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Calgary

Hot Art Round-Up: Jun 7 – 9

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, JUNE 7

Lancette Burton: Day Dreamer
Loft 112, 4 – 9 pm

Free First Thursday Night
Glenbow Museum, 5 – 9 pm
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The bell that rang when Chuvalo fought Ali

By SILVIA PIKAL

Exhibit in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame/Photo by Silvia Pikal.

The year was 1966.

The place was Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.

And the fight was between George Chuvalo and Muhammad Ali.

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15 things to do in Calgary in June

By RACHAEL FREY

Photo courtesy Monsieur Periné.

MONSIEUR PERINÉ

This Columbian group mixes Latin and European influences in their Afro-Caribbean sound. See them on June 4. Read more…

Hot Art Round-Up: Jun 1 – 3

By HOT ART YYC

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

Art Auction Launch Party
Motion Gallery, 5 – 9 pm

Andrée-Anne Roussel / -Pathie
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 7 – 10 pm

Bruise Me Softly
Stride Gallery, 8 pm – midnight
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The journey of the Kimball Theatre Organ

By SILVIA PIKAL

Photo by Jason Dziver.

On a Tuesday afternoon in March, Jason Barnsley, the National Music Centre’s collections and exhibitions technician, is playing some movie jazz on the Kimball Theatre Organ.

Barnsley is a trained organist who plays and tunes the assemblage of pipes, valves, cables and instruments that make up the instrument, which lives on the third level of Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre.

Using both hands and feet to control the keys and levers, he can play the pipe organ, snare drum, xylophone, glockenspiel and several other instruments to give the audience the feel of an orchestra.

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3 new eats in Calgary

By RACHAEL FREY and SILVIA PIKAL

Looking for something fresh? These places have opened in Calgary within the past few months.

LITTLE LOT DINER 

Check out Little Lot Diner for casual and tasty breakfast, and lunch and dinner, from bennies to burgers. They’re also licensed and serve 12 cocktails, 4 rotational taps and a coffee bar. Read more…

Hot Art Round-Up: May 24 – 26

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, MAY 24

Riley Thérèse – Baptizing a Ghost
ACAD, Marion Nicoll Gallery: 6 – 8 pm
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Dining Spotlight: Stephen Deere

By SILVIA PIKAL

May 22, 2018 

Photo by Nadine Benoit.

Stephen Deere decided to try something a little less traditional when opening Modern Steak in 2014. The steakhouse and cocktail lounge has a rotating, seasonal menu that encourages guests to choose their steak from a selection of local ranches, all in a bright and energetic space. Guests can expect to hear hip-hop, R&B, dancehall and reggae tunes that are selected — and often spun — by the owner himself.

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4 must-see art exhibits in Calgary

By SILVIA PIKAL

May 18, 2018 

Alma Duncan, Self-Portrait With Braids, 1940, Library and Archives Canada.

NOTABLE SELFIES

For those who deride the “selfie” as an obsession of the iPhone-toting, avocado-obsessed millennial, don’t forget that people have been making self-portraits since early homo sapiens carved sketches of themselves into cave walls. Read more…

Hot Art Round-Up: May 17 – 19

By HOT ART YYC
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Built to Last: Behind the scenes at Alberta Boot Company

Decorative stitching is sewn on to the upper part of a boot. (Photo: Jason Dziver)

On Alberta Boot Company’s 40th anniversary, we take a sneak peek at how the boots — and the legacy — are made

By RACHAEL FREY

If Ben Gerwing isn’t up front in the Alberta Boot Company store greeting customers and fitting them for the perfect pair of boots, you might find him in the factory at the back of the building cutting leather, or applying stain to soles, or any of the 200 steps that go into custom hand-crafting a pair of boots. Read more…

Hot Art Round-Up: May 11 – 12

By HOT ART YYC

FRIDAY, MAY 11

Jane Reeve & Ross Lynem | Perspectives
Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Friday (5 – 9 pm) and Saturday (2 – 5 pm)

Fibre Composites
Framed on Fifth, 6 – 9 pm

Gala of the Arts
Central Memorial High School, Centre for Performing & Visual Arts: 7 – 9 pm
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