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Martha Sturdy, Designer

When Martha Sturdy sat in front of my Mamiya RZ medium format camera, she looked nothing but glamorous.

Street Kids Gain Access to New Media While Mayor Gregor Robertson and EA Sports Cut the Ribbon on New Opportunities

On Wednesday, January 13th, Mayor Gregor Robertson cut the ribbon on the new media room at Directions Youth Services, funded by EA Sports, an award winning developer of sports video games including...

Lee Matasi's Birthday Celebration, Four Years After His Murder

Lee Matasi was killed on December 3rd of 2005, outside the Red Room Nightclub in Downtown Vancouver. He was killed because Dennis White decided to get wasted and go to the club with a gun. Lee...

Olympic Art Freeze Silences Creative Critics

The hand of the Olympic brand is long, but is it long enough to change what artists make on the streets?

Over The Influence

As I sat in the audience watching Over The Influence perform at 604 DELITE, I felt like I was witnessing the dancer's equivalent to a Master's thesis. I caught up with this dance crew after...

Vancouver's Top Dance Crews Take Over the Vogue Theatre with 604 DELITE

604 Delite contained theatrical elements and entertaining narratives that pushed the boundaries of traditional dance performances. On Sunday at the Vogue Theatre Vancouver’s top dance crews received...

Vancouver band Bleating Hearts wields much emotional insight

This Vancouver band really bleats.

Melena Rounis

What do you do when the holidays have hit, the economy keeps diving, hunger counts are up, and the food bank is depleted?  Melena Rounis of Cirque du Soleil is offering a shiny new option: she...

Norma and Richard Bonynge Celebrate Vancouver Opera’s 50th

Two-timing tenor causes all the fuss as opera creates Norma manga, passes out memory sticks to the media, and blogs the night away.

Vancouver State of the Arts: Alive and Well and Living on the Eastside

Community - essential, wide-ranging, friendly, democratic. The spirit of a community in action, aware of itself, celebrating even as it voices serious concerns for its future...