23 Aug 2015

Simone Osborne’s Gilda

‘P.S: As soon as you get this let­ter, put on your skates; run about the city and find some­one of influ­ence to get us per­mis­sion to do Le roi s’amuse. Don’t go to sleep; give your­self a good shake; do it at once.’ So wrote Giuseppe Verdi to his librettist, Francisco

18 Aug 2015

Dimitri Tzotzos

Bread and Meate! Buy a candlesticke? Buy any prunes? Buy a washing ball? In 18th Century London, bread lovers knew when their favourite loaves or buns were ready for purchase. Street vendors – ringing their bells, clanging their pots – would shout each other down with their musical cries. Bread

11 Aug 2015

Anthony Poon

The Big Day. The Best Day of your Life. Or is it: The First Day of the Rest of your Life? If your work involves weddings, then you better get it right. Who wants to be responsible for bungling this day of all days? Wedding videographers have a persnickety task.

07 Aug 2015

The Getz Ear

Who is going to be the Next Big Thing in Classical Music? Ask Leila Getz. Every year, new, promising talents gain notice in this country or that – fronting symphonies, winning competitions. Over time, the odd one will enthrall the classical masses and leap into superstardom. Since starting the Vancouver

04 Aug 2015

Sandy Pell

It is generally not considered a good sign if people are staring at meeting room walls. Please stop talking. For the love of all that is good, please stop talking. Yet, people from around the world – USA Today, Tech City News UK, Canadian Business, Azure Magazine, Mashable – are

31 Jul 2015

GSGD

Captain Stubing is awaiting the arrival of the new Youth Activities Cruise Coordinator, a motherless Maria Andrews. Maria arrives in her one remaining dress with a guitar, a clingy Auntie Em and a tune from Seussical the Musical. After this 2015 Love Boat is well out to sea, some thunder-spooked children join Maria

30 Jul 2015

Antony Holland

People across the province are reacting to the news of Antony Holland’s passing. He was a most talented actor and still such a force of life when, well into his 90’s, we interviewed him in January. Rest in peace, Antony. ••• Jessica, my girl, Look to my house. I am

21 Jul 2015

Lyndsay Sung

“Would you kids like a treat?” The answer was always yes, but all grins were off until the ‘treat’ was revealed. There were those parents who thought that a pre-peeled orange or a beet-flavoured oat bar was a treat. Nope. There were those who offered up digestive cookies or puddin

19 Jul 2015

Ricardo Rosas

Pastry Chef Ricardo Rosas enjoys watching person after person coming into Faubourg Paris to secure one of his domed lemon tarts. This ‘rich, smooth and tangy’ lemon curd – which sits atop vanilla milk foam in a flaky tart shell – is one of their best-sellers. The lemon tart is also

14 Jul 2015

Jessica Stuart

‘It will not be easy But I plan to keep My quiet revolution on.’ Jessica Stuart’s quiet revolution is marching right through creative boundaries. Armed with a 13 string Japanese koto, a Brazilian agate guitar pick and folk-jazz-indie rock vocals, Jessica Stuart resists easy labeling. She and her “fantastic” rotating cast