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We’ve all heard tales of how people have found purpose, inspiration, or even a new identity through some apparently random occurrence. But Alicia J. Rose’s overnight metamorphosis...
In an ideal world, Dakhabrakha would be just another ethno-fusion band, although an exceptionally skilled, photogenic, and exciting one. Like other recent visitors to Vancouver—...
Juliet Was a SurpriseBy Bill Gaston. Hamish Hamilton, 201 pp, softcover Bill Gaston’s latest short-story collection is rich in common CanLit themes, and initially this seems a...
Not many improvising musicians show up for the gig in spandex, but Taylor Ho Bynum is an exception. Just don’t expect him to appear in hair-metal meggings, however. This summer,...
Having grown up in a family of fiddlers, Rachel Davis is well aware that there are some aspects of Cape Breton tradition that you mess with at your peril. And yet, with the whole...
It’s taken six decades for Barbara Pentland and Dorothy Livesay’s The Lake to find a home—and now that it has, no more appropriate venue could be desired. When Astrolabe Musik...
By George Frederick Handel. An Early Music Vancouver production as part of the Vancouver Early Music Festival. At the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, August 7...
Who says concept albums can’t be fun? Not Five Alarm Funk’s Tayo Branston, currently riding high on the success of his band’s fifth full-length, Abandonearth, and even higher on a...
There are places Gordie Johnson would rather be than “downtown dang old Toronto”, but August in Hogtown does have its compensations, including the annual Caribana festival. “Great...
Although India Live, a free Granville Street block party taking place this weekend, offers something for pretty much everyone, it’s clear that music is the main attraction. Past...

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