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Jam on at Grasshopper

Roland Maltais is a musician with a mission. He and other members of his group, the Totally Innocent Blues Band, wanted to see a totally open jam happening at the Grasshopper Pub in Pender Harbour every Wednesday evening. So they started one.

Piano master to play Pender

Sarah Davis Buechner has been celebrated as a pianist of noteworthy accomplishment, virtuosic mastery, artistic sensitivity and extraordinary versatility.She will appear in concert at the Pender Harbour School of Music at 2 p.m. on Nov. 20.

Piano duo this Sunday

One piano, two players, four hands, 20 busy fingers.Canada's foremost piano duo, James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton, returns to Sechelt for a Coast Recital Society concert at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Raven's Cry Theatre.

Gibsons' artist wins scholarship

The Gibsons School of the Arts Society wrapped up its eighth season this year with the highest number of students ever registered - 61 painters over five workshops, held in the Family Place building.

Halloween concert full of fun

Last Saturday night's concert, Halloween Howl, featuring the combined groups of the Sunshine Coast Community Orchestra, wasn't exactly typical.

Parker performance dazzles

The eagerly-awaited classical music recital return by the highly-acclaimed Burnaby-born pianist Ian Parker took place Sunday at the Raven's Cry Theatre in Sechelt.

Arts round table to meet

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council will issue an invitation to an Arts Round Table Nov. 15 in Sechelt.

Desolation Sound opens in theatres

Desolation Sound Ñ the feature film which was shot in Sechelt, Roberts Creek and pretty much all up and down the Coast during May and June, 2004 Ñ is coming out in theatres tonight (Nov. 4).

Motoko's artistic journey

To Pender Harbour artist Motoko, one of her most significant paintings is called Journey. It's an abstract with a recognizable single Japanese character "michi" that has been incorporated into the painting and means passage, a road or path.

Parker returns

Ian Parker, the young Vancouver pianist known for his artistry and charm, returns to the stage of the Raven's Cry Theatre on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30.