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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.

Arts in the park still a go

A change of date for the annual Hackett Park Craft Fair has left organizers a tad worried about attendance this year.

Trower re-invented in song

The gravel-voiced logger poet from Gibsons, Peter Trower, has taken up a new career. The 73-year-old hearkens back to his younger days, in the early 1980s, when he once sang with a band.

Coast artists exhibit in West Van

Several Sunshine Coast artists are taking part in the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver July 30 to Aug. 8.

Dancing Denhams to perform

One of the dancing Denham sisters returns to the Coast to perform a solo that will appear in an original show, INK, at the Heritage Playhouse on July 31.

Macro zoom artist uses her imagination

Zoey Ennenberg is a young artist with a big future. At age 24, she's working her way through various mediums - she started with acrylics, moved into photography in a big way and has since discovered watercolour.

Contemporary themes, fresh characters in SOPA short plays

There was humour in both the original, short plays that opened at the Heritage Playhouse last Saturday night - the kind of humour that makes you want to weep. Good, honest chuckles followed by dark, sardonic insights.

A fine night of theatre

Nest Lewis and Colleen Elson as the Talking Heads presented two fine British monologues last Thursday evening at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse.
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