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New Music: Japandroids

By Gurman Sahota, February 14 2017 — Occasionally, a more commercial album is a great decision for a band. But that’s not the case for Japandroids and their newest release, Near To The Wild Heart of Life.  From the first track, listeners will recognize a single that could gain commercial success if marketed correctly. Subtle,…

The Exquisite Hour explores an unlikely friendship

By Gurman Sahota, February 14 2017 — What would you do if an encyclopedia salesperson wound up in your backyard one warm summer night? Set in 1962, The Exquisite Hour explores what Zachary Teale does when he meets encyclopedia salesperson Helen Darimont in his backyard. Written by Edmonton playwright Stewart Lemoine, Lunchbox Theatre will present…

$1,550 Den booking fee makes vital club events unaccessible

Campus traditions make undergraduate degrees bearable and elicit the value in campus community. But a University of Calgary Students’ Union policy change puts this sense of community in jeopardy. Previously, if clubs were to use the Den for cabarets or other events, they paid a $500 deposit. To be reimbursed, an event would have to…

New Music: The Flaming Lips

By Gurman Sahota, January 24 2017 — The Flaming Lips recently released their 17th delectably weird studio album, Oczy Mlody. But unlike previous releases, the album has no real hook to grab the listener’s attention. The band torments listeners through their use of experimental and new sounds, forgoing usual narrative structures.  Those hoping for something…

Hear the music of DreamWorks at the philharmonic

By Gurman Sahota, January 24 2017 — For animation connoisseurs and anyone who likes a cute children’s movie, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will present DreamWorks in Concert. The concert will feature clips from nostalgic DreamWorks movies including Kung Fu Panda and Shrek, as well as lesser known films like Rise of the Guardians. There will…

All The Little Animals I Have Eaten highlighted at HPR

By Gurman Sahota, January 17 2017 — After stepping into a last-minute role on The Newsroom left by a departing male actor, Karen Hines experienced a cultural shift in gendered characters, notably within their dialogue. When Hines’ character was brought back for the next season, the part was revised for her. Suddenly, the character could…

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