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Arts in the park still a go

A change of date for the annual Hackett Park Craft Fair has left organizers a tad worried about attendance this year.

Trower re-invented in song

The gravel-voiced logger poet from Gibsons, Peter Trower, has taken up a new career. The 73-year-old hearkens back to his younger days, in the early 1980s, when he once sang with a band.

Coast artists exhibit in West Van

Several Sunshine Coast artists are taking part in the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver July 30 to Aug. 8.

Dancing Denhams to perform

One of the dancing Denham sisters returns to the Coast to perform a solo that will appear in an original show, INK, at the Heritage Playhouse on July 31.

Macro zoom artist uses her imagination

Zoey Ennenberg is a young artist with a big future. At age 24, she's working her way through various mediums - she started with acrylics, moved into photography in a big way and has since discovered watercolour.

Contemporary themes, fresh characters in SOPA short plays

There was humour in both the original, short plays that opened at the Heritage Playhouse last Saturday night - the kind of humour that makes you want to weep. Good, honest chuckles followed by dark, sardonic insights.

A fine night of theatre

Nest Lewis and Colleen Elson as the Talking Heads presented two fine British monologues last Thursday evening at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse.

Fiddle Fest a fantastic success

In a crowded room at Roberts Creek Elementary School, accordionist Ian Lothian is demonstrating his versatile instrument. He plays it, he squeezes it, he even knocks out a rhythmic beat on the box.

Choirs thrill audiences

Choirs on tour sang in Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour recently. Singers from Uganda, Kazakhstan and Poland came in tandem with Powell River's Kathaumixw 2004.

Retrospective: A lifetime of Logie on display

How to display a lifetime of achievement - over 30 years of art - in one show? That's the challenge for the Gibsons Public Art Gallery this month when they open a retrospective, Lifescapes, of the work of Hopkins Landing artist Patricia Richardson Lo