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King Crimson Plays To An Enthusiastic Audience In Vancouver -“Concert Of The Millennium”
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GetAttachment-2.aspxFor people who are music aficianados, there was no place to go on November 26 or 27, but to see the legendary music group, King Crimson who landed in Vancouver to play a lively concert to an entranced audience.

There’s no music group quite like the King Crimson, which was formed in London in 1968. In fact, to label them to a certain genre would do them a disservice, but for the sake of brevity, the band has incorporated a mix of diverse influences and musical approaches duirng their five-decade career. The eclectic mix includes such genres as  jazz and folk music, classical and experimental music, psychedelic rock, hard rock and heavy metal, new wave, and  electronica, among others.

Several huge fans of the group after seeing the Thursday and Friday night shows, declared the King Crimson show, the “Concert Of The Millennium.” Indeed, it certainly was a performance worthy of a standing ovation or two. Long queues formed  up the staircase to purchase the band’s unique T-shirts and didn’t mind shelling out at least $40 each.

For fans who were there at least 90 minutes before the show, they were treated to a free preshow by the band’s co-producer, David Singleton, who showed off selections from the band’s music and did a short question and answer session from people seated on couches backstage.

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OTHER NEWS: Events Worth Checking Out

If you like classical music, you got to see Handel’s Messiah at Dunbar Heights United Church, December 5. Featuring a 50-voice choir, you’ll want to savor  this masterpiece in a sacred place. Admission by donation. (Suggested $20.)

There’s a wonderful theatrical presentation, “The Story of Christmas” put on by Coastal Church. Two shows: December 19 and 20. Tickets are free.

If you want to stretch your legs and work up an appetite for your Christmas feast, check out the “Celebrating Solstice” event, put on by the Stanley Park Ecology Society. The event is held on December 20 and will feature talks and walks about the different cultural traditions that take place around the shortest day of the year.

Dreaming about getting a job in the movie industry? If you, then you may want to check out the Open House tour of Ironwood Studios, in Vancouver, December 12. You’ll get a personal tour of one of Ironwood’s creators and see what goes on behind the scenes. Check out the 7 stages, paint shop, construction workshop and more.

Gals or Guys (if you are into that kind of thing): Check out the Clearly.ca: All That Glitters Holiday Event, held December 10, 4  to 9 pm. This Vancouver free event will feature free gift giveaways, makeup artists giving a demonstration, special offers and promotions, as well as treats and refreshments.

To get tickets and check out these and other events, go to Eventbrite.ca.

 

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