Inside Studio Bell

Studio Bell

It’s been many years in the making but the beautiful musical space that is Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre is finally in its last touches and will be opening to the public July 1,2016. I was super fortunate enough to visit the facility twice over the Junos weekend last April to get a sneak peek at what’s to come. Calgary will soon be home to a truly world-class facility that will appeal to local and international audiences alike.

The vision

The inspiration behind the building was, well, obviously the music. The design is reflective of instrument View this Post

Fun for the family at Y Stage Theatre Series

It’s never too early to give your kids a love for the arts. Vertigo Theatre is known for its classic murder-mystery plays but it also is home to great children’s programming with plays geared towards youth through its Y Stage Theatre Series. The series features five productions for children and youth either produced by Vertigo Theatre or on tour from companies across the country and beyond. With both school performances on weekdays and family shows on the weekend, over 10,000 kids across Calgary get to take part in the Y Stage fun every season.

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Musing Monday: Kill ‘Em with Kindness

Be Kind Even to Mean People

Image via Detroit Card Co.

This can be difficult to follow at times when you’re extremely frustrated with the haters. But if you don’t give in to their cruelty, you’ll be all the  better for it. Strength comes from taking the high road – even if it’s extremely bumpy along the way.


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Adult Colouring Books by Calgary artists

This ain't no kid's play! via Etsy

This ain’t no kid’s play! via Etsy

Adult colouring books are all the rage these days. I’ve been super intrigued by the trend of colouring in the lines again as they bring back nostalgia of my childhood days. I loved to color as a kid with my rainbow array of pencil crayons on hand. My niece still uses them to this day! But what does it mean to follow in the same activities as a 5-year-old?

Much in the way that comic books and other vestiges of youth have made it to mainstream culture, colouring books also fit into that View this Post

10% off Theatre Junction’s ISOLDE

My awesome readers can save 10% on tickets for the upcoming production of Theatre Junction’s ISOLDE. The show has a limited run February 10-13 so you don’t want to miss this must-see show. Check out this great preview of the show here and use code ISOLDEMANDH to save! Enjoy my lovelies 😉

Isolde Theatre Junction

7 things you didn’t know about The Little Prince: The Musical

Welcome to the world of The Little Prince.

Welcome to the world of The Little Prince.

It isn’t often that a world premiere comes to town but Theatre Calgary has brought to life the wondrous joy of The Little Prince. The musical is a joint production with London’s Lamplighter Drama and runs until February 28. If you haven’t had a chance to see the musical yet, it’s a great time for the whole family, kids big and small. Here are 7 things about The Little Prince that may not have known.

  • The classic children’s story is the 4th most translated book in the world. It’s original
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