Literary crushes & the naughty read-a-thon: five minutes with Wordfest's Shelley Youngblut

The Calgary Journal had a recent conversation with Shelley Youngblut, the general director of Wordfest, Canada’s 3rd largest literary festival on now until Oct. 16.

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Two to tango: performing arts vs Alberta’s economy

Albertans agree that arts are important to the province. However – as a result of the economy, as well as demographic and technological changes – there has been a large drop in attendance at live performing arts events and some corporate sponsors have dropped out of the picture. This is causing the arts community to rethink how they reach out to audiences.

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'Every type of happiness you can feel I’m feeling it right now:' 19-year-old Siksika woman named 2017 Calgary Stampede Indian Princess

Emotions filled the Carriage House Inn as the 2017 Calgary Stampede Indian Princess was announced Sunday afternoon.

After an unsuccessful attempt last year, Savanna Sparvier from Siksika Nation was crowned the champion. Tears rolled down her face and joy filled her heart when she heard her name called.

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Emo: A genre reborn in Calgary’s underground

Setting the scene

The energy in the air is palpable at Tubby Dog, one of downtown Calgary’s landmark restaurants.

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