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Change: a mini-documentary on the Sylvia Platters

By Kier Junos Consider the last time you changed jobs and moved into a new place. Pretend that you grew out of a well-worn love. You slowly wake in the bedroom. You vexedly reach for your share of the warm sheets, but recall it’s been solely you beneath them all night. Somehow you feel colder….

Jam in Jubilee 2017: Week Four

By Mel Spady Award-winning, female-fronted, indie blues band the Burn Ins is comprised of Kristine Lyall, Aaron Mokry, and Aaron Lyall. They tour almost constantly — but I caught up with Kristine (vocals, bass) via e-mail to talk influence, burning out, and the new album on their horizon. What challenges does your touring schedule pose…

Jam in Jubilee 2017: Week Three

By Jess Wind This will be Jackson Hollow’s first time on the Jam stage, but far from their first time in front of a crowd. The four-piece bluegrass band has been active for nearly three years and has performed all over BC, including at the Envision Concert Series and Cloverdale Rodeo, and recently won the…

Jam in Jubilee 2017: Week Two

COALMONT by Joe Johnson Abbotsford-based folk duo Coalmont takes their name from a small town on the road to Princeton where the duo first started dating. Nate Esau remembers telling Stephanie as they passed through, “That would be a great band name if we were ever to do that.” Nowparents, they are constantly striving for…

Jam in Jubilee 2017: Week One

by Valerie Franklin This year’s incarnation of the Jam opens with the smooth, feel-good Motown vibes of the Aerophonics, featuring Kyler Pierce, James Stobbe, Brandon Clark, Dylan Weightman, Coal Shultis, and Kayden Gorden. Despite their Detroit-inspired sound, they’re as local as it gets. So, what is it that draws you to Motown music? Kyler Pierce:...

Jam in Jubilee: The History and the Vision

  Madison Stewart Kristin Witko Jam in Jubilee is a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural concert series every Thursday night in July. Each night in Abbotsford’s Jubilee Park, a crowd of local culture-lovers enjoys three musical acts, side-stage performances, a vendor market, interactive art installations, workshops, food trucks, craft beer, and the After Dark musical showcase. Since 2010,…

FRESH Art: Mallory Donen

About the artist Mallory Donen is an interdisciplinary artist from White Rock, British Columbia. In June 2015, Donen graduated from UFV with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts Major. Her specialties include painting, drawing, photography, and digital media. Donen is expected to graduate in October 2017 with a Master of Fine Arts Degree from…

FRESH Fiction: A selection of poems by Robert Martens

Robert Martens grew up in the ethnic Mennonite village of Yarrow, where he experienced love and power face-to-face. He moved on to the global awakening which was Simon Fraser University during its years of student revolt. Robert eventually settled in Abbotsford, where he has co-written and co-edited numerous local histories, periodicals, and a literary anthology,…

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