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August 07, 2008
  Security shenanigansPDF files may take a moment to load

Campus Security dealt with lost children, a city bylaw sticker hoax, students attempting to climb a crane, break dancers gone wild and a moose during what should be the quietest part of their year. Even with many students gone for the summer, the University of Calgary is still full with conference guests and children attending day camps.

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August 07, 2008
  Family ties flourish at this year's Blues FestPDF files may take a moment to load

This year, the Calgary International Blues Festival is adding a family connection to its musical one. One featured artist on the lineup is a familiar name to local blues lovers--Calgary-based Donald Ray Johnson. Internationally renowned for his deep blues vocals and power-driven drumming, Johnson will be musically reunited with his singer-songwriter daughter Panzie Johnson.

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August 07, 2008
  MFA graduates become the masters of their artPDF files may take a moment to load

Culmination can mean different things for different people. It can relate to reaching a high peak, astronomy or arriving at the final stage of a journey. For artists involved in the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, it means coming to the end of a long academic endeavour. As they prepare to leave a mark on the Nickle Arts Museum, there is reflection, joy, sadness and, of course, art.

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August 07, 2008
  CJSW volleys for world music recordPDF files may take a moment to load

The lads and lasses down at CJSW have sent out a new campus radio challenge across North American airwaves. CJSW librarian and host of the Tuesday night show "Each One Teach One" Devin Friesen has set an unofficial record for the most songs played within an hour-long period last week.

August 07, 2008
  Social change in the era of coolPDF files may take a moment to load

Universities were the hotbed of political activism and social change. These institutions of higher learning were the places where counterculture brewed and young intellectuals fought against the norms of their more conservative elders. As time has gone on, the counterculture has been slowly and insidiously co-opted until it was nothing more than a fashionable choice and a shallow attitude about sticking it to some formless authority figure.

August 07, 2008
  Songstress breaks down the barriersPDF files may take a moment to load

The world of blues music has the old boys club set-up perfected. The genre is defined by hardened hands picking at tattered strings that belong to a weathered man who knows the ways of the world. Despite this, up-and-comer Lindsay Ell is taking Calgary's blues scene by storm.

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August 07, 2008
  Of singing, stereotypes and sexPDF files may take a moment to load

The Calgary Fringe Festival is in full swing and there are many productions to choose from, spanning from one-person show to musical, to puppet show and beyond. Here is the Gauntlet's look at some of what the festival has offered so far.

Use Me: An Undead Musical

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August 07, 2008
  Calgary's indie music babiesPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgarians all across the city will soon know the sadness of an empty nest as local indie darlings the Neighbourhood Council leave for Montreal in the fall. In one short year, the band has burst into the consciousness of music fans with the release of their Set Pieces EP and their recent mention in the "Bands to Watch" column on music blog Stereogum. As the perfect culmination of this whirlwind year in Calgary, they will have one last epic farewell party at the Artlife Gallery on Tuesday.

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August 07, 2008
  Choose Yer Own festival presents all possibilties to its patronsPDF files may take a moment to load

In the summer of glitzy, ginormous music festivals, the Summerwood Warren is bringing something completely different to the table. Instead of needless swag, sparkly wristbands or fancy laminated badges for people who drop thousands of dollars so they can get access into the VIP lounge, they deliver the goods with jubilant events like a bicycle obstacle course, vegan potlucks and even an opportunity to make your own robot costume--with a bit of light robot play fighting right afterward.

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August 07, 2008
  Call friends, surf the web, listen to music and . . . save lives?PDF files may take a moment to load

The new 3G Apple iPhone can now add saving lives to its extensive list of features. Dr. Ross Mitchell, a newly appointed industry chair in medical imaging informatics at the University of Calgary is working to let doctors use their phones to diagnose patients faster.

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