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Nose Creek Players presents Charlotte’s Web

The Children’s Literature Association named Charlotte’s Web “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures the magic of this timeless tale. Nose Creek Players is proud to present Charlotte’s Web, a beautifully crafted story about the power of friendship, empathy and resilience. Bring the entire family to the Bert Church Live Theatre as Joseph Robinette’s enchanting adaptation comes to life! Charlotte’s Web is presented by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

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The Celtic Tenors

This charismatic globetrotting trio are the most successful classical crossover act to emerge from Ireland, singing songs they love and not taking themselves too seriously. For The Celtic Tenors, it’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. The Celtic Tenors will perform songs such as Danny Boy, You Raise Me Up, Nessum Dorma and other favourites. With a renowned international reputation and over a million CDs sold worldwide, The Celtic Tenors offer a truly unique performance.

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Abra Cadabra – Abba Tribute show

ABRA Cadabra has been touring the world for 15 years helping audiences of all ages and cultures celebrate the timeless and uplifting music of ABBA! This high–energy and captivating show keeps the music of ABBA alive. As fans of the music themselves, ABRA Cadabra prefers to not impersonate the original members of ABBA, but instead recreate the amazing music and legacy of the Swedish super group with powerful vocals, musicians, dancers, costumes and plenty of stories about the real ABBA.

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Arts Presenting Impacts Both Creators and Communities

Arts Presenting Impacts Both Creators and Communities

The report on the Vitality and Impact of Arts Presenting has been released! This report casts light on a broad range of presenting practices and clearly reveals the positive impacts that presenters have on both the Canadian arts ecology and on communities across the country.

Among key findings are clear trends towards increased community engagement and greater efforts to build positive relationships with Indigenous artists and communities.

We invite you to join your colleagues from across Canada for a web conference on March 14th to further discuss the highlights of the report.

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This initiative was led by CAPACOA and Hill Strategies, with the support of numerous presenting networks and associations, and the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Read the report here

Register for the webinar here

 

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Matthew Good – Solo Acoustic

Matthew Good is one of Canada’s preeminent voices in music today. In the 20 years since the release of his debut album he has been prolific in his output. Good’s studio albums have combined for nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone. He released his ninth solo album, Something Like A Storm in the fall of 2017 and has been nominated for over 20 Juno Awards. Good is also widely known for his support of various causes, most notably his dedication to raising awareness regarding mental health issues and human rights.

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Montreal Guitar Trio and California Guitar Trio

We know Airdrie loves guitar shows and this amazing show features six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US). The California Guitar Trio (CGT) and the Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) fuse over 40 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-six-string ‘phenomensemble’. In a pleasantly surprising way, CGT’s steel stringed-guitars blend naturally with MG3’s nylon-stringed guitars, as each trios fret boards chase the others’ original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music.

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Cheesecake Burlesque – Ages 18+ (adult content)

Armed with a sassy-silliness and a g-force of glitter, the Cheesecake Burlesque girls pack a sparkly punch that will make your heart happy and leave you loving the skin you’re in! The group incorporates much of the old satirical and extravaganza elements of the old-style burlesque with their own modern twist. The Cheesecakes are multi award-winners who have dazzled and delighted audiences across North America and Europe sending one message: “Everyone is beautiful and should be proud of their bodies.”

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Funding Increase for Calgary Arts Sector

Civic Coalition Drives Unprecedented Funding Increase for Calgary Arts Sector

December 11, 2018 (Calgary, AB) – Creative Calgary, a non-partisan civic coalition of artists, arts executives, philanthropists and city builders, is celebrating a major step forward for Calgary’s artists and arts organizations due to an unprecedented increase in funding for the sector. City Council has approved a plan to double Calgary Arts Development grants from $6.4 million in 2018 to $12.45 million in 2019, with further increases reaching $15.9 million by 2022.

This investment elevates Calgary from one of the lowest arts funders per capita – behind Edmonton and Winnipeg – to one of Canada’s leaders, alongside Vancouver and Toronto.

Creative Calgary was initiated by community members Christine Armstrong and Irfhan Rawji, who approached Mary Rozsa de Coquet (Rozsa Foundation), and Donna Livingstone (Glenbow Museum) to form the campaign advisory group.

“We recognized early in 2017 that the municipal election cycle and 2019-2022 budget was the opportunity. We contacted every municipal candidate in 2017 and met with dozens to convey a clear and consistent message: Pledge to work towards an investment from the City that positions Calgary’s arts organizations to lead nationally and acts as a magnet for business and creative talent. We were confident heading into 2018 that over half of the newly elected City Council supported this position” says Irfhan Rawji, Creative Calgary Co-Chair and CEO of Calgary-based tech startup MobSquad.

Creative Calgary built broad arts sector support, with the City’s largest “Cornerstone” arts organizations represented on its advisory group alongside small arts organization independent artist representatives.

  • Thousands of Calgarians joined Creative Calgary, pledging support, writing letters to candidates and volunteering.
  • 60+ Calgary civic leaders signed on to Creative Calgary’s open letter to municipal candidates.

For our part, Creative Calgary first worked to bring the arts sector together around an audacious goal, and then reached out to city agencies and institutions to find win-win strategies to help move Calgary forward. In response, City Council showed real leadership in its significantly increased investment in arts and culture. says Mary Rozsa de Coquet, Creative Calgary Co-Chair and President of the Rozsa Foundation.

This is the most significant show of confidence from City Hall that the sector has seen in over a decade in regard to how meaningful a role the arts sector plays in the economic and social development of our city,” says Calgary Arts Development President and CEO Patti Pon. “We extend our gratitude to Creative Calgary and to all of the artists, arts administrators, and volunteers who were instrumental in communicating the need for additional funding.

Creative Calgary is a non-partisan group committed to working with Council to ensure the City’s budget maximizes local jobs for artists and positions Calgary’s arts organizations to lead nationally.  Its advisory group and supporters represents a diverse cross-section of interests, including business leaders, arts organizations and creative technologists. Creative Calgary was generously supported by the Calgary Foundation and community contributions.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Shari Wattling, Project Coordinator, Creative Calgary
Email: shari@creativecalgary.org
www.creativecalgary.org