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Folk Fest: Whiteman keeps on hustlin’

Andrew Whiteman likes being the boss. That’s why the long-time frenetic guitarist of Juno award-winning Broken Social Scene ventured off on his own enterprise creating Apostle of Hustle in 2001, a sort of indie-hip-hop...

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Folk Fest: Gomez growing gallantly

Gaining exposure in the vast North American music scene is never easy. If your group started out overseas the difficult task can be compounded even further English indie rock quintet Gomez has been fighting...

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Folk Fest: Rutledge’s novel take on country

While most singer-songwriters cite other musicians as their greatest inspiration, Ontario’s Justin Rutledge finds himself heavily influenced by novels. Because he reads so much, the 30-year-old said that the literature has rubbed off on...

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Folk Fest: The enduring tale of Umalali

On the Caribbean coast there lives a group of people that work tirelessly to support their families and preserve their culture. Descendents of shipwrecked African slaves who bred with various Caribbean native groups, the...

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Folk Fest: 30 years and going strong

Surely after 30 years a music festival is bound to become stale and outdated, right? Well judging by the flurry of activity already going on down at Prince’s Island Park, the Calgary Folk Fest...

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Governments grant $40M to build MRC Conservatory

The Alberta government has pledged $20 million towards the construction of the $60 million “state-of-the-art” Mount Royal Conservatory of Music and the federal government is willing to kick in the same amount if the...

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Stampede: Being hypnotized feels ‘weird’

A teenage boy seems confused when asked his name, another runs through the crowd searching for Kermit The Frog. There were also renowned musicians, a grouchy lifeguard and those possessed by a stuffed monkey....

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Stampede: Up to your ankles in toxins

So you let yourself go a little bit over the past 10 days. Maybe your nostrils were stung by the intoxicating aroma of corn dog batter or possibly it was the greasy glint of...

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Stampede: Harmony rings from Kreesha Turner

After more than a week of hard rockers and fast-paced lyrics, the Coca-Cola Stage slowed things down a bit as they handed the reigns to Canadian pop sensation Kreesha Turner. Photographer Aris Aristorenas grabbed...