On September 27 2011, Dan Mangan’s third album "Oh Fortune" came out to widespread critical acclaim. After almost nine straight months of touring North America, Europe & Australia, to capacity filled churches, halls, clubs and theatres, the 2012 JUNO Award winner for Best New Artist & Alternative Album Of The Year, multiple Western Canadian Music Award winner, and two time Polaris Music Prize listed artist has been on the road again hitting summer festivals in Canada and is currently touring Europe. On August 25, CBC Television will air a documentary on Dan called “What Happens Next” and this fall the Vancouver songwriter will hit the road again in North America and across Canada including a very special show with Symphony Nova Scotia in Halifax.
When the royal "we" of Vancouver got behind the 2010 Olympic bid, the movement adopted a slogan. Something along the lines of: "Let's invite the world in." I wasn't so sure that that was a good idea. Vancouver was, to me at least, a nice little secret. While there were definitely enjoyable times, my political spidy-sense is still unsettled about the whole thing. It's unbelievable how much money was spent on frivolous aesthetics during that period that could easily have helped a lot of suffering people here if put toward social infrastructure.
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