Hilary Schaap was hoping her "worker's tan" wouldn't be too obvious in her strapless dress for her high school graduation dinner and dance last weekend. Such is one of the worries when you happen to be one of the top up-and-coming rowers in the province.
- Strangelove's Weegee / Zhang Yaxin: Model Operas. Presentation House Gallery. Opening reception tonight at 7 p.m. For more information on the exhibit visit presentationhousegallery.org.
Les Misérables, June 1223 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver. Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca or 1-866-542-7469.
The Senate has once again become a house of ill repute. But we shouldn't allow the dubious expense claims of a few Senators to distract us from the real story here. Stephen Harper has botched the issue of Senate reform.
Hilary Schaap is hoping her "worker's tan" won't be obvious in her strapless dress for McMath secondary school's graduation dinner and dance on Saturday night. Such is one of the worries when you happen to be one of the top up-and-coming rowers in the province.
I predict backwards as well as forwards. So stand by for a prophecy for the past.
Back in July 2010, I discovered two South Korean naval vessels berthed at Lonsdale Quay, with invitations posted for the public to board. I marched up a gangplank and wandered about, impressed with all the hardware. I was also intrigued with the advertisements displayed inside for various South Korean arms manufacturers.
? British Fashion Designers, by Hywel Davies (Laurence King Publishers, 208 pages) $20
Local violin prodigy Jonathan Chan, 22, is coming home from his studies in London, England this month to perform at two special benefit concerts.
Dreamgirls, presented by Arts Club Theatre Company, runs until July 7 at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage on Granville. With a story loosely based on The Supremes, Dreamgirls captures the concept of the 1960s with absolutely spectacular costumes by Sheila White. The clever set design by Ted Roberts is perfectly complimented by Marsha Sibthorpe's lighting design. The show has great energy from leads and chorus alike. It is the "sung-through" style of this musical that just may not appeal to many fans of musical theatre. Composer Henry Krieger won a Grammy for Best Cast Show Album, and he also received a Tony Award nomination for his score. Dreamgirls has all the elements for a hit show - you just have to like and appreciate the non-traditional musical style. Get tickets via 604-687-1644.
It was a trip of a lifetime for a group of local young soccer players.
Life Before the Taser by Douglas Barker and Amanda in England: The Missing Novel by Darlene Foster
The launch of Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia, edited by Susan Musgrave, will be held Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Seymour Art Gallery. Free. Info: mothertonguepublishing. com or seymourartgallery.com.
The Canadian Diabetes Association's Clothesline program will be in the Tri-Cities on Saturday, May 18 as part of a Fill A Truck event happening across Canada.
The year was 1969. I was 16 and had just landed a job as a trainee recording engineer in London, England's hot music industry.
Royal City Gogos are launching an art show that will travel Western Canada and raise money for African grandmothers.
The weightlifting team from Brookswood Secondary has taken the term "girl power" to heart.
WHEN he took to the stage to accept his Lifetime Achievement Award at last week's Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, chef Alain Rayé didn't go alone: he took his La Régalade restaurant team and his family up with him.
Union Jacks were flying in Fort Langley on Sunday as fans of classic and modern British cars gathered to admire one another's vehicles.