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Just Acts explores mental illness

By Aurora Anderson, February 14 2017 — Urban Stories Theatre’s Just Acts Play Festival 2017: Examining Mental Illness(es) will present four new plays by local writers from Feb. 14–19 at the Knox United Church Lower Theatre. Urban Stories Theatre focuses on supporting local playwrights whose work addresses social justice issues. This year’s festival will feature…

The Fatal Pursuit hope to revitalize YYC rock

By Aurora Anderson, February 7 2017 — Formed in December 2015, The Fatal Pursuit is a hard rock combination of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dylan Lock, lead guitarist Shayne Dunbar, bassist Braden Massey and drummer Chase Hamilton. Lock, Dunbar, and Massey all grew up together in Airdrie. They went their own ways for about…

Kinkonauts to pull 26-hour improv all-nighter

By Aurora Anderson, February 7 2017 — Have you ever watched an improv show you never wanted to end? Calgary improv group The Kinkonauts will provide the next best thing with their second annual Improv Marathon from 8:00 p.m. on Feb. 10 until 10:00 p.m. on Feb. 11. The Kinkonauts are a volunteer-run organization with…

Cineplex brings 17 classics to theatres

By  Aurora Anderson, January 31 2017 — The eighth annual Flashback Film Festival will return to Calgary as a fresh look at popular classic films. Presented by Cineplex Events, the only coast-to-coast film festival in Canada promises a line up of sci-fi, fantasy and drama classics returning to the big screen. Film critic and television…

Campus construction slugs along

By Susan Anderson, September 11 2014 — If you’ve been wondering what the deal is with all this construction happening on campus, you’re not alone. As you walk north from MacHall, you’re met with two construction sites. The first site is the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. The institute is being built on the…

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