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John Higgins

John Higgins is a student at BCIT pursuing an Associate Certificate in Technical Writing. A musician by trade, he has spent the last ten years backing up several country bands, playing bass, mandolin and electric guitar. He is a member of the songwriting and music publishing community through the Canadian Country Music Association and SOCAN and hopes to expand his options as a writer by channeling that experience into other fields. John lives in Surrey with his wife Maria and son Riley.



 Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Banjo royalty captivates at the Chan Centre

If there is a first family of banjo, it's this couple. Béla Fleck and his wife Abigail Washburn played to an appreciative crowd at the nearly-full Chan Centre.

Underbelly is a must-see

Jayson McDonald brings his award-winning show to the Vancity Culture Lab until March 30.

Yemen Blues will make you move

World music sensation Yemen Blues returns to Vancouver for the fourth straight year as part of Chutzpah!, Vancouver’s yearly Jewish performing arts extravaganza.

Bodytraffic delights as Chutzpah! kicks off in style

Tonight’s show was a three-part affair, the work of three talented choreographers coming together with a group of dancers who have wowed sold-out crowds around the world.
Sayer Roberts and Kazumi Evans in Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out Of A Dream

"Out Of A Dream" is a labour of love

This Valentine's, treat your love to a fantastic new Rodgers and Hammerstein revue at the newly re-opened York Theatre.
WCR Ltd.’s Barry Glotman and Gordon Diamond with Heather Redfern and staff.

West Coast Reduction’s gift to Cultch benefits entire arts community

Vancouver's family owned The Cultch received a monumental gift from their longest standing corporate partner, West Coast Reduction Ltd.