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The best 2020 year-in-review you’ll find on the Internet

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2020 was a year like no other, except for possibly 1918. A year filled with both hardship and stress, along with innovation and community. We’ve complied some of our favourite arts and culture stories of 2020 in an easy-to-use web post that we hope you’ll read, watch, listen to, and enjoy!


December 2020

 

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Penguin Eggs ceases publication

This month, Penguin Eggs magazine will cease publication after nearly two decades as the preeminent folk, roots, and world music magazine in North America.Listen

November 2020

 

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Tom Jackson visits Folk Routes

2020 marks the 33rd year of The Huron Carole and during that time they have given over $200 million to the benefit of many in Canada.Listen

October 2020

Interview

Kathleen McGee on mental health and live comedy post-quarantine

The comedy scene is getting back on its feet after the COVID shutdown, and Kathleen McGee is happy to tell jokes in front of audiences again.Listen

September 2020

 

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Bob Dylan: The Entertainer

Every photo shoot, liner note, interview, speech, action, rare bit of banter—anything Dylan does is laced with at least some provocative mischief.Read

August 2020

 

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BANDing Together at the Ironwood with an online/in-person benefit concert

14 years. 5,000 shows. Over $5 million placed directly into the pockets of musicians. That’s what an all-star assemblage of...Listen

July 2020

 

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Meran Currie-Roberts and the Health Arts Society bring music to Seniors

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Winspear Centre, and the Health Arts Society of Alberta are partnering to give 10 thousand seniors...Listen

June 2020

 

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Richard Van Camp wins 2020 Alberta Literary Award for 'Moccasin Square Gardens'

Richard Van Camp has taken home the 2020 Alberta Literary Awards for Fiction for his short story collection Moccasin Square...Listen

May 2020

 

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Visual Artist Brad Holt shares his new work, inspired by frontline workers

For most artists, the frame is last thing they think about. For Airdrie-based visual artist, Brad Holt, it’s usually the...Listen

April 2020

Mulligan Stew and everyone at CKUA saluted the doctors, nurses, caregivers, first responders, in-store teams keeping us fed and protected.

Check out the hashtags #SINGFORSPRING on socials to see the full collection!

Thank you for joining in, family’s, neighbours, neighbourhoods, pets, thank you all for joining in!

Interview

Mayor Don Iveson joins Tony King on Siesta

YEG Mayor Don Iveson shares, "I'm so grateful to CKUA and all of our bedrock cultural institutions who are serving people in new and different ways." Listen to the full interview here!Listen

March 2020

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Laughing and Streaming: Columnist Vish Khanna on Eugene Mirman's "It Started As a Joke"

CKUA’s comedy columnist Vish Khanna discusses the powerful, funny new documentary, 'It Started as a Joke'Listen

February 2020


January 2020


In Memoriam

There were many that we lost in 2020, including Neil Pert, Andy Gill (Gang of Four), Joseph Shabalala (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), Manu Dibango, Kenny Rogers, Barry Allen, Bill Withers, Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), John Prine, Florian Schneider (Kraftwerk), Dave Greenfield (The Stranglers), Little Richard, Vera Lynn, Lynford “Hux” Brown (Toots & the Maytals), Justin Townes Earle, Jack Sherman (Red Hot Chili Pepers), Toots Hibbert, Eddie Van Halen, and Jerry Jeff Walker

Gone, but certainly not forgotten.

 

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