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  • ICYMI: The 2018 JUNO Awards are coming to Vancouver

    2018 JUNO Awards press conference announced
  • DJD’s Velocity crosses a bridge into the unknown

    Contemporary dance at its most exciting always makes something new out of the old and takes you to places you hadn’t thought possible. That’s the best description of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’ season curtain-raiser, Velocity, a 10-panelled, dancer-choreographed exposition of the company’s finest creative minds and their virtuoso bodies. The show’s artistic director Catherine Hayward is […]
  • Not fade away: Tribute acts fill the Montreal concert calendar

    Upcoming shows pay homage to Buddy Holly, Simon and Garfunkel, Tom Petty, Genesis, Pink Floyd — and that's just in the next few months.
  • Bridges Events: Nov. 17-23

    Event listings are a free, community service offered by Bridges. Listings will be printed if space permits. Submission deadline is two weeks before the event date. Please send submissions to bridges@thestarphoenix.com. # MUSIC Fri., Nov. 17 Piano Friday: Ross Nykiforuk Jack Semple’s BB King Tribute The Bassment, 202 Fourth Ave. N. Diggers Buds on Broadway, […]
  • Paperboys still delivering the sounds at 25

    "We're a live band that tries to make each show an event.” - Tom Landa, The Paperboys
  • Northern Pikes mark album's 30th anniversary with three-disc re-release, tour

    Don Schmid of the Northern Pikes has plenty of time to reflect on the 30th anniversary tour of his band’s 1987 major label debut, Big Blue Sky. The drummer is whiling away the hours lying in one of 12 bunk beds on the Pikes’ tour bus, setting out on the second leg of the cross-Canada […]
  • Dawson Creek fight night: Country star Dallas Smith rips bad fan behaviour

    Canadian country musician Dallas Smith says he didn’t know what to do when “organized violence” broke out at the end of a concert in Dawson Creek on Tuesday night, but he doesn’t regret calling out concertgoers who caused trouble. “Altercations happen. They happen all the time,” Smith said from a tour stop in Kamloops, where […]
  • Can't keep your eyes off Jersey Boys in Vancouver

    Jersey Boys, the hit Broadway musical about the life, times and music of the 1960s supergroup The Four Seasons is playing at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Nov. 14-19
  • The poseur's guide to Ramsey Lewis

    Ramsey Lewis is a Chicago jazz pianist and a living legend, but younger poseurs may not be aware of the time the man spent atop the R&B, jazz and pop charts. Here are a few facts with which to arm yourself prior to his Calgary performance. Barriers to Entry As a kid, Lewis aspired to […]
  • 5 things to do in Metro Vancouver, Nov. 17-23

    5 things to do in Metro Vancouver, Nov. 17-23

    Things of note to do and see around the region this week.

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