IN her debut as a filmmaker Nadine Gomez tells the story of the last days of The Horse Palace, a 19th century stable in the heart of Old Montréal, threatened by extinction through urbanization.
? The James Hunter Six - Minute by Minute (Concord/ Fantasy/ Universal Music) Rating: 8 (out of 10)
- Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life at the Vancouver Art Gallery until Sept. 15.
Pharis and Jason Romero - Long Gone Out West Blues (Lula Records) Rating: 8 (out of 10)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (Bad Seeds Ltd.) Rating: 10 (out of 10)
Boy - Mutual Friends (Nettwerk/ Gronland Records) Rating: 8 (out of 10)
Ariane Moffatt at The Media Club, Tuesday, Feb. 26. Doors at 8 p.m., Tickets $13 available in advance online at amoffatt.bpt.me.
- Vogville presents South by Liftoff, Shaw TV Channel 4 Feb. 18, 19, 23 and 24. For more info liftoffband.com.
TWO Vancouver acts (Carly Rae Jepsen and Japandroids), and one who used to live on the West Coast but now calls Montreal home (Grimes), have made a big impact on the Village Voice's annual Pazz+Jop Critics Poll released last week.
Galapagos yoga The Travel Yogi (thetravelyogi.com), specialist in international yoga retreats and yoga adventures, is hosting a series of yoga retreats in the Galapagos Islands.
PETER Langer, executive producer of The Ultimate Traveller series, has just returned from an extensive trek through Colombia and Ecuador. He travelled 4,200 kilometres by car overland through Colombia from north to south continuing on into Ecuador and the Galapagos islands.
Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna in the Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at Concord Pacific Place to Jan. 20, 2013. Tickets available at CirqueduSoleil.com.
EMPIRE ESPLANADE 6 -- 200 West Esplanade, North Vancouver 604-983-2762
EVERY Tuesday night while she was studying at Dalhousie University in Halifax Rose Cousins would perform on Open Mic nights at the Tickle Trunk, a little basement bar that doesn't exist anymore.
Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore, one of director Satyajit Ray's favourites, talked about working on set with the great film director, Heart of Dankness author Mark Haskell-Smith told us about the state of global cannabis culture, Village Voice writer Vince Aletti discussed the magic of Frank Horvat's photography, Pico Iyer elaborated on his lifelong fascination with the life and work of Graham Greene, etc.
1. Selwyn Pullan: Photographing Mid-Century West Coast Modernism by Kiriko Watanabe, Adele Weder, Donald Luxton and Barry Downs (Douglas & McIntyre)
WHEN December rains get you feeling Grinchy, there's no better cure than the upcoming lineup of holiday films, several of which are poised to enter the Oscar race next year. (A few are definitely not.) See if you can spot the difference.
When December rains get you feeling Grinchy, there's no better cure than the upcoming lineup of holiday films, several of which are poised to enter the Oscar race next year. (And some are definitely not.) See if you can spot the difference.
Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna in the Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at Concord Pacific Place to Jan. 13, 2013. Tickets available at CirqueduSoleil.com.