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The temptation to politicize everything that emerges from Israel is understandable. Even Israeli writers are subject to this scrutiny: if they’re not overtly political, their work...
Pity the poor bassoon: it has one of the most haunting voices of any instrument, and yet, as composer Michael Gordon notes, it’s easily overlooked in its natural environment. “You...
An L-E-V production. Created by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar. Presented by DanceHouse. At the Vancouver Playhouse on Friday, November 14. No remaining performances Brilliance is one...
At the Orpheum on Saturday, November 15. Continues at the Orpheum at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 16, and at the Bell Performing Arts Centre on Monday, November 17. For the soloist...
Not many jazz CDs come with a reading list, but Mike Rud’s 2014 Juno-winning Notes on Montreal is no ordinary undertaking. To begin with, it’s a jazz-vocal album, featuring singer...
New York City might not be the art capital it was in the 1960s, when Martin Rev was developing the musical concepts that led to his groundbreaking duo, Suicide, but it still gets...
Some might argue otherwise, but working the classical beat for the Georgia Straight doesn’t allow for the asking of many stupid questions. So it was amusing to pull up a press...
Russell Wallace laughs and admits that it’s hard to define neo-nativism—and that it’s no easier now than it was in 1989, when he joined Leonard Fisher and Warren Arcand to produce...
Inventor, architect, and environmentalist Buckminster Fuller lived his life in a fully multidimensional way, so when filmmaker Sam Green was asked to develop a documentary on the...
Canadian parliamentarians can breathe a sigh of relief that sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers was on duty when a lone gunman walked into the House of Commons on October 22; the...

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