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Review: The Laramie Project

  Packed into the familiar setting of the King’s Wardroom, Bad Ideas Theatre Collective aimed to transport its audience from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Laramie, Wyoming. They were presenting not only the facts, but also the people affected by the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard. The Wardroom was an interesting choice by the directors, providing […]

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Penguin Contest: Creative Non-fiction

Graduating students in the Master of Fine Art in Creative Nonfiction have the opportunity to win $2500 by submitting a piece of their creative non-fiction.   Run by Penguin Random House Canada through the University of King’s College, the winner will be represented by an agent at Westwood Creative Artists, another partner in the competition. […]

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In the Dead of Winter: Photo essay

In the Dead of Winter is a unique festival experience that prioritizes songwriters. This doesn’t only manifest in the feel of the festival, but also in the physical presentation of the artists on stage. Some were used to performing alone, while others admitted openly into the microphone that they felt bare onstage without others behind […]

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The holidays are here!

As the weather gets colder and the holiday season approaches, everyone has something they start looking forward to. Whether it’s going home for the holidays, spending time with family or the traditions we share with others, the holidays are always fun. One can’t help but feel a warm buzz of excitement. To get my mind […]

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That's a rap

King’s is filled with talents. I.M.Purity, also known as Ben Allingham, is one of them. The rapper is releasing his first album on January 12. Here’s what you need to know: Why I.m.Purity? Originally when I began pondering becoming a rapper, I chose the name Purest Reality and at the time I had thought it […]

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Review: Scratch

Scratch, directed for the KTS by Georgia Noble Irwin, is a play that makes you want to call your mom…or your partner, your sibling, your mentor. But mostly your mom. Written by Canadian playwright Charlotte Corbeil-Colemanin 2008 as a semi-autobiographical response to her own mother’s battle with cancer, Scratch is a play that explores the […]

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What love is!

“Not what love does. Not what love was. What love is!” said actor Stewart Légère during the performance of Pop Up Love Party this past Wednesday in Prince Hall. King’s has hosted the Pop Up Love Party for four years, a multi-sensorial experience where people enjoy a meal with their friends while watching a reenactment […]

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Soap Opera's back at the Wardy

Who hasn’t starred in a soap opera? Water spouts onto a head of sudsy hair; the mirror fogs up and bubbles gurgle down the drain, lost beneath the echo of a voice that boldly projects the latest Top 40 against tile walls. Bless bathtub acoustics: everybody’s a sensation while singing in the shower. St. John’s […]

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Review: Everyman

The KTS’s production of Everyman screams of the holy trinity to the sound of Mladic by God Speed You! Black Emperor. The play takes a classic script from the 16th century and thrusts it, largely unaltered, into modern theatre. The story follows Everyman (Katie Lawrence) as she is confronted by Death (Ezra Tennen) and must […]

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King's musician Bella Larsen releases new single

  Cara, a new single from Bella Larsen, is a grieving exhale — a lamentation over a loved one that is articulate, powerful and serene. The song is a lyrical character sketch steeped in introspection that spares no detail of someone who is still so alive in Larsen’s thoughts. The track opens instrumentally with plucked […]