The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Arts and Entertainment

Twenty-one-year-old Peter “Doneze” Robinson is a hit-making Nigerian-born rap artist who performs in the United States and has been listened to millions of times online.

Over half of artists as a whole in Canada are female, but only slightly more than a third of all conductors, composers and arrangers are women – a problem that seems especially apparent in classical music. Although masculine bias in classical music is as old as the industry itself,there are efforts to represent more women in this category today.

Sarah Torkoly has been dancing since she was young. At 21-years-old, she turned that passion into a business by opening the first drop-in dance studio in Edmonton. With it being a success in Edmonton, she expanded that studio to Calgary, hoping to create an outlet for adult dancers.

An overwhelming majority of Albertans believe that historical resources are important to their overall quality of life — although few people report actually visiting them. But at least one local museum reports they are actually seeing increases in visitation by their use of technology and community engagement.