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Gypsy jazz comes to Pender

Van Django - a group of four talented musicians inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt's and Stephane Grapelli's 1930s gypsy jazz group Quintet of the Hot Club of France, plays the Pender Harbour Music Society's Perform-ance Centre on March 8.

Egorov delights in Pender

The Pender Harbour Music Society presented the fourth concert in this season's series at the Pender Harbour Music School last Sunday. Pavel Egorov performed a concert of romantic piano music to an enthusiastic full house audience.

Rising stars close out season

Two of Canada's rising young concert stars will close out the 2007/08 season of the Coast Recital Society (CRS) March 2.Baritone Tyler Duncan and pianist Erika Switzer will perform at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 2 at Raven's Cry Theatre in Sechelt.

Original artists take first Logie Award

Two artists, Jenica Vaneli of Roberts Creek and Kimiko Hawkes of Gibsons, became the first recipients of the Patricia Richardson Logie bursary last week.

Well-told tale brings South African history to life

Girl in a Blue Bonnet is a rare book. Transcending generations, it's an uplifting, entertaining story of faith and courage told from the vantage point of family by the protagonist's granddaughter-in-law, Dot Scott.

Australian visitors compare musical notes

It takes a visiting musical ensemble from Australia to remind us how much we love our arts and culture on the Coast.

Roast and toast: Howard White tribute

On April 11, 2008, Howard White, owner of Harbour Publishing, will receive the country's highest honour, the Order of Canada, from Governor General Michaelle Jean in an Ottawa ceremony.

An afternoon of classical music

Pianist Pavel Egorov, winner of the gold medal in the international Schumann competition, will perform on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. as part of the Pender Harbour Music Society Concert Series.

Festival celebrates 35 years

The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts (SCFPA) is delighted to be celebrating its 35th anniversary - the longest running festival on the Coast.

Twisted String taking on Toronto

On Feb. 16, 20 of B.C.'s young fiddlers will travel to Toronto to perform in Olifiddle, a benefit concert for a man who has touched many hearts and influenced many lives from B.C. and around the globe.