Cristina Almudevar

Cristina Almudevar

Articles by Cristina Almudevar

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Dogs at play

Nestled in the heart of downtown Kitchener on Queen Street is The Walper Hotel, vestige of hotels of days past. It’s not the first place you would think to play host to an avant garde theatre troupe. The Walper is home to the third annual event of the Pat the Dog theatre troupe, entitled Piece/Meal, where playwrights go through an […]

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Arts Bites

David & Tilda forever Recently, David Bowie released a music video for his latest single “The Stars (Are Out Tonight).” It stars Tilda Swinton, Bowie’s long-lost twin, and a bunch of very Bowie-esque models who appear to be stalking Swinton and Bowie, an aging married couple. The Bowie-esque models appear to represent Bowie in his younger years. It’s easy to […]

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Learning about the Oscars

This year’s eldest and youngest nominees are, respectively, Emmanuelle Riva (aged 85) and Quvenzhané Wallis (aged nine) who are both nominated this year for Best Actress. The Oscar’s will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24, which coincidentally is Riva’s birthday. What could be a better birthday present than winning an Oscar? The first Academy Awards was held on May 16, […]

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USS: ‘A giant campfire after-party’

Blue-tinted lights illuminated the recent album cover art for Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker’s—better known as USS—latest EP USS Approved as eager audience members waited for the Friday Feb. 1 concert to begin. Consisting of friends Jason “Human Kebab” Parsons and Ashley Buchholz, USS humbly describes their sound as “campfire after-party.” Parsons controls the turntables and occasionally sings while Buchholz is the […]

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LMT takes audience to New Jersey

From Thursday Jan. 24 to Saturday Jan. 26, the Theatre Auditorium was transformed into Hoboken, New Jersey circa 1956.  After months of rehearsals and hours dedicated to perfection, Laurier Musical Theatre (LMT) proudly unveiled their production of Once Upon a Time in New Jersey to the general public last week, and the public loved it. The show was witty, charming […]

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Drag Domination dominates again

Drag Domination dominates again

What do gold tiaras, Justin Bieber and a peacock headdress have in common? They were all present at the Turret on Jan. 23. The WLU Rainbow Centre (RC) held their third annual Drag Domination as a fundraiser for local LGBTQ group, tri-Pride. The fundraiser generated $300 for tri-Pride. Local group The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area (ACCKWA) […]

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Fr!nge cancelled

On Jan. 28, WLU Fr!nge’s Facebook page announced that the annual festival would be cancelled.The Facebook post stated, “Unfortunately as the season progressed we had a content drain and we felt, at this point, we could not give our loyal fans value for their money with such a short run-time for too few productions.” What started as a week-long festival […]

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Arts Bites

SAG Awards Exist Apparently the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards took place Sunday night but Global played Debbie Travis: From the Ground Up instead. Anyone else out there think this was an improvement? Home improvement shows are much more interesting than watching the same six people win the same award over and over again. When’s award season over?   Chris […]

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