The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Arts and Entertainment

In 1975, Elton John was playing a series of benefit concerts at a club called the Troubadour in West Hollywood. It was something of a return to his old stomping grounds, as John played here when he was in the process of getting discovered. His first performances there in 1970 were included as a part of the 50 greatest shows of the last 50 years by Rolling Stone magazine.

Calgary’s downtown core is filled with both high-rises and businesses large and small, creating traffic for hundreds of commuters heading to work or just to get a bite to eat. But on Sept. 21, some of the city’s residents slowed down to show what can be done to some of Calgary’s smallest public spaces for the third annual International PARKing Day.

When it comes to Soca music, those who know and love it will tell you how Soca becomes a part of them. It is a specific style of Caribbean music that was born out of love and continues to bring people together. 

Every fall, a new young woman is crowned the Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess. On Sept. 22, Cieran Starlight of Tsuut’ina First Nation took the stage at Enmax Park alongside six other young women who competed to take her place. During her last day as princess, Starlight attended the fall fair to perform traditional dances.