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By Garth Martens Flamenco derives from the south of Spain, a distinctly gitano or gypsy phenomenon with Moorish, Judaic, and Catholic influence. An innovative art form requiring practised improvisation as well as craft, it was passed down through oral transmission rather than sheet music.  In fact, efforts to set it down on paper reduce its […]

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Lafayette String Quartet, Andrew Schloss, Scott Macinnes, Trimpin, and guests present: the Music of David A. Jaffe 8 p.m., November 8, 2013  Open Space admission $15 general/$10 students, seniors, members  Related event:  November 9, 8 p.m. Uvic Faculty Concert Series: Guitarworks. Alexander Dunn with David A. Jaffe and guests. Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University […]

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November 21 at 5:00 PM Clearihue A206! What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal investigates the experiences of black women involved in the metal, hardcore and punk scenes. Join for a Q & A on the book and its development.  

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The Book of Places  By Yvonne Blomer Black Moss Press 2012, 95 pages. Reviewed by Arleen Pare             Book of Places is a neat little square of a book that would fit into most back pockets, most backpacks, most travel bags going most places in the world.  It’s a fit travel companion too, covering not […]

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Opening gala of The Akedah Project and retrospective of selected works from the past eight Calling All Artists projects. Sunday, October 27, 2013 | 2 p.m. To 4 p.m. Congregation Emanu-el | 1461 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC Show continues through the autumn—please call 250-382-0615 for gallery opening times.

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October 21, 2013

By Curran Dobbs A master of black humour and vocal critic of “mindless good taste,” British actor John Cleese was nonetheless a class act in his one-man show, “Last Time to See Before I Die” at the McPherson Playhouse recently. The show, while continuously infused with Cleesian wit, wasn’t strictly comedic. Regaling the audience with […]

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Hank Engel Hank Angel (Extended Play 45) Produced by David Jeffrey and Dave Lang Reviewed by Chris Ho Victoria musician Hank Engel’s self-titled EP is a nostalgic gem that brings you right back to the feel-good rockabilly vibe of the 50’s. Engel pays homage to the underground music scene in Edmonton in the 1980s, and […]

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 Falstaff  At Theatre Inconnu  Starring Clayton Jevne  Adapted by Clayton Jevne from Robert Nye’s novel  Oct. 4 – 19th   Reviewed by Leah Callen    Sex!  And now that Falstaff has your attention, let the laughter guide you somewhere unexpectedly divine.  Clayton Jevne is incredibly authentic as he fills the boots of John Fastolf, a […]

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Russell’s Reading Series presents Hot August Nights with Amanda Leduc, Yausko Thanh and Lee Henderson August 20 On the hot evening of August 20th join Russell Books, Victoria BC, in a cool vintage area for an evening reading with visiting author Amanda Leduc, and local authors Yasuko Thanh and Lee Henderson. In The Miracles of […]

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Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride Directed by Bob Christie Reel Queer Film Festival, Vic Theatre, Victoria June 30, 2013 Reviewed by Andrea Routley It was a quiet evening at the Vic Theatre, not surprising for a Sunday night in Victoria. Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride was the final screening at the first Reel […]

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