Though Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona, there is something refreshing about hearing it sung in operatic French. Luckily for Vancouverites, the Vancouver Opera is currently presenting Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette until December 3. Photo credit: Tim Matheson for Vancouver Opera I’ve seen at least 20 versions this on stage or on […]
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When the Vancouver Opera announced that they would be presenting West Side Story, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would it be a Broadway-style musical or would it be an opera? Turns out, much to my surprise and delight, it was both. The performance started out with dialogue as the Jets and the Sharks establish […]
During my recent trip the Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, I had the chance to kayak on the Columbia River during the annual chinook salmon run in early October. Instead of taking a lot of photos above the water…I dipped my camera under the kayak to give you a unique view of the activity happening underwater […]
When I was a kid, growing up in Kelowna and Northern BC, my parents took our family on a lot of road trips. We went all over the place in the car camping, hoteling, etc. back in the days before iPads, Nintendo DS and seatback dvd players made road trips easier for us kids in […]
If you were around BC Place this morning, you may have seen and heard hundreds of kids running down the street and to the foot of Robson Street as part of the ceremony to unveil the new Terry Fox memorial. Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr With a large crowd of onlookers, BC Premier Christy […]