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Columbia Journal logoVolume Nine, Number Two    April 2004    www.columbiajournal.ca

    Running Dog Lackeys to Play “Workers’ Cabaret”

    Sid Tan
    The Running Dog Lackeys are an Asian Canadian musical collective who will be playing the Workers' Cabaret on April 30 at the Ukrainian Hall for a May Day party, dance and celebration.

    The band lines up Coffee House Drum Jammer Wayne Soon, Yale Bluesmeister Keegan Chen, on Keys and Guitar, and Chinatown Poet/Activist Sean Gunn on the Fender Bass. The Lackeys have played at Vancouver's Asian Heritage Month, the Firehall Theatre's hot dog party, and appeared on their television debut on Saltwater City TV.

    In an encore presentation, two writer/activists, Rita Wong and Wayson Choy, chat about sex, activism and building strength--highly enlightening and entertaining with a nice chemistry between Rita and Wayson.

    The Lackeys were taped at the Interurban Gallery at 9 East Hastings in Vancouver. It will be seen on the ICTV program Saltwater City. The original broadcast on Sunday April 18 at 1:00 pm and repeated Monday April 19 at 10:30 am and 10:30 pm, Tuesday April 20 at 10:00 am, Thursday April 22 at 2:30 pm and Saturday April 24 at 11:30 am on Shaw cable 4 in Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley. Saltwater City Television is a volunteer Vancouver Association of Chinese Canadians VACC/ICTV Independent Community Television Co-operative production.

    If you want copies, set your VCR to record it. Or ask a friend. It takes a lot of time to respond to requests for copies, especially since this is volunteer community television and we have hard costs for tapes,
    transportation and refreshments. And yes, you are always welcome to send in a couple of dollars to support ICTV and citizen-access to the public airwaves. Make it out to ICTV but put “transmitter fund” on it.

    EarthSeen and Saltwater City Television broadcast thanks to ICTV exercising its entitlement to access to Shaw cable 4, the cable community channel. Let the CRTC know what you think about community television in Vancouver when Shaw's license renewal is up in August 2004. Again, stay tuned as another one-year administrative extension maybe given.

    Comment on programming by calling Shaw TV at 604-629.3466. For more about ICTV and to volunteer, call 604-254.5844.

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