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Review: Playing with the Sonos: Play 1

July 11, 2017

I don’t know how tech reviewers do it. A few weeks ago, I was lent a Sonos: Play 1 to check out and write about my thoughts. I don’t do a lot of tech reviews, but I had been really …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Review: ‘Kim’s Convenience’ is a perfect family comedy about an imperfect family.

September 7, 2013

With the days getting shorter and the nights getting cooler, that can only mean one thing: theatre season is back!  This season, I’ve goal to see as many shows as possible, starting with Kim’s Convenience. Kim’s Convience is the first …

k.d lang’s Balletlujah: Helplessly perfect.

May 9, 2013

Ballet and I haven’t always gotten along.  For me, it’s sorta like that cousin you see at family reunions. You understand why people like them, but you just don’t. But add in a remarkable talent like k.d. lang and a …

Review: An epic battle between Shakepeare and Zombies hits the Calgary stage!

March 28, 2013

I’m pretty lucky to know some great people.  Great people like Alex Kingcott, who I called yesterday when it was decided that I was too sick to go to the opening night of Ground Zero‘s production of William Shakespeare’s Land …

Is Oprah Calgary’s favourite thing?

January 22, 2013

Oprah is on tour. No, she doesn’t have a rock album to promote, she’s going on tour to do what she does best: talk. The owner of the OWN network is on a mini tour of Western Canada, with stops …

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 …

Me and Steve Martin

July 22, 2012

Okay, so the title of this blog post would imply that I hung with Steve Martin this weekend, and let’s be honest, I didn’t. But what I did do was go and see him and concert, which was so great, …

Review: Cavalia

May 26, 2011

The thing about being media, you get to see a lot of shows. Some are good, some are great and inevitably, over time, you become more and more difficult to impress. Not cynical, just an over-reaching feeling that, “Yeah, I’ve …

Five Tweets: Riverdance Review

April 19, 2011

Tonight the fast moving fancy-free feet of Riverdance came to Calgary for an exclusive one week engagement.  If I’m being honest, I’ve probably never had Riverdance on top of my MUST SEE list, instead the show was probably always on …

Review: Too Cool For School-Hannah Georgas at The Gateway

January 23, 2011

Special Review by Dan Meades Hannah Georgas took the stage at The Gateway to a somewhat sparse but excited crowd for her first performance of 2011. The four piece rock band had a traditional set up and presented a very …

Review: Dan Mangan in photos!

November 18, 2010

I just got home from my first Dan Mangan concert and I honestly don’t really know what to say about the sold out show.  At this point, I feel like I’ve been talking about Mangan for the past year and …

Sneak Preview: Dan Mangan in concert!

November 16, 2010

Special review written by Dan Meades Well I just could not wait until Wednesday at Knox United to see Dan Mangan so I made the trek on Monday to see him and his band play in Canmore; here is a …