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Music

The top 5 albums of 2010

2010 has been an amazing year for music, but which five albums stand out above the rest?

Justin Bieber makes them proud. But why?

Yes, why ARE people proud of Canadian child star Justin Bieber? Because they Beliebe? VO looks at why #proudofBieber became a top trending topic on Twitter today.

Discovering Vancouver's hidden music makers

What does Crab Park and the Orpheum have in common? They are both venues where Vancouver’s other music makers—the locally based makers of fine musical instruments—can be heard. Last week, I...

Waltzing with Andre Rieu

The opportunity: to view a concert from an executive suite at the Rogers Arena as the guest of Metropolis at Metrotown’s Hot Seats Contest. The challenge: to get excited about Andre Rieu, the Modern...

A tribute to Lee Matasi

Five years ago, Vancouver lost a young man who encompassed creativity, non-violence, comedy and community. He was an artist. He built a skate park and increased community cohesion. Lee was welcoming...

Rufus Wainwright blows Centre for the Performing Arts off its axis

With his signature tousled hair, dark painted eyes, and an elaborately feathered coat with a beautifully edged, thirty-foot train stretched out behind him, he slowly walks across the stage towards his

Sara Bareilles at Commodore Ballroom leaps onto piano for encore

LA-based singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles took center stage last night in front of a large,  composed crowd at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom. Wearing a sequined mini skirt and plaid shirt, Sara...

Next stop, Rolling Stone

If you ever have the privilege of meeting Alex R., you’ll immediately recognize her shining character and authenticity. I met Alex two years ago when she was 16. She was her own person with her own...

Delorean brings the Biltmore Cabaret back to the future

Delorean, a Barcelona-based alternative dance band, arrived at Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret to an excited, mostly-hipster crowd last Saturday night as part of their North American tour. The Spanish qu