You Are Here: Home » Arts & Culture (Page 5)

A tale of love and lust: Jadea Kelly performs in Jasper

Using her own life as inspiration, Jadea Kelly’s Lust & Love tells the all too familiar tale of desire, infidelity and forgiveness. “It was definitely a painful record to write. I didn’t even want to finish it—the whole subject matter was embarrassing to me,” said the indie-rock singer/songwriter. Despite the gut-wrenching pain and all the other awkward emotions that come with a break-up, Kelly said now ...

Read more

Winnipeg’s Sweet Alibi returns to Jasper

It’s been almost a year since Sweet Alibi released Walking in the Dark, the third album for the folk-rock trio. In that time, the band has clocked thousands of kilometres across North America, playing in all sorts of venues from quaint pubs to major summer music festivals. The group’s next stop is an intimate show at Jasper’s Whistle Stop Pub, Nov. 7, with singer/songwriter Jadea Kelly. “It can be really ha ...

Read more

Movie of the month: Florence Jasper Jenkins

In this biopic motion picture, Meryl Streep reenacts the inspiring true story of the world’s worst singer. Florence Foster Jenkins follows the life a New York heiress and socialite who pursued her dream to become an opera singer. Despite achieving some notoriety in the 1940s, this isn’t your normal success story. Every time Florence opened her mouth to sing, what she heard was beautiful—even angelic. Howeve ...

Read more

Getting jazzy at the art gallery

Combining acoustic grand pianos, synthesizers, organs and the melodica, Parker Abbott Trio isn’t your grandfather’s jazz from decades gone past. The trio—made up of Simeon Abbott, Teri Parker and Mark Segger—is a keyboard-centric group of Toronto-based musicians who dive deep into today’s modern world of jazz using only two pianists and a drummer, creating a unique multi-faceted sound. “I wouldn’t say we’re ...

Read more

Four shows in a row: Devon Coyote returns

Rock and blues act Devon Coyote is at it again, playing not one but four upcoming shows in Jasper. “Last time we played in Jasper we did three shows in a row and it was so much fun that we decided to add on an extra night this time around,” front man Devon Bjarnason said. “We saw different people come out every night so we were really excited to come back.”   After releasing their third album—The Wind—in 20 ...

Read more

Mayhem, Madness and Murder

It’s been a long time coming, but Patricia Reed is finally ready to release her debut novel. Taken straight from the back cover, Tap Dancing on Quicksand is a thrilling novel that follows the ups and downs of a young woman named Jessica. In the beginning, Jessica’s marriage to handsome hotelier Julian reads like a romance novel, but her marital bliss soon begins to unravel as she realizes she has not only m ...

Read more

Country musician bares his soul at Whistle Stop

In his short life, Zachary Lucky has been through a lot. In particular, the past three years have been a real whirlwind for the country singer—he’s spent grueling months on the road playing shows across North America, he’s had his heart broken and he’s become a father. Rather than get overwhelmed by all the ups and downs that life has recently thrown at him, Lucky escaped into the comforting realm of music, ...

Read more

Film Club: Movie of the month

As summer winds down and the chill of fall creeps in, the Jasper Film Club is gearing up for another season, showcasing some of the best Canadian and international films of the year. This season starts Oct. 13 at the Chaba Theatre with the Australian film, The Dressmaker, a comedic drama set in the Australian Outback in the 1950s. The film tells the story of Tilly Dunnage, a beautiful and talented dressmake ...

Read more

Winnipeg musician to borrow Jasper’s ears

Armed with an array of new songs, Sean Burns intends to bring something a little bit different to Jasper this time around. The Winnipeg-based musician recently set out on a 25-day tour across western Canada to try out some of his new tunes before he sits down to record his fifth album next year. “In the past I used to write songs and record them even if I hadn’t sung them more than 15 or 20 times, so for me ...

Read more

Musical veterans reunited after 20 years

It’s been 20 years since musicians Gerry Barnum and Gord Matthews sat down to play a set together. After separately touring the world with other successful acts—Branum sharing the stage with the likes of Lyle Lovett, while Matthews collaborated on albums with Canadian icon K.D. Lang—the two gravitated towards Vancouver in the 1990s. Being immersed in the west coast music scene, it didn’t take long for their ...

Read more

© Jasper's Independent Newspaper - Powered by Aberdeen Publishing                                                                                           Terms of Use | Privacy Policy

Scroll to top