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David Bradford turns life changes into new music

By Rachel Woodward, February 28 2017 — For the past 10 years, musician David Bradford has called Calgary home. The indie-pop singer-songwriter released the three-track EP, Cry in Your Sleep, earlier this year after collaborating with guitarist Russell Broom. Bradford says that working with Broom was an important milestone in his music career. “He’s amazing….

New Music: JJ Shiplett

By Rachel Woodward, February 14 2017 — As somebody who has trouble appreciating country music, I am hesitant to give new albums of the genre a try. But as someone who also supports local music, I was eager to give Calgary-born JJ Shiplett’s new album Something to Believe In my best shot.  The country-rock up-and-comer…

Medieval combat club ready to fight

By Rachel Woodward, February 14 2017 — As a university student, it can be tough to expel some energy while also having fun and meeting new people. Katrina Bruce, one of the founders of Ironhart Vanguard, found a way to meet all of that criteria. Ironhart Vanguard is a full-contact medieval armoured combat club located…

Windigo to bring new music before end of 2017

By Rachel Woodward, January 24 2017 — During the late months of 2011, Anthony Kameka and four fellow Calgary musicians formed Windigo, an indie-pop and rock group. Almost five years later, Kameka now leads three new bandmates — Del Coburn, Tory Rosso and Mitch Cooper — as the band sets out to release their latest…

Library resource cuts hurt our research institution reputation

From 2012–2016, the University of Calgary cut $2,140,558 in academic resources from its collections, with another $1.5 million cut in the 2016–17 fiscal year. This means that valuable resources for both faculty and students from journals like Taylor & Francis and Oxford University Press are no longer available. While the U of C libraries claim they…

Wait Until Dark for Vertigo Theatre’s latest

By Rachel Woodward, January 17 2017 — For most people, a night out at the theatre is a relaxing time, where participating as an audience member is limited to watching a story that might make you laugh or shed a tear. But when was the last time you sat at the theatre feeling genuine fear…

Kinkonauts rewrite Shakespeare through improv

By Rachel Woodward, January 10 2016 — Are you someone that just can’t seem to get enough Shakespeare in your life? Are you ever sad that no one seems to apprecite iambic pentameter anymore? It might be a good idea to check out an improv show that, while not really written by the man himself,…

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