35 years ago today: David Bowie brings his huge Glass Spider Tour to Vancouver

35 years ago today – on August 15, 1987 – David Bowie brought his massive Glass Spider Tour to BC Place Stadium. The added bonus was that the Thin White Duke had Peter Frampton on lead guitar, and that guy can play! Bowie and Frampton, childhood friends, were still buddies in ’87.MTV Unfortunately I didn’t … Read more

Anne Heche dies from injuries sustained in Los Angeles car accident

Actress Anne Heche, who had been in a coma for more than a week since her car crashed into a Los Angeles home, died Sunday after being taken off a ventilator, a family spokeswoman said. Ms. Heche, 53, was declared legally brain dead on Friday but remained on a ventilator over the weekend while doctors … Read more

The Offspring’s Dexter Holland among a rare audience: rock and pop stars with a PhD

On his way to fronting one of California’s most famous punk bands, Dexter Holland dreamed of becoming a doctor. “I went to college as a biology major – premed – and I followed the band too,” Holland, singer and guitarist for The Offspring, told the Straight ahead last month. “I found myself absorbed in the … Read more

Gurpreet Singh: What is there to celebrate when true patriots are imprisoned?

It was Sunday, July 31, when some of us had gathered outside the Indian Visa and Passport Application Center in Surrey, BC The occasion was the martyrdom day of the Indian revolutionary Udham Singh. Singh was executed in London on 31 July 1940 for murdering the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, Michael O’Dwyer, who played … Read more

Andy Warhol’s family sells his earliest paintings

living room by Andy Warhol Paul Warhola Family Collection Font size According to Warhol’s cousin, artist James Warhola, a selection of Andy Warhol’s earliest paintings that have been kept in his family for more than 70 years will be up for auction later this year. The 10 paintings were created by Warhol (1928-87) while a … Read more

A Twitter version of the Ambleside Music Festival

This is day 3 of the Ambleside Music Festival. And judging by the social media reactions, it’s well on its way to becoming an annual tradition at one of Metro Vancouver’s more glorious waterfront parks. If you haven’t been able to get to West Van in the past two days, we’ve rounded up some of … Read more

Do you feel like the internet has eaten your creativity? This is how these famous artists got it back

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Home sales in Vancouver above asking prices drop to lowest level in 2 years

Fewer Vancouver home sellers are laughing their way to the bank. The number of homes in the city that have sold above the stock price has fallen to its lowest level in two years. Tracking by real estate platform Zealty.ca shows that 122 sales exceeded asking prices in July 2022. The number represents just 21.4 … Read more

Duplex apartment in the Park Avenue tower that once housed John D. Rockefeller, Jackie Kennedy and Vera Wang is on the market for $26 million

A 14-room duplex in one of New York City’s most affluent cooperative buildings, 740 Park Ave., went on sale Wednesday, asking for $26 million. Built in 1929 by James T. Lee, grandfather of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ banker and real estate investor, the building was designed by noted New York architect Rosario Candela. The future first … Read more

Duplex apartment in the Park Avenue tower that once housed John D. Rockefeller, Jackie Kennedy and Vera Wang is on the market for $26 million

A 14-room duplex in one of New York City’s most affluent cooperative buildings, 740 Park Ave., went on sale Wednesday, asking for $26 million. Built in 1929 by James T. Lee, grandfather of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ banker and real estate investor, the building was designed by noted New York architect Rosario Candela. The future first … Read more