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The making of Empty Houses, Empty Towns: a music documentary

When some tragic character finally punches through the sky of their testing world, their audience happily applauds them from Everest, at eye-level.

If you’re the type to climb with your Davids as they mount their Goliaths, you’ll be pleased to find a whole snowsled of underdogs to cheer for in my 22-minute debut music documentary Empty Houses, Empty Towns, which premiered May 13.

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Stories at the core: Two gurdwara exhibits explore new interpretations of scripture and history

Evolving Interpretations: Sikhism and Women is the eighth official exhibit since the Sikh Heritage Museum opened in 2011, and will be open for viewing for the remainder of the year. The exhibit is unique because it is located underneath a fully function­ing gurdwara. Opened in 1911, the Gur Sikh Temple on South Fraser Way in…

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“You can’t be a dumbass forever”: In-depth with Blessed’s Drew Riekman

After years spent paying their dues in talented bands stunted by half-hearted commitment and wasted potential, the four members of Abbotsford’s Blessed are ready to make good. Their new EP is four tightly wound tracks of sophisticated and raw post-punk that recalls the muscular intricacy of Television at their Marquee Moon peak. This is especially…

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