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James McCartney. (Supplied Photo)

24 Minutes with James McCartney

Proving that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, James McCartney has developed into an accomplished singer-songwriter in his own right. The son of Sir Paul McCartney, he recently released ‘The Blackberry Train', an eclectic mix of delicately crafted songs. Prior to his Vancouver appearance at the Wise Hall on May 13, he spent 24 Minutes with

Shamsia Hassani, What about the dead fish? 2011 Paint on the ruins of Russian Cultural Centre, Kabul. (Photo courtesy Shamsia Hassani)

Traces of Words paints layered appreciation

Since the first written text was invented more than 7,000 years ago, words have shaped our perceptions, held our histories, and become one of humanity’s most complex and widely used tools.

Andrew Bailey, Jayson McDonald, and Tara Travis are Phantom Signal. (Contributed Photo)

Close encounters of the comic kind

There is nothing better than being in on a secret. This weekend, audiences can feel like part of an inside club with cozy, comedic performances in nooks across the city.

Parking Lot by Greg Girard, one of the many photographs featured in the Capture Photography Festival. (Submitted Photo)

Festival celebrates the still image

Capture Photography Festival kicks off its fourth year of festivities this Saturday, bringing its largest-ever celebration of lens-based art and still imagery. Throughout the month of April, more than 100 exhibitions, installations and special events will pop up in communities, galleries and public spaces across the Lower Mainland.

A scene from Redpatch. (Mark Halliday Photo)

Redpatch has bold, immersive plot

History may be written by the winners, but not all victors share the glory. During the First World War more than 4,000 Aboriginal soldiers fought under the Canadian flag. Relinquishing their status to enlist, they were fundamental to the Allied troops’ victory, but little is known, or celebrated, about their contribution.

Damien Atkins. (David Cooper Photo)

Angels in America brings fresh revelations

Early in my conversation with director Kim Collier, it became clear how it is difficult to describe Angels in America without rattling off long lists of adjectives (“Huge, epic, smart, powerful theatre,” she tells me).

(Michael Slobodian photo)

Ballet BC brings in local talent

Ballet BC is back on stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre next week, celebrating the country’s 150th anniversary with a stellar line-up from local luminary choreographers.

Actors Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara arrive for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Exposition Center on January 29, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images )

Inside the 2017 SAG swagger

We’re right in the middle award show season – are you fatigued yet? 24 Hours isn’t -- here’s what went down from E!’s SAG Awards Red Carpet Show and the televised ceremony where the acting union hands out the best acting kudos in TV and film:

Nicola Lipman, Stefania Indelicato, Kaitlin Williams will perform in the Classic Chic production of Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather next month. (Emily Cooper photo)

Renaissance racketeers and female felons

In addition to everything else, Shakespeare was a great adaptor. Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and King Lear all draw on existing writing; the histories of Rome and England gave us such plays as Julius Caesar, Richard III, and Antony and Cleopatra.

Bleeding Heart Collective presents The Fighting Season at The Cultch Vancity Culture Lab Jan. 10 to 21. (Emily Cooper/Handout photo)

'Fighting Season' explores frontline medics

In the middle of a war zone, it must be a difficult thing to be a healer. This complexity is at the heart of The Fighting Season, an acclaimed three-person play that explores the experience of Canadian military medical personnel in Afghanistan.

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