Thursday, August 24, 2017

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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, […]

The Little Hours inconsistent but enjoyably quirky

July 21, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
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Director Jeff Baena’s made-for-Sundance sex comedy The Little Hours (which opens on Friday, July 21 in Victoria) is a ribald gallop through a pair of related stories from Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th-century masterpiece The Decameron. Dave Franco stars as Massetto, a servant to font-of-deadpan-farce Lord Bruno (Nick Offerman). When Bruno discovers his illicit affair with the lady […]

CUPE 2081 upset at Camosun contracting out rainbow painting

July 20, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Camosun College recently added a rainbow design to the bus loop at the Interurban campus and a rainbow crosswalk at the short-term parking at Lansdowne. Victoria company Scho’s Line Painting did the painting work, which CUPE local 2081, the union that represents Camosun College support staff, is not happy about. An internal email announcing the […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer web-exclusive: Dota 2 continues to provide

July 17, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
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Although I don’t play Dota 2, I can respect it for being one of the leading esports in current times. The game, developed by Valve in 2013, is a MOBA-type game like League of Legends and has always been a  direct competitor to LoL. Naturally, Dota became an esport pretty fast. While the initial leagues […]

The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow says it’s all about emotion on stage

July 13, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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It’s been a while since Ken Stringfellow flipped his long jet-black hair rocking out playing guitar and singing with The Posies. He takes the stage solo these days and looks back on his time with the band with an appreciation, but he doesn’t miss the large audiences. For Stringfellow, music is about sharing sensations and […]

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