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I have never been big on statues and even less big on really big statues, like the towering monoliths of the Kim dynasty in North Korea. Closer to home the statues of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Captain Cook and the various colonial figures that dot our city strike me as the ghosts of the past, […]

Between Worlds Musical

The name Captain James Cook often generates passionate debate but a new musical entitled Between Worlds tells the non-controversial and entertaining story of Cook’s last few weeks in his third and final expedition of 1779 to Hawaii. The musical reveals how Cook was mistakenly identified by the indigenous people as the God “Leno” but then […]