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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHO: Lauryn Hill WHEN: Nov. 8. 8pm WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Theatre WHY:  Despite her success, both as a member of the Fugees and as a solo performer, Lauryn Hill remains a somewhat polarizing figure.  Fair or not, Hill is known as much for her music as her controversies: showing up late to concerts, going to prison for tax evasion, taking on the Catholic Church.  But there can be no denying it: The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill is a classic album, full of soul and funk and mad hooks.  So although she might be late, and...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT: Word Vancouver WHEN: Sept. 21 – 25 WHERE: Various Vancouver Venues WHY:  Because any celebration of the written word is a worthwhile celebration.  Word Vancouver is an annual festival of words and books for all ages.  Highlights include a marketplace, readings, panel discussions, workshops, a variety of entertainment options, typewriter stations, and family activities that include authors, books, magazines, comics, and literacy exhibitions.  Authors featured at this year's festival include Joy...

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VANCOUVER FRINGE FESTIVAL

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on VANCOUVER FRINGE FESTIVAL

VANCOUVER FRINGE FESTIVAL

  WHAT: Vancouver Fringe Festival WHEN: September 8-18 WHERE: Various Granvile Island and East Vancouver Venues WHY: Always highly anticipated, the Fringe Fest has become one of Vancouver's most popular and most important cultural events. A week long celebration of independent theatre, Fringe shows are notoriously offbeat, irreverent, and thought-provoking.  This year's festival features over 110 diverse preformances, with titles like "Trump: the Musical;" "Love, Lust, and Lace;" and...

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ANDERSON .PAAK

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on ANDERSON .PAAK

ANDERSON .PAAK

  WHO: Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals WHEN: Sept. 4, 7pm WHERE:Vogue Theatre WHY: Since appearing on Dr. Dre's 2015 Compton Soundtrack, Anderson .Paak has completely blown up into a bona fide star.  His soulful approach to hip hop is a breath of fresh air in the sometimes stagnating world of rap music.  Reminiscent of the Roots in their heyday, Paak and his backing band, the Free Nationals are a perfect blend of talent and musicianship.  Having lived a pretty hard knock life himself, Paak's lyrics...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT: Duran Duran with Chic, featuring Nile Rodgers WHEN: August 28 WHERE: Rogers Arena WHY: Get out the red pants, the pointy shoes, and the Joico gel – Duran Duran is back!  One of the biggest bands of the 80's, Duran Duran penned some of that decades biggest songs: "Rio," "Hungry Like the Wolf," "Say a Prayer" and a bunch more.  Part new wave, part rock, part funk, part dance,these guys revolutionized the 80's sound.  If that were not enough, this time around Duran Duran is...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT: West Side Story – Theatre Under the Stars WHEN: Ongoing to August 27th WHERE: Malkin Bowl WHY: A modern retelling of the greatest love story ever told (Romeo and Juliet, of course), West Side Story is a classic musical if there ever was one.  Set on the mean streets of 1950's New York City, West Side Story is a tale of two rival gangs, and the star-crossed lovers caught in the middle.  With music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, it is a fantastic romp, featuring classic songs like "I...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT: The Powell Street Festival WHEN: July 30 – 31 WHERE: Powell Street, Oppenheimer Park and various locations WHY: Now in its 40th year, the Powell Street Festival is Canada's largest celebration of Japanese arts and culture.  Located in and around Japantown on Powell St, the festival includes live performances, martial arts demonstrations, crafts, and a whole lotta tasty Japanese food.  The eclectic lineup of performers includes Australian koto virtuoso Miyama McQueen-Tokita, Tutchone-Japanese...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT: 7 – Masters of Applied Art Low Residence Graduate Exhibition WHEN: July 22 – 30 WHERE: Charles H. Scott Gallery WHY: Emily Carr's "low residency" program is a unique one.  Geared toward professionals who are unable to participate in long-term study at Emily Carr's Vancouver campus, the program allows artists from across the country to complete their studies and their theses primarily from the home towns, along with a few weeks of intensive study in Vancouver.  The result: works of art that...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT The Vancouver Folk Music Festival: WHEN: July 15 -17 WHERE: Jericho Beach Park WHY: THe Vancouver Folk Fest needs no introduction.  It is a little world of its own, and one of the best musica festivals this city has to offer.  The musical lienup is always eclectic, opting for quality and variety over big names.  This year is no different, with artists from Senegal, Estonia, and Venezuela will the share 5 stages with artists from North America and Europe.  Highlights include the return of Bruce Cockburn, local...

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EAR TO THE GROUND

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Ear to the Ground, Highlighted Features | Comments Off on EAR TO THE GROUND

EAR TO THE GROUND

  WHAT: Indian Summer Festival WHEN: July 7 – 16 WHERE: Various Vancouver locations WHY: Truly one of our city's most eclectic and vibrant events, the Indian Summer Festival is a ten day celebration of art, culture, and ideas.  The festival combines a variety of disciplines and a variety of artists, thinkers, filmmakers, musicians, and writers to produce events that are as entertaining as they are thought-provoking.  A few of the artists appearing at this year's festival are local culinary legend, Vikram Vij;...

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