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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.

Fiddle Fest a fantastic success

In a crowded room at Roberts Creek Elementary School, accordionist Ian Lothian is demonstrating his versatile instrument. He plays it, he squeezes it, he even knocks out a rhythmic beat on the box.

Choirs thrill audiences

Choirs on tour sang in Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour recently. Singers from Uganda, Kazakhstan and Poland came in tandem with Powell River's Kathaumixw 2004.

Retrospective: A lifetime of Logie on display

How to display a lifetime of achievement - over 30 years of art - in one show? That's the challenge for the Gibsons Public Art Gallery this month when they open a retrospective, Lifescapes, of the work of Hopkins Landing artist Patricia Richardson Lo

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.
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