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Every end is a beginning

University of Windsor School of Art student, Collette Broeders, chose Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay, Circles, to go along with the themes of circularity she expresses in her own works in her newest exhibit, Habits in Motion: a visual exploration of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Circles from the First Essays (1841).

Habits in Motion features prints and drawings inspired by Emerson’s Circles essay. The exhibit is a personal exploration of the essay, not an interpretation. It explores Broeders’ own habit of circles. Continue reading →

Eye on the Arts: TRP

University of Windsor electrical engineering graduate, Ahmad Shawky (a.k.a. TRP), is helping to put Windsor on the map as a hip-hop hot spot.

With his diverse first release, My Dedication, available at HMV, iTunes, Napster, and Rhapsody, success is sweet for the once shy Shawky, who overcame his fears at a grade school talent show where he was determined to prove those who didn’t believe in him wrong. Continue reading →

Hunter Valentine brings attitude to Windsor

Hailing from Toronto, Hunter Valentine is more than a name; it’s an attitude.

“We wanted a name that represented a certain kind of attitude we were trying to carry in this rock game,” says electric guitarist and lead vocalist, Kiyomi McCloskey. The name is actually the “porn star name” (first pet’s name plus the name of the first street that person lived on) of a friend of the band’s. Continue reading →

Are You There, Vodka? Handler’s cocktail for a successful book

Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea
Chelsea Handler
Simon Spotlight Entertainment
272 pages

Underneath it all, Chelsea Handler is a normal girl like you and me.

In this collection, her new book, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, she reveals stories we can all relate to—from Asian massage therapists believing her to be a lesbian because she demands they use their bare hands instead of a towel to massage her, to dealing with a boyfriend who has affairs with small dogs, and pretending you’re on a honeymoon with your own father in a scheme to score first class treatment. Continue reading →

Check out this sprawl: urban blight as an artform

Artcite is currently accepting submissions from the Windsor-Essex and Detroit area for their newest collaborative photography installment, “Check Out This Sprawl.”

The exhibit will be presented alongside the Citizen’s Environment Alliance’s (CEA) annual “Smogfest” events in Artcite’s west gallery. Continue reading →

Electronic Music Fest brings in Big Mames

The time is fast approaching for the biggest local summer music festival. The Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) will be taking place from May 24 – 26 in Hart Plaza, located in downtown Detroit. And, according to festival director Jason Huvaere, this year is going to be bigger and better than ever.

With a host of sponsors like MySpace, Vitaminwater, and Beatport, an online music store widely recognized as the leading source for electronic music downloads, DEMF 2008 is promising visitors production enhancements in terms of soundstages, lighting, and of course bringing some big time names to the home of techno music. Continue reading →