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Melissa’s forgeries, Rami’s dead-on Freddie Mercury and a cult classic re-imagined

Also: a bit of opera (real with Maria Callas and fictional in Bel Canto) and an ode to BC’s chief geographical feature in This Mountain Life

PHOTOS: Queen and Adam Lambert rock Vancouver

Article and photography by Craig Fleisch

Don't Rush the Stage: A Guide to Karaoke Etiquette in Vancouver

After someone tried to hijack my song during karaoke, I decided some guidelines were in order.