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David Rea playing Friday

David Rea has nearly four decades of experience as a professional musician under his belt and finds himself referred to more and more often as a "living legend." Rea's response is "Hell, I'm not dead yet.

Wearable art challenge for breast cancer

Who could miss the wildly colourful display of ladies' brassieres at the Fibre Arts Festival in Gibsons last August? The exhibit featured the first entries in the second annual Art Bra Challenge, taking place now in Sechelt.

Art stars shine in triple awards

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Noir thriller by local author

You wake up with a hangover on the sidewalk of Vancouver's gritty Downtown Eastside and you can't remember a thing.

Brewing up a fine tale

"Evil is brewing" says the cover of Gibsons author Carol Gardarsson's first published novel. And is it ever. Three young Icelandic immigrants and a baby girl are negotiating their way over the unforgiving Canadian prairie.

Fiddlesticks celebrated at music awards

Good news for Fiddlesticks Fox and his pals Pickle Pete and Cinnamon Bear. These creations of Gibsons entertainer Graham Walker are up for music industry honours.

Quilts and more quilts

The Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild begins the 2006/2007 program on Sept. 30 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Sechelt with a slide show of quilts. Doors open at 9 a.m. for registration and browsing the extensive guild library.

Dennis and Dracula

How often do you have the chance to hear Dracula's side of the story? Manitoba poet Dennis Cooley offers you just that in his recent book with the wickedly punning title, Seeing Red. He'll be reading from it at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre on Sept.

Tenth year of making fabulous music

Last weekend, the annual Pender Harbour Jazz Festival enjoyed its tenth anniversary employing many of the same stalwart volunteers as 10 years ago and with only a few changes to a popular format: new venues and new weather.

Celebrating Asian arts

A festival that will bring the Coast's Asian community together and will offer dance, drums, fabric dyeing, shadow puppet show, readings and martial arts demonstrations for the public to enjoy, takes place in Dougall Park in Gibsons this Saturday, Se
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