Royal Alberta Museum exploring history of Chinese restaurants The Royal Alberta Museum will open a new exhibit in its Feature Exhibition Gallery on April 20 entitled “Chop Suey on the Prairies: A History of Chinese Restaurants in Alberta” which will explore the history of Chinese restaurants in the province of Alberta. The new Royal Alberta [...]
Calgary Opera presents ‘Opera in the Village’ this summer Calgary Opera will be kicking off Canada’s first outdoor summer opera festival “Opera in the Village” this summer on the banks of the Bow River in East Village. The festival will be held from August 22-25. “There are successful summer opera festivals around the world, but [...]
Giving value to the arts and culture By Shawna Stirrett Traditional arts groups such as orchestras, ballets, operas and theatres that neglect to think about how they fit into the broader social context and respond accordingly will fail. This might not happen today or the next day, but the writing is on the wall. While [...]
Local choirs to add to the Iordan festivities with traditional Ukrainian carolling Beacon Staff Reporter Showcasing the traditional Christmas festivities, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village east of Edmonton will celebrate its only winter special event, Iordan, on Jan. 19. One of the most important holy days of the Ukrainian church calendar, Iordan is also known as [...]
Premier’s Council on Culture open to applications for council members Beacon Staff Reporter In support of Premier Alison Redford’s vision to create a long-term culture plan for Alberta and reflect the province’s diverse cultural landscape, the Premier’s Council on Arts and Culture will be refocused as the Premier’s Council on Culture, with a renewed mandate [...]
Barkerville exhibit captures Chinese experience during Cariboo Gold Rush An exhibit depicting the lives of Chinese immigrants during the Cariboo Gold Rush will travel to China next year thanks to a $20,000 grant from the B.C. government. The Barkerville exhibit is put together from archives kept in the historic gold rush town, which capture the [...]
Are ISPs broadcasters? Supreme Court of Canada says no Troy Media – by Terry Field Not that we needed more proof, but a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada has provided it anyway. The digital media universe is immune to control.