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ΛtopAll Reviews

Can You Host a Radio Skills Workshop?
by Magnus Thyvold

We are looking for workshop leaders to help our programmers improve their skills. continued...

Fish Warrior advocates for Cross-Cultural Awareness
by Sarshar Hosseinnia

J Peachy, a self-identified fish warrior for the salmon and contemporary outsider artist, was present at the 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day  promoting Burrard Inlet Fish Festival, which takes place at Port Moody’s  Rocky Point Park Sept 25-27, 2015 continued...

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ΛtopDance Reviews

The Dandy Warhols Live at the Commodore
by Kaycee Boe

The Dandy Warhols (Portland, OR) made a stop at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom during their West Coast Distortland tour for their ninth studio album which was released in April of this year.  continued...

The Dandy Warhols Live at the Commodore
by Kaycee Boe

The Dandy Warhols (Portland, OR) made a stop at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom during their West Coast Distortland tour for their ninth studio album which was released in April of this year.  continued...

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ΛtopFilm Reviews

On The Silver Globe at the Cinematheque
by Chris Spangenberg

I’m a changed man. I usually say that after every encounter with another specimen film from the far fringe of our civilization, but this time it feels different in my gut. There is a ‘first’ for every film, from your generic ‘firsts’— first kiss, firstborn, first watching of 2001: A Space Odyssey — and then there’s the first time you watch an Andrzej Zulawski film. That happens only once too, but the experience invades your psyche with such exquisite tendrils.  continued...

VIFF Review: The Love Witch
by Kaycee Boe

A perfect embodiment of the ALT category at this year’s VIFF, The Love Witch seamlessly combines horror and comedy aspects in this 1960’s style film.   continued...

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ΛtopLiterary Arts Reviews

Verses Festival of Words
by Maegan Thomas

CJSF sponsors the Verses Festival of Words on now until April 12. Verses celebrates the transformative power of words – written, spoken or sung. Verses takes place annually at venues clustered around East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive. This cultural district is the heart of  Vancouver’s spoken word community. “I love that Verses...brings together so many different styles of poetry and such an array of voices and talents.” ­ Evelyn Lau, Vancouver's Poet Laureate continued...

Mesopotamia
by Gerilee McBride

How many dead Elvises does it take to make one good story? Mesopotamia by Arthur Nersesian Reviewed by Gerilee McBride is available through Akashic Books, 2010 for $15.95 USD continued...

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ΛtopMusic Reviews

Kishi Bashi at the Fox Cabaret
by Nick Cullen

In October, American singer/songwriter Kishi Bashi brought his talent for multi-instrumentalism to Vancouver for a night of profound, genre-genre bending musicianship. continued...

Dinosaur Jr. at the Commodore Ballroom
by Jamie Cessford

It’s my own fault that my introduction to Dinosaur Jr.’s live performance was on the heroic Bug tour in 2011. They played a perfect set on that December evening, performing tracks that even the most casual of Dinosaur Jr. fan could relate to (i.e. me). Sure I’ve paid closer attention to the band since then, notably with newer releases Farm and I Bet on Sky, but when the band returned to Vancouver on September 30, 2016 to promote their latest record, Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not, I was woefully underprepared. Fortunately, a band as seasoned as Dinosaur Jr. can effortlessly integrate the new songs in with the old ones. continued...

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ΛtopTheatre Reviews

The Incompleat Folksinger at the Firehall Arts Centre
by Elaine Harder

In the one-man show The Incompleat Folk Singer, Victoria-based actor Mark Hellman gives a solid performance in his rendition of the life and times of political activist / folksinger, Pete Seeger. The show, which was produced by The Other Guys Theatre Company—with artistic direction by Ross Desprez, musical direction by Tobin Stokes, and lighting design by Rebekah Johnson—was based on Deprez and Hellman’s adaptation of Seeger’s 1992 autobiography, The Incompleat Folksinger. continued...

God and the Indian at the Firehall Arts Centre
by Elaine Harder

Where there is a will for reconciliation there is a way. And where there is an opportunity to speak the truth there is Drew Hayden Taylor. As an Ojibwa playwright, and an advocate for his people, Taylor speaks up about the injustices forged against the First Nations Peoples of Canada, in the theatrical production of God and the Indian, recently remounted at Vancouver’s Firehall Arts Centre. continued...

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ΛtopVisual Art Reviews

OMG Art Bar
by Jaclyn Bruneau

OMG! The second installment of OMG Art Bar happened last Saturday, July 6th at the On MainGallery. Paul Wong, the Artistic Director of the space is an avid artist, curator and facilitator with a penchant for visual media arts. So, of course, all recording devices were welcome. continued...

Open heArt Keeps the City Beating
by Jay Peachy

CJSF volunteer Jay Peachy attended the Open heArt exhibit at the Met on December 21st, this is what he had to say about the event... continued...

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ΛtopOther Reviews

John Cullen Live at Yuk Yuk's
by Sophia Gaba

When you’re in the gifted program in school alongside very intelligent children who will grow up to be lawyers, doctors, and engineers, getting voted “Most Likely to be a Comedian” is not entirely a good thing. In the words of local comedian John Cullen, it means “that everyone thinks you will the most likely to be making less than $15,000 a year”.  continued...

John Cullen Live at Yuk Yuk's
by Sophia Gaba

When you’re in the gifted program in school alongside very intelligent children who will grow up to be lawyers, doctors, and engineers, getting voted “Most Likely to be a Comedian” is not entirely a good thing. In the words of local comedian John Cullen, it means “that everyone thinks you will the most likely to be making less than $15,000 a year”.  continued...

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ΛtopTalk Reviews

SFSS Accessibility Fund - SFU Ideas & Issues
by Maegan Thomas

Notes from our April 20  & April 27 stories on the SFSS Accessibility Funds. continued...

SFU - The First 50
by David Swanson

On Tuesday December 1 from 2-7pm, join CJSF 90.1 FM in celebrating SFU’s 50th anniversary. We’re broadcasting interviews, documentaries and lectures that take a look at the first 50 years at Simon Fraser University. continued...

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ΛtopActivism Reviews

International Women's Day is March 8
by Maegan Thomas

Get ready for a FEMCON FRENZY from 8am March 8th! Missed Something? Check out the whole day's programming here: https://soundcloud.com/cjsfradio/sets/international-womens-day-cjsf-mar8 Share the schedule with this link http://bit.ly/IWD16onCJSF and don't forget #IWD2016   continued...

14th Annual National Homelessness Marathon
by David Swanson

Burnaby, B.C. (February 16, 2016) - On February 23, Simon Fraser University’s CJSF 90.1 FM will air the 2016 National Homelessness Marathon from 2pm until 4am PST. continued...

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