Thursday, August 24, 2017

Arts

Bed and Breakfast director utilizes vocal mask theatre for summer comedy

August 16, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor   
Filed under August 16, 2017, Arts

When it comes to finding a community, some understanding, and a good clean laugh, Bed and Breakfast—a play that centres around two gay men who open a bed and breakfast—won’t disappoint, says director Ashlie Corcoran. Corcoran has been involved in the play since its early stages, working closely with writer and actor Mark Crawford, whose […]

GoFundMe launched to save Hermann’s Jazz Club

August 16, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Arts

  When Hermann Nieweler founded Hermann’s Jazz Club in 1986, it attracted local musicians and patrons with the promise of a casual atmosphere, good music, and friendly company. Today, the venue is the oldest jazz club still in operation in Canada. Nieweler passed away on June 10, 2015, and from that moment the future of […]

Forestrial Brain showcases the flora and fauna of the wild west coast

August 16, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Arts

Forestrial Brain is a collaborative project by artists Jim Holyoak and Matt Shane that’s centred on the wild imagery of Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast. The duo spent eight days hiking the island’s famous West Coast Trail, documenting what they observed and drawing sketches of all the different plants, animals, and landscapes that they encountered […]

Victoria Fringe Fest performers tackle personal issues through performances

August 16, 2017 by Elias Orrego, contributing writer  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Arts

“Be prepared for anything and everything in between.” These are the words of stand-up comedian Mark Hughes, who will be presenting a solo performance, Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, at this year’s Victoria Fringe Festival. Hughes says his show is “dramatic storytelling with comedy very, very heavily peppered in.” “In my stand-up, I get […]

What’s Going On: August 16 to September 4, 2017

August 16, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Arts

Until Saturday, August 26 Talking to art Dark Sand Asks Why You Talk So Fast is currently running at Deluge Contemporary Art. This exhibit showcases the works of Megan Hepburn, who created her art by using brushes that were too small for the canvases that she was using, causing a completely incorrect amount of detail […]

Mantra-doom duo Zaum bring the metal from the maritimes

August 16, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Arts

The two members of New Brunswick doom metal duo Zaum—vocalist/bassist Kyle Alexander McDonald and drummer Christopher Lewis—got the self-described “mantra doom” band together in 2013 and released their first record, Oracles, shortly after, in 2014. “We just hit a point where we both weren’t busy musically, and I kind of realized that I wanted to […]

Anthology gives unique spin on history of Canadian seas

August 16, 2017 by Nadine McCully, contributing writer  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Arts

Spindrift: A Canadian Book of the Sea, edited by Michael and Anita Hadley, is an anthology about the Canadian seas. The stories and poems highlight, through the different authors’ personal experiences, the history of the Canadian seas and their effects on people’s lives. Both te stories and poetry are very descriptive and evocative; they create […]

New Music Revue: The Stevens’ new EP decent summer tunes

July 11, 2017 by Jordyn Goodwin, contributing writer  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Arts

The Stevens Good (Chapter Music) 3.5/5 The second album from Melbourne alternative band The Stevens is refreshing and calming and brings a warm feeling to rest in the listener’s chest. It blends into one perfect melody for summer road trips, as well as late-night study sessions. Opener “Chancer” is a soft and emotional song that […]

What’s Going On: July 12 to August 15, 2017

July 11, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Arts

Until Saturday, August 26 Open your west coast mind Open Space’s Forestrial Brain exhibit focuses on west coast flora and fauna, as well as the human mind. Impressions, visual documentation, and immersive drawings will all be on display. Admission is by donation; find all the details by heading over to openspace.ca. Every Wednesday in July and […]

Shakespeare fest expands its horizons

July 11, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Arts

Macbeth. Romeo and Juliet. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. These are just some of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. But there are also other, lesser-known works by Shakespeare. For its 27th season, the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival returns with two plays by the legendary playwright—one popular, and one slightly lesser known. This time around, Macbeth and Love’s […]

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