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Cam Penner and Jon Wood search for songwriting catharsis
Cam Penner tore up the blueprints when he and Vancouver producer Jon Wood started work on To Build a Fire, but there’s no denying that what they’ve made has a wild and ramshackle...
Music Arts Reviews
Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra's Chrysanthemums & Maple Leaves is a masterful delight
Chrysanthemums & Maple LeavesA Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra production. At the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre on Saturday, May 18. No remaining...
Getting away from home helped Yo La Tengo focus
For a band that’s been around for almost 30 years, Yo La Tengo sounds remarkably invigorated on its 13th and most recent studio release, Fade. So it’s surprising to hear that the...
Stornoway chronicles life-changing experiences
It’s hard to imagine a better cover for Stornoway’s second full-length, Tales From Terra Firma, than Kirini Kopcke’s watercolour of a lone voyager sailing a double bed across a...
Maestro Barry Douglas unites Ireland through music
Just about everywhere you look, school music programs are under fire as an unaffordable luxury, despite endless studies showing that learning music is an effective path to...
Jacqueline Turner's The Ends of the Earth shows concise beauty
The Ends of the Earth By Jacqueline Turner. ECW Press, 101 pp, hardcover Jacqueline Turner’s new poetry collection, The Ends of the Earth, is a delicious surprise—and not because...
Cultivating a taste for Tea: A Mirror of Soul
Nancy Allen Lundy has the rare distinction of having been screamed at in the middle of a performance by Tan Dun—and it’s a memory she treasures. The occasion was an otherwise...
James Danderfer invents sports-bar jazz on Hummingbird Brigade
The Hummingbird Brigade (Reigning Parade) Clarinetist and bandleader James Danderfer describes the Hummingbird Brigade as “New Orleans brass band–inspired”, but what he’s actually...
The Cave Singers’ Naomi tells of a soulful rebirth
The vinyl LP comes with a lyric sheet. So does the official CD release, on Indiana-based indie Jagjaguwar. But the prerelease doesn’t, which puts the Straight at a distinct...
Simon Shaheen’s The Call leads change here and in the Middle East
In an ideal world, says Simon Shaheen, music should be without borders, and he’s put that dream into practice by collaborating with artists as diverse as Sting, Quincy Jones, and...
Star Trek’s John Cho on George Takei, the Sulu army, and being J.J. Abrams’s “Asian puppet”
Canucks coach Alain Vigneault wasn't told he was fired until after word had leaked
Rihanna posts an incredible picture of her ass
Vancouver Canucks fire head coach Alain Vigneault
Raymond Louie waits while Gregor Robertson stays mayor
My first boyfriend took advantage of me and I want an apology
RCMP seek woman who made racist comments near Cloverdale Rodeo
Vancouver condo expert Gerry Fanaken calls for legislative change to rein in strata council bullies
Adrian Dix promises review of NDP's campaign, plans to stay on as leader
Nominees for 2013 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards announced
B.C. NDP grapples with stunning provincial election loss
B.C. Liberals win fourth consecutive majority government
What B.C. New Democrats need to think about in the wake of an election debacle
B.C. Liberals celebrate majority win, Christy Clark loses Point Grey battle
Marc Emery blogs from prison about the B.C. election, the NDP loss, and the B.C. Greens' future
Martyn Brown: Vote Once, Think Twice
Matt Toner: New Democrats need the courage to go with our convictions now more than ever
Out of Character offers clues as to why a leader lacking in hubris lost the B.C. election
Fleetwood Mac's classics please the masses in Vancouver
Church vies to take over Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
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