Category: Arts

The Odd Couple at Surrey Arts Centre is funny, entertaining

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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 | 1 Comment
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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Stage West mounts raunchy but hilarious puppet show Avenue Q

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stage West mounts raunchy but hilarious puppet show Avenue Q

Avenue Q is Sesame Street for adults, says Stage West director Puppets, raunchy jokes and profanity, oh my! Stage West is in the midst of bringing a little bit of Broadway puppetry to its stage with the award-winning rated-R musical comedy Avenue Q and it’s as good as it sounds – maybe even better.  The […]

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Matt Blais annouces summer tour in AB and BC

| July 14, 2014 | 1 Comment
Matt Blais annouces summer tour in AB and BC

Alberta’s favourite rock and blues musician Matt Blais is proud to announce he will performing summer tour dates in Alberta and British Columbia to promote his latest album ‘The Heartbeat‘. “After a long year on the road in 2013, I wanted to recharge the batteries for myself and the band. But, after a few short […]

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Neil Thrussell releases novel ‘A Warrior’s Heart: Perseverance’

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Neil Thrussell releases novel ‘A Warrior’s Heart: Perseverance’

 High praise for new Neil Thrussel novel Neil Thrussell was thrilled when his very first novel, A Warrior’s Heart: The Awakening, hit the Amazon best-seller list in 2012. He was just as thrilled when his second book, A Warrior’s Heart: Perseverance – a brilliant continuation of the compelling story told in the first book – also […]

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