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Julian Lage’s virtuosity gave Nels Cline a kick in the ass
Accomplished as he is, Nels Cline had the same reaction as lesser mortals on first hearing the 26-year-old guitarist Julian Lage: sheer amazement. And the awe, it seems, only...
Norma Winstone put a new spin on Muppets and more
Over the past 45 years, record producer Manfred Eicher has led the ECM label from triumph to triumph, assembling a catalogue of impeccable quality while spreading the fame of...
Tim Eriksen has fun with his dead-serious dedication
In trying to convey just how rich and strange his life has been, Tim Eriksen likes to travel back to 2002, when he was working on the film Cold Mountain as a consultant to music...
Chor Leoni explores the hits ahead of 2014–2015 season
Fraser Valley commuters have nothing on Erick Lichte: his one-way journey from home to office takes a minimum of seven hours, most of it spent on a bus transiting from Portland,...
Pencils meet performing art at the Vancouver Draw Down
Sign up early, and you’ll get a free pencil. Stick with it, though, and self-esteem might also be yours—or at least that’s the way Marie Lopes sees it. The spark plug behind...
Reticent Hiromi Uehara comes alive with her trio
Critics and listeners alike have to guard against mistaking the artist for the art, but that’s not a problem when it comes to the Japanese jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara, who’s...
TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival features two musical takes on the Komagata Maru
It might seem strange that this year’s TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival features not one but two musical projects inspired by the Komagata Maru centenary, but consider...
Hard Rubber Orchestra changed Darcy James Argue’s outlook
Sometime during the last millennium—maybe 1990, or perhaps 1991—Darcy James Argue stood in front of the roiling horns of the Hard Rubber Orchestra and had his life irrevocably...
Fact and fantasy make music in Sean Michaels's Us Conductors
Profile Sean Michaels Soviet record-keeping being what it was, there are gaps in the chronology. And yet we can be fairly certain that the Russian inventor Léon Theremin wasn’t an...
David Adams Richards offers small-town realism in Crimes Against My Brother
Crimes Against My BrotherBy David Adams Richards. Doubleday Canada, 400 pp, hardcover It’s no stretch to say that David Adams Richards is the Feodor Dostoyevsky of Canadian...
Gwynne Dyer: Middle East Christians are going, going, gone
Vancouver Artist Studio Awards Program offers professionals free and low-rent creative space
Stabbings injure four in Abbotsford and one on SkyTrain
Reasonable Doubt: Liam McKnight and Canada’s medical marijuana laws
Former Sea World trainers from Blackfish call for an end to cetacean captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium
Housing activists demand end to gentrification in Downtown Eastside
Greenpeace: Lego's deal with Shell isn't awesome
Vancouver law firm loses bid to collect payment to Canada Revenue Agency on behalf of client
Mary Lambert brings Vancouver Folk Music Fest audience to tears
Mad Max: Fury Road trailer recalls that stunning Road Warrior vibe
Johnny Winter's absence from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a bloody outrage
Vietnamese teacher talks about the seven types of Vancouver girls
Day 3 of the Pemberton Music Festival suggests indie-rock is officially dead
Vancouver police raid second marijuana dispensary in less than two months
More trains moving oil through B.C. raise fears of a Lac-Mégantic disaster
Sid Chow Tan: Homeless no more, evicted no more, silenced no more
#WomenAgainstFeminism says patriarchy is over, yay!
Merritt's Bass Coast music festival bans attendees from wearing Native headdresses
Burnaby resident Hasibullah Yusufzai charged with terrorism-related offence
Homeless campers bring protest to Vancouver City Hall
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