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"I think we're facing a very strong, almost revolutionary movement to try to get off oil worldwide, and it creates a lot of passion and drive in those revolutionaries that are trying to change the environment in which we work." Enbridge CEO Patrick Daniel was interviewed on Edmonton's Rutherford Show earlier this week, but throughout most of it sounded as though he was giving a congratulatory speech at a Greenpeace convention. Certainly that's how environmental activists responded: We're winning. But are they? The motivating factor in Daniel's radio statements can be found in this quote from him: "Everything that we say sounds defensive and self-interested, and on the other side, everything they say ... is really taken as gospel—and it isn't." It's true everything Enbridge says does sound self-interested and defensive. It's hard not to when you are responsible for the Kalamazoo spill along with two other spills in 2010 alone. While at the same time proposing a pipeline that will result in Alberta receiving only 18 percent of a royalty share. Which means the Alberta public purse will lose out on close to $1 trillion by 2045. At the same time, just months after that Kalamazoo River spill, Enbridge's company directors voted for a $30 000 raise for themselves, and a $2 million raise for Daniel. So everything

Enbridge says does sound a little selfish. But Daniel and Enbridge have been trying to turn that around. The perception of that selfishness, that is, by re-launching their "Integrity First" campaign which is meant to ensure the safety of pipelines. And by doing interviews like Daniel's on Rutherford this week. "Everything they say ... is really taken as gospel—and it isn't." The "they" is a little vague, but Daniel is again pointing the finger at environmental groups. It would be an interesting exercise in media studies to review articles written on pipelines and the oil industry in Alberta to see if that's the case. But what Daniel is attempting to do is cast doubt across environmental groups. It's perhaps intentionally unclear, if Daniel is referring to independent environmental research groups or advocacy organizations like Greenpeace, but his statement gives the impression that the average Albertan is not getting the full picture. And we're not, but not because of what Daniel thinks. With the removal of the national roundtable on the environment and the removal of the commissioner of the environment, while Alberta has only just started to put together a "world-class" monitoring system, it's a wonder we get any environmental information at all. V

NEWSROUNDUP CHURCH LEADER The United Church of Canada, which is known for its more outspoken political positions, is facing one of its largest elections for the General Council moderator. The General Council guides the church’s policy directions and meets every three years to elect a new moderator who is the main voice and face of the church to the public. The church’s governance is guided by the grassroots and resulting policies are viewed as inclusive and liberal. There are no gender, marital

THE HEALTH OF ACCESS At the recent Canadian Medical Association annual meeting, the CMA found Canadians' health is increasingly being affected by income. A recent survey found that lower income groups report poorer health and greater use of health services than those of higher incomes. "In describing their health, only 39 percent of those earning less than $30



or sexual orientation limitations on those considering entry into the ministry and the church has, most recently, taken a stance against the Northern Gateway pipeline. Fifteen candidates are vying for the moderator position, with most platforms focusing on recruiting new membership, outreaching to youth and supporting same-sex marriage. Despite a declining membership the United Church is still the second largest in Canada with about 525 000 members and 2.8 million adherents. The United Church council votes Thursday on a new leader.

000 a year said it was excellent or very good, compared to 68 percent of those earning $60 000 or more—a gap of 29 percentage points," stated the CMA press release. In 2009 that gap was only 17 points. The 2012 national report card on health also found that 59 percent of lower income Canadians accessed health services in the past month while 43 percent of those earning $60 000

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or more had accessed health services in the same time period. "When it comes to the well-being of Canadians, the old saying that wealth equals health continues to ring true," said Dr John Haggie, president of the CMA. "What is particularly

worrisome for Canada's doctors is that in a nation as prosperous as Canada, the gap between the 'haves' and 'have nots' appears to be widening." The CMA is the primary advocacy group for physicians and issues of Cana-


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An agenda of punishment

Canada's new crime legislation has already failed in other jurisdictions If you grow pot at home for personal use, here's a tip: keep it to five plants or fewer. Come November, getting caught growing between six and 200 marijuana plants deemed to have been produced for the purpose of trafficking will trigger a mandatory minimum of six months in jail. The maximum sentence for growing upwards of five plants will also double, to 14 years in prison. These are just a couple of examples from a gamut of changes to Canada's Criminal Code under Bill C-10, which the feds have dubbed the "Safe Streets and Communities Act," commonly known as the Omnibus Crime Bill. "Bill C-10 will require new prisons; mandate incarceration for minor, nonviolent offences; justify poor treatment of inmates and make their reintegration into society more difficult," reads a critique of the legislation prepared by the Canadian Bar Association, which represents more than 37 000 jurists in Canada. "Texas and California, among other jurisdictions, have already started down this road before changing course, realizing it cost too much and made their justice system worse." Bill C-10, which the lawyers' group

says will change Canada's entire approach to crime at every stage of the justice system, was approved in March. From policing to wait periods between parole applications, changes linked to C-10 are being phased in through to the end of 2012. The bill also gives border guards discretion in the granting of work permits to migrants they deem to be "vulnerable to abuse or exploitation." "The government keeps talking about how this is an agenda to address victimization," said Justin Piche, an Assistant Professor in Criminology at the University of Ottawa. "In my view this is a punishment agenda, and should be viewed accordingly." Piche's research focuses on prisons and prison construction in Canada, and he predicts C-10 could trigger a new wave of prison construction in the country. "In the Canadian context, the provinces and territories have built, or are in the process of building, 22 new prisons and 17 additions to existing facilities since 2008 that added over 6000 new prison beds at a construction cost of nearly $3 billion,” says Piche. "These prisons were built in

a context where provincial and territorial governments were trying to largely address the remand demand, the surge in the proportion of remand prisoners that they were housing in the last decade and a half." The majority of the 24 000 adults who are in prison on a given day in Canada are remanded prisoners, meaning that even though they haven't been convicted, the courts have ordered that they be held in jail while awaiting a court appearance. The number of adults in remand has been steadily climbing since the 1980s. "In 2009/2010, adults in remand accounted for 58 percent of the custodial population, while those in sentenced custody comprised the remaining 42 percent. Ten years ago, the proportions were reversed, at 40 per cent and 60 per cent, respectively,” reads a document prepared last year by Statistics Canada. The rise in people held under remand is connected to the current wave of prison construction and expansion, but new moves to implement mandatory minimums could lead to filling up the very provincial and territorial prisons built supposedly to prevent

overcrowding because of remanding. "What we're seeing in terms of the mandatory minimums, more of them being introduced, particularly in C-10, [is that] a lot of them are going to have an impact on the provincial and territorial prisons, which may trigger a new subsequent wave of prison construction," said Piche. Mandatory minimum sentences for narcotics possession is one of the most controversial elements of the Conservatives' Crime Bill, because it copies similar legislation in some US states that has been shown to increase the amount of prisoners without decreasing the supply of drugs. "Bill C-10 is solidifying trends over the past decades with CSC [Correctional Services Canada], and will result in more people being imprisoned for more time," according to Marie Dennis*, a prisoner solidarity activist based out of Montreal. "At the end of the day Bill C-10 doesn't change that much for people in terms of people who are already inside, especially with life sentences, but what it does is solidify into law certain practices that have already been in place, which makes it harder for those practices to

change at all if you have a slightly liberal warden or something like that."

revenues combined. That would mean secure, stable, guaranteed revenue to ensure that our public services and infrastructure do not get decimated by government every time the price of oil goes down. Wouldn’t that be something? All of this, however, is pure speculation given that Alison Redford and her government have shown absolutely no interest in ensuring that Albertans receive anything close to a fair share for their natural resources. Until she's prepared to borrow a page from BC's

playbook and demand that, then Albertans should not even begin considering the Northern Gateway Pipeline as a good deal—especially given that once the social, environmental and economic risks and costs are factored in, there is no way that they will be outweighed by the potential financial benefits as they currently stand. V

However, there are still a few important ways C-10 will impact people who are currently imprisoned, as well as those who are on parole. Waiting periods for people denied parole to re-apply will jump from six months to one year, ensuring more people will spend a longer time in jail. "One thing that does change that hasn't been in the law before is that now if you are on parole, the government can put electronic bracelet on you, in terms of tracking where you're going and trying to figure out exactly where you've been," says Dennis. "That wasn't something they were able to do before, [something] that has been written into Bill C-10, that a lot of people don't know about." DAWN PALEY

*Marie's name has been changed at her request. Dawn Paley is a freelance journalist and co-founder of the Vancouver Media Co-op. This article originally appeared in The Dominion.


Generating a profit

BC sees dollar signs Alberta is unwilling to collect Last month BC Premier Christy Clark oilsands royalty payments. drew anger from Canada's oil industry Although the number may appear and the Alberta government by statvery large, if we are interested in asing that her province will not give its sessing whether this represents a approval to Enbridge's proposed "fair share" or not, then it needs Northern Gateway Pipeline to be looked at in compariunless BC receive its "fair son to total revenue generCE ated and to industry's profit N E share" of the profits generR E F INTER rate. When placed in that ated by the pipeline. @ ricardo o The demand was part of context, the $1.2 trillion Ricard a ñ u a series of five demands isamounts to an average share Ac sued by Ms Clark to ensure that, for Albertans, over the 35 year if the pipeline is built, that its benspan, of 18 percent. efit to British Columbians outweighs the risks and costs. Although the BC Does 18 percent qualify as a "fair government has at no point thus far share" of revenue from resources that actually quantified what they feel this Albertans actually own? Certainly looks like, they do seem to be assumnot by international standards for reing that Albertans will be receiving source revenue capture, where 18 permore than their fair share should this cent would have Alberta placed firmly project proceed. positioned in the bottom half of oil New research jointly release last producers by that measure. Even by week by the Parkland Institute and historical Alberta standards this rate the Alberta Federation of Labour sugof revenue capture is low. gests that this is not necessarily the During the 1980s Peter Lougheed case. The report, based on data and set a revenue capture target of 35 projections from the Canadian Energy percent for oilsands—a target which Research Institute, a largely industryhis government met regularly and acfunded group, breaks down how much tually surpassed on a few occasions. Albertans stand to receive in royalties Even Ralph Klein, one of the best should the pipeline project go ahead. friends the oil industry has ever had in CERI projected the industry and govgovernment, had a 25 percent target ernment revenues that would be genfor capturing oil sands revenues. If it erated from 2011–2045 as a result of would not have been considered a fair the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Their share in the '80s and '90s, it is hard to data shows that over that period, fathom how it could be considered a Albertans will capture $1.2 trillion in fair share today.


The AFL/Parkland research took the analysis one step further and used the CERI data to calculate what a fair share of revenue might look like. They applied Lougheed’s 35 percent target, which is still quite modest by international standards, to the projected revenues resulting from the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Applying that target would result in Albertans capturing an extra $1 trillion in revenue during the 35 year period used in the CERI calculations. That’s a trillion dollars that, virtually anywhere else in the world, would go to the owners of the resource, but in Alberta goes to the bottom line of the private companies extracting the resource. What would your reaction be if the person you hired to sell your house or your car told you that you will only get 18, or 25 or even 35 percent of the sale value and that they would keep the rest. Would you walk away thinking you were getting a fair share? Then why should it be any different for the natural resources that you own collectively with other Albertans? Generating an extra trillion dollars over the next 35 years, and putting it all into savings, would mean that by the year 2045 we would have enough money in the Heritage Savings Trust Fund to more than fully replace the money the government receives today from all natural resource

Ricardo Acuña is the executive director of the Parkland Institute, a non-partisan, public policy research institute housed at the University of Alberta.

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Drag Queen DJ Phon3 Hom3; 9pm (door); no cover before 10pm • Fri Dance Party with DJ Arrow Chaser; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm • Sat: Feel the rhythm with DJ Phon3 Hom3; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm

Brain Tumour Peer Support Group

0651, 780.451.1755; Group meets every Thu 7-9pm • Free

• Woodcroft Branch Library, 13420-114 Ave, 1.800.265.5106 ext 234 • Support group for brain tumour survivors and their families and caregivers. Must be 18 or over • 3rd Tue every month; 7-8:45pm • Free

106 St, 780.467.6093 • Meet every Wed, 6:30pm

Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder (OBAD) • Grey Nuns Hospital, Rm

Sherwood Park Walking Group + 50

Games Night: Board games and card games • Every Mon, 7pm

• Meet inside Millennium Place, Sherwood Place • Weekly outdoor walking group; starts with a 10 min discussion, followed by a 30-40 minute walk through Centennial Park, a cool down and stretch • Every Tue, 8:30am • $2/session (goes to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta)

Date Nights at the Garden • Devonian

Sugarswing Dance Club • Orange Hall,

Botonical Gardens • Every Thu 'til dusk; until Aug 30 • Date Night admission rates: $10 (adult)/$5 (student)/$6.50 (senior) admission gates open until 8:30pm; garden open until dusk • Waltz away an hour with your favorite person. Instructors from the University of Alberta Dance Club will show you how to do it with grace (and they’ll grace us with a miniperformance by the experts); Aug 23, 7:30pm

10335-84 Ave/Pleasantview Hall, 10860-57 Ave, 780.604.7572 • Swing Dance at Sugar Foot Stomp: beginner lesson followed by dance every Sat, 8pm (door) at Orange Hall or Pleasantview Hall

Edmonton Bike Art Nights • BikeWorks,

Waskahegan Trail HIKE • Meet: NW corner of Superstore parking lot, 51 Ave, Calgary Tr; carpool to trail • Guided hike of part of the 309km Waskahegan Tr • • East of the city: 8.5km of the Hastings Lake Section of the trail; hike leader: Yvette 780.756.3623; Aug 19, 8:45am-3pm • $5 (carpool)/$20 (membership); guests welcome

Cha Island Tea Co • 10332-81 Ave •

10047-80 Ave, back alley • Art Nights • Every Wed, 6-9pm

FOOD ADDICTS • St Luke's Anglican Church, 8424-95 Ave, 780.634.5526 • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), free 12-Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating, and bulimia • Meetings every Thu, 7pm

Home–Energizing Spiritual Community for Passionate Living • Garneau/Ashbourne Assisted Living Place, 11148-84 Ave • Home: Blends music, drama, creativity and reflection on sacred texts to energize you for passionate living • Every Sun 3-5pm

Living Foods Sunday Summer Series • Earth's General Store, 9605-82 Ave • Kiwi lime pie, cacao mousse pie, cashew cream topping; Aug 26

Lotus Qigong • Downtown, 780.477.0683 •

TIbetan Buddhist MEditation Society • Palisades Centre, Jasper, • Patience: Finding Peace in Everyday Life: Retreat in the Mountains featuring teachings by Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe • Aug 16-19

LECTURES/Presentations Great Expeditions • St Luke’s Anglican Church, 8424-95 Ave, 780.454.6216 • 3rd Mon every month, 7:30pm

Summer Wood Design Seminar • Robbins Health Learning Centre, 2nd Fl, 10910 104 Ave, Rm 9-201 • Presentations by Duff Balmer, and Darryl Condon • Aug 21, 6:30pm (door), 7pm (presentations) • Free • Pre-register atwood-works. org/alberta/

Practice group meets every Thu



BUDDYS NITE CLUB • 11725B Jasper Ave,

• Palisades Centre, Jasper • Retreat with Tibetan monk Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe for meditation and teachings • Aug 16-19 •

780.488.6636 • Tue with DJ Arrow Chaser, free pool all night; 9pm (door); no cover • Wed with DJ Dust’n Time; 9pm (door); no cover • Thu: Men’s Wet Underwear Contest, win prizes, hosted by

EPLC Fellowship Pagan Study Group • Pride Centre of Edmonton, 10608-105 Ave, 780.488.3234 • Free year long course; Family circle 3rd Sat each month • Everyone welcome

FLASH Night Club • 10018-105 St, 780.969.9965 • Thu Goth + Industrial Night: Indust:real Assembly with DJ Nanuck; 10pm (door); no cover • Triple Threat Fridays: DJ Thunder, Femcee DJ Eden Lixx • DJ Suco beats every Sat • E: vip@ G.L.B.T.Q Sage bowling club, 780.474.8240, E: • Every Wed, 1:30-3:30pm

GLBT sports and recreation • • Co-ed Bellydancing • Bootcamp: Garneau Elementary, 10925-87 Ave: 7pm • Bowling: Ed's Rec Centre, WEM, Tue 6:45pm • Curling: Granite Curling Club; 780.463.5942 • Running: Kinsmen • Spinning: MacEwan Centre, 109 St, 104 Ave • Swimming: NAIT pool, 11762-106 St • Volleyball: every Tue, 7-9pm; St. Catherine School, 10915-110 St; every Thu, 7:30-9:30pm at Amiskiwiciy Academy, 101 Airport Rd

G.L.B.T.Q Seniors Group • S.A.G.E Bldg, Craftroom, 15 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, 780.474.8240 • Meeting for gay seniors and seniors who have gay family members • Every Thu, 1-4pm • Info: E: tuff

Junction Bar and Eatery • 10242-106 St, 780.756.5667, • Open TuesSat: Community bar with seasonal patio • Beat the clock Tue • WINGSANITY Wed, 5-10pm • Free pool Tue and Wed • Karaoke Wed, 9-12pm • Fri Steak Night, 5-9pm • Frequent special events: drag shows, leather nights, bear bashes, girls nights • DJs every Fri and Sat, 10pm LIVING POSITIVE • 404, 10408-124 St,

head of military intelligence, for failing to forestall the atrocity. Mowafi's post made him one of the most powerful men in the country, but nobody wanted to defend him after such an abject failure of intelligence. He went quietly—and by this action Morsi had successfully asserted his right to remove military commanders despite the SCAF’s June decree to the contrary. The most important political skill is remembering your ultimate objectives, but biding your time until some passing event creates an opening for getting what you want. When the officer corps did not resist Mowafi's dismissal, Morsi knew that he could win a head-on confrontation with Tantawi and his cronies. They knew it too, and so they went quietly. Egypt now has a democratically elected civilian government that exercises real control over both domestic and foreign policy for the first time in its history. What Morsi will do with that power remains to be seen, but he has certainly won the chance to use it. V Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries. His column appears each week in Vue Weekly. non-judgemental drop-in space, support programs and resources for members of the GLBTQ community, families and friends • Daily: Community drop-in; support and resources. Queer library: borrowing privileges: Tue-Fri 12-9pm, Sat 2-6:30pm, closed Sun-Mon; Queer HangOUT (a.k.a. QH) youth drop-in: Tue-Fri 3-8pm, Sat 2-6:30pm • Counselling: Free, short-term by registered counsellors every Wed, 5:30-8:30pm • Knotty Knitters: All skill levels welcome; every Wed 6-8pm • QH Game Night: Board game fun; every Thu 6-8pm • QH Craft Night: every Wed, 6-8pm • QH Anime Night: every Fri, 6-8pm • Movie Night: For everyone; 2nd and 4th Fri ea month, 6-9pm • Women’s Social Circle: Group for female-identified persons +18 years in the GLBT community; 2nd and 4th Thu, 7-9pm ea month • Men Talking with Pride: Support and social group for gay and bisexual men to discuss current issues; every Sun 7-9pm • TTIQ: support/ info group for the transgendered and family/ supporters; 3rd Mon, 7-9pm, ea month

St Paul's United Church • 11526-76 Ave, 780.436.1555 • People of all sexual orientations are welcome • Every Sun (10am worship) WOMONSPACE, 780.482.1794 • womonspace. ca • A Non-profit lesbian social organization for Edmonton and surrounding area. Monthly activities, newsletter, reduced rates included with membership. Confidentiality assured

Woodys Video Bar • 11723 Jasper Ave, 780.488.6557 • Mon: Amateur Strip Contest; prizes with Shawana • Tue: Kitchen 3-11pm • Wed: Karaoke with Tizzy 7pm-1am; Kitchen 3-11pm • Thu: Free pool all night; kitchen 3-11pm • Fri: Mocho Nacho Fri: 3pm (door), kitchen open 3-11pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DOG’S DAY OUT • Buena Vista (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) Park • Dog Walk Fundraiser in support of the Edmonton Humane Society • Aug 25, 10am • $20 at TIX on the Square

780.488.5768, • Confidential peer support to people living with HIV • Tue, 7-9pm: Support group • Daily drop-in, peer counselling

The Extreme tour–Camrose • Aug 16


GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT IN EDMONTON • Churchill Sq, 780.993.9799 • • Recreational/competitive swimming. Socializing after practices • Every Tue/Thu

Pride Centre of Edmonton • Pride Centre of Edmonton, 10608-105 Ave, 780.488.3234, E: • A safe,

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(downtown concert); Aug 16 (Main St)

Edmonton Latin Festival, Edmontonians come together to break the Guinness World Record ™ for the Largest Zumba Class, live Latin bands, Spanish dancers, singers • Aug 18, 12 (10am preregister at



Little village in the big city

A Place Called Los Pereyra highlights a distant cultural clash

A tiny village class goes on a 1450 km field trip in Los Pereyra

Sat, Aug 18 – Wed, Aug 29 Directed by Andrés Livov-Macklin Metro Cinema at the Garneau



ural landscapes and dust-clouded roads; cocks, dogs and donkeys; horses dragging carts and kids on bikes: the emphasis is clearly on nurturing a sense of place in the tranquil, rather idyllic opening scenes of Argentine-Canadian director Andrés Livov-Macklin's A Place Called Los Pereyra. The film tracks an encounter between Los Pereyra, a remote village without phones or electricity in a heavily forested region of Argentina, and a group of teenage girls dubbed las Madrinas or "the Godmothers," who, until recently, made annual trips to Pereyra from Buenos Aires, some 1450 kilometers away, with the ostensible goal of helping Pereyra's children to better appreciate education—the village only has one school, which ends at Grade 6. The well-intentioned madrinas do what teenage girls from big cities do: they try to have fun, play games with the kids, flirt with a local teenage boy or two and then leave. Lyrical and attentive, the film neither commends nor condemns las madrinas, but by simply observing the encounter, and spending time in Pereyra before and after, A Place Called Los Pereyra prompts intriguing questions about the efficiency and after-effects of such altruistic programs, while offering a portrait of a place, seemingly populated almost entirely by children and the elderly, that feels very much apart from much of 21st century society.

I spoke with Los Pereyra's co-producer Hugh Gibson over breakfast earlier this week. Gibson is also a writer and director; his 2004 film Hogtown Blues won the Audience Award at the Bilbao International Film Festival, and he's since worked on videos designed to promote Toronto's Regent Park's harm reduction program for drug users. Gibson's story of making Los Pereyra is one of hard work and happy accidents. It's also about the elusiveness of closure. VUE WEEKLY: You and Andrés studied film at York together, right? HUGH GIBSON: We knew each other a little through school, but we only got to know each other well later, when we both had our thesis movies playing at Montréal. VW: Was Andrés' film a documentary? HG: Yes. Mostly about his grandfather. He shot it in Buenos Aires. You could see from that film that he had a particular eye, a poetic sensibility. After school, he went back to Argentina and started developing this idea he got from friends who'd taken these charitable trips to distant villages when they were in high school. This sort of thing is practiced widely there. Andrés always wondered what happens when people from privileged backgrounds go to these places—that are the opposite of privileged—and then leave. These visitors descend as though from a UFO almost. What must the villagers think when they're gone? What's village life like when the visitors aren't there? Andrés workshopped this idea

at the Berlin Film Festival's Talent Campus where, once more, we both happened to wind up at the same time, staying in the same dorm. I loved his idea. I was very interested in Argentine cinema, specifically after seeing Los Muertos and The Holy Girl. I really wanted this movie to be made. We met the guy who would compose music for the movie in Berlin too. Gary Marlowe. A German guy. It was a fortuitous trip. VW: You compared these groups to UFOs. One of the film's most interesting scenes is the one where the grandfather with the giant white moustache is sitting on the fence in his boxer shorts, telling his grandson about these people who are coming to visit. What he describes almost sounds like science-fiction, or myth. As though Buenos Aires was Valhalla. HG: Yes. It becomes a magical place in the kids' minds.

You guys spent so long preparing; when you started to see the footage, did anything really surprise you? HG: There were big surprises. The whole trip to the zoo, for instance, none of that was planned. In previous years they had never left Los Pereyra. But this bus came along and took the kids on this field trip and yielded some extremely interesting material. VW:

The idea of these city girls taking these children from the countryside, who are clearly accustomed to living amongst animals, and bringing them to a zoo—it lends itself to being used as a metaphor for the whole project VW:

at its most ineffective. But the film smartly resists that metaphor; it doesn't push it too hard. It would be a facile reading of the relationship between las madrinas and Los Pereyra. HG: Andrés' approach was always about keeping distance. Fly on the wall. There were never going to be any formal interviews or voiceover to fill in the gaps. So it follows that you're not going to beat the audience over the head with big metaphors. There are hints and suggestions to follow, if you're so inclined. VW: There is one sequence that feels like a more overt editorial statement, the one where we cut between las madrinas having a party, dancing and singing along to the Rent soundtrack—I guess they brought a generator—while this boy sits alone by a campfire, until he gets up and says he's going home. HG: I would say that throughout the movie we just tried to find opportunities to emphasize certain differences. The culture clash. There's a lot of that in the previous scene where everyone visits that family farm and we learn that children there hunt pumas. The food, the skinning of the goat carcass—we wanted to make clear how different are these two ways of life. VW: You mentioned that the question that prompted the film had to do with the aftereffects of these visits. I wonder how you felt about the idea that a film crew, however small and unobtrusive, might also have a similar effect. You come, turn a spotlight

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on these people, and then vanish. HG: A very good question. One that we struggle with to this day. Have the people of Los Pereyra seen the film? HG: No. It's been an ongoing challenge to bring a screening to them. The fact that that still hasn't happened is not something I'm happy about. Our main contacts in the village were the teachers you see in the movie. They've since retired and moved away. Those who live there don't have phones or email. They don't have any way to play a DVD. We've been in talks with this government agency called CineMóvil. They bring movies to remote places; just imagine something like what you see in Spirit of the Beehive. We've wanted to work with them, but there's been a series of setbacks that would be comical if it wasn't happening to us. The truck broke down, the funding suddenly got cut—just one thing after another. But I hope it'll happen soon. VW:

VW: I've seen you're work with Regent Park. Is making films about neglected or at-risk or unknown communities part of a bigger plan for you? HG: I hope that anything I work on can give a perspective on the world that hasn't been seen before, that can deepen people's empathy and understanding for others, whether those people are in trouble or simply living on the fringes of modern culture. That's what attracted me to Los Pereyra in the first place. Josef Braun


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The Expendables 2

The Expendables 2, starring: everybody

Opens Friday Directed by Simon West



he Expendables 2 makes up for all of the disappointment of the previous instalment. Sylvester Stallone's first ensemble project was sold to audiences as uniting some of the greatest action stars of the last three decades, but when Bruce Willis, Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up for only one scene—one scene where nothing was blown up or shot at—it led to a nerd-rage level of disappointment. The failure to capitalize on the presence of so many great action stars, combined with a script, written by Stallone, which took itself too seriously, resulted in 102 minutes that trudged toward an unforgettable final battle. The Expendables 2 has learned from the failures of the first. Every action

star billed gets their time to blow something up, shoot bad guys, crack wise and steal each other's catch phrases, an act Schwarzenegger wins handily. And it's in the cracking wise where this sequel finds its success. While the plot of the first Expendables tried to create a semi-serious narrative and completely missed, the sequel is so over-the-top it allows the stars to laugh at themselves (Chuck Norris makes a Chuck Norris joke) and the audience to once again get on board with a small group of ordinary men who are the only ones that can save the world. The only thing the Expendables should have brought over from the first movie is Barney Ross's goatee. The moustache Stallone sports here trickles down his face in a way that will make you beg for the goatee Ross has in the first movie. The success of this sequel could perhaps be attributed to bringing on

board writer Richard Wenk and writer-director Simon West, part of the team that delivered the compact and well-executed Jason Statham-vehicle The Mechanic. The rapid pace and cohesiveness of the script (even in its entirely outlandish moments) manages to deliver revenge, plutonium, an evil villain (named Vilain!) bent on personal profit at the expense of a destitute Eastern European village. There's even a kid named Billy. All of these elements work together to create the ridiculous pomposity of an action movie where we need things to blow up and for the good guys to win. Of course it's out there and unbelievable, but this time, even though the world's at stake, the only guys who can save it don't take themselves too seriously. SAMANTHA POWER



The Bourne Legacy Now playing Directed by Tony Gilroy

Jason who?



ason Bourne is nowhere to be seen in The Bourne Legacy—director Paul Greengrass passed on the film, leading to actor Matt Damon skipping out as well—but Tony Gilroy, screenwriter of all three previous Bourne films, returns as writer and director, so the world that the film takes place in is grounded in the intricacies of the setting. Just as he did in the second and third films, Gilroy plays with time, letting Legacy's beginning play out at the same time that The Bourne Ultimatum is wrapping up, so the film introduces its new rogue spy, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), in the wake of Jason Bourne's escape from the Central Intelligence Agency. The surface details of the plot involve the shutdown of an illegal government program much like the one that turned Bourne from soldier to undercover assassin, and Cross's efforts to escape ever-imminent death. Gilroy does well in making Cross a unique character with problems very different from Bourne—at least in terms of personal motivations, since the more immediate problem of survival is shared between the charac-


ters. Cross is less of a super-human killer than Bourne ever was, and both character and plot are fleshed out by a dependency on the super-soldier program meds. The Bourne Legacy is not quite as successful as the previous films—the opening minutes feel a little awkward as Gilroy contrasts earlier clips involving Bourne's story with Cross on a solo training mission in Alaska—but once the film gets past the initial setup there are enough action set-pieces


coupled with character-specific tensions to propel the plot ahead, and it does peel back enough layers—only to reveal other, more disturbing layers of conspiracy, of course—to keep the world alive even without the series' star. When it's all over, the door is left wide open for either Damon's return to the series as Jason Bourne, or for further development of Cross, and neither one of those possibilities would be a bad choice. EDEN MUNRO




Gettin' spooky up in here

Opens Friday Directed by Sam Fell & Chris Butler



f the title wasn't enough of a hint, ParaNorman's titular grade-schooler is a few steps off the path of welladjustment. He's a little young to love the horror movies that he does, I suppose, but mostly it's the fact that he actually sees dead people, from grandma on the living room couch to every other spectre still hanging out around his tiny town of Blithe Hollow. It's a place where the school pageant favours a centuries-old witch hanging over the usual Thanksgiving history lesson, but even in that setting, Norman's sixth sense is not well received. He's a social outcast, friends only with pudgy ingénue Neil and misunderstood by ol' Dad, who refuses to believe his mother is still hanging around the house. Then the witch's curse settles in. The dead pull themselves form their graves and roam the town, and Norman and a small band of friends try and reverse the curse. That's also where ParaNorman the film really starts to get going, and separates itself from the swath of lazier animated children's features: it's smart and funny, in ways that rise above just pandering to the attending adults. It turns its PG-horror movie premise into some well-delivered social commentary on bullying and mob mentality, delivered with a decent sense of comedic timing and unfurlings in gorgeous stop motion animation by a company called Laika, the same one who brought Neil

Gaiman's Coraline to such vivid life a couple of years ago. Co-director and writer Chris Butler had been working there as a storyboard artist on Coraline while the idea for ParaNorman percolated in his mind. In a phone interview with Vue, Butler says he was eight when he first told his mother he wanted to be a storyboard artist, which seems awfully specific for a young child, though not to him; most animators he knows have similar stories. "It's almost like a gift," he notes. "It's like having a musical ear. It's not just about creating a drawn image or a sculptural image. It's about how it moves, or how it observes life, or gives the illusion of life. So most people I know who are in animation always wanted to do it. It was there from an early age, and that's certainly the case with me." VUE WEEKLY: The story for ParaNorman was your idea. Where did that story begin for you? CHRIS BUTLER: It probably began with my childhood, actually. When I was a kid, I loved horror movies and monster movies. Loved them. Lapped them up. And about 15 – 16 years ago, I thought, 'Wouldn't it be cool to do a stop-motion zombie movie for kids?' That's something that hasn't been done. And y'know, obviously it was inspired by my love of horror movies. And also, at the same time that I was watching those horror movies, I was also something of an outsider, something of a loner. The idea was to maybe use the zombie movie trend of social commentary to tell a story

from a kid's point of view. Very quickly it started to expand to include all the other kinds of movies and TV shows that inspired me as a kid. So it became this heady mix of The Goonies, Ghostbusters and Scooby Doo. I talk about it as John Carpenter meets John Hughes. It very quickly spread to become a whole wealth of '70s and '80s influences. What was it about horror movies that grabbed you when you were young? CB: I think it's escapism in some way. I think kids are incredibly complicated and sophisticated creatures—I think I was, anyways, and you're always trying to reach beyond that bubble of safety. You're always wondering what's around the corner or in this case under the bed. And I think horror is tantalizing because it presents a taboo of something scary, but also a fascination. I think it's a way children learn. It taps into the fairy tale tradition. It taps into a rich history of children's fiction, which introduced challenging elements to kids, like monsters, but also tells kids that they can be overcome. So it's an empowering thing, I think. VW:

VW: Do you think, with abundance of CGI today, it's getting harder to tell stories in that [stop-motion] medium? CB: Well we seem to have turned a corner; there used to be something of a stop motion renaissance in a way. I mean, this year we had three of them, three feature length movies, which is pretty unheard of. And I think—I

could be wrong here—that it's because audiences are savvy. Audiences are sophisticated. I think people know what CG is, they know how it's done, they are used to seeing it every day. It's not a novelty anymore, and often it's not very surprising, either. And I think there's a truth about stop motion in that it's always surprising, and I think it's partly down to the technique, but it's a lot to do with the fact that it's handmade. You see that. It's real, real objects on the screen in front of you. And that taps into something quite profound, I think. It goes back to some sort of nostalgia of playing with toys and imagining them come to life. These are toys come to life. I think it's also a lot to do with the imperfections of what you're seeing. You see the hand stitching, you see all the imperfections, the minute imperfections that you get in real life. It's actually something that CG is chasing, has always been chasing. And CG has to fight to take the edge off perfec-


tion. We kind of have it for free, because our stuff is handmade. I think there's always something surprising and fascinating about that, and I think that's maybe why stop motion is kind of on the turn again. It's definitely more popular again. And I also think it's partly to do with 3D, I think it's to do with the barrier. Coraline, I think, said to people, 'You always wanted to touch these puppets, because they're real, and now you can feel like you can reach into the screen and actually touch them.' It really adds depth to something that is already physical, and already has depth. So I think it really opened up the medium. So, yes. For awhile there, I think there was a fear that CG would just destroy everything, 2D and stop motion. But I don't think it's the case. I think people are always looking for something that's esthetically different. PAUL BLINOV




Village of the Damned

Kids just being kids

Mon, Aug 20 (9 pm) Directed by Wolf Rilla Metro Cinema at the Garneau Originally released: 1960


n hour before midday in the village of Midwich everyone went to sleep. People slumped over desks, tables, steering wheels and sinks, livestock lay in fields, limbs splayed, a woman was facedown in a cart full

of cabbage, a head among heads, and a tractor drove in circles until it hit a tree. The military's brought in to investigate and they, too, fall asleep. A plane is sent in to get a better view, and the plane goes down in a ball of fire. Then, some hours later, just as abruptly as they fell asleep, everyone wakes up (except for that most unfortunate pilot). No one knows what happened. Until two months later, when

every woman of childbearing age in the village turns up pregnant. The opening scenes of Village of the Damned constitute a paragon of captivating economy. This fairly faithful adaptation of Wyndham Lewis' The Midwich Cuckoos sets up its fantastic premise with chilling sobriety. Director Wolf Rilla's coverage of each scene is clean, quick, and packed with information. Crucially, there is no music;

Ron Goodwin's score is held off until we're well into the story. Nothing in the atmosphere of this little British film eases us in; there are no genre tropes to console us; really weird shit is conveyed with realism. That's why it's scary. Then things get more interesting. Our hero, Professor Gordon Zellaby (George Sanders), probably in his early 60s, is married to Anthea (Barbara Shelley), a much younger woman. They seem very much in love. They have no children, to their great sadness. Anthea's pregnancy comes as a miracle. Which is, of course, the problem. It is a miracle, or at least a phenomenon of elusive origin, just like the town's newly pregnant teenage virgin, who must think she's either mothering the Second Coming or some Satanic goblin. All these women appear to have gotten knocked up during that attack of collective sleeping sickness. They all give birth at the same time, ahead of schedule, to eerily perfect little Aryan children with strange eyes. And the children grow with supernatural velocity, and they're smart as whips. They're not friendly. And, it would seem, they're telepathic. While never resorting to facile portent, Village of the Damned lets us know from the start that something

deeply disconcerting is unfolding; it generates suspense by letting you wonder just how it will unfold. I'm probably not spoiling much by telling you that the women of Midwich have been made the midwives of some hostile external force—without even being aware of it, they've been subject to a mass rape. The thing about the source novel's title: cuckoos lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, and then their offspring try to take over those nests. Sanders gives a performance of rare tenderness. The villagers imbue the film with a pleasing authenticity. But it's the actors who aren't supposed to seem like real people that stand out. The kids are really creepy, especially little Martin Stephens as the Zellaby's child. Their vehement anti-sentimentalism has often been compared to that of the titular aliens in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), and both films have been rightly read as parables for the era's anti-Communist anxieties. Beyond these potent political metaphors there is a more terrifyingly timeless reading, something to do with the shadow side of parenting. Who are these little monsters? And how could they have possibly came from us? JOSEF BRAUN



Story of Film (Episodes 13 & 14) Sun, Aug 19 – Wed, Aug 22 Directed by Mark Cousins Metro Cinema at the Garneau


s Mark Cousins' 15-part history of cinematic innovation draws closer to the present, we merge into the movies' third technologically driven paradigm shift: computers, and the departure from the real. Filmmakers used to photograph things; suddenly things appeared on screen that never existed in the physical world. Yet, interestingly, as Cousins' points out, much of the turn of the century's most interesting cinema seemed more fascinated with reality than ever, as though trying to stave off digital colonization. Nowhere was this more evident than in Iran, where Cousins focuses on Samira Makhmalbaf's The Apple (1998)—made when the director was 17—which tells the true story of two girls who were confined to their house until the age of 12, using the actual girls and their actual father as actors. A few years earlier Moshen Makhmalbaf, Samira's father, made A Moment of Innocence (1996), which Cousins calls "single greatest work of autobiographical cinema." Prompted by an unexpected reunion between Makhmalbaf and a police officer he stabbed during a protest in the 1970s; the film depicts these men trying to


make a movie about their fateful encounter. Cousins then moves on to the prolific genius Abbas Kiarostami, to whom Cousins talks, examining restagings of re-stagings in a number of his films. Episode 13 also introduces us to Wong Kar-wai and In the Mood for Love (2000), with its intoxicating rapture in hopelessness; to Hou Hsiao-hsien, "the greatest classicist of modern cinema," and his method of building tension through duration and fixity; to Tsai Ming-liang, who's interviewed by Cousins, and who speaks about his interest in tracking water from its being ingested to its being, um, expelled. Cousins dips into J-horror and the Dardennes, Tetsuo (1989) and the work of Beau Travail (1999) director Clair Denis—my favourite contemporary filmmaker—and, of course, Lars Von Trier and the Dogme '95 manifesto. Cousins does an excellent job of reminding us just how revitalizing that clarion call for the real was. And perhaps still is.

comes to CG imagery, celebrating the almost lyrical digital blur of hurtling projectiles in House of Flying Daggers (2004). Still, as Cousins peruses the '90s, its ideas and style that trump technology. Above all, it was the decade of popular postmodernism, and its poster boy was Quentin Tarantino, who displayed an unprecedented flair for mixing flagrant quotation—Cousins compares Reservoir Dogs (1992) to City on Fire

(1987)—with iconoclastic originality. Episode 14 also looks to the Coen Brothers, most obviously the immaculate craftsmanship and film nerd frenzy of their Big Lebowski (1998)—and Cousins bucks against common wisdom to declare that the Coens have heart. But Cousins spends the most time with Gus Van Sant, who speaks about the complex relationship between Alan Clarke's Elephant (1989) and his [VS's] (2003), between Sátán-

The Dude just being a dude

Episode 14 however shows us the flipside of this embracing of the real. That flipside in a nutshell: Terminator 2 (1991), whose visionary special effects still set a standard for fluidity and imagination 20 years on. Though Cousins favours the Chinese when it


tangó (1994) and Gerry (2002), and, of course, between Psycho (1960) and Psycho (1998). But Cousins winds up episode 14 with Baz Luhrmann and Moulin Rogue (2001), a true pomo mash-up if ever there was one. Though, if you actually like the music Lurhmann appropriates ad nausuem, Moulin Rogue is also one of the most unwatchable movies of all time. JOSEF BRAUN



CHABA THEATRE–JASPER 6094 Connaught Dr Jasper 780.852.4749

9:45; WED 4:40, 7:10, 9:45; Star & Strollers Screening: WED 1:00

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID DOG DAYS (G) Closed Captioned FRI, SUN-THU 12:55; SAT 11:45, 12:55

HOPE SPRINGS (14A) Closed Captioned

FRI-SUN 1:20, 3:50, 6:50, 9:20; MON-THU 3:10, 6:40, 9:05; Vip 18+: FRI-SUN 1:00, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30; MONTHU 4:30, 8:00


HOPE SPRINGS (14A) Closed Captioned FRI,

Captioned DAILY 2:30, 6:30, 10:00


SUN-THU 1:50, 4:20, 6:55, 9:20; SAT 11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 6:55, 9:20


THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence)



DAILY 1:30, 6:45, 9:10

Captioned DAILY 1:10, 3:10, 4:50, 6:40, 8:45, 10:10


SPARKLE (PG substance abuse, mature subject

FRI-WED 1:20, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10; THU 1:20, 4:00, 7:20, 10:10

TED (18A crude content, substance abuse) DAILY

DAILY 1:30, 7:00

DUGGAN CINEMA–CAMROSE 6601-48 Ave Camrose 780.608.2144


THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence) FRI-TUE 6:50 9:00; SAT-TUE 1:45

PARANORMAN (PG frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) DAILY 7:10 9:05; SAT -TUE, THU 1:15 3:15 THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (G) WED-THU 7:00, 9:10; THU 2:00

THE CAMPAIGN (14A coarse language, crude

matter) Closed Captioned DAILY 1:20, 4:00, 7:15, 10:00


violence, frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) FRI-SUN 3:50, 7:20, 10:40; MONTHU 4:05, 7:10, 10:20

BRAVE (G) FRI-SUN 12:45, 3:20, 5:55, 8:25, 10:50;

MON-TUE 1:20, 3:55, 6:35, 9:05; WED-THU 1:20, 4:20, 9:05

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence)


5074-130 Ave 780.472.9779


(PG violence, frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) DAILY 1:30, 4:25, 7:10, 10:00

PROMETHEUS (14A gory scenes, disturbing

content) DAILY 1:10, 4:05; 3D: DAILY 6:40, 9:30

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER (14A gory violence, not recommended

for children) DAILY 1:15, 4:20, 7:15, 9:50

THE HUNGER GAMES (14A violence) DAILY 12:50, 4:00, 7:00, 9:55

THAT'S MY BOY (18A crude sexual content) DAILY 4:30, 9:40

ROCK OF AGES (PG coarse language, not

recommended for young children) DAILY 1:35, 6:55

SAVAGES (18A sexual content, brutal violence,

substance abuse) DAILY 1:40, 4:35, 7:25, 10:05

MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG violence) DAILY 1:20; 3D: DAILY 3:55, 7:05, 9:20



CARRY ON JATTA (PG) Punjabi W/E.S.T. DAILY 12:55, 3:45, 6:35, 9:35

EK THA TIGER (14A violence) Hindi W/E.S.T. DAILY 12:45, 3:35, 6:30, 9:50

SIRPHIRE (PG) Punjabi W/E.S.T. DAILY 1:05, 3:50, 6:50, 9:45

CINEPLEX ODEON NORTH 14231-137 Ave 780.732.2236


frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) Closed Captioned DAILY 6:45, 9:55

BRAVE (G) Closed Captioned FRI, SUN-THU 1:45, 4:10; SAT 11:15, 1:45, 4:10 ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (G)

Closed Captioned FRI, SUN-THU 1:15; SAT 11:00, 1:15


SUN 12:15; MON-THU 1:00

FRI-SUN 2:50, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15; MON-THU 3:25, 5:50, 8:10, 10:45

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence)

FRI-SUN 12:30, 1:10, 3:40, 4:20, 6:50, 7:30, 10:00, 10:35; MON-THU 12:30, 1:25, 3:30, 4:35, 6:55, 7:40, 10:10, 10:45

TOTAL RECALL (14A violence) FRI, SUN 1:40,

4:40, 8:00, 10:50; SAT 11:05, 2:05, 5:15, 8:00, 10:50; MON-THU 12:55, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40

TED (18A crude content, substance abuse) FRI-SAT 11:55, 2:25, 5:05, 7:40, 10:25; SUN 11:55, 2:30, 10:25; MON-THU 1:45, 4:45, 8:05, 10:40

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence)

No passes FRI-SUN 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45; MON-THU 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45; Ultraavx: FRI-SUN 11:40, 2:15, 5:00, 7:45, 10:45; MON-THU 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:15

THE CAMPAIGN (14A coarse language, crude sexual content) FRI-SUN 11:35, 2:10, 4:25, 7:05, 9:30; MON-WED 12:35, 2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:50; THU 5:00, 7:20, 9:50; Star & Strollers Screening: THU 1:00

Captioned DAILY 8:50

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence)

Closed Captioned, No passes FRI, SUN-THU 1:40, 4:15, 7:00, 9:30; SAT 11:10, 1:40, 4:15, 7:00, 9:30; Ultraavx: DAILY 12:50, 3:15, 5:45, 8:15, 10:45

TED (18A crude content, substance abuse) Closed

Captioned, Digital THU, AUG 16: 2:05, 4:45, 10:15

HOPE SPRINGS (14A) THU, AUG 16: 1:55,

SUN 1:50, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25; SAT 11:25, 1:50, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25; MON-THU 4:15, 6:50, 9:25

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (14A) Closed Captioned FRI, SUN 3:00, 6:30, 10:00; SAT 11:30, 3:00, 6:30, 10:00; MON-THU 6:30, 10:00

MOUSE HUNT (STC) SAT 11:00 EDMONTON FILM SOCIETY Royal Alberta Museum Auditorium, 12845-102 Ave

MARY POPPINS (PG 1955, 116 min., colour) MON 8:00

GRANDIN THEATRE–ST ALBERT Grandin Mall Sir Winston Churchill Ave St Albert 780.458.9822

4:25, 6:55, 9:50


RUBY SPARKS (STC) THU, AUG 16: 1:50, 4:35,


7:45, 10:25

AUG 16: 8:45



(G) THU, AUG 16: 1:15, 4:05, 6:45, 9:30

AUG 16: 1:00, 3:00, 4:55, 6:55



4211-139 Ave 780.472.7600


THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN (PG violence, frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) Digital THU, AUG 16: 3:30, 6:30 TED (18A crude content, substance abuse) Digital THU, AUG 16: 4:00, 6:45, 9:20

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (14A) Digital THU, AUG 16: 4:25, 8:00

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT 3D (G) Digital 3d THU, AUG 16: 4:10, 6:30, 8:50

THU, AUG 16: 9:30


(G) No passes THU, AUG 16: 1:25, 3:25, 5:25, 7:25, 9:20

TOTAL RECALL (14A violence) No passes DAILY 1:35, 4:05, 6:35, 9:05

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) No passes THU, AUG 16: 1:10 4:00, 6:40, 9:15

THE CAMPAIGN (14A coarse language, crude

sexual content) No passes THU, AUG 16: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:25

LEDUC CINEMAS 4702-50 St Leduc 780.986-2728



sexual content) Digital, No passes THU, AUG 16: 4:15, 7:00, 9:35

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) No

9:25; MON-THU 1:10, 4:00, 7:00, 9:35

passes Digital, No passes FRI, MON-THU 3:30, 6:40, 9:10; SAT-SUN 1:15, 3:30, 6:40, 9:10



HOPE SPRINGS (14A) FRI-SUN 1:25, 4:00, 6:45,

11:30, 2:35, 3:00, 6:10, 6:35, 9:50, 10:20; SUN 11:30, 2:25, 3:00, 6:10, 6:35, 9:50, 10:20; MON-TUE 12:50, 1:50, 4:25, 5:20, 8:00, 8:55; WED-THU 12:50, 1:50, 4:25, 5:25, 9:05, 9:55

(G) Digital THU, AUG 16: 4:15, 6:45, 9:15

SPARKLE (PG substance abuse, mature subject


matter) FRI-SUN 1:15, 4:10, 6:55, 9:40; MON-THU 1:05, 4:15, 7:05, 10:00

GALAXY–SHERWOOD PARK 2020 Sherwood Dr Sherwood Park 780.416.0150

Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 12:35


MOUSE HUNT (STC) SAT 11:00 WWE SUMMERSLAM–2012 (Classification not available) SUN 6:00

CINEPLEX ODEON WINDERMERE CINEMAS Cineplex Odeon Windermere & Vip Cinemas, 6151 Currents Dr Nw Edmonton 780.822.4250

Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 12:50, 4:00, 7:10, 10:10; MON-THU 3:20, 6:50, 10:05; Vip 18+: FRI-SUN 2:00, 5:30, 8:50; MON-THU 2:30, 6:00, 9:20

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence)

No passes Vip 18+: FRI-SUN 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:50; MON-THU 3:30, 7:00, 10:10; Ultraavx: FRI-SUN 12:25, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55, 10:30; MON-THU 3:30, 7:15, 9:50

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence)

sexual content) Digital THU 3:40, 7:00, 9:20

PRINCESS 10337-82 Ave 780.433.0728

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG coarse language) FRI 6:50, 9:10; SAT-SUN 2:00, 6:50 , 9:10; MON-THU 6:50, 9:10

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (PG mature subject matter, disturbing content) FRI 7:00, 9:00; SAT 1:00, 7:00; SUN 7:00, 9:00; MON-THU 7:00 SCOTIABANK THEATRE WEM WEM 8882-170 St 780.444.2400


violence, frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN, TUETHU 4:00, 7:00, 10:15; MON 4:00, 10:15


ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT 3D (G) DAILY 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 10:00

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence)

DAILY 1:20, 4:30, 7:40, 10:45; Closed Captioned: DAILY 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45

TOTAL RECALL (14A violence) Closed Captioned DAILY 1:50, 4:50, 7:50, 10:40 TED (18A crude content, substance abuse) Closed Captioned FRI-SAT, MON-THU 2:00, 5:00, 7:45, 10:30; SUN 2:00, 10:30 THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence) Ultraavx, No passes DAILY 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:10, 10:45

THE CAMPAIGN (14A coarse language, crude sexual content) Closed Captioned DAILY 1:00, 3:20, 5:40, 8:00, 10:20


THE CAMPAIGN (14A coarse language, crude sexual content) DAILY 12:55, 3:40, 6:55, 9:40

METRO CINEMA AT THE GARNEAU Metro at the Garneau: 8712-109 St 780.425.9212


(Classification not available) FRI, SUN-MON 7:00; SAT, TUE-WED @ 5:00; THU 9:00



Captioned DAILY 9:50

THE CAMPAIGN (14A coarse language, crude

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence)

Subtitled SAT, THU 7:00

TED (18A crude content, substance abuse) Closed

THU 4:00, 8:00

not recommended for young children) DAILY 3:00, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence)

TOTAL RECALL (14A violence) Closed Captioned FRI, SUN 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:15; SAT 11:05, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:15; MON-THU 4:35, 7:20, 10:15



PARANORMAN 3D (PG frightening scenes,

Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 2:55, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55; MON-THU 5:15, 7:35, 9:55 FRI-SUN 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:10; MON-THU 4:00, 7:00, 10:10

(G) Digital THU 3:50, 6:45, 9:10

PARANORMAN 3D (PG frightening scenes,

DAILY 12:50, 3:35, 6:50, 9:35

THE CAMPAIGN (14A coarse language, crude


DAILY 12:40, 3:30, 6:55, 9:40

HOPE SPRINGS (14A) Digital THU, AUG 16: 3:50, 6:50, 9:10

3:10, 6:20, 9:30

PARANORMAN (PG frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) Closed Captioned DAILY 12:40


(G) No passes FRI, SUN 12:55, 3:45, 6:30, 9:20; SAT 1:15, 3:50, 6:30, 9:15; MON-THU 2:00, 4:50, 7:25, 10:05

Digital THU 3:20, 6:40, 9:40

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence)

passes THU, AUG 16: 4:00, 6:40, 9:25

(G) Closed Captioned, No passes DAILY 1:40, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50


HOPE SPRINGS (14A) Closed Captioned

FRI-SUN, TUE, THU 1:10, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30; MON 1:10, 4:10, 6:50, 10:00; WED 4:10, 6:50, 9:30; Star & Strollers Screening: WED 1:00

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (14A) Closed Captioned DAILY 1:45, 5:30, 9:15



THE RUNNING MAN (STC) MON 7:30 WWE SUMMERSLAM–2012 (Classification not available) SUN 6:00

WETASKIWIN CINEMAS Wetaskiwin 780.352.3922

sification not available) SAT, TUE-WED 9:30; SUN 2:00; THU 5:00



DAILY 12:40, 3:30, 6:55, 9:40


EMPIRE THEATRES–SPRUCE GROVE 130 Century Crossing Spruce Grove 780.962.2332

Closed Captioned, No passes FRI-SUN 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:20; MON-THU 5:10, 7:40, 10:20


THE CAMPAIGN (14A coarse language, crude

(G) Digital THU 3:00, 6:30, 8:40


THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) PARANORMAN 3D (PG frightening scenes,

not recommended for young children) DAILY 1:00, 3:30, 7:00, 9:30

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence) DAILY 12:50, 3:35, 6:50, 9:35

THE CAMPAIGN (14A coarse language, crude sexual content) DAILY 12:55, 3:40, 6:55, 9:40

sexual content) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 1:20,

THE CAMPAIGN (14A coarse language, crude

sexual content) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 12:30, 2:40, 4:55, 7:25, 9:50; MON-THU 2:40, 4:50, 7:05, 9:15

PARANORMAN 3D (PG frightening scenes,

PARANORMAN 3D (PG frightening scenes,


(G) Closed Captioned, No passes FRI, SUN-TUE, THU 2:00, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45; SAT 11:30, 2:00, 4:40, 7:10,


TOTAL RECALL (14A violence) Digital, No

PARANORMAN (PG frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) Closed Captioned FRI, SUN-THU 1:00; SAT 11:05, 1:00


(G) Closed Captioned, No passes FRI, SUN 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40; SAT 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40; MONTHU 4:40, 7:10, 9:40

not recommended for young children) DAILY 1:00, 3:30, 7:00, 9:30

PARANORMAN 3D (PG frightening scenes,

not recommended for young children) DAILY 3:20, 5:40, 8:00, 10:15


(G) Digital THU, AUG 16: 4:10, 6:35, 9:00

THE CAMPAIGN (14A coarse language, crude sexual content) Closed Captioned DAILY 1:30, 3:45, 6:15, 8:30, 10:40


not recommended for young children) FRI-SUN 2:20, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55; MON-THU 3:05, 5:30, 7:55, 10:25

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence)

TED (18A crude content, substance abuse) Closed


PARANORMAN 3D (PG frightening scenes,

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence)

tioned DAILY 2:10, 5:00, 7:50, 10:40

TOTAL RECALL (14A violence) Digital THU

not recommended for young children) FRI-SUN 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 9:45; MON-THU 5:05, 7:25, 9:45

HOPE SPRINGS (14A) Closed Captioned FRI,

THE WATCH (18A crude sexual content) Digital

DAILY 3:40, 6:30

TOTAL RECALL (14A violence) Closed Cap-

PARANORMAN 3D (PG frightening scenes,


TO ROME WITH LOVE (PG language may offend, not recommended for young children) THU, AUG 16: 1:35, 4:20, 7:10


THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence)

passes THU, AUG 16: 1:00, 4:10, 7:15, 10:20

sexual content) No passes THU, AUG 16: 2:00, 4:15, 7:00, 9:40

HOPE SPRINGS (14A) Digital THU 3:30, 6:50,

recommended for young children) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 12:25

(G) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30; MON-THU 5:10, 7:30

PARANORMAN (PG frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) FRI-SUN 11:45; MON-THU 12:40

Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 1:10, 6:40; MON-THU 2:50, 7:35

DAILY 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30; Closed Captioned: DAILY 12:45, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50

PARANORMAN (PG frightening scenes, not

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) No

THE CAMPAIGN (14A coarse language, crude




TOTAL RECALL (14A violence) No passes

AUG 16: 1:30, 6:15, 10:00

1525-99 St 780.436.8585

sexual content) No passes DAILY 7:20, 9:15; SATTUE, THU 2:15 DAILY 6:40, 9:20; SAT-TUE, THU 1:30

10200-102 Ave 780.421.7020

3:30, 5:40, 7:50, 10:05; MON-THU 5:40, 7:50, 10:05

not recommended for young children) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 12:40; MON-THU 3:00

not recommended for young children) FRI-SUN 3:10, 5:35, 8:10, 10:30; MON-THU 7:25, 9:45

(G) Closed Captioned, No passes FRI-SUN 1:00, 3:40, 7:00, 9:40; MON-THU 3:40, 6:55, 9:40


(G) Closed Captioned FRI-SUN 3:30, 9:10; MON-THU 5:10, 9:55





Jersey Boys Frankie and the other Jersey Boys // Joan Marcus

Until Sun, Sep 2 (8 pm) Directed by Des McAnuff Jubilee Auditorium, $53 – $157


oogle The Four Seasons and the recording group with a decade spanning career isn't your first result. That'd be the hotel chain, although getting somewhat overlooked is hardly anything new for Frankie Valli and his band, they of the enduring career which flew just so under the radar that the group never netted a single song on a Rolling Stone top 500 list, despite regularly releasing new material from 1962 to 1992 (and yes, albums that charted, some in the top 10). That The Four Seasons band even comes up third on Google now is probably connected to Jersey Boys; the group just never really got to see its musical legacy fully recognized until Broadway came a-knocking. "The reason that they were never really fussed about is that they were never really written about," explains Rick Elice, co-writer of Jersey Boys' book, from his home in New York. "Why weren't they written about?


Well, they didn't have any glamour quotient: they didn't have any long hair, they didn't have exotic accents, they didn't come from across the ocean. They came from the wrong side of the river, as far as the cultural elite was concerned, the music industry, which at that time was predominantly coming out of New York. So if you were writing magazines, and your editor said, 'no, write about The Beatles,' or write about The Kinks, or write about The Who, or write about The Beach Boys even, because they came from at least California. But certainly we're not going to write about anybody from Jersey." Jersey Boys, though, has generated a renewned interest in the band, partly because of the music, and partly because some of the hitherto untold stories that encroach on the borders of unbelievable. The jukebox musical's script digs through the mass of untold tumult that followed the band's progress—everything from real, dangerous mob connections to a successful navigation of the disco


era—following the group through its early days as The Four Lovers through to its eventual induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. "You know those movie posters that say, 'Based on a True Story?'" Elice says. "Well, Jersey Boys is based on about 1000 really good stories that also happened to be true, and that not only are good and true, but untold. "If you were a fan then, it's great to find out this stuff now, because we have our own context for these songs," Elice explains. "This is the song that I used to listen to when I was bowling, this was the song I first made out with a girl with, this is the ... whatever your association is. But Jersey Boys creates a new context for this music: what was happening to them while they were making these records. And it's a really good, really interesting, really unfamiliar story. Because it just hasn't been told over and over again like many band histories that we could mention." PAUL BLINOV





Thu, Aug 16 – Sun, Aug 26 Edmonton International Fringe Festival


izarre and inexplicable happenings are imminent in the neighbourhood of Old Strathcona with the arrival of The Village of the Fringed. This year's Fring Festival theme is a play on the black and white horror flick The Village of the Damned, and the Fringed, as performers are known, will take over the city for 10 days, with 215 unjuried and uncensored plays, busking acts, children's activities at Kidsville and the tots tent, vendors and artisans. The 31st year for the Edmonton International Edmonton Fringe Festival is also the largest the city has ever seen, says programming director Thomas Scott, who believes this

year's festival will meet last year's results, which saw 104 000 tickets sold. He notes with the staggering lineup of performances this year, the Fringe Festival has been elevated to the ranks of Avignon in New York. "Edmontonians are what makes this festival so exciting. They come out and they're theatre-savvy," he adds. "One of the things that's exciting about the Fringe Festival here in Edmonton is it's a dichotomy between festival venues that we support as well as Bring Your Own Venue. These acts are coming from around the world. They know that Edmontonians are theatre-savvy and they can actually workshop and develop this work." A new face has joined the crew behind the scenes for this year's Fringe as well. Jill Roszell has stepped into the position of executive director

armed with 11 years of experience in the Edmonton theatre community, having worked as a touring coordinator for Catalyst Theatre and her most recent position as general manager for Theatre Network. Roszell moved to Edmonton in 2000 and has been a faithful Fringer, only missing three. Even then, she was still fringing in New York and Edinburgh. "The Fringe is an ideal place right now. It has managed to become a record-breaking, ever-expanding success while maintaining its most important and powerful value—its community," she says. Roszell has taken on the position at a time where she says she's able to view the festival from behind-the-scenes, since it's been a year-long planning process and she only recently took on the position from outgoing executive director Julian Mayne. The insider's

view has allowed her to witness what goes on and begin preparations for next year's planning cycle, and with any luck, keep the momentum going. "This is the biggest festival that we've ever done; the largest number of venues, the largest number of shows and we're taking over the city," she says. In addition to new faces, several new elements have been added to this year's Fringe Festival. The Fringe Daily Discount Booth offers 50 percent-off tickets for select performances, as selected by artists, while budding playwrights can test their skills with Play In A Day at the PCL Studio in the TransAlta Arts Barns. The winner of the 24-hour process will be announced on August 23 and the play will be read in front of a live audience. MEAGHAN BAXTER



Preliminary PICKS

A Bronte Burlesque // Dave DeGagne

A pair from Vue's Fringe review squad place their bets


wo hundred and fifteen plays flesh the 31st annual Fringe Festival out into the massive theatrical behemoth that it is these days. That's up almost 40 shows from last year's fest, already a sufficiently daunting program to try and chart a course through. There are ways, of course: word of mouth is always a good guide, and reviews can help steer you towards/away from certain ticketed spectacles—on that note, Vue will have all 215 ticketed shows reviewed by Monday, online at But in advance of anyone seeing anything, a pair of Vue's intrepid reviewers hereby offer you selections for the shows that have piqued their preliminary fancy this year. Picks by Fawnda Mithrush (FM) and Mel Priestley (MP).

A Bronte Burlesque Venue 25, New City Legion Send in the Girls Burlesque returns after the runaway success of their Fringe debut, Tudor Queens, last summer. There is a myriad of perks with this troupe: they know their history and literature, they have playwright Ellen Chorley and her multiple award nominations penning the script, and they're actually, y'know, actors—so you're not getting the blasé, vacant stares of amateur burlesque. AND they're taking most of their clothes off. Sure, the sightlines in the Legion are less than optimum—just arrive as early as you can, and prepare to learn more about the Bronte's than you ever thought you needed to. FM

Le Frenchword Presents Venue 3, Walterdale Playhouse This Seattle-based trio of absurdist performers share a series of vignettes in the weird, wondrous and insightful genre, covering topics as wide-ranging as black holes, cell phones, and something called The Last Lame Three-Legged

Dying Cow. In the end, it seems that with the help of their director, Argentine clown-master George Lewis, these kids are set to unveil the "ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE." In Winnipeg, they got both one-star and four-star reviews—don't those critic-splitters just make you curious? Either way, you can expect some high-level, cerebral and bizarre theatre with great physicality. FM

More Power to Your Knitting, Nell! Venue 8, OSPAC I'm a knitter and proud of it, so a show on the subject instantly had my attention. But there's more to it than frilly doilies and tea cozies—the history of fibre crafts is tangled up with the history of some of the most important socio-political events in human history, including the Second World War. The fact that there's a whole canon of propaganda songs aimed to keep women's spirits high—and needles flying—during wartime is an intriguing bit of trivia, and one that I'm confident will allow non-knitters to engage with the material. Plus, an audience of people busily knitting away isn't a sight you're likely to see in many other places. MP Ruminations of Gayle (A Selection of Short Stories) Venue 28, The Paint Spot Last year's Ruminations of Maud came just short of perfection; only a few poorly executed staging and sound choices kept this from being a fivestar show. Edmonton-based company The Other Theatre is delivering a very similarly themed and organized piece for this year's Fringe—a set of short theatric vignettes that explore a specific moment of acute pain in someone's life. Hopefully this year they've worked out the kinks and will be able to deliver the same high level of writing and performance that made last year's piece a hidden gem. MP

Woody Venue 25, New City Legion A longtime sweetheart of Edmonton stages, Kristi Hansen has scripted a one-woman show to elucidate audiences on her life as an amputee, contrasting her own experience with those in similar circumstances around the world. If Hansen's grace, humour, song-slinging and general acting prowess in shows like Hroses and Apocalypse Prairie are any indication of what you can expect from the deeply personal content of Woody, it's a strong bet that you're in for a good, rewarding sit with this one. I have also seen her do a fantastic one-and-a-half-legged, three-minute parody of Black Swan—this girl's not afraid to go anywhere. FM The Witch Venue 3, Walterdale Playhouse Erik de Waal is best known for his long-running children's Fringe show, African Folktales; this is where I first encountered his engrossing storytelling style and fascinating African fables. It always seemed like there was something darker, sinister even, lurking under the surface of his kid-friendly tales, and it looks like The Witch confirms this suspicion – this should be a deliciously spooky bedtime story for the grown-ups, delivered by a veteran Fringe performer with a talent for bringing relevance to traditional forms of storytelling in the 21st century. MP It takes a village. // Meaghan Baxter




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Sat, Aug 18 – Sun, Sep 15 SNAP 30th Anniversary Exhibition SNAP Gallery Sat, Aug 18 – Tue, Aug 28 30 Love SNAP Printshop


garding SNAP and what it would do, it was done to meet a need," Smith-Peck says. "We found that in the first year that it was working out that artists were talking to each other and getting to know each other's mediums, but we found that some artists, especially young artists, you often need a goal in order to get into the studio after working an eight-hour day job." This motivation came after a request to the building's landlord, resulting in SNAP's first warehouse show, which took place on the bottom floor of the building. The unjuried show became an annual exhibition, allowing all artists renting a studio to showcase their art, and gave them a goal to work towards. Smith-Peck fondly recalls this show as one of her best memories of SNAP's early days. "I remember us doing that and being really excited by the fact that we could make that happen," she recalls. "The building, for me, was like a home. I had a studio there and would come down every morning with my dog and hang out in the studio. The memories are of a very close-knit group of people."

hirty years ago, ambition and hope were the driving forces behind an organization that has reshaped printmaking in Edmonton, making it one of Canada's premiere facilities for the medium. The Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists (SNAP) was conceived over a lunch between Walter Jule, Robin Smith-Peck, Mark Siedner and several other local artists as a way to meet a need within the city's arts community. Smith-Peck and Siedner had been hired as printmaking techs at the University of Alberta and were seeing students graduate each year and ultimately having to leave or stop making prints because there was nowhere to work once they left school. Smith-Peck says SNAP was created as a way to meet this need and allow graduating artists to have a means to stay in Edmonton and continue producing work. SNAP's first home was on the fifth floor of the derelict Great West Saddlery Building downtown. The location may not have been ideal, but meant cheap rent, and a chance for the not-for-profit organization to get on its feet. The founding team went to work transform// Angus Wyatt ing the wooden shelves that once held saddles into artist studios in the hopes of bringing together Edmonton's fractured arts community. Smith-Peck had observed that artists of different mediums rarely interacted with one another and wanted to provide an opportunity to develop a cohesive community of artists. "By having printmakers working next to painters and sculptors and musicians and writers, assumptions Not long after the success of the first about each other's mediums would show, other artists began contacting go out the window," adds Smith-Peck, SNAP requesting work space. The who has continued a career in printfourth floor was taken over to accommaking as well as teaching the medimodate the new tenants, and the need um in the arctic and at Keyano College for a gallery arose as a way to exhibit in Fort McMurray. prints on a more regular basis. Eventually, curators from eastern Canada Within a month, more than 10 artbegan contacting SNAP to meet with ists were working in the studios, and artists, which Smith-Peck says gave SNAP was running its own print shop. them the opportunity to take their "Every time we made a decision rework further than Edmonton.


SNAP was also structured to mitigate some of the effects of shifts between Canada Council and aid to print workshops, which was being cut. Smith-Peck says SNAP was structured so it would never have to rely on a grant to keep its doors open, which can be the downfall of many not-for-profits. Any grants SNAP applied for were project-based, which meant if the grant was not received, its doors could still stay open. SmithPeck notes SNAP was also able to get started thanks to equipment donations from the University of Alberta and University of Calgary, as well as countless hours of volunteer labour. "The testament is that if young artists want to do something, people should never underestimate the power of that kind of a labour force," Smith-Peck says. "We did it all with no money. We pooled what resources we had and we didn't require a huge annual operating budget to make those things happen." This tenacity is what Smith-Peck credits for SNAP's longevity and success. Her hope for the future is that SNAP, which has evolved to specialize solely in printmaking, can utilize its organizational capacity to further the professions of printmakers. SNAP's current president, Sean Caufield, remembers being a graduating BFA student from the University of Alberta and wondering exactly where to go from there, which is what has sparked his intent interest in SNAP. "After you finish, where do you go to work, where do you go for a support network? SNAP was very important for me in providing that, so I hope that over the years we've continued to do that, and I think this shop is a demonstration; it provides a place for someone to go," he says Now, with the gallery existing on 121 Street and the workshop around the corner on Jasper Avenue, SNAP inhabits a gallery space as well as a printmaking shop, where artists at all points in their careers still work in a communal fashion, and the artist-run organization dedicates itself to the promotion of traditional and experimental printmaking practices. Community programming is also a cornerstone of SNAP, and it continues to heavily value educating people about the medium through classes and exhibitions.

"We have probably the best shop we've ever had now and I think the best gallery we've ever had," Caufield says of the space, which SNAP moved into about three years ago. In the coming years, he wants to work towards stabilizing SNAP in the new building and ensuring it is sustainable there. "Once that goal is achieved, I think in the longer term, just building on some of our successes, reaching out more internationally and trying to build our visiting artists program; reaching out to the community more ... doing more of what we love." "I think community is critical for most non-profits," says SNAP's executive director Anna Szul, who has been with the organization for three years. "We really have to make sure a lot, if not most, of the services we're providing are for the greater public and not just directed at very specific groups, so I would like it to become one of those places that people come to regularly just to get connected with the arts." In honour of its 30-year milestone, SNAP is showcasing two exhibitions, 30 Love, which focuses on printmaking innovations from artists within the Edmonton area who experiment with the fluid techniques of printmaking, and the aptly titled 30th Anniversary Exhibition. The latter will display contemporary print art while challenging conventions and presenting new ideas of what print art entails. Artists in this exhibition will examine themes including memory, mystery and fragility within the environment, as well as the struggle for people to maintain a relationship with their surroundings. "We wanted a breadth of artists, but we also wanted a breadth of conceptual concerns," Caufield says. "One of the things where I hope SNAP has helped contribute to the community is to have programming that is challenging and then ask viewers to think about concerns like the environment, like fragility, so I


hope the show is reflective of that. One of our roles as an artist-run centre is to raise critical questions." Szul adds the exhibition is a testament to the ebb and flow of energy that happens within an organization like SNAP as people leave for a number of years and return. "What's beautiful is that they do return," she says. "The people that are going to be in the exhibition are a record of that. I think it speaks to the importance of how vital it is to the community and how, if people have the opportunity, they want to get involved." MEAGHAN BAXTER


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MUSÉE HÉRITAGE MUSEUM–St Albert • 5 St Anne St, St Albert, 780.459.1528 • St Albert History Gallery: Artifacts dating back 5,000 years • IN FOCUS: Photographing the Alberta and Montana Frontier, 1870-1930; Blood, Blackfoot, Northwest Mounted Police and ranching artifacts from the Royal Alberta Museum and Musée Héritage Museum will be featured with the photographs; until Aug 19 • Each month of ArtWalk the Musée Héritage Museum displays part of the Victor Post collection. The complete exhibition of Victor Post’s work: Aug 28-Oct 21

Albert, 780.459.2525 • SONGS OF INNOCENCE: Paintings based on the writings of William Blake by Father Douglas • Until Aug 29

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Ave • COMIC JAM: Improv comic art making every 1st and 3rd Thu each month, 7pm • Open Door: Collective of independent comic creators meet the 2nd & 4th Thu each month, 7 am • Comics Artist-in-Residence program is proud to extend Paul Lavellee’s term. Visit him every Friday (12-6) and Sat (12-5); until Aug 18

CELEBRATING ALBERTA LANDSCAPES: Artworks by Martha Cole, Mitchell Fenton, Arne Handley, Hilary Prince, Jim Stokes and others • Until Aug 21

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Library Main Fl, Sir Winston Churchill Sq, 780.944.5383 • • EXTRAORDINARY VIEWS OF COMMON PLACES: Photographs by David Baine; until Aug 31 • Gallery Display Cases: Display of pinhole photography cameras and accessories by Wenda Salomons; until Aug 31

780.453.9100 • Maskwacîs (Bear Hills); until Sep 3 • WINGED TAPESTRIES: MOTHS AT LARGE: until Sep 3 • FASHIONING FEATHERS: Dead Birds, Millinery Craft and the Plumage Trade; curated by Merle Patchett and Liz Gomez, show examines the effect of fashion's demand for beautiful feathers on bird populations at the beginning of the twentieth century; until Jan 6 • WOLF TO WOOF: until Sep 16 • THE ART OF SEATING: Two Hundred Years of American Design: until Oct 6

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ROUGE LOUNGE • 10111-117 St, 780.902.5900 • Poetry every Tue with Edmonton's local poets STRATHCONA COUNTY LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE • Strathcona County Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, 780.410.8600 • Pick up some great deals on gently-used books, CDs and DVDs • Aug 17-18, Fri, 9:30am-8:30pm; Sat, 9:30am-4:30pm • Proceeds go to new materials for the library’s collections

T.A.L.E.S.–STRATHCONA • New Strathcona Library, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, 780.400.3547 • Monthly Tellaround: 4th Wed each month 7pm • Free

T.A.L.E.S. TELLAROUND • Bogani Café, 2023111 St • Come to share a story, or to listen; hosted by Dawn Blue; 7-9pm; free; 2nd Wed each month UNTITLED BOOKSHOP • 10516 Whyte Ave (Basement), 780.758.3558, • 20th anniversary celebration of Dramatic Situations: Corey Hamilton reading from his new books, with shirts, candy and surprises • Aug 28, 6pm

WUNDERBAR ON WHYTE • 8120-101 St, 780.436.2286 • The poets of Nothing, For Now: poetry workshop and jam every Sun • No minors


FRINGE FEST–VILLAGE OF THE FRINGED • Venues throughout Old Strathcona and beyond •, • Aug 16-26 • Frequent Fringer Festival Passes, single tickets, at the Fringe box office at

JERSEY BOYS TOUR • Jublilee Auditorium • Broadway musical. A rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom–the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Directed by Des McAnuff, written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, choreography by Sergio Trujillo • Until Sep 2, no shows Mon • $60-$160

SYLVIA • Mayfield Dinner Theatre, 16615-109 Ave • Tickets: 780.483.4051 • • Starring Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka (from TV’s Laverne & Shirley) • The classic love triangle-husband, wife, A witty, intelligently comedic and tender tale about life and love in the middle years. Mature content, not suitable for children • Until Aug 19

FRINGIN' @ EXPRESSIONZ • Expressionz Café, 9938-70 Ave, 780.437.3667 • Fringe Festival Theatre Fatale with Note To Self Productions plays, and Friday night cabarets featuring musicians, physical theatre, stand-up comedians • Aug 17-26


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Grown up mac and cheese Sophisticated takes on a childhood favourite

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Crab mac and cheese: If you can brave

the crowd of tourists on Bourbon Street in West Edmonton Mall, this creamy baked macaroni and cheese with snow crab and aged white cheddar gets rave reviews. Served with house-made ketchup. (Lunch $16.50, dinner $25) LUX STEAKHOUSE & BAR

Truffled lobster mac 'n' cheese: This popular side dish serves two and is ultra rich in flavour, a taste so rich you may have difficulties finishing that last bite, but you'll find a way. ($13) CHOP STEAKHOUSE & BAR


or many of us, the ultimate comfort food is mac and cheese; it's the stuff childhood memories are made of. Though the ingredients are simple, a casserole of gooey, cheesy elbow macaroni topped with bread crumbs can warm the heart as much as it satisfies the taste buds. Though the best bowl you've ever had was probably made by your mother, chefs throughout the city have been whipping up versions that are sure to bring a smile to your face. While a box of Kraft Dinner may be one of the best deals at the grocery store, it's time to ditch the package of processed powdered cheese and give your palate a more sophisticated taste. Zinc Restaurant in the Art Gallery of Alberta is known for its immaculate presentation of gourmet food, but it is its daily mac and cheese special that is a lunch favourite. "It's one of our most popular dishes," explains sous chef, Doreen Prei. "It changes every day. Depending on which chef works the line that day, and the kind of mood we are in." A well-designed dish of mac and cheese at Zinc is anything but traditional. "We serve it in a beautiful bowl and it always looks nice. We sometimes add


potato strings for a crunch, or micro greens with colour for a garnish," says Prei. "It can be crazy; we've even done a foie gras demi-glace. It's certainly not the regular bread crumbs topping." Ranging from meat lovers to vegetarian, diners can be treated to anything from a bacon lobster with a carbonara sauce to beef cheeks with mushrooms and pearl onions, accented with goat cheese and a balsamic reduction. No matter the ingredients, the dish is always served up for $16. While the winter months often mean heartier fare to warm you from the cold, spring will feature a lighter version with seasonal ingredients. Whether it's the house-smoked salmon asparagus in a lemon cream reduction or a base made from vegetable purée, the kitchen staff at Zinc are sure to serve up a bowl of goodness of gourmet comfort.

Aged white cheddar mac and cheese: Designed to be a "great with steaks" accompaniment, a bite of this ooey gooey delight is sure to have cheese strings from your lips to your fork. A bargain side dish. ($5) Traditional comfort mac n' cheese: BLUE PLATE DINER

One of the most popular dishes on the menu, the Scooby-Doo corkscrew pasta adds playfulness to a creamy béchamel sauce loaded with cheddar, mozzarella, & asiago cheese. (Lunch $10.50, dinner $13 with a side dish.) COLONEL MUSTARD'S CANTEEN

Served with aged cheddar white wine sauce & torn bread crust, this has a traditional flavour but at a higher price. ($16) URBAN DINER


Cavatappi noodles, sharp cheddar cheese, garlic toast. ($10, or you can add grilled chicken, chicken apple sausage, or hamburger mix for $4.)

Signature truffled lobster mac n' cheese:


A sophisticated serving of pasta shells with baby lobster and shiitake mushrooms in white truffle oil. This is not your mother's mac and cheese, but if you are a fan of truffle oil, you might become a lunchtime regular at

Oven-baked pasta with gouda, asiago and cheddar and a parsley garlic butter crumb topping. (served with Caesar salad, $15.75)

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ing "mother of all grains." However, the Europeans didn't see it this way and during the European conquest of South America, the Spanish colonists scorned quinoa and actively attempted to suppress its cultivation. Time to celebrate? The United Nations have declared 2013 to be the International Year of Quinoa. Measure up Quinoa plants are usually one to two metres high. Self-sufficient reproduction The flowers on a quinoa plant are bisexual and self-fertilizing. The fruits are approximately two millimetres in diameter and can be white, red or black depending on the cultivator. V


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a quality IPA (Mad Tom IPA), but their seasonals can be curious, so I picked up a pack of their Summer Weiss to give it a try. I like the 750-m swing top botSummers are made for hefeweizens. tles it comes in, as they are Or maybe hefeweizens were made perfect for a variety of uses for summer? Either way, the soft, post-consumption, includspicy, fruity wheat beer seems ing being a fine vessel perfect on a sweltering sumfor homebrewed beer, a unique offering for mer afternoon when your m water at the dinner o .c ly k skin is craving for someewee int@vu tothep thing to relieve the heat. table, or a reliable s Ja on Hefeweizen is a classic way to mix homeFoster German-style ale that offers made salad dressing. a dual accent of wheat and unique yeast characteristics. It is a style nothThe beer appears exing like the fruity, mostly bland wheat actly as it should. It is ales on offer in the average pub this unbelievably hazy, a time of year. The Germans, underlemony-orange hue standably, make some of the finest and is topped by a mashefeweizens I have tasted, but recentsive, Rocky Mountainly I have become more interested in esque soft white head. exploring how non-German brewers The aroma quickly gives interpret the style. Some work better away its wheat origins than others, as you might expect, but I and adds in some honey, have come to appreciate the different bits of lemon, a nice interpretations. hit of banana and soft One interesting example is the sumspicing of coriander, mer seasonal from an Ontario brewnutmeg and touches of ery, Muskoka, recently available in clove. Alberta. They are mostly known for The first sip surprises




me. It starts very soft, almost watery. But the esters slowly build through the middle and reach a cascade by the finish. Flavours of banana, clove, coriander, orange, lemon and clover honey. None of these ingredients are in the beer, you understand. They come from the yeast. Which is one of the wonders of hefeweizen. I really appreciate the finish of this beer. It is varied and complex while retaining its summer refreshment. The start perplexes me. I was hoping for a bit more wheat character at first to mark the style. That said, I appreciate that this is an Ontario interpretation of a weissbier, so traditional rules need not apply. And the key question: would I be happy drinking it on a patio? The answer is yes. Enough said. V







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Kelly and the Kellygirls

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Kelly Clipperton has tried his hand at many artistic ventures over the years, but has finally found creative freedom with Kelly and the Kellygirls. Clipperton, whose credits include playwright, fashion designer, hairstylist, photographer and clothing stylist—the latter two which he still continues—formed the Kellygirls in 2004. The band has allowed Cipperton to flex his musical creativity in multiple genres such as swing, ska, big band, mariachi, flamenco, hip-hop


and progressive rock without being pigeon-holed. So far, the eclectic approach has worked. Since 2004, the Kellygirls have released five studio albums, including its latest mini-album, a sultry, jazzedup number titled Club des Femmes and toured across the country six times. "They put me in the trunk and they gag me and then everybody's fine," Clipperton jokes of how the sextet coexists on the road, adding its a tough balance as he gets older to continuously live out of a van in dodgy motels eating fast food. The key to surviving it all has been effective planning, open communication and just trying to make everything flow.

Despite the fast food and crap motels, it can't be denied that the Kellgirls have compiled some entertaining tales along the way. Clipperton has had numerous undergarments in various states of cleanliness thrown at his face onstage, and recalls a more recent incident where body modification was taking place as the band was performing. As part of the accompanying event, a person was being suspended horizontally from the ceiling with hooks through their flesh. "I thought I was going to fucking throw up," says Clipperton, adding it takes a lot to turn his stomach. "I turned to my sax player at the time and I was like, 'To impress these peo-

ple I'm going to have to shit onstage. I don't know what we could do to top this person with meat hooks in them swinging in front of us.'" While not quite as macabre, Clipperton does have a flare for the dramatic and theatrics when it comes to his own live shows, an element he hope to expand in the future. Each show has a theme as far as attire goes, with the start of the summer being an all-white ensemble for the group. "I wanted to look like a Calvin Klein ad on crack," Clipperton laughs. Now, he's shifted gears to a brighter palette, particularly neon yellow. He says the outfits resemble scuba suits


in a sense with the added flare of some crotch sparks. Aside from the crotch sparks, in which details are going to left a surprise, the scubainspired gear lends itself well to the tone of Club des Femmes, which was inspired by water. Clipperton says he's always had a fascination with water and has made it the centrepiece of a concept album due out next year. "I'm always kind of talking about how I feel like a fish out of water and that's where my lyrical inspiration comes from," he explains. "How do I fit in? How do I make sense of not only myself, but everyone else around me?" MEAGHAN BAXTER





Barney Bentall

Fri, Aug 17 and Sat, Aug 18 Part of the 2012 Rock Music Festival Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre Schedule at


hile the band doesn't endure the hectic touring schedule it once did, Barney Bentall & the Legendary Hearts are keeping the music alive with select shows each year, and one happens to include a stop in Edmonton to perform alongside the likes of Blue Oyster

Cult, April Wine and Trooper. Barney Bentall & the Legendary Hearts garnered a great deal of success at home in Canada with a self-titled debut in 1988, including three hit singles and Juno Award for Most Promising Group of the Year. Success continued for the group until the members set off on individual musical endeavours in 2008. However, the quintet still comes together for about 10 shows each year and revisits its hits. "With thousands of shows under our belt, it's just a lot of fun. We enjoy each other's company and have so many great memories playing together," Bentall says. "Everybody's out doing lots of music, so everybody's chops are still there." The Legendary Hearts may not be his

primary focus anymore, but Bentall has gone on to carve out a solo career, and has a new album titled Flesh and Bone due out in October. He also founded the Grand Cariboo Opry with a variety of fellow musicians as a way to raise funds for needy residents of Vancouver's downtown east side. Flesh and Bone follows a thematic scope that takes listeners through the past and present, from homesteading a ranch after the Second World War to a love story evolving on the rough streets of Vancouver's east side. "I was looking to make it much like when you read a novel that would start in the present and then all of a sudden trace these people back to their more historical roots," Bentall explains of Flesh and Bone. Another source of inspiration that creeps into Bentall's solo songwriting comes from his ranch, which he began in the interior of British Columbia in 2000. He admits he may have been a touch crazy to choose ranching as a secondary career, but has enjoyed the learning curve that's come with it. Bentall remains involved in the ranch, but has handed the reins over to his daughter and her husband, who manage the brunt of the work raising horses, sheep and a few cattle, which has allowed Bentall to continue his


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ising from the Saskatchewan prairies is a jazz-fueled, soulful voice able to silence the noisiest of crowds. That voice belongs to Melanie Hankewich, or Belle Plaine as fans know her, a true prairie girl from Fosston, SK who began her foray into jazz while attending Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton. However, it would be some time before she made the move to performing. Hankewich's focus shifted to sound recording during school and she took a job at studio in Calgary after graduation. It paid the bills, but didn't fulfil her, and she decided to wait tables instead. Hankewich eventually enrolled at the University of Victoria in environmental sciences, but dropped out soon after and started singing again. She soon caught the travel bug and ventured down under to Sydney, Austrailia. Amidst serving in dingy pubs, she rediscovered her desire to be a singer.

In 2006, she returned to Saskatchewan and settled in Regina. Hankewich was drawn into the fold of the city's small, yet welcoming arts community. She took a job as a lighting technician at the Globe Theatre, and while she was close to the action, she wanted to be the one performing. In 2010, Hankewich made the decision to leave steady hours and paycheques behind to pursue music full-time. "I really believe you need to do something you love in work," she says. "I'm more of a live-to-work person than work-to-live, so being a musician suits me quite well ... It's certainly a little bit precarious in terms of life decisions, but I'm also very happy Prairie belle // Chris Graham

solo career as a musician. Bentall says, in some ways, ranching is just like starting a band: it requires a great deal of trial and error. "When we were starting in music, it was similar to ranching. You just started and you made your mistakes and hopefully tried to learn from them, usually repeating them once or twice before they sunk in," Bentall laughs, later recalling being chased around a tree after getting too close to a mother cow protecting her calves as such an incident. Despite the run-ins with angry animals, Bentall says he thoroughly enjoys being around the livestock and the energy of new life as new additions to the herds come along. The experiences, however varied, have sparked inspiration for his songs in many ways, particularly when he remembers those who came before him and what they endured just to get by. "I look at how hard people worked back then, and for very little glory," he notes. "These guys, they just came and hopefully could build a cabin before winter started, and could trap and could actually clear land with very few tools and implements just to eek out a living. It's pretty moving and inspirational. We have it pretty easy in many ways." MEAGHAN BAXTER


that I'm able to do this and sing for people as my living. It's very rewarding." When Hankewich made the decision to pursue life as a musician, she gave herself a trial period of two years. After the release of her album Notes From A Waitress in January 2012, inspired by her travels and time spent waiting tables, there was no turning back. Two years came and went this May. "I sort of look at it in packages, so I've done two years and now I figure five years," she says. "I'll make a decision after five years if this is the way I want to continue my life." However, life on the road doesn't mean a rockstar lifestyle. Hankewich maintains that she tries to stay level headed, avoid partying too much and even squeeze in the occasional run. She also does all her own bookings, which keeps her on her toes. "There's always something new, so sometimes it's great and it's all surprises in the best possible way and people are really supportive, and sometimes it's a bit of a struggle," she notes, adding less-than-desirable venues and small crowds in new cities can shake a person's confidence, but she keeps going nonetheless. Whatever the next five years bring, things are off to an encouraging start for the songstress. Hankewich has gathered a loyal fan base in the western provinces and made her first mark on the eastern markets this summer as part of her first national tour. Now, she's ready to for the western leg of the tour and the chance to perform for the fans who have supported her from the beginning. MEAGHAN BAXTER







Corb Lund Cabin Fever (New West) 

"When the oil stops, everything stops," is how Corb Lund begins "Gettin' Down on the Mountain," track one on album number seven. Over creeping, dueling guitar riffs, it's a scathing rundown of societal meltdown and most city slickers' woeful lack of basic survival skills—which, y'know, fair point. It also reveals the wry, sharp observational tone that colours Cabin Fever right form the get-go. From the sly snark of "Bible on the Dash," which finds an alternate use for The Good

Metric Synthetica (Metric Music) 

The fifth album for the Canadian group gets off to an interesting start, with vocalist Emily Haines explicitly stating, "I'm just as fucked up as they say" in the album opener "Artifi-

Shovels and Rope O' Be Joyful (Dine Alone)  Shovels and Rope make the standard folk duo set-up bristle with vitality and grit. The S&R take lets traditional sounds get punched up and rearranged with the duo's spirit and gorgeous sense of vocal delivery: Cary Ann Hearst has a gravedigger edge to her voice, especially when she really belts it out like on opener "Birmingham." It balances well Michael Trent's own softly smoked vocals, both when they trade off, but moreso when they harmonize. Same goes for the album's instrumentals, too—mostly done by the pair, with a few guests scattered through-


Book, to the suicide ballad "One Left in the Chamber" and "Priceless Antique Pistol Shoots Startled Owner," plenty of the songs here rank among the finest Lund's ever crafted, with his backing band the Hurtin' Albertans finding a well-oiled lockstep with their frontman at every turn he takes. Even the rural non-sequitor "Cows Around" (which Lund ends with a well-delivered moo or two) does well to balance out the album's pace. A bonus disc of the album done acoustically just showcases how much of Cabin Fever holds up when stripped down, too. PAUL BLINOV


cial Nocturne." This sets the tone for what's to come, which is an intricate and thought-provoking collection of songs where Haines' lyrics range from world-weary to vulnerable and innocent. Accompanying Haines' philosophical vocals are melodies weaving between '80s vintage electronica, dreamlike soundscapes and heavier, industrial beats as heard on the radio hit "Youth Without Youth." Other standouts run from the title track, which delves into resisting the pressures of society, to the catchy beats of "Speed the Collapse," before closing on an uplifting note with the line "I've got nothing but time / So the future is mine." Overall, Synthetica is exactly what fans can expect from Metric, and is just as interesting to listen to for its instrumentation as it is for its lyrics.

Crucified Barbara The Midnight Chase (Nuclear Blast)  Generic metal— played well, but without the songwriting chops to add a spark— brought crashing down by brain-dead lyrics: "Rock me like the devil / Whip your tail and turn me on / You turn me to 11 / Leave me burning when you're done," singer/guitarist Mia wails at one point. You've got to have some mighty strong songs to come back from that lyrical place, and that's not the case here. EDEN MUNRO


Cadence & Nathan Cadence & Nathan (Independent)  Cadence & Nathan, brother and sister folk duo, have crafted a slick debut, with picked guitars, steady bass and expertly rattled drums providing a rolling backdrop for their songs. The two singers trade off on lead vocals, with Nathan's voice providing a lazy, nasal counterpoint to Cadence's vibrant tone, and they work well whenever they fall in together. The melodies are strong throughout, though as the coffehouse-folk album draws on there's a touch of sameness to the sound—the duo is starting out on the right road, but would be wellserved by a few scuff marks on the sound, bringing it more in line with lyrics that often touch on loss, expired love and other darker subjects. EDEN MUNRO


Ground Level Falcons Ground Level Falcons (Independent)



out its 11 songs. Old shapes get lively interpretations: roadsong "Keeper" blends a harmonica and fiddle together in its main riff, which together sounds like a joyous declaration. Underneath some of these songs hides a lingering melancholy, settled in behind the bulk of its action, but that never overpowers the lively zeal that powers Shovels and Rope's songs. Instead, it just deepens the background: the album's title, O' Be Joyful, sounds like a call to be so in spite of everything and anything—sage advice delivered with all the velocity of a band realizing it has something to say, and it's going to say it loud.

The self-titled debut for this Edmonton quartet— formerly known as Vox Humana prior to welcoming its new bass player in late 2011—is a solid collection of rock tunes that take listeners through a range of emotion and style. Ground Level Falcons performs with a sense of maturity, which comes through with a well-developed style of storytelling that brings to light some of the personal challenges each member faced during the making of the album. With stand out tracks like "Cease/Desist" and " ... Slowly Into Winter," Ground Level Falcons are off to a promising start, though a little more experimentation wouldn't hurt on future albums to show more range in tone and tempo than its tried-and-true, yet strong, rock sound.








Metallica / Fri, Aug 17 and Sat, Aug 18 (7 pm) Due to overwhelming demand, a second Metallica show was added to its stop in Edmonton. If you weren't lucky enough to get tickets to either night to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, you can probably hear a little of the mayhem in the heavy metal parking lot outside. (Rexall Place)

Jazz At The Lake Festival / Thu, Aug 16 – Sun, Aug 19 To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Jazz At The Lake has rounded up a lineup of Canada's jazz superstars, including the Alberta Jazz All-Stars performance at the Alliance Community Church on Friday featuring Tommy Banks, Cheryl Fisher, Eric Allison and John Stowell. Visit for a full schedule and more information. (Sylvan Lake)


The Kyler Schogen Band / Fri, Aug 17 (8 pm) Since forming in 1996, The Kyler Schogen Band has played well over 1350 shows from Whitehorse to the Mexican border. The quintet is ready to add one more to its growing list with a stop in Nisku to promote its new album A Little Inspiration. (Blackjacks Roadhouse)

Black Mountain / Thu, Aug 23 (8 pm) The Juno Award-nominees from Vancouver have achieved widespread success since the band's debut in 2004, and now, after having completed Year Zero: The Original Soundtrack, Black Mountain is back to make some noise in Edmonton. (Starlite Room, $25.25) V



Yeasayer Fragrant World (Secretly Canadian) @VueWeekly: Soothing & sedate assembly of layered electro-pop prizes. Worth exploring with your headphones on loud, staring at a bare wall. #RemixThis

Charlie Mars Blackberry Light (Rockingham) @VueWeekly: Spots of reggae, pop, & acoustic w/ startlingly dark moments that swerve from his compatriots. Songs for when the windows are rolled down.

Black Light Burns The Moment You Realize You're Going to Fall (Rocket Science) @VueWeekly: A warped Wes Borland project missing that old #LimpBizkit charm. Erratic metal w/ odd timing. A lot of NIN going on here, but not as good.

The Holy Mess Cande Ru Las Degas (Red Scare) @VueWeekly: An almost very decent album of gravelly punk that desperately needs to be more like Hot Water Music and less like its pop-punk plans.



Mathias Kom, "Song for the Wallflowers" Download Mathias Kom, the pivotal member of The Burning Hell, has finally stepped away from his rotating cast of merry musicians and released a solo album. "Song For the Wallflowers" suggests that it's just as fine as his group work: his deft wit and intuition for genuinely affecting chord and melody sit just as well in a stripped down setting as they do with a massive band backing them. "When Lionel Ritchie Wrote 'Hello', was it you he was looking for?," Kom sings here, before adding, "Not the blind girl in the video." Melancholy and beautiful, and then the punchline: It's the perpetual Mathias Kom story, and nobody tells it better. Moon King, "Sleeping in my Car" Download. The fact that the intro to Torontobased Moon King's "Sleeping in my Car" could be Le Tigre's "Deceptacon" on '80s synth overdrive mode should be enough to pique your interests. But their own particularly sped-up take on synth pop carries its own merits: "White and pale," repeats a simple, pretty chorus hook over a driven, energetic instrumental that swells up like the culmination of a lunar cycle. Music for dancing in the dark. V



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ACCENT EUROPEAN LOUNGE Althea Cunningham, Ellen Kartz (soul/R&B), Etoroma duo (Efa and Daniel - Soul/ Jazz); 9:30pm-11:30pm; no minors; no cover BLUES ON WHYTE Maurice John Vaughn BOHEMIA Babe Lloyd and Personal Beef, Drew Paris, Lee Anderson; no minors; $7 (adv)/$10 (door, $5 with foodbank donation); 8pm BRITTANYS LOUNGE Harpdog Brown with Graham Guest CAFÉ HAVEN Efa Etoroma Jr. Trio; 7pm; no cover CARROT CAFÉ Zoomers Thu afternoon open mic; 1-4pm DRUID IRISH PUB DJ every Thu at 9pm DV 8 Innertwine, Whitemud, Oak and Elm EDDIE SHORTS Good Time Jamboree with Charlie Scream every Thu EXTREME TOUR– Camrose The Burn Ins, The Lacks, Bear Crossing, Martay, Jill Hagen, No King for Countrymen; all ages rock concert; 5pm; free; HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB Sarah Jane Scouten (bluegrass, folk), the Key Frames; $8 (adv at$10 (door) J R BAR AND GRILL Live Jam Thu; 9pm JAZZ AT THE LAKE FESTIVAL–Sylvan Lake Various indoor, outdoor venues,

JAZZ AT THE LAKE FESTIVAL–Sylvan Lake • Royal Canadian Legion, 4916-50 Ave: Johnny Summers Little Big Band (swing dance concert), 8pm, $20 JEFFREY'S CAFÉ WindRose Trio (classical, mid 20th century, woodwind trio); $10 JEKYLL AND HYDE– HYDEAWAY: SWAK Productions 2012 Fringe Festival show: The Rat Pack Revue; 8pm; $12.50 (adult)/$11 (senior/ student) KRUSH ULTRA LOUNGE Open stage; 7pm; no cover L.B.'S PUB Open jam with Kenny Skoreyko, Fred LaRose and Gordy Mathews (Shaved Posse) every Thu; 9pm-1am MARYBETH'S COFFEE HOUSE–Beaumont Open mic every Thu; 7pm MUTTART CONSERVATORY Summertime Music: A Touch of Jazz; 6-9pm, NAKED CYBERCAFE & ESPRESSO BAR Open stage Thu; all ages; 9pmclose; no cover NEW CITY Fringe Fest NEW WEST HOTEL Canadian Country Hall of Fame Guest host Bev Munro; Jimmy Aurther Ordge (country) NORTH GLENORA HALL Jam by Wild Rose Old Time Fiddlers every Thu OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Jesse Peters (R&B, blues, jazz, Top 40); 9pm2am every Thu; no cover


PAWN SHOP Incura (rock), Bomb Squad Rookie, Marry Me, Murder, the Intergalactic Fury; 8pm; $10 (adv) RICHARD'S PUB The Canyon Rose Outfit; 8pm RIC’S GRILL Peter Belec (jazz); most Thursdays; 7-10pm SHERLOCK HOLMES– Downtown Rob Taylor SHERLOCK HOLMES– WEM Tony Dizon WILD BILL’S–Red Deer TJ the DJ every Thu and Fri; 10pm-close WUNDERBAR Miss Quincy and the Showdown; 9pm; $5

DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: wtft w djwtf - rock 'n' roll, blues, indie; Wooftop Lounge: Musical flavas incl funk, indie, dance/nu disco, breaks, drum and bass, house with DJ Gundam BRIXX High Fidelity Thu: Open turntables; E: to book 30-min set; Bingo Returns for one night with Greg Gory CENTURY ROOM Lucky 7: Retro '80s with house DJ every Thu; 7pm-close THE COMMON Uncommon Thursday: Indie with new DJ each week with resident CROWN PUB Break Down Thu at the Crown: D&B with DJ Kaplmplx, DJ Atomik with guests DRUID IRISH PUB DJ every Thu; 9pm ELECTRIC RODEO–Spruce Grove DJ every Thu FILTHY MCNASTY’S Something Diffrent every Thursday with DJ Ryan Kill FLASH NIGHT CLUB Indust:real Assembly: Goth and Industrial Night with DJ Nanuck; no minors; 10pm (door); no cover FLUID LOUNGE Take Over Thursdays: Industry Night; 9pm FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Requests every Thu with DJ Damian HALO Fo Sho: every Thu with Allout DJs DJ Degree, Junior Brown HILLTOP PUB The Sinder Sparks Show; every Thu and Fri; 9:30pm-close KAS BAR Urban House: every Thu with DJ Mark Stevens; 9pm LEVEL 2 LOUNGE Funk Bunker Thursdays LUCKY 13 Sin Thu with DJ Mike Tomas ON THE ROCKS Salsaholic: every Thu; dance lessons at 8pm; salsa DJ to follow OUTLAWS ROADHOUSE Wild Life Thursdays OVERTIME–Downtown Thursdays at Eleven: Electronic Techno and Dub Step RENDEZVOUS Metal night every Thu TAPHOUSE–St Albert Eclectic mix every Thu with DJ Dusty Grooves

BLUES ON WHYTE Maurice John Vaughn BRIXX BAR Early Show: Tallest to Shortest: Kelly and the Kelly Girls, Scrapbooker, 9pm; Late Show: XoXo to follow (every Fri) CARROT Live music every Fri; all ages; 7pm; $5 (door) CASINO EDMONTON All the Rage (pop/rock) CASINO YELLOWHEAD Blackboard Jungle (pop/ rock) CENTURY CASINO The Songs and Sounds of Dick Damron and George Hamilton IV; $59.95 (dinner and show)/$29.95 (show only) COAST TO COAST Open stage every Fri; 9:30pm THE COMMON Good Fridays with Allout DJs DEVANEY'S IRISH PUB Mark McGarigal DV 8 Van Gohst, Bad Acid and Crazy Truck EARLY STAGE SALOON The Remuda Triangle, Stewart MacDougall, Manitoba’s Ed Brown EDMONTON ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL Kenny Shields and Streetheart, Prism, Full Born; 4pm (gate); $39 (adv)/$49 (gate)/$75 (adv, two-day pass) at Acoustic Music Shop, Myhre’s Music, On the Rocks GOOD NEIGHBOR PUB T.K. and the Honey Badgers every friday; 8:30-midnight; no cover HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB The Stone Pines (CD release show, blues, reggae rock), guests; 8pm; $8 (adv)/$10 (door) IRISH CLUB Jam session every Fri; 8pm; no cover JAZZ AT THE LAKE FESTIVAL–Sylvan Lake • Sylvan Lake Lodge , 470047 Ave: H.O.T. Dixieland Jazz Band (concert, sing-along), 1pm, free • Farmers' Market, Downtown Main Street: H.O.T. Dixieland Jazz Band, 5pm, free • Alliance Community Church, 4404-47 Ave: Alberta Jazz All-Stars: Tommy Banks Trio, Cheryl Fisher, Eric Allison, John Stowell guests, 8pm, $35 • Lions Hall, 50A Ave, 51A St: Late Night Lions Jazz Club: The Polyjesters, 10:30pm; $10 (door) JEFFREY'S CAFÉ Harpdog Brown (blues singer/ harpist) with Graham Guest; $15 JEKYLL AND HYDE PUB Headwind (classic pop/ rock); every Fri; 9pm; no cover; HYDEAWAY: SWAK Productions 2012 Fringe Festival show: The Rat Pack Revue; 7:30pm; $12.50 (adult)/$11 (senior/ student) L.B.'S PUB REND LIZARD LOUNGE Rock 'n' roll open mic every Fri; 8:30pm; no cover NEW CITY Fringe Fest NEW WEST HOTEL Jimmy Aurther Ordge (country) NOORISH CAFÉ Slack Key Slim; 7pm

RED PIANO BAR Hottest dueling piano show featuring the Red Piano Players every Fri; 9pm2am REXALL PLACE Metallica; $49.50/$89.50/$125 ROSE AND CROWN Lyle Hobbs SHERLOCK HOLMES– Downtown Rob Taylor SHERLOCK HOLMES– WEM Tony Dizon STARLITE ROOM September Stone Reunion Show With Edivera, guests; 9pm STUDIO MUSIC FOUNDATION Edge of Attack, Whiskey Rose; all ages WILD BILL’S–Red Deer TJ the DJ every Thu and Fri; 10pm-close WUNDERBAR Kusch (EP Release!), 99 A Hundred, Miyuru Fernando; 9pm

DJs BAR-B-BAR DJ James; every Fri; no cover BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Every Friday DJs on all three levels BLACKSHEEP PUB Bash: DJ spinning retro to rock classics to current BONEYARD ALE HOUSE The Rock Mash-up: DJ NAK spins videos every Fri; 9pm; no cover BUDDY’S DJ Arrow Chaser every Fri; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm BUFFALO UNDERGROUND R U Aware Friday: Featuring Neon Nights CHROME LOUNGE Platinum VIP every Fri THE COMMON Boom The Box: every Fri; nu disco, hip hop, indie, electro, dance with weekly local and visiting DJs on rotation plus residents Echo and Shortround THE DRUID IRISH PUB DJ every Fri; 9pm ELECTRIC RODEO– Spruce Grove DJ every Fri FILTHY MCNASTY'S Shake yo ass every Fri with DJ SAWG FLUID LOUNGE Hip hop and dancehall; every Fri FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Top tracks, rock, retro with DJ Damian; every Fri

TEMPLE Silence be Damned: with DJs Gotthavok, Siborg, Nightroad; 9pm TREASURY In Style Fri: DJ Tyco and Ernest Ledi; no line no cover for ladies all night long UNION HALL Ladies Night every Fri VINYL DANCE LOUNGE Connected Las Vegas Fridays Y AFTERHOURS Foundation Fridays

SAT AUG 18 ALBERTA BEACH HOTEL Open stage with Trace Jordan 1st and 3rd Sat; 7pm-12 BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Hair of the Dog: Rosie and the Riveters (live acoustic music every Sat); 4-6pm; no cover BLUES ON WHYTE Every Sat afternoon: Jam with Back Door Dan; Evening: Maurice John Vaughn BOHEMIA Kemo Treats (hip-hop trio); no cover BRIXX BAR The Suppliers, 40 hands, Thompson Hiway; 9pm CAFÉ CORAL DE CUBA Cafe Coral De Cuba Marco Claveria's open mic (music, poetry, jokes); every Sat, 6pm; $5 CARROT CAFÉ Sat Open mic; 7pm; $2 CASINO EDMONTON All the Rage (pop/rock) CASINO YELLOWHEAD Blackboard Jungle (pop/ rock) COAST TO COAST Live bands every Sat; 9:30pm THE COMMON 3rd Anniversary: Dane, Girlsclub, Daphutur; $7 CROWN PUB Acoustic blues open stage with Marshall Lawrence, every Sat, 2-6pm; every Sat, 12-2am DEVANEY'S IRISH PUB Mark McGarigal THE DISH NEK Trio (jazz); every Sat, 6pm DV 8 Messiahlator, the Dirtbags; 9pm

HILLTOP PUB The Sinder Sparks Show; every Thu and Fri; 9:30pm-close JUNCTION BAR AND EATERY LGBT Community: Rotating DJs Fri and Sat; 10pm

FILTHY MCNASTY'S 780 Ska and the Roast of Jonny Mccormack; 4pm; no cover

NEWCASTLE PUB House, dance mix every Fri with DJ Donovan

GAS PUMP Saturday Homemade Jam: Mike Chenoweth

O2'S TAPHOUSE AND GRILL DJs every Fri and Sat

HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB Magic In The Kill (alt pop), Snowborn; 8pm; $8 (adv)/$10 (door)

O2'S ON WHYTE DJ Jay every Fri and Sat OVERTIME–Downtown Fridays at Eleven: Rock hip hop, country, top forty, techno

ON THE ROCKS Dean Lonsdale and the Ramifications; 9pm; $5 cover

WILD BILL’S–Red Deer TJ the DJ every Thu and Fri; 10pm-close

OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Dueling Piano's, all request live; 9pm-2am every Fri and Sat; no cover

RED STAR Movin’ on Up: indie, rock, funk, soul, hip hop with DJ Gatto, DJ Mega Wattson; every Fri


PAWN SHOP California Lane Change (CD release party, alt punk rock), Greater than Giants, Strong Hearts, Braves; no minors; 8pm (door); $10 (adv)



SUITE 69 Release Your Inner Beast: Retro and Top 40 beats with DJ Suco; every Fri

EDMONTON ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL Blue Oyster Cult, April Wine, Trooper, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts, Recollection Blues Band, Sean Sonego; 11am (gate); $49 (adv)/$59 (gate)/$75 (adv, two-day pass) at Acoustic Music Shop, Myhre’s Music, On the Rocks

FUSIA/CORAL DE CUBA Del Son a la Salsa: Lessons in Son,Cha Cha Cha,Salsa Rueda de Casino and more with Orlando Martinez (Fiesta Cubana Dance School); 9:30pm; $5

UNION HALL 3 Four All Thursdays: rock, dance, retro, top 40 with DJ Johnny Infamous

BISTRO LA PERSAUD Blues: every Friday Night hosted by The Dr Blu Band; 8pm (music);

DJ Melo-D every Fri

REDNEX–Morinville DJ Gravy from the Source 98.5 every Fri

LOUNGE Fuzzion Friday: with Crewshtopher, Tyler M, guests; no cover SUEDE LOUNGE House, electro, Top40, R'n'B with

HILLTOP PUB Sat afternoon roots jam with Pascal, Simon and Dan, 3:30-6:30pm; evening HOOLIGANZ Live music every Sat HYDEAWAY Marleigh and Mueller (classic pop/jazz/ musical theatre); 8pm; 3rd Sat each month; $10 IRON BOAR PUB Jazz in Wetaskiwin featuring jazz trios the 1st Sat each month; $10 JAZZ AT THE LAKE FESTIVAL–Sylvan Lake • Lions Legacy Park Gazebo, 50 St, 48 Ave/ rain at Lions Hall, 50A

Ave, 51A St: H.O.T. Dixieland Jazz Band (picnic concert), 11am1pm, free; Jazz Goes To College: RDC Jazz Ensemble and RDC Faculty Jazz Quintet (outdoor concert), 2-4pm, free • Lions Hall, 50A Ave, 51A St: Jazz Workshop: Guitarist John Stowell, 4-5:30pm, free; The Polyjesters, 10:30pm, $10 (door) • Royal Canadian Legion, 4916-50 Ave: Donald Ray Johnson (10-piece band, tribute to Ray Charles), 1-4pm, $20 • Alliance Community Church, 4404-47 Ave: Michael Kaeshammer and his Trio, 8pm, $35 JEFFREY'S CAFÉ Laura Swankey Trio (jazz trio) with Erik Mortimer (keys), Andrew Furlong (bass); $10 JEKYLL AND HYDE– HYDEAWAY: SWAK Productions 2012 Fringe Festival show: The Rat Pack Revue; 7:30pm; $12.50 (adult)/$11 (senior/ student) L.B.'S PUB Sat afternoon Jam with Gator and Friends; 5-9pm LOUISIANA PURCHASE Suchy Sister Saturdays: Amber, Renee or Stephanie with accompaniment; 9:3011:30pm; no cover NEW CITY Fringe Fest NEW WEST HOTEL Country jam every Sat, 3-6pm; Jimmy Aurther Ordge (country) O’BYRNE’S Live band every Sat, 3-7pm; DJ every Sat, 9:30pm ON THE ROCKS Dean Lonsdale and the Ramifications; 9pm; $5 cover OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Dueling Piano's, all request live; 9pm-2am every Fri and Sat; no cover PAWN SHOP Dead and Divine (rock, metal), Liferuiner, My children My Bride, Submerged; 6pm; $15 (adv)

RED PIANO BAR Hottest dueling piano show featuring the Red Piano Players every Sat; 9pm2am REXALL PLACE Metallica; $49.50/$89.50/$125 ROSE AND CROWN Lyle Hobbs SHERLOCK HOLMES– Downtown Rob Taylor SHERLOCK HOLMES– WEM Tony Dizon SIDELINERS PUB Sat open stage; 3-7pm VARSCONA THEATRE The Be Arthurs Originals (comedy songs); 1pm WUNDERBAR Pind, The Blame-Its, Zero Cool; 9pm

DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: The Menace Sessions: Alt Rock/ Electro/Trash with Miss Mannered; Wooftop: Sound It Up!: classic hip-hop and reggae with DJ Sonny Grimezz; Underdog: Dr. Erick BLACKSHEEP PUB DJ every Sat BONEYARD ALE HOUSE DJ Sinistra Saturdays: 9pm BUDDY'S Feel the rhythm every Sat with DJ Phon3 Hom3; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm BUFFALO UNDERGROUND Head Mashed In Saturday: Mashup Night DRUID IRISH PUB DJ every Sat; 9pm ELECTRIC RODEO– Spruce Grove DJ every Sat FILTHY MCNASTY'S Fire up your night every Saturday with DJ SAWG FLUID LOUNGE Scene Saturday's Relaunch: Party; hip-hop, R&B and Dancehall with DJ Aiden Jamali FUSIA/CORAL DE CUBA Mixing in the House every Sat: DJ Fuego and his Latin Groves with Mojito in Hand From

Cuba; 9:30pm-2am; $5 FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Top tracks, rock, retro every Sat with DJ Damian HALO For Those Who Know: house every Sat with DJ Junior Brown, Luke Morrison, Nestor Delano, Ari Rhodes JUNCTION BAR AND EATERY LGBT Community: Rotating DJs Fri and Sat; 10pm NEWCASTLE PUB Top 40 requests every Sat with DJ Sheri O2'S TAPHOUSE AND GRILL DJs every Fri and Sat O2'S ON WHYTE DJ Jay every Fri and Sat OVERTIME–Downtown Saturdays at Eleven: R'n'B, hip hop, reggae, Old School PALACE CASINO Show Lounge DJ every Sat PAWN SHOP Transmission Saturdays: Indie rock, new wave, classic punk with DJ Blue Jay and Eddie Lunchpail; 9pm (door); free (before 10pm)/$5 (after 10pm) RED STAR Indie rock, hip hop, and electro every Sat with DJ Hot Philly and guests ROUGE LOUNGE Rouge Saturdays: global sound and Cosmopolitan Style Lounging with DJ Rezzo, DJ Mkhai SOU KAWAII ZEN LOUNGE Your Famous Saturday with Crewshtopher, Tyler M SUEDE LOUNGE House, electro, Top40, R'n'B with DJ Melo-D every Fri SUITE 69 Stella Saturday: retro, old school, top 40 beats with DJ Lazy, guests TEMPLE Oh Snap! Oh Snap with Degree, Cool Beans, Specialist, Spenny B and Mr. Nice Guy and Ten 0; every Sat 9pm UNION HALL Celebrity Saturdays: every Sat hosted by DJ Johnny Infamous

VINYL DANCE LOUNGE Signature Saturdays Y AFTERHOURS Release Saturdays

SUN AUG 19 AVENUE THEATRE The Edmonton Show VI: Scenic Route to Alaska, Prairie Nights and the Common Ground Collective BAILEY THEATRE– Camrose Space Clothing: Preying Saints, the Black Hyenas; all ages licensed event; 7pm; $10 (door) BEER HUNTER–St Albert Open stage/jam every Sun; 2-6pm BLACKJACK'S ROADHOUSE–Nisku Open mic every Sun hosted by Tim Lovett BLUE PEAR RESTAURANT Jazz on the Side Sun: Audrey Ochoa; 5:308:30pm; $25 if not dining BLUES ON WHYTE Morgan Davis CAFFREY'S–Sherwood Park The Sunday Blues Jam: hosted by Kevin and Rita McDade and the Grey Cats Blues Band, guests every week; 5-9pm; no cover CHA ISLAND TEA CO Live on the Island: Rhea March hosts open mic and Songwriter's stage; starts with a jam session; 7pm DEVANEY’S IRISH PUB Celtic open stage every Sun with Keri-Lynne Zwicker; 5:30pm; no cover DOUBLE D'S Open jam every Sun; 3-8pm DV 8 Wreckless Heroes, Action News team EDDIE SHORTS Open stage with Dan Daniels every Sun FILTHY MCNASTY'S Rock and Soul Sundays with DJ Sadeeq HOGS DEN PUB Open Jam: hosted; open jam every Sun, all styles welcome; 3-7pm JAZZ AT THE LAKE FESTIVAL–Sylvan Lake • Lions Legacy Park

Gazebo, 50 St, 48 Ave (rain, at Lions Hall, 50A Ave, 51A St): Jazz Explosion, Flat Iron Jazz (outdoor concert), 2-4pm, free • Meadowlands Golf Club, Main St, Hwy 11: Farewell Jam Session: hosted by Tim Tamashiro, fireworks, 7pm, $25 (incl dinner, adv only); only jamming musicians admitted without adv reservations, meal not incl)



JAZZ AT THE LAKE PUB CRAWL • Bayview Café, Bay 9, 5100 Lakeshore Dr (Chateau Suites): Josh Rickard Trio, 11:30am2:30pm • SPINNAKER COFFEE BAR, 109, 5227 Lakeshore Dr, Marina Merchants Mall: Jeremy Doody Duo, 12-3pm • Bikini's Pub, 4613 Lakeshore Dr: Claude Godin Jazz Quartet, 12:30- 3:30pm • Royal Canadian Legion, 491650 Ave: Jim Guloien Quartet, 1-4pm • Chef Francisco Pub, 4609 Lakeshore Dr: Tyler Hornby B3 Quartet, 1-4pm • Pete's at the Beach, 4711 Lakeshore Dr: John Stowell Trio, 1:30-4:30pm • Chief's Pub, 4707 Lakeshore Dr: A/B Trio, 2-5pm • Waves Coffee House, 100, 3715-47 Ave (Ryders Sq): Marco Claveria Latin Jazz, 2-5pm • Cities Gastro Pub, 330, 3715-47 Ave (Ryders Sq): Cornerpocket Trio, 2:30-5:30pm • Fireside Restaurant, 4907 Lakeshore Dr: John May 5, 3-6pm



DIESEL ULTRA LOUNGE 11845 Wayne Gretzky Drive, 780.704.CLUB DEVANEY’S IRISH PUB 9013-88 Ave, 780.465.4834 THE DISH 12417 Stony Plain Rd, 780.488.6641 DRUID 11606 Jasper Ave, 780.454.9928 DUSTER’S PUB 6402-118 Ave, 780.474.5554 DV8 8307-99 St EARLY STAGE SALOON– Stony Plain 4911-52 Ave, Stony Plain EDDIE SHORTS 10713-124 St, 780.453.3663 EDMONTON EVENTS CENTRE WEM Phase III, 780.489.SHOW EDMONTON ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL Hawrelak Park, ELECTRIC RODEO–Spruce Grove 121-1 Ave, Spruce Grove, 780.962.1411 ELEPHANT AND CASTLE– Whyte Ave 10314 Whyte Ave EXPRESSIONZ CAFÉ 993870 Ave, 780.437.3667 EXTREME TOUR–Camrose Main St, Camrose, FESTIVAL PLACE 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780.449.3378 FIDDLER’S ROOST 890699 St FILTHY MCNASTY’S 1051182 Ave, 780.916.1557 FLASH NIGHT CLUB 10018105 St, 780.996.1778 FLOW LOUNGE 11815 Wayne Gretzky Dr, 780.604. CLUB FLUID LOUNGE 10888 Jasper Ave, 780.429.0700 FUNKY BUDDHA 10341-82 Ave, 780.433.9676 FUSIA/CORAL DE CUBA Edmonton Sun Building, 4990-92 Ave GOOD EARTH COFFEE HOUSE AND BAKERY

9942-108 St GOOD NEIGHBOR PUB 11824-103 St HALO 10538 Jasper Ave, 780.423.HALO HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB 15120A (basement), Stony Plain Rd, 780.756.6010 HILLTOP PUB 8220-106 Ave, 780.490.7359 HOGS DEN PUB 9, 14220 Yellowhead Tr HOOLIGANZ 10704-124 St, 780.995.7110 HYDEAWAY 10209-100 Ave, 780.426.5381 IRON BOAR PUB 4911-51st St, Wetaskiwin J AND R 4003-106 St, 780.436.4403 JAZZ AT THE LAKE FESTIVAL–Sylvan Lake Various venues, JEFFREY’S CAFÉ 9640 142 St, 780.451.8890 JEKYLL AND HYDE 10209100 Ave, 780.426.5381 JUNCTION BAR AND EATERY 10242-106 St, 780.756.5667 KAS BAR 10444-82 Ave, 780.433.6768 L.B.’S PUB 23 Akins Dr, St Albert, 780.460.9100 LEGENDS PUB 6104-172 St, 780.481.2786 LEVEL 2 LOUNGE 11607 Jasper Ave, 2nd Fl, 780.447.4495 LIT ITALIAN WINE BAR 10132-104 St LIZARD LOUNGE 13160118 Ave MARYBETH'S COFFEE HOUSE–Beaumont 5001-30 Ave, Beaumont, 780.929.2203 NAKED CYBERCAFE & ESPRESSO BAR 10303-108 St, 780.425.9730 NEWCASTLE PUB 6108-90 Ave, 780.490.1999 NEW CITY 8130 Gateway Boulevard

NISKU INN 1101-4 St NOLA CREOLE KITCHEN & MUSIC HOUSE 11802-124 St, 780.451.1390, experiencenola. com NOORISH CAFÉ 8440-109 St, 780.756.6880 NORTH GLENORA HALL 13535-109A Ave O’BYRNE’S 10616-82 Ave, 780.414.6766 ON THE ROCKS 11730 Jasper Ave, 780.482.4767 O2'S 51 Ave , 103 St O2'S ON WHYTE 780.454.0203 O2'S TAPHOUSE AND GRILL 13509-127 St, 780.454.0203 OVERTIME–Downtown 10304-111 St, 780.465.6800 OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK 100 Granada Blvd, Sherwood Park, 790.570.5588 PAWN SHOP 10551-82 Ave, Upstairs, 780.432.0814 PLAYBACK PUB 594 Hermitage Rd, 130 Ave, 40 St PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL 1086057 Ave REDNEX BAR–Morinville 10413-100 Ave, Morinville, 780.939.6955 RED PIANO BAR 1638 Bourbon St, WEM, 8882-170 St, 780.486.7722 RED STAR 10538 Jasper Ave, 780.428.0825 RENDEZVOUS 10108-149 St RICHARD'S PUB 12150-161 Ave, 780-457-3117 RIC’S GRILL 24 Perron Street, St Albert, 780.460.6602 ROSEBOWL/ROUGE LOUNGE 10111-117 St, 780.482.5253 ROSE AND CROWN 10235101 St R PUB 16753-100 St, 780.457.1266 SECOND CUP–89 AVE 8906-149 St








JEKYLL AND HYDE– HYDEAWAY: SWAK Productions 2012 Fringe Festival show: The Rat Pack Revue; 7:30pm; $12.50 (adult)/$11 (senior/ student)




NEWCASTLE PUB Sun Soul Service (acoustic jam): Willy James and Crawdad Cantera; 3-6:30pm



NEW CITY Fringe Fest



O’BYRNE’S Open mic every Sun; 9:30pm-1am

SECOND CUP–Sherwood Park 4005 Cloverbar Rd, Sherwood Park, 780.988.1929 • Summerwood Summerwood Centre, Sherwood Park, 780.988.1929 SIDELINERS PUB 11018-127 St, 780.453.6006 SOU KAWAII ZEN LOUNGE 12923-97 St, 780.758.5924 SPORTSMAN'S LOUNGE 8170-50 St STARLITE ROOM 10030-102 St, 780.428.1099 STEEPS TEA LOUNGE– Whyte Ave 11116-82 Ave SUEDE LOUNGE 11806 Jasper Ave, 780.482.0707 SUITE 69 2 Fl, 8232 Gateway Blvd, 780.439.6969 TAPHOUSE 9020 McKenney Ave, St Albert, 780.458.0860 TREASURY 10004 Jasper Ave, 7870.990.1255, TWO ROOMS 10324 Whyte Ave, 780.439.8386 VEE LOUNGE, APEX CASINO–St Albert 24 Boudreau Rd, St Albert, 780.460.8092, 780.590.1128 VINYL DANCE LOUNGE 10740 Jasper Ave, 780.428.8655, WILD BILL’S–Red Deer Quality Inn North Hill, 7150-50 Ave, Red Deer, 403.343.8800 WINSPEAR CENTRE 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square; 780.28.1414 WUNDERBAR 8120-101 St, 780.436.2286 Y AFTERHOURS 10028-102 St, 780.994.3256, yafterhours. com YELLOWHEAD BREWERY 10229-105 St, 780.423.3333 YESTERDAYS PUB 112, 205 Carnegie Dr, St Albert, 780.459.0295 ZEN LOUNGE 12923-97 St



VENUE GUIDE ACCENT EUROPEAN LOUNGE 8223-104 St, 780.431.0179 ALE YARD TAP 13310-137 Ave ARTERY 9535 Jasper Ave AVENUE THEATRE 9030118 Ave, 780.477.2149 BISTRO LA PERSAUD 861791 St, 780.758.6686 BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE 10425-82 Ave, 780.439.1082 BLACKJACK'S ROADHOUSE–Nisku 2110 Sparrow Drive, Nisku, 780.986.8522 BLACKSHEEP PUB 11026 Jasper Ave, 780.420.0448 BLUE PEAR RESTAURANT 10643-123 St, 780.482.7178 BLUES ON WHYTE 1032982 Ave, 780.439.3981 BOHEMIA 10217-97 St BONEYARD ALE HOUSE 9216-34 Ave, 780.437.2663 BRITTANY'S LOUNGE 1022597 St, 780.497.0011 BRIXX BAR 10030-102 St (downstairs), 780.428.1099 BUDDY’S 11725B Jasper Ave, 780.488.6636 CAFÉ CORAL DE CUBA 10816 Whyte Ave CAFÉ HAVEN 9 Sioux Rd, Sherwood Park, 780.417.5523, CARROT CAFÉ 9351-118 Ave, 780.471.1580 CASINO EDMONTON 7055 Argylll Rd, 780.463.9467 CASINO YELLOWHEAD 12464-153 St, 780 424 9467 CENTURY CASINO 13103 Fort Rd, 780.643.4000 CHA ISLAND TEA CO 1033281 Ave, 780.757.2482 CHROME LOUNGE 132 Ave, Victoria Trail COAST TO COAST 5552 Calgary Tr, 780.439.8675 COMMON 9910-109 St CROWN PUB 10709-109 St, 780.428.5618







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ON THE ROCKS Friendlyness and the Human Rights, guests; 9pm O2'S TAP HOUSE AND GRILL Open stage hosted by the Vindicators; 4-8pm every Sun RICHARD'S PUB Sun Live Jam hosted by Carson Cole; 4pm TWO ROOMS Live Jam every Sun with Jeremiah; 5-9pm; no cover; $10 (dinner)

VI: Closing Night: Sugarglider, Mitchmatic, A.O.K and the Common Ground Collective; no minors; 7pm , 8pm (show); $12 (door) adv tickets at Fringe Box offices, Fringetheatreadventures. ca DEVANEY'S IRISH PUB Singer/songwriter open stage every Mon; 8pm NEW CITY Fringe Fest NEW WEST HOTEL 4 s a Crowd

VARSCONA THEATRE The Be Arthurs Originals (comedy songs); 7pm


WUNDERBAR Joe Nolan, Canyon Rose Outfit; 9pm

PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL Acoustic instrumental old time fiddle jam every Mon; hosted by the Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Society; 7pm

YELLOWHEAD BREWERY Open Stage: Every Sun, 8pm

DJs BACKSTAGE TAP AND GRILL Industry Night: every Sun with Atomic Improv, Jameoki and DJ Tim BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: Soul Sundays: A fantastic voyage through '60s and '70s funk, soul and R&B with DJ Zyppy FLOW LOUNGE Stylus Sun LEVEL 2 LOUNGE Stylus Industry Sundays: Invinceable, Tnt, Rocky, Rocko, Akademic, weekly guest DJs; 9pm-3am SAVOY MARTINI LOUNGE Reggae on Whyte: RnR Sun with DJ IceMan; no minors; 9pm; no cover

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Disappearing space

LGBTQ communities contemplate space as another bar closes Last week the owners of Junction Bar co-owner of Prism, and her partner and Grill announced that the establishTracey Smith decided to open Junction ment will be closing in late September. in the old Boots 'n' Saddles building to According to a public statement issued create solidarity among Edmonton's by the bar's owners, their landlord will LGBTQ communities. Junction's webbe gutting the building, forcing site details the owners' vision: the bar to shut down. Junc"To create a space where we tion's owners do not plan can all "be" together and to relocate and Edmonton enjoy good food, drink and m vuewe will lose yet another LGBTQ each others company. It alexa@ Alexa e is a place where we can respace, leaving the city with n DeGag member who we are and how three LGBTQ bars. Over the past five years several far we've come, celebrate this time LGBTQ bars have closed—the Roost, in our lives, and build a strong comPrism, Boots 'n' Saddles, Play and munity "together" based on respect, now Junction—and with each closing, acceptance and love. Our vision is to LGBTQ Edmontonians seem to feel create in this space what we want to sadness and nostalgia. We also seem experience in the world." apprehensive about the future of our Junction's owners and staff certainly queer spaces, and perhaps most imsucceeded in creating a space for reportantly our ability to feel a sense membrance, celebration and commuof community, solidarity and safety nity. The bar regularly partnered with within our city. various organizations in the community, Prism was the only bar in Edmonton including the Pride Centre of Edmonton that catered predominantly, though and Gaywire News Radio, to help raise not exclusively, to queer women, and money and ensure the success of LGthe loss was felt when it closed in BTQ projects throughout the city. Junc2010. In the same year Boots 'n' Sadtion hosted drag shows, Pride Week dles, which was one of Edmonton's celebrations, Bear Bashes, Grant MacEoldest LGBTQ bars and was frequentwan's InQueeries GSA socials, Exposure ed mostly by gay men, closed when its Festival performances and parties, and owner passed away. Within 12 months many theater and music productions. two LGBTQ sub-communities had lost The restaurant side of Junction will their safe spaces. Deborah Chymyshyn, be closing at the end of August after




you try adopting that bad-ass attitude in the coming days. Be a bit contrarian, but with humor and style. Doing so would, I think, put you in sweet alignment with the impish nature of the vibes swirling in your vicinity. If you summon just the right amount of devil-may-care jauntiness, you'll be likely to get the most out of the cosmic jokes that will unfold. CAPRICORN

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"The Last Steak Supper" on Friday, August 31. The bar will remain open throughout September. On Saturday, September 8 many members of our LGBTQ communities will be gathering at Junction to thank its owners and staff, to remember its successes, to dance (of course), and to hopefully remember that our communities must continue to meet in solidarity and celebration. The final farewell will take place on September 22. Historically, bars have held a special, and at times troubled, place in North American LGBTQ communities. In many cities and regions, bars remain the only safe meeting places for our communities. While LGBTQ bars have afforded a certain amount of safety and security, they can be exclusionary for those who can't or don't drink. The closing of another LGBTQ bar is a reminder of the primacy of bars in our communities. While I am sure a new LGBTQ bar will open soon (maybe on the south side?) we can gain solace from the fact that Edmonton's LGBTQ communities have worked to create other inclusive spaces, such as the Pride Centre and the Artery, that enable us to come together and create art, strengthen activism and build solidarity. V

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ing weeks, you'll be wise to shed your emotional baggage and purge your useless worries and liberate yourself from your attachments to the old days and the old ways. In other words, clear out a lot of free, fresh space. And when you're finished doing that, don't hide away in a dark corner feeing vulnerable and sensitive and stripped bare. Rather, situate yourself in the middle of a fertile hub and prepare to consort with new playmates, unexpected adventures, and interesting blessings. One of my readers, Reya Mellicker, sums up the right approach: "Be empty, not like the bowl put away in the cupboard, but like the bowl on the counter, cereal box above, waiting to receive."




Call in the ringer

Dan pulls in Tegan Quin for an answer my status. Until I kissed a girl. Then I I've been confused about my sexuality knew who I really was. I was gay." for two years. I am a 22-year-old feOh, hey, I hope you don't mind that male. I liked guys when I was in school, I shared your letter with Tegan and but then, in perhaps the most stereoSara, ANON. I figured you might aptypical of fashions, I developed a HUGE preciate getting some advice dicrush on Tegan and Sara when I rectly from your potentially was nearly 20. I like the idea life-altering crush. of being with women, but Like you, ANON, Tegan I have never had a major m o ekly.c vuewe used to assume she was crush on anyone since. So savagelove@ Dan straight. I'm really confused over what avage S "I'd gone most of my teens my sexual orientation actually crushing on guys like Jared Leto, is. I know many hetero-identifying thinking that must make me straight," people experience same-sex crushes, says Tegan. "Even though secretly I but can someone's whole sexual oriwas dreaming of make-outs with Claire entation just change overnight? My Danes. I thought my crush on Jared confusion is compounded by the fact Leto vetoed my secret girl crush on that I've never even held someone's Claire Danes. Maybe that was society hand, been kissed, or done anything weighing down on me. Perhaps it was else. I really want to experience such peer pressure keeping me inside the things, have an awesome relationship, lines of heterosexuality. Or, likely, I and generally just stop feeling like a just liked them both." complete loser. Any help appreciated! Awfully Nervous Over Newness Based on your letter, ANON, Tegan suspects that you might like both. "When I was young, I dated boys," said "Sexuality is not hard lines," says Tegan. "It's not black and white. Not for Tegan Quin, one half of the popular indie duo that prompted you to question all of us, anyway. Some people know their whole lives who they are. Some your sexuality. "I never thought about love or being 'in love.' And I never people don't. My advice: Go and kiss a girl, go and hold a boy's hand. Don't thought about sexuality. I was lucky to have a group of friends much more worry about who you are until you find out what you like. Maybe you'll interested in each other than dating. And so I was fairly untroubled about like both—and yay if that's the way



it turns out, because that means you have twice as many people to fall in love with." And while Tegan doesn't think a person's sexuality can change overnight, she believes—she knows from personal experience—that a person's awareness of their sexuality can change overnight. "You can have an awakening," says Tegan. "Like I did when I first kissed a girl. A whole new world can absolutely be waiting for you if you end up feeling up to exploring it. Good luck!" Tegan and Sara's newest album is Get Along, and they're about to embark on a tour of North America. For info, tour dates, music, merch, and more, go to I'm a twentysomething professional snowboarder. I have a problem that I don't really have anybody to talk to about. When I jerk it, I have to put a finger in my asshole to finish. Plain and simple, that's the only way I can come. I've tried to learn to come without the finger, but I can never reach climax. I can't even come in a girl's pussy without sneaking a finger in my back door. I go to great lengths to hide it—push her head in a pillow, etc—because I don't want them to think I'm gay. (I have no problem with other people being gay, just FYI. It's just that you do not want snowboard groupies thinking you're gay. Girls talk, and then you never get laid again and all of your bros find out you're sticking things up your butt.) This letter is actually time sensitive. I'm pretty distraught that last night one of my regular chicks saw me do it! Today she won't return my texts. I want to convince her I was scratching an itch or something. I'm worried it might already be out there that I'm "gay." How do I learn to come without prostate stimulation? Butt-Using Manly Man Entirely Distressed


I get a dozen letters a week from girls whose boyfriends "can't come." These girls tell me that their boyfriends get hard and stay hard and seem to enjoy fucking them—and fucking 'em and fucking 'em—but no matter how long their boyfriends fuck 'em, their boyfriends never climax. Invariably, these girls ask me if their boyfriends are gay. Because otherwise they would come during straight sex, right? Your letter made me wonder how many of these girls are dating guys like you, BUMMED. That is, guys who need a poke in the prostate in order to come but either haven't figured that out yet or know it but don't wanna risk it in front of their girlfriends because their girlfriends might think they were gay if they did that. But their girlfriends think they're gay anyway—because they're not poking and not coming. So it looks like you're damned if you do, BUMMED, and damned if you don't. Stick a finger in your butt and come, and your girlfriend—excuse me, your groupiefriend—might think you're "gay." Don't stick a finger in your butt and don't come, and your groupiefriend might think you're "gay." A few practical suggestions: Get a butt plug. It's a butt toy that your sphincter muscles hold in place— picture a small lava lamp that fits in your ass—and once you get it in, BUMMED, it won't slip out. Provided your groupiefriends aren't touching your asshole or looking directly at it, they won't even know it's there. And a butt plug might help you break the strong mental association you've made between finger-in-hole and climaxing. A few dozen look-ma-nofinger-in-hole orgasms, courtesy of a butt plug, might help you transition to look-ma-nothing-in-my-hole orgasms.


Get a girlfriend. I'm not a noted proponent of monogamous coupling—go ahead and google me—so please don't dismiss this as standard-issue adviceprofessional moralizing. But you might benefit from opening up to one person, someone you can trust with your secret—that will require an investment of time and emotional energy, however. But the payoff could be huge. Imagine having sex with someone you didn't have to hide from, BUMMED, someone who you didn't have to worry about judging you because she understood. Get over yourself. You're a heterosexual guy who needs to be on the receiving end of a little heterosexual anal play during heterosexual sex in order to get off heterosexually. There are lots of straight guys like you out there. Your sexuality isn't the problem; your need for prostate stimulation isn't the problem. The problem is your shame and your desire to hide this aspect of your sexuality from your groupies and your bros. You may not be gay, BUMMED, but you do need to come out.

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