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KOI fest hoping for biggest year yet

September is going to be a busy time for music in Kitchener-Waterloo. Going into its eleventh year, KOI Music Festival is one of the largest music festivals the region has to offer. “It’s a celebration of independent music,” said Cory…

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A higher learning experience with Vilmos Zsigmond

There were tears, laughter and inspirational stories August 8 as Hungarian-American cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond led a Toronto International Film Festival Higher Learning Master Class. Zsigmond got his start in the American film industry in the 1970s by working alongside director…

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Beyoncé, Jay-Z go On the Run

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are simply flawless. The power couple came to Toronto on July 9 for their first tour together, called “On the Run,” and their show was nothing short of spectacular. As audience members flocked into the arena, a…

WolfCop played at Princess Twin Cinemas on July 3.

In review: WolfCop

It may be the summer, but that doesn’t mean people have to wait until Halloween to watch scary movies. On July 3, Waterloo’s Princess Twin Cinemas showed a not-so-classic horror movie WolfCop. That’s right, the movie is actually called WolfCop,…

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Feline film festival hits K-W

It all started with a cat, a camera and YouTube. Just for Cats is a Canada-wide film festival that promotes cat welfare, while entertaining on the silver screen. A juried film festival, audience members were able to watch the best…

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Encore Records store moves shop

Downtown Kitchener record shop Encore Records is getting a second run in a new location. The shop is moving to King Street from their current Queen Street location, which they’ve been in since 1989. The recent sale of their building…

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Cord arts presents: NXNE preview

  Once again hitting the downtown core of Toronto, North by Northeast is now entering into its 20th year. Seen as a vehicle allowing emerging artists from music, film, comedy and art the chance to introduce their craft to new…

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Bringing Egypt to downtown Kitchener

On May 15, THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener welcomed the Unwrapping Egypt exhibit, which hosts approximately 400 replications of ancient artifacts beginning with early Egyptian culture and expanding into Cleopatra VII’s endeavour to generate a coalition with the Roman Empire. Busts…

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Review: The Lion King stage production

Whoever said nostalgia isn’t what it used to be hasn’t seen the stage production of Disney’s The Lion King. Ever since I was in the fourth grade and found out I missed the original production of The Lion King, I…

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Review: Jim Belushi & the Boards of Comedy

The Boards of Comedy are no strangers to the stage. Being a performer not only in comedy, but also in television, film, music and theatrical productions, Jim Belushi himself has more than 30 years of experience under his belt. In…