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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...


Wild Child

By John Thomson on Apr 1, 2016

“I’m a show-off. I can’t help it,” admits Vicki Gabereau, the former host of *Gabereau* on CBC Radio for 12 years and CTV’s *Gabereau Live* for eight, “and the more wild the situation gets, the wilder I get. Read more...


More Than Meets the Eye

By John Thomson on Nov 2, 2015

Jim attributes his plucky, life-affirming attitude to his Catholic parents and a warm and stable upbringing in St. Louis, Missouri. Religion factored in his home life; his cousin was a nun, but music figured prominently, too. Read more...


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