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Mastery and Magic: Bard on the Beach

By Carol Matthews on Jul 1, 2017

Night after night, Christopher Gaze, charismatic creator and Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, leaps up on stage – first in the large tent and then in the small one – to welcome sold-out audiences to each of the four Shakespeare plays that Bard produces every summer. Read more...


A Sense of Purpose

By Kiana Karimkhani on May 1, 2017

A Change of Mind is a Victoria-made documentary that centres on the body’s most complex organ, more delicate than a ripened peach: the brain. It uncovers the hidden epidemic of brain injury in which countless people are going unseen and undiagnosed. Read more...


The Best Medicine

By John Kelly on Apr 28, 2017

Our first experience with clowns is usually a good one that makes us happy, even if we’re too young to know why. But like many relationships, it sometimes sours over time. But on Canada’s west coast there is a troupe that not only works to rehabilitate the art form and resurrected a grand tradition, but puts smiles on the faces of everyone to whom they bring their passion. Read more...


Pas de Deux

By James Ellsworth on Feb 1, 2017

David Roland and Amalia Schelhorn continue to dance through life. They both had distinguished careers in ballet as “youngsters,” performing as principal dancers in several leading classical roles. Read more...


The Long Run

By John Thomson on Dec 1, 2016

“Lonesome Mary” kicks off the Chilliwack road show these days. The iconic BC band continues to thrill boomers and millennials alike with 20 to 25 engagements a year (primarily at fairs and festivals) belting out hits such as “Lonesome Mary,” “I Believe” and “Crazy Talk.” And of course their signature tune, “My Girl Read more...


Lucky Star

By Victoria Ford on Oct 1, 2016

“It’s like a lot of things in life, it all goes by so quickly.” So begins my conversation with Canadian actor Jackson Davies. Read more...


Blues and Blessings

By Kiana Karimkhani on Sep 1, 2016

From her name alone – not manufactured for the stage but chosen by her mother for its French evocation – one could deduce Sibel Thrasher was fated to be an entertainer. Read more...


The Power of Passion

By Angela Junker on Sep 1, 2016

To watch Arlene Van den Berg dance is to watch poetry of the body in movement. Arlene is a professional belly dancer and instructor, and a two-time breast cancer survivor. Read more...


Attached to Nature

By Hans Tammemagi on May 1, 2016

An elephant with a deeply creased grey hide, flapping ears the size of blankets, and menacing tusks loomed before me. The dry heat and dust of Africa rose around us. I was nervous and felt vulnerable, even though I was only standing in front of a painting. Read more...


Heart-driven Hippy

By Hans Tammemagi on May 1, 2016

If there is one word that sums up the irrepressible Valdy, it is “energy.” The smiling, impish, red-suspendered septuagenarian is constantly on the go. Read more...


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