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Many of you know Jann Arden has been a big part of Dave Kelly Live. She’s been part of all 26 shows, and she brings us a laugh every time. This past week she was named to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and all of...

So I’m surrounded by wrapping paper, presents, music, and especially Blythe, John and Tess. I’m so grateful, and I have to thank the people responsible for all of this … Motley Crue, AC DC and Def Leppard.  Seriously.  Fifteen years ago I met Blythe at a fundraiser...

Never go on stage with animals or kids.  Unless it’s 130 kids. And it’s Christmas. As some of you know, we have some kids from the Centre for Newcomers join the Young Canadians for our DKL Christmas Special at the Jack Singer Concert hall. The Young Canadians...

Before we go any further, I have to say that Westjet sponsors Dave Kelly Live - and this story has nothing to do with that… except it involves Westjet. Ok. So who wants a funny story about a guy who misses his flight? How about a story about...

Special Guest: Jill Barber So I was on the phone with Jill Barber the other day, talking Christmas music.It gives me a little thrill every time I talk to an upcoming guest on the show, because they have no idea what they’re in for. I...

Let's all pause while I bask in the glow of one of my kids thinking that I'm cool, shall we? It will be a brief pause on a steady descent into gloriously uncool, but for now, at this moment, let's just enjoy it...

A year ago, I challenged myself to write a story a week for a year. I wasn’t sure if I could do it, but I wanted to try. And so I did. I actually did my first story-a-week story last September, so I managed to...

I want to talk about our upcoming DKL on Oct 30th, our season opener where we celebrate the Best of Calgary. October in Alberta is the end of summer-tourist-season and not quite winter-tourist-season. It’s like the day between the Big Work Party on Friday and...

I’m in an airplane listening to Sherlock Holmes while the pilot circles North America trying to find somewhere to land. Regular Tuesday in Canada, right? I left Calgary this morning on a flight to Montreal and I had a plan. I was going to GET STUFF DONE. I...

A lot of you know my friend Jim Button - and a lot of you follow his blog. Some of you even wear his socks.  He’s dealing with cancer - one that was supposed to have taken him out a few years ago - so it...