Barenaked Ladies launch 2014 Canaidan tour at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium January 15 2014

It's a feather in UVic Farquhar Auditorium's cap to be the opening venue for the 2014 Canadian tour of the Barenaked Ladies.  If you're a fan, you'll want to get online at 9:30 am Thursday October 31st when tickets are released. The Barenaked Ladies hit the road this winter embarking on a 2014 Canada tour. The band has a lot to celebrate, surpassing their 25th anniversary and the release of their 12th album, Grinning Streak in 2013. Their … [Read more...]

Valdy at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium October 12, 2013

As a child of the West Coast in the 1970s, the music of Valdy was the music of my generation.  Who can forget "Play Me A Rock and Roll Song", "Simple Life", "Bitter Green" or "Sonny's Dream"? In later years though, I came to know Valdy as the tireless advocate for literacy and his support of the annual PGIs For Literacy (founded by the late broadcaster Peter Gzowski), fundraisers for Literacy Victoria (and many other organizations across … [Read more...]

Announcing Reynolds High School Collegium Concerts (Oct 16 and Nov 1)

Dave Flello, teacher and director of the Reynolds High School Band, contacted me recently about a very interesting development at the school.  Staff and administration have created the Reynolds Fine Arts Collegium to help facilitate and support the efforts of Reynolds Fine Arts Students to: experiment in fine arts network with artists locally, regionally and nationally develop their individual crafts collaborate with other artists to … [Read more...]