Category: Arts

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Expolatino promises sun and spice.

It’s one of the last festivals around before school begins once more, which makes it all that much more appealing. Expolatino’s 15th anniversary is bound to be better than ever this coming weekend. Check...

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Ye and Jay work well seperately

Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation, Def Jam After weeks of hype and meticulous secrecy, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s much-anticipated and highly promoted collaboration, Watch The Throne, hit iTunes on...

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Queens are kings at the Jubilee

By Vinciane de Pape All too often, Calgary music fans are given the great disservice of experiencing a band’s half-hearted, lackluster performance. Unfortunately, sitting between the east and west coasts means that we’re usually...

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Calgary Folk Fest delivers on all fronts

By Sean-Paul Boynton When the sun finally decided to keep on shining throughout the weekend after a gloomily rained-out Friday, the 2011 Calgary Folk Music Festival truly came alive. In this reviewer’s opinion, the...

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Two Way Mirror reflects a stale sound

Crystal Antlers Two-Way Mirror, Recreation Ltd. Released July 19, 2011 Crystal Antlers want to remind you that ’60’s psychedelia doesn’t live in the past. Blasting a fragile yet explosive sound, the five piece from...

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Patti Smith’s memoir a touching tribute

It is hard to imagine attributing the words sweet and tender to a story that recalls the relationship between artist Robert Mapplethorpe and rock musician and poet Patti Smith, both better known for their...