of learning to strum chords PDF Print E-mail
Written by JESSICA BARTSCH   
Friday, 15 April 2011 13:56

Listening to your music teachers can encourage developmental benefits

It is safe to say that one way or another everybody enjoys music.

Marc Eshleman, 23, started playing guitar when he was 10 years old.

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Local band to share its music with fans across Canada PDF Print E-mail
Written by SUNJEEV PRASAD   
Monday, 11 April 2011 11:13

Fall City Fall to go on cross-Canada tour with Architects and Dead and Divine

Touring across Canada and playing in popular venues would be a dream come true for many Canadian musicians.

For Fall City Fall, this dream has become a reality. They will be touring with popular Canadian bands Dead and Divine and Counterparts. The tour will be headlined by Architects, who are visiting all the way from the United Kingdom.

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Bringing art to the public PDF Print E-mail
Written by TONI ST.CLAIR   
Monday, 11 April 2011 10:58

Public Art Program providing sessions that educate and support artists in transition

Public Art in Calgary is becoming more common, with more opportunities for artists to showcase their work – just look at the “Open Spaces: Windows to a View” exhibit, an on-going exhibit showcasing local artists work at the Telus Convention Centre LRT Station.

The Public Art Program, a City of Calgary run program, provides cultural leadership while guiding the evolution of a distinct and vibrant artistic character for the city's public places. It has spearheaded programs such as “Open Spaces: Windows to a View,” as well as Celebration of the Bow River 2010.

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Calgary Underground Film Festival returns to Calgary PDF Print E-mail
Written by TAYLOR HAAHR   
Friday, 08 April 2011 14:52

Independent movies from around the world showcased

For “film nuts” like Greg Sonier, festivals like the Calgary Underground Film Festival are an opportunity to see films they wouldn’t regularly see in theatres.

“Some of my earliest recollections of things that were fun involve film,” said Sonier, who has attended the event on and off since it started in 2003.

The Calgary Underground Film Festival, also known as CUFF, starts Monday with “Tucker and Dale Versus Evil” at 7:00pm at the Plaza Theatre.

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A collaboration of song and dance PDF Print E-mail
Written by JESSICA ROSZKO   
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:22

Calgary Opera and Alberta Ballet team up for ‘Aida’ performance

Calgary Opera and the Alberta Ballet have joined forces to develop and perform Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida,” first performed at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo on Dec. 24, 1871.

Brian Deedrick, the stage director of “Aida,” said over the past two and a half weeks, both companies have been rehearsing in separate locations. Monday evening was the first time both vocalists and dancers were able to rehearse together at the Jubilee Auditorium.

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