A year and a half ago Adam Goldman and several of his friends began making a web series called The Outs, which followed the aftermath break up of a young gay couple in New York. The show slowly spread and won a huge following. It was realistic, funny and presented the world with real gay characters and believable depictions of 20-somethings. Goldman and co. are now back at work with a new web series called Whatever This Is.
Elliott Brood are a band drawn to history. Their most recent album Days into Years was inspired by a visit to a military cemetery in France where Canadian veterans are buried. The album before that, Mountain Meadows, despite the deceptively peaceful title, was named after a massacre.
The popular quiz fill in the blank show Match Game will be returning for a second season on Comedy Network. The first episode of the new season will premiere on September 2 with episodes airing Monday to Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
On the stage is a large red chair. It is big by any standards. It is meant to dwarf a relatively tall man in 6′ 1″ Richard Hanna to make him look 4′ 8″. As I said it is a very large chair. It also has the fringe benefit of giving him access to his harp.
The third day of the Calgary International Blues Festival brought electric guitars and lots of slow dancing. The acts were more varied than the previous two days, straying from traditional blues including a cajun band. Each one brought something new and wonderful to the table that was completely different from whatever came before it.
The second day of the Calgary International Blues Festival brought another batch of three excellent mainstage acts. Despite repeatedly threatening to rain, the skies stayed clear. The night began with some blues based music that dipped into various other genres including funk and rock, followed by beach inspired blues, rounded out with some excellent Motown.
Yanomi is dressed in an eye catching and bright outfit complete with red glasses, face paint and artificial flowers. She stands out even in a room filled with other eccentrically dressed Calgary Fringe Festival performers.
The Calgary Fringe Festival is mostly an indoor event with performances in local theatres, churches, art galleries and other spaces. This year that is not the case. In addition to the Fringe Festival is the Calgary International Street Theatre Festival taking place for the first time. Performances including knife throwing, juggling and acrobatics will be taking place throughout Inglewood (where the Fringe is held) and downtown Calgary over the course of the festival.
On Thursday, August 1, the Calgary International Blues Festival kicked off at Calgary’s Shaw Millennium Park with three mainstage performances. The festival promises to bring lots of good electric guitar playing, patterned button-up shirts and quality blues music.
The annual Calgary Folk Music Festival took over Prince’s Island Park for four days–July 25 to 28–as 13,000 spectators, volunteers and musicians took part in the eclectic and wonderful mix of music on offer. This year’s event was even more impressive given that the island was submerged by water during the floods that hit the city five weeks ago.