Arts

Bruce Peninsula

Chanting, tribal cries and rough vocals only describe half of the sounds Bruce Peninsula exploit with every note. Using a choir along with a lead vocalist and instrumental accompaniment, the group – at times comprising 11 or more members – takes folk to new boundaries. “For us it’s about unique, original sounds,” band member Neil Haverty told The Cord in […]

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Cutting Edge Music Festival

When: Aug. 1-3 Where: Bingeman’s Camping Resort Cutting Edge Music Festival (CEMF) is no doubt striving to reach a variety of audiences this year with its diverse lineup – mixing renowned punk and metal acts like illScarlett, Kingdoms and Protest the Hero with hip-hop artists like The Roots and Lady Sovereign. According to organizer Carey Kurtin, the festival tries to […]

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Dinosaur Bones

The Mesozoic era marked the appearance and extinction of dinosaurs. Millions of years later, Dinosaur Bones came into existence – the band that is. Time on earth: approximately 1.5 years. Dinosaur Bones formed when members Ben Fox, Joel Clifton, Branko Scekic, Dave Wickland and Lucas Fredette broke free from previous musical endeavors and joined together to form what is now […]

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Protest the Hero

Protest the Hero is the epitome of the boozing rock star stereotype combined with the honest integrity of a character like Lisa Simpson: an ironic duality to say the least. This paradox also describes the mentality that has skyrocketed them to metal-core stardom. As 12-year-old kids without much to do in Whitby, Ontario, the future members of Protest the Hero […]

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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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