Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
If ever there was a one-woman blues powerhouse her name would be Suzi Vinnick. When this Saskatoon native takes the stage, she takes it from footlights to rafters and owns it. With 10 wins and 22 Canadian Maple Blues Nominations along with 3 Juno nominations, she can belt out a blues or croon a ballad with equal deftness. Her guitar work is effortlessly commanding and supremely tasteful. But it is mostly her powerful presence that leaves a lasting impression. This lady is a force of nature with a six-string guitar.
Five exciting writers reading from their works, discussing their writing, and participating in panel discussions. And not just any old writers here. We're talking medal winners, Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize winners, CBC Canada Reads finalists, Alberta Literary Award finalists, and Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Award winners!
The Huron Carole is a seasonal music tradition spanning 3 decades touring from coast to coast to coast. Expect an evening of contemporary and signature Christmas music along with stories creatively crafted by Tom Jackson and his ensemble of musicians.
Colleen Brown and her band have been winning over audiences nationwide with her groove-filled and melodically mature pop-influenced songs that have enjoyed high rotation on both CBC 2 and CKUA Radio Network. Joni Mitchell remains one of Brown’s biggest influences but Brown is not attempting to impersonate Mitchell. This is not a tribute act. Brown is simply one of few artists who can interpret Mitchell’s vast body of work with such intensity and confidence.
Edmonton singer-songwriter Stewart MacDougall, along drummer Thom Moon and fiddle player/vocalist Myran Szott - all part of Tyson’s band - is imminently qualified to spearhead a musical tribute to a foothills music legend. The piano player and vocalist is a driving force behind The Gift: A Tribute to Ian Tyson coming to the Empress Theatre February 06, 2020.
Leaf Rapids is the Winnipeg based husband and wife duo Keri and Devin Latimer that perform their own brand of Cinematic Folk. Blue Moon Marquee is a gypsy blues band largely influenced by old delta blues, swing, jazz and ragtime.
Soundboard Music Tour: recitals of various musical styles and composers, featuring talented University of Calgary music students (and teachers) who have prepared and polished their selections over the past semester. Students not only gain unique touring experience, but help to bring exceptional music to people of remote areas, to those who cannot travel and to off-beat locations, such as parks, businesses and malls. Our aim is to spread the word: Classical music nourishes and needs nourishing!
Part of a new generation of Alberta-based songwriters who have been nurtured on the tapestry of sounds that country music served up in the sixties and seventies, Hus points to many life experiences and the influences of family and specific musicians when it comes to assessing his own make-up as an artist. “I look up to Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, and road dogs like Fred Eaglesmith.
Edmonton's own Braden Gates is a folk singer through and through, full of wit and wisdom, folksy charm and sharp observations. Gates’ compositions are relevant and, strangely, very rooted in the present - even if he plays that fiddle and picks that guitar like an artist three times his age.
Prairie Oyster was always more than a “country” band, and with his solo career, DeCarle’s warm, burnished and intimate voice has always honoured an eclectic range of songs that mix southern soul and restrained balladry, with obvious touches of jazz, blues, old-school country, and western swing.