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September 30, 2004
  WCMA Label Spotlight: Studio 11PDF files may take a moment to load

Established in 1998 as the brainchild of Dave Wilson and Paul Scinocca, Studio 11 is a full service recording studio in Winnipeg. Rock bands such Blush and Vanderveen, benefit from the countless Juno and Prairie Music awards the Studio 11 crew have under their belts. This little label has big hopes for the WCMAs. Dave Wilson nominated for Engineer of the Year, the label is up for Recording Studio of the Year, and one of their affiliates, Arbor Records, is up for Independent Distributor of the year.

September 30, 2004
  WCMA Label Spotlight: Nettwerk RecordsPDF files may take a moment to load

Nettwerk is one of Canada's premiere independent record companies possessing some of the biggest international artists in music today. Nettwerk has been around since the early '80s, originated in Vancouver by Terry McBride and Mark Jowette. Jowette, being a member of the band Mauve, wanted a means to release his band's albums, and when an old road manager of Jowette signed as the third partner, Nettwerk was born. Since the early days operating out of McBride's apartment, the label has expanded globally, with offices in Canada, the U.S.

September 30, 2004
  WCMA Label Spotlight: Boompa RecordsPDF files may take a moment to load

Boompa Records is a Vancouver-based label quickly becoming a powerhouse in Canada. Though only a year old, Boompa possesses a solid roster of both fresh, innovative talent from Canada and around the globe, with an impressive seven records release in their first year of business. Boompa strives also as a service provider for its bands. Helping bands to secure external funding through grants as well as providing publicity, marketing, booking and website design are a few examples of Boompa's services.

September 30, 2004
  WCMAsPDF files may take a moment to load

Western Canada's biggest and not so big artists pull into town for the second annual Western Canadian Music Awards. This four-day conference/festival/awards show has plenty to offer for anyone interested.

Conferences are held the first to the third and final days of the awards. These lectures include everything from learning how to drum to Youth Career Day to marketing and promotional lectures. If this turns your crank, enjoy!

September 30, 2004
  Jet Set to rock CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

There was once was a Jet Set Satellite. They were a little Winnipeg band spawning a couple of hit singles like "The Best Way to Die" and "Cool Your Jets" way back in 2001 then, they promptly disappeared off the face of the planet. Now, in the grim future of 2004, Jet Set is back with a vengeance, touring Western Canada to show off sparkling new material from their upcoming album Vegas, scheduled for release in early 2005.


September 30, 2004
  Islam and the WestPDF files may take a moment to load

Is peace a possibility between Islam and the West? This question has been asked a few times since September 11, 2001. On Thu., Sept. 23, a lecture and panel discussion was set up in Craigie Hall to debate the issue of conflict between the West and Islam. The event's speaker Dr. Mohamed Elmasery, President of the Canadian Islamic Congress, did not shy away from expressing his opinion.

Elmasery's thoughts on the war were quite clear. He said that Islam is not the victims, but instead the Muslims are.

September 30, 2004
  From research to realityPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary opened a new off-campus facility called the Research Transition Facility Tue., Sept. 28. The RTF will turn research and discoveries into marketable products and services. They charge their tenants a moderate rent and encourage them to stay for up to three years.

September 30, 2004
  Mixing lectures with beer = good timesPDF files may take a moment to load

Don't let the word fund-raiser scare you off. The Big Rock Lecture Series, in its seventh year, is anything but the stereotypical uptight gala you are thinking of. It is a fun event that the university, in partnership with Big Rock Brewery, puts on eight times a year. The night starts off with drinks and dinner, followed with a fun and energetic lecture by a university professor and topped off with a discussion.

September 30, 2004
  $18 million to be put to good usePDF files may take a moment to load

Consultations are underway to determine what form the University of Calgary's new Markin Institute for Public Health will take.

"We're not wasting any time," said U of C President Harvey Weingarten. "Health care is a top priority for Canadians. We not only want to help the sick but keep people healthy."


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