Every Wednesday our friends at The Georgia Straight give us something new to share with you here on the blog: a preview of what you’ll see on the front of – and inside – their paper the next day. As you likely already know, they’re the source for lifestyle and entertainment stories in Vancouver. Along with their robust online presence they release a printed publication which is distributed all over Vancouver each Thursday.
This issue is the 2,430th and on the cover this week is Folk Fest. How Mary Lambert emerged from the depths of despair to perform on the Grammys with Macklemore and Madonna; plus Joan Baez and five other musical acts appearing at Jericho Park.
HERE is a portal with a bunch of Folk Fest stories. Below are some links to stories featured on the cover, which you can check out before you grab the physical paper:
- Mary Lambert sings songs to save someone’s life coverstory by Alexander Varty
- Myth meets music at Music on Main’s The Orpheus Project by Jessica Werb
- Gaslamp Games reflects on small-studio success by Blaine Kyllo
- Your Kontinent International Film and Media Arts Festival connects cultural dots by Craig Takeuchi
- Surrey mayoral candidate Doug McCallum calls for a ward system by Carlito Pablo
And some additional Folk Fest features:
- Joan Baez says universal songs are getting hard to find by Alexander Varty
- Social-justice work helped shape Karine Polwart’s songwriting by Tony Montague
- Geomungo Factory sounds like nothing else by Alexander Varty
Pick up a copy of the Straight wherever you are tomorrow!