Daybreak Again: December 8/9, 2012
At a time of the year when consumerism and generousity is everywhere, it can be easy to forget how underprivileged some people are, however as much as food and other necessities of life are required to get by, hope, laughter and spirit are also important. Clowns Without Borders tries to bring those intangibles to the poorer areas of the world. Alice Nelson is a clown, actor and performer who also volunteers with Clowns Without Borders and she's getting ready to perform in South Africa in March of next year. Ahead of that, she has to fundraise to pay her way to the country, so she's performing a show called Elephant at Calgary`s Lunchbox Theatre on Thursday, December 13 at 8pm.
Jian Ghomeshi is the popular host of CBC Radio's Q. In 2012, he's been forging new territory as an author, and his debut novel, 1982, is a best-seller already. He visited with Russell Bowers to talk writing, radio and music.
Five years in the making, playwright David van Belle is getting set for his new show to debut on December 12. The production company, Ghost River Theatre, also says this latest presentation aims to engage a wide spectrum of people in a dialogue about religious views and actions. Described as viscerally intelligent and highly theatrical, the show is an investigation of multiculturalism, artistic freedom and the politics of all kinds of religious conviction. Playwright, David van Belle and actor, Ali Momen joined Russell in the Daybreak studio.
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Well, pretty much since Halloween, the marketing and temptations of Christmas shopping have gradually crept into every corner of public life. Every day we're told about what we can buy and give and consume. Well, for one Alberta family, they've been bucking the trend with what they call a No-Money Christmas. How realistic is it in this modern society to spend little or no cash or credit during this shopping season? To find out more, Russell Bowers reached actor and teacher, Karen Johnson-Diamond. Her family have been doing this parsimonious practice and she's got some tips on how anyone can do it.
In an age when people choose digital downloads over a visit to the CD store, retailers and record companies are doing their darndest to get you back to buying a physical product. The resurrgeance of vinyl is part of that effort, and a re-issue from the Fab Four is looking to solidify that trend. And then there is all the bonus discs and books that now come with some packages. Music writer, Eric Alper spoke about the value of these collections.
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