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Foggies hit Gibsons

The Foggy Hogtown Boys were having a tough time with the first gig on their western tour. First stop was St. Bart's Church in Gibsons on March 8, but it took 18 hours of travel from Hogtown, a.k.a. Toronto, to get there.

Elphi rocks

From original ballads to Celtic fiddle, from big band tunes to sizzling rock, the Elphinstone Secondary School musical gala night Tuesday showcased a huge variety of exceptional high school talent.

Tapestry of music to weave its magic

If you didn't catch the last two performances of Galitcha here on the Coast, make sure you don't miss their third appearance, and be prepared for "an evening of love.

Arrogant Worms return to Sechelt

Music, comedy and just a good old time are in store on Monday, March 12, at the Raven's Cry Theatre in Sechelt. The Arrogant Worms, a three-man comedy troupe, returns to the Coast for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Stars set to shine at Elphi gala

The gala evening consisting of local Elphinstone Secondary School students with a second half performance by the Sarah Loverock Band is gaining momentum. The concert is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13.

Feeling the breeze

The Creek Big Band of 16 members (17 with band leader Blaine Dunaway) filled the stage in last weekend's kick off to the Festival of Wind Music at the Heritage Playhouse, presented by the Sunshine Coast Music Society.

Burning Man show lights up Arts Centre

The phenomenon known as Burning Man is difficult to describe. It is an annual eight-day festival that draws 40,000 people to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada during the heat of the Labour Day weekend to act out their dreams.

From Africa with love

It's about time that Coast performer Jean-Pierre Makosso be allowed to bring his wife and daughter to Canada, as he would like to do. I'm not alone in wishing this for him.

A song a day

Musician Lowry Olafson is on tour right now. There's nothing unusual about that, since the Gibsons' song-writer has had seven CDs released in his career and has frequently toured the country to give concerts.

Learn a few African steps

If you miss a step -just smile - encouraging words from instructor Jean-Pierre Makosso who is teaching African dance lessons starting Sunday in honour of Black History month. Classes start Feb. 25 at the Granthams Hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
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