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Tips and Tricks for Scoring Concert Tickets

Buying concert tickets is like testing your luck with the lottery. Sometimes you hit the jackpot, other times, you’re given the ol’ ‘try again next time’. And yet, there are always those lucky few who always seem to score tickets for every must-see live music show. How does one maintain the upper hand in the rat race world of event ticket purchasing? Here are some tips and tricks to equip yourself with to better your chances of getting the hottest tickets in town without having to resort to selling your soul (life savings) in a deal with the devil (scalpers). However, if you’re looking for advice on how to get tickets to Adele’s ’25’ tour or Hamilton on Broadway, all I can offer you is good luck and Godspeed.

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Bright Lights of Paris

Everywhere you look in Paris, the city of light glows. As I wandered around, I found myself mesmerized by the endless illumination of the streets, bridges, buildings, and landmarks. From the street lamps that align the cobble-stoned sidewalks to the exquisite chandeliers that sparkle from the ceilings of the relics of its royal past, no piece is left unturned and unlit in La Ville Lumière. During the day, the bejeweled stained glass windows of Sainte-Chapelle shine bright and after sunset, the towering Eiffel Tower twinkles in the night sky, proving that no matter the hour, the magic of the capital of France does not cease to delight.

Here are some of the highlights of the lights of Paris spotted during my recent trip. Let there be light!

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Lunch Guide to Vancouver’s Gastown

When at noon the grand clock chimes, it’s lunchtime! Along the picturesque scene of cobblestoned sidewalks, Victorian-style architecture, old-timey streetlights, and of course, the famed steam clock, the historical district of Vancouver’s Gastown offers many dining options to complement your afternoon of strolling, sightseeing, and shopping. From classic comfort food to the more adventurous choices, there’s something for every visitor who craves a taste of the Pacific Northwest’s diverse cuisine. The next time you find yourself venturing through this downtown Vancouver neighbourhood, check out these recommended places for a memorable munch.

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Interview with Gracepoint’s Alisen Down

Award-winning Canadian actress Alisen Down stars the new crime drama television series, Gracepoint (an adaptation of the hit British series, Broadchurch) as Kathy Eaton, the Editor of the Gracepoint Journal. The story centers around the murder of a twelve-year old boy in a small seaside town in California, and the mystery behind the homicide places everyone in Gracepoint under the spotlight as potential suspects. As the voice of the town, Kathy is in the middle of the media frenzy and must balance her compassion with her journalistic integrity in her search for the truth.

In an exclusive interview with The Hudsucker, Alisen spills the scoop on her acting background, her audition for Kathy, and what viewers should anticipate during the inaugural season of Gracepoint.

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Oscars 2014: Predictions, Hopes and Snubs

The 86th Academy Awards are this Sunday, and as awards season winds down, it’s once again time to see who will take home the top honors in acting and film. Here at The Hudsucker we try our hand at predicting the winners in some of the major categories. A few of our lovely writers and resident cinephiles – Bo DietrickCathie DillardMeg QuinnJanna JeffreyKatherine HernandezTania Hussain, and Elizabeth The – also share their thoughts on who they’d vote for if they were members of the Academy and who they feel got snubbed.

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The Oscars air live on Sunday March 2nd at 7pm EST/4pm PST on ABC.