Live Nation has announced that American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist St. Vincent will perform at the Commodore Ballroom on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in support of her upcoming album, St. Vincent.
St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, has been recording and touring constantly since the release of her critically-acclaimed third album, Strange Mercy, and her collaborative album with David Byrne, Love This Giant.
"I finished the Strange Mercy tour in Japan and went directly into Love This Giant rehearsals and the subsequent North American tour," explains Clark.
Preview performances are scheduled for December 23 and 26 at 8 p.m., and regular performances are December 28, January 1 to 4, 7 to 11, 14 to 18 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on December 29, January 5 and 12.
Uncle Vanya is set in the countryside during late 19th century Russia. Vanya, who manages an estate, and his friend Astrov are smitten with the beautiful Yelena, who is Vanya’s new sister-in-law. Meanwhile, Vanya’s neice Sonya is in love with Astrov, but the young doctor is blind to her affection.
Imagine if the City of Vancouver blanketed the Downtown Eastside with free wireless Internet access? If our city hall ever decides to go down that path, local officials could look to New York City for a model.
The City of New York announced today (December 10) the launch of what it's calling the largest continuous free public Wi-Fi network in the United States. The Harlem Wi-Fi network will cover 95 city blocks, extending from 110th Street to 138th Street and between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Madison Avenue. That area is home to 80,000 residents, including 13,000 in public housing, and many businesses.
After it snowed yesterday morning in Vancouver, temperatures hovered at or above zero most of the day. This allowed a thin blanket of snow to cling to the sidewalks, side streets, and back alleys of Fairview. At about 8 p.m. it even resumed snowing lightly—I was at Cambie, heading west. In the half hour it took me to meander my way slowly to Granville Street, the temperature ticked up ever so slightly; the light snow became sleet and the snow on the ground began to recede. The temperature continued to see-saw all evening.
When I left McDonald’s at 10:30 p.m., Broadway was filmed with glistening water but the sleet on my bike had frozen. The falling sleet was proper snow again, and the back alleys were thinly covered with crunchy snow.
So there I was on the westbound Broadway bus near Granville Street a few weeks ago, just past morning rush hour, when some flashing lights caught my eye.
It looked like a routine police traffic stop, except the vehicle with the emergency lights was a nondescript silver compact (I didn’t see the make or model name) instead of the usual totally makeable ghost car.
This little car was a bit scruffy, actually, with the cop lights tucked into the inside upper back window, which would probably make them invisible when not activated.
Former ICBC CEO Robyn Allan says the public has been fed a "false narrative" about tar-sands pipelines by industry.
Allan, who was also the senior economist for B.C. Central Credit Union, has put together this informative video presentation about government policy regarding oil pipeline proposals such as Enbridge's Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion.
The video concludes with a segment titled "Top 10 Economic Reasons to Say 'No'".
From the snows of Hollyburn Mountain to the meadows of Rainbow Lake, there's plenty of gorgeous scenery to be found while hiking near Vancouver.
Although I didn't get out on the trails as much as I would have liked this year, I did revisit hikes such as Norvan Falls and Upper Shannon Falls, and experience new ones including Tunnel Bluff Lookout, the Evans Creek Trail, and Mount St. Benedict.
Live Nation has announced that Vancouver-based world music group Delhi 2 Dublin and Canadian electronic duo the Funk Hunters will co-headline a show at the Commodore Ballroom on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Delhi 2 Dublin has played top festivals in Canada, the UK, and the U.S., and in 2011 expanded its horizons to include performances in the Pacific Rim and Europe. Concert-goers can expect an upbeat performance filled with the group's signature mix of Bhangra, Celtic, dub, rock, and electronic sounds.
A month ago, the founder of lululemon athletica suggested to an interviewer that some women's bodies were to blame for the Vancouver-based company's see-through yoga pants fiasco. Then Chip Wilson added fuel to the backlash by releasing a pseudo-apology on video—one that apologized to the staff of lululemon, but not its customers.