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Doubleday Canada, 415 pp, $32.95, hardcover. Sweetness in the Belly is one of those near-perfect fictions: a sustained flight of imagination backed up by firsthand...
A Festival Vancouver presentation. At the UBC First Nations Longhouse on Saturday, August 6 With its high ceilings and strikingly carved pillars, the UBC First Nations...
Come November, Alcvin Ramos knows exactly where he's going to be: leading a posse of his shakuhachi students into the mountains of Japan, where they'll harvest wild bamboo...
Overcoming adversity is nothing new to the Neville Brothers. Born into poverty, brought up on the streets, and at times crippled by their own appetites, Art, Aaron, Charles,...
If you're not familiar with George Frederick Handel's Acis and Galatea, don't be ashamed. Although the 1718 work prefigured such ever-popular oratorios as the Messiah, it is...
At 77, Lee Konitz has a few things figured out-including how to keep a marriage alive while enjoying the freedom of the bachelor lifestyle. Most of the year he spends in...
(Epic) Once you get past the hair and the frock, Welcome to Sunny Florida is an enjoyable document of a typical Tori Amos performance-but I wouldn't blame the star if, upon...
In what may be a music-industry first, Aimee Mann's new CD, The Forgotten Arm, comes with a disclaimer placed prominently inside its cover. "The characters and events...
Trippin' Wet (Independent) Straddling the boundary between jam-band rock and electric jazz (but leaning more toward the latter), guitarist Ryan Drolet's solo debut somehow...
At the Orpheum on Wednesday, July 20 If there was ever any question that Bob Dylan is uncomfortable in his unasked-for role as the voice of his generation, those doubts...

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