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June 09, 2011
  The Funk Brothers Keep Motown AlivePDF files may take a moment to load

If you've ever listened to a radio, you've heard the Funk Brothers, the most prolific hit machine in music history.

In 1959, music producer Berry Gordy amassed the most talented blues and jazz musicians in Detroit for his now-famous label Motown Records, which quickly became known as "Hitsville U.S.A." The Funk Brothers were the label's unheralded house band of 13 musicians until 1972, when Motown closed its doors and relocated to Los Angeles.

June 09, 2011
  Stop! In the name of 'Gov'PDF files may take a moment to load

Brigette DePape's protest during Friday's Speech from the Throne has drawn a good deal of discussion across the country -- too much, some say, calling it merely a publicity stunt for herself. As the speech was being read to the Senate on June 3rd, the 21-year-old who had been a senatorial page since last August stood in silence in the centre of the senate floor holding a mock stop-sign that read "Stop Harper!" DePape was promptly removed both from the senate chamber and her post as a senatorial page.

June 09, 2011
  Laurier Golden Hawks cut varsity volleyballPDF files may take a moment to load

There will be no more setting, bumping or spiking for the Golden Hawks. After an extensive review of the athletics and recreation program at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont. the board decided to discontinue its men's and women's varsity volleyball programs due to lack of funding and in order to meet a rising demand for recreational and intramural sports. The cut will free up $112,000 annually, part of which will go to keeping other varsity sports competitive.

June 09, 2011
  Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad brings playoff season to the stagePDF files may take a moment to load

Hardcore sports fans might be glued to a screen during the Stanley Cup playoffs, but Michael Melski's Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad wants to keep your eyes glued to a stage.

"On one level, it's about two single parents coming together looking for companionship. On another level, the show is about violence in hockey," explains Mike Griffin, director of the Calgary show, showing from June 15 to 25 at the Epcor Centre's Motel.

June 09, 2011
  Rockets and DinosaursPDF files may take a moment to load

In the notorious online Urban Dictionary, the word "rad" has over sixty user-created definitions. This is quite fitting for the quirky band Rockets and Dinosaurs, as they too would describe themselves as a mash-up of many different characteristics.

R.A.D. are a four-piece Calgary-based pop-rock group comprised of guitarists Jordan Potekal and Cam Bahan, bassist Gavin Howard, and drummer Fraser Stott, with all members contributing to vocals.

June 09, 2011
  Riding like they own the roadPDF files may take a moment to load

Pedalling through Calgary was never so worry-free.

About 100 cyclists rolled through the city last Sunday escorted by Calgary police motorcycles as part of Ride the Road, an event aimed at drawing attention to the city's need for improved bicycle infrastructure.

Gary Beaton, president of the Calgary Tour de Nuit Society and organizer of the event, said Calgary is "a little behind" when it comes to making cycling safer and more efficient.

June 09, 2011
  Peace walk to remember apologyPDF files may take a moment to load

The Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary is hosting their fourth annual Truth and Reconciliation Peace Walk.

Four years ago, on June 11 Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a historical statement of apology in the House of Commons towards Aboriginal Canadians. The apology was for the abuse that many Aboriginals endured in residential schools for over a century.

Since Harper's apology, organizations across the country mark the anniversary locally with community events.

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June 09, 2011
  SlutWalk walks away from protestPDF files may take a moment to load

SlutWalk, the event that is capturing Canada by storm, will no longer be taking place in Calgary. The event was a protest to the blame-the-victim attitude many people hold and a way to raise awareness about sexual assault.

Event organizer Nicole Brady announced the cancellation of SlutWalk Calgary on May 31. The event was cancelled due to "logistical difficulties, the inability to secure insurance and liability concerns."

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