Tagged february 9 2016

U of C to waive application fees for students affected by U.S. travel ban

By Scott Strasser, February 2 2017 — The University of Calgary will exempt application fees for prospective students from the seven countries included in the United States’ recent travel ban. The university confirmed on Feb. 2 that application fees will be waived for students from the affected countries applying for undergraduate and graduate programs at…

Local video game developers host community indie gaming night

By Jason Herring, February 9 2016 — The Calgary Game Developers Association (CGDA) is celebrating independent video games and showcasing the work of local developers at their second Indie Game Bash on Feb. 20 at the Sunalta Community Centre. The event, which lets participants play popular indie games from recent years, acts as both a…

Calgary Folk Fest launches new winter music festival

By Jarrett Edmund, February 9 2016 — The community of Inglewood will soon have one more festival to add to its impressive repertoire. The inaugural Block Heater Festival is making its way to the newly dubbed Music Mile on 9 Ave. SE from Feb. 12–14. Debbie Salmonson, executive director of both Block Heater and the…

New Music: DIIV

By Jason Herring, February 9 2016 — Ever since DIIV’s exhilarating 2012 debut, band leader Zachary Smith has fielded a lot of questions about a follow-up record. Their first album, Oshin, was defined by engulfing guitar-driven musical textures. Smith, though, recently said the group was planning on expanding the parametres of their music and exploring…

New Music: Rihanna

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, February 9 2016 — Rihanna’s new album is a force to be reckoned with. Like the artist’s previous release, ANTI is an ambitious step forward for the pop star, featuring a collection of songs exploring different genres and musical influences. The most staggering aspect of ANTI is that the album establishes Rihanna…

Festival combats racism with short films

By Rachel Woodward, February 9 2016 — From Feb. 12­–14, filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds are participating in the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation’s (CCMF) first annual 48-hour Anti-Racism Film Festival at the University of Calgary. Each group of filmmakers will be provided with a prop, quote and topic to create their short films, which…

The Gauntlet Radio, February 2016 edition

This month on Gauntlet Radio: Fabian Mayer talks to members of campus conservative groups about Alberta’s “Unite the Right” movement, Jarrett Edmund talks to the director of Calgary’s Folk Music Festival about their new winter festival, and Fabian, Sonny Sachdeva, and Chris Adams talk about diversity in sports.

Guided by Voices, Deafheaven highlight 2016 Sled Island annoucement

By Jason Herring, Feb. 9 2016 — Sled Island, a popular Calgary annual music and arts festival, announced the first wave of headliners for their 10th anniversary festival on Feb. 9. And based on the artists revealed so far, it looks like this will be a year to remember. Guided by Voices highlights the artists…

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