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Boots & The Hoots: All hat and plenty cattle

  Maybe the idiom, all hats and no cattle, comes from Texas. Some might have heard it uttered from the lips of J.R. Ewing, a fictional character in the TV series Dallas that appeared first in the late 1970s but … Continue reading

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Into The Dead South in Southern Alberta

Dirty Country Point camera on the face, on a farm track. Hitch up the cello and start whistling. That’s the opening shot of The Dead South’s fabulously popular video (over 35 million YouTube views in just over a year) of … Continue reading

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Ryan Adams playing with some cool cats in Calgary: gig review

Few artists have been as prolific as Ryan Adams in getting out their recordings. The Jacksonville, North Carolina-born singer, songwriter, producer and poet has released 17 albums, starting with Heartbreaker in 2000. Karen Elson Up first though was the support … Continue reading

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He doesn’t do happy but he does it really well (review of Steven Wilson gig in Calgary)

Opening scenes: Urban life & Hand. Cannot. Erase Steven Wilson was three songs into the set when a confession was made. More on that in a few moments, but first let’s mention the visual display that figured prominently in the gig: a … Continue reading

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Summer concert: Adventures in music @connectcharter School

With the final term of the year coming to a close, Connect Charter School students put on a summer celebration to please a full range of musical tastes. Under the musical direction of Mr Bolen, the hundred strong Grade 6 … Continue reading

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Three bus loads of Connect Charter School musicians play The Jube

Three bus loads of musicians from the Connect Charter School took to the big stage at The Jube (Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium) today. Forming two bands, the Grade 6 and 7 students played in the Calgary Performing Arts Festival (formerly the … Continue reading

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Winter music concert: Connect around the world

This was not your ordinary school concert. Of course, there were some standards like Good King Wenceslas, but Jingle Bells was really rockin’. Silent Night was sung partly in German, and Celtic and Swahili songs featured alongside a beginners guide to Beethoven’s … Continue reading

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