Story and photos by Elle McLean. As Calgarians, we suffer the joy and the burden of endless out-of-town friends and family visiting us with one thing in mind: Banff. While Alberta’s national parks are beautiful and the mountains are stunning, our city has a wide variety of highlights to offer visitors as well.
Story and photos by Shane Flug. Working from their home woodshop in Bowness, brothers Martinus and Adrian Pool bring new life to old skateboards and refurbished wood with their vibrant and colourful woodworking creations. With community support and a little bit of luck going viral online last Canada Day, the wheels are in full motion serving a global clientele.
Story and photos by Sara Kuefler. Milk Mountain, the new album by Calgary trailblazers 36? is so monumental, complex and beautiful it is difficult to know where to even begin … well, since honesty in expression is of utmost value to Taylor Cochrane, frontman and writer for the band, I will start with moments of my own intimate first experience of the record.
Story by Dami Fadipe. Photo by Will Geier. With beautiful sounds that reverberate over the crowds she performs in, Yolanda Sargeant exudes a powerful presence the second her shoes touch the stage. Her soulful sound always gets the attention of her audience without fail. With such a dynamic voice, wide sphere of influence, and magnetic stage personality, Sargeant does her best to stay vigilant in her work, and modest in her accomplishments.
Story by Jamie Campbell On Thursday, Feb. 21, at Festival Hall, an intimate performance space tucked away in trendy Inglewood, two Canadian rising hip-hop groups will take the stage to kick off Block Heater. Block Heater is The Calgary Folk Music Festival’s winter festival aimed at reheating the local music and culture scene during Calgary’s winter months.
Story by Christina Wong. Be quiet. Watch your bags and your children. Don’t crowd the art and definitely do not touch the art. The various spoken and unspoken rules of visiting an art gallery are numerous. The reminders that these rules must be abided by—constant security, words of warning, velvet ropes—are also numerous, telling us that art is something that ought to be revered and respected.