Category: Music

Elton John – 40th anniversary of ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Elton John – 40th anniversary of ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

Elton John at the top of his game and sounding better than ever One of the reasons “classic rock” doesn’t die is because the music industry keeps reviving it – like the Elton John masterpiece Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Happily, the four-CD, one-DVD set to commemorate the album’s 40th anniversary is more than mere record label recycling. Included […]

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Canadian music – Make it about artists, not industry

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian music – Make it about artists, not industry

Canadian music veteran says time to help local venues, increase access to American market for performers Re. Canadian music industry to be studied by Ottawa As the government sits down to study the Canadian music industry, I would like to give some simple and hopefully useful suggestions to the committee, as a lifelong musician, performer […]

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Canadian music industry to be studied by Ottawa

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian music industry to be studied by Ottawa

Canadian music industry is big business The Canadian music industry has been revolutionized by digital technology and Ottawa will be investigating how it can help artists and music companies. Government and opposition MPs are on the same page about a Commons study into the Canadian music industry as a whole, set to begin this week. It’s […]

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Monkey Junk, Harpoonist & Axe Murderer in Calgary Saturday

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Monkey Junk, Harpoonist & Axe Murderer in Calgary Saturday

Monkey Junk and The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer on stage at Bowness Community Hall Monkey Junk and The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer – two of the hottest touring blues acts in North America playing in Calgary Saturday, Feb. 22. Between these two bands they are up for a total of 8 Maple Blues Awards this […]

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Early Music Voices presents period instrumental Bach concert

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Early Music Voices presents period instrumental Bach concert

J.S. Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor Early Music Voices and Red Deer Symphony Orchestra will present J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor, an all-period instrument concert on February 23 at 3.30 p.m. at Christ Church Elbow Park, Calgary. A talk will be held at 3.00 p.m. in the sanctuary preceding the concert, to be […]

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Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to test run ‘Tweet Seats’

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to test run ‘Tweet Seats’

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra going interactive during Beethoven’s World: Rush Hour The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will be a conducting trial of its “Tweet Seats” project Jan. 23 during their live performance of Beethoven’s World: Rush Hour at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts. Audiences seating in the Tweet Seats section can tune […]

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Kat Danser – Canada’s Queen of the Swamp Blues

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kat Danser – Canada’s Queen of the Swamp Blues

By Geoff McMaster   “Please, don’t sing!” That was the message Kat Danser heard again and again when she was growing up on a farm in Saskatchewan. She has a contralto voice—deeper than most females—and to her family’s ear it just didn’t sound right. But Kat Danser loved music. She remembers playing John Denver’s Country Roads over and over […]

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Sista Monica roars into Calgary Blues Festival

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sista Monica roars into Calgary Blues Festival

2013 edition of Calgary Blues Festival another huge success By Vanessa Canevaro   Sista Monica converted the masses at the Calgary Blues Festival with her powerful presence and soulful style. The “Blues Lioness” performed to an enthusiastic crowd at Shaw Millennium Place Saturday evening, as blues and gospel fans danced at the foot of the […]

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National Youth Orchestra of Canada to play Calgary

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
National Youth Orchestra of Canada to play Calgary

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes young talent in concert As a precursor to its 2013/2014 Concert Season, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will welcome Canada’s best and brightest young musicians to the Calgary stage with the National Youth Orchestra in Concert at Jack Singer Concert Hall on Tuesday, August 6. At this special concert, Calgary audiences will […]

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Abbie Thurgood singing her way to Nashville one stage at a time

| July 2, 2013 | 2 Comments
Abbie Thurgood singing her way to Nashville one stage at a time

19-year-old Abbie Thurgood recorded her debut album in Nashville As a spunky teen, Abbie Thurgood snuck into bars in Calgary to belt out rock-country songs. “I’ve been doing open mics since I was 14 years old. My kids are never going to know what I did when I was younger, because I was kicked out […]

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