Episode 16: 5 Artists 1 Love

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February is Black History Month -- or African History Month. On this episode of Agnes + Sandra's Three-Way, we're joined by artist Darren Jordan, the visionary behind two of Edmonton's most important Black History Month events: 5 Artists 1 Love and One Night In Harlem. 

5 Artists 1 Love, as the title suggests, showcases five visual artists at the Art Gallery of Alberta. It runs until Feb. 25 and there’s a free reception on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

One Night In Harlem, on Feb. 10 at MacEwan University’s Allard Hall, features music from three of New York’s historic venues, including The Apollo Theatre. Performers include musical director Jeff Hendricks, Daniel Etoroma, Karimah and The Melisizwe Brothers, who recently won TV’s Showtime at the Apollo: Christmas Special.

Tickets are available via Tix on the Square

Episode 8: Retail with Rod West

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As a kid, Rod West liked to tinker with bikes. In grade four, he even made his own business card: "West's Bike Shop."

After a brief stretch as a wannabe rock star in his teens and 20s — Capt. Nemo was one of his bands — West finally got into business. Not with bikes, but musical instruments.

He took over the Acoustic Music Shop on Whyte Avenue, then later bought Red Pony, a consignment clothing store on 109th St. 

On this episode of Agnes + Sandra's Three-Way, we talk to Rod about his stores, the music industry and recycling clothes ... and instruments.