Q&A with 54-40

54-40 is arguably one of the best classic rock outfits to have come out of B.C. The band is responsible for iconic titles Ocean...

Q&A with the minds behind “Transparency and Deterioration”

The Kariton Art Gallery in Abbotsford recently opened its latest exhibition, “Transparency and Deterioration” on Feb. 10. The show features oil paintings and Polaroid...

Q&A with Dead Soft

Now here’s a band you don’t see hitting up the Fraser Valley all too often. On January 26, Vancouver-based indie-rock outfit Dead Soft played...

Droppin’ sick beats with Teen Daze

On the night of Wednesday, November 15, Oldhand, a bustling coffee shop in the middle of downtown Abbotsford, was packed with energetic patrons there...

B.A. brings a wild night to Carport Manor

On Wednesday, September 28, Abbotsford’s Carport Manor was graced with the presence that is B.A. Johnston, an artist who has been putting on wild,...

Q&A with Soul Mates

Last week, on the night of September 20, Saskatoon band Soul Mates made an appearance at Carport Manor on their Western Canada 2017 tour....

A fresh face, a trip, and a place… a look into...

On August 30, Vancouver-based musician Matt Gibson released A Trip to Remember, A Place to Forget, his debut record. The seven-track LP, which is...

Dark places, funny places: in conversation with poet Shane Koyczan

Canadian spoken-word poet Shane Koyczan, known for his melodic rhymes and powerful anti-bullying poems that have found international fame on YouTube, is coming to the Fraser Valley on October 18 for a solo show. Prior to his arrival he spoke with CIVL program director Dave Cusick on his art, his performance at the 2010 Olympics, and his childhood. This interview can be found online at soundcloud.com/dave-cusick/shane-koyczan-interview.

Looking for the beautiful magic behind Ugly

UFV student Annastasia Unger and writing partner Lauren Trotzuk’s brand-new musical Ugly offers a unique twist on the famous Cinderella fairytale: what if the stepsisters weren’t really all that bad? The show will run from October 23 to 25 at Monumental Theatre. General admission is $18, $15 for students and seniors, and $12 for children.

Professor Ron Dart discusses George Grant’s Lament for a Nation, still...

Canada has yet to be engulfed by the United States, but ever-strengthening economic, political, and cultural ties between the countries lend many examples to Grant’s argument that Canada is being swept away by the current of something larger than it.

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