Entertainment Archive

  • BY LUCAS HUTTERI   Cliff the Condor half-heartedly patrolled the Venue as partygoers, only a handful of who wore togas, remained seated with their heads resting in their hands, and their faces full of boredom and disappointment. Even the DJ appeared as though he had just woken from a nap. Despite the state of the party, one student took it upon himself to be the spark that Conestoga Student Inc.’s (CSI) Toga Party desperately needed....

    One man dance crew at Toga Party

    BY LUCAS HUTTERI   Cliff the Condor half-heartedly patrolled the Venue as partygoers, only a handful of who wore togas, remained seated with their heads resting in their hands, and their faces full of boredom and disappointment. Even the DJ appeared as though he had just woken from a nap. Despite the state of the party, one student took it upon himself to be the spark that Conestoga Student Inc.’s (CSI) Toga Party desperately needed....

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  • BT NICOLE CLARK Alan Doyle continued his So Let’s Go tour with his second Canadian show in Kitchener at Centre in the Square on March 29, entertaining 1,800 audience members. The show was one Doyle had been looking forward to for quite some time. “Kitchener is the biggest one, so this is the one I have had my eye on. This is the biggest gig, almost 2,000 people coming tonight,” he said during an interview...

    Alan Doyle returns to Kitchener

    BT NICOLE CLARK Alan Doyle continued his So Let’s Go tour with his second Canadian show in Kitchener at Centre in the Square on March 29, entertaining 1,800 audience members. The show was one Doyle had been looking forward to for quite some time. “Kitchener is the biggest one, so this is the one I have had my eye on. This is the biggest gig, almost 2,000 people coming tonight,” he said during an interview...

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  • BY NICOLE CLARK Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain continued with the second night of its 2017 North American tour at Centre in the Square in Kitchener on March 3. The show drew a massive crowd, which filled the theatre. The show was created by artistic director Travis Wall, along with Nick Lazarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson, who are all equipped with immensely superb dancing abilities and credentials. Each of them has performed...

    Full house welcomes Shaping Sound

    BY NICOLE CLARK Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain continued with the second night of its 2017 North American tour at Centre in the Square in Kitchener on March 3. The show drew a massive crowd, which filled the theatre. The show was created by artistic director Travis Wall, along with Nick Lazarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson, who are all equipped with immensely superb dancing abilities and credentials. Each of them has performed...

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  •   BY JOY STRUTHERS    

    Once on a Blues Sunday

      BY JOY STRUTHERS    

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  • BY MATTHEW EVANGELISTA Standing through the sunroof of a limousine a group of young, drunk and rowdy white men glide past a seemingly endless line of Mexicans at the border yelling, in a snobbish stupor, “U-S-A, U-S-A.” This is the first, but not the last, piece of social commentary which tracks alongside the main plot of Logan, director James Mangold’s newest film featuring Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. This movie will conclude Jackman’s 17-year saga playing this...

    Logan exciting for adult fans

    BY MATTHEW EVANGELISTA Standing through the sunroof of a limousine a group of young, drunk and rowdy white men glide past a seemingly endless line of Mexicans at the border yelling, in a snobbish stupor, “U-S-A, U-S-A.” This is the first, but not the last, piece of social commentary which tracks alongside the main plot of Logan, director James Mangold’s newest film featuring Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. This movie will conclude Jackman’s 17-year saga playing this...

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  • BY RILEY LINSEMAN Meditation and painting. What do they have in common? People got the answer at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery on Jan. 22 at an event called Paths to Improved Creativity. Karoline Varin, interim public programs co-ordinator at KWAG, was the organizer for this event. Along with Shaina Lehan and Mindy Alexander, facilitators of Sustainable Happiness Art Workshops, Varin invited guests to relax, meditate and create some art with water colours. After the meditation, attendees...

    Creating art while meditating

    BY RILEY LINSEMAN Meditation and painting. What do they have in common? People got the answer at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery on Jan. 22 at an event called Paths to Improved Creativity. Karoline Varin, interim public programs co-ordinator at KWAG, was the organizer for this event. Along with Shaina Lehan and Mindy Alexander, facilitators of Sustainable Happiness Art Workshops, Varin invited guests to relax, meditate and create some art with water colours. After the meditation, attendees...

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  • BY BRANDY FULTON Music filled the Wilfrid Laurier Theatre on Nov. 26 for the fourth season of The Shot, a singing competition for anyone over 16. The top eight competitors were finally on the big stage after a month of auditions, callbacks, boot camp and semifinals. Through this time they had become like a family. They were singing, hanging out and just having fun backstage like they had known each other for their whole lives....

    A final shot was taken

    BY BRANDY FULTON Music filled the Wilfrid Laurier Theatre on Nov. 26 for the fourth season of The Shot, a singing competition for anyone over 16. The top eight competitors were finally on the big stage after a month of auditions, callbacks, boot camp and semifinals. Through this time they had become like a family. They were singing, hanging out and just having fun backstage like they had known each other for their whole lives....

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  • By Wendy Huenul-Valdes It feels like floating on a bed of twinkling stars. Donald Glover’s new song Me and Your Mama takes you into a different time and space. The song was released Nov. 10 and is to be included in his upcoming album Awaken, My Love!, which is expected to be released on Dec. 2. Me and Your Mama starts off slow and then progresses with the addition of the soft chanting of a...

    Good vibes and good music

    By Wendy Huenul-Valdes It feels like floating on a bed of twinkling stars. Donald Glover’s new song Me and Your Mama takes you into a different time and space. The song was released Nov. 10 and is to be included in his upcoming album Awaken, My Love!, which is expected to be released on Dec. 2. Me and Your Mama starts off slow and then progresses with the addition of the soft chanting of a...

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  • BY BRANDY FULTON Canadian country singer-songwriter Tebey Ottoh invites music lovers everywhere to kick their Reebok pumps on the dash, sip on some Snapple and plug in their Walkman radios, but instead of Nirvana, listen to his new album Old School. At seven years old Tebey was rocking out to whatever music he could find, anywhere he could. Whether he performed at competitions or in front of his family and friends, he knew that one...

    Time to kick it old school

    BY BRANDY FULTON Canadian country singer-songwriter Tebey Ottoh invites music lovers everywhere to kick their Reebok pumps on the dash, sip on some Snapple and plug in their Walkman radios, but instead of Nirvana, listen to his new album Old School. At seven years old Tebey was rocking out to whatever music he could find, anywhere he could. Whether he performed at competitions or in front of his family and friends, he knew that one...

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  • BY SHARON SAMUEL From a bicycle shed to a purpose-built accommodation in the Centre in the Square, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery has come a long way. This year it is celebrating its 60th anniversary. In the 1920s, four women – Ida E. (McMahon) Cram, Geneva Jackson, Florence K. Sims and Sarah Williams – came up with an idea to start an art gallery to promote art pieces in the community. Their vision was fulfilled in...

    K-W Art Gallery celebrates its 60th anniversary

    BY SHARON SAMUEL From a bicycle shed to a purpose-built accommodation in the Centre in the Square, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery has come a long way. This year it is celebrating its 60th anniversary. In the 1920s, four women – Ida E. (McMahon) Cram, Geneva Jackson, Florence K. Sims and Sarah Williams – came up with an idea to start an art gallery to promote art pieces in the community. Their vision was fulfilled in...

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