Art & Entertainment

The Wrestler

The Wrestler tells the tale of Randy the Ram Robinson, an aging, down-and-out professional wrestler and the trials and tribulations that feature so prominently in his life. From his heart problems to his efforts to mend his relationship with his estranged daughter, the movie takes a hard, unflinching look at the life of someone who has basically hit rock bottom.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on May 20, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

Water by Marq de Villiers and Blue Gold by Tony Clarke and Maude Barlow

When HER dad came to Fernie in 1951, he recognized the value of our spring water, settled here and instilled in his family an appreciation for this resource. Years later, books titled Water and Blue Gold changed the trajectory of her life, though she didn’t recognize it then. 

Posted by Mary Giuliano on May 16, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

123, it’s FKB!

Originally formed in 2009, performing anywhere they could, this quartet met a country singer that would help release their first record with a second on the way. 

Posted by Carolyn Nikodym on May 07, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

Kyle Hamilton

After graduating from university and setting off to the travel the world, an old Canon a-1 camera started the passion and his latest project to capture all of the residents of Fernie through portraits.

Posted by admin on May 03, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

The tale of the positive impact one focused and determined individual can have on the wellbeing of the land and its people also highlights the dependence we human animals have on the health of our environment. 

Posted by Casey Brennan on Apr 25, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

X-Files

A science fiction drama series returns to TV with nine episodes and Andrew finds out if it's worth all the hype. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Apr 21, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

Anita Braconnier

With her interest in photography beginning at a young age, this photographer finds it very gratifying when a viewer can connect with one of her images.

Posted by admin on Apr 03, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

No Musical Influence Wasted

Sultans of String take influences from around world, maybe a little bit of Gypsy-jazz guitar with some Arabic folk. Add a funky bass line and some Cuban percussion, and you’ll have the pieces to make a beautiful mosaic of sound. 

Posted by Carolyn Nikodym on Mar 29, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Feminism is still a loaded word in our culture. It is often used as an insult or in place of calling someone a “man hater.” In Roxane Gay's new book of essays, help to ease those tensions and start to accept them as a beautiful part of being a feminist.

Posted by Lauren Fox on Mar 22, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

The One or My Search for a Mentor

Sage connects with women from across the country, using "road mentors" to offer advice, inspiration and even nutrition guidance. 

Posted by Sage McBride on Mar 13, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

Kari Lehr

Never a particularly academic student, Kari found art class as a way to boost her grades and self esteem, but now surrounded by natural beauty, Kari is endlessly inspired.

Posted by admin on Feb 28, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

Top Five of 2016

As a new year dawns, one cannot help but look at the past year with sadness as well as joy. There were so many good movies to distract us from this political low point. Not all of them are particularly uplifting, but they are all excellent pieces of cinema, and worth your attention.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Feb 20, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

The Gifts of Imperfection - Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Your Guide to a Wholehearted Life. By Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

A book sehdding a bright light on how to live a more authentic, whole-hearted, self-loving life. A perspective that's refreshing, wide eye-opening and encouraging as it leaves you seeing that joy can prevail, that self love is attainable, and that the road to compassion is where it's at.

Posted by Christina Ketchen on Feb 18, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

Band Parents

Realizing in 2010 with 40 shows to go, Shred Kelly began to adopt band parents. 

Posted by Sage McBride on Feb 15, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

Book Some Time in Fernie

There is no question, Fernie locals and visitors love being outside.

Posted by Carolyn Nikodym on Feb 08, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

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