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Reviews of all things I find interesting.

New Michael Bernard Fitzgerald!

October 25, 2012

A few weeks ago, I interviewed Michael Bernard Fitzgerald about his new upcoming album. While the album isn’t out yet, he did release a new video for an acoustic rendition of one of his new songs “Firecracker.”

I scream for Screamfest!

October 21, 2012

Every year, around this time of year, my friend calls and asks if I want to go to Screamfest. Screamfest is Canada’s largest Halloween Festival and it features haunted houses, Halloween themed carnival games and creepy and disturbing entertainment.

I saw Justin Bieber on tour…so you don’t have to.

October 14, 2012

Of all the crazy things I get to do with with this blog, going to a Justin Bieber concert wasn’t exactly one that I was dying to do. But this past Friday, after scoring some seats from the tour’s sponsor …
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Free Download: Reuben and The Dark’s new song!

October 11, 2012

If your iPod is looking for some fresh new tunes, look no further than Reuben and The Dark, whose new single is now available on their website for free. (Man, I love that word: FREE.) Calgarians might already know Reuben, …
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Should you be over the moon for CBC’s Over the Rainbow?

September 17, 2012

Yesterday, CBC launched its newest reality singing competition Over The Rainbow. Like “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?” before it, OTR is on search for the next Dorothy, who’ll star in an upcoming production in Toronto, produced by …
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The five best things about Evil Dead:The Musical.

August 17, 2012

Calgary is known for a lot of things: The Calgary Stampede, traffic, proximity to the Rocky Mountains and wicked storms. But it isn’t really known for being evil…until today. One of my favourite musicals of all time returns to the …
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Hell on Wheels: A hell of a good show.

August 12, 2012

On Sunday night, I was stoked to attend the premiere party for the second season of AMC’s Hell on Wheels. Calgary might seem like a weird place to hold the event that featured the entire cast and crew, but not …
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Emmylou Harris in the mountains: Concert perfection.

August 10, 2012

Emmylou Harris is one of those people that I’ve heard of, but I couldn’t tell you what she looked like or even the name of one of her songs. I have a feeling that admitting that is some how music …
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Review: Broadway Across Canada’s “Mary Poppins” soars high!

July 31, 2012

When the curtain rose for tonight’s opening night production of Broadway Across Canada’s Mary Poppins at Calgary’s Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, I could barely contain my excitement. Mary Poppins was one of my favourite films growing up and I don’t …
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Folk Fest Recap: All the right folks!

July 31, 2012

I told myself that I wouldn’t write about the Calgary Folk Music Festival until my toes were completely free of mud. Yes, it took me this long. But now that my feet are as clean as a baby’s bottom (ew), …
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Calgary Folk Music Festival: My Top 5 Picks!

July 26, 2012

Today is like Christmas day for music lovers in Calgary.  It’s time for the Calgary Folk Music Festival and I couldn’t be more excited. Just after I post this, I’m going to have a nap and then I’m going to …
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Listen now: New No Doubt and new Green Day!

July 16, 2012

Wow! What a day! New music from No Doubt and Green Day, welcome year 2001, we’ve missed you! After nine long years, No Doubt is finally back with a new song. It’s called ‘Settle Down’ and it’s such a great …
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Beakerhead gives Calgary a ‘Bang On’ tease!

July 6, 2012

Over the past week, if you’ve been spotting giant monster-like robots around the city, you’re not the only one.   The first robot to get everyone’s attention was Titanoboa, an 11-metre long battery-powered mechanical snake that was definitely more impressive than …
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Jersey Boys review: The Calgary curse is broken!

July 1, 2012

Truth be told, Calgary has a long history of being the worst audiences at a concert ever.  I don’t know how many times I’ve been told to stop dancing at a pop concert or shrunk back in my seat, weighed …
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Metro: Religion, Face eating and Bad parenting! Oh my!

June 29, 2012

First things first, I love having a column in Metro. It lets me pretend that I’m a legitimate writer.  That being said, sometimes it’s hard to say what I want to say, when I’m limited to 400 words.  This week …
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