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February 03, 2005
  Concert review: Big Tsunami aid, little funPDF files may take a moment to load

Landing somewhere in the space between a rock concert and a telethon, we have the concert for tsunami relief, benefiting the victims of the tragedy in South Asia. Hosts Brent Butt of Corner Gas and Canadian icon Rick Mercer engaged in playful banter between sets as a who's who of Canadian pop stardom donned the stage. After an awkward opening set by an unceremoniously not-introduced band, the night's festivities were set to begin.

February 03, 2005
  Dance Review: The happy-happy As I Am DancePDF files may take a moment to load

A groan escapes the lips as you roll over to turn off the insidious machine interrupting dreams of lazing about on a tropical beach. Slowly awakening and stumbling out of bed in search of the bathroom, that's when you catch a fleeting glimpse of yourself in the hall mirror and stop.

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February 03, 2005
  Music Interview: The Great White TrashPDF files may take a moment to load

Let's go back to the good old days when musicians wrote music, when an audience could actually be integrated and engaged and the soul of an artist could be fed by the intricacies of daily life instead of greed. This isn't nostalgic radio--it's Craig Cardiff, a man with a mission to honour the sacred connection between musician and the audience. Soon, ready to raise his guitar in our own city with his smooth folk rhythms, and honest lyrics of life and poetry, prepare for Cardiff.

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February 03, 2005
  Music Interview: Midwinter minstrelsPDF files may take a moment to load

"I've never played the drums or bass before," admits musician Kate Maki, laughing. "I can't believe how much we've learned from each other. This [experience] has really improved all of our performances."

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February 03, 2005
  Theatre Preview: ATP's ritual playRites committedPDF files may take a moment to load

Though only a few days after the whirlwind of experimental hijinx of One Yellow Rabbit's High Performance Rodeo, the city get its second wind and heads rights into Alberta Theatre Projects' celebration of the art of playwriting with its month long playRites Festival.

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February 03, 2005
  Theatre Preview: Get Away without Orlando BloomPDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine the old joke about the man in the cabin who picks up a couple of drifters. If you combine any variation of that joke with the White Stripes, a picture of Lukas Black, the memory of a drunk singing in a Montreal bar and a dash of old German fairy tale; you may find yourself in the same mind-set as Greg MacArthur when he wrote Get Away.

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February 03, 2005
  Movie Review: Return to Rwanda-Rwanda landPDF files may take a moment to load

Bodies piled upon each other are left to rot in the sun like overripe vegetables. Dead women, children and men--most of them dispatched with hacking blows from a machete or a gunshot to the head--litter city streets and the countryside. The dead, too numerous to bury individually, must be burnt or shoveled into mass graves.

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February 03, 2005
  Tsunami relief celebrationPDF files may take a moment to load

Having already raised around $4,500 for South Asian tsunami relief efforts, the University of Calgary Red Cross Club, in conjunction with its sister club at Mount Royal College, staged A Cultural Celebration for Tsunami Relief at MacEwan Hall on Wed., Feb. 2.

February 03, 2005
  Debates hit the U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

The Science Theatres will be filled with persuasive arguments between February 4-6, as the 75th annual A.G. McGoun Cup debate tournament plays out here on the University of Calgary campus.

Speech and debate teams from seven universities and colleges across western Canada, including the University of British Columbia, the University of Alberta and Athabasca University, will take part in this storied tournament to crown the Western Canadian royalty of speech and debate.

February 03, 2005
  Campus Security ReportPDF files may take a moment to load

For Campus Security Manager Lanny Fritz, December was marked by thefts, fire alarms, and medical misfortunes.

One student found his inner Martha this month, deciding to craft his very own parking pass rather than pay for a real one.

"We do get a couple [fake passes] on occasion," said Fritz. "From a distance they look pretty close to the real thing, but up close you can tell right away."

Parking Services dealt with the individual.

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