The Reflector

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Rock The Bells arrives in Cowtown

The sun was shining and the dreads were flying as Rock The Bells — an international hip-hop/rap festival circuit made it’s debut in Calgary. Duncan Kinney caught the action and grabbed some audio of...

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Hip-Hop enthusiasts ready to Rock The Bells

To hip-hop enthusiasts in Calgary, who stood idly by while all the country and alternative acts made their way through the city, your turn has finally come. Rock the Bells is set to visit...

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Mount Royal parkade contract awarded

Armtec Infrastructure Income Fund announced Tuesday that is has been awarded a $10-million contract to construct Mount Royal’s roughly $40 million, 1,200 stall parkade. The contract has been given to the organization’s Con-Force division,...

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Folk Fest: Umalali enlightens afterparty crowd

Easily one of the most interesting groups to attend this year’s Calgary Folk Fest, Umalali — with their group of spirited musicians working tirelessly to promote the endangered Garifuna culture — put on quite...

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Folk Fest: Campbell, Bellowhead fire up weekend

After a full day of workshops, the mainstage returned at Prince’s Island Park on Saturday night. Some of the major performers included 73-year-old veteran musician Glen Campbell and the raucous 11-person instrumental group known...

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Folk Fest: Queen of the swamp

For the better part of 20 years, Kat Danser worked with people who were dying. Not exactly a cheery profession. Now, much of the heartfelt emotion poured into the 41-year-old’s  performances comes directly from...

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Folk Fest: Wells not afraid to get Dirty

To describe Emily Wells’ music seems like a fairly daunting task, as there is not one singular sound or genre that would adequately characterize what she does. But daunting task or not, here goes:...

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Folk Fest: Pacifika drinks in voyage

You can’t help but think of the ocean when you hear of the band Pacifika. When you see pictures of the three band members, Silvana Kane, Adam Popowitz and Toby Peter, they all seem...