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  • BY WENDY HUENUL DJing and broadcasting isn’t always just pushing a button. For Gerardo Guerra better known as DJ Kruz, it is about bringing people together. DJ Kruz started his career as a radio host volunteering at CKWR in ’94. It was a time with limited access to outside information. He was able to get his own show at Conestoga’s CJIQ in ’96 and shortly after started up another show at CKMS 100.3. But before...

    DJ Kruz connects community using music

    BY WENDY HUENUL DJing and broadcasting isn’t always just pushing a button. For Gerardo Guerra better known as DJ Kruz, it is about bringing people together. DJ Kruz started his career as a radio host volunteering at CKWR in ’94. It was a time with limited access to outside information. He was able to get his own show at Conestoga’s CJIQ in ’96 and shortly after started up another show at CKMS 100.3. But before...

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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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  • Conestoga College project management students are holding an open mic fundraiser on Thursday, April 6 from noon to 3 p.m. in The Venue. Proceeds will go to Guitars for Kids, a non-profit organization based in Cambridge that donates free guitars to kids who are interested in music but cannot afford to buy guitars. The organizers hope to create awareness about the charity and help them purchase some used guitars. Students and non-students who are interested...

    Performers needed

    Conestoga College project management students are holding an open mic fundraiser on Thursday, April 6 from noon to 3 p.m. in The Venue. Proceeds will go to Guitars for Kids, a non-profit organization based in Cambridge that donates free guitars to kids who are interested in music but cannot afford to buy guitars. The organizers hope to create awareness about the charity and help them purchase some used guitars. Students and non-students who are interested...

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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 JOY STRUTHERS The opening night of the 10th annual Grand River Film Festival at the Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge brought a serious issue to the attention of the community, the problem of homelessness. The film Lowdown Tracks by Shelley Saywell showcased homeless musicians in the Toronto area celebrating their music and expressing their vulnerability. Juno award-winning musician Lorraine Segato recorded the stories of some of the people she met and helped them to record...

    Film festival brings more than just movies

    BY JOY STRUTHERS The opening night of the 10th annual Grand River Film Festival at the Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge brought a serious issue to the attention of the community, the problem of homelessness. The film Lowdown Tracks by Shelley Saywell showcased homeless musicians in the Toronto area celebrating their music and expressing their vulnerability. Juno award-winning musician Lorraine Segato recorded the stories of some of the people she met and helped them to record...

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  • BY TAYLOR SCHWEITZER Helping out in the community is always rewarding, especially when it comes to devoting a night toward raising awareness of a charity or valuable service. On April 2, a group of Conestoga public relations students gathered at Cambridge City Hall to host a coffee house and silent auction to raise money for Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region. Awakened By A Dream, a local spiritual music band, performed at the event and...

    Public relations students hold silent auction and coffee house

    BY TAYLOR SCHWEITZER Helping out in the community is always rewarding, especially when it comes to devoting a night toward raising awareness of a charity or valuable service. On April 2, a group of Conestoga public relations students gathered at Cambridge City Hall to host a coffee house and silent auction to raise money for Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region. Awakened By A Dream, a local spiritual music band, performed at the event and...

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  • BY JOSHUA VAN OSTRAND Many think that opera is a dying art form but the Vera Causa Opera company stunned audience members with a flawless performance at the Kitchener Public Library on March 22. Over the free three-hour performance, several musicians sang and played pieces of music from both classical and modern opera. Vera Causa Opera is a non-profit opera company that was started to bring opera to audiences that don’t get the chance to...

    Opera lives in the Region of Waterloo

    BY JOSHUA VAN OSTRAND Many think that opera is a dying art form but the Vera Causa Opera company stunned audience members with a flawless performance at the Kitchener Public Library on March 22. Over the free three-hour performance, several musicians sang and played pieces of music from both classical and modern opera. Vera Causa Opera is a non-profit opera company that was started to bring opera to audiences that don’t get the chance to...

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  • BY TAYLOR SCHWEITZER   For a small town band, having the chance to sing on stage in a bar is rewarding. To have people sing and dance along to their music, though, is the cherry on the top. On March 19, headlining band, Bad Reed from Paris, Ont. played at The Boathouse, a pub and restaurant in Kitchener. The band had people dancing and singing throughout their set. From playing cover songs to a few...

    Bad Reed’s just getting started

    BY TAYLOR SCHWEITZER   For a small town band, having the chance to sing on stage in a bar is rewarding. To have people sing and dance along to their music, though, is the cherry on the top. On March 19, headlining band, Bad Reed from Paris, Ont. played at The Boathouse, a pub and restaurant in Kitchener. The band had people dancing and singing throughout their set. From playing cover songs to a few...

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  • BY LEAH MORROW “A guy walks up to me and asks, ‘What’s punk?’ So I kick over a garbage can and say, ‘that’s punk!’ So he kicks over a garbage can and asks, ‘That’s punk?’ and I say, ‘No, that’s trendy,’ said Green Day’s frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong. Armstrong was once quoted as saying that the concept of punk has always been about doing your own thing, a sense of ultimate freedom and individuality. He...

    Punk’s not dead, it never dies

    BY LEAH MORROW “A guy walks up to me and asks, ‘What’s punk?’ So I kick over a garbage can and say, ‘that’s punk!’ So he kicks over a garbage can and asks, ‘That’s punk?’ and I say, ‘No, that’s trendy,’ said Green Day’s frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong. Armstrong was once quoted as saying that the concept of punk has always been about doing your own thing, a sense of ultimate freedom and individuality. He...

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