Joy of Jazz is a three-concert series taking place at St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue). The first concert, titled Heart & Soul, takes place November 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Heart & Soul features Vancouver duo Jillian Lebeck and Adam Thomas sharing a double bill with vocalist Karin Plato. The first set will include vocal duets with Lebeck and Thomas. In the second set, Plato will be joined by Lebeck and Thomas in her band, with clarinetist James Danderfer as special guest.

As you've no doubt seen on social media, Burnaby RCMP today (November 20) moved in to arrest more than a dozen people protesting the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project on Burnaby Mountain.

Vancouver photographer Jackie Dives was on hand to capture these dramatic photographs.

In the photos, you'll see protester Marija Brzev locked to a cement block with her mom watching over her, and David Suzuki's grandson Tamo Campos being led away by police.

While some folks might find it too early to partake in Christmas festivities before December, Vancouver will be getting a double-dose of holiday cheer this weekend. Both the Vancouver Christmas Market and CandyTown Festival take place downtown on Saturday (November 22).

The Vancouver Christmas Market kicks off a month-long run at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton Street) starting Saturday at 11 a.m. The outdoor event, now in its fifth year, is modeled after a classic German Christmas market. Revellers can check out handmade gifts, such as wooden toys, knitted goods, pottery, and nutcrackers, while sipping on mulled wine and apple cider.

Over a dozen Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters have reportedly been arrested today (November 20) on Burnaby Mountain.

Burnaby RCMP began enforcing an injunction this morning by removing protesters who refused to leave their camp.

The following photo tweets captured the scene.

So I was checking out my Twitter account on the commute home last night and I noticed that my number of followers had blasted up from 1435 to an impressive fourteen-hundred and thirty-six. My new follower was a guy named Niro Knox, who looked like a pretty rockin' dude.

So I took a gander at some of his tweets and found one labelled "Guitar Solo" that was a link to a year-old YouTube video he'd posted. It's just him riffing out on a goldtop Les Paul, but as he soon as he hit a note it reminded me of Gary Moore, so I immediately followed him back.

That is all.

Today (November 20) is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. It's a day to "memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice", according to the main TDoR website.

In Vancouver, members of the trans community and their allies will gather tonight at the Carnegie Community Centre (401 Main Street), starting at 7 p.m. Short documentaries will be screened, there'll be an open mic and speakers, and a candlelight vigil will be held at this event organized by the Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance Society.

At least four Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters camped out on Burnaby Mountain were arrested this morning (November 20), CBC News reports.

Burnaby RCMP warned the remaining protesters they could face arrest too if they didn't clear the area and take down their camp.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Los Angeles experimental musician-producer Flying Lotus at the Commodore. Lydia Reedeeah was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Flying Lotus at the Commodore Ballroom on November 19, 2014. Thanks Lydia.

The Associated Press has released previously unseen video of Bill Cosby responding to questions about rumours of sexual assault.

The interview concerned an art exhibit and was taped in Washington, D.C., on November 6.

Cosby told AP that he doesn't answer questions on what other people have said about the controversy.

"There's no response," Cosby said.

At another point, Cosby said, "I don't want to compromise your integrity, but I don't talk about it." 

After the interview ended, Cosby was still wearing his lapel microphone. He's seen and heard urging the interviewer not to broadcast the segment dealing with the allegations.

"I can't promise that myself but you didn't say anything," the journalist said.

I finally got around to checking out the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2015 and, lemme tell ya, that institution has developed its most severe case of HUA (Head Up Ass) Syndrome yet.

Okay, firstly, let's rattle off the nominees: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, the Smiths, the Spinners, Sting, Chic, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, Bill Withers, War, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Told ya it was embarassing!

From that lame-ass batch, the only ones worthy of nomination in my books are Jett, Reed, Butterfield, and Vaughan.

Fvck Chic.

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