A monument to music and those who make it

Calgary musicians and studio owners comment on the impact of the NMC

NMC Wide ShotStudio Bell, the new home of the National Music Centre (NMC), is a project many years in the making — almost 18 to be exact. Its completion in July marks what could be a defining moment in Calgary’s relationship with music, and showcases a commitment to fostering the best and brightest in western Canadian musical talent.

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Aurora Awards honour science fiction and fantasy authors

Calgary’s When Words Collide festival hosts 36th annual celebration

Readers and writers from across the country gathered in Calgary, Aug. 12-14 to celebrate the nation’s premium authorial talent at the 36th annual Aurora Awards.

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Out of tragedy comes art thanks to The Prophets of Music

Scholarships will help Alberta musicians hone their craft

The Prophets of Music Emerging Artist Scholarship Program recently unveiled the first three artists who will be taking part in a new initiative, the next step in a long process that helps create artistic beauty out of tragedy.

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SOCAN Songwriting Prize winners have musical roots in Calgary

Indie rockers Fast Romantics humbled by fans’ support for top English song ‘Julia’

Thumb3Fast Romantics, an indie group based in Toronto but formed in Calgary’s music community, won the SOCAN Songwriting Prize on July 11, securing their place in the history of Canadian songwriters.

From June 9 to 23, Canadian music fans voted for their favourite from 10 songs nominated for the prize.

The votes were tallied and Fast Romantics’ "Julia" was declared the best English song. Laurence Nerbonne’s "Rêves d'été” (“Summer Dreams”) claimed the Prix de la Chanson SOCAN prize.

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