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On Nov. 1, a group of departed rock stars will be resurrected at the Artful Dodger for a one night performance of Rock Is Dead.

This musical showcase will feature songs from The Ramones, The Mamas & the Papas, John Lennon, George Harrison, Dusty Springfield, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain, to name a few. There may even be a surprise appearance by a superstar who has recently passed on.

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New media artist Megan L. Smith is cycling from Moose Jaw to Regina on Nov. 8 as part of her performance-art piece Riding through Walls.

But instead of wearing a helmet and reflectors, the University of Regina professor will wear an optical display and pedal on virtual highways.

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World-renowned filmmaker and artist, Atom Egoyan will be the featured guest at an art symposium in Regina from Nov. 2 – 5.

“He is internationally known for making feature films,” says Christine Ramsay, associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Regina. “It’s so nice to bring a Canadian national and also international artist to be with us and enjoy our little art scene and to bring their expertise. It’s such a thrill to have someone who is this in-demand.”

Egoyan was born in Egypt to Armenian parents and grew up in Victoria, B.C. He studied at the University of Toronto. He is known for his work in theatre, music, art and film. He has been nominated for two academy awards and many of his films – Exotica, Adoration and The Sweet Hereafter have won awards at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Stephanie Proulx, Living Skies Student Film Festival coordinator and student filmmaker, has a list of tasks to complete before the festival kicks off on March 3 at the U of R's Shu-Box theatre. Photo by Jessie Anton.

It’s that time of year again; University of Regina film students are busy bustling around in preparation for their main feature: The 28th Living Skies Student Film Festival. However, before the popcorn pops and the lights gently dim, there is a laundry list of duties to complete in order for the first opening credits to roll.

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