Arts Notes

More than 200 concerned parents, students, and community members packed the auditorium at Mount Pleasant Elementary School on April 15 for the chance to weigh in on proposed budget cuts at the Vancouver School Board.
The Vancouver School Board’s proposed cuts to the band and strings programs for elementary schools are causing reactions nationwide.
Have you ever wondered about the way humans interact with animals in art, or about the ethics of using animals in our world?
The photographer whose colour photographs of Vancouver made him a pioneer in the 1950s has been named the winner of this year’s Audain Prize.
Favourites like Avenue Q, Mary Poppins, and Les Misérables will also make a return.
A new $20-million theatre with 1,000 seats will be part of the New Westminster Secondary School replacement project on the same city block.
The U.K.’s biggest choreographic star makes a return to DanceHouse in next year’s season.
After 14 years, Howard Jang is stepping down from his role at the Arts Club, and has accepted a position as the director of the SFU Woodward’s Cultural Unit.
Toronto theatre administrator replaces Minna Schendlinger starting June 2.
The 2014/15 lineup of 20 shows for theatre and arts fans includes a couple of returning favourites.