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Black History Month Tribute

Posted February 19, 2021 by

Because of the profound cultural and historical effects of Prohibition in the United States, similar movements elsewhere and their own cultural and historical effects have been all too easy to overlook. In Canada, a generally shorter (though in many ways more complicated) Prohibition predated pos...


Member Focus - Mike Higgins

Posted October 30, 2020 by

Mike Higgins Casual drummer will play with anyone, anywhere, anytime. (VMA JOB BOARD)We recently sat down in the Performing Arts Lodge library where nonagenarian Mike Higgins, drummer and VMA member since 1956 resides. Mike was born in London, England and from an early age was enthralled with li...


Member Focus - Cheyanna Kootenhayoo (DJ Kookum)

Posted July 13, 2020 by

Kookum is an Indigenous DJ and videographer from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, and Cold Lake First Nations, their maternal Denesuline traditional territory. Based out of Vancouver BC, Kookum has been making a name for their self across the country and is no stranger in the community. Kookum is ...


Member Focus - Marc LaFrance

Posted June 25, 2020 by

With over 40 years experience in the music industry, VMA Life Member Marc LaFrance boasts an impressive musical résumé. Aside from touring with his bands Cease and Desist and Atlantic Crossing, as well as with Randy Bachman, Marc has also done a considerable amount of recording work as a drummer ...