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Reuben and the Dark: Arms of a Dream Tour

Story and photos by Sara Kuefler. A tune spontaneously dabbled in on a solitary piano in the middle of the floor of the unoccupied Calgary Opera; a magnificent main stage festival show, with The Dark creating undulating layers to lift Reuben Bullock’s vocals and guitar; a depth of feeling that remains vivid and heartbreaking weeks or months hence.  With experiences such as these, it becomes clear that something otherworldly is present in the artist. 

#NowPlaying: Curated by Future Womb

Curated Spotify playlist by Future Womb. This is a selection of songs and artists that have influenced or inspired Future Womb. I’m excited by artists who are both bold and vulnerable. The songs I chose, I chose because there was something about it that set it apart — these artists are taking risks, innovating, evolving and embracing their unique voice.

The Static Shift

Story and photos by Sara Kuefler The first time I saw The Static Shift perform live I thought, ‘They all have a guitar face, even the drummer!’ I guess that happens when you are a vessel for the incredible force of the blues and rock ‘n’ roll flowing through you.

Keegan Starlight

Story by Andrea Wong. Photo by Elijah Beaver. When Keegan Starlight draws a portrait, the first thing he looks at are the eyes. He is methodical in familiarizing himself with the subject, often staring at a picture for weeks on end, until he reaches an understanding that he can pass on to someone else.

Maria Koutsogiannis of FoodByMaria

Story by Dami Fadipe. Photo by Quin Hauck. It’s no surprise that the author and creator of FoodByMaria, Maria Koutsogiannis, is busier than ever before. Her new cookbook, Mindful Vegan Meals, was voted the best cookbook of June 2018 by Indigo, and she’s gained the attention of The Globe and Mail, as well as various other sites and papers, illuminating her awards.

Bake My Day: Tamara Rutschmann

Story by Christina Wong. Photos by Quin Hauck. Baking is often touted as a science. But these days, a new breed of baker is emerging, one who mixes art and science with an almost magical skill. From the creation of mythical creatures and impossible flavours to painting water coloured details and golden swatches, cake artistry has emerged as a new way to enjoy baked goods, and there is no shortage of great artists to enjoy and admire in Calgary.