2001-09-27

    
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September 27, 2001
  Stalled cyber roadtripPDF files may take a moment to load

A reviewer of Hal Niedzviecki writes that Ditch is a "rich and strange book." A statement that is nearly right.

September 27, 2001
  Campus music alive and breathingPDF files may take a moment to load

In times when the music business shoots shit at the wall to see what sticks, we're bombarded with loads of one-hit wonders and flavours of the month. Supernal is true proof that the old-school mentality of "a little talent and some hard work goes a long way" isn't dead and that it actually works.

Starting over five years ago under the name Plunge, local alt-rock group Supernal began with just the idea of starting a band.

September 27, 2001
  The many stages of puppet griefPDF files may take a moment to load

Seldom do meaningful scripts, in tandem with acting and dialogue, bring you deep into the story and lives of the characters.

Oh. And there's puppets in it, too.

These thoughts remain as one leaves the production of Happy, co-presented by Alberta Theatre Projects and One Yellow Rabbit, even if walking in, they were something else entirely.

September 27, 2001
  Rock icons return to center stagePDF files may take a moment to load

Fromtman and lead singer Trevor Hurst couldn't keep his tongue in his mouth.

At least it appeared that way when Econoline Crush played the MacEwan Ballroom last Fri., Sept. 21. The band was in top form for all dedicated fans at the crowded venue.

September 27, 2001
  Calgary tunes into the worldPDF files may take a moment to load

Now in it's sophmore year, the Calgary International Film Festival grows constantly each year. From its budget to movie selection to attendance, this year's festival hopes to be a larger version of what we saw last year, and a small indication of bigger things to come--or at the very least, the possibility of rivalling the more established festivals around the country.

September 27, 2001
  The delicious Hawksley WorkmanPDF files may take a moment to load

Here to shatter Calgary's weekday languor is the theatrical glory of one of contemporary music's rising stars. Canada's own Hawksley Workman is fast gaining an international reputation as a dynamic showman, matching the prodigious talent that is so obvious in his recorded work. One London, England-based reviewer remarked the following regarding Workman's live show: "He was so brilliant I felt sick and had to go and get some air."

September 27, 2001
  Billy Blanks does the JackPDF files may take a moment to load

      Before he leaves for the war-torn city of Kosovo on a "goodwill tour," Billy Blanks, the creator of the fitness craze Tae Bo, will make a stop at the University of Calgary. He will be at the Jack Simpson Gymnasium on Sun., Sept. 30, from 1-4 p.m. for a quick workout meant to benefit the Calgary Special Olympics.

September 27, 2001
  Dinos make an impressionPDF files may take a moment to load

In the first tournament of the Canada West season the Dinos field hockey team clawed their way up the Canadian Interuniversity Sport rankings. By ending the weekend with a 1-2-1 record they moved from eighth to sixth in the national rankings.

September 27, 2001
  Once is good, but twice is nicePDF files may take a moment to load

This past Thursday and Friday, Father David Bauer Arena housed two of the largest drubbings in recent Dinos men's hockey memory. And while the results were quite similar, the way the games played out were starkly contrasting.

"I was ecstatic about our game Thursday," explained Dinos first-year Head Coach Scott Atkinson. "The guys did everything I asked them to do. We had a lot of energy and we were crisp."

September 27, 2001
  Soccer men steal three from UBCPDF files may take a moment to load

Maybe David Hernandez should only play on Sundays.

The Spanish striker, dubbed "Réal David" (pronounced Ray-al Da-veed) by former teammate Chris Mauer, stunned the previously undefeated University of British Columbia Thunderbirds by scoring two goals to lead the Dinos to a 3-1 victory. The previous Sunday he notched a hat trick in a loss to the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

However, there's a day that precedes Sunday, so let's not get ahead of ourselves.

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