SkirtsAfire to burn glass ceiling

SkirtsAfire to burn glass ceiling

Whatever you think of grouping artists by gender first and by their art second, consider the all-female SkirtsAfire “herArts” festival – playing March 6-9 at venues around Alberta Avenue – as “theatrical affirmative action.” The stats on theatrical sexual equality in Canada are “grim,” says festival director Annette Loiselle, citing a 2008 study done by […]

COMEDY: Brent Butt ALMOST a movie star

COMEDY: Brent Butt ALMOST a movie star

The great thing about being a stand-up comic who gets a TV series is that you have a pretty sweet gig to fall back on once the series – inevitably – ends. A lot of comedy actors who try to be comedians after their television careers end aren’t so lucky. Ask Michael Richards. Brent Butt […]

Edmonton indie game developers find success par for the corpse

Edmonton indie game developers find success par for the corpse

  Pity poor Sir Reginald the Obtuse. He is brave, adroit, fleet of foot. But if you want to get across that spike pit, you’re going to have to bounce off poor Sir Reginald’s spike-riddled carcass to do it. The video game platformer Life Goes On is the most twisted little piece of black comedic […]

Young Drunk Punk has Edmonton roots

Young Drunk Punk has Edmonton roots

Before Bruce McCulloch became a dad who wears pyjamas in the daytime and lives in the Hollywood Hills, before he became a comedy star in Kids in the Hall, he was a young drunk punk in Edmonton. There’s the perfect title of the one-man show he’s bringing to the Arden Theatre on Jan. 27: Young […]

End of the Earth, by Chad Huculak

End of the Earth, by Chad Huculak

 

End of the Earth, by Chad Huculak

End of the Earth, by Chad Huculak

Cheech and Chong and Gaye Delorme

Cheech and Chong and Gaye Delorme

Fans and friends remember Gaye Delorme as an incredible guitarist with a wicked sense of humour. He died of a heart attack in the summer of 2011 at the age of 64. He was frail and almost blind from diabetes in the last few years of his life, yet still capable of orchestrating the absurdity […]

Timmies Cup Theatre, by Chad Huculak

Timmies Cup Theatre, by Chad Huculak

Timmies Cup Theatre, by Chad Huculak

Timmies Cup Theatre, by Chad Huculak

End of the Earth, by Chad Huculak

End of the Earth, by Chad Huculak

No Mo’ NoMoMovember: McKeen mows mo’

No Mo’ NoMoMovember: McKeen mows mo’

Edmonton City Councillor Scott McKeen has kept his promise and cut off his Monopoly mannish moustache to raise $1,000 for Movember – and thank God that’s over. At the urging of the ill-conceived NoMoMovember Movement – as hard to say as it is to get behind – which was dedicated to the eradication of hideous […]

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS: Cave, Giant, Butt

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS: Cave, Giant, Butt

Summer with Nick Cave in Edmonton – what could be better? His cold, dark love songs will go well with the heat on Saturday, June 28, when the Australian troubadour plays the Jubilee Auditorium, which happens to be the day after the last day of school. Cave and the Bad Seeds are touring select North […]