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Timpani take centre stage at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Rituals
A Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presentation. At the Orpheum Annex on Saturday, April 20 Pity the poor percussionist who needed to rent a timpani last Saturday night! Most of...
Speaking in Ligeti is one of the freshest productions to hit Vancouver this year
Choreographed by Martha Carter. Presented by Marta Marta Productions, with the Dance Centre and Vancouver New Music. At the Scotiabank Dance Centre on Friday, April 19 Joy is not...
Music Arts Reviews
Simon Trpčeski performs an inspiring evening of music at the Chan Centre
A Vancouver Recital Society production. At the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, April 18 It’s hard to imagine Simon Trpčeski floating through the perfumed delicacy...
Standing Wave's Vansterdam forges global connections
We’re trying to drum up similarities between Amsterdam and Vancouver, and John Korsrud isn’t being much help. Oh, there are the obvious parallels, chiefly those having to do with...
Speaking in Ligeti dances with strings
Researching Marta Marta Productions’ upcoming Speaking in Ligeti has been an interestingly circuitous process for choreographer Martha Carter—one that’s brought her back to her...
The Iskwew Singers take a modern approach
You’d never guess that Ninikamawinân: Songs of Our People was made in a hurry, perhaps because at least one of the tunes the Iskwew Singers recorded for their debut is older than...
No dead wood at Peggy Lee concert
It’s quite a cast of characters that Peggy Lee has assembled for her Film in Music show at the Ironworks: joining the acclaimed cellist will be violinist Jesse Zubot, trumpeter...
Evalyn Parry puts a new SPIN on cycling
Evalyn Parry covers a lot of ground in SPIN. Part poetic song cycle, part theatrical vehicle, it’s an extended meditation on feminism, marketing, ecological issues, gender...
Sex, death, and depravity shape 34 Puñaladas’ songs
Few bands need a lyric sheet more than 34 Puñaladas, because there’s a definite disconnect between this Buenos Aires–based quintet’s sound and what its songs are about. Acoustic...
Child of Vengeance is a fast-paced ride through the bloody world of the samurai
By David Kirk. Doubleday Canada, 322 pp, hardcover There’s something disturbingly calculated about Child of Vengeance, which is almost certainly the first in a series of fictions...
Star Trek’s John Cho on George Takei, the Sulu army, and being J.J. Abrams’s “Asian puppet”
Nominees for 2013 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards announced
RCMP seek woman who made racist comments near Cloverdale Rodeo
UBC prof Benjamin Perrin denies he was consulted on $90,000 payment to Senator Mike Duffy
NPA councillor raises concern about Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
Matt Toner: New Democrats need the courage to go with our convictions now more than ever
Jack Chivo: Lessons for the NDP's Mr. Bean from the B.C. election
Ear of Newt: my first and last interview with Ray Manzarek of the Doors
My first boyfriend took advantage of me and I want an apology
Former David Bowie bassist Trevor Bolder dies of cancer at 62
Clueless Kelly Sutherland isn't the only one who hates the Canucks
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
Out of Character offers clues as to why a leader lacking in hubris lost the B.C. election
Daniel Veniez: Adrian Dix is the reason I'm voting B.C. NDP for the first time in my life
Church vies to take over Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
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