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"Would anyone like to come up and play?"

Smaller stages, big moments. Those daring to wake and make 10:30 a.m. workshops got to the see full-blown hangovers, impromptu jams and one-time only moments. Howe Gelb one-upped Gord Downie Saturday, plunking out a grab bag of musical eccentricity. Giant Sand’s ringleader played two stages, doting each one with a folk implosion of loops, odd… Continue reading "Would anyone like to come up and play?"

I now pronounce you… Mr. and Mr. MacKenzie

By Lawrence Bailey

Joe to Kevin, Elaine to Anne and Lizzy of Westminster sending her regards (via our journalist turned monarch overseas, Adrienne Clarkson). Reverend Brent Hawkes of the Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto recently took the progressive step that no one else seemed to have the balls to take–he presided over the first two legally legitimate gay… Continue reading I now pronounce you… Mr. and Mr. MacKenzie


By Rori O’Connor

On Wild Strawberries’ Twist, expect upbeat pop love songs sung by Dr. Roberta Carter Harrison, whose voice is like Tracey Thorn’s (Everything But the Girl). Listen to the first song, "Lucky Day," and you won’t know what to expect anymore. The drums (Chris Lamont, Ash Sood) and bass guitar (Dennis Mohammed, Brian Minato) sound pretty… Continue reading Twist

It’s not the WWF, but at least it’s real

By Kris Kotarski

Last weekend, Calgarians got to see the Canadian Olympic wrestling team compete without paying $2,000 to fly to Sydney. The University of Calgary hosted the prestigious Canada Cup of Wrestling, the last warm-up tournament before Olympic competition begins in September. The meet featured Canada’s reigning Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year Daniel Igali, his Canadian… Continue reading It’s not the WWF, but at least it’s real

Wrestlers storm back to number one

By Kara Martens

Another dominant performance at the University of Alberta’s Golden Bear Invitational last weekend further proved Dinos wrestling dominance. The tournament included many potential Canada West and Canadian rivals giving the Dinos a chance to gauge their strength and gain confidence for the upcoming championships "We have a very good shot at winning both [men’s and… Continue reading Wrestlers storm back to number one

Shelter from the cold

By Claire Cummings

I stepped into the Art is Vital gallery and out of the freezing wind on a strange Calgary winter day. Winter Solace II , an exhibition showing until Jan. 29, lived up to its name and offered respite from the blowing snow outside. The show is the second half of an exhibition of Calgarian artists… Continue reading Shelter from the cold

the tip-off

By Kevin Rothbauer

So, Ken Griffey Jr.-who last year hit the least-noticed 56 home runs in history, thanks to Messrs, McGwire and Sosa-is back on top in the Major League Baseball home run race. By going yard twice against the Colorado Rockies in June 8’s interleague game, Griffey tied Jose Canseco (yes, old Jose Canseco) with 22 on… Continue reading the tip-off