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August 05, 2004
  Funk + Folk = Urban DividePDF files may take a moment to load

How magically harmonious is a world where the Weakerthans and Steve Earle can strum on the same stage, Youssou N'Dour's world beats meets Lucinda Williams' southern drawl, and elder folk groove beside young hipsters on the soft grass of Prince's Island Park.

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August 05, 2004
  Hungry?PDF files may take a moment to load

For both broke and benevolent individuals, the Campus Food Bank and campus community garden provide a bonanza of opportunity.

Those on the broke side of fate can head over to the CFB to pick up some much needed nourishment. After presenting your ID and filling out a short survey you will be issued a food hamper. Students' Union Vice-President External Mike Bosch insists the survey isn't too prying, as they don't want to scare away people who really need help.

August 05, 2004
  New campus sustainability initiativesPDF files may take a moment to load

Environmental sustainability is rapidly becoming a significant issue as it is examined everywhere from corporate boardrooms and city councils, to the University of Calgary Administration and Students' Union.

According to SU Vice-President Operations and Finance Greg Clayton, a sustainability report has been commissioned by the U of C to examine environmental policy on campus with the goal of establishing a campus sustainability office.

August 05, 2004
  The Olympic legacyPDF files may take a moment to load

As we prepare to wish our athletes well in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, it is easy to forget the legacy that the Calgary 1988 Olympic Winter Games left us. The spirit of volunteerism, the pride in our accomplishments and the physical and human infrastructure we pass by every day without giving a second thought were made possible by great volunteer effort and have all enhanced the Calgary region.

August 05, 2004
  NhojjPDF files may take a moment to load

Someday Peace Love and Freedom shines with a vision often missing in today's society. A sense of disintegration which seems to have incapacitated us, like freedom songs of the past left with nothing but a paucity for their artists' ideals. But alone in your car on some isolated road, you can still hear the echo of the people who once trusted these morals, and those who still do. It is Nhojj's poetic sensibilities found through his sophomore album which evoke such striking textures.

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August 05, 2004
  Eugene RipperPDF files may take a moment to load

At first glance, Eugene Ripper's new CD The Ballad of Black's only saving grace seems to be Billy Ficca, drummer of legendary New York band Television, appearing on several tracks. But, Ficca is not the star here, as that distinction is reserved for Eugene Ripper himself who has managed, against all odds, to create a highly enjoyable album. Musically, the album doesn't stray too far from the folk-punk label he seems to promote. The songs are simply hushed affairs, rarely using any unnecessary instruments.

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August 05, 2004
  Nina SkyPDF files may take a moment to load

Nina Sky's self-titled debut release is a sexy piece of RB fused with whatever else is popular today. This is a royal sample of what sells­--a marketing masterpiece if you want to call modern radio-friendly R&B fine art.

Not only are these girls cute, but they're identical twins acoustically. However, that does not mean that I would buy this record. If somebody asked me if I would buy this record then I would quote Hot Little Rocket and say "No Makes a Good Answer".

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August 05, 2004
  Elaine TaylorPDF files may take a moment to load

Aside from the artifacts in the live audio levels, Elaine Taylor's solo > live @ crush is an enjoyable listen. The unassuming nature of the entire package shows Taylor's heavy investment of herself in this eight track solo album about the intricacies of life.

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August 05, 2004
  Katie MeluaPDF files may take a moment to load

After the success of Norah Jones, it's not surprising to see other fresh-faced young women following the promise of the jazz/blues/pop crossover. Katie Melua found success in Britain with just that approach, her debut album Call Off The Search receiving the same marketing push that turned Jones into an international sensation.

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August 05, 2004
  Mike Ford PDF files may take a moment to load

Mike Ford is one nice guy. His website has specific links for booking him at schools and summer camps, he is a member of the Ontario Camping Association, and his debut album Stars Shone on Toronto is full of folky odes to Toronto and the Canadian wilderness. To cement his nice guy reputation part of the proceeds from every copy bought goes to a charity organization. Shucks, Mike, I couldn't say a bad thing about you if I tried. Fortunately, the music forming Stars Shone on Toronto is as nice as he.

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