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Community mourns Lyle Carter

The Coast's musical community was saddened by the sudden death of musician and teacher Lyle Carter on Feb. 18 after a brief battle with cancer. He had recently turned 66.

Polyjesters next up

When the Polyjesters made their first appearance in Pender Harbour about this time last year, nobody knew what to expect. We were told to it would be "a kitchen party to share with the world.

Pianist performs at gala concert

The audience at Raven's Cry Theatre last Saturday night for the Coast Recital Society's annual gala event cheered pianist Janina Fialkowska for her fine performance and listened raptly while the musician chatted with the CBC's gregarious Shelagh Roge

Welcome to the fiddle friendly zone

What do a cellist freed from orchestral shackles, a foggy Hogtown boy and a Métis fiddler have in common? All have had some connection with the Sunshine Coast's Celtic Music School, a fertile learning centre for fiddle, accordion and cello music that

Two of Canada's best here for gala concert

Two of Canada's beloved performers - one at the keyboard, one at the microphone - promise to captivate the audience at the Coast Recital Society's (CRS) 2006 gala concert on Feb. 25 at Sechelt's Raven's Cry Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

The darker side of Greta Guzek

Greta Grunow Guzek is one of the Coast's best-known artists. Her work is colourful and dynamic; her paintings of local scenery are instantly recognizable whether they depict the marina at Gibsons or a cottage by the sea.

Rainforest Bear goes to the city

Rainforest Bear, painted by artist Gloria Masse,is on its way to Vancouver.After the success of last year's orca project in which brightly painted fibreglass orcas were auctioned by charitable organizations to raise funds, the B.C.

A little soul this Sunday

Back on the Coast by popular demand, Marcus Mosely and Gail Suderman, with their new quartet Soulworks, perform at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, at Chatelech Theatre. Mosely and Suderman are well known for the wonderful workshops they facilitate.

Music tradition grows

When Canadian icon and folk singer Connie Kaldor appears in Pender Harbour Feb. 26, it will be her first visit to the community. If she follows the same pattern as other performers, she won't want to leave.

Illuminated Verses shows respect for black women

In a foreword to the book Illuminated Verses, photographer Ricardo Scipio describes his decade of fashion photography in New York, Toronto and Miami.
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