Thursday, November 26, 2009

So You Think You Can Dance Canada - 2009 Tour

It's here! The SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA second Canadian tour has been announced. The Top 10 dancers will hit 18-cities on a whirlwind Canadian tour. Finalists Amy, Austin, Cody, Emanuel, Everett, Jayme Rae, Kim, Melanie, Tara-Jean and Vincent are heading coast-to-coast where they will be showcasing their incredible talents to audiences nationally. 19 Entertainment, Dick Clark Productions, AEG Live and Donald K. Donald are thrilled to announce the second tour, which kicked off on November 25th, 2009, in Kelowna, B.C.

In addition to hitting the major markets of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Tour will also include first time-stops in Lethbridge, Windsor, Quebec City, Saint John and Halifax! Fans nationwide will have the opportunity to
cheer on their favourite finalists as they perform some of their most-loved dances at Canada’s most prestigious venues.

With the success of last season’s tour, there is no doubt that tickets will be snapped up by eager fans ready for a second taste of the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA‘s electrifying
performances! Full details regarding ticket purchasing is available on and

The national tour includes the following 18 stops:

• November 25 - Prospera Place - Kelowna, BC
• November 27 - General Motors Place - Vancouver, BC
• November 29 - Enmax Centre - Lethbridge, AB
• November 30 - Rexall Place - Edmonton, AB
• December 1 - Credit Union Centre - Saskatoon, SK
• December 2 - Pengrowth Saddledome - Calgary, AB
• December 4 - RBC Theatre at MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB
• December 6 - Sudbury Arena - Sudbury, ON
• December 8 - WFCU Centre - Windsor, ON
• December 9 - John Labatt Centre - London, ON
• December 10 - Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON
• December 12 - Copps Coliseum - Hamilton, ON
• December 13 - K-Rock Centre - Kingston, ON
• December 15 - Centre Bell - Montreal, QC*
(*co-presented by Gillette Entertainment Group)
• December 18 - Scotiabank Place - Ottawa, ON
• December 19 - Colisee Pepsi - Quebec City, QC
• December 21 - Harbour Station - Saint John, NB
• December 22 - Metro Centre - Halifax, NS

Highlights from each week’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA episodes are available on demand on the CTV Video Player at For exclusive footage and clips, information on dancers, judges and choreographers along with image galleries, videos, forums, blogs from the judges and more, visit

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Stagewest Calgary - Alberta - Rockin' Good Time at British Invasion!

Take a trip through musical history with Stagewest Calgary's latest production, British Invasion! Written By Howard Pechet and Nevin Grant, this ensemble musical trip down memory lane features former lead-singer of The Guess Who, Terry Hatty; Season 3 Canadian Idol Winner, Melissa O'Neil; and local favourite Gerrad Everard.

Back by popular demand, the original BRITISH INVASION has been pulled out from the Stage West vault. In 1962, we were all twisting and shouting to the sound of “Run Around Sue”, listening to the Beach Boys and dreaming of California. Two years later, four mop-haired boys from Liverpool landed in America and changed the landscape forever. Although the BEATLES may have led the invasion, the army was comprised of hundreds of foot soldiers… The Stones, Chad and Jeremy, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cliff Richard, Petula Clark, Lulu, Dusty Springfield, and later Rod Stewart, Tom Jones, Elton John, Annie Lennox and many more. Let us take you on a magical mystery tour as we relive…again… the BRITISH INVASION.

This thoroughly entertaining production features strong vocals from the entire cast and spot-on costume changes that really evoke each period and artist. Melissa O'Neil brings a seductive quality to each tribute, and manages to infuse a bit of her own vocal styling with each number. Terry Hatty can still wow a crowd with his strong vocals and ability to play to the audience. The rest of the cast seemed well suited to their strengths and genuinely had fun with the numbers, especially crowd favorite Gerrad Everard. With a great selection of songs, and backed enthusiastically by a live band, this is one show that should not be missed!

British Invasion! is playing from Nov. 5, 2009 - Jan. 24, 2010, so don't miss your chance to groove again to your favorite music from right out of Britain! For more information on Stagewest Calgary, the full menu of their delicious buffet, and to make reservations, head to

Sunday, November 22, 2009

November Issue Sudoku Solution

Oprah - End of an Era

Oprah Winfrey came from humble beginnings and, over the years, built an empire that placed her as a figure that many hold near and dear. Her story is one that is full of triumphs, and come September 2011, she closes a chapter in her life by airing her final episode and saying good bye to The Oprah Winfrey show. Though certain never to fade from the spotlight, it is her past 25 years on the air that have provided indelible moments in TV history and earned her the title of the Queen of Daytime. Oprah is a friend to all, including the LGBT community, and for all her efforts thus far, we salute her and wish her further success... now possibly in the political arena. Stayed tuned, as we are sure to hear much more from Oprah in the coming years.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Calgary AB - POLAR WORLDS JOURNEY - November 23, 2009

Splitting time between guiding in the Polar Regions, and freelancing in Calgary, Alberta; Photographer Kyle Marquardt spent four polar summersencompassing 30 expeditions in great places like Antarctica and thesouthern seas, Greenland, Svalbard and the Canadian Arctic. Inspired not just by the visions of these fantastic places but the grandbiology, deep history and geology that shaped them. Traveling withgeologists, biologists and ornithologists, it became apparent that theseworlds are a lot more than snow, ice, penguins andpolar bears. Join Kyle on an edifying photographic journey that’s a little more than just pretty pictures.

20% of proceeds of the Polar Worlds Seminar go towards the Calgary Zoo Conservation Outreach Program.

Location: Telus World of Science - 701 11th Street SW Calgary, AB
November 23rd, 7 pm - 8 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Discovery Dome Theatre Cost: $35.00
You can order tickets online at:

Or on location at The Camera Store. More info at

Thursday, November 5, 2009

OUTLOOKS Recommended Resort Pick: Casa Cupula Luxury Boutique Resort

If you're heading to Puerto Vallarta to escape the brutal Canadian winter, be sure to book your stay at Casa Cupula. This intimate resort will charm you the moment you see it; with everything from the unparalleled views of Banderas Bay off of the terraces and patios (thanks to the unique way the propery climbs a few stories up a hillside) to it's close distance to the gay beach and bars.
Casa Cupula combines the sophistication of a fine boutique hotel with the comfortable ambience of a gay guesthouse, and was named one of North America's TOP 10 gay and lesbian guesthouses. Casa Cupula offers both bedrooms and suites with sophisticated modern interior design; with amenities that include gourment meals, three full-service heated pools, concierge and luxurious linens.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November Issue Now Available!!!

Evil twins, coming back from the dead multiple times, and wedding after wedding - such is the life of a soap star. Check out our exclusive with Thom Bierdz, star of the Young and the Restless, as he talks about his return to the number one soap opera and opens up about his own personal journey. Learn more about the 35th anniversary of Priape, and the man who started Canada's number one Lifestyle and Fetish retailer. Find out about Canada's new Queer Hall of Fame and see who the first inductees are. Read our insider with actor Leslie Jordan and see why he thinks he's the gayest man out there. Also, check out our Travel Section for an inside look at both Buenos Aires and Whistler.

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