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Festival Hopes to Show Hip-hop’s True Colours

by Hani Yassine in Arts and Culture

by Hani Yassine The Lance – Arts Editor When the word hip-hop comes to mind, people naturally think about rap music, but for some people like event co-coordinator David [...]

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  • Members of the Tecumseh Thunder Senior "AAA" team pose after winning the 2015 Canadian championship in Chatham, N.B. [Photo courtesty of Tecumseh Thunder Baseball]
  • Windsor Lancers women's soccer player Keely Baggio defends against the Guelph Gryphons, Aug. 29. [Photo by / Gar Fitzgerald]
  • Windsor Lancers guard Alex Campbell drives to the hoop against the U-Indy Greyhounds during NCAA/ OUA classic action at St. Denis Centre, Aug. 20. The Lancers beat the Greyhounds in two with scores of 89-79 and 92-86. [Photo by / Kevin Jarrold]
  • Rehearsals for University Players' production of 'Anna in the Tropics' are underway. The season opener will premiere on Sept. 25 at Essex Hall Theatre. From left to right: Callum Gunn, Ilya Ilyashyk, Marina Gomes, Dani Zimmer, Emerjade Simms, Isaiah Kolundzik, Brian Haight.
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  • The Windsor Symphony Orchestra will be bringing a different kind of concert from Sept. 23 to 25 when they collaborate with the Toronto party band Firesound at the Capitol Theatre. 
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  • Graffiti artist Sintex works on a piece, as part of the Windsor Hip-Hop Music Festival at Atkinson Park Aug. 29.
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  • Local author Amina Abdulle speaks about her book 'Swimming' at the Walkerville Artists Co-op book fair Aug. 28.
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  • Host Jon Peladeau warms up the crowd at the Border City Comedy Fest at the Comedy Quarry Aug. 28.
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  • Ram Sridhar, Mike Kelly, Kelly Steele and Afshin Ali pose on patio of the 27th floor at Caesars Windsor Augustus Tower Aug. 25 to promote Drop Zone Windsor, Oct. 6. Participants who raise $1,500 can belay down Augustus Tower like a "superhero" in an effort to support children with physical disabilities. [Photo by / Brett Hedges]
  • Initially planned to settle in by next year, students at the School of Creative Arts won't be moving into their downtown location until summer 2017.
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  • Visit uwindsor.ca/awards/work-study-student-information to see if and how you can apply for the University of Windsor's Work Study program. [Photo by // Caleb Workman]
  • New cement goes down along the improving Sunset Avenue which is transforming from a heavy traffic area to a student space. [Photo by // Caleb Workman]
  • The Essex Ravens took on the London Mustangs Aug. 8 to gain the 2015 Atom Conference title at Alumni Field before advancing to the league championships where they beat the Ottawa Myers Riders 63-28  the following weekend at the University of Waterloo.
[Photo by // Jolene Perron]
  • Windsor Lancers striker Leighton Speechley-Price pushes the ball past a wall of Guelph Gryphon defenders in OUA soccer action, Aug. 29. [Photo by Gar Fitzgerald]
  • Theatre Ensemble held a performance of 'Fiddler on the Roof' at E.J. Lajeunesse Seconday School Apr. 17.

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  • The KordaZone Theatre performed their last showing of 'Suddenly Last Summer' Apr. 18.

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  • Miss Tecumseh Jillian Parent with some of the other pageant queens of the area at her pasta fundraiser for Sick Kids Foundation Apr. 17 at the Serbian Centre. [Photo by // Samantha Fernandez]
  • Construction is moving along at the new home of the School of Social Work and the Centre for Executive and Proessfional Education at the corner of Pitt and Ferry, with plenty of other construction planned for the summer.
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  • Hana Arafat at her desk at the Unviersity of Windsor ready to begin her position as Editor for the Daily News [Photo provided by Hana Arafat special to the Lance]
  • Local publisher Biblioasis will be launching three poety collections from three different authors Apr. 24. 
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  • Members of the Windsor-Essex Youth Advising City Councillors explain the Blue Dot Movement of Windsor and field questions during their initiative launch at The Foundry Pub, April 19. The rights to a healthy environment is at the forefront of this Canada-wide initiative. [Photo by // Brett Hedges]
  • Windsor Lancers men's volleyball head coach James Gravelle has been selected as an assistant coach for Volleyball Canada's senior B team. The team will compete at the Pan Am Cup in Aug., 2015. [Photo by // Brett Hedges]
  • Seven Windsor Lancers were big winners at the 10th annual Windsor-Essex Sports Persons of the Year awards at the Caboto Club, April 23. Men's hockey goaltender Parker Van Buskirk, women's volleyball's Hannah Robson and men's hockey coach Kevin Hamlin were all major award winners. [Photo by // Brett Hedges]
  • Chris Commons of the Windsor Express drives past Kevin Young of the Halifax Rainmen in National Basketball League of Canada Finals action at WFCU Centre, April 17. The series is tied 1-1 after two games and will head to Halifax for games three, four and five on April 23, 24 and 25. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold]
  • St. Clair College student, 19-year-old Eugenio Mandoza, purchases a snack from a vending machine at the MediaPlex Apr. 10.  Students often choose the convenience of easily accessible snacks rather than focusing on the nutritional benefits of healthy eating.
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  • National Poetry Month is being celebrated at the Leddy Library for the second time throughout all of April.
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  • LearnSTYLE CEO and keynote speaker DJ Cunningham speaks to a room full of teachers at the 2015 Microsoft Summit held at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts Apr. 11.
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  • The University Players close out their year with a production of 'The Nerd', which will go from April 10 to 19 at the Essex Hall Theatre.
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  • WSO music director Robert Franz conducts his musicians at the last performance of the free concert series at the Star News Cafe Apr. 8
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  • The University Wind Ensemble performed a concert at Walkerville high school Apr. 10.
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