Valdy, Paul Valdemar Horsdal, born in Ottawa in 1945, has been part of the fabric of Canadian music for four decades and counting, more than 34 years, a man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island to Texas to New Zealand. Valdy is a singer, guitarist and bassist songwriter who catches the small, but telling moments that make up life.
January has been a month of mad creation for me. I have been letting go of outcomes and results and listening to what feels fun, what feels light and to what excites me.
Conceptual artist Hugh Henry of Swift Current has created two installation artworks that will only be shown once during an exhibition currently taking place at the Lyric Theatre.
A couple on stage and in life, harpist Valérie Milot and violinist Antoine Bareil offer performances marked by exceptional artistry and intimate connection.
I can never decide when I go snowboarding whether it’s that the scales fall from my eyes and I achieve clarity of vision, or it’s more that the blinkers go on, logic goes out the window and all I can think about is shredding the gnar.
Setting: I am 12 years old and in Grade 7. It is a Friday Night at Irwin School.