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Strange brew of world music

Celebrate the dog days of summer with the Wheat in the Barley, Saturday, Aug. 28, at Roberts Creek Hall. Doors open at 7:30, and the music fires up at 8 p.m. sharp with special guests, the talented local new grass group Chore Buster Ranch.

Birth of a Book opens festival

The 22nd annual Festival of the Written Arts opened on Aug. 12 in Sechelt with one of its most ambitious opening night programs ever.

Mark and Friends return to Gibsons

A fund-raising concert from Mark and Friends for the Heritage Playhouse Concert Grand Fund is fast becoming an annual summer tradition in Gibsons. This year, the special event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 2:30 p.m.

Maori weaver kicks off Fibre Arts

Erenora Puketapu-Hetet is a Maori weaver who is very down to earth, has a wry sense of humour and lives to weave.

Chat grads dance to Mexico

Two Chatelech Secondary School graduates are dancing their way into an exciting career move.

Lioness roars in authentic African play

The last show that performer Jean-Pierre Makosso appeared in on the Coast was the singing, storytelling M'bassu where he had hundreds of children laughing at the first sight of his lively face and infectious grin.

Inaugural festival a hit

Nancy Cottingham Powell, co-ordinator of the inaugural Sechelt Family Arts Festival held last weekend, is happy with the results. After a year of planning and plotting, the fun-filled two days went off without a hitch. "I'm very pleased.

Ink dance hot and challenging

The performance that marked the end of the Sunshine Coast Dance Society's inaugural dance residency program at the Heritage Playhouse was a hot one.

Singing quilter at Fibre Arts Fest

Former folk singer Cathy Miller is doing what she loves best. She's passionate about quilting, a hobby she discovered when the director of a Quilts Canada conference asked her to help with composing music for a short presentation.

For the love of dance

At first glance, with a 16-year difference in their ages, Christina Fitchett and Tara MacLeod seem unlikely friends. However, a love of highland dance and proficiency in the art mean the two spend a lot of time together.
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