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Mark J. Allan

Citizen based in Courtenay, BC, Canada, Canada. Joined on Mar 25, 2013
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Review: Big Little Lions primed to burst out of their cage Special

Overcoming huge gaps in height and geography, two singer-songwriters in different countries are making infectious music on the verge of a breakout to a wider audience.

She Could Be Trouble could be winning musical combination Special

An all-female singer/songwriter trio is making new fans on Canada’s west coast while managing to mostly stay out of trouble.

Op-Ed: Canadian prime minister takes advantage of constitutional flaws

Opponents of Stephen Harper can thank the Canadian prime minister for one thing. By consolidating power like no other Canadian PM within living memory, Harper has unintentionally highlighted a serious flaw in the country’s political structure.

Review: Musicians, dancers bring rich spirit of India to North America Special

Courtenay - Many people witnessing a performance by the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers on a current North American tour will never visit India. No matter. For a couple of hours, audiences will feel like they’re on the South Asian sub-continent.

Former 'female Bruce Springsteen' trying to save Arizona home Special

A woman once described as a female Bruce Springsteen needs help to save an Arizona home she wants to use to help others.

Review: Cowboy Junkies rock Vancouver Island festival — slowly Special

Comox - Lots of bands rock. Nobody else rocks as languidly and sorrowfully as the Cowboy Junkies, the sold-out marquee attraction at the just-concluded annual Filberg Festival in Comox on Vancouver Island.

Review: Dozens of acts perform on six stages at annual Canadian festival Special

Courtenay - About 10,000 music lovers experienced unexpected rainfall during the annual Vancouver Island Music Festival in the middle of the hottest, driest summer on record locally.

Canadian west coast music festival much more than headliners Special

Courtenay - Vancouver Island Music Festival on the west coast of Canada is about much more than headliners, says a man who should know.

Op-Ed: Blackhawks win with championship core, playoff experience

When the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 Monday to clinch their third Stanley Cup title in six years, it was no fluke.

Op-Ed: Blackhawks have Stanley Cup edge based on experience

There are compelling arguments that suggest the Chicago Blackhawks are about to become as close to a dynasty as possible in an NHL salary cap world.

'Hawks, Lightning only two still standing at NHL's playoff party

Jonathan Toews was a true leader for the Chicago Blackhawks in a decisive NHL win Sunday, while counterpart Ryan Getzlaf came up short for the Anaheim Ducks.

Both impending NHL semi-final series evenly matched

A classic clash of styles is guaranteed in the Stanley Cup final no matter what happens in the next round of the playoffs.

Ovietime joy elusive for frustrated Washington Capitals

After a 2-1 overtime victory Wednesday by the New York Rangers, they and the Washington Capitals are going in opposite directions in terms of playoff results.

Ducks subdue plucky Flames, Rangers force Game Seven

The NHL's Western Conference champion Anaheim Ducks eliminated the determined Calgary Flames 3-2 Sunday and the Eastern champion New York Rangers won 4-3 to force one more game with the Washington Capitals.

Op-Ed: Which four hopefuls will survive to continue Stanley Cup quest?

Stanley Cup pretenders are being separated from the real contenders with half of the original 16 hopefuls eliminated in the first round.

One good shot enough for Tampa in 'knife fight' with Red Wings

Although Steven Stamkos kept firing blanks, defenseman Braydon Coburn scored early in the third period as Tampa eliminated the Red Wings from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Capitals in NHL second round, Lightning remain in contention

The eight best-of-seven-game NHL preliminary series have provided eye-popping saves, highlight-reel goals, comebacks, heroic comeback attempts and nasty stickwork as well as vicious hits that enflamed the emotions of players and fans.

Review: When I'm 64 triumphant for rookie Canadian playwright Special

Courtenay - Motivated to create more roles for elderly women, rookie Canadian playwright Steve Hill has crafted a winner populated by six believable characters.

Review: Medieval music by Winter Harp warms wintry night Special

Courtenay - Like-minded musicians in Winter Harp are continuing a medieval legacy with annual pre-Christmas concerts complete with unique instruments and compelling narration.

Seven make final cut as world's most wondrous cities

Surviving three years of global voting and competition from almost 1,200 other candidates, seven communities were announced Sunday as New7Wonders Cities.
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