Don’t fence him in: Fred Penner shouldn’t be relegated to your childhood memories

Have you ever, as an adult, tried inviting friends to attend a concert by a beloved children’s entertainer? You’ve got to field a lot of dubious follow-up questions (“Will it…

With Former Lives, Gibbard proves too good for his own good

Former Lives is a lovely album that’s easy to listen to. I can admit that it’s the daunting expectations of listeners like me that sabotage perfectly adequate music produced by…

Music Rags: The power of comedy in the face of tragedy

“I named this album LIVE as in ‘to keep not dying’ — not ‘live’ as in ‘I saw her live performance.’ This title not only makes sense to me considering…

Eats, Chews and Leaves: Shine Cafe: a glowing brunch review

The next time your nighttime activities keep you up late, consider Shine for the morning after — or even for the afternoon after, if you really sleep in. Shine Cafe…

Events Calendar: October 31 – November 5

Aidan Knight, though not a Jedi Knight, still has a lot to offer, musically speaking. Check him out on Nov. 1.

The duck-infused flavour of victory

Local bartender conquers prestigious cocktail competition using meat ingredient

Small room, small worlds, big stories

Bill Gaston and Marjorie Celona launch latest novels

Victoria shows poetic innovation

By year’s end, Victoria could have first youth poet laureate in Canada

About time, Writers Fest

Atmosphere is a necessary ingredient when planning literary events, and it’s tough to nail atmosphere without a well-considered location. Music sounds more like it should when delivered in established venues.…

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