January 2013 Archives

Do you live, work, or have a passion for issues about the gentrification and revitalization of Chinatown? 

Come to a live broadcast of CBC Radio One's On The Coast afternoon radio show, where host Stephen Quinn will speak with community leaders about the future of Chinatown. In celebration of the Lunar New Year, there will be prizes, giveaways and musical entertainment by Vancouver/Victoria singer and songwriter Chris Ho. 

You will be able to weigh in on the topics on the show including the significance of Vancouver's Chinatown, the history of clan societies, the relevance of the architecture in Chinatown and the impact of condo development, and the influx of new establishments and what that might mean for the area.

On The Coast Broadcast Live on Location
Chinatown: A Future with a Past

When: Friday, February 8, 2013 from 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Where: Centre Court, International Village Mall (formerly Tinseltown)

For more information about On The Coast, visit www.cbc.ca/onthecoast, follow @CBCVancouver and #otclive on Twitter.

2013 Video Workshop.jpgDo you have a passion for film? Do you dream of directing or producing your own movie? Then join us for an intense one-day workshop, presented by The Vancouver Sun / CBC Student Video Awards.

When: February 2, 2013, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Emily Carr University of Art and Design, room 301
Who: Open to all high school and post-secondary students
Cost: $20 (lunch included)
Click here to register

Hear from some of the best and brightest in the industry on everything from the art of the scene and creating animation characters to understanding the importance of pre-production and the skills required to shoot and light. 

Seating is limited so reserve your spot today!
In case you can't make it to our Human Library Project this Saturday, January 26 at the Surrey City Centre Library, you can still join the live discussion with the human books that will be available online!

A fascinating selection of prominent Canadians will be available online at 8:00am to answer your questions. The human books joining us for the live discussion are rapper Shad, mental health advocate Margaret Trudeau, soprano Measha Brueggergosman, author Robert Munsch, journalist Susan Ormiston, actor Grace Park and wrongfully convicted mom, Tammy Marquardt

You can join in from anywhere in Canada and ask a question to any or all of our guests. For more information or details on how you can participate please visit CBC's Community Blog

Also, for a sneak peak of one of our 'human books' you could meet at the Surrey City Centre Library on January 26, Tune in to CBC News Vancouver on January 25 starting at 5 pm.

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Now in its fourth year, this year you can experience an even wider range of tunes from jazz to rock to world music and more! 

For tickets please email rsvp.radio@cbc.ca with the concert title in the subject line. Seating is limited so get your requests in early!

Please note a RUSH LINE will be in place for every concert beginning at 7:00pm outside 700 Hamilton Street. There is no guarantee that seats will be available for rush line guests but we will do our best to accommodate.

February 21 - The Odds - FULLY BOOKED!
Take alternate versions of Elvis Costello, Weezer, Tom Petty, Sloan, The Clash and shake vigorously. Age for 25 years, and pour out over Canucks home ice and you get the oft described "soundtrack of Vancouver," our very own beloved Canadian power popband - The Odds.
 Fronted by Craig Northey, Doug Elliott, Murray Atkinson and Pat Stewart; the Odds were the "house band" at the 2010 Canada Hockey House, the Canucks 'house band' for the 2010 and 2011 NHL playoffs and have appeared on TV's Corner Gas.
The Odds have a brand NEW album due late February. Be first to hear that album live at this special Toques session appearance They'll play all their hits, too!

February 22 - The Archers - FULLY BOOKED!
The Archers add another quiver to the bow of folk rock's revival. Think of them as the sons of Mumford and Sons and you're part way there. These young lad from Victoria bring a charm, energy and thoughtfulness to their music that's a joy.

February 28 - beekeeper hearts Sidney York - FULLY BOOKED!
The two popular indie bands beekeeper, and Sidney York will show their musical affection for each other through a collaboration on songs from each other's repertoire. Count on hooky melodies, great vocal harmonies and a twist of oboe and bassoon to add that perfect Vancouver indie vibe.
March 1 - Dear Rouge - FULLY BOOKED!
They are the hottest new act out of Vancouver in the world of pop/rock. Dear Rouge was a big winner in a recent local talent contest and it's not surprising - they're good! Check out their catchy songs and compelling performance in the intimate surroundings of CBC Studio One while it's still possible with this band.

It's back! Fans are invited to celebrate the return of hockey at Rogers Arena this Saturday, January 19 where CBC News Vancouver will broadcast live from the North plaza. Join CBC personalities Shane Foxman and Karin Larsen  as they welcome the Canucks back to the ice for a special "Hockey is Back" event. 
On game day, beginning at 5:00 PM at the Rogers Arena North plaza, fans will have the opportunity to sit behind a sports anchor desk and try their hand at reading a script, take a spin of the prize wheel for terrific Hockey Night in Canada prizes, take their photos with Ron and Don cut outs and Peter Puck, and get their faces painted up for the game. 
For more information on CBC Vancouver's "Hockey is Back" event,  follow @CBCVancouver and #hockeyisback on Twitter.
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January 23, 2013 
6:30 pm
Studio 700, CBC Vancouver (700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver)
For tickets please email rsvp.vancouver@cbc.ca

Join composer, author and pianist Rob Kapilow and musician, broadcaster and music educator June Goldsmith for a special North by Northwest musical book club with host Sheryl MacKay!  
Rob Kapilow is best known around the US for his "What Makes it Great" series which started on NPR and which has been developed into full length concerts at Lincoln Centre in New York and around the country.  He has been invited to compose symphonies for orchestras around North America and has been a guest on NBC's Today Show and on Live From Lincoln Centre on PBS.  
It's such a treat to be able to present Rob Kapilow once again in our book club.  The last time he was here he wowed the audience at CBC!  This time he's going to be talking about and playing short illustrations from his latest book, based on his series, What Makes it Great.  And having June Goldsmith on stage this time in conversation with Rob just makes it even better!
June is a long time musician, music educator and was the founder of the very successful Music in the Morning concert series in Vancouver. She is a regular contributor to North by Northwest. 

Please note this event will be recorded for live broadcast.

Photo credit: Peter Schaaf 
Leonard Cohen has announced a second North American leg for his "Old Ideas" world tour, and CBC Music wants to give you the chance to get your tickets first!

The tour celebrates Cohen's highly acclaimed twelfth studio album, Old Ideas, which debuted #1 across the globe, making it the highest charting album of his career. The legendary singer/songwriter/poet is making Victoria his first Canadian stop on March 6 at the Save-On-Foods Arena.

CBC Music will present an exclusive 24-hour pre-sale on January 17 starting at 10 am local time. Check CBC Music at that time for pre-sale links and more concert info.
   Pre-sale password: CBCMUSIC

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