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John Bishop

Despite being one of the first celebrity chefs in Vancouver and the owner of one of the most established restaurants in the city, John Bishop seems humble.

Twitter/Art+SocialMedia Show at Diane Farris Gallery

On opening night of a ground-breaking show at Diane Farris Gallery, art mixed it up with social media and local celebrity and became The Celebrity at this analog event. The pictures are worth a thousa

From Vancouver Dance Studios to the Largest Theatre in the World: An Interview with Cirque Du Soleil's Melena Rounis

Melena Rounis is a local BC dancer, who is the definition of persistence. When she faced rejection at auditions, she pushed harder. When she encountered success, she continued to strive. This...

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas's Fresh Perspective on Haida Art

In Yahgulanaas’s art, individual forms often have multiple meanings, depending on how you turn your head. Yahgulanaas calls it “visual punning.” When he feels a meaning is becoming too obvious in a pa

Violinist Marc Destrubé is as Wonderful as the Music he Plays

He has just returned from Europe, performing in front of enthusiastic audiences in Poland and other places.

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

Cultural Olympiad continues during the Paralympic Games with daring dance, thoughtful theatre and awesome art.

Soul game

Raphael Saadiq dishes about his youth, music and video games.

Mascall Dance Presents White Spider with Set Design by Alan Storey and Music Composed by Jeff Corness

When three highly talented people get together and create a production, it is not hard to imagine how exciting the production is going to be.

Eyeballs to the Wall

Wall art is a home design essential. It's one of the most potent ways to express your personality in decorating. One piece can speak volumes. One of those revolting cartoon-jazz-musician prints on a f

The Cons of Consumption

Winnipeg curator provokes a closer look at the environmental, social costs of our collective appetite.