Volume 96, Issue 87
Friday March 14, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Friday March 14, 2003 - 2:40 p.m.

London theatre sparked by renaissance

When Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip sang, "Bring on a brand new renaissance, 'cause I think I'm ready," he could have been talking about London's newly revitalized theatre scene.

With established companies like The Grand Theatre and the London Community Players, The Forest City has been home to a tradition of quality theatre for decades. However, in the past, these theatre companies often played it safe by staging dramas and musicals that had been performed many times before.




12 QUESTIONS with Snapcase
This just in: Snapcase not angry


Vocalist Daryl Taberski of Buffalo's hard-core punk band Snapcase indulged The Gazette by answering 12 Quesitons.




Film Festival gears up for weekend run

Grab your popcorn and your Roger Ebert foam thumb, and get ready to spend a few more hours than usual at the movies this weekend. Yes, it's that time of year again: the 2003 UWO Film Festival is upon us.




Why change names? Here's The Reason

Adam White, frontman of The Reason (formerly known as Sewing With Nancie), has some good advice for other indie bands: "Don't jump on the first boat that comes your way."


Yee-haw! Weekend round-up!

Laughs are Fully Insured... Goodnight boredom, Good Morning fun... Guns, boat chases and poison...


 
RESTAURANT REVIEW: Papa's Pizza & Restaurant

An ACS student and an engineering student walk into a small restaurant. Just as they sit down to order, a man known strictly as "Papa" bursts through the kitchen's double doors with a big, red rack. "You guys-a like spicy pepper?" he asks. "I'm-a gonna give you some fresh spicy Italian muffin."


CD REVIEW: The Telepathic Butterflies

The Telepathic Butterflies recorded and mixed their songs from their very own home. With the exception of three tracks, we are introduced to a five-piece instrumental rock band that has a feel-good sound and interesting lyrics, which were written by vocalist R. Ricard.




CD REVIEW: Idlewild

Scotland's Idlewild have the type of sound that makes 50-something major label executives who really don't like music (but are good at pretending they do) say things like, "Hey, we should sign these guys. They're from the UK.; kids will think they're Radiohead, and before you know it, we'll be rolling in money."


CHRW 94.7FM Top 30

Cat Power all-powerful at #1.
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