Red Around Town, September 2011

Michael Bubl√© has announced an early Christmas present. On October 24 the singer will be releasing his new album Christmas. His last album, Crazy Love sold over 7 million copies worldwide. It has been certified multi-platinum in the US, UK, Australia and Canada. In conjunction with this outstanding offering for the holidays, Michael will star…

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Ross McLeod Passes At 59

This photo with the late Ross McLeod, the 20th recipient of the prestigious Doorman Of The Year award, was taken last October. Ross was a most generous man, supporting so many charitable organizations in British Columbia. As Chairman and CEO of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Ross was the man responsible for building two outstanding theatres,…

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Love Me Tender At The Capitol, 1956

Brian Croft is an artist who loves the heritage of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.¬† The former RCAF jet pilot and pilot for CP Air and Air Canada has spent his time since retirement painting. This is Vancouver’s 125th anniversary as a city and I felt it fitting that we feature some of Brian’s amazing…

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Little River Band, Serena Ryder, Air Supply At The PNE

The Pacific National Exhibition has wrapped up for another year. It was a busy 17 days and I got to meet many of my favorite music personalities. Here are three that never disappoint from a performance point of view. Little River Band has had many forms over the years but the sound you have come…

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Chris Isaak, Wanda Jackson In Vancouver

A busy summer for concerts and the arrival of music stars! PNE entertainment director Patrick Roberge brought forth his Summer Concert Series once again with an all star lineup. The man I was most anxious to see was Chris Isaak. His new CD is Beyond The Sun, a salute to the music created at the…

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James Burton At The PNE

This photo taken at Joe Fortes restaurant features Bruce Allen, his brother Grant, me, and guitar icon James Burton. James came to town to perform with the Elvis orchestra at the annual Elvis Night at the PNE. Burton played over 1,000 concerts with Elvis on the road and in Las Vegas and never missed one…

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