An interview with Daphne Roubini of Black Gardenia

Interviewer John Jane

I talked with Daphne by telephone this week ahead of her band, vintage jazz quintet Black Gardenia's Vancouver Jazz Festival concert on Canada Day on Granville Island. She will be highlighting tunes from her latest release “Lucky Star” a collection of classic standards and vintage inspired originals. She is busily preparing for the honour singing O Canada in English and French, new for this British songstress. Full Interview


Cirque du Soleil: Crystal


Dates and Venue April 11-15, 2018, varying times | Abbotsford Centre, 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford

Reviewer Cassie Silva

The name Cirque Du Soleil evokes quality - no matter how many different productions you have seen, you know you are in for a treat. You might expect their new show Crystal to follow the predictable pattern that some productions have started to rely on. That expectation would be wrong, as Crystal is truly something unlike anything you have seen before. Full Review

Salomé: Woman of Valor


Dates and Venue Thursday, March 8, 2018, 8pm | Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street

Creators Adeen Karasick & Frank London Director Alexandra Aron Lighting Design Elizabeth Mak & Nicole Lang Costume Design Johanna Pan Choreography Rebecca Margolick, Jesse Zaritt & Jody Sperling Video Design Elizabeth Mak Stage Manager Nicole Lang Musicians Frank London - trumpet, Shai Bachar - keyboards, Deep Singh - percussion

Reviewer John Jane

Salomé: Woman of Valor is a spectacularly unique, sixty-minute spoken-word opera that incorporates: interpretative dance, poetry, evocative avant-garde music and multi-media. Full Review