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Oscar Peterson was one of the greats

September
30
,
2016
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SINCE THIS this will be the last RAATJ, I would like to close with one of my favourites, Oscar Peterson.  I have never liked the phrase “the greatest” of anything.  It is a purely subjective thing, usually they are all...

Haunting comedy draws critical praise

September
29
,
2016
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A ghost long rumoured to haunt the fly loft at Sagebrush Theatre has been served notice: Séances will be held nightly for the duration of Noël Coward’s comedy Blithe Spirit, Oct. 6-15. The first of three co-productions WCT has...

Greek comedy a study in male antogonism

September
28
,
2016
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How far will men go to prove their superiority to other men? In Chevalier, the second in Kamloops Film Society’s fall series at Paramount Theatre, a little friendly antagonism goes a long way. On a luxury yacht in the Aegean Sea, six...

Gallery's fall show features new artists

September
27
,
2016
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Under Sun and Sky, Hampton Gallery’s fall art show, opens Saturday Oct. 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.  The show features original works from two new gallery artists, Steve Coffey and Jane Armstrong. As well, Hampton co-owner Peter...

String quartet performs at St. Andrew's

September
27
,
2016
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Saturday is Sycamore String Quartet day, a chance to hear the string quartet up close at St. Andrew’s on the Square. Chamber Musician of Kamloops presents the group in a free concert sponsored by the City and starting at 7:30 p.m. The...

‘Ugly and beautiful at the same time’

September
26
,
2016
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Visitors to the weekend opening of Kamloops Art Gallery’s fall exhibition could be forgiven for momentarily thinking they’d stepped into a yoga centre. First, there were the pink yoga mats neatly rolled up near the entrance, then...

Arena-rocking Adams back Nov. 18

September
26
,
2016
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Bryan Adams is a little older, a little wiser than the last time he played in Kamloops, but he still has get-up-and-go. The rock artist returns to B.C. roots this fall for a series of concerts, including one at Sandman Centre Nov. 18, a Friday...

Darkness a dramatic metaphor for psychosis

September
21
,
2016
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In The Disordered Mind, suffering, compassion and science collide within the eerily lit tunnels beneath Tranquille. The latest instalment of “tunnel tour” drama, a partnership between Chimera Theatre and Tranquille Farm Fresh,...

Fall show explores human 'embodiment'

September
21
,
2016
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A fall exhibition opening at Kamloops Art Gallery this weekend probes beyond the superficial, examining human embodiment. Called “All membranes are porous,” the show features related works by half a dozen artists: Margaret Dragu;...

KSO commemorates four decades

September
16
,
2016
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Kamloops Symphony turns 40 this year, and commemorates the anniversary season by starting with a performance of works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn on Saturday, Sept. 24, starting at 7:30 p.m. Called “Celebrating 40 Years...