Music and food excite the senses 0
Vancouver's "world class" radio station switched last week to a new frequency with a bigger, better stronger signal - so thankfully, that's all behind us now. Now all you have to do is tune into 102.7 on your FM dial to hear all your favourite indie rock tunes. And don't be afraid to crank it - the signal is crystal clear.
To celebrate their new number, the gracious PEAK team hosted a relaunch party at the station and invited some of their favourite local artists to perform, including Mother Mother, the Matinee, Redgy Blackout and Maurice. The bands played to an intimate rooftop crowd before heading inside to graze on a sweet spread alongside PEAK on-air personalities as well the station's head honchos. It turned out to be a quite a nice little afternoon mingler - after all (aside from great music), nothing brings people closer together quite like free food and an open bar.
Passion for eating
I can't stop thinking about the food at the 9th annual "Passions" fundraiser. And who could blame me? With two dozen of Vancouver's top restaurants catering the gourmet event, the 250 or so guests (including yours truly), went to town on some of the best food this city has to offer. But our feasting frenzy was all for a good cause. The elegant soiree raised more than $110,000 for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.
CMC goes digital
Canadian Music Centre, an organization that helps promote the works of its associate composers, recently launched its B.C. Digital Hub. Now fans of opera and the like can get their contemporary composer fix online! The inaugural webcast went live last week at the Lunar Tunes fundraising concert in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre. The sit-down gala reception was a fairly sophisticated affair. These patrons, after all, take their operatic performances quite seriously - so no mosh pits, fist pounding and devil saluting at this gig - just intensely quiet love and respect for the art form.