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Gallery 7 Theatre examines the layers of Doubt

by Keri Vermeulen   Life is full of uncertainty – perhaps these days more than ever, as so many grapple with what’s true and what isn’t. We struggle with certainty in matters of social media, faith, leadership, relationship, politics and more. The burden has been heavier in recent months, as people try to discern truth […]

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Ruined: a story of pain and hope

In its first show of 2017, Pacific Theatre presents Ruined, the inaugural full-scale production from Dark Glass Theatre, which runs Jan. 26 to Feb. 17 on the PT stage. The Pulitzer Prize winning looks focuses on women’s lives as it unwraps the question of what is justified behaviour when we are in survival mode. Set […]

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Worship Arts Program at TWU

It seems Trinity Western University has hit another high note on the scale of quality, relevant and grounded higher education. The internationally recognized Christian university has relaunched its Worship Arts Program, which has been lauded by Worship Leader Magazine as Editor’s Pick for top higher education programs in North America. The program includes not only […]

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Kevin’s Picks for 2017

Tauren Wells: Hills & Valleys, Reunion, 2017 Frontman of pop/R&B band Royal Taylor, Tauren Wells released his debut full-length solo album Hills and Valleys is probably the best album I have heard this year as it showcases his songwriting and vocal skills on songs that cover a multitude of genres from Pop, R&B, HipHop, EDM […]

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Christmas album reviews by Kevin Pollard

For King and Country: Christmas (Live In Phoenix) Recorded in December 2016 on the final night of the band’s 15-date arena Christmas tour, for KING & COUNTRY Christmas: Live in Phoenix is a collection of 5 carols and 5 original songs as well as a special version of their hit song “The Proof Of Your […]

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Grace Cafe – God’s Music Angels Christmas Special

The 2017 Vancouver Singing Christmas Tree at Broadway Church in East Vancouver witnessed an overwhelming response from the community in November. Forty thousand free tickets for 10 shows were scooped up online in a few hours. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this family favourite. Lead Pastor Darin Latham mentioned in our Grace Cafe […]

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Arts : theatre

Almost, Maine opens at Pacific Theatre by Keri Vermeulen Just in time for the onset of winter, Pacific Theatre brings to their stage a charming play, whose story is sure to thaw our hearts with the tender touch of love. Almost, Maine is set under cold northern skies, and weaves a magical tapestry of the […]

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Christmas…

Chilliwack Symphony & Chorus presents Messiah The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents Messiah this December. One of the special challenges in performing Messiah year after year is to keep the work sounding fresh, as if one had just discovered it. It is a joy for many listeners to hear a more detailed, articulate style […]

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Brian Doerksen releases first solo album in seven years

by Keri Vermeulen His laughter breaks through the warm living room like a fresh surprise on an otherwise regular, early autumn afternoon in the Fraser Valley. It’s completely unexpected – and kind of contagious. The joyful bellow comes from multiple award-winning Christian singer-songwriter Brian Doerksen, known to thousands of fans for his worship songs that […]

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SAMC theatre season opens with ‘The Cover of Life’

by Keri Vermeulen For many theatre enthusiasts, there’s nothing quite like the honest intimacy and captivating story telling that happens on a small stage, in front of audiences of no more than a few hundred people. When you match that small stage vibe with enthusiastic, talented and committed cast and crew, there is even deeper […]