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Calling all filmmakers


The 8th annual Sea to Sky Film Festival, which will take place at the Eagle Eye Theatre in Squamish on September 8, has issued a general call for submissions.

All recently produced films on 16mm, 35mm, and professional quality video under 30 minutes in length are eligible to enter.

This competitive festival celebrates independent films. The categories are comedy, documentary, drama, and experimental. This is a hosted event with many filmmakers in attendance. There is no entry fee. The deadline is August 15. For guidelines and the entry form, please visit the Web site www.sea-to-sky.net/filmfest, or call Adriane Polo 604-898-5930.

The Beatnuts, representing Queens, NY

Who: The Beatnuts

Where: Garfinkel’s

When: Monday July 28

To reign at the top of your game, its not enough to have just lyrical expertise tucked in your backpack of skills. You have to be able to man the boards, direct musical content and deliver verses that will appeal to the underground while whetting the appetites of the mainstream. For more than twelve years, the Beatnuts have fulfilled these necessary requirements displaying their ability to relentlessly issue the illest instrumentals, paired with blistering hot lyrics.

The Corona, Queens duo Physco Les and Junkyard Juju linked up back at the rise of hip-hop in the early 80's, initially on a mission to create beats, and have brought latin hip-hop to a whole new page over the years. They have worked with industry leaders the Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, Naughty By Nature, De La Soul, Wu Tang Clan, Da Lench Mob, Fat Joe, Big Pun, and Prome Minister Pete Nice, to name a few. They earned their first solo record contract in 1993 with the mini-LP, Intoxicated Demons .

This debut release was held up when the third member of the group, Kool Fashion, was arrested and jailed for six months on a drug conviction, but still the Beatnuts released a self-titled album the following year. After a hiatus verging on three years, Fashion became a Muslim and left the Beatnuts. Ju-Ju and Les returned to release Stone Crazy in 1997. This album featured the smash hit single with Big Pun "Off the Books" which is now the subject of a major sample infringement lawsuit with Jennifer Lopez for her use of the track in her No. 1 song "I'm Real"

Their latest album, Take It or Squeeze It, issued in spring 2001, captured the Beatnuts danceable funk as well as collaborations with Method Man, Fat Joe, and Ghostface Killah of The Wu-Tang Clan.

Do not miss the hip hop event of the summer with Bless, Mat the Alien and DJR3. If you remember when Rahzel and Mix Master Mike were here, tickets sold insanely fast so don’t be a statistic second time around. See Garf’s or Daisy Internet now. Tickets are $20.



Where: Grand Chapiteau, Concord Pacific Place

When: Wednesday, July 23, 4pm

In terms of Cirque de Soleil’s Alegria, we have one word for you — wow. If you haven’t bought tickets to see the dazzling all-ages spectacular in Vancouver yet, get on the phones now. The mind boggling and descrption defying two hour live show has become a record-breaking phenomenon. Over 90,000 advance tickets have been sold already. This represents the second highest advance ticket sales in Cirque du Soleil’s history, topped only by Mexico City. This positions Vancouver among the company’s most successful touring markets such as New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Given this overwhelming response, Cirque du Soleil will open one extra show on Wednesday, July 23 at 4 p.m. To buy tickets, call the Admission Network at 1 800-361-4595 or online at cirquedusoleil.com. Tickets prices range from $65 to $85 for adults and $45.50 to $59.50 for children. For students age 13 to 17 years and senior citizens age 65 plus, prices are $58.50 to $76.50 for the Tuesday and Thursday performances.

This limited engagement plays under the Grand Chapiteau, a dazzling white, state-of-the-art big top, at Concord Pacific Place until August 10.

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