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The banjo is back—and according to one of its foremost advocates, Bill Evans, that’s not all Mumford & Sons’ fault. “There’s no question that we are experiencing an age of...
Iva Bittová doesn’t always make sense, and she’s fine with that. The Czech musician is known for crafting emotionally gripping performances, entwining both of her instruments so...
This year, Vancouver’s most innovative performing-arts festival takes a step forward by looking back—some of the time, at least. Several shows in the 2015 PuSh schedule—including...
Two of Vancouver’s most revered senior artists—sculptor Carole Itter, 75, and interdisciplinary artist Al Neil, the 90-year-old winner of a lifetime-achievement award from the...
A Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presentation, as part of the VSO’s New Music Festival. At the Orpheum on Saturday, January 17. No remaining performances Revel as you will in the...
Some might feel disappointed that the touring edition of Food, the long-running collaboration between English saxophonist Iain Bellamy and Norwegian percussionist Thomas Strønen,...
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming New Music Festival involves four separate concerts, three distinct ensembles, and 23 works by 18 composers, which makes untangling the...
Kelly-Marie Murphy credits Vancouver Symphony Orchestra music director Bramwell Tovey with kick-starting her career—and a psychotic neighbour with advancing it further. One of...
On reflection, Nick Jaina’s Get It While You Can is clearly a memoir, but while you’re immersed in it, that can be hard to tell. Mixed in with the journal entries, which often...
Jaclyn GuillouWinter for Beginners (Cellar Live) Criticism is a lonely job: sometimes it’s easy to think that no one’s listening, until foot lands firmly in mouth and the lynch...

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