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Surviving in music's sea of sharks

Music industry consultant Graham Way of Tandem Music Group hasn't lived on the Coast very long, but he's already amazed by the great musical energy here.

Jazz Fest packs fans into Pender Harbour

There are not too many events at which a music fan can enjoy, for example, three different bass players performing, all in one day, each with their own style. Except, of course, at the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival, now in its ninth year.

Wasn't that a party?

When I told a jazz fan I wanted to see pianist Doc Fingers at the Garden Bay Pub during the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival, he gave me a tip: "Go Sunday night for the wrap up," he whispered. "That's when he jams with other musicians. It's a real party.

Canadian plays are good, eh?

Two Canadian Plays, Eh? opened at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons a week ago to less than a full house.

New exhibits at Arts Centre

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is pleased to present The Bride's Chamber, original drawings Kathryn Jacobi has done to illustrate the little-known and never-before-illustrated Charles Dickens' manuscript.

Wit and wisdom of elder poets

The unofficial poet of Gibsons, Margaret Jones, phoned me recently to say that she was as excited as "a flea in a blanket." She had published a small book of her verse and stories called Crafty Comedy in Rhyme and Pantomime.

Flower of New Orleans sings for hurricane relief

Mimosa is a fragrant flower that grows in the southern U.S. states and in the hurricane-ravaged city of New Orleans.

Equinox concert in a perfect setting

The gorgeous setting of Ruby Lake is the perfect place to end the summer with a musical event. The Spirit of the Rainforest Amphitheatre in Ruby Lake plays host to Equinox next weekend. On Friday, Sept.

Fighting mental illness with comedy

At times during the past few years, Gibsons resident Rose D'Vilano thought she'd never laugh again. Due to her intermittent bouts of depression she has seen a lot of tough times.

Maya's Song at Fringe Festival

Gibsons performer Anne-Marie Lindell is appearing at the popular Vancouver 2005 Fringe Festival at a venue on Granville Island in her one woman play Maya's Song.
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