July 2010 Archives

Week 3 of CBC's summer sensation Musial Nooners has wrapped up and it's been rockin'. Tourists, friends, and neighbours of CBC Vancouver were treated to the musical stylings of the soulful Shawn Hlookoff, funnyman Tom Wilson of Lee Harvey Osmond, minimalist Jess Hill, funk masters Redeye Empire, and B.C. favourite John Mann.

MusicFest Vancouver's invites you to its annual feast of classical, jazz and world music presentations. From August 6 - 15, concert venues throughout Vancouver play host to MUSICFEST 10TH LOGO.jpgunforgettable musical experiences that bring enthusiastic and adventurous music lovers together with some of the most talented artists in the world.

Ten days, over 40 concerts and events, and diverse musical repertoire that spans both the centuries and the planet: MusicFest Vancouver offers you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the broadest range of live music performed with passion, skill and creativity. Fore more information, visit MusicFest Vancouver's website. Sponsored in part by CBC.

harmony arts.jpgFrom July 30 to August 8, 2010, the 20th annual Harmony Arts Festival brings together community, art, and music  along the West Vancouver's waterfront -- all free of charge! There will be an unprecedented 82 performances this year spread out along 11 neighbouring beach venues and the city of West Vancouver is pleased to introduce a new attraction, an intimate wine garden on the lawn at the foot of 15th Street, at the Garden Stage. Don't miss this special event! Visit the Harmony Arts website for more information. Sponsored in part by CBC.

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The Pride Parade, happening on August 1, is Vancouver's premier celebration of culture and diversity. Last year, the parade spanned 20 blocks and attracted a fun and fabulous audience of pride_rectangle.jpgover 600,000.

Vancouver Pride is gearing up for an amazing series of events as they launch into the second year of a three-year theme, Educate, Liberate, Celebrate!  This year, the focus of  is on "Liberate" and what it means to be free.

Come to the Parade on August 1st, 2010 to see what all the fuss is about! Visit their website for more information on this fun event. Sponsored in part by CBC.

From July 25 through August 14, Early Music Vancouver hosts its summer concert series. A superb series of 7 summer evening performances at the beautiful UBC campus, featuring faculty GeniusOfMonteverdi.jpgmembers of the summer courses, as well as local and visiting artists & ensembles at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC and at the UBC School of Music. This year's Festival has a special emphasis on music by Monteverdi. To mark the 400th Anniversary of his Vespers of 1610, the Festival will also focus on chamber music from the French Baroque, the Rococo and the early Classical era, with works from Bach's sons, and by Mozart & Beethoven. For tickets and more information, visit their Early Music Vancouver's website.

The final World Cup weekend on July 10 and 11 was a huge success with thousands of fans cheering on their teams and showing their country pride on Granville Street.

The City of Vancouver, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and CBC joined together to create an event this city won't soon forget.

The Mayor kicked off the event on Saturday morning and stayed for the intense Germany-Uruguay match. To his delight, Germany won.

The crowds came down early on Sunday to watch the final match between Spain and the Netherlands. With lawn chairs in hand, painted faces and waving flags of their team of choice, thousands of Vancouverites and tourists watched Spain's winning goal in overtime.



Stephen Quinn, host of CBC Radio One's afternoon show On The Coast, welcomed some lively guests and Ezeadi Onukwulw with One Human Race.

The cool African beat was a perfect way to wind down a sunny Friday in the city and get ready for the World Cup final weekend.


Hundreds of people crowded Granville Street yesterday to watch Spain advance to the FIFA World Cup finals over Germany. Ecstatic Spanish fans jumped to their feet while singing "Ole" and waving anything that housed their team colours. German fans tried to keep their spirits up with tense smiles throughout the nerve racking game. Even those without a preferreed team came out during their lunch hour to take in the city's energy and enjoy the sunshine including Vancouver's Mayor Gregor Robertson.

CBC Vancouver will be back at it again this weekend July 10 - 11 on the 700 block of Granville Street to celebrate the final games of the FIFA World Cup. We hope you can join us!

If you loved the free concert by Malahat Revue yesterday comprised of musicians Jeremy Fisher, Hannah Georgas, Aidan Knight, and Said The Whale, get ready for a summer full of musically inspired lunches at the CBC!

Starting with CBC Radio One's North By Northwest, hosted by Sheryl Mackay, a free concert on the CBC outdoor stage at 700 Hamilton St will be featured every Wednesday in July and August from noon to 1 pm. These free shows will showcase some of B.C.'s finest up and coming musicians.

July 14 - Erica Mah
July 21 - Jess Hill
July 28 - Jon and Roy
August 4 - Mani Khaira
August 11 - James Lamb
August 18 - Andrew Allen
August 25 - Joanna Chapman Smith

There are many more noon hour concerts in the works so check back often for a list of artists!

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Hundreds of Vancouver's FIFA World Cup fans gathered on Granville Street this morning to watch the Netherlands take on Uruguay. Hosted by CBC Vancouver, City of Vancouver, and Downtown Vancouver BIA, fan enthusiasm poured onto the street like the sunshine as Dutch fans hollered and cheered their team on to a 3-2 victory. Everyone who attended expressed their delight in having a vibrant communal space reminiscent of that during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

If you missed the outdoor viewing party today, the giant TV screen, CBC Vancouver's much-loved prize wheel, and event sponsor Rogers will be back in full force tomorrow (July 7) and every World Cup game including the final match to help us all "Rediscover Granville". We hope to see you there!

Join CBC Radio One's On The Coast on our outdoor plaza on Friday, July 9 from 3 - 6pm for an exciting live broadcast to kick off the final festivities of the FIFA World Cup.

ezeadi2.jpgHost Stephen Quinn and his team will have everything you need to celebrate the final games from what to wear...who to cheer for..and even how to cheer. If you've just caught soccer mania, find out where you can start taking part in the beautiful game and an expert will be on hand to teach you how to keep injuries at bay. You'll get to meet the Southsiders, the Vancouver Whitecaps team's ardent supporters and arguably the most devoted soccer fans in the Lower Mainland.

On July 9, if you're a crazy soccer fan, be sure to drop by because a lucky few will be chosen to play Quinn's Quiz-- live! Come join us on the sunny CBC Plaza and chill to the African beats of Ezeadi Onukwulu with One Human Race.

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