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By: The Fulcrum  09-12-2011

Arts

/ 2011/12/05 12:51 am

Student fundraiser to help Children’s Hospital IF STUDENTS ARE looking to see how their peers are giving back this holiday season, the CASCO show would be the perfect place to start. The Telfer School of Management Charity Organization, CASCO, has organized a two-night show on Dec. 4–5 at the Delta Hotel to raise funds for a child in need. The [..]

/ 2011/11/30 3:31 pm

Unveiling a painting about the past THE DEPARTMENT OF History at the University of Ottawa is presenting an oil-on-canvas painting representing the diversity, importance, and dynamism of what history professors teach and students learn. The painting, done by award-winning U of O fine arts graduate Mee-jeong Chae, will be unveiled in Desmarais on Dec. 8 by Huguette Labelle in one of her last official acts [..]

/ 2011/11/30 3:29 pm

Capital Hoedown’s big announcement  OTTAWA—NEXT YEAR’S ROUND of summer music festivals may be a while away, but that didn’t stop the Capital Hoedown organizers from announcing next year’s lineup on Nov. 22. Featuring mega country stars such as Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, and Brad Paisley, the announcement proves Ottawa’s country music festival is growing in popularity amongst stars and fans. [..]

/ 2011/11/30 3:28 pm

The Fashist FASHION AND FILM have always had a close relationship. Many movies of the past have impacted styles of yesterday and today. Iconic looks have been born on the big screen and influences from these style moments can be found in our closets today. This week’s Fashist outlines some of the most memorable film fashion moments to date. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) [..]

/ 2011/11/30 3:26 pm

Kreesha Turner Tropic Electric EMI 4/5 “Rock paper scissors” is the name of the first single on Kreesha Turner’s latest album Tropic Electric. The name of the song appropriately entices the listener to take a chance on Turner’s newest record, and surprisingly, the gamble pays off. Turner, who has been called Canada’s answer to Rihanna, has been known to pump [..]

/ 2011/11/30 3:19 pm

The digital versus vinyl debate MONTREAL (CUP)—IN THE LAST decade or so, the way we experience music has changed drastically. Many now walk around with a miniature music library in their back pockets, downloading music directly to their computers for a fraction of what they used to pay in stores. Still, others have gone retro, touting the virtues of vinyl [..]

/ 2011/11/30 3:17 pm

Kosher Jokes for the Halaladays comes to Ottawa CHRISTMAS IS A time for celebration and merriment, but while most people are stuffing their faces with pastries and drinking copious amounts of eggnog, others are grieving because this is one holiday they don’t celebrate. To keep people entertained who aren’t busy over the holidays, Canadian comedian Eman El-Husseini came up with Kosher Jokes for the Halaladay’s—a comedy show [..]

/ 2011/11/30 3:15 pm

Our Academy Award predictions AS WE APPROACH the end of the year, the question that will inevitably come to the minds of movie fans is, “What should we expect to see at the Academy Awards?” Practically every movie is guilty of shameless self-advertising. They put a commercial on TV saying how many people have seen it, what Rolling Stone thought of it, and [..]

/ 2011/11/30 3:12 pm

Following the paper trail WHETHER IT’S STEPHEN Harper famously saying “ordinary people” don’t care about the arts, or critically acclaimed Canadian dancer Margie Gillis getting slammed on Sun TV for defending artistic grants and subsidies, there is something about arts funding that sparks debate. The Fulcrum recently sat down with Grace Thrasher, public relations manager of the Canada Council for the [..]

/ 2011/11/28 6:44 pm

  Are there really Too Many People? ENVIRONMENTALISTS, SOCIALISTS, AND population enthusiasts came together for the launch of Too Many People? by Ian Angus and Simon Butler on Nov. 22. Co-author Angus educated guests through an interview at the launch, speaking about his intentions behind the book. “We tried to write a book that was accessible to everyone, not just [..]


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