Family ties flourish at this year’s Blues Fest

This year, the Calgary International Blues Festival is adding a family connection to its musical one. One featured artist on the lineup is a familiar name to local blues lovers–Calgary-based Donald Ray Johnson. Internationally renowned for his deep blues vocals and power-driven drumming, Johnson will be musically reunited with his singer-songwriter daughter Panzie Johnson. A… Continue reading Family ties flourish at this year’s Blues Fest

Choose Yer Own festival presents all possibilties to its patrons

In the summer of glitzy, ginormous music festivals, the Summerwood Warren is bringing something completely different to the table. Instead of needless swag, sparkly wristbands or fancy laminated badges for people who drop thousands of dollars so they can get access into the VIP lounge, they deliver the goods with jubilant events like a bicycle… Continue reading Choose Yer Own festival presents all possibilties to its patrons

Call friends, surf the web, listen to music and . . . save lives?

The new 3G Apple iPhone can now add saving lives to its extensive list of features. Dr. Ross Mitchell, a newly appointed industry chair in medical imaging informatics at the University of Calgary is working to let doctors use their phones to diagnose patients faster. Currently, doctors must be at a $100,000 workstation to see… Continue reading Call friends, surf the web, listen to music and . . . save lives?

Social change in the era of cool

Universities were the hotbed of political activism and social change. These institutions of higher learning were the places where counterculture brewed and young intellectuals fought against the norms of their more conservative elders. As time has gone on, the counterculture has been slowly and insidiously co-opted until it was nothing more than a fashionable choice… Continue reading Social change in the era of cool