Daybreak Again: February 23/24, 2013
Sometimes it's a challenge to forgive someone or even to forgive ourselves. Starting on Monday during the noon hour, musician Morag Northey is hoping people will come together to consider forgiveness. Last year, she organized Together Calgary, a series of lunch hour gatherings at St. Mary's Cathedral, and open to everyone. She played cello while visitors were given a space to think and reflect. Beginning on Monday, February 25, she's hoping that for the 2013 series, people will think about forgiving others and themselves. For Morag, the idea is a very personal one for her and Russell visited Morag's home and teaching studio for what became a very powerful discussion.
A new event comes to the landscape of Calgary with the Every Woman Festival on March 2 at the Gerry Thomas Gallery. The organizers say their hope is it will continue the dialogue of understanding and equality between women and men. It will also celebrate International Woman's Day on March 8, raise funds for an Ovarian Cancer charity, plus increase awareness of the bigger struggles faced by women in more oppressive societies. Musicians Sophie Serafino, Justine Tyrell and Celia Rose spoke with Russell about the goals and origins of the Every Woman Festival.
Between having one of the most memorable voices in Canadian pop, and being a virtuoso pianist, Sarah Slean has found fans and friends all over this country during her career. Time magazine called her "one of the most compelling performers" in this country. Her last album was the critically acclaimed Land & Sea and she's bringing her sweeping orchestral arrangements to life in cities across Alberta.
In a relatively short amount of time, The Once have gone from unknowns to filling concert venues in North America and Europe. Last year, their latest disc, Row Upon Row of the People They Know, received a Juno nomination for Roots Group of the Year. Based in Newfoundland, they marry indie-folk, Americana and pop with their 3-part harmony. The Once is on a tour of Alberta. Vocalist, Geraldine Hollett spoke with Russell.
An internationally acclaimed Canadian dance company is in Edmonton tonight with the world premiere of its latest work. Wen Wei Dance has bowled over the critics and audiences with its award-winning, avante-garde work. Daybreak's Nola Keeler met with dancer, choreographer and company founder, Wen Wei Wong. His latest show, Seventh Sense, is on at the Timms Centre for the Arts in Edmonton.
It used to be you could pay with cash, credit or cheque. In person or mail-order - and that was about it. Now, the options seem endless thanks to an ever-expanding number of new apps, networks and devices and soon, you might even be able to pay with Twitter or get cash through your iTunes. To explain how all this could change the way we shop, Russell spoke with retail futurist Doug Stephens.
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