Tagged July 16 2015

Calgary Folk Fest more than acoustic guitars

July 16, 2015 — Grab your oversized tarps and put on your dancing shoes. The Calgary Folk Music Festival is back in town from July 25–28. The four-day festival brings 74 local and international musicians and comedians to Prince’s Island Park, where they’ll play across seven stages. Though it’s called a folk festival, the artists…

Personal trainers trump online fitness gurus

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, July 16 2015 — Should you start your fitness journey with CrossFit? Going vegan? What about a paleo diet? With so many fitness buzzwords floating around online, it’s hard to cut through the noise and get to the root of fitness — improving your health. With the Internet, it seems anyone can tout…

University reverses tuition increases

By Fabian Mayer, July 16 — All tuition increases approved last year have been reversed. This includes both the inflation-tied 2.2 per cent increase for all courses and the three faculty-specific market modifier hikes for law, engineering and MBA programs. The University of Calgary Board of Governors voted unanimously for the move after the NDP…

New Music: Son Lux

By Liv Ingram, July 16 2015 — Although Bones is the fourth album from Son Lux, the brainchild of American musician Ryan Lott, this is the first time the artist has bandmates. After 2011’s Lanterns, Lott worked with drummer Ian Chang and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia to add depth to the album’s live performance. Their collaboration…

University transitions to new campus food provider

By Fabian Mayer, July 16 2015 — Students will notice different food options on campus when they return to classes this fall. The University of Calgary is transitioning between food service providers after Aramark replaced Chartwells in the spring. Aramark will be responsible for the dining centre, some catering and numerous retail locations across campus….

New Music: Little Boots

By Derek Baker, July 16 2015 — Gone are the days when British electro-pop singer Victoria Hekseth, better known as Little Boots, had to work under the cookie cutters of the big label pop music industry. Little Boots released her third album — aptly titled Working Girl — on her own label, On Repeat Records….

Do-it-yourself cycling festival pedals into downtown Calgary

By Jason Herring, July 16 2015 — As cycling in Calgary thrives with newly opened downtown cycle tracks, the city’s do-it-yourself bicycling festival, Cyclepalooza, returns for its fifth year. Cyclepalooza is a community-organized ten-day festival that gives anyone the opportunity to organize events. While a few events are run by festival staff and sponsors, most…

Ballet barre emerging as Calgary’s newest health trend

By Carlyn Stilling, July 16 2015 — I was the kid in ballet class who tripped and took out all the other little ballerinas in the dance circle. Needless to say, ballet and I don’t get along. When I started to see that “ballet barre” classes were the latest fitness trend, I cringed. These classes are…

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