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Vancouver named Cultural Capital of Canada
Mayor Gregor Robertson thanked Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore yesterday for naming Vancouver one of three 2011 Cultural Capitals of Canada and for providing the city with $1.75 million to...
Nov 12th, 2010
When the dominator energy came to town: the real IOC
The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics: Good for the city? Good for business? How?
Jun 10th, 2010
K'naan shows up at Junos on way to World Cup
K'Naan got older. Then he got stronger.
Linda Solomon Wood
Apr 18th, 2010
Raphael Saadiq Tops off Cultural Olympiad With Legendary Soul
Raphael Saadiq brought his legendary soul music to our lofty Orpheum as part of Vancouver's Cultural Olympiad series. If there's one thing VANOC definitely did right, it was Saturday night....
Mar 24th, 2010
Raphael Saadiq dishes about his youth, music and video games.
Mar 8th, 2010
K'Naan Sings a New Canadian Anthem
If I knew how to download and send two Itunes songs to everyone in the world, (and if I could afford it) I would send two songs from last night's K'Naan concert at the Orpheum Theatre, because I...
Linda Solomon Wood
Feb 26th, 2010
Art and anatomy intertwine at the Vancouver Art Gallery in Visceral Bodies exhibit.
Feb 22nd, 2010
Spoken World Takes Writing and Music in a New Direction
The stage of Performance Works at Granville Island was transformed last night as musicians and authors came together to present Spoken World, a literature event presented by the Vancouver...
Feb 19th, 2010
Haitian-American Olympic musical performer Daniel Bernard Roumain is the quintessential modern violinist
Daniel Bernard Roumain: An Olympic performer with flair. Think his hair is cool? Wait until you hear DBR play the violin...
Feb 17th, 2010
Otherworldly art installation Tracing Night takes audiences on an eerie journey.
Feb 11th, 2010