Monday, October 26, 2009
A Cancer Benefit for Jennifer Thomson!
TUESDAY Nov. 24th
Darby's Pub (2001 MacDonald St. at 4th Ave. in Kits)
Time: 9:00 pm (Please note early start time)
Price: $10.00 (Sorry no passes for this special event)
MC= Patrick Maliha
1. Marke Driesschen
2. Art Factora
3. Dr. Russ Kennedy
4. Mike Wolfe
5. Greg Kettner
6. Sean Proudlove
Just this past summer, Vancouver radio personality and all around great gal Jennifer Thomson was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer and has been unable to work since the diagnosis. So we've all decided to get together and give her a little benefit show. Come on out and help us raise as much money as possible for our good friend Jennifer Thomson!
For more on what Jennifer is going through, please read the article below: http://www.theprovince.com/health/agonizing+battle+with+thyroid+cancer+taught+what+means+beat+pain+truly+alive/2038972/story.html
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Local CTV weathercaster Tamara Taggart won a North America-wide competition to fill regular host Kelly Ripa's legendary shoes. Her episode was aired today, August 21. Here's a link to it:
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Amidst all the news about celebrity deaths this past week, the Canadian theatre, film, and TV industries suffered a loss when local actor Lorena Gale succumbed to abdominal cancer on June 21.
Earlier this year, in February, the local theatre community rallied around her to support her during her battle with cancer.
Gale racked up an extensive number of roles on-stage and on-screen, in TV shows such as Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, The X-Files, and The Outer Limits and movies ranging from Things We Lost in the Fire to The Chronicles of Riddick.
She was also a dramatist whose Angélique, about a black slave hanged in 1734 after being accused of starting a blaze that destroyed Montreal, and Je me souviens, an autobiographical solo play that explored linguistic and cultural tensions in Quebec, were important contributions to Canadian theatre. In both her work and opinions, she addressed racial issues in Canadian society.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
lounge so that everyone would see him." The story is a myth; following Flynn's death, his body was turned over to a coroner who performed an autopsy, and released his body to his next of kin.
Errol Flynn is interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California. He shares coffin space with six bottles of whiskey, a parting gift from his drinking buddies. Both his parents survived him.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
On June 30, Canada Post issued a set of four domestic rate (52¢) stamps celebrating the achievements of Canadians in Hollywood. The stamps feature Marie Dressler, Norma Shearer, and BC's own Raymond Burr and Chief Dan George.
The set of four stamps entitled The Sequel were designed by John Belisle and Kosta Tsetsekas of Vancouver's Signals Design and use images created by Neal Armstrong. The background of each stamp is evocative of each star's career: Dressler's shows a scene inspired by a photograph taken from a clip of Tugboat Annie, Burr's has the Perry Mason courtroom; Shearer's features an art deco portrait by George Hurrell that recalls many of her films, and Chief Dan George's depicts a scene from Little Big Man. Belisle, Tsetsekas and Armstrong also produced the first set of Canadians in Hollywood stamps featuring John Candy, Fay Wray, Lorne Greene and Mary Pickford.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Published: Tuesday, November 25, 2008
VANCOUVER - Ballet BC has laid off its entire company. The announcement came today at a news conference.
Consisting of 18 classically trained ballet dancers from across the globe, the company, formed in 1986, has commissioned, created and specialized in remounting contemporary ballets nationally and internationally.
With ticket sales down by about $270,000 because of the ongoing economic decline, Ballet BC is hoping that its annual Christmas presentation of The Nutcracker can help save the company's season.
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