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We are moving! Our address is changing!

CiTR is moving into the new Student Union Building in June, and our address is changing! Please update your records, and send the sweet stuff to us here: CITR Rm. LL500 – 6133 University Boulevard, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1

Also, please forgive our inattentiveness to email!

The Accordions are coming! The 8th Annual Accordion Noir Festival!

The accordions are coming!! Check out the 8th annual Accordion Noir Festival running Sept 10th-13th. Some of the best accordion players from around the globe!

See their website for all the juicy details: www.accordionnoirfest.com

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September is Shine Month with Shinerama

During the month of September, the students from the Universities and Colleges across Canada will be hosting their Shine events to raise funds to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis. Shinerama is Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraiser in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Get involved in UBC events, register or donate.

Shinerama 2015 information here: www.shinerama.ca/

CiTR Shinerama Partnership Package

 

 

Latin American Film Festival is around the corner!

The 13th annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) that is coming toVancouver September3rd-13th. The festival is the largest Latin American film festival in North America, showcasing 67 films from 16 countries.

This year VLAFF will be hosting Mexico as a guest country. The highly acclaimed film GÜEROS, honoured with top prizes at the Berlin and San Sebastián film festivals, as well as the prize for Best Film at the Mexican Academy Awards, will be the Opening Night Film. The Mexico-Dominican Republic co-production, SAND DOLLARS, for which Geraldine Chaplin (daughter of the legendary Charlie Chaplin) has won numerous Best Actress awards, will be the Closing Night Film.

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We’re hiring a full-time Editor-in-Chief for Discorder Magazine

julyaug coverDiscorder, that magazine from CiTR 101.9, is hiring an Editor-in-Chief. If you’ve got a passion for Vancouver’s independent music scene, a flair for right words and good writing, and would love to lead a lively team of writers, photographers, and illustrators, this is the position for you!

We recently got a grant to hire a full-time editor for the fall, that will also help launch an online subscription, organize launch parties, fundraisers and workshops, and write and edit promotional materials.

Read the job posting and apply now! Deadline for applications is Monday, August 24th, or when a suitable applicant is found. First round interviews will be scheduled for Wednesday, August 26th.

Bepi Crespan Presents…

11232354_850449311696284_1570364760455925341_nOn this Sunday morning’s Bepi Crespan Presents… – New music from v/a MITRA Music For Nepal, Aidan Baker, Adamennon, Paul Beauchamp and Simon Balestrazzi.

Tune in from 0700 – 0900 PDT on the British Columbia Super Station – CiTR!

Ethiopian Summer Festival is on August 29!

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Vancouver’s Ethiopian Community is having their annual Ethiopian Summer Festival Saturday, August 29!

In celebration of ECA’s 30th anniversary, this year’s festival is organized under the theme “Bringing Ethiopians Together, 30 Years Further Beyond.”

The festival will feature cultural shows including Ethiopian coffee ceremony, live music and dance, soccer and basketball games, games, youth talent shows, and activities for children.

When: Saturday, August 29, 2015, 11 A.M. – 8 P.M.
Where: Wesburn Park, 4781 Parkwood Ave (Patterson Ave & Moscrop St), Burnaby

VQFF continues until Sunday, August 23

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Queer Film Festival continues onward until Sunday, August 23.

Check out “In The Turn” this Thursday, August 20 at SFU GCA a 9:15 PM. Sponsored by CiTR Radio 101.9 FM.

Don’t miss this wonder(film) festival celebrating queer culture!

Smooth Human Homeshake is at The Biltmore Cabaret Friday, August 21

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Montreal’s own Homeshake is at The Biltmore Cabaret this Friday, August 21.

Alongside the groovin’ crooner is Sheer Agony.

Doors are at 7 PM.

Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketweb.ca or at Red Cat Records and Zulu Records Store.

Bepi Crespan Presents…

Umanzuki @ Thalassa festOn this Sunday morning’s Bepi Crespan Presents… – New music from Aidan Baker, Cristiano Deison / Matteo Uggeri, Dronelock, Hanno Leichtmann, Niton Satan Is My Brother and Umanzuki.

Tune in from 0700 – 0900 PDT on the British Columbia Super Station – CiTR!

The Value Of Things

The Value of things is a piece of dance, theatre and “hot French Canadian men jumping around in ratty tank tops and fur coats” which was presented by Plastic Orchid Factory in June.  Arts Reporter Dannielle Piper went to check out the show:

“The Value of Things” is a critically acclaimed dance and theatre performance created by Quebecois performer Jacques Poulin-Denis. Voted Best Dance Show in 2014 by the Montréal Voir, “The Value of Things” forces the audience to reflect on the notions of money, materialism and what place these concepts have in the valuation of art.  The piece opened with a quote by economist Adam Smith: “All money is a matter of belief”. From there, it implicitly tackled some of the dance world’s most controversial questions.
During a Q&A with the performers, Poulin-Denis noted that the inspiration behind the piece was an interview with Canadian dance icon Margie Gillis.  Throughout the performance, a sound bite of said interview is played. In the sound bite, former Sun News’ reporter Krista Erikson asks Gillis why taxpayer-funded cultural projects aren’t commercially viable. “The Value of Things” responds by ultimately asking why art needs to be commercially viable when it is in many ways, intrinsically valuable. More importantly, how does one begin to valuate something that is, for some, so inherently satisfying?
Although the subject matter is serious in nature, “The Value of Things” posed these questions in a way that was both humorous and entertaining. In so doing, the theatre’s atmosphere was never dull or dreary but rather light-hearted and reflective, allowing each audience member to truly enjoy all that the performance had to offer.