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Turning Point Ensemble re-members Air India Flight 182

Now for the thirtieth anniversary of the bombing of Flight 182, the Turning Point Ensemble performs "air india [redacted]"
Eight Songs Cast

Nu:BC Collective unmasks madness fit for a king

There’s a long tradition of on-stage musical instrument destruction in rock circles, but watching a violin smashed to pieces on the concert stage right in front of us seemed downright pornographic.
Vancouver Chamber Choir - Orpheum, 2015

Vancouver Chamber Choir explores spring’s veiled splendours

When it comes to Easter, death and sacrifice are attributes that corporate marketers struggle with more than, say, bunnies and chocolate eggs.
The Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble. Photo courtesy of Mark Montgomery

“Autumn Flight” celebrates community in historic Chinatown

Composer Alan Lau looks heavenward for inspiration and there he finds a humorous tale of Vancouver's birds, brought to life by the excellent musicians of the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble.

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?

Pixies still have their old magic

After disbanding in 1993, the Pixies dusted off their wings and various instruments and reunited 11 years later in 2004. Late last year, they were dealt a blow when bassist and founding member Kim...