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Pianist. Photo © Alan Cleaver, via flickr and Creative Commons; strangebritain@gmail.com

Music helps keep the brain fit

Hermann Neiweler loved jazz. His jazz club, a cozy venue that has operated on View Street for 29 years, was a labour of love for him. It allowed him to host—and see—the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Dewey Redman, Loudon Wainwright III, Judy Collins and David Francey, and provided local musicians Read more →

Amhersham A Cappella Choir, amershamacapella.com. Photo © Margaret (Lady P.P.), via creative commons and flickr

Music affects the heart beat of people and communities

Festival season has begun. We’ve seen spot prawns served multiple ways, we drank tea in Oak Bay, we entertained our guests at the Sooke River Bluegrass and Vancouver Island Cultural festivals, the Aboriginal Cultural Festival wraps today, and the Foodie Film Fest has just started making us drool. And, for Read more →

classroom laptop use. Photo © Parker Knight, on flickr

Practice study hygiene to harness those little grey cells

Here’s good news for those of us trying to pick up new skills and information. Experts on how learning happens within the human brain have identified the two most reliable methods for transferring new information into our little grey cells. One method requires that students revisit and build upon their Read more →