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Videomatica plans for orderly shutdown

It’s probably not cost efficient to renew your membership at Videomatica as they plan to close in the next few months. This also means you should double your support of Black Dog and Limelight

— 356 days ago

Errol Flynn's final drink at the Sylvia discovered, dubbed 'Vancouver cocktail.'

To be honest, this strikes Credit Check as unmitigated bullshit and a cheap way to promoting the Waldorf or Benedictine. Yet, it is hard to not like this story.

Bartender Steve Da Cruz of the Waldorf says that not only is this recipe the last cocktail drunk by Errol Flynn before he died in 1955 at the Sylvia but it is an original recipe, called the Vancouver cocktail. Sure.

— 416 days ago

Help Music Waste and Olio get to SXSW

Music Waste and Olio have teamed up for an official, not FXFU showcase the SXSW but they need cash and lots of it. Conveniently, there is a fundraising show tomorrow, March 4, at the Cobalt, featuring Basketball, No Gold, Teen Daze with with deejays Babe Rainbow and My!Gay!Husband!.

The Official SXSW 2011 Showcase will be March 19th 2011 at Soho’s in Austin, featuring performances by Basketball, Teen Daze, Babe Rainbow, No Gold, My!Gay and from Toronto, Bonjay and Montreal, Poirier. Look at it this way—go to the fundraiser and you don’t even need to go to Austin.

— 420 days ago

Richard Florida says Canadian cities are winning the music wars

In this excellent piece for the Atlantic U of T professor Richard Florida (of Creative Class fame) takes a look at the musical influence of North American cities. Nashville is number one, while Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver are numbers 3, 4, and 5. (LA is second place, New York is sixth.)

— 432 days ago

Bryan Adams vs the World Cup of Cricket

For some reason, Bryan Adams in in India, entertaining the cricket fans at the Cricket World Cup. And are they ever excited. Says one fan, ‘I want to see Adams. I heard he’s the big singer from Canada.’

— 433 days ago

Price list for Olympic Village Condos?

Looking for a taxpayer-approved, 30%-off condo? The Olympic Village has a deal for you.

— 433 days ago

24 Hours gets new editor-in-chief

Welcome, Suzanne Wilton to 24 Hours. Wilton replaces Dean Broughton, who has taken an online editorial position at The Sun.

— 433 days ago

Megaphone goes on the lookout for the mysterious 'I Love You' graffiti artist

All over the City – on walls, on billboards, and on trucks, you’ll see the message ‘I Love You.’ Who is behind it? It’s enough to make you repent, sinner.

— 433 days ago

Wow. Someone really doesn't like Lululemon

This is an amazing graphic that really socks it to Lululemon’s worldview.

— 434 days ago

The BookNet Dictatorship

A company that you have never heard of has a stranglehold on what you read: enter the world of Booknet

— 436 days ago

Sarah McLachlan leaves her bridge-twin, freeway-building supporter manager

Nettwerk’s Terry McBride, a very public supporter of Liberal leadership candidate Kevin Falcon, has lost highest profile client, Sarah McLachlan. She’ll stay with the label, though.

— 436 days ago

Live, from the Seattle City Dump, it's JP Patches

From 1953 to 1981, JP Patches was morning TV crack for millions of kids in BC and Washington state.

— 436 days ago

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Before Only was Vancouver's most important online magazine, Only was Vancouver's least important print magazine.

Week four. David Look insists that he joined us last week. Your archivist begs to differ, however, records are thin on the ground. If you look at Lai’s piece, what seems crazy is that his column of six years ago could be run this weekend, if you updated the club names and wanted to shoot yourself.

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