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Prince jams all night on Vancouver stop

Prince jams all night on Vancouver stop

Prince, Rogers Arena, Dec. 16.

Winter brings romance to Rowena's Inn

I can't help but hum a few bars from Irving Berlin's White Christmas during my stay at Rowena's Inn by the River.


EMPIRE ESPLANADE 6 New Year's Eve (PG) - Fri 6: 40, 9: 40; Sat-Tue 12: 35, 3: 50, 6: 40, 9: 40; Wed 1: 05, 4: 05, 6: 50, 10: 10 p.m.

NV band set to open huge Warsaw concert

BLACK Powder Toys, (BPT) have been invited to play the 20th Anniversary Grand Finale Concert for The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity in Poland on Jan. 8, 2012.

Sinfonia celebrates Xmas

North Shore Chorus collaborating on Mozart and Messiah program


GALLERIES The Bakehouse in Edgemont Village: 1050 Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Art Exhibit: Work created by the kids at 4Cats Arts Studio will be on display until Jan. 11. Bellevue Gallery: 2475 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver.
School of rock

School of rock

- Harbourside Nights 2 at The Eagles Club, 170 W 3rd Street, North Vancouver, Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 p.m. Artist showcase and live recording session. No cover charge. For more information visit

The Black Keys make move out of the garage

- The Black Keys: El Camino (Nonesuch Records) Rating: 9 (out of 10) The Black Keys have long been known for their fuzzedout garage band sound. They've experimented and distorted their songs while maintaining a full speed ahead approach.

Human Shame hard to shake off

-Shame. Co-written and directed by Steve McQueen. Starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan.
Sting turns QE into a giant, sumptuous elevator

Sting turns QE into a giant, sumptuous elevator

Sting, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Thursday, Dec. 8. As I step into the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to see Stings Back to Bass show, I feel as though I have just entered an airport.