2000-11-02

    
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November 02, 2000
  Harmer wishes You Were HerePDF files may take a moment to load

Music for brain surgery. Sounds like a bad K-Tel commercial for an elevator music compilation. Sarah Harmer's music is anything but that, however, that's one fan's description of what Harmer's music helps him focus on.

He's not alone. Another fan's message on www.sarahharmer.com mentions how Harmer's latest CD, You Were Here, "got us through another long tree planting season."

November 02, 2000
  Hot Tin Roof a dysfunctional classicPDF files may take a moment to load

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is like a simmering soup that increases its flavour with time. A combination of adultery, deceit, confrontation and dysfunction makes for a fine medley of entertainment. Presented by Theatre Calgary, the Tennessee Williams classic is currently stewing at the Max Bell Theatre.

November 02, 2000
  Time for a showerPDF files may take a moment to load

Fast food or a home cooked meal? An automated car wash or leisurely waxing your car on a Sunday? A shower or a day spent at a traditional bathhouse? The latter is the difference looked at in Shower.

The Chinese film is the story of Da Ming, a modern, wealthy, finely-dressed businessman who returns to his working-class family after he is misinformed by his mentally challenged younger brother that their father--Liu, who runs a bathhouse --has died.

November 02, 2000
  Play a darlingPDF files may take a moment to load

"A duet for three." This wonderful articulation, both poetic and paradoxical, creates an atmosphere of smokey spirituality, which is precisely the purpose of this unique phrase. As the subtitle for The Darling Family, these words set the mood for the theatrical journey that follows.

November 02, 2000
  Heavenly bodies kick ass in Charlie's AngelsPDF files may take a moment to load

Judging from the film trailer and the colourful advertisements, Charlie's Angels has the potential to be super misogynistic, overtly sexual or really sexy and a lot of fun. Who knows... maybe none of the above. Here's two different perspectives on the angels.

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November 02, 2000
  Sold out show a treatPDF files may take a moment to load

I love the smell of punk. The asphyxiating fragrance of tobacco and pot mixed with the fantastic aroma of beer-drenched body odour is enough to get the heart of any punk rock fan beating.

On Oct. 31, to the delight of the sold-out gathering, Face to Face and opening acts Gob and Saves the Day whipped the MacEwan Hall Ballroom into a frenzied blend of good old sweaty and smelly punk rock.

November 02, 2000
  Funk fusion from T-DotPDF files may take a moment to load

In this day and age of carbon-copy pop, materialistic hip hop and the same re-hashed slop, T-Dot's Pocket Dwellers come on the eclectic tip by fusing elements of jazz, hip hop, funk, soul, rock, reggae and drum-and-bass within their music.

November 02, 2000
  Talking hands and sticky fingersPDF files may take a moment to load

The puppet formerly known as Shark E. Shark went on assignment for the Gauntlet recently, interviewing This, star of the Old Trout Puppet Theatre Company's debut play, The Unlikely Birth of Istvan. The play, an adult-rated puppet show, runs Nov. 7-25 at the Secret Theatre.

Sharky: I was hoping to get one of the naked female puppets, but obviously that's not gonna happen.

(awkward pause)

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