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- The influence of rap music in society This in-depth look at the world of rap includes the good, the bad and the ugly.
- Teenage Head 43 years in and still looking to the future Started in 1975 and still going strong, Hamilton's Teenage Head remain dedicated to their past and are inspired by their future.
- Gas station owner a small town treasure Harnek Grewal puts in a lot of hours at his Petro Canada station. You would expect him to be cranky, but instead, he is funny, friendly and fantastic.
- Cost of minor sports varies greatly BY GREG STAMPER Minor hockey, basketball, soccer and baseball all promote teamwork, fitness and friendship starting at an early age. However, as many parents throughout the world can tell you, putting yourself, or children, through sports does have a drawback. Sports cost a lot, plain and simp...
- One inmate shares what life is like inside prison An inmate at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener talks about being incarcerated. "Prison truly is survival of the fittest," she says.
- The world may have lost Pete Shelley but his influence lives on In the days following Shelley’s passing, local and international musicians who have been inspired by the spirit of Shelley’s music talked to Spoke News about his influence.
- The importance of cursive writing Eliminating the teaching of cursive writing in schools may not be a good thing. In fact, studies show that cursive writing helps the brain develop neural pathways, which in turn help with dexterity and even concussions.
- Kitchener artist Terre Chartrand warns “you can die from exposure” The starving artist. It’s a cliché based in fact. It’s a three-word cautionary tale which deters some people from pursuing their dream of being a painter, a poet, a filmmaker, a musician or an author.
- ANALYSIS: The PPC was never meant to win a seat — just to destroy Scheer Maxime Bernier never ran in the election to win, he just wanted to get back at Andrew Scheer, former PPC executives said.
- REVIEW: Tale of the Nine-Tailed is a fantasy romance that brings a legend to life This fantastical, mythical drama will have any viewer on the edge of their seat.
- Has the time come for Teenage Head? Teenage Head is still rocking packed venues more than four decades after they started.
- Local artist making a splash on Canada’s hip-hop scene 250 Natra hopes that the year ahead will see him break out from the local scene and the GTA to national recognition.
- The man behind the bottle Although he spends a large amount of his free time at the local bar, a man from Blyth, Ont. also has a hobby - helping others.
- Butch Haller set to cut a swath through The Chainsaw on Nov. 17 One of southern Ontario’s hardest working and strangest musicians, Butch Haller says he's written every song in existence.
- JONY is a triple threat in the local music industry Jonathan Mansilla, known as JONY, has become a triple threat in the music industry. A talented singer, songwriter and producer, JONY has opened his own recording studio and is passionate about helping others explore their creativity and musical talents.
- In the Tri-Cities, punk is more accessible than music fans know The musical genre is thriving, says a K-W booster, despite the fact that it gets very little support from cities, the way jazz and blues do.
- Bringing Billy Van back to life With a tiny museum and an upcoming biography, super fan Stacey Case and writer Greg Oliver are reawakening interest in the master of the Hilarious House of Frightenstein.
- Meet the women who go beyond bars in Kitchener’s Grand Valley Institution "I see the ladies in the jail more than my own friends,” said Kate Crozier, director of programs at Community Justice Initiative in Kitchener.