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June 07, 1999
  Carifest '99 PDF files may take a moment to load

Carifest assaults your senses.
Calypso beats capture your ears and invigorate the body and soul. A rainbow
of colours invades your vision until all else fades away but the swishing
feathers and piercing whistles. This is Carifest.

This Saturday's highly
anticipated Sunshine Festival at Prince's Island Park brings the
18th Annual Caribbean Cultural Festival Week to an end.

Carifest was created in 1991 due to the growth of the Caribbean Community

June 03, 1999
  Telus about the U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

Members of the Calgary community gathered at the Telus Convention Centre Tuesday to hear University of Calgary President Terry White deliver the "University's Report to the Community."

The address, essentially a "State of the Union" report, outlined various research advances, goals and concerns at the U of C. Of 300 attendees, most were university contributors, financial donors and Calgary community members who maintain an interest in university affairs. Students were invited, but few attended.

June 03, 1999
  For Chinese, freedom pales to McNuggetPDF files may take a moment to load

What the West wants for China is not what China wants for itself.

For Westerners, Thurs., June 4 marks the 10th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

June 03, 1999
  Boogaloo to thisPDF files may take a moment to load

I can remember, precisely, the four
times prior to picking up this cd, that I was fortunate enough
to hear The Reverend's music.

1. Remember Mix 1060? They had an evening program with some dumb
name like The Edge on which they played music by up-and-coming
artists. The Reverend was/is on Sub Pop records. How much more
up-and coming can you get? Anyway, one time on The Edge, they
played "Liquor, Beer and Wine." It was different from


June 03, 1999
  Oh Yeah!PDF files may take a moment to load

Bad teeth, bad hair, bad clothes. Despite these faults, the new Austin Powers cd still has it.

Providing a grand backdrop to the movie, The Spy Who Shagged Me's strength lies in diversity of artists and songs.


June 03, 1999
  Local acts not just gathering dustPDF files may take a moment to load

Many Calgarian music lovers have forgotten the myth that Cowtown could be the next Seattle. In fact, for the last couple of years, a certain dissatisfaction has permeated the consciousness of more than a few local music addicts. It's become a rare occasion for fans to find an exciting show featuring all local talent. With more crowd support, however, Calgary may again host talented musicians and songwriters capable of evolving and staying fresh.

June 03, 1999
  The GeneralPDF files may take a moment to load

For a limited showing, The General, directed by John Boorman (Deliverance, Hope and Glory, Excalibur) will find its first Calgary audience. Filled with tensions atypical for a crime movie, The General skilfully manipulates the audience into acceptance, even reverence of the morally lax, but likeably defiant protagonist.

June 03, 1999
  Is Alanis' jagged little pill increasingly had to swallow?PDF files may take a moment to load

As a result of listening to far too much CJAY 92 on my car radio, I have decided to explore the reasons behind my severe distaste for Canada's very own Supposed Former Infatuation Junky or more appropriately Canada's Supposed Former Dance Queen. Is it because she is overplayed? Is it because she is a former dance queen? Is it because she posed naked in a video for a song about India which perpetuates misconceived Eastern notions that all North American women are pornstars?


June 03, 1999
  My dinner with the HartsPDF files may take a moment to load

The recent events involving Owen Hart have suddenly thrust the Hart family of Calgary back into the international spotlight. Aside from drawing increased attention, this light distorts perception. Collin Gallant writes about his experience with the Harts as real people.

The first time I went to the Hart House I felt a little apprehensive isn't the word.

I was a young reporter, really a bit apprehensive about doing anything, talking to anybody, and here I was walking up to a house full of God-knows-what.


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