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ARTifacts: Jan 29 – Feb 4

The Tragicomic Destiny of Tubby and Nottubby / Thu, Jan 29 – Sat, Jan 31 (8 pm); Sun, Feb 1 (2 pm) The Tragicomic Destiny of Tubby and Nottubby arrives in the L’UniThéâtre season by way of Pari...
A magical sort of opera

The Magic Flute keeps it epic

“Every opera’s epic,” Bretta Gerecke says with an audible grin. “I’ve never worked on a kitchen-sink opera. They’re all epic tales, of huge love stories, and betra...
Lyra Brown: cultivating a wonderland of sounds

Lyra Brown: like a sorcerer’s spell

“I was sitting at work at Packrat Louie, having lunch, when I got the call,” Lyra Brown grins. She’s sitting just down the street from there,  actually, in a Whyte Avenue coffee sto...
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Second wind

Sebastien Grainger pauses to think, turning his mind over like an engine on idle. It’s audible over the phone, with one extended “uhh … ” capping itself off with a moment of s...

ARTifacts: Jan 15 – Jan 21

In the wake of the Roxy fire, a number of arts groups are rallying behind Theatre Network, the company affected by the blaze. Some of the immediate efforts are collected below; if you’re wondering wh...
A landmark lost

Remembering the Roxy

On its first opening night 77 years ago, the Roxy screened Deanna Durbin’s Mad About Music. Brand-new then in 1938, its plot concerned a girl (Durbin) studying at Swiss boarding school who inve...
The Little Deputy himself

Happy trails

The Little Deputy begins unassumingly enough, in the same place where virtually every ’80s Edmonton story that isn’t about the Oilers begins: West Edmonton Mall. Through vintage RCA camco...