“Locals” to be performed live by Prince Albert artist, LJ Tyson
The City of Prince Albert would like to invite media and the public to the Rock Trout Café on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:45am for a presentation of the recently completed Culture Video. In addition to being a visual representation of Downtown Prince Albert as the City’s cultural hub, the video also features “Local’s”, an original song written and performed for the culture film by Prince Albert’s own LJ Tyson.
“The purpose of the video is to tell a story of our Downtown as a unique asset and destination for the community – a cultural and economic hub,” said Judy MacLeod Campbell, Arts and Cultural Coordinator for the City of Prince Albert. “We want local residents to be reminded of the cultural assets of the downtown in a fun and engaging way.”
The video features some of Prince Albert’s foremost downtown spaces including the Prince Albert Historical Museum, John M. Cuelenaere Public Library, riverbank, Mann Art Gallery, Memorial Square, EA Rawlinson Centre, and Rock Trout Café. It also features some lesser-known spaces including the First Nations University Library, the Senior’s Heritage Centre, Arts Centre and Jam Street Music.
“There are so many cultural spaces in the Downtown to work with,” said Evan Jenkins, owner of Aspen Films and videographer for the project. “We could have easily found another ten locations to film. Prince Albert clearly has a lot to offer.”
Given that the video has been about celebrating what Prince Albert has to offer, having a local artist performing the music was integral to the project. “LJ volunteered to provide the music and ended up writing a new song with the streets of Prince Albert in mind,” said MacLeod Campbell. “It adds so much authenticity to what we wanted to showcase. LJ has been a valuable and enthusiastic partner in the process and I am looking forward to having him perform the song live when we present the video.”
“This process was such an incredible experience for me. As an artist it’s often easy to allow yourself to stay in the background but through this project I connected with so many people that I otherwise would not have been able to work with,” said LJ Tyson. “It was also great to film in places in Prince Albert, like in front of the Historical Museum, that you’ve seen a hundred times growing up here but have never really taken a minute to fully appreciate.”
“Video offers a unique way of telling a story and sharing information and the City is starting to use it more to engage residents,” said Kiley Bear, Communications Manager for the City of Prince Albert. “By beginning to develop a visual library on our recently developed YouTube channel, this will complement our established online offerings such as our website and Facebook and Twitter social accounts.”
This visual library serves a multitude of purposes including online engagement, presentations to stakeholders and community groups and promotion of City of Prince Albert’s arts, culture, tourism and economic development.
Following the presentation, the video will be made available on the City’s new YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4GHqfx88ZN0MkZaL-lhMkA
“Locals” by LJ Tyson can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and YouTube.
Please RSVP your attendance to Kiley Bear at email@example.com or (306) 953-4367.
For more media inquiries please contact:
Phone: (306) 953-4367
Judy MacLeod Campbell
Arts and Cultural Coordinator
Phone: (306) 953-4825