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Mozart classic returns to The Banff Centre

Mozart classic returns to The Banff Centre

Opera fans will have twice the excitement to rave about this weekend. In addition to the new production of Lillan Alling, The Banff Centre will present the classic opera Cosi Fan Tutte, Friday and Sunday (Aug. 19 and 21).
Reggae mountaineers invade Valley

Reggae mountaineers invade Valley

Rocky Mountain Rebel Music has returned to Banff, hellbent on playing the region’s ‘wildest’ venue. The eight-member reggae-ska-funk extravaganza will take to the stage at Wild Bill’s, Sunday (Aug. 21).

Lower lake a Kananaskis gem

My favourite fly fishing author has always been John Gierach.
Crossing continents with opera

Crossing continents with opera

Homesick and penniless in New York City in 1927, a young Russian immigrant decides to walk home by heading west. Her journey takes her across the United States, up through Canada and into Alaska.

Bri-anne Swan brings ballads of superheroes

Bri-anne Swan takes any chance she can get to play in Canmore. “I like the community, there’s a really vibrant arts community in Canmore,” she said in an interview last week.
Yam is the answer

Yam is the answer

Your friends from the city are in town and are sick of that damn Grassi Lakes Trail.
Performers praise folk fest

Performers praise folk fest

This year’s Canmore Folk Music Festival was a big hit – with the performers. Jason Wilson, who played Sunday (July 31) evening with Dick Gaughan, said it was his first time at the festival and he loved every moment of it.

Exhibit highlights historic Robson expedition

The Rainbow Mountains comprise a small range on the Alberta/B.C. border which include Mount Robson, as well as the mountains surrounding the Canadian Rockies’ highest peak.

Feet integral part of art for painter

Ontario artist Mitchell Fenton paints with his feet. While he isn’t physically putting a brush between his toes, Fenton relies on the ‘getting there’, preferably by foot – especially in the Rocky Mountains – to prime his artistic pump.
MBF gets folk fest going

MBF gets folk fest going

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald was full of excitement after playing the opening main-stage performance at the Canmore Folk Music Festival, Saturday (July 30). “I love Canmore,” he said.