Jason Hall

Jason Hall, Senior Editor - Arts & Culture, brings his passion for the local side of the Vancouver arts scene to the Vancouver Observer. Having grown up in a family of artists and theatrical designers of various sorts, he developed an early love for visual as well as performing arts. 
 
Previous to taking up the pen, he played clarinet with a number of orchestras in Canada (including the Vancouver Symphony), and continues to perform around the city. He also cycle commutes to Burnaby where he works as Marketing Content Writer for Webtech Wireless (a software company), and is instructor for BCIT’s Associate Certificate in Technical Writing program. 
See his website at JasonHall.ca and follow him on twitter: @jasonhall_ca

Three thumbs up for Shattered Cabaret

“Weird” was a word on the lips of most everyone leaving the York Theatre Tuesday night, but you’d think they’d come expressly to get their dose of it.

Music and architecture tackle sustainability

Sound Space Architecture, a concert by Vancouver New Music and hosted at UBC's CIRS building explored sustainability in new ways.

Underbelly is a must-see

Jayson McDonald brings his award-winning show to the Vancity Culture Lab until March 30.
Chelsea Hotel returns to The Firehall Arts Theatre

Chelsea Hotel makes a confident return to Firehall

Chelsea Hotel is confident in two ways: it starts with one of the greatest poet/musicians this country has produced, and it doesn’t bore us by reminding us how deep and significant Cohen is.

Heller Lecture presents the central moment of Burtynsky’s “Terrible Beauty”

In the 18th and 19th centuries, painters such as Constable or Turner sought to awe the viewer through their depictions of nature; Burtynsky brings the subjection of nature by man as the source awe.

Porn cinema celebrates corybantic double release

Apart from the Holy Family, very little good art has come of virginity—it's the seedy stuff that we like best—so what could be better than an intimate solo piano recital in a converted porn cinema?

Orkestar Šlivovica finds kindred collaboration

Gypsy heart bears witness to a unique blending of southeast Europe and the Indian sub continent.

PuSH Festival finishes with “Saudade” (longing for more)

Zambujo’s Fado is more happy than sad, but it's the sad that makes it work so well.

Early Music Vancouver draws great performers from around the world

Early Music Vancouver’s series of summer courses and concerts at UBC should be a source of civic pride.
WCR Ltd.’s Barry Glotman and Gordon Diamond with Heather Redfern and staff.

West Coast Reduction’s gift to Cultch benefits entire arts community

Vancouver's family owned The Cultch received a monumental gift from their longest standing corporate partner, West Coast Reduction Ltd.
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