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To celebrate 20 years, musica intima mines its “greatest hits”
If hearing some of the most nuanced choral singing in the city isn’t enough to get you out to one of musica intima’s 20th-anniversary concerts this weekend, consider that the...
Hobson’s Choice offers quiet acoustic sensuality
In this age of super-compressed radio hits and speedy dance-floor bangers, Hobson’s Choice offers a different kind of pleasure: the quiet sensuality of three acoustic instruments...
On the Map leads to unexpected crossroads
By Simon Garfield. Gotham, 464 pp, hardcover Among the many pleasures of historian Simon Garfield’s cartographic study On the Map are its endpapers, which depict the subway...
Music Arts Reviews
Vancouver Opera's The Magic Flute is an exceptionally handsome production
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A Vancouver Opera production. At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Saturday, March 9. Continues on March 12, 14, 16, and 17 At The Gathering, the cutting-...
Kitt Johnson's DRIFT or drive accesses the subconscious
A Kitt Johnson X-act production. A Vancouver International Dance Festival presentation. At the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre on Friday, March 8. No remaining...
John Reischman's Walk Along John is not to be missed
Walk Along John (Corvus) How great a mandolinist is John Reischman? Let’s put it this way: the instrument’s reigning superstar, Punch Brothers bandleader Chris Thile, learned to...
Black Leather Jesus brings the S & M noise to Destroy Vancouver V
Destroy Vancouver VAt VIVO Media Arts Centre on Saturday, March 2 It’s only fun if someone loses an eye. Actually, I’m not quite sure how much fun witnessing on-stage mutilation...
Sayed Kashua probes Israel’s complex reality in Second Person Singular
In Israel, you can be many different things. Arab or Jew, of course, but beyond that basic distinction the categories are endless: Fatah or Hamas; West Bank Palestinian or...
Mantra Percussion's Timber is a tale of two-by-fours
According to Mantra Percussion’s Mike McCurdy, composer Michael Gordon had one simple, straightforward idea in mind when he began work on what would eventually become Timber. “He...
Spring arts 2013: Goldberg, two-by-fours, and Tea hit high notes
No particular trend dominates this spring’s classical- and new-music programming, unless it’s our city’s wholehearted embrace of diversity and excellence. Oh, and the omnipresence...
Six random thoughts about the Globe and Mail, Rob Ford, and Doug Ford
Mumford & Sons shows instrumental flair in Surrey
How to get around the Washington state Skagit River Bridge collapse
Aspects of Vancouver’s crack scene resemble those of Brazil
New ShitHarperDid ad to receive television debut tonight during CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada
Sasquatch 2013 day one: Vancouver’s Japandroids tell Mother Nature to go fuck herself
Your horoscope for May 23 to 29, 2013
B.C. pharmaceutical watchdog again facing uncertain future
Too early for B.C. NDP to be contemplating Adrian Dix’s future, says ex-MLA
Market delays Hastings-Sunrise's Alba project
B.C. NDP grapples with stunning provincial election loss
B.C. Liberals win fourth consecutive majority government
What B.C. New Democrats need to think about in the wake of an election debacle
B.C. Liberals celebrate majority win, Christy Clark loses Point Grey battle
Marc Emery blogs from prison about the B.C. election, the NDP loss, and the B.C. Greens' future
Martyn Brown: Vote Once, Think Twice
Matt Toner: New Democrats need the courage to go with our convictions now more than ever
Fleetwood Mac's classics please the masses in Vancouver
Out of Character offers clues as to why a leader lacking in hubris lost the B.C. election
Mayor Gregor Robertson relies on public relations, but does that add up to real citizen involvement?
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