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Calgary school of rock

During the recent 2019 Grey Cup Festival I had the pleasure of watching some of the cities brightest musical talent performing live on stage. The house band from Calgary’s School of Rock ripped up the stage to the joy of the cheering crowd. Calgary’s School of Rock is the leader in performance-based music education. They teach guitar, bass, drums, keyboard…

Lauran Mayell Pure Country

One of the great things about downtown Calgary is the music stage that is set up every summer along Stephen Ave. The music stage hosts a mix of breaking and well known music acts from Calgary and the surrounding areas. It’s a place I often visit to catch a free lunchtime concert and take a break from documenting the streets…

Cancer survivor loves hitting stuff

Josh sums up his passion simply. “I love hitting stuff,” the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s principal percussionist says. But the 27-year-old’s path to joining the orchestra and then playing his first concerto wasn’t so simple. Last year he was diagnosed with cancer, and it’s been a short three months since the tumour was removed. He’s now cancer free. Josh began playing…

We meet Haithem Elkadiki fashion designer extraordinaire

I first met Haithem Elkaadiki outside the Telus Convention Centre on Calgary’s Stephen Ave, back in April 2019. As a street photographer, especially one who loves to approach total strangers and ask for their portraits, it was a no brainer when I first saw him. Walking towards me in his bright fluorescent Orange coat, it was a breathe of fresh air from…