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Reviews of all things I find interesting.

Amy Schumer fills the Saddledome with big laughs and bigger heart!

November 30, 2016

“Amy Schumer is playing the Saddledome?” Yes. It’s a question I’ve answered many times since it was announced that one of the world’s biggest comedians was not only coming to Calgary, she was playing the city’s biggest venue. Now, I’m …
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Review: Come From Away welcomes all with open arms!

November 23, 2016

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy “Do you remember where you were on September 11th?” It’s a question that almost every North American will be asked for the rest of our lifetime. For 700 people, the answer will be Gander, Newfoundland. A …
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Five years later, Broadway Across Canada’s Book of Mormon worth the wait!

September 8, 2016

Written by Alex Kingcott. I never turn down a chance to be Bloggity’s theatrical stand-in. When he offered the chance to see and write about Broadway Across Canada tour of The Book of Mormon, I jumped at the chance. It …
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Review: What it’s like to watch The Lion King as an adult!

August 14, 2015

This week, Broadway Across Canada’s production of The Lion King returned to Calgary. This was also the forth time I have seen the show since it started touring all the way back in the late 90s. That, my friends was …
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Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios is wildly weird!

April 10, 2015

I’ve lived in Calgary for ten years, and by my count, Cirque du Soleil has come here five times. Maybe six. But they come to town enough that some Calgarians might be asking themselves “So how’s this show different than …
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What is Alberta’s best backcountry secret? Meet Mount Engadine Lodge.

February 23, 2015

When it comes to experiences in Alberta’s mountains, there’s probably none more iconic than staying at the backcountry lodge. Far away from civilization, the internet and many of life’s distractions. Not to mention, you usually need to hike/ski/horseback ride to …
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Welcome to Ronnie Burkett’s Daisy Theatre, the year’s most unforgettable experience!

February 21, 2015

Ronnie Burkett is one of those names that if you move to Calgary, you hear all the time. Especially if you’re even the slightest fan of theatre.  But if you didn’t know who he was, or what exactly he did, …
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Netflix Canada’s next big hit: Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!

January 22, 2015

I’ll be honest, while I love Netflix Canada, I don’t always dive right into their original series, but that hasn’t stopped me from losing sleep over my excitement for the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which will be released on the streaming …
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Altered states: Metric’s concert is at the Wrong Place At The Right Time!

August 31, 2014

Altered States is an exclusive three-city concert series that kicked off in Calgary on with Metric.  Next, it heads East to Toronto with a performance from Death From Above 1979 and to Montreal with sets from A-Track and Chromeo.  I decided to send my friend Brie, who knows …
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Review: Odysseo harnesses beauty and spectacle!

April 24, 2014

Seeing horses in Calgary is really nothing new. After all, we’re home to the world famous Calgary Stampede, our police patrol on them and wild horses have been known to even wander our city’s streets. But seeing the horses like …
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Review: “West Side’s” influential story has no end in sight!

February 12, 2014

I honestly can’t tell you if I’ve seen West Side Story before.  I think my sister got me the DVD for Christmas like ten years ago, but I also think I returned it, probably to buy another season of Buffy. …
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Review: A love/hate relationship with Justin Timberlake’s new tour!

January 14, 2014

The math was simple. Justin Timberlake concert = awesome fun times. Or so I thought. I just got home from Justin Timberlake’s first concert of 2014, here in Edmonton, Alberta. The show, is the second lag of JT’s world tour, …
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Suit up: Indochino comes to Calgary!

November 17, 2013

For the second time since its inception Indochino: The Traveling Tailor has come to Calgary and just like last time, I needed some help.  I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but I’m not very fashionable. If I could dress like …
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Hedley with headphones: The Quietest Concert Ever!

October 27, 2013

What if you could go to a concert and not leave deaf? That’s basically the concept behind the Quietest Concert Ever. Well, at least that’s what I took away from it!  Yesterday, Parks Canada, CBC Music and Banff National Park …
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99 Word Review: Gravity

October 3, 2013

As theatres continue to compete against home entertainment systems, rarely are there movies worth the cost of premium seats or IMAX experiences, until today.  Ever since I saw Gravity on Wednesday, I honestly can’t stop thinking about it. I want …
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