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No more Styrofoam

With thousands of people visiting Wyckham House each week it was clear to the SAMRU that they needed to start ad­dressing some environmental issues to limit waste. First item on the agenda: Styrofoam. On...

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Review: Virgin Festival Saturday

Let’s talk about Virgin Festival Alberta. And like any great conversation starter, let’s begin with the weather. The Weather The weather couldn’t have been better for Virgin Fest, Calgary was so lucky to have...

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Virgin Fest: Dance/rap duo brings the thunder

Grahm Zilla believes a good way to gauge his latest project, Thunderheist, is to look at the hierarchy on festival flyers. “You can always tell how big you are by your font size,” says...

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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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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: 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...

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Folk Fest: Kid Koala keeps his paws busy

Building a robot, writing a graphic novel, manning the turntables and pushing a baby in a stroller. It may not be the life that most DJs lead, but it’s the one that the DJ...

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Folk Fest: MBF brings the local heat

Artists from around the world have journeyed to the 30th annual Folk Fest, but one of this year’s gems hails from right here in Calgary. Michael Bernard Fitzgerald has been making a name for...

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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...