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Musicians mix and make music at Jazz Fest

Gibsons trumpeter Harry Busby is first to arrive at the outdoor gig at the Sunshine Coast Resort on Saturday afternoon of the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival. He's worried.

Downland/Trower play the Gumboot

Two acoustic evenings with Downland and Pete Trower at the Gumboot Café in Roberts Creek are set for Friday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 2. The shows celebrate the release of new CDs by Trower (Kisses in the Whiskey: Raincoast Rhapsodies Vol.

Comedy and activism combine in Spiritually Incorrect

Generally, we don't consider comedic entertainers and Buddhist monks in the same thought, that is, until we meet Alan Clements, a former monk and a current human rights activist who has witnessed the brutality of the regime in Burma and lived to writ

Walk a soundscape at Willow Farm

If you believe, like Vancouver composer Jean Routhier, that life is a concert that never stops, if you hear music in the trees or enjoy the act of listening, truly listening, to nature, you should try the latest in interactive concert attendance, a s

Art of flamenco at playhouse

Flamenco: the very word conjures pictures of lovely Spanish ladies with swirling skirts stamping their feet to stirring music. But real flamenco is much, much more. For those in the know, true flamenco is a marriage of voice, guitar and dance.

Passenger Stanton sings for fund-raiser

Coast singer and songwriter Joe Stanton released his CD, Passenger Stanton, his third in eight years, last February, and he's been busy ever since touring and playing. The contemporary folk musician will perform at Roberts Creek Hall, Saturday, Sept.

Arts community Diamond sparkles

"Cracklin' Rosie" is a hit with the residents of Gambier Island. They jump from their seats on the grass in front of the Gambier General Store and Restaurant to dance wildly and sing in front of Nearly Neil, the Neil Diamond look alike.

Poet Pass launches chapbook

One of Canada's most accomplished poets, Pender Harbour's John Pass, will give a first public reading of a long poem of acceptance and renewal at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt on Sept. 17. This latest chapbook, nowrite.

Mask making from within

Sad face, happy face. Coast actor Tracy Lloyd learned a lot from attending a four-month program on clowning. As a performer, one of the techniques for honing her inner clown was that of mask making.

Think you're psychic?

"So when did you know you were psychic?" is the most frequently asked question of Gibsons author Natasha Rosewood, whose own reluctant awakening as a psychic is the subject of her recent, self-published book Aaagh! I Think I'm Psychic (And You Can Be