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Not your grandma’s knitting

You know a knitter, and it’s not your grandmother—or not only your grandmother, anyway. Knitting is a universal activity that crosses all age and gender demographics, and has been for a long ti...
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Drumzy brings Egyptian legends to town

“Oriental dancing, as it should be, is a pure portrayal and demonstration of the sound of the music in movement,” Hossam Ramzy says, and he’d be the guy to know. An enduring legend ...
Creepy Edmonton history // Mat Simpson

Edmonton’s creepy past

Shotgun-wielding Madams, drunken Mounties and a good old-fashioned possession: Edmonton has a more colourful history than you might expect. It’s that time of year when we get to learn about a n...
Who, me? A barber? // Cameron MacRae

Cinematic clippings

Though she’s in the midst of rehearsing one of the most enduring comic operas in the repertoire, it’s the characters found on the silver screen that presently occupy Allison Grant’s...
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Friends of the Forties

Kate Ryan is trapped in the forties. The 1940s, that is, and all the dancing, swinging and show tuning immortalized by the dazzling icons of this Hollywood golden era. Ryan has worked on three previo...
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And Then, The Lights Went Out

“Never have the lights go out on stage unless when they come back up, you’ve got an elephant or a dead body,” David Johnston says. When it’s a play about hardboiled detectives...

(Dis)integration

“It’s very, very valuable to have non-normative bodies on stage,” Brooke Leifso says. “It makes us realize how much we don’t have that in culture, whether it be other in...