Arts and Life

Polaris: Canada’s best album

On Monday night, artists, industry employees and press came together at the Masonic Temple in Toronto to celebrate the essence and diversity of Canadian music at the Polaris Music Prize gala. The star-studded event in Canadian music marked the announcement of the prize’s winner, from the nominated group of 10 Canadian-made albums, selected purely on artistic merit. At 12:15 a.m., […]

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The Midway State kicks off Wilf’s concerts

Last Thursday, The Midway State performed at Wilf’s as part of a weekly concert series entitled “Thursday Night Live.” The opening band, Everlea, hit the stage around 11:15 p.m. to a crowd of about 20 people who were there for the music, and about 60 others who were drinking or eating supper. The energetic and talented pop-rock band played a […]

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In Review: Sept. 23, 2009

The Final Destination 3D Directed by: David R. Ellis Starring: Bobby Campo and Shantel VanSanten 1/4 There is definitely a reason why this was the final destination: because once viewers realize that they were suckered into not only a low-budget horror film, but that they also wasted extra money to see it in 3D, nobody would ever go see another […]

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Upcoming arts events in KW

Through Sunday, Oct. 4 Various Venues in KW Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. University of Waterloo Veer: A film about Cycling Thursday, Sept. 24 – Sunday, Oct. 3 Various Venues in KW Impact 09 Theatre Festival Friday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. Maxwell’s Music House Crush Luther w/ Trainlight Saturday, Sept. 26 @ […]

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In Review: The Toronto International Film Festival

Los abrazos rotos Directed by Pedro Almodovar Spain 3.5/4 For those familiar with the works of director Pedro Almodovar, Broken Embraces might seem like somewhat foreign fare: a complicated, multi-layered plot involving a myriad of characters, most of whom are struggling with emotional hangups. The film, starring Penelope Cruz, is full of Hitchcock references and heavy sexual overtones. Nonetheless, Almodovar […]

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Three diverse exhibits

This past Friday, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KWAG) presented three new exhibitions: Building Berlin, Singularly Significant and Being Magnified: Heroes and Villains. With a variety of paintings, contemporary sculptures, prints and multimedia pieces, these exhibits remind viewers that art can be more than just pictures on a wall. Building Berlin The most elaborate exhibit of the three is spread throughout […]

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Radio Laurier’s changing image

After being cut off from Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union funding at the end of April, the new Radio Laurier will launch on Jan.8, 2010. One of the most important pieces of information to focus on in the station’s relaunch is the “new.” In light of Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications (WLUSP) taking ownership over Radio Laurier, after the students’ […]

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Culture at WLU Part 3: Film screenings

Being one of the few schools in the region offering a film studies program, it may come as little surprise to find that Wilfrid Laurier University offers a slew of options for those pursuing the enjoyment of movies. However, contrary to popular opinion, these options are just as accessible and bound to fascinate students outside of film studies as well […]

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Talking music with Alexisonfire

In a concert put on by the A-Team last Friday night, Alexisonfire – a band slotted almost annually for Laurier concerts – performed to a pumped up, and at times hostile, Turret. From the moment they walked on stage at 10:55 p.m. they had amazing energy; particularly vocalist George Pettit and bassist Chris Steele who, for the entire show, were […]

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Chasing after “walking art”

The front row seats at a New York fashion show are typically reserved for the editors of Vogue and Elle, for celebrities and for industry giants. But at the semi-annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York last week, one front row seat was saved for Nadia Masri, a second-year communications and psychology student at Laurier. Masri runs her own fashion […]

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