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Uptown Jazz: a lovely way to spend an evening

Performing cool Uptown Jazz in uptown Gibsons, three unique singers accompanied by stellar musicians showcase a diverse repertoire at the Heritage Playhouse on Friday, July 16, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.

Randeesh roots reggae rhythms

Local musician Randeesh delivers Belizean-style roots reggae against the backdrop of the Roberts Creek rain forest on his new CD Courage by Mountain Lion Records with production and arrangement by Michael Hyde.

Original drama at the Playhouse

Bruised Apples, a one-act play by Gibsons author Marilyn Browning, has already won an award.

Ugandan choir comes to Pender

While in Canada for their third appearance at the International Choral Kathaumixw in Powell River, the Christ the King Church Choir from Uganda will make a special appearance in Pender Harbour at the Pender Harbour Music School Sunday, July 4, at 2 p

Stellar classical sounds open SOPA

Life has sure changed for Joe Hatherill. Just 11 months after moving his family from London, England, the versatile musician is still gathering first impressions of the Sunshine Coast.

Dance shows sold out

The Coast Academy of Dance and Performing Arts recently presented four sold-out performances of the show Timeless Dance at the Raven's Cry Theatre in Sechelt. The enthusiastic audiences responded with standing ovations.

High energy M'Bassu catches fire

Two high energy performers, John Conway and Jean Pierre Makosso, captured the children's attention from their first moment on stage.

Twisted String goes folk

The Twisted String project is about to blow Vancouver away. The local group of nine fiddlers that calls itself NYWP is a select group of the Coast String Fiddlers, all-youthful and all of whom play at about the same level.

Heather Spears reads

Poet, artist and novelist Heather Spears will be in Sechelt to give a reading as part of a promotional tour for her new novel. She will be at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre on Friday, June 25, at 8 p.m.

Glory years for transit and Trower

Local author Heather Conn comes by her interest in streetcars honestly. She once worked as communications manager for B.C. Transit where she edited the company newsletter and embellished it with articles and images from the archives.
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