Chris Holmes. Randy Staub. Jim Vallance. Rick Irvine had every intention of adding his name to the storied list of northern B.C. products who went on to influential careers in the recording industry. “I aspired to that when I went down to Vancouver and went to school. Then I realized I was going to get married and my wife wasn’t going to take care of me,” said Irvine.
In today’s fast-paced technology driven world, artists, designers and businesses are becoming increasingly dependent on each other. After all, innovation, style and creativity can translate into big money for those willing to take the risk. Businesses that are desperate to distinguish themselves in an increasingly crowded and competitive market know this. That is why they are looking to creative professionals for innovative solutions and approaches. As a result, digital media has become a burgeoning field for creative types and businesses alike. In fact, some of the most interesting things happening in pop culture right now come as a direct result of hard working creative professionals.
7:00: I’m writing in the present tense as the computer is accompanying me to the Copper Pig’s grand re-opening on October 25th. I’m decked in a new suit and Italian tie (from Italy, no less) overshadowed considerably by a knockout girlfriend at my flank. I want to strut past the entrance like Zapp Brannigan in Futurama and exclaim, “I AM HERE WITH A WOMAN!”
There may not be a royal academy for it, but that doesn’t mean belly dance isn’t an art. It’s one that Sandra Tanemura has been teaching for more than two decades in Prince George and, like her aunt before her, Tanemura still faces the common misconceptions about the form.