Arts

Through the photographer’s lens

For someone who has travelled to Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland this summer in a quest to learn about the visual medium, I found it quite ironic to hear that there was a photography exhibit being held right here in my own backyard. Having been to many photography exhibits in the past I am quite accustomed to the regular layout, […]

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Maxwell’s music

Ask any entrepreneur about the challenges of starting a new business and most will tell you that the first year is always the hardest. For Paul Maxwell, owner of Maxwell’s Music House, the first year of business may have had its challenges, but certainly was a lot of fun along the way. Maxwell, who graduated from WLU’s business program just […]

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A generation gap

“We live in the space between the end of the movement and the beginning of the revolution.” These words were spoken by American sociologist, novelist and cultural commentator Todd Gitlin in 1967. Civil rights, free love and rock ‘n’ roll: the 1960s and early ‘70s was an era defined by its many revolutions. The Waterloo Regional Children’s Museum introduces this […]

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WLU’s history of the arts

Laurier has hosted its fair share of talented individuals. Here’s a list of just a few of the musical performers and media personalities to come out of WLU. Matte Babel Babel is undoubtedly one of WLU’s most renowned graduates. A former MuchMusic VJ, Babel co-hosted shows such as MuchOnDemand. He currently works as an anchor at Cable Pulse 24’s morning […]

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The Cord’s guide to summer reading

Summer is a time of relaxation and contemplation, but it is also a time to rediscover reading for pleasure – to read those books that you don’t get the chance to while scouring your textbooks and cramming for exams. To help you compile your summer reading list, The Cord has brought together a group of diverse individuals from the WLU […]

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Talking country

Jason Blaine grew up listening to and playing country music in Pembroke, Ontario; however, these humble beginnings have done nothing to hold him back. After attending Algonquin College for business, the now-Nashville-based country star moved to Kitchener-Waterloo, where he worked at Cedar Tree studio with award-winning producer, Rick Hutt. Blaine lived in KW until 2006, when he moved to Nashville […]

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Plaskett talks to the Cord about his three-disc release

Joel Plaskett is breaking from the norm. To put it more specifically, he’s breaking from his norm. Plaskett’s latest album, Three, is a folk-rock collection of conceptual pop songs spanning 27 tracks on three discs. He has also recorded a song with Nova Scotian rapper Classified entitled “One Track Mind” – a departure from the solo efforts that have characterized […]

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Janine Antoni’s body of art

A young woman gnawing through 600 pounds of lard and chocolate, using her hair as a paintbrush or tightroping across the Bahamian horizon is something most would deem as just plain crazy. Yet the Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics was bursting full of an audience eager to hear artist Janine Antoni speak in the […]

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