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Montreal is just a five-hour flight away, but the cultural capital of Francophone Canada can sometimes seem as remote as Antarctica. West Coast residents know the city as the...
Tom Wilson has always had an enormous voice, but on his new collaboration with producer and harmonica player Bob Lanois, he proves that he's got the heart to match. Which is a...
This year's edition of the LIVE Biennial of Performance Art is dedicated to the notion of the artist as prophet, shaman, masochist, addict, and anarchist-and with that in mind...
By Clint Burnham. Arsenal Pulp Press, 187 pp, $18.95, softcover. The action's always elsewhere. Someone, we're not sure who, is going to get offed in prison. Someone else,...
Debuts like Martha Wainwright's eponymous outing don't come along more than once or twice in a generation, but then again, most artists don't get to spend their entire...
Flip though the booklet that comes with Jann Arden's new, self-titled CD, and your eyes will inevitably be drawn to a series of sketches of a nude female figure, seen from...
You might think that after 40 years of playing together, the members of the Nihilist Spasm Band would be pretty good musicians-but you'd be wrong, at least in terms of their...
Although the notion of combining a jazz band with a string quartet is not exactly new, the blend has rarely been as fruitful as it is on Patrick Zimmerli's Phoenix, released...
At the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday, September 22 Somewhere overlooking Loch Ness, a candle is burning in a room once occupied by the self-styled "Great Beast", Aleister...
It's no wonder I think about food whenever I hear Pierre Bensusan's new CD, Altiplanos: the Algerian-born guitarist and singer is an accomplished chef, to the point of...

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