Words in Motion Invites Poetry Submissions by February 8, 2013 | Fort McMurray

Poetry Bus Fort McMurrayThe Words in Motion program promotes literacy and gives new and existing writers an opportunity to showcase their poetry. Poetry submissions are accepted for the municipality’s Words in Motion program until February 8, 2013.Selected poems will be displayed on public transit and cinema screens during National Poetry Month (April), on the municipal website and throughout the region. “Poetry and other arts are major contributors to our vibrant arts and culture in Wood Buffalo,” said Emily Hui, coordinator of Words in Motion. “Our communities are very multicultural and full of talented people. This program gives every resident an opportunity to show their talent and express themselves, in any language, in the form of poetry.” Writers may submit more than one poem. Poems in any language other than English are welcome, as long as an English translation is provided.

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Upcoming Concert to Delight Music Lovers | January 27, 2013 | Red Deer College

pianoPianist Ruston Vuori explores the Theme and Variations form for solo piano through works of Handel, Mozart, Brahms, and Fauré. A native of Red Deer, Ruston Vuori has developed a reputation as a talented and sensitive musician.  Under the guidance of Dr. Stéphane Lemelin, Dr. Jacques Després, and Dr. Ted Isenor, Ruston earned his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees with distinction from the University of Alberta, as well as a Performer’s ARCT diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music.  He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious academic awards and has appeared as a performer in solo and chamber music recitals in such cities as Edmonton, Banff, Winnipeg and Ottawa.  He has also performed as a soloist with the Red Deer and University of Alberta symphony orchestras on numerous occasions.  Ruston currently teaches piano, music theory, and aural skills at Red Deer College.  He enjoys composing music in his spare time. Sunday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. | Studio A | Red Deer College. Free admission with a donation to the Food Bank.

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“Formerly Exit Five: Monuments to Recent History” Exhibit | Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

ghost_city The artists in Formerly Exit Five all start from a concern with understanding the composition of changing experiences of time and space as they have glimpsed and encountered them in everyday spaces. Responding from a variety of international and Canadian sites in a wide range of media including sound and video installations, photography, sculpture, painting, and drawing, they have sought to grasp the workings of contemporary cultural memory, considering the kinds of commemoration that could capture the persistence of the past in the present, and the meaning of what remains. Organized and circulated by Kenderdine Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Sask Culture and special project assistance of the Artists and Community Collaboration Program.

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Fledermaus – The Opera Ball by Johann Strauss | February 1 & 2, 2013 | Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra

Lethbridge Symphony OrchestraRevel in the music of Johann Strauss, ‘The Waltz King’, and the world’s most famous and beloved Viennese operetta as the LSO partners with the talented young students of the U of L Opera Workshop to present Fledermaus – The Opera Ball! Be transported to a lavish costume ball in 1920s Vienna, where they dance the night away amid dazzling singing, mistaken identities, and rollicking comic subterfuge. This fully staged production, with beautiful sets and costumes, is sung entirely in English with spoken dialogue, so you won’t miss a single joke. It is sure to be a most enjoyable evening of fun! Join us for a special dress rehearsal open to school groups, students and LSO Access Pass members – for only $12 per ticket (registration is free). Student Preview: Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Doors 6:30 pm. Performance 7:00 pm. Southminster United Church. This student previs event is rush seating. All attendees must be LSO Access Pass members OR students over 29 years of age with valid ID. Group rates are NOT applicable. Purchase regular tickets at www.lethbridgesymphony.org.






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