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November 20, 2008
  Online Only: The Perms bring their music across the nationPDF files may take a moment to load

Gauntlet: What's up with the band?

John Huver: We've been going since 1998, so it's been about nine years now. The album is mixed, so right now we're starting to tour to get some tour legs for the newer material off the new album. This will be our fourth album to date, so things are pretty cool so far.

G: What are the differences of playing your music in '08 versus '98?

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November 20, 2008
  Online Only: Sage theatre's latest features fast-paced comedyPDF files may take a moment to load

The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls is a story about three sisters whose father's death reunites them in a fast-paced comedy, directed by Sage Theatre founding artistic director Rob Moffat.

The show is a comedy featuring the three Fine sisters, played by Nicola Elson, Elinor Holt and Ava Jane Markus, whose theatrical backgrounds include clown training and improvisational theatre. The humour in this comedy can be described is slapstick, satirical with some pop culture references, and provocative.

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November 20, 2008
  Vancouver group shows that metal isn't that scary after allPDF files may take a moment to load

It's great to have Bison back in Calgary, though they aren't the hairy four-legged ones. Bison B.C. is a band who can appreciate mosh pits while still seeing the value in something less traditional like a hug pit, head-banging and high fives.

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November 20, 2008
  Artists share passions at Market CollectivePDF files may take a moment to load

As a city undergoing a cultural renaissance of sorts, Calgary is still finding its way when it comes to promoting local artistry. University of Calgary students Angel Guerra and Angela Dione are helping out the cause with the creation of the Kensington Market Collective.

"We saw a gap in what Kensington had to offer in terms of artist space to create and we thought we'd change that," Dione says. "We started looking around for venues, which took a while, looking through different empty spaces."

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November 20, 2008
  Teen vampires take bite out of silver screenPDF files may take a moment to load

For as long as most of us can remember, teen angst and forbidden love have been a winning, though perhaps slightly overused, combination. For the more jaded members of the audience, the idea of watching two hours of an unlikely couple fighting for their love against all odds sounds like $10 they'd rather burn. But there are still those of us who, despite the cheese-factor, will sit teary-eyed through a movie like Twilight.

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November 20, 2008
  Calgary group knows the virtues of LEDsPDF files may take a moment to load

Tetrix knows about the power of randomness. Whether it's on one of their nine CDs or during a live set, they improvise and play off one another to create a song unique to that set. They're an incarnation of musical randomness-- you never know what you're going to get when they take the stage.

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November 20, 2008
  Poking fun at the boy-meets-girl paradigmPDF files may take a moment to load

Dark. Tragic. Funny. All words director Jamie Dunsdon uses to describe Canadian writer Karen Hines' musical play Hello...Hello, the latest instalment of the University of Calgary's current drama season.

"Really, this is a black and white movie on stage and now we're just kind of twisting it, poking fun at it, and throwing in a splash of colour," says Dunsdon. "It talks about everything from art to environmentalism to love. . . but there's always a little twist under everything."

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November 20, 2008
  Online Only: Babies and sex: not what you're expectingPDF files may take a moment to load

On a recent visit with my partner's family, I wrapped my arms around their sister who is seven-months pregnant-- at this moment I realized that in some cases size really does matter. Sex in the traditional missionary position is an impossibility when you are that far along, it takes creativity and patience to achieve the same erotic results you had before the bump appeared. So is sex okay during pregnancy? What are some of the things to expect and watch out for? Can the baby really get its forehead bruised during a heavy session?

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November 20, 2008
  Online Only: Reproductive rights: bound and gagged no longerPDF files may take a moment to load

The much-anticipated result of the Nov. 4 U.S. presidential election brought to many a great sense of hope, most notably for an end to the divisive, reactionary policies of outgoing President George W. Bush. The transitional team of President-elect Barack Obama compiled a list of several of these policies dealing with various issues with the hope they will be swiftly overturned.

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November 20, 2008
  Online Only: A frightening failure in ChilePDF files may take a moment to load

Recently reported in the New York Times, at least 1,800 people in Chile were not notified that they tested HIV positive. The public health system failed to advise at least 512 people that they had tested positive for the virus, while the private-sector did not notify another 1,364. In about half of the cases, according to Chile's Health Minister Ãlvaro Erazo, no evidence was shown of efforts to contact the patients.

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