Cristina Almudevar

Cristina Almudevar

Articles by Cristina Almudevar

(Lena Yang -- Graphics Editor)

Female artists underrepresented in K-W music scene

The Kitchener-Waterloo music scene, despite thriving and growing with each new band, has a lack of performing female musicians. Although not overwhelmingly strong, there is still the feel of a “boy’s club” culture that is inadvertently being perpetuated by the artists, both male and female. “[The ‘boy’s club’ culture] is not super bad in K-W. It’s just the representation thing […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·
(Jody Waardenburg -- Lead Photographer)

Art exhibit to focus on workers

The unsung heroes of the working world are the focus of Precarious, an exhibit held in the Robert Langen Art Gallery at Wilfrid Laurier University from March 5-April 12. Precarious, which is a tie in with Greig de Peuter’s communication studies 400-level class “Work and Cultural Industries.” The exhibit and the class both focus on working in the cultural industry […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·
(Ryan Hueglin -- Photography Manager)

The talented Miss Bulat

Somewhere beyond the heads of the crowd stood Basia Bulat and her band performing on stage at the Starlight Social Club, on March 6, bringing a disarming mix of punk-esque music and power-folk vocals to the club as a stop on her tour across  North America. Looking at her website and seeing her in concert, it is evident that Bulat […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·
(Ryan Hueglin -- Photography Manager)

Mystery posters appear

The most interesting art has been shrouded in mystery. The true identity of Banksy, for example, a popular United Kingdom-based graffiti artist, has long been debated and sought after. In the past month, Kitchener-Waterloo has gained their own Banksy of sorts in a series of posters put up around the Region’s cities entitled “The Funner Sister.” The poster in question […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·
(Ryan Hueglin -- Photography Manager)

Diversity in comedy

If the Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival held from March 7-9 taught audiences anything, it’s that Canada has a large amount of incredibly talented comedians. Kate Davis, Darcy Michael and Gilson Lubin were three of the Canadian comedians who performed during the 5th annual K-W Comedy Festival. The festival showcased some Canadian talent that would usually be shadowed by their American counterparts. […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·
(Jody Waardenburg -- Lead Photographer)

Aboriginal culture honoured with powerful opera

Giiwedin is a riveting and beautiful tale that captured the audience this past weekend at Wilfrid Laurier University, even for those not already fans of opera. Giiwedin is told from the perspective of a 150-year-old First Nations woman and speaks to the history of First Nations people in the Temiskaming region of Northern Ontario. The performance was devastating, funny and […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·
(Cristina Ruchetta -- Staff Photographer)

Rufus rocks Starlight

Over the years, a lot of different acts have graced the stage at Uptown Waterloo’s extremely popular nightclub, Starlight Social Club. From hip-hoppers like Shad to alternative rockers like Dinosaur Bones to experimental sounds like Sleepy Sun and every genre in between, Starlight has no problem putting on a great live show. To add to that list, this past Thursday […]

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In review: “Non-Stop”

In recent years Liam Neeson has been known for a series of one-man action vehicles where the circumstances involve him against impossible odds. Whether in search of his stolen identity in Unknown or against a pack of wild Alaskan wolves in The Grey, both films worked upon Neeson’s ability to captivate audiences as a solo action hero who could conquer […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·

In review: “Mastermind”

After meager success with his last two albums God Forgives, I Don’t (2012) and Teflon Don (2010), Miami rapper Rick Ross, slowed down his huge involvement in getting his own recording label Maybach Music Group (MMG) off the ground, and began focusing more on delivering a sixth studio album that would truly live up to the hype set by himself. […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·
(Heather Davidson -- Photography Manager)

USS: Full of introspection and energy

Attending a USS live performance is like entering an alternate and energetic universe where the only goal is to have as much fun as humanly possible. On Thursday Feb. 27, Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, commonly referred to as USS, graced The Wax in Kitchener with their enthusiastic presence to promote their latest album Advanced Basics, their latest release since USS Approved […]

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