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March 22, 2012
  Spun: Cedar ParkPDF files may take a moment to load

Combine the tender lyrics of an indie album, the catchiness of a pop album and the sheer fun of a rock album and you’ve got Cedar Park’s Way Back Home.

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March 22, 2012
  Spun: The InternetPDF files may take a moment to load

The Internet’s debut album, Purple Naked Ladies, is an oddity among the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All releases. While it does have the honour of being the first official album released on the group’s new label, it strays from the established style of Odd Future — an indescribable type of gangsta rap that manages to be refined while still being vulgar and raw. Purple Naked Ladies throws that out the window for an attempt at aurally pleasing soul beats and sonic satisfaction.

March 22, 2012
  Film review: Let The Hunger Games beginPDF files may take a moment to load

The Hunger Games is an unevenly paced adaptation of the equally poorly paced bestselling novel by Suzanne Collins. It's about as close to the novel as you can get, bringing with it all of the strengths (such as the characters and the well thought-out world), while not being able to fix the main weaknesses -- namely, the pacing.

March 22, 2012
  Calgary music blog becomes full-fledged alternative festivalPDF files may take a moment to load

The Music Times Two Festival is a brand-new showcase of local and international acts, including big names such as Peter Kember (Sonic Boom, Britain's Spacemen 3) and members of '90s alt-rock band Galaxie 500, as well as emerging artists like Cheval Sombre, who just finished recording a full-length with MGMT. Scheduled for March 24-25, this psychedelic bonanza is the brainchild of two young Calgary locals: Barnaby Bennett and Benson Simbirski.

March 22, 2012
  Kris Demeanor named Calgary's inaugural Poet LaureatePDF files may take a moment to load

The City of Calgary has appointed native Calgarian poet and artist Kris Demeanor as its first-ever Poet Laureate.

Chosen to be Calgary's literary ambassador advocating poetry, language and the arts for a period of two years, Demeanor was selected from among 14 nominees by a volunteer committee, including spoken-word maven Sheri-D Wilson and local rapper Daniel "Transit" Bennett.

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