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Paul James Band - 48 Years Of The Blissful Blues

Canada's blues crusader Paul James is a national treasure, and were it not for the shifting, sliding, finicky tides of the music business -- he'd be known around the world -- after all, he's toured in bands throughout the world, and Bob Dylan once told him if he moved to L.A., he'd make the big time.
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The Best Music Gear For 2016

As a band manager and musician, I am always looking out for quality music gear. I've got the inside scoop of some of the best portable and playable gear available this year. Excited? You know I am. Whether innovative or just plain fun, here's a look at my personal picks.
Rita Taylor

What Is The Future Of Opera In Canada?

I am a firm believer in sharing, working together, and trusting that one can do what they've been asked to do. Over my two years as Program Director of Open Space at The Banff Centre, I have seen a major shift in practice, production and product. What does this mean for the future of opera in Canada?
Peter James Band

Peter James Is Livin' For The Summer

Raised in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Peter James went on to broaden his horizons exploring the world while playing in cover bands. To say he is well-travelled would be an understatement. With 15 years of globetrotting under his belt, he's collected memories like passport stamps.
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Meet Canada's Next Top Opera Stars

Years of work, sacrifice and commitment came down to this. A truly one-of-a-kind program, Centre Stage shines a spotlight on Canada's future opera stars competing for cash prizes, as well as a coveted spot in the COC Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier development program for young opera professionals.