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Daybreak Again: March 1/2, 2014

calewf.jpgIt's a lot to take on, to try and represent the variety of females in all walks of life, but the Every Woman Organization does take on that ambitious goal. Each year, as part of the celebrations for International Women's Week, the Every Woman Festival tells stories and looks to inspire woman to go further. This year, the organization has also released a compilation of female singer-songwriters from all over Alberta and the world. The next Every Woman Festivals are coming up on March 12 and 13 in Edmonton and Calgary and two of the organizers came in to talk to Russell and play music from the new CD.

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kaboom.jpgIn the past couple of weeks, former sketch comedy stars, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers have made headlines by taking over coveted late night talk shows. For many young comics, the brights like and big stages of TV can seem very far away, but you have to start somewhere. The comedy troupe, Kaboom Hooray, are just 3 years into their career and are about to take their next step by heading to Toronto to take part in the prestigious Sketch Fest. The festival is a staging ground for comedy acts and Kaboom Hooray are hoping it will open other festival doors for them. Jeff Kubik & Ian Wallace are two of the members of Kaboom Hooray joined Russell ahead of a fundraising performance in Calgary.

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olympics.jpgCanadian athletes who've come home from Sochi with medals around their neck have some tough choices to make now: Train for the next winter games, or call it quits. Either way, these athletes put in thousands of hours to make the podium. But the return on their investment isn't always guaranteed. Russell Reimer is the president of a Calgary-based athlete agency and he represents a number of Olympians, including Calgary's own Jon Montgomery.

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XOXOJes.jpgAhead of the Oscar Awards, Russell sat down with Alberta-based and award-winning culture blogger, Jes Fralick, to get her thoughts on what can expected at the prestigious film awards.

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