Saturday, January 20, 2018

Arts

Comedic play explores power through urine analogy

January 8, 2018 by Adam Marsh, student editor   
Filed under January 10, 2017, Arts

Urinetown director Roger Carr likes his plays the same way he likes a frosty pint: the darker the better. Why, then, is the local director working on a musical/satirical comedy if he likes dark plays? Because there’s more bubbling under Urinetown’s surface than there initially seems to be. “This musical raeally appeals to me,” he […]

First Nations artists’ collaboration explores the meaning of form

January 8, 2018 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under January 10, 2017, Arts

When you think of the letter A and how it is formed, what kind of meaning comes to mind? This is the sort of question the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s exhibit Form as Meaning: First Nations Prints from the Pacific Northwest focuses on. The exhibit, made up of works from the art gallery’s permanent […]

Comedian Pete Zedlacher says stand-up is about living

January 8, 2018 by Adam Marsh, student editor   
Filed under January 10, 2017, Arts

I challenge anyone to get through a conversation with Canadian comedian Pete Zedlacher without laughing. It’s impossible to do. For example, when I had him on the phone to talk about his upcoming performance here for the Snowed In Comedy Tour, he stops me in the middle of a question after I mention Louis C.K. […]

What’s Going On: January 10 to 23, 2018

January 8, 2018 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under January 10, 2017, Arts

Until Sunday, January 21 Losing everything The play The Prisoner of Second Avenue is coming to Congregation Emanu-El synagogue this month. It’s a story about a married couple, and about how having a mental breakdown after losing everything becomes the best thing that’s ever happened to the husband. Tickets are $20 and are available at […]

Vince Vaccaro gets honest with his process, his past, and the industry

January 8, 2018 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under January 10, 2017, Arts

For Victoria-based guitarist/vocalist Vince Vaccaro, there are no limits to creating art based on what he calls the different seasons of life: sitting on the beach watching the sun set, reliving past pain, and considering the inevitability of death, to name a few. This comes through in his music: for example, 2016’s So Long Wicked […]

Camosun music instructor Daniel Lapp comes home for the holidays

November 29, 2017 by Fred Cameron, contributing writer  
Filed under November 29, 2017, Arts

When Daniel Lapp isn’t teaching music classes at Camosun through the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the world-class fiddler is organizing his annual Home for Christmas concerts. Lapp—who is also, among other things, a singer and multi-instrumentalist—is legendary in the fiddle scene, having played with Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles, Lou Reed, Spirit of […]

New Music Revue: K Trevor Wilson mines comedic gold

November 29, 2017 by Fred Cameron, contributing writer  
Filed under November 29, 2017, Arts

K Trevor Wilson Sorry! (A Canadian Album) (Comedy Records) 4.5/5 K Trevor Wilson’s first album, SexCop FirePenis, took home Best Taped Live Performance at the 2016 Canadian Comedy Awards; this follow-up is every bit as good. With 20 years under his belt as an actor, writer, and comedian, Wilson is well established, currently starring on […]

What’s Going On: November 29, 2017 issue

November 29, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under November 29, 2017, Arts

Wednesday, November 29 Dancing on tour So You Think You Can Dance is coming to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on November 29. The show is on tour across Canada and will have performances from its top 10 contestants. For more info, visit sofmc.com; tickets are between $43.50 and $69.50. Friday, December 8 until Monday, April 2 […]

Blue Bridge Theatre celebrates its first decade with new production

November 29, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor    
Filed under November 29, 2017, Arts

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre has been putting on theatre productions in Victoria for 10 years, and Blue Bridge Sings!, the company’s 10-year anniversary show, is both a birthday party and a reunion. People who were in Blue Bridge musicals like Fire, Little Shop of Horrors, My Fair Lady, and Red, Hot Cole! will return for […]

Dazzle Patterns illuminates the colours of war

November 15, 2017 by Renata Silva, contributing writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, Arts

Alison Watt’s new book Dazzle Patterns takes the reader on a journey back to the year 1917. The setting in which the narrative takes place does not promise a positive experience: the town is Halifax, and the world is experiencing the terrors of World War I. The population of Halifax feels the consequences of the […]

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