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New Music Revue: The Racquet Club deliver incredible indie tunes on debut

October 19, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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The Racquet Club The Racquet Club (Rise Records) 4/5 Anyone who has followed Blair Shehan through his bands Knapsack and The Jealous Sound knows the man is an incredible songwriter, and writes incredibly powerful melodic indie/rock tunes. Now, Shehan is back fronting The Racquet Club, with Samiam guitarist Sergie Loobkoff in the lineup as well, […]

Bullet review: Annual Victoria Zombie Walk a success, with a heroic twist

October 11, 2017 by Cindy Peckham, contributing writer  
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A horde invaded downtown Victoria on Saturday, October 7 for the annual Zombie Walk, and there was even a few surprise attendees for spectators to check out. Tourists who weren’t running in fear were either scratching their heads with morbid curiosity or taking advantage of the numerous photo opportunities. The walk always brings great representations […]

Victoria Fringe Fest 2017 review: My Stroke of Luck personal, convincing

September 5, 2017 by Elias Orrego, contributing writer  
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Diane Barnes’ My Stroke of Luck is a beautiful and entertaining one-woman production depicting Barnes’ real-life experience of having a stroke while being a single mother and a doctor. Barnes, who is obviously well trained in acting and has a natural ability for displaying human emotion, had the audience’s attention from start to finish. The […]

Victoria Fringe Fest 2017 review: Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy hits hard, with personality

September 5, 2017 by Elias Orrego, contributing writer  
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One of the great solo productions at the Victoria Fringe Festival this year was Mark Hughes’ one-man show, Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy. In the show, the Vancouver-based comic takes the audience through his troubled past, where neglect, abuse, crime, and addiction run rampant. Never afraid of a faux pas, Hughes finds the humour […]

Heavy metal legends Diamond Head set to rock Victoria

August 22, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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How often do you think of where the music you listen to came from? How did it progress over time? Heavy metal as we know it today wasn’t always so heavy, and Diamond Head has been around to see a lot of the progression. Now, the legendary band, who cut their teeth in the New […]

Bed and Breakfast thought-provoking, highly rewarding

August 15, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a play like Bed and Breakfast. Maybe because I directed plays in high school, I appreciate watching two cast members play a handful of different characters, as they did in this play. Once the actors (one of whom, Mark Crawford, wrote the play) found their theatre legs, […]

New Music Revue: Incantation sets the death metal bar higher and higher

August 10, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Incantation Profane Nexus (Relapse Records) 4.5/5 Pennsylvania death metal band Incantation’s tenth studio album, Profane Nexus (which we just couldn’t pass up reviewing here at Nexus; I mean, come on), deserves space in your record collection. Throw some vinyl out if you have to make space for it: this album is clear and concise yet […]

Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning tuition-free again

August 8, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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British Columbia premier John Horgan announced Tuesday morning at Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus that Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Learning (ELL) would be reinstated as free programs for post-secondary institutions across BC. Horgan called these programs “a right” during the press conference and said that more information, including costs, would be outlined in […]

Roxy Theatre intimately rearranged for Red, Hot Cole!

July 28, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Red, Hot Cole! director and creator Darcy Evans says that the artistic madness of directing plays and the rehearsal hiccups are all well worth it when the rush of opening night hits. A graduate of Victoria’s Canadian College of Performing Arts, Evans loves the teamwork and creative camaraderie of working with everyone involved in this […]

Victoria artist Eric Gaucher pushes experimental filmmaking forward

July 28, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Eric Gaucher’s work lies in the abstract place where different forms of art—music, poetry, painting, and filmmaking—intersect. The local artist made the film Steve and Dan Shoot Each Other as a result of the many different creative endeavours he has embarked on over the last 20 years, endeavours that include being in bands, making documentaries, […]

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