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Christian music news

by Kevin Pollard   Hillsong Young and Free recently released their music video for “Falling Into You” that features footage from their concert here in Vancouver at Broadway church last September.If you missed their first concert here in BC you will get another chance as they were recently announced to lead worship at the opening […]

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Song of My Salvation art exhibit

Photo credit: Marion Van Driel by Marion Van Driel Regent College’s Lookout Gallery will host the works of gifted artist Violet Behzadian in her first Canadian show, Song of My Salvation. Fifteen acrylic paintings depict women who reflect Behzadian’s own story of grace. An opening artist reception will be held February 22 from 4:30 – […]

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What if Shakespeare had written the Godfather?

Photo credit: Emily Cooper by Keri Vermeulen If you’re any kind of fan of the dramatic arts, Pacific Theatre presents a show this month you won’t want to miss. The production marries two genres and two eras – that of classic Shakespearean drama and American film classic. Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather, which runs Feb. 3 […]

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Faith, Hope and Tim Hortons Halo – Gallery 7

by Angelika Dawson In a small town in Nova Scotia, euphoric chaos ensues when the face of Jesus appears on the wall of the local Tim Hortons. This is the premise of Josh Macdonald’s play Halo, which opens January 27 at Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford. One of the mandates of this community theatre company […]

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Music: 2016 in review

  by Kevin Pollard     Hillsong Young & Free: Youth Revival Hillsong/Capital/Sparrow, 2016 Three years ago we were introduced to Hillsong Young & Free with their debut album that brought together passionate worship and electronic beats. Highlights on their sophomore album Youth Revival include dance-worthy tracks like “Where You Are”, “Real Love” and last […]

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Holy Mo! A Christmas Show

by Keri Vermeulen What if you and two friends were assigned with the task of telling the first Christmas story – the Nativity, as your trio travelled around, through time and place to different audiences? What would you tell with glee? What would you avoid talking about? What would you even remember? And, what props […]

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Christmas Presence delights with story and song

by Angelika Dawson This month, Pacific Theatre presents its much beloved Christmas Presence, a collection of songs and stories for the holiday season. There will be six performances at Pacific Theatre and one performance in collaboration with Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford. Pacific Theatre’s artistic director, Ron Reed likes to call the event “the un-slickest […]

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Christmas Events

Songs strings and steps Marcus Mosely Chorale       Songs strings and steps Christmas Stories Songs Strings and Steps presents Christmas Stories on December 20 at Central Heights Church in Abbotsford, and on December 21 at Bethany Baptist Church in Richmond. Crafted by Calvin Dyck and Sylvia Friesen, this popular variety concert combines the […]

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Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith Together This Christmas

by Kevin Pollard Although Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith have had tour stops in the Vancouver area throughout their music careers, for the first time they will share the stage together at the Abbotsford Center on November 18 as their Christmas Tour with a full symphony orchestra visits twenty major markets including Los Angeles, […]

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Local Theatre

– Little Women at Gallery 7 – disPLACE: Refugee stories in their own words at SAMC     Little Women at Gallery 7 by Angelika Dawson When Beth Gasser was asked to direct Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of Little Women even while realizing the level of expectation, she jumped at the chance. “Taking on a classic tale that […]