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[FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW] A Two Piece Rating: 2/2 Pieces
Jul25

[FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW] A Two Piece Rating: 2/2 Pieces

By: Lauren O’Donnell ‘A Two Piece’ consists of two separate and distinct dance pieces choreographed, respectively, by Georgi DiRocco and Jake Poloz. It is a part of the Hamilton Fringe Festival, and it runs until Sunday, July 28th. ‘A Two Piece’ is being put on at The Westdale Cinema, recently renovated and looking snazzier than ever.  As the audience filters into the theatre, the dancers are warming up. There are brief flashes...

[FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW] Animal Show Bald eagles, seagulls, and cats, oh my!
Jul24

[FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW] Animal Show Bald eagles, seagulls, and cats, oh my!

Photo courtesy of Animal Show By: Lauren O’Donnell Animal Show is playing as part of the Hamilton Fringe Festival, and is in the Staircase Theatre in the Bright Room. It runs until Sunday, July 28th.  Over the course of its 55 minutes showtime, Katie Hood’s one-woman play takes you through the daring rescues and harrowing tales of her time as an animal rescuer on the West coast. It is a roller coaster of emotions; by turns...

[FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW] HCA Teen Creative Collective: Connections  The youth-led sketch series sheds new light on the history of the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
Jul24

[FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW] HCA Teen Creative Collective: Connections The youth-led sketch series sheds new light on the history of the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts

Photo courtesy of HCA Teen Creative Collective By: Lauren O’Donnell “The voices of the youth should be heard.”  The Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts is a beautiful building chock full of art and history which is itself worth the price of admission. “HCA Teen Creation Collective: Connection” is playing there until Saturday, July 27th. As we entered the space, we were told that the designer of the building was a very short man...

Mass Disruption What does it mean to accurately represent the history of unrest?
Jul18

Mass Disruption What does it mean to accurately represent the history of unrest?

Cover Art C/O Razan Samara 100 years after the Winnipeg general strike, the Workers Arts and Heritage Center is encouraging us to critically reflect on what we do and do not know about one of the most influential strikes in Canadian history. In May of 1919, 35 000 workers walked off the job to protest unfair working conditions and mass inequality. The strike culminated in Bloody Saturday, when state representatives killed two...

Creating a Mosaic of Craft Beer Mosaic Bar is bringing Ontario’s best craft beers to Hamilton
Jul18

Creating a Mosaic of Craft Beer Mosaic Bar is bringing Ontario’s best craft beers to Hamilton

By: Andrew Mrozowski In the heart of Barton village, a newly-opened bar brings the community a different experience. Named after a fruity type of hops used in some beers, Mosaic is giving Hamiltonians a new place to socialize and drink locally brewed craft beer. Co-owned by 12 friends, it was their goal from the start to create a space that feels like a second living room. “We wanted somewhere that is more comfortable and welcoming...

Would you like whipped cream on top? The Grind unveils its expansion plans
Jul18

Would you like whipped cream on top? The Grind unveils its expansion plans

By: Neda Pirouzmand With just over a year since its introduction in February 2018, The Grind is in the process of expanding to accommodate up to 125 people. Vice president (Finance) Alexandrea Johnston credits an engineering management 5B03 capstone project for the idea to increase The Grind’s capacity. Two McMaster engineering students led this project in direct partnership with the then vice president (Finance), Scott Robinson. They...