Wednesday, 27 February 2013 17:00

200 Words About…Marty Giles' Radio Spots

There are two salvations of my morning drive. One is a smoothie. The other is a radio spot promoting NorthStar Ford, which is owned by Marty Giles.

In a market fraught with lackluster radio spots, the NorthStar Ford commercials are smart, compelling, and original. Giles writes the ads himself, which proves that you don't need an MBA to be a marketing hero (you don't even need a degree-Giles is a self-described "University of Calgary drop-out").

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013 17:00

Six On / Six Off

6 On

Tommy Gun’s

Want a real man’s haircut? Hit up Tommy Gun’s and take advantage of their great services. Free drinks, snacks, and arcade games to boot, plus a wide selection of men’s grooming products. It’s a win-win. They also own Fat Franks. What a company!

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 17:00

Six On / Six Off

6 ON

The Tavern on Main
Great service, great location and basically any beer in the world at your disposal. If you haven’t been there yet, check it out. Also, it’s Fort McMurray in a nutshell. A place where blue collar meets white collar and everything in between.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 17:00

The Interview

YMM Editor Krista Balsom sat down with local theatre enthusiast Michael Beamish to find out more about Keyano Theatre’s upcoming large-scale production - “Hometown… The Musical!”

Describe yourself and what you do in less than 50 words.
I am a playwright, director, and actor. I started my career at Keyano College in the VPA program and went on to get my degree at Lethbridge University. I did indie theatre in Edmonton where I wrote and directed my own shows, and I toured at various festivals across Western Canada. I moved to McMurray just over a year ago and have been involved in numerous productions including The 39 Steps, The Farnsworth Invention , Rubbish, and Legion Blues.

Published in Arts & Culture
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 17:00

The Entertainiac

Each year at this time we deck our halls and celebrate the Christmas holidays. While going through the hum-drum of yet another year we pop in our favourite Christmas titles like we’re on annual auto-pilot; but I, for one, am done with celebrating that Miracle on 34th Street. So if you’re like me and the classic movie titles are making you more ‘bah hum bug’ than ‘tis the season’, here are some alternative titles to consider this holiday season. 

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