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  • Five things about opera star Anna Netrebko's Calgary debut

    Five things about opera star Anna Netrebko's Calgary debut

    She’s been called the Beyonce of the opera world, a superstar who has played the largest concert halls in the world, been nominated for Grammys and put her mark on the most iconic roles in opera. And, on Sunday, soprano Anna Netrebko will be making her Calgary debut with a concert at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. The […]
  • Sound Check: Animal instincts kick in for audience of Calgary band

    Sound Check: Animal instincts kick in for audience of Calgary band

    Stephanie McKay recommends some concerts to see in Saskatoon for the week of April 27 to May 3.
  • Starting field of CMIM's piano competition is truly international

    Starting field of CMIM's piano competition is truly international

    South Korea leads the pack with seven contestants, while the 24 pianists include only one Canadian. The competition runs from May 2 to 12.
  • Andrea Ludwig anticipating happy homecoming with Regina Philharmonic Chorus

    Andrea Ludwig anticipating happy homecoming with Regina Philharmonic Chorus

    It’ll be quite the homecoming when opera singer Andrea Ludwig contributes her voice to a landmark performance by the Regina Philharmonic Chorus and its many guests to help mark Canada’s 150th birthday. Ludwig is described as “an incredible singer … just an absolutely beautiful voice,” by Hart Godden, musical director of the Regina Philharmonic Chorus. […]
  • 5 live sounds: Calgary music you won't want to miss this week

    5 live sounds: Calgary music you won't want to miss this week

    The Stampede City Sessions cap off a busy month, while Surf Dads ride in on a new-album wave.
  • Band Listing

    Band Listing

    Army and Navy — The Band Wagon (Fri. and Sat.), jam session (Sat., 5-8:30 p.m.) Downtown Legion — Leon Ochs (Sat.) Buds on Broadway — Wild Bunch (Thurs.), Riff Raff (Fri. and Sat.), Sunday night jam (Sun.), The Sunpilots (Mon. and Tues.), Lounge Act (Wed.) Stan’s Place — Lounge Act (Fri. and Sat.) Prairie Ink […]
  • Galloping Jazz: The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra swings with PJ Perry

    Galloping Jazz: The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra swings with PJ Perry

    “Don’t Fence Me In,” the song goes. That could be jazz itself speaking. The varied musical genre refuses to be reigned in, as indicated by the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra’s next concert, The Way the West Was Swung. The idea of jazzed up country reminds guest artist PJ Perry of the Sonny Rollins album Way Out […]
  • Life on the road is Scott Cook's home sweet home

    Life on the road is Scott Cook's home sweet home

    Singer/songwriter Scott Cook is the embodiment of the adage that home is where you make it. The Edmonton-based artist, who performs at The Artesian On 13th on April 27, tours as frequently as anyone else in the industry, travelling city to city, coast to coast, and now continent to continent in his trusty vans. “I’m on […]
  • Branden Gates fiddles, sings and strums his way to a new creative plateau

    "Creating is the pursuit for me.” - Braden Gates
  • Calgary singer-songwriter JJ Shiplett keeps grounded as career takes off

    Calgary singer-songwriter JJ Shiplett keeps grounded as career takes off

    For JJ Shiplett, it’s work time. The musician isn’t offering one of those “it’s-all-about-the-work” or “let-the-work-speak-for-itself” cliches. He means that 2017 will be about keeping his nose to the grindstone, no matter how worthy of celebration and reflection it has been so far for the Calgary singer-songwriter. “I’ve been doing this long enough to know that when you […]

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