Thursday, June 27, 2019

Arts

Victoria theatre company puts local talent to use in Constellations

June 24, 2019 by Christine Clark, features writer  
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Local theatre company hapax theatre—lower case intentional—is named for a linguistic term that dates back to ancient Greece. A “hapax legomenon” is a word that appears only once within a certain context—for example, in a play or an entire body of work. A hapax legomenon can be very mysterious and difficult to interpret, since it […]

New Music Revue: Steven Bowers delivers decent but flawed fifth album

June 12, 2019 by Fred Cameron, contributing writer  
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Steven BowersElk Island Park(New Pony Music)3.5/5  After a seven-year wait, Newfoundlander Steven Bowers—who now calls Victoria home—has released his fifth LP, Elk Island Park. Co-produced by Juno-winning producer Colin Stewart, Bowers’ latest effort picks up right where he left off with his last album, 2012’s Beothuk Words. Elk Island Park offers a collection of well-crafted, […]

What’s Going On: June 12 to July 9, 2019

June 12, 2019 by Kate Wood, staff writer  
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Until Sunday, October 6 The art of matriarchs New exhibits on now at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria include Canadian contemporary artists Daniel Young and Christian Giroux’s Film Path/Camera Path with under-titles, where their projected images meet motion, dimension, and sculpture. Matriarchs: Prints by First Nations Women is guest curated by Margaret August, a two-spirit Coast […]

Less Than Jake still going strong after all these years

June 12, 2019 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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There’s a certain laid-back tranquility to Canada’s west coast. Just ask Chris DeMakes, guitarist/vocalist of Florida ska/punk band Less Than Jake. The group have travelled all over the world in the 27 years since they formed, and they’ve never looked back.  “I dunno what else there is to say, man—it’s British Columbia. It’s Canada. I’ve […]

New Music Revue: Riot Ten gets fiercely diverse on new EP

June 12, 2019 by Zachary Greenwood, contributing writer  
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Riot TenHype or Die: Sun City(Dim Mak Records)4/5  Texas-based DJ and producer Riot Ten—also known as Christopher Wilson—has unleashed his fierce new EP, Hype or Die: Sun City, on Dim Mak Records. The first track, “Los Pinches,” is unforgettable. It leads with trumpet and impresses on the listener an image of the scorching sun burning […]

Langham Court to close out season with a heap of British humour

June 12, 2019 by Katy Weicker, staff writer  
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Local community theatre company Langham Court Theatre is preparing the final show of their 90th season, Noises Off. For director Don Keith, the shenanigans of the 1982 British comedy about a theatre troupe on the final night of rehearsals before the big opening of their show hit close to home.   “Noises Off, I laugh […]

New Music Revue: Dave Hause’s Kick a 2019 essential

May 15, 2019 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Dave Hause Kick(Rise Records)4.5/5 It’s been a while since I heard an album that was as skilfully written and executed as Dave Hause’s fourth solo album, Kick. A commentary on issues facing working-class America, Kick is full of heart, musically empowering, and lyrically insightful. With the album full of societal critiques, songs like “Saboteurs”—driven by […]

Discovery of rare prints leads to Landscapes of Edo

May 15, 2019 by Katy Weicker, staff writer  
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Landscapes of Edo: Ukiyo-e features an abundance of Japanese prints from artists such as Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai that were pulled together from The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s extensive collection. For curator Haema Sivanesan, the process of putting this collection of ukiyo-e—a style of Japanese art that depicts the life of the common […]

Snotty Nose Rez Kids bring hip hop with a message to town

May 15, 2019 by Katie Mondey, contributing writer  
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Quinton “Yung Trybez” Nyce and Darren “Young D” Metz, the two members of Vancouver-based hip hop band Snotty Noze Rez Kids, are doing more than making music—they are communicating a message of empowerment and healing. They’re not the first to voice injustices through music, and—like other musicians who create music this raw, real, and impassioned—they […]

Bateman Centre exhibit looks at the beauty of birds

May 15, 2019 by Christine Clark, features writer  
Filed under May 15, 2019, Arts

There’s such a push for housing on the south island that developers are buying up and tearing down any unprotected piece of forest they can find. It’s a great boon for local economies, of course; people in construction jobs keep on working and the influx of new residents helps to increase our tax base. But […]

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