CBC Musical Nooners return to Vancouver

Photo credit: CBC

Photo credit: CBC

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?

What Happens Next? The Dan Mangan Documentary on CBC Oct 20

Dan Mangan concert photo

Dan Mangan at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 13 2012. Photo credit: Christopher Edmonstone

Wake up early the morning of October 20, turn on the TV and tune into CBC at 9 a.m. PST. Instead of watching Saturday morning cartoons you can catch the national network premiere of What Happens Next? a new documentary about Dan Mangan.

One of the most celebrated singer/songwriters to come out of Vancouver in recent years, the musician first came to the nation’s attention with “Robots”, a song with the searing refrain “Robots need love too.” The song was taken from his 2009 album Nice, Nice, Very Nice. Oh Fortune, in 2011, followed, and brought the singer even more acclaim, including a number of awards.

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What Happens Next? The Dan Mangan Documentary on CBC Oct 20

Free Musical Nooners at CBC: Free Music Concerts Every Weekday Through August 24

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If you work near Hamilton Street and Robson in downtown Vancouver, you’ve probably already heard the sounds: live music concerts happening right outside the CBC Vancouver studios every weekday (Monday – Friday) from noon – 1pm.

Called Musical Nooners, this free, outdoor concert series from CBC Music and McDonald’s is the perfect work-day pick-up: grab your friends and your street food, and enjoy live music from a range of entertainers, including artists from the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and the Mission Folk Music Festival.

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Free Musical Nooners at CBC: Free Music Concerts Every Weekday Through August 24