entertainment Archive

  • BY REBECCA SOARES The circus is in town but for one night only. On Saturday, March 3, Idea Exchange is hosting a Night Circus in the Cambridge Public Library, located at 1 Queen’s Square. The circus will be starting at 8 p.m. and ending at midnight. “It’s going to be incredible. We’ve been working on it for a while now and there’s still plenty to do before that time but it’s starting to come together,”...

    Come one, come all, the circus calls for one night only

    BY REBECCA SOARES The circus is in town but for one night only. On Saturday, March 3, Idea Exchange is hosting a Night Circus in the Cambridge Public Library, located at 1 Queen’s Square. The circus will be starting at 8 p.m. and ending at midnight. “It’s going to be incredible. We’ve been working on it for a while now and there’s still plenty to do before that time but it’s starting to come together,”...

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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 MEGHAN WEATHERALL Kitchener’s Victoria Park will be filled Dec. 1 with carolers bundled up in coats and mitts, who will encircle a newly lit tree filled with dazzling Christmas lights. From there these hundreds of market attendees will march toward Kitchener City Hall, where over 90 vendors will serve traditional German cuisine and sell knickknacks and hot chocolate. A welcome ceremony will be held that includes a prologue by Christkindl (Christ child) and two...

    Christkindl Market Dec. 1-4

    BY MEGHAN WEATHERALL Kitchener’s Victoria Park will be filled Dec. 1 with carolers bundled up in coats and mitts, who will encircle a newly lit tree filled with dazzling Christmas lights. From there these hundreds of market attendees will march toward Kitchener City Hall, where over 90 vendors will serve traditional German cuisine and sell knickknacks and hot chocolate. A welcome ceremony will be held that includes a prologue by Christkindl (Christ child) and two...

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  • BY JAMES WELLS Three festivals down, plenty more to go. Cambridge’s annual International Festival, held on Sept. 24, came together in a celebration of cultural diversity. The event, which has been held every year at Cambridge’s Riverside Park, featured many different cultures that shared their country’s love of music, food and apparel as well as words of global unity. “We’re hoping to keep going and going. I mean, we’ve gotten bigger every year,” said Luke...

    Cambridge’s International Festival celebrates diversity

    BY JAMES WELLS Three festivals down, plenty more to go. Cambridge’s annual International Festival, held on Sept. 24, came together in a celebration of cultural diversity. The event, which has been held every year at Cambridge’s Riverside Park, featured many different cultures that shared their country’s love of music, food and apparel as well as words of global unity. “We’re hoping to keep going and going. I mean, we’ve gotten bigger every year,” said Luke...

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  • BY KANDACE GALLANT How To Be Single recently hit the movie theatres and instantly entertained its viewers. On its opening weekend it made $18.7 million. Since then it has grossed over $42 million. Hilarious, quirky, awkward and, of course, featuring the charming star Rebel Wilson, this movie was bound to be a hit. Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann and Alison Brie also star in this comedy that teaches people it’s OK to just be single and...

    How to be Single entertains viewers

    BY KANDACE GALLANT How To Be Single recently hit the movie theatres and instantly entertained its viewers. On its opening weekend it made $18.7 million. Since then it has grossed over $42 million. Hilarious, quirky, awkward and, of course, featuring the charming star Rebel Wilson, this movie was bound to be a hit. Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann and Alison Brie also star in this comedy that teaches people it’s OK to just be single and...

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  • By PAUL BOREHAM Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn has lived his life on the road. That’s where “home” is, he says. It’s no wonder. The 70-year-old musician has spent nearly 50 of those years touring the world – at times in dangerous situations – performing songs from his 31 albums. “When I first read On the Road (a 1950s novel by Jack Kerouac), it struck a chord. It caught my imagination and I think that has...

    Bruce Cockburn follows his own road

    By PAUL BOREHAM Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn has lived his life on the road. That’s where “home” is, he says. It’s no wonder. The 70-year-old musician has spent nearly 50 of those years touring the world – at times in dangerous situations – performing songs from his 31 albums. “When I first read On the Road (a 1950s novel by Jack Kerouac), it struck a chord. It caught my imagination and I think that has...

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  • By CHRIS HUSSEY It was a warm December evening in Waterloo, and the Royal Streets were going through another typical rehearsal. At least, that’s what they would tell you. But the Royal Streets are anything but typical. The Waterloo-based band was going through their set list prior to their show at the Starlight Social Club in Uptown Waterloo. The band’s rehearsal space is in an inconspicuous warehouse, and walking in, one might think he had...

    Local band set to go on a national tour to promote their upcoming album

    By CHRIS HUSSEY It was a warm December evening in Waterloo, and the Royal Streets were going through another typical rehearsal. At least, that’s what they would tell you. But the Royal Streets are anything but typical. The Waterloo-based band was going through their set list prior to their show at the Starlight Social Club in Uptown Waterloo. The band’s rehearsal space is in an inconspicuous warehouse, and walking in, one might think he had...

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  • BY MICHELLE MAISONVILLE Over the past decade the Twilight saga has gained quite the loyal following, but it also received its fair share of criticism. One was that Bella was just a damsel in distress. At the end of 2015 Stephenie Meyer released Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, a novel that swapped all genders in Twilight, with the exception of Charlie and Renee, Bella’s parents, and Beau’s parents. In Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined Beau...

    Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined is Meyer’s last-ditch effort

    BY MICHELLE MAISONVILLE Over the past decade the Twilight saga has gained quite the loyal following, but it also received its fair share of criticism. One was that Bella was just a damsel in distress. At the end of 2015 Stephenie Meyer released Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, a novel that swapped all genders in Twilight, with the exception of Charlie and Renee, Bella’s parents, and Beau’s parents. In Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined Beau...

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  • By SARAH VEENSTRA Watch out Shonda Rhimes, there’s a new show in town that has people all over North America thinking; “New hit show or hit and run?” With three episodes under its belt and another airing this evening, Scream Queens proves itself to already be a screaming success. Does it truly surprise anyone, when the pilot was dripping with current “it” celebrities, missing limbs and tweeting? It’s no wonder the show has its millennial...

    Scream Queens: hit or miss?

    By SARAH VEENSTRA Watch out Shonda Rhimes, there’s a new show in town that has people all over North America thinking; “New hit show or hit and run?” With three episodes under its belt and another airing this evening, Scream Queens proves itself to already be a screaming success. Does it truly surprise anyone, when the pilot was dripping with current “it” celebrities, missing limbs and tweeting? It’s no wonder the show has its millennial...

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