Author: Richard Wolak

7th Annual Summer Repertory Festival Summer 2019

An uplifting comedy set in a doughnut shop, a classic political satire for the age of Trump and a celebration of the power of storytelling make this year’s Annual Summer Repertory Festival from Ensemble Theatre Company one of its most thrilling yet.  Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts, Garson Kanin’s Born Yesterday, and Michael Healey’s The Drawer Boy promise to provide local audiences with a reason to see theatre during the warm summer months. Brought to vivid and powerful life by Ensemble’s talented group of actors, directors, and designers, this year’s selection of plays showcases the humour, insight, and risk that only live theatre offers. As Tariq Leslie, Artistic...

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Exploring the Coffee Scene in Seattle

It has often been called the coffee capitol of the Northwest if not the entire USA; this is one city that thrives on sipping the best. I have been hanging out here a fair bit this past year, here is a selection of the cafes that I have and frequently visit in the area. Anchorhead Coffee Frequent this café as it is one of my favourite cafes in downtown Seattle. Cold Brew Nitro Cold Brew Cortado Favourite coffee beverages here are the Nitro Cold Brew, Cortado, and Cold Brew. Sea Salt Chocolate Chip cookie Anchorhead Coffee Serious chocolate chip...

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Ballet BC Program 1 on November 1 -3

Building on the past decade, we open the 2018/19 season with an evening of riveting works by leading voices in dance. Following the success of Romeo + Juliet, we are delighted to bring you returning favourite, Petite Cérémonie, by Medhi Walerski. Emily Molnar premieres a new work infusing her driving choreographic style with the rhythm of the blues. We close the program with the Canadian premiere of William Forsythe’s ground-breaking Enemy in the Figure. World Premiere – Ballet BC 2011 Humorous and thought provoking, Petite Cérémonie is a dazzling showcase of movement and ideas that features the talents of our company of artists. Commissioned...

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Visit to the Pacific Northwest

Arrived to the beautiful and sprawling Semiahmoo Resort-Golf-Spa which was home for next few days, situated overlooking the bay, this waterside resort featured 198 rooms including suites. The resort features a Spa, a nice large fitness room with an indoor track and a room for their fitness classes, an indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, a steam room and a dry sauna, an indoor and outdoor tennis court, a movie theatre, a couple of restaurants, and more. Executive Chef Bruno Feldeisen oversees the restaurant and banquet operations at the resort. We stayed in a beachfront suite that featured a king bed, a living...

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Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

In celebration of the venue’s 35th anniversary season, The Firehall Arts Centre has re-mounted its hit show, Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, back to the stage now to April 21 and to pay homage to the late Mr. Cohen. Featuring six artists playing seventeen different instruments, this award-winning production has toured across Canada to sold out audiences. This was my first time seeing this reknown musical which was well orchestrated. Haunted by memories of his tumultuous love life, a writer checks into New York’s infamous Chelsea Hotel desperate to find the words and inspiration for his next...

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