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Local music starts a comeback this summer

Local music starts a comeback this summer

Two of the Sunshine Coast’s summer music festivals are back after their live versions were cancelled in 2020, but they’re back with some big compromises due to the lingering pandemic.
Art Beat: Writers’ fest tickets expected to go quickly

Art Beat: Writers’ fest tickets expected to go quickly

Tickets for this year’s Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts went on sale June 15 and festival artistic and executive director Jane Davidson said that, given the small number of seats currently available, many if not most events would se
Dionne Paul ‘co-creating with Mother Nature’

Dionne Paul ‘co-creating with Mother Nature’

Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) is marking National Indigenous History Month with a highly varied mixed-media exhibition by artist Dionne Paul (Ximiq), entitled Indigenous Land Based Practice. Paul was born on B.C.
ROCKFISH ART EXTRAVAGANZA

ROCKFISH ART EXTRAVAGANZA

This painted plywood rockfish form, by Pamela Rose of Gibsons and Gambier Island, is one of more than 60 exotic and imaginative paintings in this year’s Rockfish Art silent auction at Gibsons Public Market, where they’re all on display an
Valdy to open garden concert series

Valdy to open garden concert series

Sunshine Coast songstress Deanna Knight has a great story about fellow singer-songwriter Valdy.
Art Beat: Sechelt writer wins Lieutenant Governor’s prize

Art Beat: Sechelt writer wins Lieutenant Governor’s prize

Congratulation to Wilson Creek’s Catherine Clement, who has been awarded the B.C.
Vocalist deals with medical double-whammy

Vocalist deals with medical double-whammy

The past year has been a challenge for most of us, but for Sunshine Coast-based singer-songwriter Michael Friedman and his wife Marilynne, it’s been a bit more daunting.
Writers’ fest good to go with B.C. restart

Writers’ fest good to go with B.C. restart

The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts (SCFWA) is back, thanks to B.C.’s gradual recovery from the COVID pandemic, and to contingency planning by the festival’s organizers.
Art Beat: Celebrating the Salish Sea and beyond

Art Beat: Celebrating the Salish Sea and beyond

World Oceans Day on Tuesday, June 8 is being marked locally in a few different ways this week and next. 
‘Heal:’ Eight songs by women, for everyone

‘Heal:’ Eight songs by women, for everyone

Sunshine Coast composer and record producer Lin Gardiner didn’t mean to make an all-women album, that’s just how things happened.