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Shrek comes to the stage

Shrek comes to the stage

“Ogres are like onions!” as Shrek explains to Donkey. “Onions have layers. Ogres have layers… you get it? We both have layers.” Bow Valley High School’s production of Shrek The Musical is much the same way, as drama teacher Adrienne Fossheim sees it.
Cardiff chats with the Eagle prior to his return to Cochrane

Cardiff chats with the Eagle prior to his return to Cochrane

Craig Cardiff is a busy, busy man. The folk singer/songwriter has produced an epic 16 albums and tours relentless around Canada, making a point of playing some of the more offbeat locales.
Film group brings Oscar-winning movie, Birdman, to Cochrane

Film group brings Oscar-winning movie, Birdman, to Cochrane

Cochrane’s Chinook Film Group is offering this year’s Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, Birdman, for the month of March, showing at the Cochrane Movie House.
'City boy' comes to rural Alberta

'City boy' comes to rural Alberta

When it comes to the Calgary music scene, Jory Kinjo is a seasoned veteran. Born and raised in the city, Kinjo spends his time between Calgary and New York. “We’re lucky in Calgary and the musicians there don’t always realize that.
'Subtle' Virginia mountains inspire The Steel Wheels

'Subtle' Virginia mountains inspire The Steel Wheels

When it comes to musical inspiration, it doesn’t get much better than the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.
Guitar trio opens a new musical frontier

Guitar trio opens a new musical frontier

Three isn’t always a crowd, especially when it comes to the Montréal Guitar Trio (MG3). The group made up of Sébastien Dufour, Marc Morin and Glenn Lévesque actually found having a musical group based around the guitar to be more of a challenge.
Moss' passion leads him to the studio

Moss' passion leads him to the studio

As the point of retirement comes closer, so do thoughts of taking up a hobby – art, crafts, volunteering, or whatever seems to pass the time in an enjoyable way.
Strauss releases 'colourful' 15th album

Strauss releases 'colourful' 15th album

Most artists jump at the chance to record at least one or two albums in their musical career. Last year, Norm Strauss recorded album number 15 of his career, The Color of Everything. “The songs make it fresh.
Combining their two loves; music and fly-fishing

Combining their two loves; music and fly-fishing

At first glance there may not seem to be a direct link between fly-fishing and making music. One is described as a ‘contemplative man’s recreation’ and the other an artistic expression put out into the world.
Chinook Film Group screens Jon Stewart-directed film

Chinook Film Group screens Jon Stewart-directed film

The Chinook Film Group’s February pick is by a director more known for his satirical take on current events rather than as a serious filmmaker. On Feb.