Iain Baxter& is known as one of Canada’s foremost conceptual artists. Born in England in 1936, Baxter&’s family moved to Canada a year later, and he spent most of his early career in Vancouver. From 1966-78, Baxter& and artist Ingrid Baxter formed the art collective N.E. Thing Co., which explored the boundaries between corporate advertising, mechanized production and fine art.
An unforgettable night of choral music fills Southminster United Church when two great choirs share the stage. Featuring the talents of Vox Musica and the LCI Singers, Joining Forces, epitomizes choral magnificence, Apr. 5 at 8 p.m.
Join Global Drums for another thrilling world tour and sample the exotic rhythms of Africa, Brazil, Japan and Latin America.
Global Drums and their special guests take to the University Theatre stage Apr. 1-2 at 8 p.m. nightly for a program of hard-hitting rhythms and unique cultural collaborations.
“Our concert has something for everyone,” says Adam Mason, director. “Audiences can expect a fantastic night of entertainment featuring works from our Steel Drum Ensemble, African Drums, Taiko Ensemble, Brazilian and Samba Ensemble.”
The magnificence of wind orchestra music by modern masters fills Southminster Church as the U of L Wind Orchestra presents its semester wind-up concert, Apr. 8 at 8 p.m. The program highlights the brilliant compositions of 20th century wind orchestra composers and features guest vocalist, Dr. Sandra Stringer.
Rhythm-a-ning: Adventures in Rhythm, Mar 26 at 8 p.m. at Southminster Church, promises a night of rhythm and lively jazz as the U of L Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. David Renter, pays tribute to jazz’s great big band leaders.
By AMANDA BERG
One of literature’s most notorious villains, Richard III, charges onto the University Theatre stage in an epic tale of treachery, deceit, seduction and murder. Playing Mar. 22-26 at 8 p.m. nightly, Shakespeare’s classic takes a new form under the direction of Douglas MacArthur.
The play follows a disfigured Richard III as he plots to ascend the English throne and claim the crown from his brother, King Edward IV. Through betrayal and murder, Richard III’s short-lived victory results in his tragic downfall.
By ABBY GROENENBOOM
The University of Lethbridge Students’ Union is taking steps to make the campus a little more green.
Since fall 2010, ULSU Food Court vendors and the Zoo have been participating in a composting initiative brought together by some dedicated students, the ULSU Executive and General Assembly members. The composting initiative has now branched out to include Coulee Junction (CJ’s), Fresh Express, Mr. Sub and Tim Hortons.
Mar. 15 | Brain Awareness Week
Dr. Bruce McNaughton presents, How Memory Works and Why it Sometimes Doesn’t
7 p.m., Yates Memorial Centre
Mar. 16 | Pizza, Pop and Presentation
How to deal with annoying people (& make sure you’re not one)
Mar. 16 | Art Now: DodoLab
Noon, University Recital Hall (W570)
A number of students are going to be homeless for a good cause this week.
The annual 5 Days for the Homeless event launched on Monday, Mar. 14. A dedicated group of students will be living off donated food and shelter in front of the Students’ Union Building to help raise funds for Woods Homes, a local organization that provides emergency shelter for youth at risk.
By BOB COONEY
A video game development group, a web-based used book marketer and a biology researcher who hopes to make algae more useful were the regional winners of the SouthVenture Business Plan Competition.
The three teams shared $10,000 in prize money and now move into a province-wide competition where they will represent the innovative spirit of U of L students to the entire province.