Tuesday, June 02, 2009

SOUL FOOD: Jones / La Grand, YSC and more!

For some yet-to-be-determined reason, Telus isn't allowing me to send out my Soul Food emails. Until I get to the bottom of it, I'll post the email here (so you can access all the links)...

First up because it's short notice and such an amazing event... Tonight at Pacific Theatre there's a rare opportunity to see UK singer-songwriter Miriam Jones (formerly of Vancouver, used to hang around Regent College, had a cd produced by Charlie Peacock) in concert with Peter La Grand (currently of Vancouver, still hangs around Regent College, opened for Over The Rhine). Doors 7:30, concert at 8. More details here.

Also need to mention YOU STILL CAN'T at Pacific Theatre, a lively little show I've written and directed that's something of a theatrical tip-of-the-hat to the classic Kaufman and Hart comedy YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. People are really loving this play! It's funny, it's got heart, it's fast-paced and leaves you feeling fantastic. And - I'll be frank - I'm worried that most of you are going to miss it. The sun is shining, the media are simply not covering the show - they don't tend to review our Emerging Artist shows, and right now we're in the shadow of LES MIS - and we're having a hard time letting people know that this is really a lovely show. Closes June 13. If you've thought you just might come see it, please do - this week, if you can. And just so you know, you really don't need to have seen You Can't Take It With You to completely enjoy You Still Can't - think of it more as a tribute or an homage, rather than a sequel. 604 731-5518 for tickets, and Soul Food Blogs for lots of fun background: Daves, raves, Mets, pix, and even a little theology! Trust me, you don't want to miss this one.

Also check the blogs for news about Jessies, Pacific Rim String Quartet, a Commercial Drive one-man-show with Lance Odegard music, Ken Priebe's Breath Of Life animation festival, Regent Summer Lectures and Soul Food Movie notes on L'ENFANT, L'ARGENT, an overlooked Melville, and a cool summer movie project. And coming soon to Soul Food Movies: Vertigo, La Strada, Up, Velcrow Ripper, Sunshine Cleaning, The Soloist and more.

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