Vancouver Sun, January 10, 2014: TJ Dawe seems like an easy person to share your secrets with. Maybe it’s the way he speaks the day we meet in the bowels of the historic Firehall Arts Centre — softly and with a gentle urgency. Or maybe it’s his willingness to reach into his own soul and … Continue reading Theatre Preview: TJ Dawe in Medicine
Vancouver Sun, Dec. 23, 2013: Icona Pop has been a long time coming. The Swedish electro house pop duo were supposed to hit Vancouver in early September, but cancelled. Now, almost four months later, they were due to face a sold-out crowd at the Commodore. But would they be worth the wait? You may not … Continue reading Review: Icona Pop
This interview with lead singer Andrea Lo of The Belle Game ran in the Vancouver Sun on November 8, 2013 as a preview for their November 9 show, which sold out that day.
This profile of pianist Chilly Gonzales was written for the Vancouver Sun in November 2012. Chilly Gonzales isn't afraid to throw down a gauntlet. "I happen to think that instrumental music is the best way to get emotional power across, more so than words and music together," he announces over the phone from Quebec, where … Continue reading Chilly Gonzales is the master of his instrumental domain
Nina doesn’t like the term mistress. “Some people see it as being glamorous,” she says. “Other people think of it as bordering on something really bad.” But then the 31-year-old dental assistant, who asked to be identified only by her first name in order to protect those who may be hurt by her story, found … Continue reading Mistress fix-it takes to reality TV to counsel women
Presentation House Gallery is exploring the future of photography through the lens of 15 emerging Vancouver artists in its new exhibit, Phantasmagoria. According to director/curator Reid Shier, the exhibit is an informal sequel to the gallery's two previous exhibits, C. 1983 Part 1 and 2, which looked back on a high point in Vancouver's artistic … Continue reading Phantasmagoria
Rock of Ages feels more like a cynical cash grab than an homage to a bygone era of rock and roll. In jukebox musicals, the plot is often just a thin excuse for the songs but Rock of Ages tests the limit. It’s the mid-to-late '80s and in a little bar on the Sunset Strip, … Continue reading Review: Rock of Ages