Daniel Kingsbury memorial grant program returns 

Art Beat

Sunshine Coast Community Services and Coast Cultural Alliance have announced that they again will be awarding Daniel Kingsbury Music for Youth (DKMYF) Endowment Grants in 2019. This is the fifth consecutive year for the program, created in memory of the Roberts Creek musician and activist who died in 2015. Applicants may request funding assistance for opportunities such as music lessons, musical instruments, software, and/or electronic production, such as studio time or studio mentoring. The grant is open to Sunshine Coast youth ages 13 to 19 requiring financial assistance. Those who applied in the past may apply again. There is also an opportunity to nominate someone for the grant, with the consent of the nominated candidate. 

“With the increase in the endowment returns, we will be able to offer several grants up to and including $500 this year,” Coast Cultural Alliance said in a release. “The financial and emotional boost this award has made to the recipients in the past has been significant and we’re excited to be able to offer this opportunity again.” 

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Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Forms can be found at suncoastarts.com or by email request from dkmusicforyouth@gmail.com. 

Family stories made cinematic 

Métis artist Jean Paul Langlois’s show Gross Exaggerations is described as “a series of paintings reimagining mundane family stories and reinterpreting them through a cinematic lens, using characters from westerns and sci-fi films, references to art history and the saturated colors of Saturday morning cartoons. These romanticized distortions call into question themes such as culture, identity and memory.” The exhibit runs at The Kube in Gibsons (875 Gibsons Way) all month, with a reception Friday, Jan. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Music by Matthew Lovegrove, wine and snacks. 

Music this weekend 

• Reputedly, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, the story of “fallen woman” Violetta Valery, an 18th-century Parisian courtesan, is the most frequently performed of all operas. The Met Opera is beaming out a live production from New York, which will be shown at Raven’s Cry Theatre in Sechelt starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Directed by Michael Mayer, Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont. Tickets at the theatre. 

• At the Jan. 11 School of Music Coffee House this month, Ken Dunn and Anna Green will play, plus singer-songwriter Ashley Hautala, and more. Coffee and desserts available at the Madeira Park waterfront theatre, 8 to 10 p.m. $10 suggested donation at the door. 

• The music and ambience are free at the Gibsons Public Market, where Dave Roughley will be performing in the Atrium Saturday, Jan. 12, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

• At the Roberts Creek Legion on Saturday, Jan. 12, it’s the fourth annual Winter Peanut Butter Jam Food Bank Fundraiser. Slightly Twisted, The Mugs and Al Harlow will be dishing out classic rock and original music starting at 8 p.m. 

• The Killing Floor Blues Band plays the Lighthouse in Sechelt at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, no cover. 

Surviving the Unimaginable 

Lesley Buxton will read from her book One Strong Girl: Surviving the Unimaginable. Buxton’s prize-winning non-fiction work is her account of losing her daughter, India, to a rare debilitating disease. Presented by Gibsons Public Library and the Federation of BC Writers, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m. at the library. Free admission. 


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