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A record for the books

100 books to be donated to Children’s Hospital SAIT has collected 100 books from staff and students in celebration of its centennial and will be donating them to the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Karen Graham and Sandra Lee, both academic chairs for the School of Information and Communications Technologies, were the …

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You can’t stop a mammoth

Royal Tusk and guests rock The Gateway Edmonton’s Royal Tusk, Saskatoon’s The Pistolwhips and Calgary bands Double Fuzz and Ten Minute Detour rocked The Gateway on March 2. The Calgary stop of their tour with The Pistolwhips was the Buzzfeed Artists-to-Watch-listed band’s last Alberta concert before their appearance on March …

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Teddy Ivanov (left) and Pete Balkwill (right) hold their creations at the Old Trout Puppet Workshop in Calgary on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The Old Trout Workshop was founded 17 years ago. (Photo by Peter Shokeir/The Weal)

Lights, camera, showtime!

Festival showcases the magical world of puppet shows The Festival of Animated Objects is preparing to flood Calgary with puppets, some of which are anatomically correct, from March 16 to 19. The Old Trout Puppet Workshop is one of the contributors for the festival and has been working with puppets …

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Reading dangerously

Reading marathon draws crowd with banned books The Reg Erhardt Library managed to attract a substantial audience of daring readers for their Freedom to Read Week event on Feb. 28. Freedom to Read Week lasted from Feb. 26 to March 4. “Last year, it was more of a reading circle,” …

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A ride through Havana

Decades old story still delightfully relevant A classic novel’s play adaptation is hitting the stage in Calgary at Vertigo Theatre from March 11 to April 9.  Directed by Mark Bellamy, Our Man in Havana promises to be “a great rollercoaster ride for audiences.” Our Man in Havana is the story …

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Bat praising the Sabbath

Cancer Bats play their take on Black Sabbath Canadian Black Sabbath cover band, Bat Sabbath, will be playing Dickens Pub on March 18, with Calgary band Chron Goblin before embarking on a tour across The United Kingdom.  “We see a lot of people come out of head-banger retirement when we …

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World premiere of a cult classic

Noir comic book stories brought to life on stage In the world premiere of one of the most critically acclaimed comic book stories from the age of noir American fiction, comes the tale of Crime Does Not Pay. Authors Kris Demeanor and David Rhymer have taken the task of turning …

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Get up and go

Tips for getting ready and out of the door fast One of the greatest feelings is finding yourself tucked in warm and cozy. But after realizing that you’re an hour late for class, that feeling is instantly terminated. Trying to maximize time can be quite hard for non-early birds. Packing …

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Kyra Steel, second year RTBN student. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

Legacy 103 broadcasts 50th

Radio Television and Broadcast radio station undergoes rebranding SAIT’s Radio Television and Broadcast News program turns 50 this year, and students are as invested in the program as they’ve ever been.  Legacy 103, previously known as Revolution 103, is the campus radio station run by the radio major students in …

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A media call was held at the Star Trek exhibit at the Telus Spark Science centre in Calgary on Feb 3,2017.(Photo by Ashley Speirs)

Starfleet at TELUS Spark

Tour the Starship enterprise Star Trek fans across Calgary are beaming as TELUS Spark is giving them the opportunity to boldly go and experience 50 years of the show’s history in Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience. The interactive touring exhibit is presented by Martin ‘Mr. Star Trek’ Netter, and …

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Christine Nelson and Don Wilhelm, owners of Little Shop of Pleasures, help people explore sexuality in a fun, safe environment. (Photo by Bretany Tourout/SAIT)

Little Shop of Pleasures

Opportunities for SAIT students to continue their sexual education Little Shop of Pleasures isn’t just your typical, seedy sex shop. Instead, it has a warm ambient feeling that makes even the most nervous shopper feel comfortable. Through a series of workshops, the store hopes to expand the horizons of curious …

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Gracie takes the stage

ATP presents play on polygamous Mormon life Gracie offers audience members a chance to walk in the shoes of a young woman living in a polygamous Mormon community and experience her dilemmas. Presented by Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP), the play will run from Feb. 28 to March 18 in the …

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A tricky tale

Eden Robinson’s new novel, Son of a Trickster, is a dark tale of magic that manages to capture the awkwardness of young adulthood in a vulnerable community.  Robinson is a member of the Haisla First Nation and her story is set in the town of Kitimat, B.C., where she lives. …

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Getting a GLOW on

GLOW is Calgary’s first interactive light festival An interactive light festival is about to brighten up the long winter nights, which have only added to the stress caused in these trying times. GLOW will take place in multiple downtown locations in Calgary between 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. nightly from …

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Exposing Calgary’s best photography

Exposure is an Alberta-wide photography festival that runs throughout February, exhibiting the work of professional, amateur and famous photographers from Alberta and across Canada.  “Kids, professionals and the most prolific alike will be there,” said George Webber, a Calgary photographer and instructor of the black and white darkroom techniques course …

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Calgary hardcore homecoming

Local metalcore acts, Shark Infested Daughters and From The Wolves, are heading out on the Van Flip And Die tour this February, culminating in an all-ages show on Feb. 19 at Broken City in Calgary. Van Flip And Die is the name that Chris Thoresen, lead singer of Shark Infested …

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Album Review: Making Matters Worse

Le Trouble Making Matters Worse Indica Records (2017) Le Trouble, a Montreal-based indie band, makes music that feels like it came straight out of a ‘90s teen movie in their debut full-length album. Making Matters Worse starts off as upbeat with lively guitar playing and dreamy singing, the type of …

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Major Minor opens the doors to all-ages opportunities

Newcomers to Calgary often undergo an enormous amount of adjustments, leaving little time to actually get to know their new home, get engaged in their community or share in their city’s arts and cultural events. The Calgary Immigrant Education Society (C.I.E.S.), a non-profit organization that offers language, job and life …

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The Festival Hall office in Inglewood in Calgary on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. 2017's Block Heater marks the second anniversary for the festival. (Photo by Ruwald de Fortier /SAIT)

A midwinter warmup

Block Heater 2.0 returns to break up the February blues This February, the Calgary Folk Festival is back for their sophomore year of the annual Block Heater music festival.  Block Heater 2.0 takes place from Feb. 10 to 12, and aims to bring the chilly streets of Inglewood to life. …

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Exploring the deep

Anthropologist to speak on underwater cave diving Cave diving can be a dangerous world where you become disconnected from everything.  It’s a place where there are no phones, no electricity and no social media. A world where truly anything can happen. “You realize when you’re in something as vast as …

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