Feature A & E Stories
- Published on Monday, 28 July 2014 13:23 28 July 2014
- Written by Ian Esplen Ian Esplen
Museum exhibit and Union Cemetery tour commemorate First World War memories
Most are familiar with the movie Back to the Future, where Michael J. Fox's mind is blown by how much history has changed in 30 years.
Calgarians will be able to have the similar type of experience in their own backyard, with the Military Museums of Calgary opening its latest exhibit, Wild Rose Overseas: Albertans In The Great War, on July 28.
"Most Canadians, have some connection to the First World War, so it's (the exhibit) for Albertans to rediscover their own family history, in addition to learning more about Alberta's contributions overseas," said Rory Cory, senior curator at the museum, when asked why the museum specifically chose to focus on Alberta's role in the war.
- Published on Monday, 28 July 2014 10:45 28 July 2014
- Written by Zarif Alibhai Zarif Alibhai
Young singer started career off as a YouTube sensation
Through his use of YouTube, Punjabi artist Sharry Maan, 31, has risen from obscurity to being one of the stars of the Punjabi music industry. His YouTube tracks — particularly the song Kudiyan Te Bussa — found a strong Internet audience.
He had his breakout year in 2010 when he released his first single Yaar Anmulle. He ended up winning the PTC Punjabi Music Award for Best Male Debut and his hit song also ended up being featured on the soundtrack of the 2011 movie Yaar Anmulle.
- Published on Friday, 25 July 2014 15:24 25 July 2014
- Written by Paulina Liwski Paulina Liwski
The Calgary Journal's list of the hottest festivals happening in the city
Dates: Aug. 6-9
Venue: Prince's Island Park
Gain a better appreciation for African culture in Calgary this summer by attending Afrikadey. This festival — returning for its 23rd anniversary — invites you to Prince's Island Park to experience the musical styles, dance, art and literature that are deeply rooted in Africa. Afrikadey will showcase a wide variety of live music, dance, food, visual arts, film, theatre and a host of many other features that are fun for the whole family. For more information on Afrikadey and on how to purchase tickets, visit afrikadey.com
- Published on Thursday, 17 July 2014 23:02 17 July 2014
- Written by Skye Anderson Skye Anderson
The Journal's take on top start-up destinations for musical acts
It can sometimes be difficult as a new band to know which music venues to call to get a gig. As well, it is important for new bands to have an understanding on what venues expect of them prior to booking.
After exploring Calgary's live music scene, these popular venues offer new bands a chance to get their name out there and gain a fan base.