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Policing the police When the public image of an organization takes priority over its members' ability to lead normal social lives, then you've got grounds for an insurrection. That seems to be what's going on with the RCMP. A group of blogging Mounties called the Re-Sergeance Alliance is fed up with all of the shit going on in the force lately and have been voicing their opinions on it. The higher-ups, like Commissioner Bob Paulson, don't like this negative publicity after so many recent public relation flops—think sexual harassment of female officers, bondage websites, making taxpayers pay for cops at a wedding—and they've now forbidden their members from identifying themselves as police officers when posting their opinions on social media sites. They've also taken down the Alliance's site. Sounds a bit covert. What the RCMP officials don't seem to realize is that clamping down on freedom of speech is also hurting their public image. RCMP officers are human beings with families, friends, likes and dislikes, and even—gasp—opinions. And those opinions might not necessarily mirror those of their bosses. This isn't Moscow, and most Canadians who aren't Stephen Harper don't like being told what they can and cannot talk about in public. Come on guys. Do you really think Sam Steele's reaction to be-

ing criticized would be to cry that it's unfair? I bet he'd figure out a more manly way to deal with the situation. Maybe he'd try to fix the problems in the force so his officers wouldn't have to complain about them anymore. Just an idea. There is a valid argument made that police officers shouldn't identify themselves as such in the social media world so as to keep their families protected from wackos. There always seems to be someone with a bone to pick with a cop, but to actually forbid them to say what their job is seems like a pretty intense request. A tad dictatorial, if you will. Officers already abide by a code of conduct, and if RCMP officials believe the only way to save face about their mishaps is to forbid their officers to let others know they're cops on Facebook and Twitter, then I'm worried. I'm worried that all the men and women of the force don't have enough common sense to decide when it's OK to identify and when they should refrain; that, after all of their training, they are unable to make qualified decisions about their social lives. If that's the case, then Canada's got bigger problems than discontented cops grumbling about their bosses on a blog. We've got a group of men and women who don't know boundaries and have no filter out on the streets "protecting" us. Watch out. V

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LRT STATION SAFETY QUESTIONED The death of Zaidee Jensen on August 22 after she fell off the LRT platform at University Station and slipped into a coma after hitting her head is something that might have been avoided had she been able to detect the warning grooves on the edge of the platform that are in

place for the visually impaired. Her husband Mike, who is also visually impaired, checked out the spot where his wife fell and noted it was hard to discern where the edge is. Zaidee's family are now asking ETS to make safety changes that will prevent any more accidents for people who are disabled.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK The East Meets West Festival in Chinatown on Aug 25 showcased Chinese culture including the playing of traditional music like on this zheng, a stringed bamboo instrument.

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a blood alcohol level of .04. The same two beers in the same time period gives a blood alcohol level of .06 for someone who is 120 lb. Two glasses of wine over a two-hour dinner has half the blood alcohol content of the beer. In other words, the 180 lb person would be at .02 and the 120 pounder at .03. Not only does drinking and driving

pose a threat to you, to those in your vehicle and to anyone else driving, what you may consider to be "not that many drinks" will now result in having your licence taken away until a court hearing and your vehicle impounded for three days if you are caught. Don't risk it. Check out the Blood Alcohol Content Calculator at ou.edu/oupd/bac.htm.

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NEWS // MARRIAGE FRAUD

Guilty until proven innocent Have Canada's immigration policies gone too far?

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n old friend's child is getting married. Time is booked off work at your government job in India. Plane tickets are purchased. Travel arrangements are made. Most of your party have travelled in Europe before. One has been to the United States with a multiple entry visa. They are all upstanding citizens—no criminal records. You don't know anyone who has one. But entry to Canada is denied. Why? Somebody in the immigration office has decided that coming to the wedding of a very good friend's child is not a good enough reason to visit. Jinny Sims, NDP Critic for Immigration, Citizenship and Multiculturalism, tells this story with an air of frustration. For confidentiality reasons she does not give names. Sims has a tough job on her hands in trying to hold the government accountable for all of the changes in immigration policy that have been so prevalent lately. She says they have made immigration policies almost unrecognizable. "I don't know what problem this government is trying to fix. Immigration policies should not be set in stone and of course we should look at them and examine them and fine tune them, but we're moving toward immigration policies that take us away from nation building and supporting families to actually punishing families." For example, since last November there has been a hold put on anyone applying for their parents and grand-

parents to join them in Canada. The Conservatives say it is to help get rid of the backlog of more than 165 000 older family members who had applied for residency up until that time. Sims counters that you don't get rid of the backlog by not having people applying for residency. "First you deliberately build a backlog and then you complain. It's just wrong," she says. "I would say that the dramatic changes that are being undertaken by this government are going to do Canada a great deal of harm in the long run because it's creating a lot of discontent in the communities around the country. I don't want to say it's racial profiling, but there definitely seem to be certain countries that are targeted." Sims says that her relatives in England who have roots in India have no problem visiting Canada, but as she mentioned above, it's often a different story when the starting point is not a western country. The top four countries that are sending immigrants to Canada are the UK at nine percent, eight percent from China, seven percent from India and five percent from the Philippines according to StatsCan 2006. The case of one Filipina woman who has applied for residency and been denied has made headlines recently because of suspected marriage fraud. On Monday, August 27, 60-year-old Albertan Carwin Miltimore's federal hearing to see if his young bride

would be able to join him in Canada was postponed. Miltimore met 23-year-old Marife Matangcas on an Asian dating website and the pair wed in the Philippines three years ago. But the significant age difference between the two has led immigration officials to believe their marriage is a sham. As the feds have no published stats on the frequency of marriage fraud in Canada, the sudden crackdown—with proposed legislation to come out this fall that a spouse has to cohabitate with their sponsor for two years or else have their residency revoked—

social agencies deal with every day: immigrant women who arrive in Canada to find themselves in situations of domestic abuse. This is a big enough problem that the Edmonton Women's Shelter—WIN House—has opened a home just to help immigrant, refugee and trafficked women who are being abused by their sponsors. WIN's executive director Janine Fraser has seen first-hand how these women's dreams of a better life in Canada have been crushed. "They really felt deceived into believing what their life was going to be like

I don't want to say it's racial profiling, but there definitely seem to be certain countries that are targeted.

doesn't make a lot of sense. "I'm not saying that there isn't fraud because that would be naive. There is absolutely fraud, but it is a very small percentage ... So Canada is supposed to have a policy of you're innocent until you're proven guilty, but when it comes to a lot of immigration issues now you're guilty until you're proven innocent. And it's very difficult to prove you're innocent when you're sitting in another country," says Sims. The supposed frequency of Canadians being duped by their foreign lovers is overshadowed by a reality that

and then when they got here, they were exploited as a human resource. They were exploited to be the maid, to look after elderly parents, and they also had sexual relations as part of the expectation. So they really were seen as property. As something that was purchased." Fraser says she has never encountered anyone who was just trying to get a free ticket to Canada. More often it is the hope of being able to provide for a poor family back home and to become successful in such a progressive country. Cultural differences mean a different understanding of

family and marriage commitments and many women will stay in an abusive relationship as they feel they have no other options. "They don't necessarily know what their legal rights are in Canada and many of the women have had their immigration status or their sponsorship used as a weapon against them with their sponsor saying, 'I will send you back and it will be a lot worse for you there if you tell.' Many of them don't even know how to take the bus. They are completely dependent on their spouse for everyday living," Fraser says. "This is no different from human trafficking in my professional opinion. You're paying for someone and then you're victimizing them." Fraser says disparity in age, disparity in finances, the length of the relationship, how the couple met and whether or not there was a transaction of money are all things the government should be considering as indicators that a marriage could be abusive for the foreign spouse. "It's a human rights issue. Every woman and child in Canada has the right to live free from all forms of abuse, regardless of race, regardless of spirituality, regardless of socio-economic status." REBECCA MEDEL // REBECCA@VUEWEEKLY.COM

Next week part 2 of this story will look at the economic implications of temporary foreign workers in Canada.

PREVUE // LEGACY

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Fringe Festival founder honoured with namesake neighbourhood culture. Paisley has said many times that the first Festival in '82 was a last minute event he threw together because funding for the summer theatre program was cut. "I remember thinking, well, this is a one-shot effort, so let's enjoy it as much as we can. We'll spend the money on theatre and invite everyone we know who likes theatre and see what happens." Brian Paisley

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conversation with Fringe Festival founder Brian Paisley is filled with jokes and laughter—on both ends of the phone—and makes you want to meet up with friends and have a few more laughs when you hang up. His reaction to having a new Edmonton neighbourhood named in his honour? A joke of course. "This is the reason I started [Fringe]; so they'd name a neighbourhood after me," Paisley laughs. "It's a ravine right now. I like

that. A little wildness in the city ... I'm basically trying to imagine who's going to live there." As the development in the southwestern part of the city is still in the works, no one is living there yet. But if Paisley's love of life and ingenuity are a good omen, then it will be quite a pleasant neighbourhood in Heritage Valley—where the various neighbourhood names honour those who have left a positive impact on Edmonton

What happened was 45 plays and 7500 people gathered to watch them. And now? This year the Fringe boasted 215 shows and 680 000 people—100 000 more than last year. Paisley says that to him the number of people who have been introduced to the live theatre scene over the years is the Fringe's biggest legacy. "I look at it now 31 years later and I just marvel that it's still there. It's still going strong and for all the corporate logos in evidence, it still has an edge

... It was intended from the beginning to be a community party. And I didn't think the party would quite be that big and have such longevity. We did it for a weekend and people have stayed for a month." Paisley likes to stop back in Edmonton for the Fringe every five or six years to keep an eye on things, but his work in film and television in Victoria keeps him busy. For the past eight months he's been travelling around Canada, the US and Mexico for an upcoming television series called Apocalypse When? that will run on Vision TV for five weeks from Oct 29 until the winter solstice on Dec 21—an important end date for a program about the end of the world. Paisley says the idea came from sitting around the pub with everyone one day and getting onto the topic of the apocalypse. They thought that creating a thinking man's guide to doomsday sounded like a great proj-

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ect and set to work. "It was absolutely fascinating to see how much of our cultural life is based around doomsday thinking. You don't even realize it. For 3000 years it's dominated a large part of how we think and how we look at time and all that stuff. We've got explosions and comets and sun spots and all that stuff [in the program], but we've tried to go a little deeper and find out what's the cultural psyche behind all this." Paisley's ability to create material that is both thought provoking and entertaining in so many different genres makes him a great Canadian staple and very deserving of having his own 'hood. "I have to admit an absolute fascination to go there and see a place like that. It's something that's quite cool to have in your own lifetime." REBECCA MEDEL

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Armstrong and Obama: the abandonment of the US manned space program When the first man on the moon not mince his words. died on Saturday, President Barack "We will have wasted our current Obama tweeted: "Neil Armstrong was $10-billion-plus investment in Cona hero not just of his time, but of all stellation," he said, "and equally imtime." Armstrong's final comment on portantly, we will have lost the many Obama, on the other hand, was years required to recreate the that the president's policy on equivalent of what we will manned space flight was have discarded. For the "devastating," and conUnited States ... to be with.com weekly e@vue n demned the United States out carriage to low Earth n y w g e Gwynn to "a long downhill slide to orbit and with no human Dyer exploration capability to go mediocrity." That was two years ago, when beyond Earth orbit ... destines our three Americans who had walked nation to become one of second or on the moon, Neil Armstrong, James even third-rate stature." Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, and Barack Obama was never a politiEugene Cernan, commander of Apollo cian with a big international vision. 17, published an open letter to Obama He has experts to do that stuff for pointing out that his new space policy him, and of course they are all part of effectively ended American participathe "Washington Consensus," which tion in the human exploration of deep is just as parochial as he is. So he space. cancelled the big Ares rockets that Armstrong was famously relucwould have taken American astrotant to give media interviews. It nauts back to the moon and onwards took something as hugely shortto Mars and the asteroids. Some sighted as Obama's cancellation of other spending program just yelled the Constellation Program in 2010 louder. Maybe the Navy wanted anto make him speak out in public. other aircraft carrier. But when he did, he certainly did If NASA wants to put an American

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into space now, it has to buy passage on a Russian rocket, which is currently over $50 million per seat. By 2015 the Chinese will probably be offering an alternative service (which may bring the price down), and before long India may be in the business as well. But the United States won't. There is likely to be a gap of between five and 10 years between the retirement of the Space Shuttle fleet last year and the first new American vehicles capable of putting a human being into space. Even then it will only be into low Earth orbit: none of the commercial vehicles now being developed will be able to do what the Saturn rockets did 41 years ago when they sent Neil Armstrong and his colleagues to the moon. Armstrong was a former military officer who would never directly call the President of the United States a liar or a fool, but his words left little doubt of what he really thought: "The availability of a commercial transport to orbit as envisioned in the president's proposal cannot be predicted

with any certainty, but is likely to take substantially longer and be more expensive than we would hope." In other words, don't hold your breath. He was equally blunt about Obama's assurances that the United States was not really giving up on deep space: "While the president's plan envisages humans travelling away from Earth and perhaps toward Mars at some time in the future, the lack of developed rockets and spacecraft will assure that ability will not be available for many years." Not the return to the moon by 2020 planned by the Constellation Program, but pie in the sky when you die. This is not a global defeat for manned exploration of the solar system. The Russians are talking seriously about building a permanent base on the moon, and all the major Asian contenders are working on heavy-lift rockets that would enable them to go beyond Earth's orbit. It's just an American loss of will, shared equally by Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

"I know China is headed to the moon," Romney told a town hall audience in Michigan in February. "They're planning on going to the moon, and some people say, 'oh, we've got to get to the moon, we've got to get there in a hurry to prove we can get there before China.' It's like, guys, we were there a long time ago, all right? And when you get there would you bring back some of the stuff we left?" Arrogant, complacent and wrong. Americans went to the moon a long time ago, but the point is that they can't get there now, and won't be able to for a long time to come. Which is why, in an interview 15 years ago, Neil Armstrong told BBC science correspondent Pallab Ghosh: "The dream remains. The reality has faded a bit, but it will come back, in time." It will, but probably not in the United States. V Gwynne Dyer is a London based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries. His column appears each week in Vue Weekly.

COMMENT >> LAND USE

Science loses again

New policy on Lower Athabasca Region offers little improvement to environmental protection Public policy can be complicated. released and approved its Lower AthaThick documents packed with promisbasca Regional Plan (LARP). LARP is es, commitments, technical language, the first of seven regional land-use and rhetoric can make it difficult to plans to be developed and implefigure out exactly what a policy does, mented. The goal behind these plans how it differs from the status quo, is to lay out development, infrastrucand what interests are actually being ture and environmental frameworks served. for all regions of the province. When this happens, it can be The LARP covers the imporvery helpful and enlightentant and contentious area NCE in northern Alberta that E R ing to look around at how E F NTER vueweekly.com is home to the province's the various groups and in- I @ ricardo o dividuals that have been inbitumen deposits and has Ricard a ñ u c A volved in consultations on the been a source of such grief policy, or that will be directly imdomestically and internationally pacted by it, are reacting to the policy for the provincial government. in question. A positive reaction from In a nutshell, the plan increases the a particular sector will indicate that size of protected areas in the region; they feel their voices have been heard considers cumulative effects of develand their interests served. A negative opment on air, water and biodiversity; reaction will mean the opposite. sets limits on air and water quality; Unfortunately, it's rarely that black lays out an urban development stratand white. Although there are always egy for Fort McMurray; and commits winners and losers, all public policy is to engaging aboriginal communities in based on some level of compromise tourism and economic diversification. and balancing of interests. This can It also makes a commitment, over the make it a bit more complicated to figlong term, to the development of tailure out whose interests are primarily ings management, biodiversity, and being served, but not impossible. surface water quantity frameworks. Last week, after three years of work According to the government's own and three rounds of consultations— press release, the plan "sets strong which included thousands of peoenvironmental limits, conserves sensiple—the Alberta Government finally tive lands, provides certainty to indus-

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try, diversifies the economy, and offers numerous recreational opportunities in the Lower Athabasca region." Public reaction to the plan, however, would seem to indicate that the government has not been as successful as it claims in balancing all those goals. Environmental groups have acknowledged that it is an improvement over the status quo and even over previous versions, but suggest that there are still serious gaps in the plan. They point, for example, to the fact that only 22 percent of the region is protected, that CO2 emissions are not addressed, that there are no limits on the pace and scale of development, and that the majority of land that has been protected is land in which the oil industry has expressed no interest at all. They are also concerned that the plan puts off dealing with tailings and with establishing hard limits on water withdrawals. The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation has outrightly expressed that the plan completely fails to address any of their concerns or needs and is entirely inadequate in terms of protecting treaty lands and rights. They are currently exploring their legal options, but have also suggested that they will do whatever is necessary

to stop the plan from being implemented if their concerns are not addressed. The most telling reaction of all, however, has been that of the oil industry in the province. It has mused publicly about the land leases that are to be revoked and the potential cost of that move to the government, but they have not actually criticized the plan in any significant way. In fact, their reaction has been quite the opposite. A spokesperson for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) highlighted for the Globe and Mail that for the most part, industry in the area is already operating under the environmental thresholds that were set. So the limits won't really have an impact on their operations in that sense He also pointed out that CAPP is very happy with the public relations potential the plan offers and their hope that it will dispel the myth that Alberta is lax on environmental stewardship. Overall, he characterized the plan as a "good piece of legislation that strikes the balance." Of course, there have been other mixed reactions from stakeholders and politicians, but if the main objectives of the plan are environ-

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mental protection and bitumen development, and the oil industry thinks the government got it right and environmental groups and first nations think they did not, then it's clear who's won and who's lost in this particular policy. Yes, public policy is complicated, but there are always winners and losers, and LARP is no different. Although there are some small gains for the environment and the region in LARP, overall the real winners are the oil industry who, if nothing else, now have one more piece of inadequate legislation to wave around as part of their public relations campaigns locally and internationally. And once again, the loser appears to be the prospect of ever getting any genuine science-based environmental protection in the lower Athabasca region. The policy itself may not be that black and white, but what it reveals about this government's priorities certainly is, and from this perspective they've still got it wrong. V 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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Ave • 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 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 EDMONTON PRIME TIMERS (EPT) • Unitarian Church of Edmonton, 10804119 St • A group of older gay men who have common interests meet the 2nd Sun, 2:30pm, for a social period, short meeting and guest speaker, discussion panel or potluck supper. Special interest groups meet for other social activities throughout the month. E: edmontonpt@ yahoo.ca EPLC FELLOWSHIP PAGAN STUDY GROUP • Pride Centre of Edmonton, 10608-105 Ave • 780.488.3234 • eplc. webs.com • 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@flashnightclub.com G.L.B.T.Q SAGE BOWLING CLUB • 780.474.8240, E: Tuff@shaw.ca • Every Wed, 1:30-3:30pm GLBT SPORTS AND RECREATION • teamedmonton.ca • Co-ed Bellydancing: bellydancing@teamedmonton.ca • Bootcamp: Garneau Elementary, 10925-87 Ave. at 7pm; bootcamp@teamedmonton.ca • Bowling: Ed's Rec Centre, West Edmonton Mall, Tue 6:45pm; bowling@ teamedmonton.ca • Curling: Granite Curling Club; 780.463.5942 • Running: Kinsmen; running@teamedmonton.ca • Spinning: MacEwan Centre, 109 Street and 104 Ave; spin@teamedmonton.ca • Swimming: NAIT pool, 11762-106 St; swimming@teamedmonton.ca • Volleyball: every Tue, 7-9pm; St. Catherine School, 10915-110 St; every Thu, 7:309:30pm 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 for any seniors who have gay family members and would like some guidance • Every Thu, 1-4pm • Info: E: tuff @shaw.ca ILLUSIONS SOCIAL CLUB • The Junction, 10242-106 St • 780.387.3343 • groups.yahoo.com/group/edmonton_illusions • Crossdressers meet 2nd Fri each month, 8:30pm INSIDE/OUT • U of A Campus • Campusbased organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified and queer (LGBTQ) faculty, graduate student, academic, straight allies and support staff • 3rd Thu each month (fall/winter terms): Speakers Series. E: kwells@ualberta.ca JUNCTION BAR AND EATERY • 10242106 St • 780.756.5667 • junctionedmonton.com • Open Tues-Sat: 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, 10408124 St • edmlivingpositive.ca • 1.877.975.9448/780.488.5768 • Confidential peer support to people living with HIV • Tue, 7-9pm: Support group • Daily drop-in, peer counselling MAKING WAVES SWIMMING CLUB • geocities.com/makingwaves_edm • Recreational/competitive swimming. Socializing after practices • Every Tue/Thu PRIDE CENTRE OF EDMONTON • Pride Centre of Edmonton, 10608-105 Ave • 780.488.3234 • A safe, welcoming, and non-judgemental drop-in space, support programs and resources offered for members of the GLBTQ community, their 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:

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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, womonspace@gmail.com • 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

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FILM PREVUE // FAMILY TIES

The men behind the Legend

Documentary marks a journey of discovery for father and son

A family that trains together ...

Fri, Aug 31 – Wed, Sep 5 Legend of a Warrior Directed by Corey Lee Metro Cinema at the Garneau

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orey Lee's father is a legend, a modern day superhero, but Corey barely knows the man. His father is kung-fu master Frank Lee, an enigmatic symbol of martial arts, who grew up on the streets of Hong Kong with nothing and rose to become a living legend. Frank brought white crane kung-fu to North America, and since opening his first studio in Edmonton in the '60s, has become a renowed trainer and coach. However, Frank's path in life has always kept him at an emotional and physical distance from Corey. In an attempt to reconnect with his father, and get to know the man behind the legend, Corey stepped back into martial arts, something he'd

left behind 25 years ago. He would train as his father's student while reconnecting on a personal level, resulting in his first documentary, Legend of a Warrior. "I think a big part of it was there was some resentment," Corey says of his decision to quit martial arts. "I think I felt abandoned a little bit by my dad, as my mother did, and I think because I was close with her and she was always around that I just naturally sided with her because I didn't really know my dad. I also really wanted to distance myself and carve out my own life." However, Frank couldn't be happier that his son didn't choose the same path he did. He says the life of a fighter is a difficult one, and he's glad his son has found a career he loves and can follow his own path. There are times when Frank says he

regrets not being there for his son when he was growing up, but at the same time, he was doing what was best for his family. "In Chinese culture a man had to make a living to look after the family. He had to do what he had to do," says Frank, who willingly agreed train his son again and participate in the film, which is Corey's first documentary. "I regret it a little, but I had to do it." Frank has been given a second chance at fatherhood not only with Corey, but also with his eight-yearold daughter Catharine, who he had with his second wife. "I give her as much opportunity that Canada can offer, as much as she can do. I'm watching her grow up," Frank says. Corey, who is now a father himself, says the journey to get to know his father, which took the pair from Ed-

monton back to the streets of Hong Kong where Frank grew up, taught him that despite his father's superhero status, he's still human. "He's flesh and blood and that he's capable of great love and great sadness ... he's filled deep down with a lot of compassion," Corey says, acknowledging the trust his father put in him throughout the process of making the film and allowing him to do what he needed to. There were emotional moments for Frank, particularly in Hong Kong, and Corey did not want his father to feel he had been portrayed as weak. "I got that out of my head right away because, really, it makes him so much stronger because there's a certain strength in revealing yourself in such a way; that kind of honesty that he was capable of was pretty mindblowing to me." Now that shooting has wrapped,

father and son have left with a better understanding of one another, and a relationship that is stronger than ever. In additiont to getting to know the man behind the legend, Frank taught Corey a great deal about his Chinese heritage, which he is able to pass on to his own two sons. "I think he was always ready to accept who I had become as a man. I don't think I was prepared to undersant how he had evolved over the time we had spent apart," Corey admits. "As much as he's changed, there's things about him that haven't changed at all and at the end of the day, the people you love are going to drive you crazy if you spend enough time with them, but you have to learn that that's them, and that's part of the reason why you love them."

together. And they hate each other. And then they start a phone-sex line together. For a Good Time Call ... tries to carry on the torch that Bridesmaids lit: the female-led edgy/raunchy comedy of anything-goes humour, though here it's somewhat balanced with a ripping sentiment of sweetness hanging over everything. Still, in concept, great: it suggests Bridesmaids opened a door rather than standing as a one-off, that a movie can pass Bechdel Test while still being raunchy and fun, and happily tout a generally sex-positive push contained in its subject matter. In execution, though, For a Good Time Call ... is brutally disappointing in how thinly its comedy is plotted, how its storyline is so very tethered to a predictable structure. A lot of the issues come down to script—a lot of it just isn't as funny as they

seem to think it is—but just as much can be laid on director Jamie Travis: button-pushing comedy is always a tricky thing to feel out—too little and it's ineffective, too much and it's just gross—and he doesn't do well in setting up the jokes and framing the punchlines. The best come in cutaways to the men on the other end of the sex lines (cameo fodder for Kevin Smith and Seth Rogen), and while Miller and Graynor do capably in the circumstances they're in, they're trapped: after the middleof-the-movie generates a sense of fun, the script turns, cheaply, to give some inevitable third-act trouble, reverting to rom-com structure, delivered without any sense of the cheeky rebelliousness that came before.

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REVUE // ROM COM SORTA

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h, but they'll never get along! Lauren Powell (Lauren Miller) and Katie Steel (Ari Graynor) start off For A Good Time Call ... with a mutual loathing for one another stemming from a college incident involving a cup full o' pee and large bump in the road. It's shown in a flashback that tells you exactly which netherregions of comedy we're aiming for here. But fate, played by effeminate friend to both Jesse (Justin Long), intervenes to pair them in a New York flat: Lauren was dumped by her boring pompus boyfriend because he thinks he's boring, and Katie needs someone to cover half of her rent after the building became rentcontrolled no more. So they're stuck

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REVUE // BIKE LANES BE DAMNED

Premium Rush

Premium Rush's two-wheeled road warrior

Opens Friday Directed by David Koepp

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ilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a New York bike courier and he loves his job maybe too much. His ride is fixed gear, no brakes, or, as some would describe it, suicidal, stupid or sociopathic. We first catch sight of Wilee in an opening teaser; he's midair, detached from his wheels after getting smacked by a car, so there's your warning, concerned citizens, but rest assured that the rest of Premium Rush is an entirely safety or even common sense-free zone of zippy late summer chase machine pleasure. Opening only a handful of days after the shocking news of Tony Scott's death, it's hard to watch this fleet trifle about a smug little top gun and not think of it as "Tony-Light." Co-written and directed by David Koepp, Premium Rush is not the sort of movie where we need to get too caught up in things like story. The cheeky macguffin is a movie ticket stub with a happy face drawn on it; it's a chit of some sort that Wilee has to deliver from uptown to Chinatown by a certain hour. Turns out it has something to do with a young mother trying to get her little boy out of dark and rainy China and onto good ol' happy American soil, but for God's sake don't think too much about all that. Instead, kick back and enjoy the dynamics between Wilee and his coworkers—which include a slightly scorned love interest (Dania Ramirez) and a very handsome fellow gear-head who's got his eye on the same girl (Wolé Parks)—and, most importantly, between Wilee and the very, very corrupt NYC cop with the perfectly silly name of Bobby Monday (Michael Shannon), a bug-eyed gambling addict and fellow adrenaline

junkie. In a goofy way, Bobby Monday is Wilee's shadow self or evil twin: he drives a car instead of a bike and wears a suit instead of shorts and a tee, but he's ruthless when it comes to chasing a solid rush. Like Wilee, he has "impulse control issues." Who knows why he's named after Warner Brothers' perpetually doomed cartoon coyote instead of Road Runner, an obvious character analogue, but in any case Wilee is our irresponsible hero, a guy who lives for stunts, and Gordon-Levitt seems to be channeling the Keanu Reeves of the '90s, all blank handsomeness, flat delivery, a perfectly likable actor built for Speed. Yet, in terms of performance, it's the big, lumbering, funny-looking antagonist that is clearly the real hot-dogger in Premium Rush. From the moment he first appears onscreen Shannon, who has thus far made playing flamboyant nutjobs a sort of trademark, is locked into his finest haute batshit form, delivering one inspired line reading after another—check out the scene where all he has to do is sit behind the wheel and say, "Chasing a bicycle, heh-heh." Shannon alone is reason enough to see this. But another reason is Koepp's deft handling of the chases. The Google Earth-inspired bits meant to convey Wilee's precognitive navigational skills are okay, I guess, but far more visually impressive are the old school live-action effects: beautifully shot and edited sequences of guys on bikes careening through busy, impatient Manhattan traffic—automobile and pedestrian. It's a treat to see a contemporary urban actioner that really lets the action play out, rather than cloud it with mindless cutting. A rush, indeed. JOSEF BRAUN

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Celeste and Jesse Forever being properly developed. So this is ultimately more Celeste's story, a tale of someone who was still weighing her options when they were essentially snatched away from her. Jones (who also co-wrote the script) carries it all very well by herself, and she clicks onscreen with Samberg in a way that you can feel how these people are perpetually drawn to each other.

"Ohmigod, remember when we were married?" "Haha, yeah ... "

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eleste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) are almost through the divorce process, but that doesn't stop them from hanging out on the daily, having cutesy, couple-y "love you" hand signs, calling each other best friend, and sharing an endless parade of injokes that surely started when they met in high school. He still lives in the studio behind their former love nest, a somewhat directionless artist while she's helming a successful pop culture marketing company. "It's not weird," they insist to friends who

assure them that, yes, actually it is. Of course it is. And so Celeste and Jesse Forever carries a general framework of a will they/won't they get back together romance, about two old flames learning how difficult it is to start over without abandoning each other entirely. But as this sturdy little film progresses, it reveals itself to be a smarter breed of rom com, a growth story of a different sort. After starting the film off equally, the focus on Samberg's Jesse declines as his path to new maturity and growth becomes effectively forced upon him—without spoiling, it feels a bit cheaply introduced, just thrown in to give us a hitch more than

To its credit, Forever tries to stay away from formula, to remain as honest and real life as it can muster on a big screen. It's charming and not predictable, its heart and some of its humour well-managed by the onscreen chemistry of its leads and a strong assortment of supporting figures (Elijah Wood and Ari Graynor in particular). Though a bit scattershot and meandering at times, it still sits above the bulk of its genre in terms of its grounding, in choosing to step away from the usual formula to navigate its own path through the harder parts of love, and in being brave enough to put its characters through uncomfortable paces on the way to being able to say say, "I'm so happy for you" and mean it with all of the love and none of the longing. PAUL BLINOV

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boy, working at a garage, does a favour for an elderly woman, and steals her wallet. A young woman discovers she's going to lose her factory job and physically assaults her employer in protest. In both cases the characters are followed by the camera as though in hot pursuit—the word "dogged" always comes to mind. The camera is handheld but there's no phony, pseudo-documentary shakiness. The décors and mise en scène are unadorned as can be, the close-ups often bracingly tight and off-kilter. Yet there is a sense of masterful control to how every moment unfolds, and the result is moment-to-moment riveting. The characters always have tasks, and the stakes are high. The boy, Igor (Jérémie Renier), has been pulled out of school to work at the garage, but his father (Olivier Gourmet) winds up pulling him out of the garage too, so that he can focus his energies on assisting him with the maintenance of illegal migrant workers, one of whom falls prey to an accident and before perishing asks Igor to make him a promise,

one which breaks through the boy's preternatural cynicism. The girl, Rosetta (Émilie Dequenne), lives with her alcoholic mother in a trailer and is desperate to improve her situation, to have a normal life, above all, a job, something she seeks with a tremendous fierceness. Her energy seems uncontainable: in a single breathless sequence, we see her confront her mother's lover, steal the bottle he's brought along with him, smash the bottle, get chased by the boyfriend through the trailer park, then spot a guy on a dirt bike, tackle him to the ground and start to wrestle. It's almost an action movie. But let me clarify: the boy and the girl are in two different movies, the first being La promesse, the second Rosetta. But these films are connected by a strict yet liberating formal, narrative and, yes, moral rigour of the highest order. These films, the first made in 1996, the second in 1999, both new on DVD and Bluray from the Criterion Collection, represent a genuine revelation, not only for Belgium's fraternal filmmaking collaborators Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, who had made documentaries before producing two disap-

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pointing fiction films and needed to find a new, essentially sui generis way of working, but for cinema itself: they launched a body of work both radical and humble, austere and galvanizing. Each movie begins in media res, offers no exposition, no score, nothing beyond the diegetic; each demonstrates relationships only through action, and follows its protagonist with a rough and tumble loyalty that ultimately feels like the closest thing to true, deeper love that the movies can give us. The plights of Igor and of Rosetta are indeed dire, but the last thing these films want is to wallow in pity. They crackle, they plunge, they examine—they move (in both senses of the word). The Dardennes won the Palme d'Or for Rosetta and would get another for L'enfant in 2005. Perhaps they'll win another, because, since La promesse, theirs is also one of the most consistent bodies of work in cinema, and even if you were to peg them as having a formula, the work remains fresh because there is something in that formula that cannot help but come alive every time out: a pure, durable belief in the power and the will of the underdog. JOSEF BRAUN

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REVUE // DEMONIC TIMES

The Possession

FOR ANYONE WHO W HAS EVER HAD TO T WITH THEIR BEST FRIEN D BREAK UP WITH FRIEND

“AN IR “AN IRRESISTIBLE RESISTIBLE ROMANTIC COMEDY!” COMEDY!” ROMANTIC

Kids these days

Opens Friday Directed by Ole Bornedal

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he latest trend in horror films is touting a grisly tale as being based on true events. Whether or not it's the whole truth is another story. Either way, the possibility of mixing reality with horror grabs attention. The Possession centers around a family and the supernatural happenings that escalated over the course of 29 days after their young daughter buys an ornamental box at a yard sale that houses a dibbuk: an ancient, misplaced spirit from Jewish lore that was unable to fulfil its purpose during its lifetime. It's a twist on traditional Christian demonology that fuels most possession films, but that's where the film's unique traits end. Clyde Brenek (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his ex-wife Stephanie (Kyra Sedgwick) share custody of their two children, Emily (Natasha Calis) and Hannah (Madison Davenport), and one weekend, while the girls are visiting their father, they stop at a yard

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sale and curious young Emily discovers the mysterious wooden box covered in Hebrew carvings. The family is blissfully unaware to the malicious spirit that is contained within it until things begin to go awry. This isn't quite how the real story of the dibbuk box played out, but a little Google searching will fill you in on the ordeal. Soon, little Emily turns from innocent, animal-loving 10-year-old to an incredibly creepy child who sits in her room amidst a flurry of moths, has a hand crawl up from the inside of her throat and causes her mother's boyfriend's teeth to crumble from his mouth with just a withering stare. Morgan, the well-meaning father pegged as a psychotic asshole by his ex-wife when Emily begins to show out-of-the-ordinary behaviour, is on the hunt to save her before the dibbuk consumes her entirely, leading to the inevitable, albeit predictable showdown. Calis has some large shoes to fill when it comes to portraying a girl possessed. There's no Linda Blair-

style projectile vomiting or Exorcism of Emily Rose-caliber contortion, but Calis is able to evoke terror in more subtle ways. A single tear streaming down her innocent looking face while an unearthly voice whispers from within her packs a punch without outright gore. She won't go down in film history for her portrayal, but its an admirable effort for someone so young. Despite Calis's acting chops, the story of possession is nothing new, and aside from taking a look into Jewish lore, The Possession offers nothing innovative in terms of plot. The ending, with the exception of one last-minute twist, is predictable and anti-climactic. The suspense holds interest, but is far from anything groundbreaking, and relies on dark, moody music and actors apprehensively moving through the dark in a way only people in horror movies seem to do to overshadow the often drab dialogue. Overall, The Possession, has its spooky moments, but isn't a film that'll keep you up at night.

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RASHIDA JONES

ANDY SAMBERG

CELESTE E AND JESSE JESS SE FOREVER FO REVER FOREVER FOREVER

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MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG violence) FRI-TUE 1:20 MEN IN BLACK 3 3D (PG violence) FRI-THU 4:10, 7:05, 9:30

STEP UP REVOLUTION (PG) FRI-TUE 1:30, 4:20, 7:00,

FRI, AUG 31- THU, SEP 6, 2012

9:45; WED-THU 4:20, 7:00, 9:45

MAGIC MIKE (14A nudity, coarse language, sexual content,

CHABA THEATRE–JASPER 6094 Connaught Dr Jasper 780.852.4749 (14A Crude sexual content, coarse language) DAILY 7:00, 9:00

THE CAMPAIGN WARNER BROS

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN

(G)

DAILY 7:00, 9:00

DUGGAN CINEMA–CAMROSE 6601-48 Ave Camrose 780.608.2144

ALL NEW STATE OF THE ART DIGITAL

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) WEDTHU 7:00, 9:10; THU 2:00

THE CAMPAIGN (14A coarse language, crude sexual content) No passes DAILY 7:20, 9:15; SAT-TUE, THU 2:15

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) DAILY 6:40, 9:20; SAT-TUE, THU 1:30

CINEMA CITY MOVIES 12 5074-130 Ave 780.472.9779

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED (G) FRI-SUN,TUE 12:55; MON 12:55, 3:05

substance abuse) FRI-TUE 1:40, 4:30, 7:25, 10:00; WED-THU 4:30, 7:25, 10:00

FRI-THU 3:15, 5:40, 8:00, 10:15

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (14A violence)Closed captioned; FRI-SUN 2:30, 6:40, 10:10; MON-THU 1:15, 4:45, 8:30

SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI (PG)

Hindi w/E.S.T. FRI-TUE 1:00, 3:45, 6:55, 9:30; WED-THU 3:45, 6:55, 9:30

JOKER () Hindi w/E.S.T. FRI-TUE 1:45, 4:15, 7:15, 9:50; WED-

THU 4:15, 7:15, 9:50

RAULA PAI GAYA ()

4:35, 8:00

FRI-TUE 1:15, 4:35, 8:00; WED-THU

14231-137 Ave 780.732.2236

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (G)

4:10, 6:50, 9:15; WED-THU 4:10, 6:50, 9:15

1:00

LAWLESS (14A nudity, brutal violence, course language) FRI-THU 1:05, 3:50, 7:00, 9:50

HIT & RUN (14A crude language, coarse language,

Closed cap-

tioned; FRI,SUN-THU 1:20; SAT 11:50, 1:20

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT 3D (G)

ROBOT & FRANK (PG coarse language) Star & Strollers THE ANT BULLY (G) SAT 11:00 THE OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE (G) FRI,SUN-THU 1:10, 3:10, 5:15, 7:15; SAT 11:10, 1:10, 3:10, 5:15, 7:15

Closed

captioned FRI-THU 3:40, 6:30

THE APPARITION (14A frightening scenes) Closed

captioned; FRI-THU 8:20, 10:30

Closed captioned; FRI,SUNTHU 2:20, 5:10, 7:40, 10:00; SAT 11:40, 2:20, 5:10, 7:40, 10:00

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) FRI-THU 1:15, THE POSSESSION (14A not recommended for

children, frightening scenes) Closed captioned; FRI-THU 1:00, 3:20, 5:50, 8:10, 10:30

FRI-THU 9:20

THE OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON FRI,SUNADVENTURE (G) Closed captioned; THU 1:45, 4:20; SAT 11:20, 1:45, 4:20

1525-99 St 780.436.8585 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (PG frightening scenes, violence, not recommended for children) FRI,SUNMON 12:35; TUE-THU 1:30

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3D (PG frightening

scenes, violence, not recommended for children) Closed captioned; FRI,MON 10:15; SAT-SUN 3:50, 7:05, 10:15; TUE,THU 5:05, 9:00; WED 9:00

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3D (PG frightening

scenes, violence, not recommended for children) FRI,MON 3:50, 7:05

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence)

MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS (PG violence, not

recommended for young children) FRI-MON 9:30; TUE-THU 9:40

BRAVE (G) FRI-MON 1:30, 4:00, 6:30; TUE-THU 2:00,

4:30, 7:00

call to artists

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (G) FRI-MON 1:10; TUE-THU 1:40

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT 3D (G)

PREMIUM RUSH (14A) 5:05

Closed captioned; FRI, MON

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) FRI, MON

12:40, 6:50, 9:55; SAT-SUN 12:40, 3:45, 6:50, 9:55; TUE-THU 3:15, 6:50, 10:00

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) Closed captioned FRI, MON 3:45

Budget: $63,000 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

children, frightening scenes) FRI, MON 12:35, 3:00, 7:55, 10:25; SAT-SUN 12:35, 3:00, 5:25, 7:55, 10:20; TUE-THU 1:50, 4:40, 7:40, 10:10

Eligibility: All Canadian visual artists

THE POSSESSION (14A not recommended for chil-

Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on Friday, October 5, 2012

dren, frightening scenes) Closed captioned; 5:25

FRI, MON

TOTAL RECALL (14A violence) FRI-MON 10:00; TUE-

Installation: January 2014

THU 8:10

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence)

FRI-MON 12:55, 4:05, 7:10, 10:10; TUE-THU 1:25, 4:15, 7:15,

Call to Artists - Request for Proposals

10:25

THE CAMPAIGN (14A crude sexual content, coarse

Mill Woods Seniors Center & Multicultural Facility Public Art Project Budget: $55,000 CAD (maximum, all inclusive) Eligibility: All Canadian visual artists Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on Friday, October 5, 2012 Installation: Spring 2014

Call to Artists - Request for Proposals

language) FRI,MON 1:05, 3:30, 8:10, 10:30; SAT-SUN 1:05, 3:30, 5:55, 8:10, 10:30; TUE-WED 2:30, 5:10, 7:25, 10:05; THU 5:10, 7:25, 10:05

THE CAMPAIGN (14A crude sexual content, coarse

language) Closed captioned; FRI,MON 5:55; Star & Strollers screening; THU 1:00

THE ANT BULLY (G) SAT 11:00 PARANORMAN (PG not recommended for young children, frightening scenes) FRI-MON 12:50; TUE-THU 1:20

CARMEN IN 3D ENCORE () SAT 12:30 PARANORMAN 3D () Closed captioned;

FRI, MON

10:30; SAT-SUN 3:15, 5:40, 8:05, 10:30; TUE-THU 3:45, 6:10, 8:35

PARANORMAN 3D () FRI, MON 3:15, 5:40, 8:10 MADAM BUTTERFLY 3D - ROYAL OPERA HOUSE () WED 7:00 THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (G) FRI-

MON 1:55, 4:30, 7:00, 9:40; TUE-WED 2:25, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25; THU 5:15, 7:50, 10:25

Heritage Valley Fire Station Public Art Project

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (G)

Budget: $38,500 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

Eligibility: All Canadian visual artists Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on Friday, October 5, 2012 Installation:

Spring 2014

& Stroller screening; THU 1:00

Stars

The public art competitions listed above are held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).

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closed captioned FRI 6:50; SAT-MON 1:20, 6:50; TUE-THU 7:05

HOPE SPRINGS (14A)

closed captioned FRI 4:40, 7:30, 10:00; SAT-MON 1:40, 4:40, 7:30, 10:00; TUE-THU 6:40, 9:05

HOPE SPRINGS (14A) VIP 18+ FRI 5:30, 9:00; SATMON 2:45, 5:50, 9:20; TUE-WED 8:30

captioned FRI 4:00, 8:00; SAT-MON 2:20, 6:20, 10:00; TUETHU 8:00

LAWLESS (14A nudity,brutal violence,coarse language) FRI 3:50, 6:30, 9:30; SAT-MON 1:10, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30; TUETHU 7:00, 9:40

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

VIP 18+ THU 7:00

HIT & RUN (14A crude language,coarse CITY CENTRE 9

10200-102 Ave 780.421.7020 THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence)Bargain matinee, closed captioned FRI-THU 1:20, 4:20, 7:00, 10:00

LAWLESS (14A nudity, brutal violence, coarselanguage) Bargain matinee; FRI-THU 1:30, 4:25, 7:15, 10:10

PREMIUM RUSH (14A) Bargain matinee; FRI-THU 1:10,

4:50, 7:20, 9:45

children, frightening scenes) Bargain matinee; FRI-THU 1:15, 4:15, 6:50, 9:15

BRAVE (G)

Bargain matinne; child admission price; FRI-THU 1:25, 4:00

HIT & RUN (14A crude language, coarse language, violence, nudity) FRI-THU 6:45, 9:50

THE CAMPAIGN (14A crude sexual content, coarse

language) Bargain matinee; FRI-THU 1:05, 4:05, 6:40, 9:30

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (14A violence) Bargain

CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER (14A sexual content, coarse language, substance abuse) Bargain matinee, child admission price; FRI-THU 1:45, 4:40, 7:45, 10:05 nee, child admission price FRI-THU 1:00, 4:05, 7:10, 10:15

LAWLESS (14A nudity, brutal violence, coarse language) FRI-MON 1:05, 4:10, 6:55, 9:50; TUE-THU 1:10, 4:50, 7:35,

violence, nudity) FRI-MON 2:00, 4:40, 7:35, 10:05; TUE-THU 1:55, 4:25, 7:05, 9:35

THE OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE (G) FRI-MON 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45; TUE-

THU 1:00, 3:25, 5:50

CINEPLEX ODEON WINDERMERE CINEMAS Cineplex Odeon Windermere & Vip Cinemas, 6151 Currents Dr Nw Edmonton 780.822.4250 THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) VIP 18+ FRI 4:30, 8:00; SAT-MON 1:45, 5:00, 8:25; TUE-WED 7:30; THU 8:00

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A, violence) FRI 4:00, 7:00, 10:20; SAT-MON 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:20; TUE-THU 6:30, 9:30

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence) FRI 4:30,

4:00,6:40, 9:15

LEDUC CINEMAS 4702-50 St Leduc 780.986-2728

ALL NEW STATE OF THE ART DIGITAL

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) DAILY 12:40, 3:30,

6:55, 9:40

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

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

LEGEND OF A WARRIOR (PG, coarse language)

FRI AND WED 7:00; SAT 2:30, 9:00; SUN 2:00, 7:00; MON 1:00, 9:00

IRON SKY (14A language) Subtitled; FRI 9:30; SAT 12:30, 7:00; SUN 4:00, 10:30; MON 2:45, 7:00; TUE 7:00; WED 9:00 ENTER THE DRAGON (PG) FRI 11:15; SUN 8:30; MON 4:45

EMPIRE THEATRES–SPRUCE GROVE 130 Century Crossing Spruce Grove 780.962.2332

PARANORMAN (PG nor recommended for young children, frightening scenes) FRI 2:50; SAT-TUE 12:20, 2:50

HIT & RUN (14A crude language, coarse

language, violence, nudity) FRI-TUE 6:40, 9:00; WED-THU 6:10, 8:40

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) FRI 3:00, 6:20, 9:10; SAT-TUE 12:00, 3:00, 6:20, 9:10; WED-THU 5:30, 8:20

THE POSSESSION (14A, frightening scenes) FRI

3:50, 7:10, 9:45; SAT-TUE 1:00, 3:50, 7:10, 9:45; WED-THU 6:30, 9:00

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence)

FRI 3:20, 6:50, 9:40; SAT-TUE 12:30, 3:20, 6:50, 9:40; WED-THU 6:00, 8:30

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (G) 3:30, 6:45; SAT-TUE 12:40, 3:30, 6:45; WED-THU 5:50

FRI

FRI-TUE 9:15; WED-THU 8:15

4211-139 Ave 780.472.7600

PREMIUM RUSH (14A) FRI 3:40, 7:00, 9:20; SAT-TUE 12:50,

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (14A violence)

FRI, 4:25, 8:00; SAT-SUN 1:00, 4:25, 8:00; MON-THU 3:50, 7:15

THE CAMPAIGN (14A crude sexual content, coarse language) FRI-SUN 7:10, 9:30; MON-THU 8:00

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) FRI 3:45, 6:40, 9:00; SAT-SUN 1:15, 3:45, 6:40, 9:00; MON 1:15, 3:45, 7:45; TUE-THU3:45, 7:45 6:55, 9:25; SAT-SUN 1:20, 4:00, 6:55, 9:25; MON 1:20, 4:00, 7:50; TUE-THU 4:00, 7:50

PARANORMAN 3D (PG not recommended for young children, frightening scenes) FRI-SUN 4:10, 6:25, 8:50; MONTHU 4:10, 7:30 HIT & RUN (14A crude language, coarse language, violence, nudity) FRI-SUN 7:05, 9:30; MON-THU 8:10

PREMIUM RUSH (14A) No passes; FRI 4:20, 7:00, 9:20;

SAT-SUN 1:50, 4:20, 7:00, 9:20; No passes; MON 1:50, 4:20, 8:05; TUE-THU 4:20, 8:05

LAWLESS (14A, nudity, brutal violence, course language) FRI 3:50, 6:35, 9:15; SAT-SUN 1:00, 3:50, 6:35, 9:15; MON 1:00, 3:50, 8:00; TUE-THU 3:50, 8:00 THE OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE (G) FRI 4:15, 6:30; SAT-SUN 1:30, 4:15, 6:30; MON 1:30, 4:15; TUE-THU 4:15

MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS (PG violence, not recommended for young children) FRI-SUN 8:45; MON-THU 7:40 THE POSSESSION (14A, frightening scenes) FRI 4:15,

6:45, 9:35; SAT-SUN 1:10, 4:15, 6:45, 9:35; MON 1:10, 4:15, 8:15; TUE-THU 4:15, 8:15

PARANORMAN (PG, frightening scenes, not recommended for young children) SAT-MON 1:50

BRAVE (G) FRI,TUE-THU 4:20; SAT-MON 1:45, 4:20 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (G) FRI,TUE-THU 4:05; SAT-MON 1:25, 4:05

3:40, 7:00, 9:20; WED-THU 6:20, 8:50

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ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (G) captioned; FRI-THU 1:50

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ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT 3D (G)

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THE APPARITION (14A Frightening scenes) Closed captioned; FRI-THU 1:55, 4:05, 6:15, 8:25, 10:35 PREMIUM RUSH (14A)

Closed captioned;

FRI-TUE,THU 1:20, 3:40, 6:00, 8:20, 10:45; WED 3:40, 6:00, 8:20, 10:45

PREMIUM RUSH (14A)

WED 1:00

Star & Strollers screening;

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) FRI-THU 12:50, 3:50, 7:00, 10:15

THE POSSESSION (14A frightening scenes) Closed captioned; FRI-THU 1:15, 3:35, 5:55, 8:15, 10:35 TED (18Acrude content, substance abuse) Closed captioned; FRI-THU 9:40

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence)

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12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:10, 10:45

THE CAMPAIGN (14A crude sexual content, coarse language) Closed captioned; FRI-TUE,THU 12:40, 2:50, 5:00, 7:45, 10:20; WED 3:00, 5:00, 7:45, 10:20 THE CAMPAIGN (14A crude sexual content, coarse language) Star & Stroller screening WED 1:00

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PARANORMAN (PG frightening scenes) Closed captioned; FRI-THU 12:35

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PREMIUM RUSH (14A) Closed captioned FRI-MON 1:00,

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (G)

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3:15, 5:30, 7:50, 10:15; TUE-THU 7:50, 10:15

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A gory violence)Closed

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (14A violence) FRI-MON 12:45, 4:20, 8:15; TUE-THU 1:05, 4:45, 8:20

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THE CAMPAIGN (14A crude sexual content, coarse language)

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HOPE SPRINGS (14A) FRI-MON 1:40, 4:15, 6:45, 9:25;

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THE POSSESSION (14A not recommended for

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PARANORMAN 3D (PG not recommended for young children, frightening scenes) closed captioned FRI-MON 4:20, 7:20, 9:40; TUE-THU 7:15, 9:40

THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A violence) Bargain mati-

FRI, MON 12:25, 2:45, 7:25, 9:45; SAT-SUN 12:25, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 9:45; TUE-THU 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 9:55

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1:45, 3:55, 8:25, 10:35; SAT-SUN 1:45, 3:55, 6:10, 8:25, 10:35; TUE-THU 2:10, 5:00, 8:00, 10:30

PREMIUM RUSH (14A)

EDMONTON FILM SOCIETY

language) closed captioned FRI 3:40, 6:40, 9:00; SAT-MON 2:00, 4:55, 8:00, 10:10; TUE-THU 7:25, 9:45

matinee, child admission price; FRI-THU 1:05, 4:45, 9:25

THE APPARITION (14A frightening scenes) Closed captioned; FRI, MON 6:10

Cardinal Collins High School Public Art Project

THE CAMPAIGN (14A crude sexual content,coarse

FRI,SUNMON 3:35, 6:00, 8:30; SAT 4:35, 7:30, 9:55; TUE,THU 4:05, 6:30, 8:55; WED 4:05, 6:30, 10:00

THE APPARITION (14A frightening scenes)FRI, MON

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language,violence,nudity) FRI-MON 4:10, 9:20; TUE-THU 9:35

CINEPLEX ODEON SOUTH

TED (18A crude content, substance abuse) Closed captioned; FRI-THU 8:50

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violence, nudity) FRI-THU 2:00, 4:50, 7:50, 10:25

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TOTAL RECALL (14A violence) Closed captioned;

FRI-THU 3:55, 9:20

PARANORMAN 3D (PG) Closed captioned;

EK THA TIGER (14A violence) Hindi w/EST FRI-TUE 12:50, 3:40, 6:35, 9:40; WED-THU 3:40, 6:35, 9:40

6:50; WED-THU 6:50

TUE 1:05, 4:05; WED-THU 4:05

SAVAGES (18A brutal violence, substance abuse, sexual content)

children, frightening scenes) Closed captioned; FRI,SUN-THU 1:00; SAT 12:00, 1:00

HOPE SPRINGS (14A) Star & Strollers screening WED

3:50; WED-THU 3:50

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (PG violence) FRI-TUE 1:35, 4:25, 7:10, 9:55; WED-THU 4:25, 7:10, 9:55

FRI-THU 6:40, 9:35

PARANORMAN (PG not recommended for young

TO ROME WITH LOVE (PG language) FRI-TUE 1:10,

4:15, 7:20, 10:20

PROMETHEUS 3D (14A disturbing content, gory scenes)

language) Closed captioned; FRI-THU 2:10, 5:00, 7:30, 9:40

HOPE SPRINGS (14A) Closed captioned; FRI-TUE 1:30,

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED 3D (G) FRI-SUN,TUE 3:05, 5:10, 7:20, 9:25; MON,WED-THU

PROMETHEUS (14A gory scenes, disturbing content) FRI-

THE CAMPAIGN (14A crude sexual content, coarse

KATY PERRY: PART OF ME (PG) FRI-THU 6:45, 9:10 KATY PERRY: PART OF ME 3D (PG) FRI-TUE 1:25,

PREMIUM RUSH (14A)

5:10, 7:20, 9:25

FRI,SUN-THU 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45; SAT 11:20, 1:50, 4:30,

7:10, 9:45

4:10, 7:10, 10:15; TUE-THU 7:10, 10:15

captioned; FRI-MON 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:05; TUE-THU 7:30, 10:05

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FRI-THU 2:55, 5:20, 7:40,

Closed captioned; FRI-TUE, THU 1:40, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50; WED 1:30, 4:00, 9:50

HOPE SPRINGS (14A)

Closed captioned; FRI-WED 1:10, 4:10, 6:50, 9:20;THU 1:10, 4:10, 10:00

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (14A violence) Closed

captioned; FRI-THU 2:00, 5:45, 9:30

PARANORMAN (PG not recommended for young chil-

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE (14A violence) FRI-THU 12:30, 3:50,

PARANORMAN 3D () Closed captioned;

7:10, 10:30

dren, frightening scenes) Closed captioned; FRI-MON 12:10

2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; TUE-THU 7:15, 9:40

FRI-MON

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (G)

Closed captioned; FRI-MON 4:35, 6:55, 9:20; TUE-THU 6:55, 9:20

HOPE SPRINGS (14A) Closed captioned; FRI,SUNMON 2:05, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30; SAT 11:40, 2:05, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30; TUE-THU 7:00, 9:30 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (14A violence) Closed captioned; FRI-MON 1:00, 4:30, 8:00; TUE-THU 8:00

LAWLESS (14A nudity, brutal violence, coarse language)

FRI,SUN-MON 1:40, 4:20, 7:05, 9:50; SAT 11:00, 1:40, 4:20, 7:05, 9:50; TUE-THU 7:05, 9:50

HIT & RUN (14A crude language, coarse language,

violence, nudity) FRI-MON 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10; TUE-THU 7:40, 10:10

THE ANT BULLY (G) SAT 11:00

7:10, 9:50; SAT-MON 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; TUE-THU 6:50,

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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

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PREVUE // ROAD TRIP

Roadside attractions

Kristen Wilkins hit the road for Wish You Were Here

A few selections from Wish You Were Here // Kristen Wilkins

Fri, Aug 31 (6:30 pm) Closing reception and artist talk Wish You Were Here Works by Kristen Wilkins Until Sat, Sep 8 Harcourt House

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or many people, a cross-country road trip would not be the first plan to come to mind in the wake of an economic collapse. However, this is exactly what artist and teacher Kristen Wilkins did, documenting her travels with the photo series Wish You Were Here. Wilkins craved new experiences and a chance to live in the present, capturing the beauty of local attractions that often go unnoticed by visitors. So she made good on a lifelong dream to buy a vintage aluminum trailer, pack her bags and hit the road. "I don't know if it's about a sense of adventure or that childhood longing to explore, but why that kind of trailer? I think we can chalk it up to

nostalgia, this idea of, you know, there was a time where things were better and awesome—whether that really was true or not—that harkens back to this idea of past time when we could explore and gasoline was cheap enough that you could," Wilkins says fondly, adding that her family had owned a Volkswagon bus camper when she was very young, but never one of the aluminum variety. This time finally came on June 3, 2009. Wilkins bought the 1964 aluminum travel trailer and was trying to think of a name for it when she came across a coincidence she could not ignore. Wilkins did an Internet search to find out who had been the first person to travel across the United States. She discovered it was a woman named Alice Ramsay, who set off on her journey on June 9, 1909, and decided it was the perfect moniker for her trailer. "I was coming on the 100th anniversary, so I said, 'Well, apparently I have three days to pack and leave because that is just too much of a coinci-

dence, starting this road trip on this anniversary,'" she recalls, adding she felt it was a way to honour women driving across the country on their own. People have asked her whether or not she's afraid to take on something so daunting by herself, and her answer is "no" every time. "You always want to be mindful whether you're a man or a woman of what's around you, but I don't think that road trips are anymore or less dangerous than anything else in life." With her cats Dharma and Torah for company, along with her fiance during different legs of the three-month, 6200-mile journey, Wilkins set off to document the corners and crevices of the country, get lost in the wilderness and discover hidden attractions along the way. She merged technology with a much simpler life, documenting her progress through her blog, Twitter and Google Maps, allowing people to join her vicariously on the cross-country trip. Alice became the starring subject in many of the photographs Wilkins shot, becoming a surrogate for the nuclear family of a long-gone era. Positioning Alice in front of major monuments posed a challenge, as it was impossible to drive a vehicle up to many of them. Instead, she took

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to more homemade or rundown attractions that had been forgotten. "There's something about those less highproduction roadside attractions that were still very family-oriented, or a group of people got together and they built it, so I did kind of enjoy that—the more personalized experience, even it it wasn't as glamorous or high-production as some of those larger things," she explains. Despite the company offered by her cats and brief visits with her fiance, life on the road can be a solitary one, but it is something Wilkins began to find peace in once she allowed herself to. "I think there's something in loneliness that we maybe neglect. We're so used to being connected to everyone," she says, recalling her students who are constantly glued to their cellphones, even in social settings. "It's like there's always a dissatisfaction with the now and the present and trying to solve it by being with others. It's uncomfortable in the beginning to start off like that because it's almost like you're going through withdrawal, but then there's a point where you kind of ease off and you get to be with your thoughts and think wild things." Meaghan Baxter

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REVUE // VISUAL ARTS

And All the Queen's Men Until Sat, Sep 8 Works by Jorden Blue and David Doody Latitude 53

Anne legs. A child/doll stands smiling with a sinister grin between the legs of this dream-like tableau. This rich assembly combines without a compositional glitch. While luscious esthetics and solid compositions entice the eye here, the content befuddles the mind. Interviews cite the artists as saying the viewer can approach the work from any angle and draw his/her own conclusions, meanwhile the artist statement cryptically explains that the artists participate in the "recontextualization of our unfolding culture." True, the work is composed of objects taken out of original context. Some convey strong cultural connotations. For example, one assemblage features a modern muscle builder entombed by plastic flowers that evoke prehistoric funerary rites. And yet, how does this juxtaposition recontextualize culture? And to what end?

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"Butts & Flowers Baby" from And All of the Queen's Men // Jorden Blue and David Doody

like it, but I don't get it," is a common phrase whispered in contemporary galleries. That's the sentiment a philosophy professor friend uttered, if in a more eloquent version, when he accompanied me to the opening of And All the Queen's Men, a collaborative exhibition of kinetic, mixed media assemblages by Jorden Blue and David Doody. It's easy to dismiss such comments; after all, sculptures and paintings are not didactic. We can't "get" a work of art through an IKEA instruction manual. And yet, when attentive viewers such as my friend express unease over clarity of intent, it's time for all artists, not just Blue and Doody, to sit up and take notice. This show can't be dismissed on the grounds that it's thoughtlessly whipped off in an afternoon. It draws the viewer with technological savvy, superb craftsmanship and luscious combinations of found objects. One assemblage features mysteriously motioning doll's arms inside an antique jukebox. It's fringed with fur tassels that from the back view transform into an ostrich tail. The "ostrich" is perched on ornate Queen

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I am not looking for a literal explanation. But assemblage art historically, and by virtue of content-laden media, communicates powerful ideas. Marcel Duchamp revolutionized art as early as 1913 by using found objects such as a urinal or "Fountain." He abandoned what he sardonically referred to as "retinal art" for provocative challenges to conventional art-

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making. Surrealists who employed assemblages championed a cogent and powerful philosophy. Their juxtapositions of familiar but unrelated objects formed mind experiments; they freed the brain from prescriptive, rational modes of thought. Breton, surrealism's chief theoretician asserted it is a revolutionary movement that can alter society. Arte Povera, another assemblage-based movement in the 1960s, attacked what these artists referred to as corporate mentality through assembly of unconventional discarded materials. None of these movements produced art that is prescriptive, didactic or simplistic and yet the content of the work was there for anyone to access. You can "get" this art. Daily, familiar objects coalesce into powerful, comprehensible commentaries. That is what's missing in the And All the Queen's Men show and artist statement. This absence is not exclusive to this fundamentally beautiful and uniquely well-crafted show. It is reflective of a broader trend among artists and curators of obfuscation behind grand words. Art doesn't need to be castrated of meaning and we, the viewers, don't need to pretend that the emperor is wearing clothes. AGNIESZKA MATEJKO

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PREVUE // STILL MORE FRINGE

Fringe holdovers A last-chance to take in some must-sees of the 31st Fringe Festival

In case you didn't get enough of the Fringe in during the festival's 10 day run, or perhaps found that tickets for a particularly acclaimed show sold out before you could snag a pair, don't fret: a number of shows— listed below, alongside an excerpt of our review—are getting extra performances this week as official Fringe holdovers, giving you one last chance to get your Fringe on this summer.

A Bronte Burlesque The famed literary sisters of the 19th century, along with their brother, an alcoholic painter, are resurrected, bloomers and all, by Send in the Girls Burlesque to tell the tale of their legacy. We said: Four stars. "You get the tormented family dynamic of four formidable creative types played out in raw detail, and you get four comely young actors shaking a tailfeather to a contemporary soundtrack." Where/When: TransAlta Arts Barns Westbury Theatre/ Fri, Aug 31 (10 pm) and Sat, Sep 1 (5 pm)

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Apocalypse: A Period Piece Two bickering brothers believe World War III has broken out, causing their imaginations to run rampant. We said: Five stars. "One thing's for sure: if the world ever does break out into World War III, you'll want Craddock and Michelson at your side." Where/When: TransAlta Arts Barns, Westbury Theatre, Fri, Aug 31 (5:30 pm) and Sun, Sep 2 (9:45 pm).

Loon In true vintage film fashion, Loon tells the story of an ageing janitor working through the aftermath of his mother's death, who falls in love with the moon when women on earth just don't seem interested. We said: Four stars. "Loon lets its ruminations on imagination and loneliness unfurl beautifully in a skillfull solo performance that gently strums chords on your heartstrings." Where/When: TransAlta Arts Barns, Westbury Theatre, Wed, Aug 29 (9:30 pm) and Thu, Aug 30 (7:45 pm).

Medicine TJ Dawe takes audiences through the process of self-revelation and inner workings of an autobiographical writing process. We said: Four stars. "Medicine is engaging and light-hearted. Dawe has perfectly structured the per-

formance to pull back, provide studious academic information on his topic, and witty asides that help to provide distance and reflection on a difficult subject." Where/When: TransAlta Arts Barns, Westbury Theatre, Thu, Aug 30 (5:30 pm) and Fri, Aug 31 (7:45 pm).

Reefer Madness The lively musical satire, inspired by the 1936 film, tells of the mass hysteria and moral panic caused by marijuana. We said: Four stars. "Though there's a genuine issue behind the satire—it's funny because it's weed, but there certainly couldn't be a similar show about a truly dangerous substance like, say, heroin—you'll be too busy laughing to spend much time thinking about it." Where/When: TransAlta Arts Barns, Westbury Theatre, Sat, Sep 1 (9:15 pm) and Sun, Sep 2 (7 pm).

The Last Man on Earth The silent play follows the devil as he does his best to corrupt an innocent man. We said: Four stars. "There's art in every inch of this silent play, which takes the style of old movies, complete with an everpresent piano man and the odd little title card." Where/When: TransAlta Arts Barns, Westbury Theatre, Wed, Aug 29 (7:30 pm) and Thu, Aug 30 (9:45 pm)

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Going to St Ives Personal ethics, global politics and moral responsibility take centre stage in this two-woman production. We said: Four stars. "Atlas Theatre's Going to St Ives is a gripping emotional portrayal of two women faced with the repercussions of a difficult decision. This expertly performed classic offers fast-paced moments of biting humour and unexpected plot twists that fly by quickly despite its 90 minute run." Where/When: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Lower Hall, Fri, Aug 31 (9:30 pm)

The Minor Keys David Belke's 1999 classic follows six intertwined story lines about a struggling jazz club. We said: Three stars. "A somewhat safe bet for Fringers, this predictable play sees a series of plot lines intertwine

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before being brought to a neat and tidy close." Where/When: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Lower Hall, Thu, Aug 30 (9 pm), Fri Aug 31 (6:30 pm) and Sat, Sep 1 (7 pm)

Von Mitterbrink's Second Count Alaric Von Holtzburg is waiting to avenge a perceived slight from Von Mitterbrink and a series of duelling encounters ensue in the Vienna woods in 1818. We said: Four stars. "Delivering swift sword work and exceptional mastery of a script rife with alliterative, quickwitted dialogue, Von Mitterbrink's Second is a charming comedic spoof featuring some of Edmonton's hottest talent." Where/When: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Upper Arts Space, Thu, Aug 30 (7 pm), Fri, Aug 31 (7:30 pm) and Sat, Sep 1 (9:30 pm) MEAGHAN BAXTER

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10186-106 St • 780.488.6611 • albertacraft.ab.ca • Discovery Gallery: Pure ForM: The Coalescence of Glass and Concrete by James Lavoie; until Sep 8 • Discovery Gallery: FIgMeNTs & FrAgMeNTs: Glass works by Leah Nowak; until Sep 8 • BeNTs CuP ProjeCT: Cathy Terepocki’s ceramic “souvenirs”; Sep 15-Oct 20 • Feature Gallery: sHIFT: a transformative state of mind: Artwork by the ACAD fourth year metal program students; until Sep 29 • NegoTIATINg TrAdITIoNs: Different approaches to tapestry by former students of Jane Kidd • TrANsLATIoNs: Jane Kidd's recent tapestries; until Sep 29 • TrANsLATIoNs: Jane Kidd's recent tapestry work; until Sep 29 • NegoTIATINg TrAdITIoN: Five approaches in contemporary tapestry; until Sep 29 • sHIFT: A TrANsForMATIve sTATe oF MINd: Works by senior students and graduates from the 2012 ACAD Jewellery and Metals Program; until Sep 29 • James Lavoie: Edmonton glass artist experimenting with cement • CoNNeCT: emerging Calgary glass artist Leah Nowak; until Sep 8 • August Artist Spotlight: Sam Uhlick (potter): until Aug 31

ALBERTA RAILWAY MUSEUM • 24215-34 St • 780.472.6229 • AlbertaRailwayMuseum.com • Open weekends during the summer • 3r's-reAdINg, WrITINg ANd rAILBoArdINg • Sat, Sep 1–Mon, Sep 3, 10 am–5 pm ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA (AGA) • 2 Sir

Winston Churchill Sq • 780.422.6223 • youraga.ca • BMO Work of Creativity: MeTHod ANd MAdNess: Family-focused interactive exhibition created by Gabe Wong; until Dec 31 • LouIse BourgeoIs 1911-2010; until Sep 23 • 7 YeArs IN THe CITY: Artworks from the AGA Collection; until Sep 30 • THe AuToMATIsTe revoLuTIoN: MoNTreAL 1941-1960: Until Oct 14 • ABseNCe/PreseNCe: Catherine Burgess; until Oct 14 • BeHINd THIs LIes MY True desIre For You: Mark Clintberg; Until Dec 30 • One Evening/Two Artists: More art, more insight; Conversation with the Artists: Mark Clintberg: Behind this lies my true desire for you, 6pm; Catherine Burgess: Absence/Presence, 7pm • Women in Art Film Series: at the Garneau Theatre: occurring the 2nd Tue each month; $10 (adult)/$8 (AGA/Metro member/student/senior)

ART GALLERY OF ST ALBERT (AGSA) • 19 Perron St, St Albert • 780.460.4310 • artgalleryofstalbert.ca • geT THere FroM Here: Artworks by Nicole Bauberger; until Sep 1 • ArTveNTures: Drop-in classes for children ages six to 12 • 1 pm–4 pm ART IN THE PLAZA • 2001 Sherwood Dr,

Sherwood Park • 780-410-8505 • strathcona.ca/ artintheplaza • A leisurely outdoor Sunday stroll through the West Plaza where artists will have original works available • Sundays, until Sep 30, 11am-4pm

BLEEDING HEART ART SPACE • 118 Ave, 94 St

(behind the Carrot Café) • Installation by Edward Van Vlietl • Sep 7-9, during Kaleido Festival

BLOCK 1912 CAFÉ • 10361-82 Ave • PLACes I’ve

BeeN ANd FACes I’ve seeN: Paintings by Emmanuel Osahor • Until Sep 8

BRITTANY'S LOUNGE • 10225-97 St • 780.497.0011 • Artworks by Elsa Robinson • Through Aug CAFÉ PICHILINGUE–Red Deer • Artworks by

Russell Smethurst • Until Aug 31

CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS DE L’ALBERTA • 9103-95 Ave • 780.461.3427 • CoNvergeNCe: Artworks by varous artists • Until Sep 5

CROOKED POT GALLERY–Stony Plain •

4912-51 Ave, Stony Plain • 780.963.9573 • BLooMs gALore ANd More: Functional and hand built pottery by Tracy Mandreck and Helmut Jantz; until Aug 31 • Box sHoW: Boxes by Jan Haines and Lynnette Lukay, hand built and wheel thrown boxes of all shapes and sizes; Sep 1-29; opening: Sat, Sep 1, 11-3pm

DAFFODIL GALLERY • 10412-124 St •

Sq, 10230 Jasper Ave • WHere We sTANd: Artworks by Boyle Street Commnity Services' artist and artist in residence Anna Gaby-Trotz • Until Sep 5

FRONT GALLERY • 12312 Jasper Ave •

780.488.2952 • suMMer sALoN: Group show; through Aug • New work by Jennifer Poburan; Sep 1, 2-4pm

GALLERIE PAVA • 9524-87 St, 780.461.3427 •

Alberta, her landscapes and her animals: Paintings by Robert McLean • Until Sep 19

GALLERY 7 • Bookstore on Perron, 7 Perron St, St

Albert • 780.459.2525 • soNgs oF INNoCeNCe: Paintings based on the writings of William Blake by Father Douglas • Until Aug 29

GALLERY AT MILNER • Stanley A. Milner Library

Main Fl, Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.944.5383 • epl.ca/art-gallery • 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

HAPPY HARBOR COMICS V1 • 10729-104 Ave

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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• TrANsITIoNs ToWArds FALL: Exploring the inspiration of a new season • Sep 1–Sep 18

SNAP GALLERY • Society Of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, 10123-121 St • 780.423.1492 • snapartists.com • Gallery: 30TH ANNIversArY exHIBITIoN Featuring international artists, The Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP) • Print Shop: 30 Love exhibit featuring many local artists • Until Sep 15 STRATHCONA COUNTY GALLERY@501

ROUGE LOUNGE • 10111-117 St • 780.902.5900 •

TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE • 11211-142 St • 780.452.9100 • edmontonscience.com • IMAX: Hubble: Through the summer • roBoTs–THe INTerACTIve exHIBITIoN: Until Sep 9

780.421.1731 • ACACA: ALBerTA WIde: Alberta Spirit 2012 Alberta Community Art Clubs Association: Award winning artwork from showcases the vision and artistic viewpoints of contemporary Alberta artists • Until Sep 8

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

VELVET OLIVE LOUNGE–Red Deer • Works

111 St • Come to share a story, or to listen; hosted by Dawn Blue; 7-9pm; free; 2nd Wed each month

A, Main Fl, 87 Ave, 111 St, U of A • 780.492.5834 • museums.ualberta.ca

VAAA GALLERY • 3rd Fl, 10215-112 St •

by Paula Sommers • Until Aug 31

780.488.4892 • westendgalleryltd.com • Group show • Through the summer

HEMINGWAY CENTRE GALLERY • 25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave, St Albert • 780.460.5990 • re-eMergeNCe: Paintings by Carol Johnson • Until Sep 1 HUB ON ROSS–Red Deer • 4936 Ross St, Red

Deer • 403.340.4869 • hubpdd.com • Food For THougHT: Works by Sarah E. Smith • Until Aug 31

JAKE LEWIS GALLERY JURASSIC FOREST/LEARNING CENTRE • 15

mins N of Edmonton off Hwy 28A, Township Rd 564 • Education-rich entertainment facility for all ages

KIWANIS GALLERY–Red Deer • Red Deer

• Kerry Wood Nature Centre • LITTLe ForTs IN PeCuLIAr LoCATIoNs: Works by Robin Lambert • Until Sep 12

MCMULLEN GALLERY • U of A Hospital, 8440-112 St • 780.407.7152 • NeW TerrAIN: LANdsCAPes IN PAsTeL: Works by David Shkolny, Judy Martin, and Catharine Compston; until Aug 26 • gLAss jourNAL: by Manola Borrajo-Giner; Sep 1-Nov 4; opening celebration: Sep 6, 7-9pm MICHIF CULTURAL AND MÉTIS RESOURCE INSTITUTE • 9 Mission Ave, St Albert • 780.651.8176 • Aboriginal Veterans Display • Gift Shop • Finger weaving and sash display by Celina Loyer • Ongoing

The Roxy Performance Series: Presented by the Passion Project; play by Annette Loiselle, stars Annette Loiselle and Sian Williams, directored by Glenda Stirling • Previews: Sep 4-5; runs: Sep 6-16 Mary Queen of scots is caught in an act of treason which may force elizabeth to finally execute her. Alone in her prison, during imagined red wine sessions with elizabeth, as the scaffold is being built, she re-lives significant episodes with her husbands, darnley and Bothwell, her son james, her friend riccio and the births of her babies. she sets out to prove she is not a murderer, but a woman of passion and a leader of vision. But Mary needs redemption not just for the sins she has been acused of, but the sin she has never confessed…. until now

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

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Public Library • PuLse oF IsTANBuL: Works by Asta Dale • Until Oct 14 tude53.org • Main Space: ANd ALL THe QueeN’s MeN: Mixture of media, from painting to bedazzled found objects to electronic motion-triggered sculpture by Jorden Blue and David Doody; until Sep 8 • ProjEx Room: surreALIsT gesTures: Works by Blake Betteridge; until Sep 8 • At the Rooftop Patio Series: Guest patio host: Gravity Pope & Blackbyrd Myoozik: Aug 23 • Incubator Artists: Dallas Whitley; until Aug 25

Sorrow: An originAl PlAy • Avenue Theatre • Produced by Sarah Ormandy, Written & Directed by Alan Holmes • 9030 118 Ave • Thu, Aug 30–Sun, Sep 2, 7 pm • $10 advance, $17 at the door • In your life, you will interact with thousands of people. With many of those people, you will form bonds, connections, friendships, relationships, love. Yet when entering oblivion, do we ever really say goodbye to those individuals who we have bonded with? When death is meant to part us, do we rejoice in love, or drown in sorrow?

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T.A.L.E.S.–Fort Edmonton Park Storytelling Festival • Fort Edmonton Park • 780.667.8253

• Shaking the Story Tree • Afternoon storytelling for all ages on 4 stages, included with Park admission. Featuring Dale Jarvis and Delf Hohmann (Nfld) and 19 other wonderful storytellers from across Western Canada • Festival Storytelling Workshops: Sunday morning collaborations between storytellers and musicians; Monday morning Writing and Telling Spooky Ghost Stories • Sunday Evening Festival Concert: The Brothers Grimm: 200 Years and Counting with Dale Jarvis and Delf Hohmann; 8pm at Capital Theatre, $20 (concert) • Info: W: storyfestalberta. com; E: talesedmonton@hotmail.com • Sun, Sep 2, Mon, Sep 3, 1-5pm

• 501 Festival Ave, Sherwood Park • 780.410.8585 • strathcona.ca/artgallery • PeTroCuLTures: Oil, Energy, & Culture: Aug 24-Sep 9, Ursula Bieman, Micaela Amato, Reception Sep 6

WEST END GALLERY • 12308 Jasper Ave •

Broadway musical; 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 • 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.

Every 3rd Sun of the month, 6-10pm • facebook. com/group.php?gid=264777964410 E: creative.word. jam@gmail.com

HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY • 3 Fl, 10215-

works Home and Garden Store, Ross St, Red Deer • 403.346.8937 • harriswarkegallery.com • 3 FroM 4: Works by Erin Boake, Andrea Dillingham, Justina Smith, Paula Sommers • Until Sep 8

JERSEY BOYS TOUR • Jublilee Auditorium •

RIVERDALE • 9917-87 St • Creative Word Jam •

U OF A MUSEUMS–TELUS Centre • Gallery

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ANGELS ON HORSEBACK • Varscona Theatre • Teatro's Fringe Holdover • Aug 28-Sep 2

780.915.8869 • Edmonton Story Slam: writers share their original, 5-minute stories; followed by a music jam • 3rd Wed every month, 7pm (sign-up); 7:30pm (show) • $5

• 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, 7am

112 St • Main Gallery: sPACe AgeNCY: Video, sculptural installation by McLean Fahnestock; until Sep 8 • Front Room Gallery: WIsH You Were Here: Photos by Kristen Wilkins; until Sep 8 • Closing reception: Fri, Aug 31, 6:30-8pm; closing Artist Talk by Kristen Wilkins; Aug 31, 6:30pm

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MULTICULTURAL CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY (MCPAG)–Stony Plain • 5411-51

St, Stony Plain • 780.963.9935 • Paintings by Detra Powney; until Sep 19; opening reception: Sun, Sep 9

MUSÉE HÉRITAGE MUSEUM–St Albert • 5 St Anne St, St Albert • 780.459.1528 • 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 • CuT ANd PAsTe: Features family albums, personal collections and scrapbooks from clubs and community groups covering over 100 years of history • Sep 4–Oct 21

CN THEATRE, GRANT MACEWAN UNIVERSITY (downtown campus), BUILDING 5 10700 104 AVENUE NW

NAESS GALLERY • Paint Spot, 10032-81 Ave •

780.432.0240 • paintspot.ca • verge oF reCogNITIoN: Abstracts by Erik Cheung; until Aug 31 • Installation by Sydney Lancaster; through Sep

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Jasper Ave • 780.455.7479 • probertsongallery.com • suMMer grouP sHoWs: New artworks by gallery artists; through to Aug

780.760.1278 • daffodilgallery.ca • BLooMINg 2012: Floral artworks by Bernadette McCormack, Karen Bishop, Cindy Revell, Heidi Smith, Teresa B Graham, Alain Bédard, Joel Koop and others • Closed Aug 28-Sep 4, regular hours: Wed, Sep 5

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ENTERPRISE SQUARE GALLERY • 10230 Jasper Ave • sAM sTeeLe: THe jourNeY oF A CANAdIAN Hero: Experience the untold story of Sam Steele, Canadian leader and hero. Records of his life unseen until repatriation in 2008. An exhibition over three years in the making; until Sep 30; $7 (adult)/$5 (child/student/senior)/$20 (family) • Free Movie Night With Sam: This week: City of gold in the Bison

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was ravenous when we arrived for supper at the Vietnamese restaurant in our neighbourhood— Tien Tuyen. I barely had time to admire the charcoal walls and black modern decor when we were greeted by a smiling server. She directed us to a modern looking table, half chairs, half booth, for four. Even though there were two of us, I appreciated being seated at a larger table. Rice paddy-style hats dangle from the ceiling. On the way to the bathroom, there is a long corridor with tiny tables for two but judging by the lack of lights on above the tables, they're not used often. Past the women's bathroom is a private party room that could hold at least 25 diners. This room has its own entrance and faces 91 Street. For a Thursday night at 6:30 pm, the restaurant was busier than I expected. There were three other couples and a few diners who were eating alone. The atmosphere was relaxed enough that I'd even feel comfortable dining alone—I usually only eat alone on business trips. The hockey game was playing on a TV in the corner, but you couldn't hear the game over the dance music. I felt like a milkshake and was tempted to choose jack fruit or mango. I decided to experiment with an avocado milkshake ($4.50). My husband ordered a bottle of Tsingtao beer ($5.25). My milkshake was memorable. It was the perfect thickness. It was buttery tasting with just the right amount of sweetness, though hearing my milkshake being made at the open bar in front of the kitchen was a bit jarring. Other diners turned to see what the loud noise was and all conversations ceased. Our spring rolls ($7.45) arrived

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The beer guy (almost) meets Alexander Keith It is no secret that I am a bit of a Keith will be along shortly, one of Glassware existed, but would have sourpuss when it comes to Alexanthe brewers meets you, with further been far too expensive for the local der Keith's. It is the product of the apologies that Mr Keith is delayed, tavern. world's largest beer corporation, to show you through the brewhouse. AB-Inbev. However, that is not my Here, the tour resembles a stanBy far the biggest let down of the main complaint. Mostly I get mad dard one, with descriptions of the intour was the beer itself. I naturally because it continues to sell itself as gredients, an overview of the process, avoided the regular Keith's and optan India Pale Ale, which it most etc, except with a bit of a 19th ed for two of the newest additions. decidedly is not. In fact, the century feel—no kegs and The Keith's Tartan Ale was passable bloody thing isn't even an twist-off bottle caps here. as a malty lager/ale (it was unclear ale—it is a standard pale They play up the IPA aspect which it was), but a bit oversold— .com weekly lager in the genre of Molof the beer—which is both t@vue we were told it was aged in Scotch in p e toth son Canadian, Stella Artois authentic and infuriating. barrels. If so, it was for about 20 Jason Foster You see, back in 1863, Alexan- minutes. The Keith's Dark on the and Budweiser. To beer aficionados, the term India Pale Ale der Keith's really was an IPA (he other hand, was undrinkable. It means something quite particular also brewed porter and other ales), was thin, watery, slightly acrid with and specific, which Keith's breaks on with the hop bitterness to prove it. only the tiniest roast undercurrent. a dizzying number of levels. The beer lost its authenticity during Not sure what they were going for However, I found myself in Halifax the dreaded 1950s when brands were here, but it fails no matter what it for an extended period this spring. going down left and right and the surwas. Halifax, as many of you may know, is vivors turned their beer into the yelThey give you about 20 minutes the home of the original Alexander lowy fizzy drink we have today. to have a glass or two of one of Keith's brewery, first opened in 1820. He then gives you back to the origithe various Keith's products before Located in a historic stone building nal guide who leads you to the "Stag's sending you on your merry way via along the hara stone replica of bourfront, tothe tunnel Mr Keith Very quickly you realize this is no ordinary day it no lonhad dug between his tour. For the guide, the year is 1863 and she is house and the origiger produces determined to usher you into a meeting with beer, but it nal brewery (which does serve as was next door) so Mr Keith himself. a tourist atthat he could check traction with it out at any time of hourly tours. day or night. Despite my fears of getting caught in Head," their 19th century tavern, full Mr Keith never does show up, with a kitschy trap, I decided, for whatever with long wooden tables, old country apologies all around from the tavern reason, to give the tour a try. songs, card games of the period and staff. Now, I have been on many a brewbuxom servers. They work hard to feel It seems appropriate somehow. All ery tour. I enjoy most of them, but like a real old tavern, hiding the tap this build up and promise from Mr usually they offer the standard fare lines and kegs within wooden casks, Keith, resulting, ultimately, in a letof a trip through the brewhouse, exand giving the place a dark feel that down. Kind of like the beer. plaining the process in a rudimentary would match a winter evening on the Still, it was a fun hour. I don't regret way, and then a stop at a tap room Halifax harbour back then. Except, they doing it. And maybe not meeting Mr to sample some of the wares. No make one crucial, inexplicable mistake. Keith was for the best—I might have reason to complain about this; I just They served the beer in branded clear told him off and that would have mention it to juxtapose what they do glass mugs. Hello? In 1863 beer was been rude. V at the Halifax Keith's Brewery Tour. served in ceramic or fired clay steins. For that is not what we received (the ticket price is $16.95 per adult). Very quickly on you realize this is no ordinary tour. For the guide, the year is 1863 and she is determined to usher you into a meeting with Mr Keith himself. Questions about cell phones, the Internet or the Second World War are met with quizzical, flummoxed looks. However, she is proud to extol the virtues of the 19th century Keith. After leaving you with a video about the Halifax Mr Keith knew, and promising that Mr

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f you keep an ear trained on mainstream pop's regular offerings— which, given that you're presently reading a free alt-weekly paper, probably has about a 50/50 chance of being true—you've almost certainly heard LP's songwriting pour out of your speakers at some point. She just wasn't the one singing her songs. Born Laura Pergolizzi (when I ask for Laura on the phone, she corrects that I'm talking to LP), the songwriter's been bouncing around the major label circuit since about 2006 on the strength of a few indie albums. There was a bidding war, that saw her first sign to Island Def Jam Records, where her approach and options shifted around from those indie records. LP spent a lot of that major label time a step away from the limelight, which, she explains, wasn't exactly the intent when she was first signed. "I started writing in bulk," she explains, driving through the Rocky Mountains between tour stops. "I was an indie artist before that, and when you switch to the major label thing, I

had to write a lot of songs. They were trying to find a direction for me, which, y'know, was or was not necessary— I don't know, we were just trying to experiment. And we just wrote a ton of songs, more than I ever thought I could even possibly write, and I kind of realized I could do it. "I was on that label for a little over a year," she continues. "[Then] I was on an indie through Universal for a little over a year. I was in the major label system for like three years, and in that time I wrote maybe like 150 songs—I kind of shocked myself, that I could even do that because before, I thought I could write a maximum of 20-some songs in a year, maybe. And I thought they were all amazing." With so much talk of working through the major label system, our conversation feels like it could be happening in the '90s during the heyday of the indie versus mainstream conversation. What does it mean to be on a major label in the 2000s, the era of their supposed humbling from the titanic days of the '90s? LP talks about it with confidence: it sounds like she simply went with the flow and found her way. But you also get the sense that, having gone from label to label, she had to ride out the turbulence-onan-airplane feeling of being perpetually juggled around.

Listen to a song off of her Into the Wild EP, though, and you'll wonder how she could've ever been left for want of stagetime: LP's voice conjures sweeping, unchained melodies, big and bold and wild and free. The top of her range is a mountain peak higher than most of her peers, an unmistakable sound that cuts a fissure through her songs as their primary source of attention. But for a few years her golden pipes kept themselves away from the mic, her focus channeled on writing for others. It wasn't a bad thing: her major label niche was in having a songwriter's pen that yielded hits—her credits include the reunited Backstreet Boys' "Love Will Keep You Up All Night", and a co-writing credit on Rihanna's "Cheer" (where LP belts out the backing hook) alongside about a dozen other successful singles. She had a publishing contract for herself. Writing was the gig, and it was a fine way to explore song ideas that she wouldn't have immediately pondered in her own writing. "Sometimes a song is just a song, but I do feel different when I write for different people," she notes. "I wouldn't say certain things for myself, that I should then just say them for other people. I think it opens stuff up a bit to maybe [being] a little more univer-

sal. I mean, I'm universal in my stuff too, but I feel like I have more room, sometimes, to talk about stuff that I might not want to talk about with myself. "Yeah," she reflects. "A nice vacation from myself." During that time LP started getting back on the stage herself again, doing small gigs while her reputation as a performer started spreading across stages once more. "I started hooking up with producers and writers all the time, and [writing songs] was like my everyday job, but I really liked it; I really like writing for other people," she says. "And then all of a sudden, I was playing out, just for fun, for myself, just a couple of covers. On Thursday night in a club in Hollywood. ... I started getting fans, and I started meeting people, and it was inspiring my writing. And then I got new management who were very encouraging. ... They were like, 'We would really like you to consider being an artist again.'" LP signed to Warner Bros, a label that wanted to back her up in the early days, too, and finally she started hoarding some of those hitmaker tendencies for herself. It'd been eight years since LP's last album, Suburban Sprawl & Alcohol, but she didn't sim-

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ply rush headlong into the studio: Into the Wild, her first solo release in eight years, is a live recording. "There's a certain charm in the live thing—I'm such a live artist," she says of her live EP. "I don't wanna work with a producer or somebody that hasn't seen me live. I've had that happen so many times, that like, a person thinks they know what I do, and hasn't seen me live, and I just feel like I need to show that. Otherwise, they can't fully understand. So I think the EP was instrumental in bringing everybody to ground zero [of] what I'm about, and then I hope to, like, impress further with a lush sounding studio album. As for a proper release—she's a month or two out of the studio, she notes, with just a few more tour dates (including Edmonton rock fest Sonic Boom) remaining before she settles into the recording process—LP has a few thoughts of how to shape her full-length reintroduction to the musical world. "I want a beautiful, massive, epic classic record," she says, with a certain nonchalance that belies the statement's grandeur. Without prompting, she adds a followup thought. "I hope I can do that." PAUL BLINOV

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PREVUE // NEW APPROACH

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e're trying to get a little bit out of the head and into the hips," says Yes Nice co-founder Nathaniel Wong. He's referencing the band's forthcoming album, Warm Gun, which will be coming out—fingers crossed—in mid-October. Its predecessor, Blindfolded, was an intricate, soaring blend of vocals and instrumentals that drew Arcade Fire comparisons, but Wong says it's time for something new. "There's a lot more groove and bassdriven songs because we're thinking of our live show more with our album. I think Blindfolded is an album that you could sit alone in a room and put on a nice stereo and you know, have a beer and listen to it and it'll be satisfying in that type of way, but I think we wanted to make more social music that we can play live and is inviting for people to want to get into it with their bodies: like moveable, danceable tracks," Wong notes, adding the groovy transition has been new territory for the group, but one they're excited about moving forward. Warm Gun not only saw a new ap-

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proach to the overall sound of the band, but also a new approach to the recording process. When Blindfolded was recorded, Wong and fellow founding member Scott McKellar tackled the job as a duo, manning numerous instruments and the overall production. This time around, the pair worked with the band's new members: Jillian McKellar, Scott's wife and Wong's sister, on keys and vocals; Peter Hendrickson on drums; Darren Frank on vocals and electric guitar and Wong's wife Erin on strings. The expanded lineup allowed for a heavy dose of improvisation being incorporated into the songwriting and recording sessions for Warm Gun. Wong recalls one song in particular called "Old Boy," where he sang stream-of-consciousness lyrics over drums, bass and some sound sampling that didn't make sense, but took shape with the help of Jillian, who sings the song on Warm Gun. "She sort of interpreted my stream of consciousness, stuff that really didn't make sense, some of it wasn't even words," Wong notes. "It was sort of like this weird translation thing that happened and that ended up be-

ing the song." As the band's sonic and physical evolution continues, it shapes a new internal dynamic from its roots as a duo. "It's a family band ... there's sort of three married couples: Scott and JIll, Erin and myself and Peter and Darren—they don't like to admit it, but they kind of are a married couple," Wong laughs, later adding the key to keeping the dynamic positive is an open flow of communication, which proved particularly necessary during a string of shows in Ontario, where Yes Nice is just starting to acquire a fan base, which meant small crowds, little financial return and a whole lot of stress. "We're realizing that after like a couple days we all just needed to sit down and debrief and yell at each other and get out our frustrations and because I think a lot of times, you know, if we don't talk about stuff, everyone's feeling resentful and then it builds and we're all up on the stage mad at each other and that's not very good for trying to have a good performance." MEAGHAN BAXTER

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wouldn't say I was drawn to the piano so much as the piano swallowed me up," says piano virtuoso Sara Davis Buechner ahead of her Edmonton performance at Symphony Under the Sky. The piano became a fascination for Buechner from a very young age. She recalls beginning to play when she was only three or four years old, when her older brother began taking lessons. "The teacher would come to the house and my mother pushed her to listen to me, the young one, but she didn't want to teach me at that point. She said I was too young," Buechner adds. "Eventually I started to play all of the pieces in my brother's book and she couldn't ignore me anymore." From there, Buechner's talents continued to flourish and at age 17 she packed her bags and left her hometown of Baltimore for the bright lights of New York City to attend the legendary Juilliard School, eventually earning her doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music. "I feel very fortunate to be able to do that for my life's work. It's always been a great passion of mine to make music and I'm very fortunate in the sense that I never really felt I had to work for a living," says Buechner, who, amidst a vibrant international recording and performing career, is passing on her knowledge to a new generation of musicians at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. "That's

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kind of really the way you pay for all those years of lessons is passing it on." However, the road to the top hasn't always been without its challenges for Buechner, who underwent gender reassignment surgery and became a woman publicly in 1998. "I suppose I'm in the position of writing some books about what life is like from both sides of the gender divide, but that's too big for your column," Buechner jokes. "You really find that in general sometimes women are not taken as seriously as men, that's for sure; a couple of funny statements in reviews here and there. I think the hardest thing to deal with was there were other performers, particularly conductors, who I'd worked with a lot when I was a man who would not work with me after the gender change. I guess it was just too challenging for them to deal with, you know?" Buechner has found Canada to be more accepting of the issue, as well as the younger generation of conductors and musicians joining the industry. She says that despite the challenges she's been able to keep her sights set on what is important and didn't let herself become discouraged. "For the older conductors who didn't want to work with me, there were younger ones that did, so I felt kind of encouraged about that, about the willingness of younger people to evaluate me on the basis of my music, rather than things that have nothing to do with that," she says optimistically. "I think we all make our way through this life encouraged by humanity in some aspects and discouraged by its other aspects." MEAGHAN BAXTER

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Scenic Route to Alaska / Fri, Aug 31 (8 pm) The homegrown indie-folk trio has had a whirlwind 2012 and now has a debut full-length, All These Years, to add to its growing resume, which includes stints at Canadian Music Week in Toronto and the Edmonton Folk Festival. See what all the fuss is about for yourself. (Elevation Room, $10)

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Knot / Sat, Sep 1 (8 pm) Who says tapes are dead? The Calgary folkies are bringing back the good old days with a new cassette release. (Elevation Room, $7)

Mason Rack Band / Mon, Sep  3  –  Sun, Sep 9 The wonders from Down Under are venturing to the Great White North for a string of dates coinciding with the release of their Live @ Solobar DVD. If seeing the band live in Edmonton over the span of a week wasn't enough, now you can have them in your living room, too—at least until you wear out the DVD. (Blues on Whyte)

MIXTAPE featuring Thom Bennett / Fri, Aug 31 (8 pm) Is there anything Thom Bennett doesn't do? The drummer composes, teaches and has performed with numerous well-known acts, including MIXTAPE, a jazz collective of local music veterans. (Haven Social Club, $10– $12) Celtica / Wed, Sep 5 (8 pm) What do you get when you mix bagpipes, some good old Celtic flair, rock 'n' roll and flame-throwing instruments? A potential disaster, sure, but also more than likely a drunken good time. (Pawn Shop, $12)

Fuquored / Fri, Aug 31 (8 pm) What was once strictly a recording process spearheaded by ex-Dayglo Abortions/ Kar-Nij guitarist Mike Jak quickly grew into an in-demand live show featuring some of the city's top-notch rock musicians. The in-your-face rockers are now celebrating the release of a second full-length album. In the words of Fuquored: blood, buds and beer! (Pawn Shop, $10)

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BC/DC / Sat, Sep 1 (7 pm) Say good-bye to summer with a tribute to the rock legends AC/DC. It might be the closest you get to seeing them live around these parts again. (Pawn Shop, $15)

Wild Rose Orchestra / Sat, Sep 1 (9 pm) The horn-fuelled, home-grown six-piece is gearing up to release its second studio album, an energetic mix of barn-burners fusing rock, ska, blues and soul. (New City, $10)

ThumbsDOWN 2 Mental Stigma: A benefit concert / Fri, Aug 31 (7 pm) Get your thumbs in tip-top shape for Edmonton's first text message tournament throwdown. Even if your texting skills are subpar, you can watch the insanity and some live music, including pioneering hip-hop collective Politic Live and some of the city's best underground musicians. Proceeds go to Kids Help Phone. (Avenue Theatre, $15)

PREVUE // THIS IS THE REMIX

Michael Rault / Wed, Sep 5 Hot off the summer festival circuit, the singer-songwriter with the vintage style is releasing his new EP Whirlpool and making a stop on campus to kick off the school year. (University of Alberta, Lister Quad) V

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his is the venue Buddy Holly played at before he took the plane and died," Gregg Gillis says. "Yeah. Pretty weird." He's on the phone at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, set to play a private Girl Talk gig (there was a contest held, and the winner lives here). Gillis only realized the place's significance shortly before he got there, but he'll still try to slip a little Holly into the massive musical pastiche of samples that constitutes any Girl Talk show. If he can find time to work it in, that is: maybe it'll fit in on one side of the Biggie Smalls/Elton John mashup. Or the Black Sabbath-Ludacris duet, or the MIAmeets-Rage Against the Machine pairing, or any of the other innumerable tracks he chops up and Frankensteins together into the meta-pop dance party he's made the official Girl Talk calling card. You could point to both Holly and Gillis as innovators without making too much of a stretch. Both helped shift the musical climate within their respective times—while Holly helped pioneer that '50s rock 'n' roll image and sound, Gillis has done his part to make remix culture what it is today—which assuredly isn't how it was even a decade ago, when Gillis was starting out at the turn of the millenium. In those days, Girl Talk was called a "lawsuit waiting to happen" by the New York Times Magazine (and given how hard the music industry was trying to come down on anything it could potentially call piracy, at the time that actually seemed like fair assessment). Jump to the present, though, and perhaps there's no better indicator of how mainstream that remix state of mind has become than this: Gillis's hometown of Pittsburgh declared December 7, 2010 "Gregg Gillis Day" in recognition of his successes. The guy who was once thought of as a threat to the music industry had a civic date named in his honour. "It's not like the laws have changed in any way," he says. "You still hear about issues with people, lawsuits over samples. It still exists; it's not like that world has totally changed. But I do think the way the world perceives it is very different, and the way the industry perceives it is very different. So yeah: it seems pretty open minded, and even compared to when that movie [A Remix Manifesto, which defended the remix culture and featured Gillis prominently] came out [in 2006], I feel like, with my work, people are always like, 'He's going to be sued by hundreds of people.' And since then I've gotten to know so many people that work at major labels—A&R people, managers of people I

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sample. I haven't really had any negative response. I have had a lot of interaction where they're sending me tracks, like, 'Check out this new track, I can get you the a capella if you want to check out this and that.' I think people try to be more involved in what I'm doing rather than fighting it." The shift in acceptance, Gillis notes, is as much about access as it is awareness. "I think the access to the programs to do remixes [are] everywhere, and I feel like more people are dabbling in it. It's probably like 10 times the amount of people who were doing unsolicited remixes then are doing it now. I see it in just a lot of bands all over the map. It doesn't have to be just electronic producers, and it doesn't have to be laptop artists. I see it in rock bands at festivals, having a laptop onstage and are triggering like drum loops and things like that. It's just become very common, and I think it goes hand in hand with people just getting more and more attached to computers compared to six years ago even, or 10 years ago. ... Because of all of that, the idea of doing an unsolicited remix, or taking a pop song and chopping it up, something that may have been a crazy, radical idea 20 years ago, is very normal now. Girl Talk seems, in his own way, to have been on the leading edge of the music industry's shift towards dance music, leading to today, where pop songs are intended as much for the dance floor as the Billboard Charts. "It kind of had a little bit of a start in the late '90s," Gillis notes, of the mainstreaming of dance pop. He points out how the predicted electronic revolution, supposedly heralded by bands like the Chemical Brothers and the Prodigy, didn't leave the same dent in America that they did in Europe. The transition came later over here, but when it finally hit, it was just as widespread. Perhaps more. "It happened in the mainstream," he says. "But it happened underground as well, the whole dance thing, and the dubstep culture and all these things. I just think it was this new generation was looking for something. I feel like this is what's going to define this generation now, this electronic dancing both in the mainstream and in the underground, the whole dubstep phenomenon and even all the other offshoots and all of that. I think just all of that: younger people wanted something to define what's going on with them, and it's this new modern sound. There's been elements of electronic music for a while, and I just think it's become so common that they were ready now, for this complete take over." PAUL BLINOV

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NEWSOUNDS Jens Lekman I Know What Love Isn't (Secretly Canadian)  Catching up with an old friend after a long absence can be surprisingly awkward: the simple question of "what's new" becomes a daunting query when everything in your life has changed. Where do you begin? Sometimes the honest response is the hardest to hear. It's been five years since Jens Lekman's last full-length album, the stunning Night Falls Over Kortedala, and that should be enough time for Lekman to give us an earful. Instead, I Know What Love Isn't replies with some simple anecdotes before coming around to tell us how he's really doing: he's heartbroken. But he's learning how to cope, as he later explains in "The World Moves On": "You don't get over a broken heart, you just learn to carry it gracefully." I Know What Love Isn't is not a breakup album—it's the post-breakup album. It doesn't delve into questions of "why," and it doesn't focus on the relationship itself. Instead, the album follows a few moments of a crumbling courtship and walks by Lekman's side as he meanders through his life, trying to pick himself back up again. You know the man needs a hug from the song titles alone, with tracks like "She Just Don't Want to Be With You Anymore," "Become Someone Else's" and "The End of the World is Bigger Than Love." On previous albums Lekman balanced out the sadness in his songs with his dry wit, clever lyrics or comedic situations. But Lekman isn't playing the part of the knowing, winking narrator any longer on I Know What

Love Isn't, instead offering up his most fragile and honest record yet. And that's the very reason that this album won't be for everyone. The palette is there for a great Jens Lekman album, but the hue has faded from his earlier albums and it just doesn't quite work. Lekman still employs strings, exotic percussion, wind instruments and his faithful croon, but it all takes place with a somber tone, his youthful wonder long abandoned. On previous albums, such as Night Falls ... , Lekman took the listener around the globe with the use of bombastic samples and diverse instrumentation. I Know What Love Isn't stays put, and, for better or worse, sounds cohesively uniform. This works well in giving the album a consistent tone, but upon repeated listens it's difficult to find a solid "single" that would win any casual listeners, whereas 2011's An Argument With Myself EP was more diverse, both sonically and lyrically. Here, Lekman offers an album as a whole; take it or leave it. I Know What Love Isn't is where the man is at, and it's the soundtrack of his heart moving on. DOUGLAS HOYER

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Sean Rowe The Salesman and the Shark (Anti-) @VueWeekly: #TomWaits meets #VanMorrison in an arousing alley full of instruments and sounds. Emotional and impressive. Jaw-droppingly beautiful.

Neil Halstead Palindrom Shelters (Brushfire) @VueWeekly: British Halstead sounds like the son of Canadian icon #GordonLightfoot. If you can't find calm with this, you never will. Wispy & simple.

Jessica Ware Devotion (Island) @VueWeekly: A sweet and bubbly voice, meeting somewhere between melancholy & M.I.A. A very great & vivid story from contemporary pop music's book.

Cat Power Sun (Matador) @VueWeekly: Cat Power minus the plinking pianos and delicate guitar, replaced by thick synths and looped drums. Sunnier, sure, but feels a bit lost.

Axiomatik Fresh Cut Flowers (Inarguable Truth)  Axiomatik delivers hard-hitting situations and messages through vocalist Shawn Lambles' steady alto, which packs a punch of genuine emotion, evoking the feeling that these lyrics were lived, not contrived for the sake of a good song. Lambles' vocals are backed by arrangements of violin, cello, guitar and piano and blend together for an interesting ride through some tracks that feel deeply personal—"Euthanasia" and "So Fraudulent" stand out for their thought-provoking lyrics and intricate arrangements—before closing with the beautifully arranged instrumental track "Aria." MEAGHAN BAXTER

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Stars The North (ATO)  The North, album number six for Montréal's Stars, finds the band pulling more focus onto the textures of its synth-pop sound. There's more overall shape and shimmer to every part of The North, starting with the buzzing synth groove of opener "The Theory of Relativity," 80s slowjam "Lights Changing Colour" and carrying through the diminishing hope refrain of "The 400," the album rides cooler, shifting structures and more point-counterpoint instrumentals to round out Stars' calling-card big choral swells with more interesting verses. "Hold On When you Get Love And Let Go When You Give It" and "Do You Want To Die Together," are probably the biggest things on here; the former rides shimmering '80s synthlines through the album's best verses into what's likely the band's next "Take Me To The Riot" anthem. The latter hits that title line as its chorus, belted out by both Campbell and Amy Millan, with all the conviction they can muster. In both cases, the bigness is a virtue: when Stars channels the enormity of the emotions it likes to wrestle with, pins its hearts to its instruments and takes aim at the backs of the grandstands, the swells of its romantic synth pop are unabashedly compelling. You might find that approach overly earnest and off-putting, I suppose, but I tend to fall into the "pro" camp. Stars hasn't really changed up its formula in at least a couple of albums, which admittedly seems to have reduced in its its scope, but even a subtle shift in the sonic blueprint proves a welcome airing every so often. The North is such a shift. PAUL BLINOV

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PREVUE // TRUE METAL

West of Hell Sat, Sep 1 (8 pm) With Terrorfist and guests The Studio (10940 - 166A St)

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rading in life in Auckland, NZ for a cross-continent move to Vancouver, BC turned out to be just what West of Hell needed. A band is really the sum of its parts, and for West of Hell one integral part had yet to be found. The heavy metal outfit made the trek to Canada in 2009 in search of the final missing piece to its lineup—a lead singer. Founding members Ivan Vrdoljak and Andrew Hulme started the band in 2002, quickly recruiting Sean Parkinson on guitar and eventually finding bassist Jordan Kemp after two years of monitoring the grapevine. West of Hell was in search of a lead singer who not only screamed and growled, but could actually sing, drawing on the styles of Megadeth and Iron Maiden. Enter Zimmers Hole frontman Chris "The Heathen" Valagao, or Val as he's known to his band mates. Valagao had caught wind of the group while they were playing shows throughout the city as an instrumental metal act. After only a few jam sessions with Valagao, West of Hell knew they'd struck gold.

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"A lot of the metal bands we saw back home, and even here and everywhere these days, have settled for someone who just does the throat vocal styles, kind of more like death metal," says, Kemp, who's a self-described half-Kiwi half-Canadian, having lived in Victoria, BC until he was 14. "It's almost like people can't find a really good singer anymore, so just any guy will get up there and scream. We really wanted to relate to some of our older influences and have someone who could really sing and really add something to the music." Since those initial jam sessions, West

of Hell has worked to bring back metal in its truest form, rather than the onslaught of diluted material the band feels has been flooding in during recent years. "True metal to me, you know, is not being afraid to wear your influences on your sleeve, but also trying to find something new and exciting in your own music," Kemp says. "To me it's about drinking and partying and having a good time and playing music that sounds bad ass, but it really makes you feel good. That's what I listen to and that's what I try to write." MEAGHAN BAXTER

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Eclectic mix every Thu with DJ Dusty Grooves UNION HALL 3 Four All

WILD BILL’S–Red Deer

TJ the DJ every Thu and Fri; 10pm-close

FRI AUG 31 BISTRO LA PERSAUD

Blues: every Friday Night hosted by The Dr Blu Band; 8pm (music); drblu.ca

CASINO EDMONTON LA

Express (pop/rock) CASINO YELLOWHEAD

The Classic (nostalgia) COAST TO COAST Open

stage every Fri; 9:30pm

DV8 All Strikes Reggae

Night

EDDIE SHORTS The last

night of Eddie Shorts ... Ever! ; 8 pm

ELEVATION ROOM Joe

Nolan with Scenic Route to Alaska (alternative); 8 pm; $10; All ages

GOOD NEIGHBOR PUB

T.K. and the Honey Badgers every friday; 8:30-midnight; no cover HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB

MIXTAPE featuring Thom Bennett with Keith Rempel (jazz); 8pm; $10 in advance, $12 at the door IRISH CLUB Jam session every Fri; 8pm; no cover JEFFREY'S CAFÉ Dave

Babcock's the Night Keepers (blues); $15

BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ

JEKYLL AND HYDE PUB

FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Requests every Thu

BLUES ON WHYTE

with DJ Damian

Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band

LIZARD LOUNGE Rock 'n' roll open mic every Fri; 8:30pm; no cover

HALO Fo Sho: every

BOHEMIA Skaley

Teledrome; 8 pm

8 pm; $5

Kickin Aug 27 to Sept 1

Over Thursdays: Industry Night; 9pm

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

Battle of the Blues II: Tim Williams and Darren Johnson; 8:3010:30 pm

Brothers, with guests;

BRIXX BAR

Early Show: Late Show: XoXo to follow (every Fri) CARROT Live music every Fri; all ages; 7pm; $5 (door)

Headwind (classic pop/ rock); every Fri; 9pm; no cover

NEW CITY LEGION NEW WEST HOTEL Still

OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Dueling Piano's,

all request live; 9pm2am every Fri and Sat; no cover

PAWN SHOP Fuquored,

VENUE GUIDE ACCENT EUROPEAN LOUNGE 8223-104 St, 780.431.0179

Victoria Trail

ALE YARD TAP 13310-137 Ave

COMMON 9910-109

ARTERY 9535 Jasper Ave AVENUE THEATRE 9030-118 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 CHAIR CAFÉ 9624-76 Ave, 780.989.2861 BLUE PEAR R ESTAURANT 10643-123 St, 780.482.7178 BLUES ON WHYTE 10329-82 Ave, 780.439.3981

St

CROWN PUB 10709-109 St, 780.428.5618 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 EDMONTON EVENTS CENTRE WEM Phase III, 780.489.SHOW

BOHEMIA 10217-97 St

ELECTRIC RODEO–Spruce Grove 121-1 Ave, Spruce Grove, 780.962.1411

BONEYARD ALE HOUSE 9216-34 Ave, 780.437.2663

ELEPHANT AND CASTLE– Whyte Ave 10314 Whyte Ave

BRITTANY'S LOUNGE 1022597 St, 780.497.0011

EXPRESSIONZ CAFÉ 9938-

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, cafehaven.ca 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 10332-81 Ave, 780.757.2482 CHROME LOUNGE 132 Ave,

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COAST TO COAST 5552 Calgary Tr, 780.439.8675

70 Ave, 780.437.3667 FESTIVAL PLACE 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780.449.3378

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

O2'S TAPHOUSE AND GRILL 13509-127 St, 780.454.0203 OVERTIME–Downtown 10304-111 St, 780.465.6800

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

JEFFREY’S CAFÉ 9640 142 St, 780.451.8890

PAWN SHOP 10551-82 Ave, Upstairs, 780.432.0814

SUITE 69 2 Fl, 8232 Gateway Blvd, 780.439.6969

JEKYLL AND HYDE 10209100 Ave, 780.426.5381

PLAYBACK PUB 594 Hermitage Rd, 130 Ave, 40 St

TAPHOUSE 9020 McKenney Ave, St Albert, 780.458.0860

JUNCTION BAR AND EATERY 10242-106 St, 780.756.5667

PLEASANTVIEW

TREASURY 10004 Jasper Ave, 7870.990.1255, thetreasurey.ca

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

MARYBETH'S COFFEE HOUSE–Beaumont 5001-30 Ave, Beaumont, 780.929.2203

FLUID LOUNGE 10888 Jasper Ave, 780.429.0700

NAKED CYBERCAFE & ESPRESSO BAR 10303-108 St, 780.425.9730

FUNKY BUDDHA 10341-82 Ave, 780.433.9676

NEWCASTLE PUB 6108-90 Ave, 780.490.1999

GOOD EARTH COFFEE HOUSE AND BAKERY 9942-108 St

NEW CITY 8130 Gateway Boulevard

VUEWEEKLY AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2012

O2'S ON WHYTE 780.454.0203

SIDELINERS PUB 11018-127 St, 780.453.6006

SUEDE LOUNGE 11806 Jasper Ave, 780.482.0707

FILTHY MCNASTY’S 1051182 Ave, 780.916.1557

HALO 10538 Jasper Ave, 780.423.HALO

ON THE ROCKS 11730 Jasper Ave, 780.482.4767

J AND R 4003-106 St, 780.436.4403

LIZARD LOUNGE 13160118 Ave

GOOD NEIGHBOR PUB 11824-103 St

O’BYRNE’S 10616-82 Ave, 780.414.6766

780.988.1929 • Summerwood Summerwood Centre, Sherwood Park, 780.988.1929

OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK 100 Granada Blvd, Sherwood Park, 790.570.5588

FIDDLER’S ROOST 890699 St

FLASH NIGHT CLUB 10018105 St, 780.996.1778

NORTH GLENORA HALL 13535-109A Ave

NISKU INN 1101-4 St NOLA CREOLE KITCHEN & MUSIC HOUSE 11802-124 St, 780.451.1390, experiencenola. com

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 SECOND CUP–Sherwood Park 4005 Cloverbar Rd, Sherwood Park,

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, vinylretrolounge.com 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

with guests; 8 pm; $10 in advance RED PIANO BAR Hottest dueling piano show featuring the Red Piano Players every Fri; 9pm-2am WILD BILL’S–Red Deer

TJ the DJ every Thu and Fri; 10pm-close Classical SYMPHONY UNDER THE SKY

Aug 31-Sep 3 tickets at Winspear box office, 780.428.1414 Mozart, Rossini and Tchaikovsky: Sara Davis Buechner; 7pm 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

FILTHY MCNASTY'S

Shake yo ass every Fri with DJ SAWG

Inner Beast: Retro and Top 40 beats with DJ Suco; every Fri

CARROT CAFÉ Sat Open

FLUID LOUNGE Hip

TEMPLE Silence be

Live bands every Sat; 9:30pm

hop and dancehall; every Fri

FUSIA/CORAL DE CUBA

Platinum VIP every Fri THE COMMON Boom

The Box: every Fri; nu disco, hip hop, indie, electro, dance with weekly local an d visiting DJs on rotation plus residents Echo and Shortround THE DRUID IRISH PUB

DJ every Fri; 9pm

ELECTRIC RODEO– Spruce Grove DJ every

Fri

every Sat, 3-7pm; DJ every Sat, 9:30pm

OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Dueling Piano's,

DV8 Chris Daly,Landon

VINYL DANCE LOUNGE

Connected Las Vegas Fridays

Barrowman,George Ireland, Jay Shitshow,Jim Nowhere

dueling piano show featuring the Red Piano Players every Sat; 9pm-2am

Y AFTERHOURS

FILTHY MCNASTY'S

RENDEZVOUS PUB

GAS PUMP Saturday

$10

retro with DJ Damian; every Fri

HILLTOP PUB The

Sinder Sparks Show; every Thu and Fri; 9:30pm-close

JUNCTION BAR AND EATERY LGBT Com-

munity: Rotating DJs Fri and Sat; 10pm

NEWCASTLE PUB

House, dance mix every Fri with DJ Donovan O2'S TAPHOUSE AND GRILL DJs every Fri

Fridays at Eleven: Rock hip hop, country, top forty, techno

CHROME LOUNGE

O’BYRNE’S Live band

FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Top tracks, rock,

BUDDY’S DJ Arrow

R U Aware Friday: Featuring Neon Nights

CROWN PUB Acoustic blues open stage with Marshall Lawrence, every Sat, 2-6pm; every Sat, 12-2am

with Diemonds (rock); 7 pm; $15

TREASURY In Style Fri: DJ Tyco and Ernest Ledi; no line no cover for ladies all night long

and Sat

BUFFALO UNDERGROUND

COAST TO COAST

PAWN SHOP BC/DC

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

The Rock Mash-up: DJ NAK spins videos every Fri; 9pm; no cover

Chaser every Fri; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm

Damned: with DJs Gotthavok, Siborg, Nightroad; 9pm

mic; 7pm; $2

O2'S ON WHYTE DJ Jay

every Fri and Sat

OVERTIME–Downtown

REDNEX–Morinville DJ

Gravy from the Source 98.5 every Fri RED STAR Movin’ on Up: indie, rock, funk, soul, hip hop with DJ Gatto, DJ Mega Wattson; every Fri SOU KAWAII ZEN LOUNGE Fuzzion Friday: with Crewshtopher, Tyler M, guests; no cover SUEDE LOUNGE House,

electro, Top40, R'n'B with DJ Melo-D every Fri SUITE 69 Release Your

UNION HALL Ladies

Night every Fri

Foundation Fridays

SAT SEP 1 ALBERTA BEACH HOTEL

Open stage with Trace Jordan 1st and 3rd Sat; 7pm-12 BEAUMONT BLUES FESTIVAL

Collective West 1:00-1:45; Magnolia Buckskin 2:15-3:00; Punch Drunk Cabaret 3:30-4:15; Jimmy Bowskill 4:45-5:30; Brandon Issac and Keith Picot 6:00-7:00; Rachelle van Zanten 7:30-8:30; Spirit of the West 9:30-11:00 BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE

Hair of the Dog: (live acoustic music every Sat); 4-6pm; no cover BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ

House Band; 8:3010:30pm

THE DISH NEK Trio

(jazz); every Sat, 6pm

Smoked Folk with J Eygenraam; 4 pm; No cover Homemade Jam: Mike Chenoweth

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 L.B.'S PUB Sat

afternoon Jam with Gator and Friends; 5-9pm

LOUISIANA PURCHASE

FIRST AID KIT W/ BLIND ROOTS & GUESTS

DJs

WED SEPT 5

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE

CELTICA

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

PIPES ROCK, A SCOTTISH/ AMERICAN/ AUSTRIAN CELTIC ROCK BAND

W/ WHISKEY WAGON & GUESTS

FRI SEPT 7

SIIINES

BLACKSHEEP PUB DJ

every Sat

BUFFALO

SLIDESHOW GOTYE TUE, AUG 28 / SHAW CONFERENCE CENTRE

SUN SEPT 2

Symphony Under the Sky Orchestral Showcase: 2pm; The Hollywood Sound: 7pm

NOORISH CAFÉ End

WITH

RAGER!!!

HERITAGE AMPHITHEATRE

Country jam every Sat; 3-6pm; Still Kickin

EARLY SHOW DOORS 6 PM

DIEMONDS A BACK-TO-SCHOOL

Classical

NEW WEST HOTEL

of Summer Party: Democrafunk (9-piece funk band); 9pm; $15 cover

BC/DC

open stage; 3-7pm

BUDDY'S Feel the rhythm every Sat with DJ Phon3 Hom3; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm

Cafe Coral De Cuba Marco Claveria's open mic (music, poetry, jokes); every Sat, 6pm; $5

SAT SEPT 1

SIDELINERS PUB Sat

BOHEMIA Pur Luv CAFÉ CORAL DE CUBA

WITH THE PREYING SAINTS, COCAINE MOUSTACHE & THE DIRTBAGS

Her Alibi, the Shrugs, 9/8 Central, Betty Machete; 8pm (door);

Sat afternoon: Jam with Back Door Dan; Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band

Party; 9 pm; $5

FUQUORED CD RELEASE PARTY

RED PIANO BAR Hottest

Suchy Sister Saturdays: Amber, Renee or Stephanie with accompaniment; 9:30-11:30pm; no cover

BLUES ON WHYTE Every

FRI AUG 31

all request live; 9pm2am every Fri and Sat; no cover

BONEYARD ALE HOUSE

DJ Sinistra Saturdays: 9pm

W/ MASS CHOIR (FINAL SHOW) , THE FLASH JAM, AXE & SMASH & DJ NIK KOZUB

FRI SEPT 14

STRIKER ‘ARMED TO THE TEETH’ CD

UNDERGROUND Head

RELEASE

Mashed In Saturday: Mashup Night

FOR TICKETS- PLEASE VISIT WWW.YEGLIVE.CA

FRI SEPT 7

BACK TO GHOUL ZOMBIE PARTY

COME GET A ZOMBIE MAKEOVER SAT SEPT 8 - FREE SHOW

THE DIRRTY SHOW

VICTORIA BALDWIN - 4PM

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DRUID IRISH PUB DJ

Fire up your night every Saturday with DJ SAWG

Flug Muggit 1-1:45 Scenic Route to Alaska 2:15-3:00; Back Porch Swing 3:30-4:15; Locomotive Ghost 4:45-5:30; Big Hank and Fist Full of Blues 6:00-7:00; Mason Rack Band 7:30-8:30; Kim Mitchell 9:30-11:00

FLUID LOUNGE Scene

BEER HUNTER–St Albert

every Sat; 9pm

ELECTRIC RODEO– Spruce Grove DJ every

Sat

FILTHY MCNASTY'S

Saturday's Relaunch: Party; hip-hop, R&B and Dancehall with DJ Aiden Jamali

FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Top tracks, rock,

retro every Sat with DJ Damian

FUSIA/CORAL DE CUBA

Mixing in the House every Sat: DJ Fuego and his Latin Groves with Mojito in Hand From Cuba; 9:30pm2am; $5

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,

Open stage/jam every Sun; 2-6pm BLACKJACK'S ROADHOUSE–Nisku

Open mic every Sun hosted by Tim Lovett BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ

Brunch: Jim Findlay Trio; 10am- 2pm BLUE PEAR RESTAURANT Jazz on

the Side Sun; 5:308:30pm; $25 if not dining

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

DJs

every Tue; 7-10pm

BACKSTAGE TAP AND GRILL Industry Night:

O’BYRNE’S Celtic

every Sun with Atomic Improv, Jameoki and DJ Tim BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE

Hero's (acoustic rock, country, top 40); 9pm2am every Tue; no cover

LEVEL 2 LOUNGE Stylus

stage every Tue; with Mark Davis; all ages; 7:30-10:30pm

Industry Sundays: Invinceable, Tnt, Rocky, Rocko, Akademic, weekly guest DJs; 9pm-3am

FILTHY MCNASTY'S

Stage every Wed hosted by JTB; 9pm1am

CASINO EDMONTON

The Al Barett Band (pop/rock)

Singer/songwriter open stage every Mon; 8pm OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Monday Open PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL

Acoustic instrumental old time fiddle jam every Mon; hosted by the Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Society; 7pm ROSE BOWL/ROUGE LOUNGE Acoustic open

HOGS DEN PUB Open

Classical HERITAGE AMPHITHEATRE

Symphony Under the Sky; Boléro: Great Symphonic Dances; 2 pm

WED SEP 5

O’BYRNE’S Open mic

every Sun; 9:30pm1am

ON THE ROCKS Seven O2'S TAP HOUSE AND GRILL Open

TWO ROOMS Live

Jam every Sun with Jeremiah; 5-9pm; no cover; $10 (dinner) YELLOWHEAD BREWERY Open Stage:

Every Sun, 8pm Classical

Y AFTERHOURS Release

HERITAGE AMPHITHEATRE

BEAUMONT BLUES FESTIVAL

38 MUSIC / BACK

RED STAR Experimental Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Electro with DJ Hot Philly; every Tue

CROWN PUB

VINYL DANCE LOUNGE

SUN SEP 2

Psychobilly, Hallowe'en horrorpunk, deathrock with Abigail Asphixia and Mr Cadaver; every Tue

Mixmashitup Mon Industry Night: with DJ Fuzze, J Plunder (DJs to bring their music and mix mash it up) FILTHY MCNASTY'S

TUE SEP 4

Saturdays

DV8 Creepy Tombsday:

Tuesdays: Mash up and Electro with DJ Tyco, DJ Omes with weekly guest DJs

RICHARD'S PUB Sun Live Jam hosted by Carson Cole; 4pm

Signature Saturdays

CROWN PUB Live Hip Hop Tue: freestyle hip hop with DJ Xaolin and Mc Touch

SUITE 69 Rockstar

Night every Mon with DJ Chad Cook

Saturdays: every Sat hosted by DJ Johnny Infamous

Chaser every

Main Floor: Blue Jay’s Messy Nest: mod, brit pop, new wave, British rock with DJ Blue Jay

SUITE 69 Stella

UNION HALL Celebrity

BUDDYS DJ Arrow

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE

stage hosted by the Vindicators; 4-8pm every Sun

Snap with Degree, Cool Beans, Specialist, Spenny B and Mr. Nice Guy and Ten 0; every Sat 9pm

Main Floor: alternative retro and not-so-retro, electronic and Euro with Eddie Lunchpail; Wooftop: It’s One Too Many Tuesdays: Reggae, funk, soul, boogie and disco with Rootbeard

NORTHLANDS Sonic

electro, Top40, R'n'B with DJ Melo-D every Fri

TEMPLE Oh Snap! Oh

DJs BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE

DJs

Strings Sun:

Saturday: retro, old school, top 40 beats with DJ Lazy, guests

stage/open mic every Tue; 7:30pm; no cover

RED PIANO All Request Band Tuesdays: Classic rock, soul and R&B with Joint Chiefs; 8pm; $5

Boom Festival featuring Linkin Park, Incubus, Silversun Pickups, Young the Giant, Fun., The Joy Formidable; music begins at noon

Symphony Under the Sky; Louise Pitre's Broadway Showstoppers; 7 pm

OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK Jason Greeley

MON SEP 3 Sleeman Mon: live music monthly; no cover

Metal Mondays with DJ Tyson LUCKY 13 Industry

BRIXX BAR Ruby Tuesdays with host Mark Feduk; $5 after 8pm; this week guests: DRUID IRISH PUB Open

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE

Acoustic Bluegrass jam presented by the Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society; every Wed, 6:30-11pm; $2 (member)/$4 (nonmember) RED PIANO BAR Wed Night Live: hosted by dueling piano players; 8pm-1am; $5 RICHARD'S PUB Live Latin Band Salsabor every Wed; 9pm SECOND CUP–149 St

Open stage with Alex Boudreau; 7:30pm STARLITE ROOM ST LUKE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH EKOSingers auditons; call 780.462.4911 for an appointment ZEN LOUNGE Jazz

Wednesdays: Kori Wray and Jeff Hendrick; every Wed; 7:30-10pm; no cover DJs

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE

Main Floor: RetroActive Radio: Alternative '80s and '90s, post punk, new wave, garage, Brit, mod, rock and roll with LL Cool Joe

BRIXX BAR Really Good... Eats and Beats: every Wed with DJ Degree and Friends

THE COMMON

CROWN PUB The

D.A.M.M Jam: Open stage/original plugged in jam with Dan, Miguel and friends every Wed

EDMONTON EVENT CENTRE Girl Talk; 8

ELEPHANT AND CASTLE–Whyte Ave

L.B.’S Tue Blues Jam with Ammar; 9pm1am

FIDDLER'S ROOST Little

Songwriter Night hosted by Darrell Barr

PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL

CHA ISLAND TEA CO

stage every Tue; with Chris Wynters; 9pm

O2'S Singer/

PLAYBACK PUB Open

BUDDY'S DJ Dust 'n' Time every Wed; 9pm (door); no cover

EDMONTON EVENT CENTRE M83

pm; $30

with Whiskey Wagon (Celtic); 8 pm; $12

Main Floor: Glitter Gulch: live music once a month; On the Patio: Funk and Soul with Doktor Erick every Wed; 9pm Whyte Noise Drum Circle: Join local drummers for a few hours of beats and fun; 6pm

Open mic every Wed (unless there's an Oilers game); no cover Flower Open Stage every Wed with Brian Gregg; 8pm-12 GOOD EARTH COFFEE

"Thank You Very Much"—and I mean that.

NEW WEST HOTEL Free classic country dance lessons every Wed, 7-9pm

SECOND CUP– Summerwood Open

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE

MATT JONES // JONESINCROSSWORDS@VUEWEEKLY.COM

stage every Wed with host Cody Nouta; 9pm

PAWN SHOP Celtica

stage every Mon; 9pm

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

HOOLIGANZ Open

RED PIANO All request band Tuesdays: Joint Chiefs (classic rock, soul, R&B) every Tue

Rock and Soul Sundays with DJ Sadeeq Jam: hosted; open jam every Sun, all styles welcome; 3-7pm

Open stage every Wed with Jonny Mac, 8:30pm, free

Whyte: RnR Sun with DJ IceMan; no minors; 9pm; no cover

SAVOY MARTINI LOUNGE Reggae on

Stage

every Sun; 3-8pm

R PUB Open stage

JONESIN'CROSSWORD

HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB

(acoustic rock, country, Top 40); 9pm-2am every Wed; no cover

DEVANEY’S IRISH PUB

EDMONTON EXPO CENTRE Incubus

PADMANADI Open

Breezy Brian Gregg; every Wed; 12-1pm

jam every Tue; hosted by Gary and the Facemakers; 8pm

DEVANEY'S IRISH PUB

DOUBLE D'S Open jam

OVERTIME SHERWOOD PARK The Campfire

Main Floor: Soul Sundays: A fantastic voyage through '60s and '70s funk, soul and R&B with DJ Zyppy

Live on the Island: Rhea March hosts open mic and Songwriter's stage; starts with a jam session; 7pm

Celtic open stage every Sun with Keri-Lynne Zwicker; 5:30pm; no cover

jam every Tue; with Shannon Johnson and friends; 9:30pm

HOUSE AND BAKERY

Treehouse Wednesdays FILTHY MCNASTY'S Pint

Night Wednesdays with DJ SAWG

FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Latin and Salsa

music every Wed; dance lessons 8-10pm

LEGENDS PUB Hip

hop/R&B with DJ Spincycle

NIKKI DIAMONDS Punk and ‘80s metal every Wed RED STAR Guest DJs every Wed TEMPLE Wild Style Wed: Hip hop open mic hosted by Kaz and Orv; $5

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8 Just barely awake and functioning 9 Fertilizer component 10 Virus named for a Congolese river 11 Subject of debate 12 Rain-unfriendly material 13 Earth Day prefix 14 Rife with conversation 20 Cheap cars of the 1990s 23 "Chaplin" actress Kelly 24 "Hey, wait ___!" 25 New Rochelle, N.Y. college 26 Some Chryslers 27 ___ pit 28 Letter after theta 31 Major German river, in German 33 More bashful 34 Subway barrier 35 Rehab participant 36 Between S and F on a laptop 38 36 inches 40 Qatar's capital 43 Concert concession stand buys 45 Howling beasts 46 Like jerky 48 Top-to-bottom, informally 49 Tony-winning actress Uta ___ 50 Actress Donovan of "Clueless" 51 Cardiff is there 52 Lucy's friend, on "I Love Lucy" 56 One of the deadly sins 57 Turn green, perhaps 59 First name in "The Last King of Scotland" 60 Season opener? 62 Eggs, to a biologist 63 Leather shoe, for short ©2012 Jonesin' Crosswords

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TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20): According to the religion of ancient Egypt, Tefnut is the goddess of moisture. In the natural world, she rules rain, dew, mist, humidity, and condensation. For humans, she is the source of tears, spit, sweat, phlegm, and the wetness produced by sex. In accordance with the astrological omens, I nominate her to be your tutelary spirit in the coming week. I suspect you will thrive by cultivating a fluidic sensibility. You will learn exactly what you need to learn by paying special attention to everything that exudes and spills and flows. GEMINI (May 21 – Jun 20): I'm guessing that you don't know the name of the person who sent the first email. It was Ray Tomlinson, and he did it in 1971. You're probably also unaware that he originated the use of the @ symbol as a key part of email addresses. Now I'd like to address your own inner Ray Tomlinson, Gemini: the part of you that has done valuable work hardly anyone knows about; the part of you that has created good stuff without getting much credit or appreciation. I celebrate that unsung hero, and I hope you will make a special effort to do the same in the coming week. CANCER (Jun 21 – Jul 22): Busy editor Katie Hintz-Zambrano was asked in an interview what she does when she's not working at her demanding job. She said she likes to gets together with her "article club," which is like a book club, except it's for people who don't have time to read anything longer than articles. I would approve of you seeking out short-cut pleasures like that in the next few weeks, Cancerian. It's one of those phases in your astrological cycle when you have a poetic license to skip a few steps, avoid some of the boring details, and take leaps of faith that allow you to bypass complicated hassles. LEO (Jul 23 – Aug 22): Imagine you're living in 1880. You're done with work for the day, and are at home enjoying some alone-time leisure activities. What might those be? By the light of your oil lamp, you could read a book, sing songs, compose a letter with pen and paper, or write in your diary. Now transfer your imaginative attention to your actual living space in 2012. It might have a smart phone, tablet, laptop, TV, DVD player and game console. You've got access to thousands of videos, movies, songs, social

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media, websites and networked games. Aren't you glad you live today instead of 1880? On the other hand, having so many choices can result in you wasting a lot of time with stimuli that don't fully engage you. Make this the week you see what it's like to use your leisure time for only the highest-quality, most interesting and worthwhile stuff. VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22): I'll bet that a-ha! experiences will arrive at a faster rate than you've seen in a long time. Breakthroughs and brainstorms will be your specialty. Surprises and serendipitous adventures should be your delight. The only factor that might possibly obstruct the flow would be if you clung too tightly to your expectations or believed too fiercely in your old theories about how the world works. I've got an idea about how to ensure the best possible outcome. Several times every day, say something like the following: "I love to get my curiosity spiked, my hair mussed, my awe struck, my goose bumps roused, my dogmas exploded and my mind blown." LIBRA (Sep 23 – Oct 22): "Disappointments should be cremated, not embalmed," said the aphorist Henry S Haskins. That's good advice for you right now, Libra. It's an auspicious moment for you to set fire to your defeats, letdowns and discouragements—and let them burn into tiny piles of ashes. I mean all of them, stretching back for years, not simply the recent ones. There's no need to treat them like precious treasures you have an obligation to lug with you into the future. The time is right for you to deepen your mastery of the art of liberation. SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21): Columnist Sydney J Harris told the following story: "I walked with a friend to the newsstand the other night, and he bought a paper, thanking the owner politely. The owner, however, did not even acknowledge it. 'A sullen fellow, isn't he?' I commented as we walked away. 'Oh, he's that way every night,' shrugged my friend. 'Then why do you continue being so polite to him?' I asked. And my friend replied, 'Why should I let him determine how I'm going to act?'" I hope you'll adopt that approach in the coming week, Scorpio. Be your best self even if no one appreciates it or responds. Astrologically speaking, this is prime time to anchor yourself in your highest integrity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21): In the 1960 Olympics at Rome, Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila was barefoot as he won a gold medal in the marathon race. Four years later, at the summer games in Tokyo, he won a gold medal again, this time while wearing shoes. I'm guessing this theme might apply to you and your life in the coming weeks. You have the potential to score another victory in a situation where you have triumphed in the past. And I think it's even more CONTINUED ON PAGE 41 >>

COMMENT >> LGBTQ

Breastfeeding bind

Winnipeg trans father fights for equal treatment with La Leche League Trevor MacDonald is a guy from Winother queer and trans parents. His nipeg who is shaking up our ideas application was denied because La about gender and parenting because Leche League Canada (LLLC) has a Trevor is a father who happens to policy against male Leaders; as the rebreastfeed his son. Trevor and his jection letter to Trevor states, "since family have been in the news an LLL Leader is a mother who has lately because of his rejected breastfed a baby, a man canapplication to be a Leader not become an LLL Leader." with La Leche League On the one hand, good .com ly Canada. The group has on LLLC for recognizing k e e @vuew ashley become famous worldwide Trevor's gender without y e Ashl h g for its peer-to-peer model any qualms. On the other, r u Dryb where mothers provide advice, the response seems like an easy guidance, and support to other mothway to sidestep the tough questions ers about breastfeeding. that Trevor's application represents. Here's the story: Trevor (a pseudThe letter goes on to note that there onym) started transitioning a numis a difference between who LLL can ber of years ago. He and his husband support and who can be a Leader; as wanted to start a family and, as they Trevor does not have an experience thought adoption would take too of motherhood, he is ill-equipped long, decided that Trevor would carry to represent an organization about the child. In his third trimester, Trevor mothering and breastfeeding, but is became interested in breastfeeding still more than welcome to particiafter learning about its beneficiary pate as a group member. The debate effects. Armed with his gender idenhere centers around LLL's primary tity and round belly, Trevor went to a commitment: it is to motherhood, local La Leche League chapter meetor breastfeeding? Seeing as how the ing to find out whether he was still organization is quite adamant that its able to breastfeed in spite of his top scope is limited only to breastfeeding, surgery. To his surprise, Trevor was LLL's adherence to the gender binary warmly welcomed and with some is detrimental to representing the full work was able to successfully breastspectrum of breastfeeding experience feed his son. Because Trevor had such As frustrated as I am with LLLC's dean empowering experience with LLL, cision, I can't say I am entirely unsymhe applied to become a Group Leader pathetic with their situation because with the hope that he could assist the implications of Trevor's experi-

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likely to happen if you vary some fundamental detail, as Bikila did. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19): Wikipedia has extensive lists of the biggest unsolved problems in medicine, computer science, philosophy and nine other fields. Each article treats those riddles with utmost respect and interest, regarding them not as subjects to be avoided but rather embraced. I love this perspective, and urge you to apply it to your own life. This would be an excellent time, astrologically speaking, to draw up a master list of your biggest unsolved problems. Have fun. Activate your wild mind. Make it into a game. I bet that doing so will attract a flood of useful information that'll help you get closer to solving those problems. (Here's Wikipedia's big list: tinyurl. com/ListofProblems.) AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18): There's a certain lesson in love that you have been studying and studying and studying—and yet have never quite mastered. Several different teachers have tried with only partial

ence are astounding. To assist with breastfeeding, Trevor uses a Supported Nursing System: a bottle of milk is attached to a thin tube which is placed beside a nipple; the child sucks both. SNS have been used for years with adoptive parents, women who have had mastectomies or women who have low milk production. I'm not an expert, but based on what I've read about SNS, one does not have to be able to produce milk to use it. This suggests that regardless of the existence (or not) of breast tissue and mammary glands, anyone can breastfeed; in Trevor's instance, this includes fathers. Here's the really crazy part—does this mean that cis-gender fathers could breastfeed too? As trail-blazers like Trevor normalize the idea of breastfeeding fathers, does this mean we can now ask whether cismen should breastfeed? These questions will fundamentally change the way we think about families, gender roles, and parenting responsibilities. I can't even begin to imagine an answer to them, but I am excited to see where the conversation is going to take us. V

success to provide you with insights that would allow you to graduate to the next level of romantic understanding. That's the bad news, Aquarius. The good news is that all this could change in the coming months. I foresee a breakthrough in your relationship with intimacy. I predict benevolent jolts and healing shocks that will allow you to learn at least some of the open-hearted truths that have eluded you all this time. PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20): A mother wrote to the "Car Talk" columnists to ask whether it's possible to cook food on a car engine. She wanted to be able to bring her teenage son piping hot burritos when she picked him up from school. The experts replied that, yes, this is a fine idea. They said there's even a book about how to do it, Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine! I suggest you engage in this kind of creative thinking during the coming week, Pisces. Consider innovations that might seem a bit eccentric. Imagine how you might use familiar things in unexpected ways. Expand your sense of how to coordinate two seemingly unrelated activities. V

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COMMENT >> SEX

Sex zombies

When to be concerned about nighttime rolls in the hay Not sure that even you can help with active sex life, and he has assured me this one, but I'll give it a shot ... that he is not sexually dissatisfied, and My husband and I enjoy a solid, I do believe him. trusting BDSM relationship, and we're I have spoken to him about these inboth quite happy with not only our sex cidents, and even though I try to laugh lives but our lives together in general. them off to hide my fear, he feels terThere is one issue that concerns me. rible about what he's done. He is fully Roughly twice a month, in the middle asleep when these incidents occur, so of the night, my husband will "attack" it's not as if he can do anything about me sexually in his sleep. I use the term them. I have stopped telling him when "attack" lightly because the moment the incidents happen because I don't lasts for about 30 seconds, and generwant him to feel so bad about someally I am able to ignore it and go thing he can't control. I have back to sleep. However, there tried seeking advice from othE SAVAG are times when I become er places, but I am usually frightened by these incidents told to "just ignore it" or m ekly.co vuewe and can't seem to "get over "just enjoy it." I don't enjoy @ e v lo savage it" by morning. Generally, the it. I can't ignore it. It hurts Dan attacks amount to my husband Savage and it scares me. Should I just groping my breast painfully and ignore it and enjoy it? Is this a aggressively, violently digitally pencommon problem? Is there even an anetrating me, attempting to penetrate swer? Am I being too sensitive? SCARED OF STIFFY me with his penis (vaginally or orally) and/or shoving me. He doesn't ejacu"SOS's husband has semiregular sexlate or anything, as it is a very short somnia, a subtype of sleepwalking," incident. says Jesse Bering, a psychological sciHe is completely unaware of what he entist and a regular contributor to Sciis doing when he does it, and I have entific American and Slate, "And SOS been able to wake him up (when I have is not being too sensitive." been lucid enough) as it is happening Bering devotes a chapter of his ter(if it lasts that long). He does masturrific new book—Why Is the Penis bate in his sleep every so often (never Shaped Like That? And Other Reflecto ejaculation), and so I'm figuring this tions on Being Human—to the pheis connected somehow. We have an

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nomenon of sexsomnia. "Involuntary sexual 'automatisms' occur within two hours of sleep onset, during non-REM sleep," says Bering. "In most cases, these are harmless enough—gyrating against a pillow, vacuous masturbation. But there are also more violent and worrisome automatisms, such as those making SOS so understandably uncomfortable. In fact, there have been several highprofile rape and child-abuse cases involving sexsomnia." Luckily, there is an answer, SOS, something your husband can do about his problem. "The good news is that sexsomnia responds well to pharmaceuticals, so SOS's husband should find a knowledgeable doctor who is willing to prescribe a low dose of one of the benzodiazepines (such as clonazepam) to take before bedtime," says Bering. But your husband is unlikely to get the help he needs if you continue to minimize the problem for fear of making him feel bad. Stop laughing these violent episodes off, SOS, and start telling him about every one. Explain to your husband that all this violent sleepfucking has left you feeling traumatized and that he has to see a doctor as soon as possible. Hearing that might make your husband feel terrible, SOS, but these episodes are making you feel terrible. Why shouldn't he feel terrible about them, too? I accidentally raped my boyfriend. What happened was I awoke to find my boyfriend rubbing up against me. After a little while, he pulled my hand, motioning for me to get on top of him to have sex, as he has done many times before. I obliged, and all was well, until he apparently woke up and pushed me off of him. I did not have any indication that he was asleep, since he was an

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active participant the entire time and was NOT lying there like a dead fish. In the morning, he expressed his displeasure about being woken up with sex. He said that he felt really violated. I apologized and explained my understanding of the situation. Now he says he feels really weird about what happened and he can't stomach me touching him. What should I do?

tion," explains Bering, and one that cannot be performed by a sleepfucking sexsomniac at his partner's request. "It's a subtle, conscious signal to assure you that you're not dealing with a lascivious zombie." For more of Jesse Bering, check out his website jessebering.com. You can follow Bering on Twitter @JesseBering.

REELING AFTER PROBLEMATIC INTIMATE SEX TRANSGRESSION

You did not rape your boyfriend. You didn't ask me to weigh in on whether or not you raped your boyfriend, RAPIST, but I felt obligated to toss that out there. Your boyfriend may or may not be a sexsomniac— this is just one incident—but he initiated routine (for you guys) sexual activity in his sleep, and you reciprocated. Once he woke up and you both realized what was going on, you immediately stopped. Mistakes were made, RAPIST, but no one was raped. As for what you should do, well, I think you should dump the guilttripping, blame-shifting motherfucker. But if you want to keep seeing this guy, RAPIST, you need a simple way to determine whether he's fully awake when he seems to be initiating sex in the middle of the night. Two or three hard slaps across the face might do the trick. Jesse Bering has a kinder, gentler suggestion. "In light of this experience, RAPIST may find herself feeling a bit gun-shy about any middle-of-the-night sex initiated by her boyfriend or any future boyfriends," says Bering. "After all, how can she know if he's fully awake and innocently in the mood, or just having another episode? Here's how: she should have an agreement with her boyfriend that, from now on, he will 'flick' his penis a few times for her by clenching his PC (pubococcygeus) muscle on initiating nocturnal sex." And how will that help? "Penile flicking is an intentional ac-

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You will no doubt get some flak for your response to the snowboarder who needs a finger up his ass in order to come. He stated that he is so ashamed of this practice that when he's fucking a girl and wants to come, he pushes the woman's face in a pillow to hide it. How could you let that little bit of mini-sadism pass without comment? I hope you will throw a comment in next week's column to acknowledge it. You are normally so thorough in your replies, Dan! PILLOW FIGHTZ

You're right, PF, I dropped the ball in that response. BUMMED wrote that he goes "to great lengths to hide" his need for prostate stimulation, adding that he will "push [a girl's] head in a pillow" when he fingers himself. And he was worried that the last girl he slept with must have seen him fingering himself—seen it and concluded he was gay—because she wasn't responding to his texts. A little addendum for BUMMED: That girl might not be returning your texts because she didn't appreciate having her face smashed into a pillow. You can do what you like with your asshole, bro, without being an asshole. V Find the Savage Lovecast (my weekly podcast) every Tuesday at thestranger.com/savage. mail@savagelove.net @fakedansavage on Twitter

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