Feature A & E Stories

Underappreciated Broadway drama to be put on by Calgary’s Simply Theatre company from May 20-28

ITWthumbnail“He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind, and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.” – Proverbs 11:29

So says the namesake verse and overarching moral of Pumphouse Theatre’s latest play: Inherit the Wind.

The story begins in “Heavenly Hillsboro,” the “buckle on the bible belt,” in 1925, with a schoolboy by the river, hunting worms to use as fishing bait. A classmate wanders by, remarking on the filth of this activity.

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Arts scene insiders working outside the boom and bust to build a foundation for a world class arts community

upload-781fac70-0ce3-11e6-a737-7b68f9467f56Nurtured by the support of organizations and community supporters alike, Calgary artists have, over time, put the city in the spotlight, achieving national and even international success.

As part of the Calgary Journal’s Then and Now series, which examines significant changes in Calgary, our reporters check in with several notable artists representing a broad swath of local talent.

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Movie star talks with the hosts of InnerSpace about his role in Star Trek sequel

karlurbanthumbnailWhen actor Karl Urban stopped by the 11th annual Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo on April 30, he visited with fans, participated in photo ops, and stopped to chat with panelists about his past roles within the world of sci-fi. However, he was a bit coy about how he approached his latest role, a portrayal of the iconic Admiral Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the next installment of the Star Trek film series: Star Trek Beyond.

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A look into Calgary’s alternative queer film community over the years

Filmreel2You’re sitting inside of the Imax theatre with the big screen towering above your head and a romance film playing before you. You notice a complete lack of diversity, the characters being mostly heterosexual, monogamous and cis-gendered. This timeline takes a look at queer film in Calgary from the early 80’s until now.

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