Shawn Conner, The Vancouver Sun

Shawn Conner

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Shawn:

Voices from the AIDS epidemic echo through In My Day

With hundreds of hours of interviews to draw from, Rick Waines had no end of material to work with for Zee Zee Theatre’s new AIDS memorial theatre piece In My Day. → Read More

Surrey, Langley and East Van among development hotspots in Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver housing: So far this year, the most starts have occurred in Coquitlam in the Burquitlam area and near Lougheed Centre. → Read More

Things to do Nov. 24-30

This week’s events around Metro Vancouver include the premiere of a play about a WWII hero and a debut novel by musician Rob Chursinoff. → Read More

New book pairs Holocaust survivors with Jewish cartoonists for illustrated stories of life and death

But I Live: Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust puts their harrowing stories to graphic treatment → Read More

Local artists unleash the creative potential at the grand opening of Apple's new Vancouver store

Tierney Milne will demonstrate the creative potential of the iPad at a new Apple store opening downtown. → Read More

Things to do Nov. 17-23

This week’s events around Metro Vancouver include a solo work by legendary Montreal choreographer Louise Lecavalier. → Read More

Metro Vancouver events: 5 things to do this week

This week’s events around Metro Vancouver include Chor Leoni’s annual Remembrance Day concerts and The Cave, a cabaret-style musical. → Read More

5 things to do in Metro Vancouver Nov. 3-9

This week’s events around Metro Vancouver include rocker Skye Wallace, Ballet BC's season opener, and the new horror flick Follow Her. → Read More

What $500,000 will get you in the Okanagan's real estate market

Inventory is low, but due to rising interest rates, so is the number of prospective buyers. → Read More

100 years after an era-defining discovery, Beyond King Tut takes visitors on the boy king's journey through the afterlife

Since the 1950s, public fascination with Tut and ancient Egypt has been stoked by various Tut-related exhibits. → Read More

Here are the 7 most expensive condos for sale in Vancouver right now

Vancouver's luxury condo market is doing just fine, thanks. Check out the top seven listings over $15 million right now. → Read More

The Two Amigos lead a walking tour through Chinatown as part of this year's Heart of the City Festival

Heart of the City Fest is much-needed reminder that there’s more to the area than fentanyl overdoses, knife attacks, pop-up sidewalk villas. → Read More

Things to do Oct. 20-26

This week’s events around Metro Vancouver include.... → Read More

Emily Carr University’s new director, gallery curator Vanessa Kwan embraces challenge

Q&A: ‘I’m really invested in education as an expanded proposition and I’m curious about the gallery as a research space for artists.’ → Read More

Things to do Oct. 13-19

This week’s events around Metro Vancouver include Studio 58's production of Blue Stockings, about a group of girls at Cambridge in 1896. → Read More

Optional face mask policies keeping some people away from live entertainment events

While event-starved Vancouverites have been flocking to concerts, live theatre, and even the PNE like it’s 2019, for some people it’s still 2020. → Read More

5 things to do in Metro Vancouver, Oct. 6-12

This week’s events around Metro Vancouver include A Family Curse with 54-40 and the world premiere of the Arts Club's Redbone Coonhound. → Read More

Coffee shop voyeurs will feel right at home in The Café

Viewer can wander among seven playlets — each an 'overheard' conversation — set in an actual coffeehouse → Read More

With a new album and a roster of memorable hits, Styx keeps the classic-rock faith

The band is now touring in support of its 17th studio album, Crash of the Crown, in a lineup that includes two members from Styx’s heyday → Read More

Tsawwassen's Lauren Tjoe up against nine other amateurs in Great Canadian Baking Show Season 6

Getting to meet the other bakers and continuing that friendship is greatest takeaway, says baker → Read More