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[17 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Theatre Under the Stars is presenting Shrek: The Musical from July 11 – August 22, 2014 at Malkin Bowl | ]
Theatre Under the Stars is presenting Shrek: The Musical from July 11 – August 22, 2014 at Malkin Bowl

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Lindsay Warnock and Matt Palmer as Princess Fiona and Shrek and Ken Overbey of Burnaby stars as Donkey in this year’s Theatre Under the Stars production of Shrek: The Musical.

This year Theatre Under the Stars or TUTS is presenting 2 musicals at Malkin Bowl, Shrek and Legally Blonde. I was at the opening night of the production Shrek: The Musical, on what seemed to be the hottest day of the year. Of the nearly 3 hour show, the first half was in the beautifully hot day with Stanley Park surrounding you and the second …

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[19 Mar 2014 | One Comment | ]
Devil in the Wood Shack EP Review ‘Everybody Row’

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What do 2 best friends, 2 people living in 2 vans, and 2 sisters all have in common? Nothing; however put these 6 devils in a wood shack with a bottle of whiskey and you get musical gold no matter how dysfunctional they may get.

Oh Devil in the Wood Shack, am I ever glad that you finally have your EP out! Vancouver has been waiting for this gem for over a year now. Even though it seems like yesterday, it was on February 28th 2012 three of the now six …

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[30 May 2013 | Comments Off on Interview with Public Records which offers $5000 grants for music videos | ]
Interview with Public Records which offers $5000 grants for music videos

Public Records, supported by TELUS, is offering musicians and filmmakers across BC and Alberta up to $5,000 in grants to produce music videos this summer.

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[4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on A Call to the Calgary Music Scene | ]
A Call to the Calgary Music Scene

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Only You Can Support Local Music
I was in Calgary in late September and was looking forward to checking out a few shows in Calgary of the local music scene. I was disappointed on what I saw, or did not see. I talked to a bunch of people looking for the place to go to check out some local bands. I was given a lot of sad stories on where this scene was or lack of it.
VanMusic works with many bands that were from Calgary but are now in Vancouver working …

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[1 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on Joe Turner’s ‘Seven Songs of Sorrow’ Review | ]
Joe Turner’s ‘Seven Songs of Sorrow’ Review

Joe Turner’s CD title “Seven Songs of Sorrow” is the perfect story to a horrific ending. The journey Joe brings you on starts off with what you would expect just coming out of a break up that you did not see coming.

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[12 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on SHOREfest 2012 Review | ]
SHOREfest 2012 Review

I had the privilege to be invited to enjoy all the entertainment as a media guest. The shows I saw on August 1rst and 4th were simply amazing. The talented artistic band The Trews, jest. blah etc. etc. Yes, seeing the live acts was so cool… but it also made me sad to realise how much of the other amazing acts I missed on the other 3 nights of the festivities

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[21 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]
Exclusive Joyce Collingwood Interview and Podcast

Valentine Records and VanMusic Interview Joyce Collingwood!

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Stolen Organ Family Band Podcast | ]
Stolen Organ Family Band Podcast

Valentine Records and VanMusic sit down with The Family Stolen Organ Band

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[21 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Mark Fossen’s Album Review ‘Villains’ | ]
Mark Fossen’s Album Review ‘Villains’

I was able to sit down with Singer/Songwriter Mark Fossen and talk about his new EP ‘Villains’

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[12 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Leonard Cohen Album Review ‘Old Ideas’ | ]
Leonard Cohen Album Review ‘Old Ideas’

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‘Old Ideas’ By Leonard Cohen!

When I was asked to review Leonard Cohen’s new CD I was overjoyed! I have always been influenced by Leonard and was looking forward to his album release “Old Ideas” before even being given the honor of reviewing it.
One of the things that I like about listening to a new album is rushing through the first time and quickly listening to all the songs and then sit back and really take in the music the second time. With ‘Old Ideas’ its really hard to rush through …

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[26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Jodi Doidge’s EP ‘Little Love Songs’ Review | ]
Jodi Doidge’s EP ‘Little Love Songs’ Review

I was able to sit down with Jodi on a Tuesday night at VanMusic’s Open Mic at Displace Hashery in Kits. There she began to tell me how this work of art (in more ways then one) was created

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[13 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]
The Grey Matters Personal Year In Review Of 2011 Part 2

I had a great time going to different festivals and taking advantage of all the shows. For a lot of the shows I got to personally meet the entertainers and the people working behind the scene

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[5 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]
The Grey Matters Personal Year In Review Of 2011

2011 was a memorable year for events, festivals and hockey! This year has been full new and exciting things for me! I decided to take myself away a little more from the computer and start attending more events. I have talked to a lot of you on different social media sites and through email but there was never a personal face between us. 2011 was a year that I got to personally meet a lot of you. These are just a few of things that I got to do and some of the events and festivals that I have attended, worked with or organized. It really all started in January…

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[17 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
The Reckoners | The Cory Woodward Band | Redgy Blackout Show Review

Ricardo Khayatte from The Reckoners invited me as their guest to the show on Decemeber 14th 2011. As a added bonus to the night there was a kick ass bill lined up!

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[16 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on VanMusic’s Open Mic – Nov 15th 2011 | ]
VanMusic’s Open Mic – Nov 15th 2011

Tuesday nights at Displace Hashery in Kits keep getting better and better!