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From smooth to blues: two new CDs

Two professional musicians have launched new CDs recently - Lowry Olafson and Robert Burton Hubele. Musically, they don't have much in common, except that both say their original material has been inspired by their homes here on the Sunshine Coast.

Celebration of wood at Seaside Centre

Meet your local artists in wood. You can spot them; they usually have sawdust spilling from the folds of their clothes.

Pet picture with a purpose

When artist Bill Stock picks up a paintbrush these days, it's with a purpose.

Multi media artist brings show home

When Sechelt native artist Dionne Paul was contacted recently at her North Vancouver home, she was grinding glass. Not such a strange endeavour for this third year Emily Carr College of Fine Arts student. She works with stained glass.

Handel's Messiah in rehearsal

Attention Sunshine Coast choristers, choir directors and singing enthusiasts: Tom Kellough and Soundwaves Chorus invite you to be part of a project choir which will produce Handel's Messiah this Christmas.

Musicians mix and make music at Jazz Fest

Gibsons trumpeter Harry Busby is first to arrive at the outdoor gig at the Sunshine Coast Resort on Saturday afternoon of the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival. He's worried.

Downland/Trower play the Gumboot

Two acoustic evenings with Downland and Pete Trower at the Gumboot Café in Roberts Creek are set for Friday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 2. The shows celebrate the release of new CDs by Trower (Kisses in the Whiskey: Raincoast Rhapsodies Vol.

Comedy and activism combine in Spiritually Incorrect

Generally, we don't consider comedic entertainers and Buddhist monks in the same thought, that is, until we meet Alan Clements, a former monk and a current human rights activist who has witnessed the brutality of the regime in Burma and lived to writ

Walk a soundscape at Willow Farm

If you believe, like Vancouver composer Jean Routhier, that life is a concert that never stops, if you hear music in the trees or enjoy the act of listening, truly listening, to nature, you should try the latest in interactive concert attendance, a s

Art of flamenco at playhouse

Flamenco: the very word conjures pictures of lovely Spanish ladies with swirling skirts stamping their feet to stirring music. But real flamenco is much, much more. For those in the know, true flamenco is a marriage of voice, guitar and dance.
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