Free CBC downtown musical nooner series starts this Friday!

The CBC free summer concert series Musical Nooners kicks off this Friday, July 7 with a performance by Said the Whale. The local Juno Award-winning indie rock band Said The Whale headlines the special two-hour concert, which begins at noon with a set by local act Fake Shark.

Other highlights of the series include a Kids Day, a Brazilian-style dance party, and more singer/songwriters than you can shake a Peter Gzowski at. Scroll down for more.  Continue reading:
Free CBC downtown musical nooner series starts this Friday!

Vancouver Screen Scene: From The Predator to Britney and Bachelorette Canada

The Bachelorette Canada

The Bachelorette Canada and its harem of men are leaving town.

This week, a number of productions are leaving town, including the Britney Spears biopic and a CBC spy thriller series.

But taking their place is one predatory production. (And no, we we’re not talking about The Bachelorette Canada.)

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Vancouver Screen Scene: From The Predator to Britney and Bachelorette Canada

Vancouver Screen Scene: From Helen Hunt and Thandie Newton to the Romeo Section

Helen Hunt will shoot Live Like Line in Vancouver.

Helen Hunt will be shooting a film in Vancouver in August.

This week’s roundup of Vancouver-shot productions takes a turn for the darker, the mysterious, and the gritty.

But that doesn’t mean they can’t be inspirational.

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Vancouver Screen Scene: From Helen Hunt and Thandie Newton to the Romeo Section

Season Five of CBC Vancouver’s Musical Nooners Begins in True Summer Style

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The Boom Booms take the stage to kick off the free outdoor concert series July 4

CBC Vancouver’s free summer-long concert series, Musical Nooners, returns to the outdoor stage at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre on Friday, July 4th at 12:00 pm with a performance from Canadian indie roots soul band, The Boom Booms hosted by CBC News Vancouver’s Gloria Macarenko.

“We hear from Vancouverites all year long who eagerly await the start of CBC Vancouver’s Musical Nooners,” says Johnny Michel, managing director, CBC British Columbia and Alberta. “The concert series has become an iconic status of summer in Vancouver. It gives me true pleasure to see the community come together, dancing and singing each day, while being exposed to new local and even international musical talent.  The artists are diverse and reflect the wonderful multicultural society that makes up this great city.”

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Season Five of CBC Vancouver’s Musical Nooners Begins in True Summer Style

CBC Musical Nooners return to Vancouver

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Nooners are back! For the 9-5 set, CBC Musical Nooners are an excuse to enjoy the sun, meet up with friends and discover new music. Who doesn’t love a mini, outdoor concert halfway through their day?  

This year’s nooner program features refreshing blasts of music from sweet Canadian and international indie acts.

“We are really pleased with this year’s lineup, there is a lot of fantastic music to enjoy in a number of different styles, so get ready for some surprises” remarks Jon Siddall, lead producer for the series. “And, this year we’ve added more Latin music and a very entertaining Balkan big band.”

The free concert series runs Monday – Friday, from noon to 1:00 pm, at the CBC Broadcast Centre at 700 Hamilton Street (between Robson and Georgia) from July 5 – August 23. Continue reading:
CBC Musical Nooners return to Vancouver

Will Save on Meats Make the Cut?

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Chances are you’ve seen the big neon sign of a pig holding up a bag of money on Hastings Street.  Now’s your chance to learn the story behind Save on Meats, an unlikely Vancouver icon that’s been serving up fresh cuts since 1957, and find out if the business will remain afloat.

On Tuesday, Nov. 27,  Save on Meats is appearing on CBC’s The Big Decision, the hit reality show that focuses on Canadian businesses working to survive in a difficult economy.  The show’s investors must decide whether to step in and fund the struggling company or leave it to battle on alone.

Here’s hoping that Save on Meats gets the funding it needs.  The butcher shop has been operating at the same location since 1957, offering discount cuts to hungry Vancouverites and residents of the Downtown Eastside.  In the 1990s, former owner Al DesLauriers began receiving offers for the century-old building from condo developers.  He refused. Continue reading:
Will Save on Meats Make the Cut?