Monday, December 11, 2017

Arts

Retired director returns to theatre and revives play for our day

November 15, 2017 by Elias Orrego, contributing writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, Arts

Langham Court Theatre director Judy Treloar is returning from retirement to direct Michel Tremblay’s play Les Belles-Soeurs. Starting her career as a young actress in New Zealand, Treloar went on to teach theatre and direct plays in England, Australia, New Zealand, and Victoria. She taught English, theatre, and drama at Glenlyon Norfolk School for 24 […]

What’s Going On: November 1 to 14, 2017

November 1, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Arts

Thursday, November 2 Creating a group synergy Gorge-ous Coffee is hosting a drumming night on November 2. No experience with drums is necessary; attendees will be drumming to create a sense of community and to have fun drumming with others. Visit thebeliefconnection.com for more info; admission is $10 per person, and Gorge-ous Coffee is located […]

New Music Revue: Liam Gallagher, Primitive Man, The Elwins

November 1, 2017 by Fred Cameron, contributing writer and Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Arts

Liam Gallagher As You Were (Warner Music Canada) 4/5 Liam Gallagher’s first solo record has been a long time coming, but the wait was well worth it. As You Were has the former Oasis frontman back at the top of his game, with a great mixture of melodic Brit pop, driving rock, and a few […]

Yukon singer-songwriter Kim Beggs writes by the numbers

November 1, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Arts

Sometimes a connection is all you need to inspire you. That’s exactly what happened for Yukon-based and Quebec-born folk singer Kim Beggs. Beggs says that the name of her new album, Said Little Sparrow, came from something that her mom used to say to her when she was little. “‘Said little sparrow’ is part of […]

Belfry’s Onegin captivating to all generations

November 1, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Arts

The Belfry machine cranks out another one. The Fernwood theatre is putting on a musical adaptation of a novel from the early 1800s, Onegin (that’s on-yay-gen), by directors Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hill. “It’s such a big, romantic story,” says Gladstone, “and the actors are so good. You get immersed in the world of this […]

New Music Revue: Cannibal Corpse, Electric Wizard, and more gruesome, ghastly new releases

October 18, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor and Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Arts

Electric Wizard Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm Records) 3.5/5 English doom metal goes with Halloween like beer goes with bar nuts. Electric Wizard’s latest album, Wizard Bloody Wizard, is a great addition to the haunting festivities this year, because, to put it bluntly, it’s creepy as hell. “Necromania” makes me feel as though I’m walking down […]

Local harpist Josh Layne keeps busy with orchestra and without

October 18, 2017 by Ben McFee, contributing writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Arts

Solo harpist Josh Layne is no stranger to performing with the Victoria Chamber Orchestra. His first time with them was in 1995, performing Claude Debussy’s harp concerto Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane. It features a powerful use of solo harp, which gave Layne plenty of opportunity to shine. However, working in an orchestral setting involves […]

Cheesecake Burlesque Revue returns with Halloween extravaganza

October 18, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Arts

Not every hobby incorporates this much boob. The members of the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue have been shaking what their mamas gave them for 11 years, and they don’t intend to stop. Originally inspired by a birthday party, the gang has since become a travelling act, bringing their wacky, zany performances to a variety of stages. […]

Ballet performance of Dracula goes beyond the gore

October 18, 2017 by Alex Spezgurka, contributing writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Arts

Ballet Victoria artistic and executive director Paul Destrooper is quick to point out that the gorier side of the 1897 Bram Stoker novel Dracula that Hollywood so lovingly dwells on is not the main focus of Ballet Victoria’s performance of the story. “Dracula is much more than some monster, this vampire—much more than some bad […]

What’s Going On: October 18 to 31, 2017

October 18, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Arts

Until Saturday, October 28 Rising to the forefront Antimatter Festival is a week-long showcase of many forms of artistic talent. The festival will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, with numerous events held across Victoria. For an event schedule and more information, check out antimatter.ca. Until Saturday, October 28 Not the red death! RED […]

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