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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 […]

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God’s Music Angels talent show auditions

The 2017-18 God’s Music Angels Talent Show next monthly audition will be held on October 28 at CCM on the second floor of Crystal Mall, (4533 Kingborough, Burnaby) from 2 to 6 pm. The organizers; SLH Grace Cafe Ministries and Ado- nai SLH Production Inc. are comprised of local Chris- tian organizations, businesses and churches […]

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Music reviews

By Kevin Pollard Third Day: Revival, Provident Music, 2017 To celebrate 20 years of making music, Third Day chose to go back to their roots and showcase an entire album devoted to Americana and Southern Rock. Although this sound has been evident throughout their 12 studio albums these 13 songs stay right in the pocket […]

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Pacific Theatre season opener, The Christians, stories that resonate

by Keri Vermeulen After more than 30 years, Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre is still – pardon the cliché –a hidden gem among professional theatre in Vancouver. The little alley-style theatre on the lower floor of the Chalmers Heritage Building near 12th and Granville, has steadfastly produced artistically excellent, spiritually powerful and socially relevant plays for audiences […]

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All Saints planting good seeds for movie goers

by Keri Vermeulen   The seeds we sow in Christian life are not only metaphorical, they are sometimes quite literal. Such was the case with Reverend Michael Spurlock, a pastor who heard and followed direction from God to keep his quaint country church – slated for closure – alive by farming the land it sat […]

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Music Reviews

By Kevin Pollard   Tauren Wells: Hills & Valleys, Reunion, 2017 After two albums and five years as the frontman of pop/R&B band Royal Taylor, Tauren Wells made the difficult decision to break away to pursue a solo career. His debut full-length solo album Hills and Valleys is probably the best album I have heard […]

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The Vancouver Folk Music Festival

by Flyn Ritchie: churchforvancouver.com   The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this summer by bringing in a very strong line-up of musicians, including the likes of Billy Bragg, Joe Henry, Shawn Colvin and Jim Kweskin. Some of our best local musicians will be at Jericho Beach Park July 13 – 16, […]