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Talking Heads back with a twist

Alan Bennett's award-winning series of solo pieces, Talking Heads, introduces us to a varied bunch of appealing characters. Last year, Driftwood Players presented two of these pieces, Bed Among the Lentils and A Cream Cracker Under the Settee.

Fine crafted wood at Fall Faire

The joke in the woodworking community, attributed to woodturner Gary Kelly, runs like this: you can always recognize a true lignophile or wood-lover.

Surviving in music's sea of sharks

Music industry consultant Graham Way of Tandem Music Group hasn't lived on the Coast very long, but he's already amazed by the great musical energy here.

Jazz Fest packs fans into Pender Harbour

There are not too many events at which a music fan can enjoy, for example, three different bass players performing, all in one day, each with their own style. Except, of course, at the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival, now in its ninth year.

Wasn't that a party?

When I told a jazz fan I wanted to see pianist Doc Fingers at the Garden Bay Pub during the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival, he gave me a tip: "Go Sunday night for the wrap up," he whispered. "That's when he jams with other musicians. It's a real party.

Canadian plays are good, eh?

Two Canadian Plays, Eh? opened at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons a week ago to less than a full house.

New exhibits at Arts Centre

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is pleased to present The Bride's Chamber, original drawings Kathryn Jacobi has done to illustrate the little-known and never-before-illustrated Charles Dickens' manuscript.

Wit and wisdom of elder poets

The unofficial poet of Gibsons, Margaret Jones, phoned me recently to say that she was as excited as "a flea in a blanket." She had published a small book of her verse and stories called Crafty Comedy in Rhyme and Pantomime.

Flower of New Orleans sings for hurricane relief

Mimosa is a fragrant flower that grows in the southern U.S. states and in the hurricane-ravaged city of New Orleans.

Equinox concert in a perfect setting

The gorgeous setting of Ruby Lake is the perfect place to end the summer with a musical event. The Spirit of the Rainforest Amphitheatre in Ruby Lake plays host to Equinox next weekend. On Friday, Sept.