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MUSIC PREVIEW: Rock (and rap) Against Racism
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“I love and treasure individuals as I meet them; I loath or despise the groups they identify or belong to,” said the late George Carlin – and he may have been onto something there. In other, gentler words (Carlin was a bit of a grump), if you judge people one by one, and truly don’t […...
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PLAYBILL: Art for art’s sake
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Any artist who’s ever been turned down for a grant should feel their blood boiling over Art. As will the characters in Yasmina Reza’s play – the English translation at the Varscona Theatre April 26-May 14. Starring local familiars Glenn Nelson, John Sproule and Frank Zotter in this Shadow Theatre...
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End of the Earth
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Related Posts:End of the EarthEnd of the EarthEnd of the EarthEnd of the Earth now in book form!End of Mirth, by Chad Huculak
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Last Toke in the Big Pink
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With weed about to become legal in Canada, I’m comfortable with a full disclosure: I smoked a lot of dope inside MacEwan University’s Jasper Place building when I was a music student there in the early 1980s. After a farewell party on April 28, the campus will be abandoned, the arts programs move...
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MUSIC PREVIEW: Downtown Mr. Browne
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Jackson Browne has turned his early success into an epic career now spanning six decades and 14 studio albums. The most recent of those, 2014’s Standing In the Breach, still, after all these years, found its way to No. 15 on the US chart. Playing Monday night at the Winspear Centre, Browne origin...
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REVIEW: Cinderella a real Cinderella story
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In 1957, I joined over an astonishing 100 million North Americans to watch a live, black-and-white telecast of a new Rogers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella. The show featured that rising new Broadway star, a pre-Oscar Julie Andrews. The design was spectacular and the music was lovely – althoug...
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REVIEW: John Mayer no one trick pony
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John Mayer has turned self-indulgence into an art form. This is the whole point of being a rock star, isn’t it? To “indulge yourself.” It’s one of the seven deadly virtues of rock ‘n’ roll. Self indulgence is not necessarily a bad thing. It only means that you will do only what you love to [̷...
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PLAYBILL: We’ve CRADDOCK with you!
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Chris Craddock is on a role … ooh, make that roll. You know what? It works both ways. The Edmonton actor-playwright recently made his directorial debut in what turned out to be Alan Thicke’s last starring role in a feature film, It’s Not My Fault and I Don’t Care Anyway (based on one of Cra...
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End of the Earth
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Related Posts:End of the EarthEnd of the EarthEnd of the EarthEnd of the Earth now in book form!End of Mirth, by Chad Huculak
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Rock opera dares to suggest Jesus human
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When Jesus Christ Superstar was released in 1970, it was condemned by many Christian groups because it dared to suggest that Christ was human and Judas was a tragic figure. At the time, lyricist Tim Rice observed, “It happens that we don’t see Christ as God, but simply the right man at the ...
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