Feature A & E Stories

Homeless musicians partner with professional performers for a concert series

ThumbThe Shelter From the Storm songwriting project began in 2015 as a way to bring Calgary’s homeless citizens together and inspire a sense of community and creativity.

Now in its second season, the Calgary Drop In and Rehab Centre has once again brought together a collection of musicians and buskers from Calgary’s homeless community to put on a series of three concerts on June 22, 24 and 25.

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Enjoy some of Calgary's finest arts and culture events this summer 

Chasing-Summer-MikeHopkins-ThumbThe summer is an exciting time for Calgary’s artistic communities, as the city plays host to several festivals celebrating the best of arts and culture from Calgary and beyond. Whether you’re interested in music, theatre, visual arts or all of the above, Calgary’s summer festival lineup will likely have something that piques your interest.

From the smooth guitar licks of BluesFest to the unconventional theatre of Fringe, the DIY traditions of Folk Fest and the vibrant, colorful celebration of Afrikadey! there is something for everyone in Calgary's festival lineup. Here is a sampling of the summer festivities happening across Calgary this summer.

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How the summer of 2015 marked a turning point in Christian Hudson’s musical career

HudsonThumb18-year-old Christian Hudson stood on stage at the 2015 Calgary Stampede Talent Search preparing to perform, having never been to a guitar or singing lesson in his life.

Hudson had already made it through to the finals and would soon play his last performance in front of hundreds of listeners and a panel of judges.

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Local choral group to perform tunes from The Beach Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Katy Perry and more

ThumbCalgary’s choral sensation Revv52 is preparing to unleash the sunny sounds summer with their latest performance, California Dreamin’, at River Park Church Auditorium June 2-4.

The group, founded in 1952, features more than 50 Calgarian choral singers from various walks of life and backgrounds.

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