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500 and Counting: The adventures of Damon and his ProArts Society

Well, now we know why Damon Johnston of the ProArts Society resonates so much with the work MUSICAlive! does: he’s been involved in many of the projects that have helped form the Calgary arts scene in the last 30 years. He’s part of our musical DNA, from Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Dancers’ Studio West, the seminal 10 Foot Henry’s nightclub (from which today’s

What’re You Doing This New Year’s Eve?

by Carey Rutherford Like the song says, I’m wondering . . . . Sorry for the lack of poetic extrapolation, but I’m wanting to give you as much notice of as many options as I can find in as little… Continue Reading →

Holy Cow: You Can Hear Good Music at the Stampede. Since When?

by Carey Rutherford We know it’s coming. Anyone who’s been in this city for a decade has it carved into their forehead by now, and if you’ve lived in Calgary for your whole life you’ve moved from love to ecstasy… Continue Reading →

An Email About Music: There’s Lots Around

by Carey Rutherford Carey, I would like to take someone somewhere different. Where can we go to see a play/opera, or hear some classic music, on a budget? –Kevin Hey Kevin: Just getting back from finally seeing “Avatar” with T… Continue Reading →

Do fun names equal great performances? There’s one way to find out

by Carey Rutherford How can you resist a performer named ‘Big Dan and the Country Boogie Band’? to be honest, I know nothing more than that about the musicians, but like Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans, I’d want to… Continue Reading →

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