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“Most of them have a humorous edge,” Maxwell said. “And some are just outright silly.”
Tickets are $10. Doors 8 p.m.
Unconventional storytellers booked for festival
In a technically-saturated world the art of storytelling, dating back to when people gathered around a fire to spin a good yarn, is often reduced to a blog or scrolling text on a website. A Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival tradition seeks to personalize the ancient art by inviting half a dozen wordplay artists to step their personal stories onto the stage at Words and Stories on Sunday, April 15 at 9 p.m. at the Rainbow Theatre.
Words and Stories stages the most unconventional storytellers and stories into one tantalizing evening of speaking streams, hip hop spins and conscious prose. Anything goes for this 21st century storytelling night of entertainment.
One wild card speaker for the night is Glen Plake, the mohawked, three-time World Hot Dog Ski Champion whose freestyling feats have made him an iconic figure in the world of extreme sports.
His most famous flick appearances include Blizzard of AaaHhh’s, License to Thrill, Natural Born Skier, Fistful of Moguls and most recently, Warren Miller’s Higher Ground.
He might ride new skis, but the snow slider still rips up that old punker attitude, a perfect match for spinning entertaining yarns for the Words and Stories showcase.
Along with Plake, other yarns will be spun by Eric Berger and Jack Turner, the forces behind the legendary Photographer’s Showdown; Feet Banks, never one to mince words in his Pique Newsmagazine movie column Notes From the Back Row; Lisa Richardson, Slow Food Cycle Sunday founder and Whistler Writers Group stalwart; and Mitchell Scott , senior correspondent for Powder, Bike, SBC Skier and Explore magazines.
Michel Beaudry, award-winning author and professional provocateur, will host the evening presented by Pique Newsmagazine.
Doors open at 8 p.m. Show 9 p.m. Tickets $10.
Bikinis now in season
Getting sexed up for spring, the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival cranks up the heat with ladies peeling down to itty-bitty bikinis and lingerie.
As if indie rocker Sam Roberts needed another draw to his free opening concert Friday, April 13 on the festival mainstage in Skier’s Plaza. But festival organizers have done it anyways with the LG Electronics Chocolate Temptation Fashion Show showing at 8 p.m. after Roberts’s set.
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