Dan McPeake

Dan is an actor, writer, filmmaker, blogger and radio host.  You can find his weekly radio series, Endeavours, on Mondays 5-6pm on CJSF 90.1fm or on www.cjsf.ca. You can also find his “underground reviewer” blog, Wilde Thing at irishbluejay.wordpress.com

Serena Ryder Fulfills Dream, Plays Commodore

Unlike certain other Canadian singers, Serena is much-loved here in her home country by listeners from coast to coast.

A Little Bit of Magic at the Chan

Abundance. That was a word that came up frequently during Lila Downs’ set at The Chan Centre on Sunday night. This Mexican-aboriginal-British-American performer is full of it. She sang for just under...

Local teens use theatre to raise money for Ugandan girls

High school is a time when most teens are finding themselves. They are finding what inspires them, moves them; creates their passions. But it is also a time when we start paying attention to the...

Randy Bachman Offers a Retrospective

This was my second time seeing Randy Bachman. A couple of things were different. First, he wasn’t playing with Tom Cochrane and Red Rider. Second, there was more, much more storytelling involved....

Former sitcom star brings comedy act to town

Dave Coulier talks life after Full House, his clean comedy act and ice hockey.

St. Patrick's Day and the art of beer making

St. Patrick’s Day is the biggest and best day of the year for a lot of pubs and breweries. One such place is Central City Brewhouse. Located at SFU Surrey, across from Surrey Central SkyTrain, they...

CelticFest 2013 in Vancouver

Vancouver’s ninth annual CelticFest is in full-swing. This year we have many local favourites – including Whiskeydicks, Mairi (pronounced Maddy) Rankin – as well as great traditional players...
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Great Big Sea Celebrates 20 Years With a Bang

It’s hard for me to be objective in this review. You see, I have been a fan of Great Big Sea (and Celtic music in general) for a very long time. I first saw them perform about 12 years ago. A few...

Martha Wainwright does family proud

Like her brother Rufus, Martha Wainwright can perform in both English and French. Like her brother, she has her own distinct sound and unique style. At her performance Saturday night at the Rio...

The Man Behind The Mustache: Rick Roberts on playing Jack Layton

Jack Layton and Olivia Chow really lived what they believed, says actor Rick Roberts.