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Monthly Archives: March 2011
Text messaging makes money for earthquake relief efforts
The earthquake disaster in Japan has torn many lives apart, but it has also brought many people together from around the world that are helping their fellow human beings. Continue reading
The disaster in Japan, resulting from the 9.0 magnitude earthquake hitting March 11 followed by a destructive tsunami and nuclear crisis, is not limited to the borders of the geographically small Pacific-Rim nation. Continue reading
Japanese students at MacEwan feel impact of earthquake back home
“Jishin kaminari kaji oyaji” — earthquakes, thunderbolts, fire and father — a quote that struck a chord amongst thousands of Japanese on the afternoon of March 11. These are elements that the Japanese are said to fear, in a descending order. Continue reading
In Japan, the crane is one of the many mystical and holy creatures, known to live for 1,000 years.
An ancient legend promises that anyone who folds 1,000 origami cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. Continue reading
Mathew J. White
As part of their overall commitment to Grant MacEwan University, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has donated $650,000 to the MacEwan School of Business in support of the new Curriculum Enhancement Project — a program that is being integrated into the bachelor of commerce degree. Continue reading
10 hour of deliberations bring about next years’ SA budget
Just one day after deciding that the Students’ Association (SA) fee would be raised to $13 per credit, members of the executive and Students’ Council sat down to deliberate the 2011-12 budget. Continue reading
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra celebrates milestone year
The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) celebrated their 60th anniversary by putting on a free concert March 25.
Bill Eddins, music director for Edmonton’s orchestra, was happy to be sharing the long history of Edmonton’s orchestral music with the public at no cost. Continue reading
No one can or will ever beat The Beatles
A few months back I was watching the Late Show with David Letterman and Letterman had the Jonas Brothers on as guests.
Letterman suggested that the hype the Jonas Brothers were receiving was similar to that of The Beatles in their hay-day. Continue reading
Realpolitiks with . . .
Canadians will be going to the polls this May so they can vote in yet another puppet figurehead for our entertainment. Continue reading
Rock the right beats at parties, let guests decide what they want to hear
Picture this: you are rocking a beer at a friend’s party and he is playing some awesome tunes — I’m talking Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses — stuff that really kicks ass. Continue reading
Despite good intentions, fans are left disappointed with reunion tours and old bands
How old is too old to be a musician? That’s like asking how blind is too blind to drive.
You’re free to do whatever you want when no one’s watching, but there needs to be regulations when it affects the public. Continue reading
Hey, has anybody heard of the new “Missing Persons Act” bill being proposed in Alberta? Apparently not many people have and this is something that needs to be changed. Continue reading
Mathew J. White
Unless you’re living under a rock, you should be well aware of just how insanely popular video games have become. Continue reading
’Tis the season to get stoked for summer music festivals
Brad Hudson and Sean da Silva
It’s that time of year again when kids bust out of class and are eager to hit the festival circuit.
Although we can’t offer any assistance on luring that hottie into your R.V. or how to avoid that nasty sunburn, Intercamp has you covered with a handy guide to what’s happening in and around Edmonton this festival season. Continue reading
Local band to release debut album on April 15 at The Artery
Self-described as stuck in the ’90s, The Sorels have no problem with kicking it old school.
The band, led by Grant MacEwan University philosophy student Jed Gauthier, will be launching it’s album, Ride The Jam, April 15. Continue reading
St. Albert indie rockers Tupelo Honey haven’t slowed down once in their seven-year career.
With the release of its first full-length album Caught Up With The Excess on March 8, the album quickly made its way onto the iTunes top 10 rock albums in Canada chart and peaked at number six. Continue reading
A handful of bands are set to rock the stage at Edmonton Events Centre April 2
Asking Alexandria has come a long way since its inception and a long way since kicking off the North American leg of its headlining tour.
Prepping for its sophomore album to hit shelves, the England metal-core band will be hitting the stage in our city, and is also hoping to experience a favourite Canadian pastime while they are here. Continue reading
With the Juno buzz last weekend, it’s a great feat that the Edmonton Music Awards, taking place the same night, managed to sell out and stand out.
The awards, organized by local record label Oddball Productions, succeeded at taking over The Haven Social Club on March 27 and 28. Continue reading
Tupelo Honey’s first full-length album, Caught Up In The Excess, is a well-polished album perfectly balanced with strong ballads and guitar-based rock songs, in addition to seven acoustic versions of some of the band’s best songs. Continue reading
Anyone who caught the Junos, March 27 is bound to recognize this pretty face.
Quanteisha Benjamin represented her hometown of Edmonton well, as she went up to receive Best R&B/Soul Recording of the Year for her single “Stars”. Continue reading
DVDs allow fans to not only hear the music, but see it in all its glory
You know those bands that you’ll hear on record and think to yourself, “I don’t know what the big deal is?’”but then when you see the groups live and your whole perception of that band is completely turned upside down? Continue reading