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Sean Bickerton

Born in Vancouver, Sean Bickerton has spent his entire life involved in the performing arts. In 1986 he moved to New York to work at Columbia Artists Management Inc. where he learned the business of managing careers and producing international concert tours for celebrated artists and ensembles.

When he was younger, Sean played violin in the Victoria Symphony and worked for the Vancouver Recital Series, Vancouver Youth Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony and Courtenay Youth Music Centre.

He is currently a partner in ArtistManager.Net - Talented Websites for the Most Talented People in the World.

Making Music in Manhattan

I was born at the dawn of the space age in a nation not yet formed, subject of an Empire that no longer exists. I remember staring starstruck up at Sputnik, that first resounding Soviet shot across...

Vancouver riots: an assault on Vancouver values

We first noticed a few puffs of light-coloured smoke billowing gently up into the blue night sky a few blocks away from our home. "That's near the post office," I said to Tom, my spouse. Then the...

Is PAVCO's proposed mega-casino at B.C. Place too big to fail? No!!!!

Just picture it. We did. Cash from the proposed mega-casino at B.C. Place, heads down I-5 to the Las Vegas-based Paragon Gaming as revenue. The sleaze stays here.

A bank shot to save Creekside Park

When I was a boy we played marbles at recess and lunchtime with a passion and intensity difficult to comprehend in this more digital age. The rules were everything and strictly enforced. If you lost...

In praise of height and density

Despite its sleepy reputation, Vancouver has always been a brash city of big dreams and rough ambition, a big sprawling brat of a frontier town. It's fitting we mark noon every day with the...

Guns, gangs and steel

Two weeks before Christmas, ten young people were gunned down on the streets of Vancouver just one block from where our Mayor and his family slept. Eight of the victims remain hospitalized with two...