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Freeflow comes to the Creek

There is a pocket of groove reverberating out of Vancouver's east side. Anything goes, from punk to funk, live to sample, structure to stream.

Be My Junkie Shadow

Local artist Kat Kosiancic hopes her documentary Be My Junkie Shadow will change perceptions, challenge stereotypes and debunk myths about women living on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside when it shows at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse Saturday, Feb.

Czech quartet set to captivate Sechelt

The Vlach Quartet Prague, called a string quartet of world proportion and reputation, is about to take the Sunshine Coast by musical storm. Performing at the Raven's Cry Theatre, at 2:30 p.m.

Cookbook serves up slice of community life

The 75-year-old Egmont Community Hall, a vital part of that area's history, needed a new foundation. That's when editors and food fans Beverly Saunders and Kathy Gray stepped in with a plan.

New perspective, distinctive style

Perhaps Gibsons' artist Josefa Fritz Barham has turned a corner. She literally has a new perspective in her recent paintings.

From nude heroine to Canada's Kwakiutls

When the Sunshine Coast Film Society's (SCFS) Canadian Heritage Film Festival launches on Feb. 18 at the Heritage Playhouse, it's going to be difficult to decide whether the opening night or the closing night gala will be the most exciting.

Pacific Blades hold fundraiser

A special Valentine's Day dinner and dance is being held at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt, hosted by the Pacific Blades Speed Skating Club, on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m.

upRising rocks Chatelech

On the evening of Jan. 21 there was a youth upRising at the Chatelech Secondary School Theatre. This "uprising" showcased the original artistic talents of Sunshine Coast youth musicians in a landmark CD release concert.

Big launch for Indigo children

David Barbarash of Black Cat Productions likes to bring thoughtful and provocative documentary films to the Coast, such as the recent series on 9/11 and the Bush Terror Film Tour.

Smooth singing, high notes

Cheek-to-Cheek was the title of a smooth concert last Sunday featuring the Pender Harbour Choir in Madeira Park.