Press Releases & Media Advisories
Tuesday, June 11, 2019Arts Commons Presents: Workshops and a Mini Pow Wow to honour National Indigenous People’s Day at Arts Commons
Arts Commons is once again proud to host celebrations for National Indigenous People’s Day on June 20, 2019.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019Arts Commons Presents: National Geographic Live - Adventures Among Orangutans
Arts Commons Presents welcomes astrobiologist and emerging National Geographic Live explorers Tim Laman and Cheryl Knott with Adventures Among Orangutans on May 5 & 6, 2019 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019PCL Blues - Thornetta Davis
It’s easy to see why Thornetta Davis is commonly called the Queen of Detroit’s Blues. Her stellar voice has earned her over 30 Detroit Music Awards, famous appearances at Lillith Fair and Madison Square Garden with Kid Rock, and put her on stage opening for some of the biggest names in the business.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019BD&P World Music - Anoushka Shankar
Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes.
Tuesday, April 02, 2019Classic Albums Live - AC/DC Back in Black
Eight legendary tracks comprise AC/DC: Back in Black, which went on to become one of the most celebrated albums of all time.
Thursday, March 28, 2019Arts Commons Presents: Lea Salonga - The Human Heart Tour
Lea Salonga provided the singing voices for Disney’s Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan. She played Kim in Broadway’s Miss Saigon at the age of 18, becoming the first Asian woman to win a Tony award, and later the first Asian woman to play Éponine and Fantine in London’s Les Misérables.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019TD Jazz - The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour
If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know – it has to be experienced. And there’s no better way to get in the groove than with the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour. It’s the longest continuously running jazz festival in the world (60 years!), and has given birth to legends like Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019PCL Blues - Eden Brent
Singer, songwriter, and boogie-woogie pianist Eden Brent comes to Calgary with her spontaneous and electric style of juke-joint blues.
Thursday, February 28, 2019BD&P World Musc - Cuba Vibra! Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba
Cuba Vibra! Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba is a dance party, a tribute to Cuban musical heritage, and a night of pure celebration all rolled into one amazingly immersive performance.
Thursday, February 14, 2019National Geographic Live - Wild Seas, Secret Shores
Arts Commons Presents welcomes astrobiologist and emerging National Geographic Live explorer Thomas Peschak with Wild Seas, Secret Shores on March 10 & 11, 2019 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019PCL Blues - Dom Flemons
GRAMMY Award winning singer-songwriter Dom Flemons brings a modern sensibility and engaging charm to old-time acoustic blues.
Tuesday, February 05, 2019BD&P World Music - Habib Koité, Bassekou Kouyate & Ladysmith Black Mambazo
One of Africa’s most recognized musicians, Mali’s pop icon Habib Koité has a deep and varied musical vocabulary, blending Afro-pop with jazz, rock, and even classical.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019TD Jazz - Bobby McFerrin & Gimme5: Circlesongs
The father of beatbox, the soul behind Don’t Worry, Be Happy, and a ten-time Grammy Award winner, Bobby McFerrin will take you on a life-changing musical adventure when he performs at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on February 19 as part of our TD Jazz series.
Monday, January 28, 2019BD&P World Music - Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope
Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope brings an exhilarating and energizing combination of Celtic music, dance, and powerful storytelling to the Jack Singer Concert Hall stage direct from Ireland.
Thursday, January 17, 2019Arts Commons Presents: Potted Potter– the Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience
Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch – in the audience!) into seventy hilarious minutes.