| Posted: Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 06:00 am
Live Oscar Awards
All the glitter and glamour of the 85th Oscar Awards can be enjoyed live with elegant evening wear and complimentary catering to boot.
Shadow Theatre is hosting their annual fundraiser, a stroll down the red carpet and paparazzi pose, at Varscona Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 24.
It’s a one-of-a-kind event where stars are projected on a big movie screen as part of a larger than life live broadcast from Hollywood. It’s an evening where all the glitz, excitement, suspense and boo-boos are amplified for a few extra laughs.
The star-struck duo of St. Albert’s Matt Alden and Tom Edwards once again host this event with off-the cuff commentary, comedy and some live entertainment during those boring breaks.
The audience is also encouraged to predict winners in selected categories with 14 prizes awarded to lucky pop culture detectives.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Broadcast starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available through Shadow box office at 780-434-5564 or at Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757.
Back by popular demand …
It seems St. Albert just can’t get enough of saxophonist Claude Godin and vocalist/guitarist Steve Boddington as the pair return to LB’s Pub for an open jam on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Born in England, Boddington has lived in Edmonton since 1960. He first started his musical career as a drummer with Wally Curtis and the Shades (1965), switched to guitar shortly after and never looked back.
Influenced by heavies such as British blues guitarists Eric Clapton and Peter Green, he started the band Cat’s Squirrel and performed with numerous recording artists.
Possibly his biggest claim to fame happed in 1971 when he formed Hot Cottage, one of the longest playing and most in-demand blues/rock bands in Alberta.
“Steve’s guitar style and sound is amazing and has a tasty, aggressive bite to it,” says open jam co-host Mark Ammar.
Godin and Ammar also go back a long way, having played a few gigs together with Johnny Tornado.
“Claude is a schooled player who can jump in on any style and make it all sound so rounded out with fills,” Ammar notes.
For the past 34 years, Godin has developed a solid grounding in jazz, blues, rock, funk, Motown, soul, R&B, and now hip hop and country.
He’s played local stages, concerts and festival main stages. For his hard work, Godin received the 2011 Calgary International Blues Award.
LB’s open jam starts at 9 p.m. No cover.