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Year in Review 2014
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Chor Leoni’s All Is Calm relives the Christmas truce of 1914
Peter Rothstein knew he was onto something when he encountered the First World War story of the “Christmas Truce”, in which soldiers from the English and German armies briefly...
Music Arts Reviews
Music for the Winter Solstice endears with a wealth of talent
A Music on Main production. At Heritage Hall on Friday, December 12 In the context of a review, it’s probably a little strong to talk about loving what any artistic producer does...
Top 10 albums of 2014: Alexander Varty
This was a good year for music for me, and by that I mean that I’ve probably spent more time communing with guitars and amps and small but expensive metal boxes than I have...
Music for the Winter Solstice warms up cold days
Ariel Barnes is known for his impeccable musicianship and luxurious tone. But when the Georgia Straight reaches him to talk about Music on Main’s first annual Music for the Winter...
Book picks from a good year
Once again, we present the books that shook our neurons, widened our world-views, and just flat-out entertained us over the last 12 months. As ever, this list could have been much...
Trumpeter Joshua Bruneau has an ear for jazz history
That jazz-oriented conservatory programs can turn out exceptional musicians should be obvious, at least when you consider players like Joshua Bruneau, a graduate of the Hartt...
Johnny Marr still has faith in the power of music
Johnny Marr wants to sell me his guitar—and, you know, I might just take him up on that. It’s not that the friendly musician is going to have a boot sale when his tour bus pulls...
Coastal Jazz announces Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga concerts, plus festival expansion
Get ready, music lovers: the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society is back. Well, actually, it’s never been away. But after the economic downturn of 2008 and the B.C. arts-funding cuts...
Elizabeth Fischer argues that jazz is the new punk
It says a lot that, prior to her first interview with the Georgia Straight in several years, Elizabeth Fischer sent us an 800-word manifesto listing her current concerns, which...
Frazey Ford takes on life’s deep questions
The great R&B guitarist Mabon Lewis “Teenie” Hodges passed away in June of this year, but it’s obvious that he’s still very much alive for local singer-songwriter Frazey Ford...
Evan Goldberg wonders if the Sony hack was an inside job
Demand for meat destroys Brazil's "underground forest"
Your horoscope from December 18 to 24, 2014
John Thomas: Leftist zombies steal Powell River municipal election
Top nine things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, December 20
Victoria police officer and drug legalization advocate to get B.C. Human Rights Tribunal hearing
Assaults in B.C. Corrections institutions on the rise: report
The Georgia Straight’s 2014 Year in Review: it wasn’t all Ebola and ISIS
Celebrate New Year's Eve at these Vancouver restaurants and hotels
2014: What a wonderful year for women!
Jeff O’Neil Show criticized for “misogynist BS” over Justin Trudeau questions
COPE failed to disclose real-estate firm’s donation before election
Gwynne Dyer: Climate change's impossible deal
Jeff O’Neil Show and CFOX sorry for “F, kill, or marry” segment that was in “tremendously poor taste”
Justin Trudeau targets Conservative voters in B.C. while still advancing marijuana legalization
Shawn Vulliez: Don’t let The Pirate Bay die
Here's our review of The Interview anyway
The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies completes the Tolkien trilogy, finally
Province says transit plebiscite will be on “Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax”
Trinity Western University takes B.C. law society to court over Christian law school
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