On Vancouver stages: our weekly round-up from Vancouver Presents

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Cobra Ramone's new album Bang Bang drops Friday February 13.

Rock ‘n Roll has changed. Gone are the days of big labels and even bigger hair. In 2015 the sound is raw, the musicians are rough, and everything’s going independent. Vancouver rocker Cobra Ramone is the embodiment of this new direction. Self-reliant, ambitious, yet willing to get vulnerable with her fans, Ramone’s persona fits neatly into do it yourself attitude of the 21st century music scene. Read more.

Lili Beaudoin, Jenny Wasko-Paterson and Mike Wasko in Sister Judy. Photo by David Cooper.

Lili Beaudoin, Jenny Wasko-Paterson and Mike Wasko in Sister Judy. Photo by David Cooper.

In polite society, religion and politics are topics that are usually avoided at all costs. For the playwright however, they can become controversial fodder for deeper exploration. In Sister Judy, playwright Shawn Macdonald stirs the religious pot with a story originally inspired by Tom Harpur’s 2004 book The Pagan Christ. Read more.

Boca del Lupo presents how to be. Photo by Wendy D Photography.

Boca del Lupo presents how to be. Photo by Wendy D Photography.

Boca del Lupo opens its 2015 Micro Performance Series (MPS) with how to be, a dance/theatre hybrid that explores how we think we “should be”, how we think others “should be”, and the folly in believing that we “should be” anything at all. Read More.

20 questions with Gail Suderman. Photo by Lindsey Buchholz.

20 questions with Gail Suderman. Photo by Lindsey Buchholz.

Meet Gail Suderman, Artistic Director of the Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir. Next up for the Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir is its annual gospel music workshop and concert Hallelujah Praise: Motown Meets Gospel (Feb 28 & Mar 1). Read more.

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