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The Cultural Olympiad Continues to March 21

A Cultural Olympiad showcase of Canadian and international artists in dance, music, theatre, visual arts and film continues until March 21 in Vancouver.

U Theatre of Taiwan, master of martial arts and percussion will mesmerize audiences with “Sound of the Ocean” at the Centre for Performing Arts, March 12 & 13

The National Arts Centre presents “Made in Canada” at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts March 15

Canadian singer Martha Wainwright and Jorane will entertain in an evening of song at the Commodore Ballroom, March 18

If you prefer Latin Jazz, catch Hilardo Duran with special guests Jane Bunnett , Phil Dwyer and Changuito at Performance Works, Granville Island March 19 & 20

There’s lots of other entertainment as well and it will continue all during the 2010 Paralympic Games (March 12-21) In Whistler. The Trews joins the lineup of musicians playing in Whistler during the Paralympics along with singer Kathleen Edwards who will play the first victory ceremony on March 13.  Juno-nominated indie rockers the Weakethans from Winnipeg play March 14 and French performer Antoine Gratton plays March 15.  The Trews take the stage March 16 followed by Justin Hines the next day.  Closing out the final victory ceremony is Juno Award-wining and Ontario native Seren a Ryder, March 18.  Tickets to all victory ceremonies in Whistler are free, but space is limited.  Gates will open at 5.30 pm each day.

Rick Hansen carries the torch for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

PHOTOS by W. Ruth Kozak (from video images)

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