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A Special Engagement Showing of Art & Copy

January 26th, 2010 by Connor Turner

During a month filled with avant-garde theatre and exceptional lectures, a national program called Advertising Week is reaching out to our neck of the woods with a very special event. On Wednesday January 27th, the Calgary rendition of Advertising Week will host a special showing of the highly acclaimed documentary Art & Copy at the Uptown Theatres.

In the same vein as the widely popular Helvetica documentary, Art & Copy is an exceptional look into the world of design and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (of HYPE and SCRATCH fame), Art & Copy explores the radical advertising campaigns, such as Just Do It, Got Milk? and many others, which have altered the way we ingest the corporate message. (more…)

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CIFF Preview: Connor Turner

September 23rd, 2009 by Connor Turner

To celebrate the 10th Annual Calgary International Film Fest, the team at have decided to publish a series of articles showcasing the films you need to see. We’ll be posting the top four films from each of our writers throughout the week so check back each day. Next up is Connor Turner.

All Tomorrow’s Parties

I’m a sucker for musical documentaries. So when you cram Battles, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, and Iggy and the Stoges into one guerrilla/DIY collage of chaos, of course I’m going to be there. More importantly, so should you. | More Information


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The CORE’s Stampede Fashion Show

July 13th, 2009 by Connor Turner

As part of the Cultural District’s First Thursday’s program, On July 2nd,  Stephen Avenue was transformed into an outdoor runway.

The reason? For The CORE’s annual Stampede Fashion show. Did you miss it? Well, Lucky for you, BizBOXTv was on hand to capture the entire show and we’ve embedded it below for those who missed out.

For more of BizBOXTv’s reels check out their YouTube Channel.

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The D-Spot Comes Alive With Music

June 30th, 2009 by Connor Turner

The week of June 22nd–28th saw the downtown core bursting at the seams with music. In what many will consider a musical anomaly, both the Calgary Jazz Festival and the upstart independent music festival Sled Island invaded the streets of our city with a full line-up of shows, culminating in one of the most diverse music-filled weekends in the city’s history. (more…)

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