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Jaclyn GuillouWinter for Beginners (Cellar Live) Criticism is a lonely job: sometimes it’s easy to think that no one’s listening, until foot lands firmly in mouth and the lynch...
If you’re looking for the new Josh Beamish, a good place to start is the Telus Youth Mentor Project’s on-stage debut, the first major dance event in what promises to be a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...

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