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Stage West Rumours & Dreams showcases Fleetwood Mac songs

August 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Stage West Rumours & Dreams showcases Fleetwood Mac songs

Stage West Rumours & Dreams also features music from Heart, Jefferson Airplane By Krista Sylvester It’s hard for him to pick just one but if he had to, Rumours & Dreams producer Randy Johnston would pick Tusk as his favourite most influential Fleetwood Mac song. Now that the busy month of July is over, you still […]

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The Leonard Nimoy I knew: U of A’s Vern Thiessen

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Leonard Nimoy I knew: U of A’s Vern Thiessen

U of A playwriting alumnus recalls collaborating with the late Leonard Nimoy By Geoff McMaster for the University of Alberta News A “kind and gentle man,” a humble celebrity and “brilliant visual artist” is how Vern Thiessen remembers Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at the age of 83. The actor who played Star Trek’s iconic uber-rational […]

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Michael Green tribute from playwright Brad Fraser

February 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Michael Green tribute from playwright Brad Fraser

Michael Green lauded for innovation with One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre There is a generation of us in the theatre who encountered one another in a vastly different Calgary in 1987 and 88. After the oil bust of the mid-80s thriving Calgary was a dusty city with a lot of For Rent signs and more […]

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The Odd Couple at Surrey Arts Centre is funny, entertaining

January 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Odd Couple at Surrey Arts Centre is funny, entertaining

Surrey Arts Centre The Odd Couple isn’t perfect, but still worth the ticket price I grew up in the 1970s watching The Odd Couple on television, so the Surrey Arts Centre’s version of the Neil Simon play was familiar, funny, and mostly a riot. But I do have a nit to pick. A small nit, […]

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Joe Cocker, 70, dead of lung cancer

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Joe Cocker, 70, dead of lung cancer

Joe Cocker duet with Jennifer Warnes, “Up Where We Belong,” topped charts in 1980s British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70. His London-based agent, Barrie Marshall, said Cocker died early Monday of lung cancer in Colorado, where he has lived for the past two decades. Cocker was known for a memorable Woodstock performance and cover […]

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George Wendt headlines ‘Fox on the Fairway’ – Stage West

September 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
George Wendt headlines ‘Fox on the Fairway’ – Stage West

George Wendt surprised people still recognize him from his days on TV sitcom “Cheers” Everybody knows his name. And while Stage West theatre may not be his usual stomping grounds, actor George Wendt (also known as, of course, the lovable Norm from “Cheers”) is making himself quite comfortable in Calgary during the run of the […]

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Lyle Lovett coming to Edmonton and Calgary in Sept.

September 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lyle Lovett coming to Edmonton and Calgary in Sept.

Lyle Lovett: Calgary – Monday Sept. 22, Edmonton Tuesday Sept. 23 A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums – and he returns to Alberta this September. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, […]

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Who was Robin Williams? A very, very funny dude…

August 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Who was Robin Williams? A very, very funny dude…

Robin Williams starred in “The Crazy Ones” on CBS, which cancelled the show after one season The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent – what do you think you’d be doing if you didn’t become a comedian? – and within seconds Robin Williams was impersonating physicist Stephen Hawking getting a […]

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Robin Williams death stuns Canadian comics

August 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Robin Williams death stuns Canadian comics

Robin Williams dead at 63 of apparent suicide Canadian comedians are mourning the death of American comic and actor Robin Williams as the loss of one of comedy’s greats. Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday. He was 63. “Very sad to hear the news about Robin Williams. Big loss […]

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90.3 Amp and Jann Arden go toe to toe over editing songs

August 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
90.3 Amp and Jann Arden go toe to toe over editing songs

90.3 Amp says it doesn’t play Jann Arden music Canadian pop artist Jann  Arden is criticizing Calgary radio station 90.3 Amp for cutting song playing times in half as part of a new format called QuickHitz. Want to listen to a shorter tune by Justin Timberlake? Or maybe a cut-down version of Katy Perry’s latest hit? […]

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