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  • Montrealer Charlotte Cardin cracks iTunes top-50 list for 2017

    Montrealer Charlotte Cardin cracks iTunes top-50 list for 2017

    The Montrealer and La Voix alum made the coveted year-end list with her debut EP, Big Boy.
  • 5 things to do in Metro Vancouver: Dec. 15 to 21: VanDusen Festival of Lights, Dálava

    5 things to do in Metro Vancouver: Dec. 15 to 21: VanDusen Festival of Lights, Dálava

    5 Things to do in Metro Vancouver: Dec. 15 - 21
  • Jay-Z concert holds fans spellbound at Rogers Place

    Jay-Z concert holds fans spellbound at Rogers Place

    If Saturday night proved anything, it’s that Jay-Z was wrong. Turns out there is love in the heart of the city, at least for the Brooklyn-born hip-hop artist and mogul. Holding a near-capacity audience at Rogers Place spellbound for close to two hours, Jay-Z ran through a set of old favourites and new tracks from […]
  • Unique Christmas concert goes deep underground

    Unique Christmas concert goes deep underground

    A Canmore company has created an unforgettable experience to celebrate the Christmas season deep in the Rocky Mountains. Canmore Cave Tours’ Spirit in the Mountain features three Alberta groups in one unforgettable concert venue — 30 metres below ground in Rat’s Nest Cave. Performances will be held in the Grand Gallery in the heart of Grotto Mountain six kilometres […]
  • Veteran songwriter Tom Phillips says goodbye to 'champagne mornings' and greets a new day on Plastic Machine

    Veteran songwriter Tom Phillips says goodbye to 'champagne mornings' and greets a new day on Plastic Machine

    On Drinking Days, the final song on Tom Phillips’ new record, the veteran Calgary songwriter seems to offer a bittersweet farewell to his wild years. With a hint of rueful nostalgia, our narrator reflects on a life of “champagne mornings” and “good wine all afternoon” before revealing his drinking days are over. The song then […]
  • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra teams up with Jann Arden for Christmas cheer

    Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra teams up with Jann Arden for Christmas cheer

    When Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Karl Hirzer chatted with Postmedia about two upcoming sold-out Christmas shows with Jan Arden earlier this week, he was not entirely sure what the setlist would entail. In fact, the 28-year-old resident conductor had yet to meet with Arden to discuss the two shows, to be held Dec. 13 and 14 […]
  • SaskExpress delivers a musical that's full of Christmas cheer

    SaskExpress delivers a musical that's full of Christmas cheer

    It’s a special Christmas season for Danny Balkwill and SaskExpress. Balkwill, the artistic director and CEO of SaskExpress, will mark his first year at the helm of the organization with All I Want For Christmas Is You, a musical which opened on Dec. 6. The musical, an original story relating the trials and celebrations of […]
  • Bridges Events Dec. 8-14

    Bridges Events Dec. 8-14

    Event listings are a free, community service offered by Bridges. Listings will be printed if space permits. Submission deadline is two weeks before the event date. Please send submissions to bridges@thestarphoenix.com. # MUSIC Fri., Dec. 8 Rock Candy Buds on Broadway, 817 Broadway Ave. Sheldon Tyke Army & Navy Club, 359 First Ave. N. The […]
  • Town Talk: Odd Squad celebrates 20 years of helping addicts recover

    Town Talk: Odd Squad celebrates 20 years of helping addicts recover

    ODD EVENING: Twenty years ago, Vancouver police constables Toby Hinton and Al Arsenault founded what would become Odd Squad Productions to help youngsters evade or overcome the lure of drugs. It wasn’t always an easy sell, even among police. But Chief Constable Adam Palmer was unequivocal at OSP’s 2016 gala: “To make it clear, the […]
  • Review: Yo-Yo Ma envelopes CPO and audience in night of stellar music

    Review: Yo-Yo Ma envelopes CPO and audience in night of stellar music

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his super-star presence to the Jack Singer Concert Hall Thursday for a one-show appearance with the CPO in a performance of Dvorak’s much-loved Cello Concerto in B minor. To no great surprise, the hall was packed to the rafters, including all the extra seats in the choir stalls. The festive air […]

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