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Young rap artist poised to put city on the map

Rapper Dirty HairyDirty Harry, a.k.a. Harmen, is far from being the boy that used to rap in the hallways of his junior high school in southeast Calgary.

Since last year, the up-and-coming rapper opened up the stage for rap artists Mos Def, Big Sean, Meek Mills and Ace Hood at Flames Central. Now he's set to do the same job this week for rappers Fabolous and Pusha T at Jimmy's Nightclub at 1316 – 33 St. N.E. on May 24.

It all started with a black notebook when Harmen was just 10 years old.

Calgary man becomes monk in quest for enlightenment

In a country where non-Christian religions represent only 1 per cent of the total population, Buddhism is often misunderstood.

But one Calgary man is finding understanding by all means necessary.

20-year-old Brandon is a self-described, "white monk" living among mostly Vietnamese monks at Bat Nha Buddhist temple – known by its patrons as Prajna Pagoda – in southeast Calgary.

Calgary man becomes monk in quest for enlightenment

In a country where non-Christian religions represent only 1 per cent of the total population, Buddhism is often misunderstood.

But one Calgary man is finding understanding by all means necessary.

20-year-old Brandon is a self-described, "white monk" living among mostly Vietnamese monks at Bat Nha Buddhist temple – known by its patrons as Prajna Pagoda – in southeast Calgary.

Producer Calvin Maltin, industry professionals talk finding fame in film

filmmaker thumbCalgarians run on a nine-to-five work schedule. The colour and melody of arts and entertainment is mostly drowned out by the mechanical buzz of a labour system geared for efficiency.

Deep in the system, there are radicals who work to produce escapism through film.

Among them is 21-year-old Calgary independent filmmaker, Calvin Maltin.