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The 2009 Juno Awards: Gala Awards Dinner

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After a lovely afternoon at Vancouver Fashion Week I’ve made my way over to the Juno Awards Gala Dinner were 32 awards will be handed out prior to the broadcast tomorrow, where the rest of the winners will be honored. Update: Minister Wally Oppal is giving a speech, which follows an introduction from Melanie Berry […]

The 2009 Juno Awards: Broadcast Preview

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This afternoon media were invited to GM Place to check out the stage and set for Sunday’s television broadcast of the Juno Awards. Executive Producer John Brunton and Set Designer Peter Faragher explained a bit about the botanic (yet pretty psychedelic) set. Meanwhile Dallas Green, of City and Colour, did some Q&A and fielded a […]

The 2009 Juno Awards: Interview with Matthew Barber

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After releasing his latest album Ghost Notes last year Matthew Barber has been nominated for a 2009 Juno Awards for Roots/Traditional Album of the Year (solo). “I was pleasantly surprised and happy about the Juno nomination – it always feels good to be recognized in that way,” noted Barber during our chat this afternoon. The […]

Big Rock Brewery Public Event to Kickoff Juno Weekend

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I’m all for events that are a) for the public b) free so I thought I would quickly highlight this Big Rock Brewing meet and greet session that will take place at the BC Liquor Store at 39th & Cambie (5555 Cambie Street). From 3:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday March 26th Ryan McMahon will be […]

The 2009 Juno Awards: The Trews at Terry Fox Secondary

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This Thursday, March 26th, The Trews will make an appearance at Terry Fox Secondary as the school is awarded a 2009 Band Aid grant from MusiCounts. Photo credit: Jim Wallace on Flickr MusiCounts‘ mission is to ensure that children in Canada have access to a comprehensive music program through their school. MusiCounts includes Band Aid […]

Most Influential British Columbians in History

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Last night on the Vancouver Sun’s site I came across a list of “British Columbia’s Best: A quest to determine the most influential person in BC’s history.” In November 2008 a poll including hundreds of names was setup and the results were then revealed in early January 2009 (while we were away in Iowa). Photo […]