22 Apr 2018

Tonye Aganaba

i. I work as a: Singer-Songwriter, Social Justice Advocate, Arts Educator & Facilitator I write and produce music, tour regularly, play local shows. I paint, do photography, and have a real passion for design. I have developed an arts based education program providing kids with creative ways to deal with issues

06 Apr 2018

Take 6 Night

If you’re pitch-sensitive and like a well-rounded a cappella sound with complex harmonies, you’ll be thrilled to know that Take 6 – the Grammy-laden group based in Nashville – are at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre tonight. Last we checked, there were still tickets left. This is a much-revered group that

20 Jun 2017

Branford + Nik @ The Jazz Festival

Nature and nurture have baked music deep into the bones of the Marsalis family. Ellis, Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo, Jason. Here they are ‘struttin’ with some barbecue.’ Marsali have been in and out of Vancouver at Jazz Festivals over the years. This year, it’s the oldest brother, saxophonist and clarinettist Branford

30 Apr 2017

Solange Knowles

Finally, some good came from surfing the Internet mid-sentence. Solange Knowles was visiting town in support of her striking new album, A Seat at the Table. This Vancouver leg of her Scales museum tour would feature three concerts of just 105 people each – first come, first served. Yes. Buy. Check

28 Apr 2017

Erin Wall Q/A

Once alive with hope and love – now in the dust dying. Some call it opera’s greatest tragedy. When Iago inflames the jealous Otello, it is Desdemona who pays with her life. Shakespeare’s story comes brilliantly to stage through the music of Giuseppe Verdi and the lyrics of Arrigo Boito.

18 Oct 2016

Sam Cave

We were running down Railspur Alley, a little late to a meeting on an officeboat. (What an entirely Vancouver sentence 🙈) But, we had to pause to listen to a busker who caught our attention: Sam Cave. Cave was singing one of his own songs and playing some great guitar. How

23 Feb 2016

Laura Widgett

We first saw Laura Widgett at Chor Leoni’s At Home, a fundraiser held in a home of all homes: Vancouver’s Casa Mia. Erick Lichte had already led his male lions through an ever-brilliant performance. MC Fred Lee had instructed all of the attendees to grab their drinks and gather close. We

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

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