Entertainment Archive

  • 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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  • BY WENDY HUENUL-VALDES The fourth annual draw-a-thon at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery was host to those who wanted to have a free friendly day out on Oct. 15. The full day drawing marathon featured two workshops with two different local artists. Isabella Stefanescu held an Exquisite Corpse Workshop, which was a collaborative drawing activity used by artists where one person drew one part of a piece while the next person followed without seeing what the...

    Draw-a-thon gets creative juices flowing

    BY WENDY HUENUL-VALDES The fourth annual draw-a-thon at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery was host to those who wanted to have a free friendly day out on Oct. 15. The full day drawing marathon featured two workshops with two different local artists. Isabella Stefanescu held an Exquisite Corpse Workshop, which was a collaborative drawing activity used by artists where one person drew one part of a piece while the next person followed without seeing what the...

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  • By Cassidy Foulds The 2016/2017 season started on a good note after the Cambridge Community Players performed The Game’s Afoot, a show that not only kept the audience thinking, but it kept them grinning. The play, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Patsy McCleery, is set in the 1930s, and revolves around a group of actors. Broadway star William Gillette, played by Randolph J. Johnston, invites all of his acting buddies to his mansion...

    The play is afoot – Cambridge theatre keeps its audience coming back night after night

    By Cassidy Foulds The 2016/2017 season started on a good note after the Cambridge Community Players performed The Game’s Afoot, a show that not only kept the audience thinking, but it kept them grinning. The play, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Patsy McCleery, is set in the 1930s, and revolves around a group of actors. Broadway star William Gillette, played by Randolph J. Johnston, invites all of his acting buddies to his mansion...

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  • By: Matthew Evangelista

    Review: Honey Rose Underdog Fighter Extraordinaire

    By: Matthew Evangelista

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  • BY JOSHUA VAN OSTRAND  Flaked is an online streamed show about bad people making terrible decisions and wondering why their lives are so miserable. One of Netflix’s newest forays into producing original content, Flaked feels like it’s trying to buy time before the streaming platform’s other, much more entertaining, shows start their new seasons. The series stars Will Arnett, a wonderfully comedic actor known for his roles in shows that Netflix has picked up over...

    Flaked is flakey

    BY JOSHUA VAN OSTRAND  Flaked is an online streamed show about bad people making terrible decisions and wondering why their lives are so miserable. One of Netflix’s newest forays into producing original content, Flaked feels like it’s trying to buy time before the streaming platform’s other, much more entertaining, shows start their new seasons. The series stars Will Arnett, a wonderfully comedic actor known for his roles in shows that Netflix has picked up over...

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