classical music

Political lobbyists in America, a French woman re-building her life and two critical swipes at China

Also serious music for a rough neighborhood in Brazil in The Violin Teacher

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?

The hunt for Bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty, Mickey Cohen by the Gangster Squad and a tsunami in The Impossible

Jessica Chastain is Maya, the woman who found Osama Bin Laden. The Navy Seals finished the hunt in Zero Dark Thirty.

VIFF picks for Tuesday and Wednesday: Lore, Tabu, Helpless, Haydn and Johnny Cash

Facing up to World War 2 damage and guilt in the VIFF film called Lore.

Vancouver Concert Opera Society showcases the music of Verdi's Rigoletto

Opera buffs, rejoice: VanCOCO brings a stellar cast to perform Verdi's "Rigoletto" in Vancouver and White Rock this February.

Violinist Corey Cerovsek and conductor Rossen Milanov deliver strong performance with VSO

Vancouver-born international violinist Corey Cerovsek and conductor Rossen Milanov delivered an unforgettable evening of music by Debussy, Korngold and Berlioz at the Orpheum on...

Waste Land, Vision and a Festival of new films from Europe

Can art change people? Waste Land asks the question but does it deliver? (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 10: Saturday

My best bets for Saturday at VIFF can’t be contained in a short list. From Juliet Binoche to Carlos the Jackal, comedies, art and even hockey, there’s just too much. (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 8 & 9: Thurs and Fri

My picks for the next two days at VIFF include two ugly duckling tales, one for children, the other showing off Gemma Arterton. (read more)

Stefan Jackiw's role model is Yo Yo Ma

Violin prodigy Stefan Jackiw brings his exceptional talent to the Pacific Northwest this summer