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Guitarist Aram Bajakian could have taken Vancouver by storm. Having moved to town at the tail end of a Diana Krall tour that found him playing soft-seaters around the globe, he...
Although classical virtuosos are generally well behaved, they’re not necessarily the most modest of souls. Still, it would take an unthinkable amount of chutzpah to call one’s...
They’re life partners as well as creative collaborators, but it’s not often that composer and media artist John Oswald and dancer-choreographer Holly Small get to work together....
Sonic Topographies, this year’s edition of Vancouver New Music’s annual festival, covers a lot of ground—yet it stays resolutely local at the same time, with vast aural vistas...
CloudBy Eric McCormack. Penguin, 424 pp, softcover Eldritch is a fabulous word, combining as it does elements of the antique and the skin-crawlingly creepy, but it’s not one that...
A lot of things have changed in jazz over the past 50 years, not the least being that the music is now taught in schools all over the world. The great solos of Louis Armstrong and...
{sidebar title='in + out'} Tanya Tagaq sounds off on the things enquiring minds want to know. On abstract sound and the megaphone of fame: “There’s so much strife in the world...
It couldn’t be more timely: battles in Iraq and Syria have bumped the Gaza disaster off most news feeds, but conflicts between Jews and Muslims still rage on in the Middle East...
With cello soloist Ariel Barnes. At the Orpheum on Sunday (October 5). Continues on Monday (October 6) at the Bell Performing Arts Centre The Elgar was great, but the Vaughan...
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Roadsides (Independent) It would have given me great pleasure to announce that one of the year’s best Hebrew-language recordings was made in Vancouver, but no...

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