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Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese lanterns

Wishing you happiness, health, prosperity and lots of good luck. Year of the snake, here we come! [Original image via Jerusalem Greer]

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Before Instagram…

Max Wanger_Polaroid Screen Shot 1

There was Polaroid. This hands-on (and downright fun) way to capture life’s snapshots makes me want to do handstands. So you can imagine my delight when a little bird dropped this off: For more Polaroid inspiration, check out the gorgeous shots by photographer Max Wanger (where I discovered the first two photos).

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Where memories (and legends) are made

UBC Old Auditorium

When the Old Auditorium was slated to be demolished nearly a decade ago, a voice and opera student was compelled to take action. He called CBC to cover the story. “I was adamant that this building shouldn’t be torn down,” says Hussein Janmohamed (BMus ‘96, MMus ‘98), a Vancouver-based community music educator, composer, and co-founder […]

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Big Love staging features cake fights, wrestling, singing

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Theatre at UBC, the renowned interdisciplinary training program, presents “Big Love,” a fresh take on the age-old story of 50 sisters promised in marriage to their cousins. The production runs till Feb. 3 at the Telus Studio Theatre in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

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Puccini’s “La Boheme” a timeless tale of love and loss

Nancy Hermiston

With a timeless plot of poor young artists struggling to survive, a cast of 60 singers, and a live orchestra, the UBC Opera Ensemble stages “La Boheme” at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Feb. 8-11.

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New stage production uncovers Mother Courage

Lois Anderson as Mother Courage

With a timeless plot of poor young artists struggling to survive, a cast of 60 singers, and a live orchestra, the UBC Opera Ensemble stages “La Boheme” at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Feb. 8-11.

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