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What you most need to know about interdisciplinary artist Marc Couroux, beyond that he is a pianist of prodigious talent, is that he speaks in full paragraphs, singularly...
It's a symptom of our culture's resistance to change that many of the staples of what's commonly called "new music" are anything but new. John Cage (1912-92), Morton Feldman (...
A lot of listeners are describing Ottawa-born singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards's sophomore effort as sounding like Lucinda Williams fronting Crazy Horse, which is fair...
Lurching in his wheelchair, hunching his thin shoulders and gesticulating with his large hands, Vic Chesnutt is describing one of his favourite eureka moments. It came, he...
One of the better ideas I've had lately was to get Pat Metheny and Wynton Marsalis together for a roundtable discussion on the state of jazz today. It didn't happen, mind you...
Here in North America, our freedoms are secured by the armed might of a military-industrial oligopoly ruled by a delusional fundamentalist. Is it any wonder that we live in a...
GABRIOLA ISLAND-It's like staring into the abyss, only much, much sweeter. Sprawled on this sandstone slab, 50 metres above the plum-purple waters of Northumberland Channel, I...
Like most musicians, Gordon Grdina is pleased when people are interested in his work, and he seems perfectly happy to discuss his formative influences, his musical upbringing...
By Anne Giardini. HarperCollinsCanada, 278 pp, $29.95, hardcover. I don't believe in Happiness. Oh, that doesn't mean that there's not lots to like about former National...
At the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, February 20. An Iranian Business Directory presentation, in collaboration with Caravan World Rhythms. An old proverb claims that you can't...

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