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The best musical you’ve never heard of is playing in Calgary right now!

November 3, 2015

I talk a lot. I say a lot of things. But out of all the things I talk about, I don’t think I’ve ever said a sentence more than: “You should go see Once.” I said it back in 2006, …
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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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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: 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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The addictive music of New Country Rehab!

March 19, 2013

Hi, my name is Mike and I’m addicted to New Country Rehab. No, it’s not a rehabilitation centre for people who think Taylor Swift is country music. New Country Rehab is a fantastic band that comes from Ontario. Their music …
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Review: You’re a lot like Seinfeld Charlie Brown

November 26, 2012

This weekend, the curtain rose on Alberta Theatre Projects new production of the family friendly show You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. For me, Charlie Brown and I have always seen eye to eye. As a grew up, the comparisons …
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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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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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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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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, …
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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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Finally, a reason to watch TSN.

June 12, 2012

This may come as a shock to you, but I don’t watch a ton of TSN. I’ll give you a moment to compose yourself. Why are you still laughing? Anyway, the point I was trying to make is that I …
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Saving Hope: A medical show with a spiritual twist.

June 7, 2012

Remember that famous story about the New York Sun editor, who responded to a curious eight year old in his editorials that, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”? It inspired countless movies, ornaments and a renewed faith in the …
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