Tagged: music

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Sled Island preview: Cursive

By Jesse Graham I was first introduced to Cursive when I was a fresh faced fifteen-years-old. Having been recently broken up with by, at the time, the love of my life, I laid in...

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Reverie proves a great end to Ghost River’s season

By Bri Turner Ghost River Theatre’s latest masterpiece, Reverie, made its flawlessly executed public debut on May 19th, and it seems inevitable that this unique and arresting production will leave an indelible imprint on...

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Record Store Day brings out the crowds

By Lynne Hogan Record Store Day, April 16, is a young holiday in its fourth year with the goal of celebrating and supporting music. Born out of love for independent record stores and vinyl,...

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The sweet sound of breaking ground

MRU begins work on conservatory project By Bryan Weismiller Members of the Mount Royal University conservatory showed off their tremendous talent on April 26 during a ground-breaking ceremony for the school’s new music facility....

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Sled in the summertime

by Vanessa Gillard Arts Editor Since 2007 Calgarians have had their own private island — Sled Island. If you have never heard of the little festival that could, you have been missing out. What...

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Take a voyage with Radiohead

by Sean-Paul Boynton The Reflector What is a Radiohead record? More specifically, what does an album have to be in order to be classified as such? Does it have to be life-changing, world-skewing and...

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Former MRU student hosts local Jazz Jam

by Michael Bull The Reflector In 2005, Matt Doherty was working at Broken City when a new weekly showcase featuring some of Calgary’s best and brightest young jazz musicians reignited his love of music....

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Play this: Jack’s Road

by Lynne Hogan The Reflector Influenced by the writings of the 1950’s Beat generation, alcoholism, and Calgary band The Dudes, songwriter Conrad Marion wrote “Jack’s Road,” his first original song. Written when surfacing from...

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Fireside Riot brings the earworm pop

by Lynne Hogan. Lil’ Wayne has it, Stephen Harper doesn’t have it, and some people say they have it, but how does one define the term “swagger?” I always thought it applied to guys...