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Kirsten Van Ritzen Returns For Another Round of Sin City

Kirsten Van Ritzen Returns For Another Round of Sin City

Actress/comedian Kirsten Van Ritzen discusses her acting career, passion for improv, and creating Sin City Live Improv Serial in Victoria with partner Ian Ferguson. Posted: Oct 6, 2016
Published by: Nexus Newspaper
Author: Mason Hendrix
In this Article Resource(s): Broad Theatrics Society
Scatterheart: Redefining the Rainbow

Scatterheart: Redefining the Rainbow

There aren’t a lot of modern rock bands running around spouting an ethos of love, harmony and goodwill toward one other. In a market where the gloomy, aggressive or just plain aloof is king, you wouldn't think these kinds of happy cuddly ... Posted: Jun 29, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Nathan Pike
In this Article Artist(s) Scatterheart
VIctoria Musicians Stage Tribute to Gord Downie

VIctoria Musicians Stage Tribute to Gord Downie

Victoria musicians stage tribute to Gord Downie. Proceeds benefit Cool Aid Society and BC Cancer Agency. Interview with Lola Parks. Show organized by James Kasper of Mighty Speck Records. Posted: Jan 29, 2018
Author: Kristyn Anthony
Published by: Victoria News, Black Press
In this Article Artist(s) James Kasper, Mothertrucker, Lola Parks, Blake Andison, Chris Andres , The Lost Talkers
E-Choppers For Mobility

E-Choppers For Mobility

Bruce Dean’s story is one of inspiration and creativity. After a skiing accident left his knees badly injured he was prescribed a mobility scooter to help him get around, something he personally viewed as “a death sentence.” He did... Posted: Aug 5, 2015
Published by: Momentum Magazine Ltd.
Author: Jeremy Newcombe
In this Article Resource(s):
Interview with Heads Hang Heavy

Interview with Heads Hang Heavy

Interview with HHH was done in June, 2012 by D'Arcy Briggs Ska Fest: When and where do you guys meet? When did you decide to form the band? HHH: We all met through playing in other projects together. For example, our drummer, Pher, and Ch... Posted: Oct 31, 2012
In this Article Artist(s) Heads Hang Heavy Resource(s): D'Arcy Briggs
Martina Edmondson “Nature Bound”

Martina Edmondson “Nature Bound”

Martina Edmondson “Nature Bound” A solo show at the Gage Gallery November 20 - December 8, 2018 Posted: Dec 5, 2018
Published by: Art Openings
Author: kate cino

Victoria`s Filming Boom Benefits Locals

Times Colonist interviews Kirsten Van Ritzen about her acting roles in television movies filmed in Victoria in 2015. Posted: Oct 4, 2016
Author: Michael Reid
In this Article Artist(s) Kirsten Van Ritzen
Interview with Dope Soda

Interview with Dope Soda

Interview with Dope Soda was done in June, 2012 by D'Arcy Briggs Ska Fest: When and where do you guys meet? When did you decide to form the band?   Dope Soda: Well Dope Soda was a project I have been wanting to do for a v... Posted: Oct 31, 2012
In this Article Artist(s) Dope Soda, D'Arcy Briggs
Interview with Ryland Steen of REEL BIG FISH

Interview with Ryland Steen of REEL BIG FISH

Welcome to Victoria. Have you ever been here before? If not, what are your first impressions?

 

Ryland “Rabbit” Steen: This is my first time ever being here, and I think it’s the band’s firs Posted: May 2, 2013

Author: Michael Luis
In this Article Artist(s) Reel Big Fish Resource(s): Michael Luis
Spirit of Place - Isle of Iona

Spirit of Place - Isle of Iona

Catherine Fraser has visited Iona four times between 2009-2015. “There is a special energy I experience on Iona,” she says, “The air is different, other worldly and timeless, renewing and replenishing my creativity.” Posted: Jan 3, 2019
Published by: Art Openings
Author: kate cino
Get Lucky with Tom Holliston!

Get Lucky with Tom Holliston!

I’ve always thought that someone should rhyme “Erik Estrada” with “vagina dentata” in a song, and it occurred to me, when I came late and awestruck to the solo output of songwriter and Nomeansno/Hanson Brothers guitarist Tom Holli... Posted: Sep 22, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Allan MacInnis
In this Article Artist(s) NoMeansNo, Tom Holliston, Showbusiness Giants
On the road with Cambridge

On the road with Cambridge

Cambridge has been prominent in the Vancouver punk scene since late 2005. Tour is nothing new to them; this is their second cross-Canada run. The first one went quite well up until a breakdown in Brandon, Manitoba caused them to miss some s... Posted: Nov 5, 2008
Author: Denis Maile
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Cambridge
Interview with Big John Bates.

Interview with Big John Bates.

1. Hi John. First off, can you introduce yourself, your band and dancers? You can call me John - I play a big Gretsch guitar and do the main vocals - I also do most of the songwriting. The band really began when sCare-oline (upright... Posted: Sep 8, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Big John Bates, The VOODOO DOLLZ Burlesque
Things Are Getting Hairy: Bison BC prepares for Dark Ages

Things Are Getting Hairy: Bison BC prepares for Dark Ages

“We weren’t necessarily going for an animal name,” Bison BC co-guitarist/ co-vocalist James Farwell tells me when I ask about the name Bison. “We’d tossed around these Godawful made up words - ‘what looks good in a good metal fo... Posted: Feb 19, 2010
Author: Allan MacInnis
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Bison
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