The future continues to look bright for Sanderson Centre

The Sanderson Centre, Brantford’s performing arts theatre, recently celebrated its 95th anniversary. The theatre originally opened in December 1919, as a vaudeville and silent movie house. The building was purchased by the City of Brantford in 1986 and was renamed the Sanderson…

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Brantford Performing Arts launch season

Families in Brantford gathered at Lynden Park Mall on September 25, to watch as various local performing arts groups entertained shoppers with both song and theatre. The event, created as a fun way to promote the upcoming seasons of several…

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Jazzfest brings out musicians from all walks of life

Just over a week ago, the city of Brantford was alive with the sound of music- more specifically, the sound of jazz music. From September 16 to 18, downtown Brantford was home to this year’s fourth Annual Brantford International Jazz…

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An evening of not-so glamour and glitz at TIFF

I’m not exactly sure what I was hoping for as I walked up the subway steps towards the Scotia Bank Theatre on Richmond St. for the 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival, but I was both excited and nervous at…

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Sounds Good: Wilfrid Laurier University edition

Throughout the past couple of years, Wilfrid Laurier University has had some amazing Canadian musicians perform on both Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Back in 2009, Juno-winning, platinum-awarded, indie rock band Metric headlined O-week at Laurier’s Waterloo campus. In the Canadian…

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Getting to know the Sputnik Editorial Board

“Who is the comedian that you find most hilarious?” Lin – “Stephen Colbert has a direct line to my funny bone. He’s not just funny; his jokes are sharp and witty and he’s terribly humble when he’s not in character.”…

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Kay: Nova Scotia’s newest hip-hop sensation

Not many musicians would allow you to interview them in a bathroom, especially one situated in a nightclub, but after an interview with Kay, I got the feeling that the female hip-hop artist wasn’t like a lot of musicians. Each…

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Previewing Fall’s new TV

Up All Night Christina Applegate and Will Arnett return to television as a married couple at the top of their professional careers who have their lives turned upside down by a baby. The show seems funny enough and has good…

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Young female duo rock Harmony Square

After performing in groups during various singing competitions over the past seven years, it wasn’t until recently that 16-year-old Chandler Berardi and 18-year-old Taylor Witten made the decision to perform together as a duo for the first time. “It’s hard…

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Sounds Good! Back to school edition

As the school year is set to begin again, Arts & Entertainment editor Kiley Bell offers three songs that explain the university experience, for better or for worse. “Mr. Watson” by Ke$ha Although it’s a lot more pop than Van…

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Hockeyfest brings big bands to Brantford

Brantford’s largest music festival, Hockeyfest, took place at Lion’s Park in early June, boasting an incredible three-day concert lineup filled with big name bands, screaming fans, and all the booze one could handle. “Well it’s two weeks later and I’m…

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What (not) to wear

Since birth we’ve been told by our parents to always “dress the part” when going to an important interview and the same goes for attending university. An understated yet important part of having a successful university career is what you…

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