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Palimpsest Curated by Bradshaw Pack. A Standing Wave production. At the Vancouver East Cultural Centre on Thursday, June 2 Synesthesia, the dictionary tells us, is "a...
"Blues without religion makes a poor man lose his soul," sings James Blood Ulmer on his new CD, Birthright, and with those 10 words the veteran performer has laid out a...
The technology was always fascinating. The music was sometimes horrid. It's not that it was all space-age blips and beeps and bizarre, uncategorizable noises: that's what...
As of last month, some of the greatest recordings of old-time music are now available in a newfangled format. The Rounder Archive series, which opened its electronic doors at...
It's easy to take the power of music for granted, especially when its sound wafts from every restaurant patio, from every gridlocked automobile, from every jogger's iPod. But...
On the bandstand, frequent duo partners Sonny Fortune and Rashied Ali play so well together that there's no need for bass or piano: their sax-and-drums telepathy is satisfying...
Momentum (Nonesuch/Warner) If you think you've heard it all before, you probably have: the current era is one of musical retrenchment, so we can only hope that it's the...
In this richly cosmopolitan city, viewers can readily be exposed to many different kinds of dance, from ballet to modern to jazz, and from Irish step-dancing to South Asian...
Artistic director Dugg Simpson's calling it a musical "reality check", but so long as the rain holds off, most listeners are going to find this year's edition of the Vancouver...
If you're between 20 and 60 and have ever owned or operated a radio, chances are that you're familiar with the work of Robbie King-whether you know it or not. Skimming the...

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