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PAINTING IT OLD-SCHOOL Self-described as “mad, passionate, devoted, obsessed — driven, you could say,” painter and printmaker David Ladmore works 12 to 14 hours a day. The English-born Ladmore seems to be making up for lost time, insofar as he first dedicated himself to art at age 40, 15 years ago. He lives in an old, near-chaotic James Bay apartment that’s more studio than abode. Luckily his wife, Laurie, is a fellow artist

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Frontera, one of Spain’s preeminent centres for traditional flamenco, where he was mentored by contemporary guitar masters Jesus Alvarez and Niño Jaro. He merged their two styles into a compelling amalgam combining emotional rawness, aggressively syncopated rhythms and scintillating technique. Owen Gareth Owen. has been increasingly visible on the local music scene, and his Harry Manx. bravura playing is captured on the 21-year-old’s recent live CD. His latest event is a special concert with noted Spanish singer Antonio de Jerez, based in Los Angeles, whose style perfectly matches that of Owen. Between the guitar prodigy and the veteran gypsy cantaor count on an all-star evening of music summoned from the true heart of Spain. January 23, 8 pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, 924 Douglas Street. For tickets, call 250-384-8832. Three weeks later, two deep-rooted music styles coalesce inside one guitarist when award-winning Harry Manx returns to town. For years an itinerant bluesman, Manx increasingly felt drawn to classical East Indian music and eventually undertook a five-year tutelage under the legendary Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (the Grammy-winner most famous for modernizing Indian ragas played on his self-designed Mohan Veena, a 19-stringed “sitar-guitar”). Emerging from that apprenticeship with a compelling hybrid of American blues and Indian soul, Manx and his East-meets-West “mysticssippi” sound became an overnight sensation. Aside from his technical instrumental virtuosity (he also plays lap steel guitar, harmonica and banjo), the transcendentally funky Manx is a notable vocalist and songwriter. Manx performs February 6, 8 pm at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. For tickets, call 250-721-8480.

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Boulevard Magazine - January/February 2010 Issue  

BOULEVARD MAGAZINE is designed to capture the personality, culture and vitality that is Victoria by focusing on the Arts, People, Trends, Fo...

Boulevard Magazine - January/February 2010 Issue  

BOULEVARD MAGAZINE is designed to capture the personality, culture and vitality that is Victoria by focusing on the Arts, People, Trends, Fo...

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