17th Sep, 2010

Seasons change, people change

autumn rain

And the fall really is drawing in now. Evenings are chilly, the days have that fall light in the air, when it’s a bit more golden and a little less white. The sky is still as blue as it can be, but more often now, there are silver and white clouds dotting it. And yes, we have to be honest, it has rained, which is the surest sign summer has gone. But it’s warm, it’s fun and we’ve still got lots going on.


johnny winter

For over 30 years, Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal. Signing to Columbia records in 1969, Johnny immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues a prime combination for the legions of fans just discovering the blues via the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. Constantly shifting between simple country blues in the vein of Robert Johnson, to all-out electric slide guitar blues-rock, – Johnny has always been one of the most respected singers and guitar players in rock and the clear link between British blues-rock and American Southern rock (a la the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd.)  Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, Johnny was the unofficial torch-bearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Come and listen to one of the best blues guitartists at Alix Goolden Hall September 17.


After you’ve listened to Johnny, be sure to drop in at the MacPherson the following night, September 18, to catch the Victoria Symphony’s A Gershwin Fantasy. Based on the music of George Gershwin, and brilliantly re-imagined for the virtuosity of quadruple-threat Janice Martin, this S’Wonderful show breaks all the rules in a kaleidoscope mix of musical styles, characters, humor and illusion – and most wonderful of all – a dazzling display of consummate artistry on violin, piano, voice and aerial dance.


Canadian Pacific Ballet is kicking off its 2011 season with the production of one of the most enduring Romantic ballets ever. It’s one of the five major works that define ballet and it’s a perennial favourite. Giselle runs Septermber 25 and 26, at MacPherson Playhouse.

Fall may be coming, but it’s always warm and cozy at the Admiral Inn. Our rooms and suites are spotless and homey, so be sure you stay with us when you’re enjoying the culture and entertainment the city has to offer. We’re cheap but not shoddy, we’re warm, welcoming and comforting. The coffee is always on, and the smiles come naturally when you walk in our front door.

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