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Edith Iglauer: a writing life

An important exhibit of the work of Canadian architect Arthur Erickson runs at the Vancouver Art Gallery this summer. The author who turned the world's spotlight on the man is still writing from her home in Garden Bay.

International choir

The 2006 International Choral Kathaumixw Tour comes to St. Hilda's Church in Sechelt on Sunday,July 9 at 7:30 p.m., with a concert by the acclaimed Adelaide Chamber Singers (ACS). The concert, co-presented by the Coast Recital Society and St.

This lady sings the blues

CBC Radio has one word for the young talent scheduled to entertain at The Club on July 7: "Wow!" Ndidi Onukwulu was born in B.C. of Nigerian heritage and writes and sings of the anger and pain of growing up ethnic in small-town Canada.

Novels that spring to life

Editor's note: In cooperation with the Festival of the Written Arts, Coast Reporter will be highlighting authors coming in August for this year's festival.

Diamonds on the Water

She has been called Canada's first lady of folk, but musician Penny Lang isn't in the business to become a big star. "I'm an entertainer," she says. "The response from the audience is the most important part of the evening.

From rocking blues to light operetta

The fifth annual Show-case of the Performing Arts (SOPA) raises the curtain once more Thursday, July 6, on a host of musical and dramatic events at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons for the entire month.

Choir leads off talent night

They are ready. The Choralations Children's Choir of School District No. 46 will fly to Ottawa on June 28 as B.C.'s representatives for a public Canada Day celebration, Unisong, on Parliament Hill.

Dance Works strong on drama, tap

The Dance Works Academy recital last weekend packed a lot of drama into its two-hour plus performance.

Fine arts goes contemporary

Elphinstone Secondary School held its annual Fine Arts Night last week to display the students' work to parents and the community. The lively show revealed how the kids have embraced contemporary techniques in the production of their art.

Quality art at auction

It was a chance to buy quality art at very good prices. The Sunshine Coast's Arts Council mounted its big fundraising event of the year at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre last Saturday night.