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#100: Les Cowboys Fringants @ Place de la Francophonie

February 25th, 2010 2 Comments

First things first, HAPPY 100TH POST, OLD SOCK DRAWER! Secondly, hello to all readers from Victoria, where I have been traipsing around for the past three days. So, my week definitely got off to an amazing start as a result of Sunday’s Cowboys Fringants concert. The last time they were in town, I missed their […]

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#099: Grand Dérangement @ Place de la Francophonie

February 17th, 2010 6 Comments

Currently listening to: “Dear Elkhorn” – Said the Whale Tap-dancing Acadian fiddlers rapping, playing jigs, and singing the blues. If that doesn’t already sound like a recipe for an epic evening, I don’t know what does. Named for the Acadian expulsion from Nova Scotia (historical context woohoo!), Grand Dérangement was definitely a delightful treat which […]

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#098: Mes Aïeux @ Place de la Francophonie

February 14th, 2010 3 Comments

Currently listening to: “Le Déni de l’Évidence” – Mes Aïeux Continuing in the recent vein of live music and theatre reviews, here’s bringing you the first in a series of upcoming Cultural Olympiad reviews. As a performing arts aficionado, I am infinitely gratified by the exposure and support that local Vancouver artists will gain from […]

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#097: Louis Riel @ The Chan Centre

February 6th, 2010 Comments Off on #097: Louis Riel @ The Chan Centre

Currently listening to: Cameron Golinsky’s rendition of “Mad World” (kid is brilliant) (click on picture for UBC Opera’s Facebook page) Last evening, I was lucky enough to score a complimentary ticket to UBC Opera’s Western Canada premiere of the Confederation-era historical opera, Louis Riel. Far from being what one usually expects from a traditional opera […]

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#094: Forbidden Broadway @ PAL Theatre

January 16th, 2010 1 Comment

Currently listening to: “Aside” – The Weakerthans One and a half hours of madcap Broadway spoofs later, my Saturday is officially made. Under the direction of Ryan Mooney, Fighting Chance Productions did an absolutely phenomenal job of this collection of (in my opinion) musical theatre staples – after all, what’s Broadway if you take yourself […]