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July 22, 2004
  MC Eliminator eliminatedPDF files may take a moment to load

The MC Eliminator concert scheduled for Mon., July 19 ended before it began. In a rare decision, the Students' Union cancelled the concert less than two hours before its scheduled start. On that point alone the SU and MC Eliminator's promoter agree. At around 3 p.m., three Campus Security officers escorted Lincoln Bode-Harrison from MacEwan Hall to the loading docks after a disagreement over the sound system to be used for the musical event.

July 22, 2004
  SU wants debt windfallPDF files may take a moment to load

Following the declaration made last week by Premier Ralph Klein that Alberta is now debt free, student leaders hope for more funding for post-secondary education.

"Obviously it opens up a big chink in the armor of the government, in that they don't have this monster, all-encompassing debt," said Students' Union President Bryan West. "There's a provincial election coming up and that gives us an opportunity to get post-secondary education out there."

July 22, 2004
  Smoking madPDF files may take a moment to load

The future of cigarette smo-king on the University of Calgary campus is important enough that students, staff and faculty should be genuinely consulted prior to important decisions. Yet the U of C sub-committee responsible for smoking on campus has virtually decided for the entire U of C community that the campus will be smoke-free by September 2006, a decision being made this summer when most students and many staff and faculty are absent and cannot object.

July 22, 2004
  Get ready to folk outPDF files may take a moment to load

"Hello out there, we're on the air, it's hockey night tonight..."

While the coming hockey season may never happen, there is at least one place you can expect to hear the familiar refrain of The Hockey Song again this year: at the Folk Fest, headlined by none other than Stompin' Tom Conners. The 25th anniversary edition of the annual Calgary Folk Music Festival kicks off tonight at Prince's Island Park.

July 22, 2004
  Weakerthans definitely not weakPDF files may take a moment to load

"I like this quote I heard from [filmmaker Guy Maddin] lately that it's his job, his mandate, to mythologize Winnipeg," says Stephen Carroll. "I kind of feel that we have the same mandate. To make the myths for Winnipeg."

July 22, 2004
  Japanese designshowcased at the Triangle Gallery this monthPDF files may take a moment to load

A silhouette of a woman, yellow on a shade of lavish blue, catches the eye and creates a sensation--a desire, enticing you to purchase... a pack of cigarettes.

Shin Matsunaga, creator of the famous Gitanes Blondes French cigarette packages in the mid-1990s, is one of Japan's leading graphic designers. His art encompasses advertisements, posters, book covers, calendars.

July 22, 2004
  Fall in love one last time with Before SunsetPDF files may take a moment to load

Love is easier to believe in before it's experienced. When we're young, every stranger brings us one step closer to the lifelong bliss promised by Hollywood and Harlequin stories. We soon learn our encounters with true happiness will likely be brief and exist only in retrospect.

Typical storybook romances focus only on those moments. They'll throw in some conflict in a halfhearted nod to an imperfect world, but the audience knows things will end on a positive note.

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July 22, 2004
  Fresh prince of folk: WilPDF files may take a moment to load

"I drive 12 hours, do a sound check, play a show, go to sleep," says Wil on a cell phone just outside Banff. "Everything's coming up fast and making our head spin."

The one-man local musician has been living on the road for several months, touring with such big names as Colin James, Joel Plaskett and Hawksley Workman. He's finally headed home to play the Calgary Folk Music Festival, only to depart once again in August to finish the Matt Good tour on the west coast.

July 22, 2004
  Po' Girls off on folkPDF files may take a moment to load

Trish Klein isn't much of a Bryan Adams fan. At least, that's the impression I get when talking to her on a scorching Saturday afternoon in Calgary. I was sequestered in a ventilation-void Gauntlet office talking to Klein and band-mate Allison Russell, collectively known as the jazzy-country-blues-folk band Po' Girl, who were in the considerably more enviable position of getting ready for an appearance at the Vancouver Folk Festival.

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July 22, 2004
  Touch of clichePDF files may take a moment to load

They've all started to look the same, haven't they? Romantic comedies clawing their way through sub-fecal jokes and charmless performances, draped in sweater vests and teetering on designer shoes in the flickering light. Lately, filmmakers seem unable to move past the basic formula: X meets Y, X falls for Y, complications and misunderstandings break the two up, until they reconcile so X and Y live happily together.

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