Daybreak Again: April 6/7, 2013
In the internet age, there aren't too many major record labels who will throw money behind a talented but unknown star. Today's independent musicians need to have enough drive and moxie to work to the bone to get their music heard and known. One of those hard-working musicians is Nuela Charles. Aside from writing and recording, she spends a lot of time playing shows on the road plus keeping a meticulous blog on her website. She spoke with Russell Bowers about the career and they also played some of her music.
In 2011, Calgary musician Lauren Mann decided to make her home the open road as she began to pursue a full-time music career. Lauren released her first CD and booked a 65-day tour across Canada with shows in every province. Since then, Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk have played close to 400 shows throughout North America and now they are ready to hit the road again. Their new CD is called Aware and Russell met with Lauren Mann and played tracks from her latest disc.
Starting April 15 and running for 2 weeks, little known films from all over the world get a chance to become well-known by movie goers. The 10th Annual Calgary Underground Film Festival is about to get underway, with a variety of premiere showings of films to match any taste. One of the movies getting a world premiere is Café Café, a romantic comedy co-written by an Albertan, directed by an Albertan and co-starring an Albertan. Yet it's set in Montreal. To explain more about the film Russell spoke with the film's producer, Eric Amber.
For six months, At-Risk young people at Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) learned about art with the non-profit's first Artist-in-Residence. The artwork they created formed the basis of the Shift Art exhibit, now on display at the Paint-Spot art store in Edmonton. The exhibit originally opened as a one day show this past March where all 52 pieces of original art sold out. CBC's Lisa Mathews spoke with artist-in-residence Claire Uhlick, as well as 18 year-old Tamara Lee Joanette, who created some of the artwork featured in the Shift exhibit.
The doldrums of Winter are (almost) behind us and Spring is just around the corner (we hope!). For the bookworms among us, what better way to welcome the new season than with a book to inspire rejuvenation and positive change? Daybreak's books columnist, Erin Balser dropped in with three of her top Spring book picks.
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