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Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, Nov. 9-18

The 22nd Annual Vancouver Jewish Film Festival features a diverse array of films ranging from comedies, narrative features, and thought provoking documentaries. The Festival runs from November 9th to 18th.

Be sure to check out films like Breaking Upwards, a quirky romantic comedy about a young New York couple who intricately strategize their mutual break up or The Beetle, a funny mockumentary about film director’s obsession with his 40 year old Volkswagen Beetle and his effort to restore it. He finds himself on a journey meeting previous owners who tell remarkable stories about the car, and the journey ends with the birth of his first child.

For tickets and festival information, visit

That DJ Competition 2010 – November 18

CiTR and AUS present... That DJ Competition 2010!!

CiTR and Arts Undergrad present... That DJ Competition 2010!!

CiTR’s “That DJ Competition” has always been not only a great way to get bedroom DJs a chance to finally show off to their friends in a club setting, but also a riot of a good time for everyone involved. Now in it’s fourth year, it’s going to extra-special. Why? We’re teaming up with the UBC Arts Undergrad Society to bring you an extra fabulous top prize: The winning DJ will get a paid gig for AUS’s upcoming Mardi Gras party!

We are looking for DJs to compete, so if you or anyone you know is a DJ, we need as many applicants as we can get! All music styles are welcome! All DJ platforms are welcome! The competition is only 2 weeks away so get your demos in quick! The demo doesn’t need to be long, they just need to showcase your personal flavour. This competition is open to all skill-levels. You won’t be competing with a bunch of pros.

Email demo mixes to (you can either email an audio file or provide a streaming link). Hard copies can be brought or mailed to: CiTR 101.9 fm, 233-6138 SUB blvd,Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1.

**The demos are due at Noon on monday!

The fine-grain:
•8 DJs are going to be selected
•DJs are rated based on both a voting system and our judges
•Sets are 15-20 minutes each (yet to be decided)
•Playing order will be determined randomly

The secret to winning: the more people you bring out, the more votes you will get!

That DJ Competition on Facebook


This Saturday, November 13th CiTR is sponsoring THE CAVE SINGERS at the RICKSHAW.

Straight out of Seattle, this indie folk/rock outfit will be playing alongside locals, SUN WIZARD.

Doors at 8:00PM.
Tickets $15 at Redcat or Zulu.


On Friday, Nov 12th CiTR is proud to sponsor BRASSTRONAUT at the RICKSHAW. Back from their UK tour, the local legends will be playing off of their latest release, Mt. Chimaera.

Combined with opening acts,NO GOLD and FLASH PALACE this is sure to be a great night of Vancouver music!
Doors at 8:00PM.
Tickets $12 from Redcat or Zulu.

CiTR Raises Funds for New Digital Library

In one week, CiTR will launch its 5th annual Fundrive, hoping to raise $30,000 for operations and a new digital library. Between November 16th and 25th, CiTR DJs will be asking listeners day and night to call 604-822-8648 and support the station’s independent programming, with volunteers ready at the phones to take pledges. This ten-day funding drive will raise necessary funds to cover operating expenses, equipment purchases, and most importantly – a new digital library for the station.

“Campus radio stations in the US have all gone digital,” says Station Manager Brenda Grunau. “I want to make sure we stay ahead of the curve, so that we’re not in a position where we can’t air the music we want.”

CiTR is a repository for local music – on air, online, and in print, through Discorder Magazine. The library holds over 32,000 CDs, over 10,000 LPs and over 4,000 seven inches. CiTR prides itself on its library full of rare and local gems.

$15,000 – half of the funds raised – will pay for a new digital library, ensuring that our archive of local and niche music survives for generations. The average lifespan of a CD is 25 years, and CiTR has been collecting CDs since they first came out.

This new library will change the way CiTR produces radio – allowing hosts to search music from the on-air studio, and respond instantly to listener requests. Labels are now servicing radio stations digitally, and in the future, may stop servicing us with physical copies.

“The ease with which a programmer can search for and program music makes for better sounding shows and a better sounding station”, comments Music Director Luke Meat. “We’re living in a non-tangible age now, so we’re just rolling with the times.”

The Fundrive culminates with the Finale Party at the Biltmore Cabaret at the Biltmore Cabaret on Thursday, November 25th with 10 local bands playing 90’s cover tunes. Click here to download the official press release: Fundrive 2010 Press Release – CiTR raises money for a digital library.

The Arts Report – November 10th 2010

On Wednesday’s Art Report…

The Madonna Painter
For the next week the Telus Studios at the Chan Centre becomes a quaint Quebec town in 1918 struck with a deadly flu epidemic. A handsome and young priest enlists the help of an artist to stop a flu epidemic by creating a fresco of the Virgin Mary as an artistic sacrifice. With four supposedly virgin girls contending to model as Virgin Mary and a sinister doctor funding the whole project, one can only imagine the dark drama that ensues. A black comedy about sex, superstition and religion, The Madonna Painter will feature Barbara Kozicki as one of the Marys. Fortunately, we’ll have her on the show today talking about the play!
Pick up tickets for shows from Nov. 10 – 20 here!

Jewish Film Festival
This month seems to be a popular month for film festivals as this week from Nov. 9th -18th, we have 22 films from across the globe together in Vancouver for the Jewish Film Festival! The opening night gala presents Anita, a film about a Jewish woman with Down syndrome that finds ruthlessness as well as surprisingly amount of kindness within Buenos Aires as she wanders lost in her city. Along with that film, they also have films of other varieties such as a movie about a couple’s exploration of alternate options to monogamy in New York and another film that focuses on the Berlin Olympics in 1936. On the show, the executive director of VJFF, Robert Albanese will talk about more movies in the festival.

Vinetas del Mozaico
An intoxicating fusion dance show called Vinetas del Mozaico is coming to the Scotiabank Dance Centre from Nov. 12th- 14th. Stemming from the gypsies in Spain, the lively dance of flamenco exhibit large floaty dresses and spirited music. This show in particular will fuse together a medley of cultures with inspiration from a famous bar in Spain called Café de Chintas (Chinese Cafe) which is known for its diverse influence on flamenco. Co-artistic director Kasandra la China tells us all about it!

There’s a great article in the Burnaby Now with Kasandra that delves into the roots of Flamenco and it’s history of discrimination. Read it here.

We’ll give away 2 tickets to Vinetas del Mozaico on the show!

The show will also feature…
…a special theatrical experience called Us and Them, where the audience is participatory in the performance. We’ll also hear from the dance show at The Cultch called Hero and Heroine/Audible from Nov. 9th – 13th. We’ll also talk about the one-woman show Trudeau Stories with Brooke Johnson.

PLUS: Free tickets and free beer to 30:Live tomorrow!

Listen in today at 5PM!

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Video: CiTR Live from Thunderbird Radiohell presents WIZERDZ

CiTR Live from Thunderbird Radiohell presents WIZERDZ from Evan French on Vimeo.

For those of you who missed it live, here’s a teaser video of WIZERDZ, the band that played in the CiTR studio on the Nov. 4th edition of CiTR’s Live from Thunderbird Radiohell. Check out the full performance in the podcast here. Also check out the band’s myspace and come to one of their shows!

Hopefully more videos coming soon!

Media Democracy Day Live Broadcast – Nov. 6

Ready for media to be more democratically accountable? Come support media democracy by attending Media Democracy Day 2010 on November 6 at the Vancouver Public Library beginning at noon. Listen to panel discussions, engage in dialogue with media activists and independent media organizations, get involved in democratizing our media landscape.

CiTR will be broadcasting live from 12-5pm. We will be bringing you all the panel discussions from the Alice McKay Room. As of 1:30pm today, our live web stream is down, so please tune in on your good ‘ole radio. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. Also, if you are out of the reception area, the whole afternoon of panel discussion will be made available as a podcast.

Here is the schedule for the afternoon.

12-12:45pm Opening Keynote Speaker: Tony Burman, Managing Director, Al Jazeera English

1-2:20pm Fox News or Democratic Communication? Media at a Crossroads

2:30-4pm Spinning the Environment, Greenwashing the Message

4:15-5pm Plenary Panel: Moving Toward Change with David Beers, Lori Macintosh, Camyar Chai

Tom Lee offers YOU the chance to win DJ lessons at the Next Level Learning Centre

Be one of the six lucky winners to attend Tom Lee Music’s “New to DJing” workshops. You will get a one hour one-on-one crash course to learn the basics of cueing, mixing and scratching as well as insight into the many hardware and software options available to DJs today.

It’s all part of the Next Level Learning Centre, offering courses in Songwriting, Music Career Development, Music Business & Networking, Live Performance Coaching, Software Recording, and much more.

Tune in to Synaptic Sandwich, Crimes & Treasons and Radio Zero to hear your favorite DJs spin, and call in to win your very own DJ workshop.

Check out the video below for more info:

Remixology 3 – November 6

Fresh Media ReMixology is a series bringing people together to sample and share ideas in discussions lead by some of Vancouver’s best and brightest media remixologists.

Discuss the future of media with CBC Radio 3′s Steve Pratt!

Remixology 3 will feature a talk from Steve Pratt, Director of CBC Radio 3 and CBC Radio Digial Programming, amazing local music, and an opportunity to socialize and network with Vancouver’s leading media innovators. This month’s gathering is the official after-party of Media Democracy Day, the launch party for Vancovuer, and a fundraiser for VCTA!

*Eat, Drink, Mingle, Innovate

*Steve Pratt is the Director of the CBC Radio 3 and CBC Radio Digital Programming. The CBC Radio 3 website, featuring 100% Canadian music has been nominated for a Webby Award two years in a row for Best Online Radio Station.

Karen Pinchin is the Vancouver editor of, a collaborative community news site that allows citizens to set the news agenda in their own neighbourhoods and see their story ideas reported by professional journalists.

Saturday, November 6th at 5:00pm to late @ W2 Storyeum Salon, 151 West Cordova

$7 tickets in advance and $10 at the door
FYI – we sold out last time!