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Archives Photos of the Day: Theatres

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 — 9:59am PDT
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Vancouver is only going on 126 years old but despite its infancy compared to most other world-class cities, it had a community that supported the arts right off the bat. I dug around the Vancouver Archives to find evidence of everything from Vancouver’s vibrant vaudeville days to its fanatical film-going culture, in neighbourhood theatres to […]

Magic Monday: Camilo The Magician

Monday, March 19th, 2012 — 1:09pm PDT
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Breaking away from the standard Music Monday theme, today it’s Magic Monday – another artform that entertains and dazzles. I have actually been contacted by several local slight-of-hand masters and illusionists lately so I have dedicated the next few Mondays to promoting their upcoming shows. The first is Camilo — whom you might recognize from […]

Vancouver Playhouse Closing

Friday, March 9th, 2012 — 3:42pm PDT
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The Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company announced today that it will be closing its curtains for the very last time on Saturday night after a final production of Hunchback. From The Vancouver Sun: The announcement was made Friday by the board chair, who said the decision was made at 4 a.m. after an emergency board meeting. […]

Ballet BC: Walking Mad & Other Works

Friday, March 9th, 2012 — 12:47pm PDT
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I wanted to get this post about last night’s opening performance Ballet BC‘s Walking Mad & other works out earlier today, but I got distracted with buying tickets for when they perform at the Surrey Arts Centre next Tuesday. That’s how much I enjoyed the evening — it was original, accessible, and absolutely exquisite. Photo […]

PuSh Festival 2012: Inspired by Craigslist

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 — 3:04pm PDT
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The PuSh Festival started this week and I’ll be covering the festival for Miss604. This particular festival happens at the exact right time of year; there is nothing like watching inventive performance art from around the world to distract you from the bleak cold January weather of Vancouver. And though I’m drawn to attend the […]

Vancouver History: Charles Marega

Thursday, January 12th, 2012 — 10:59am PDT
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Chances are you’ve passed by quite a few of Charles Marega’s pieces around Vancouver, perhaps several times daily. The Italian-born sculptor moved to Vancouver in 1909 and taught art in town for 30 years. He was commissioned to create some of the city’s most popular public art pieces including the following: Oppenheimer MonumentArchives Item# Mon […]