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A Letter from our Artslandia Ambassador Erick Lichte

The leaves are turning, the days are getting a bit cooler and it’s actually raining (here and there). Clearly, it’s fall, the time when the local arts groups are back in full swing with their concerts and preparations for this exciting arts season. My own choir, Chor Leoni, is staring down a crazy schedule for this fall and winter with ... Read More »

Ballet BC’s Program 1 is a First-rate Showcase of Contemporary Ballet

Ballet BC is now thirty years old, celebrating three decades of creative brilliance, and the company’s birthday gifts are manifold: a bold new logo and website, and a triumphant 2015/16 season kicking off with three can’t-miss works. Program 1—playing for one weekend only, November 5, 6, and 7, at the the Queen Elizabeth Theatre—includes a world premiere, a Canadian premiere, ... Read More »

Reminisce about the daring rock ‘n’ roll revolution of the 1950’s with “Red Rock Diner”

Does the name “Red Robinson” ring a bell? Here’s a hint: the famed Vancouver radio DJ shocked the airwaves in the 1950’s by playing the first R&B and blues records ever broadcast in Canada. He rubbed shoulders with everyone from The Beatles to Elvis, and his endorsement of local talent sent multiple careers skyrocketing south of the border. Red Rock ... Read More »

VNM’s Nomadic Streams Festival Expands Music’s Parameters

The crackle of leaves meets the crackle of static. The whoosh of waves follows the swell of cymbals. Ambient music emerges at that point of perception between foreground and background, between manmade music and naturally-occurring sound. Nomadic Streams, a three-day festival of ambient music presented for the 19th year running by Vancouver New Music, celebrates and explores that mutable intersection ... Read More »

Margo Kane and Kevin Loring tackle mom drama “For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again”

No relationship can be more fraught with ups and downs than that of mother and child. For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, written by Québécois playwright Michel Tremblay as a love letter to his late mother, explores the hilarity, heartbreak, disconnect and reconciliation of that relationship. Since it was first staged in 1998, this work has become a classic, ... Read More »