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  • Kim Mitchell still doing his rock ’n’ roll duty

    Thursday, March 27 2014

    If you ask Kim Mitchell, nothing will ever top classic rock. And don’t worry, grunge fans, your favourite early ’90s bands are now — whether you like it not — the classic rock they were railing against back in the day. “A car at 20 years old is considered classic,” Mitchell said in a recent phone interview from Toronto, where he now works as a classic rock radio host on Q107. “Pearl Jam is classic rock now. Nirvana is classic rock. I think the fabric of classic rock is still expanding: The Trews, Rival Sons, The Sheepdogs and The Black Keys. It’s the same as standards in jazz: It is what it i...

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  • Reel life: Bio-docs seek true connection with audiences at Sundance Film Festival

    Thursday, March 27 2014

    PARK CITY, Utah — Roger Ebert’s ghost, or the Mormon flesh of Mittens? The story of a transgender singer-songwriter, or the tale of a Hamas leader’s son spying for the other side? These are real questions moviegoers must ask themselves when trying to filter through the multiple choices of personal examination that make up the Sundance Film Festival’s documentary program. After all, everyone has a life story, but not every life story makes a good movie. John Grierson, the granddaddy of documenta...

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  • Producers Guild picks 12 Years a Slave and Gravity in rare tie for top feature film

    Thursday, March 27 2014

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - For the past six years, every feature film chosen by the Producers Guild of America for its top honour has gone on to win the best-picture prize at the Academy Awards. Sunday night, Steve McQueen's historical epic "12 Years a Slave" and Alfonso Cuaron's space odyssey "Gravity" tied for the guild's highest honour. While an Oscar tie is unlikely, the rare PGA split keeps the Academy Awards race wide open in one of the tightest three-way b...

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  • Screen Actors Guild Awards buy into American Hustle

    Thursday, March 27 2014

    Hollywood loves a sequel, and this awards season is shaping up to be one. Just as "Argo" emerged as the unlikely victor over "Lincoln" last year, another 1970s-set crowd-pleaser is turning into the Academy Awards favourite over a solemn historical epic about slavery. David O. Russell's "American Hustle" took the Screen Actors Guild Awards' top honour for outstanding cast on Saturday night, beating out Steve McQueen's acclaimed "12 Years a Slave....

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  • Exhibit gets interactive in How iRan: Three Plays for iPod

    Thursday, March 27 2014

    Ruth Myles: Comic Danny Bhoy’s latest show, Dear Epson, is worth writing home about March 25, 2014. 11:50 pm • Section: EntertainmentDanny Bhoy brings his observational humour to Calgary on Tuesday and Wednesday. Posted by: Ruth Myles Know your audience. It’s a precept that holds whether you’re a Toastmaster, a merchandiser or a comedian. Danny Bhoy knows his audience and showed why he’s earned such a devoted fan base with his show at the Jack Singer Tuesday … Continue r...

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  • Testosterone-laced performance offers energetic start to Beethoven Week

    Thursday, March 27 2014

    It was inevitable that in a season devoted to “fifth symphonies” the CPO would include Beethoven’s Fifth, the most famous of all fifths. Featuring this most popular of all symphonies, the CPO presented a pair of concerts that introduced Beethoven Week, a four-concert miniseries that centers upon the music of the composer. Music director Roberto Minczuk, himself a Beethoven fan, has conducted all Beethoven symphonies with the orchestra, but on this occasion the podium was taken by Marcello Lehni...

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  • Pop Forecast: Monsters and lawyers featured in I, Frankenstein and Rake

    Thursday, March 27 2014

    “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” Bob Dylan sang. But these days, a guide through the seemingly endless flurry of pop culture offerings is just what we need. With that in mind, here is what’s on the radar screen in TV, music and film for the coming week. • MOVIES Big release: I, Frankenstein (Jan. 24) Big picture: Pop quiz, folks. If you were a scarred, immortal creature stitched together with dead body parts by a mad scientist — and shunned by humanity for hundred...

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  • Review: Calgary choral group Luminous Voices soaring to new heights

    Thursday, March 27 2014

    With several successful concerts now under its belt, Luminous Voices, Calgary's first professional choir, seems to have found its legs and is now beginning to explore different corners of the choral repertoire. From the previous concert, devoted to classic-period works, the choir on this occasion turned its attention to the great tradition of Renaissance choral music, its Sunday evening concert at the Anglican cathedral devoted to masterpieces of English choral music. In the popular imagin...

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  • REVIEW: Neil Young mesmerizes with once-in-a lifetime show

    Thursday, March 27 2014

    It was somewhat fortuitous timing. Earlier Sunday morning, one of the Canadian stations carried locally was playing The Simpsons Movie, a film that is, at its very core, under the guise of road trips to Alaska, subplots about the need for family, second chances and redemption, and hidden beneath spider songs about pigs named Plopper, an environmental film. They make the statement from the outset about the direction they’re headed and the route they’ll travel when a cartoon version of punk band ...

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  • German not needed to understand the message in Munich Now

    Thursday, March 27 2014

    It might be a golden age of television for fans of Breaking Bad, but not for Blake Brooker. He’s the (One Yellow) Rabbit mind behind Munich Now, the Rabbits’ absurdist media comedy that takes us inside the studio of a German talk show. That’s where a journalist (Denise Clarke), a celebrity chef (Christopher Hunt, no relation) and a host (Devon Dubnyk) tape their chat show, which on the day in question features a surprise guest named Vince (Andy Curtis), a Bono-esque mega-celebrity (part spiritu...

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  • Artists, scientists pen letter of support for Neil Young’s anti-oilsands campaign

    Thursday, March 27 2014

    CALGARY — More than 20 notable Canadians have penned a letter to support musician Neil Young following his concert tour to raise money for a First Nation fighting oilsands expansion in northern Alberta. The group includes creative and performing artists, authors, scientists and a lawyer. Actor Neve (nev) Campbell, Booker-prize-winning author Michael Ondaatje (on-DAHCH’-ay) and musician Gord Downie of rock group The Tragically Hip are among those who have signed the letter. It says that Young’s ...

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