The Medium breaks opera stereotypes

Western students perform supernatural opera at Talbot Theatre

Friday, September 14th, 2007

A scene from The Medium

Forget the men in tights and high-pitched fat ladies with Viking helmets. Western students and alumni present The Medium, a supernatural opera playing today at Talbot Theatre.

Written and composed by Gian-Carlo Menotti in 1946, the two-act tragic opera takes place in an apartment during a fake séance. (read more)

Three Days Grace too rockin' for fair-goers

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Adam Gontier from Three Days Grace

Three Days Grace was more than a little out of place when it took the stage at the Western Fair Grounds on Wednesday night. No opening act meant the alt-rockers had to bust out their angry anthems in broad daylight. (read more)

All that glitters is 'Flash'

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Newsground.com Web page

Each day, at least 500,000 visitors log onto Newgrounds for flash movies, cartoons, games, and series shorts.

For those not familiar, Newgrounds (www.newgrounds. com) is the premier showcase for user-submitted Flash programs and films. (read more)

On Disc: A Fine Frenzy

Album: One Cell in the Sea

Friday, September 14th, 2007

One Cell in the Sea by A Fine Frenzy

A Fine Frenzy
One Cell in the Sea
EMI Music Canada

2 stars

One Cell in the Sea marks the debut of Alison Sudol, a singer-songwriter who performs under the stage name A Fine Frenzy. (read more)

On Disc: Smashing Pumpkins

Album: Zeitgeist

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Zeitgeist by Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins
Zeitgeist
Warner Brothers

2.5 stars

Zeitgeist marks the first album from the Smashing Pumpkins since their 2000 break-up. (read more)

On Disc: Mandy Moore

Album: Wild Hope

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Wild Hope by Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore
Wild Hope
EMI

2.5 stars

When Mandy Moore declared herself ready to move on to better material than her previous efforts, her fans cried out in joy. (read more)

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