Sometimes Fast Forward scribe Andrew Torry has a play about healing fractured relationships and it's showing right now in Calgary.
Badger, produced by Theatre BSMT, is about Hester, who had a loving relationship with her family until a secret was revealed, leaving her estranged. When her sister calls on her in a time of need, Hester has to decide whether to cut ties with her family, or sacrifice herself for her sister.
Theatre BSMT's goal is to produce thought-provoking works by emerging artists, who are aided by mentors from the professional theatre community.
Changes are on the horizon for Calgary’s only artist relief society. After seven years and multiple hours of grunt work put in by its founders, the folks behind Elephant Artist Relief (EAR) are looking for new recruits.
EAR — a local advocacy group and charitable organization that provides artists with financial assistance during times of medical and dental emergencies — has put out a call for action in an attempt to recruit fresh-faced members who are ready to stand at the helm of the charitable organization as new board members. Four board positions will be up for grabs as the organization’s founders prepare to step down and pass the proverbial torch.
“The founders have been on board for a while, and they’re tired,” says EAR … Read More
The Alberta College of Art and Design has reinstated Gord Ferguson after firing him last week following a controversial performance in the school's cafeteria.
The college released a statement this afternoon that reads: "While the College’s decision to terminate Mr. Ferguson was never intended to be about academic or artistic freedom, the College acknowledges the perception this action may have created. Mr. Ferguson acknowledges that he wishes he could have had a greater opportunity to advise and support his student before he undertook his performance on April 18, 2013. Both Mr. Ferguson and the College regret that the incident happened." (Read the full statement below).
On April 18, an ACAD student slaughtered a chicken … Read More
Unfun, the Vancouver-based pop-punk band that also includes two Calgarians, were involved in a fatal accident on May 9. While all members of the band escaped with their lives, the driver of the car who hit them passed away.
Currently on tour through the United States (a trip that brought them to Calgary’s Wonder Emporium on May 1), their van was hit and totaled in Indiana. One member was on a respirator for seven hours, while two others were hospitalized for upwards of 30 hours.
Frontman Leonardo Bones shared the following statement as to what happened:
We played in Hammond that nite and after the show 4 people jumped Declan and Bee in the bar and beat them up pretty badly. When we confronted them, we realized they had more friends … Read More
“I’m not allowed to swear, ‘cause this is a church,” remarked British consul-general Tony Kay at the start of Revv 52’s British Rhapsody Thursday evening.
“But this show is f....antastic!”
Kay was definitely correct In the sense of “fantastic” being unrestrainedly extravagant, and mostly right about it being wonderful and remarkable. Performing the best of British pop from the 60s through today, Revv 52 was clearly having a ball, and it couldn’t help but rub off on an almost-full house at River Park United Church.
Although the 50-voice ensemble can sing quite well, their sheer gusto was the standout quality. In the concert’s first half, the choir was competent on “There’s a Kind of Hush”, “Yesterday” and “A Whiter Shade of Pale” but they fared much … Read More