- Published on Thursday, 29 November 2012 23:28
- Written by NICOLLE AMYOTTE
Mandy Stobo used social media to advance project
The tagline for Mandy Stobo's Twitter account sums up her work: "I am an art project of Bad Portraits. You send me a pic and I make a very poor watercolor of it that kind of resembles you, but not really."
Stobo, a single mom, began her project when she was living in Canmore with her son.
- Published on Monday, 12 November 2012 00:16
- Written by Brandon McNeil
Local blues musician flying under the radar despite unique style
It's hard not to get immersed in the rustic charm of The Blues Can. The lonely venue, located on what seems to be the darkest corner in all of Inglewood, plays home to a ragtag bunch of employees, patrons and musicians.
Among them is Mike Watson. One of Calgary's long-standing musical figures, Watson brings to The Blues Can a guitar-playing style little seen on the city's blues circuit every Sunday evening.
- Published on Friday, 02 November 2012 10:10
- Written by Travis Borstmayer
Local improv artists due to release debut album
There aren't many bands that will jump on stage, start jamming with whoever showed up for the gig and play songs that they've never rehearsed, but Freak Motif is one of them.
- Published on Thursday, 11 October 2012 14:42
- Written by ANNA BROOKS
Journalist publishes first book on his politically perilous journey through South America
Born and raised in Edmonton, Alta., Arno Kopecky started off as many other young writers might – frustrated with mainstream media and having high aspirations to write novels. Reaching the inevitable quarter-life-crisis we all hit in our 20s, Kopecky set off to travel the world.
Ironically enough, he ended up landing a job working at a small newspaper in Mexico and realized that journalism was "something he could do better than writing fiction."