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Local Arts

50-50 sale to replace auction

As part of their silver anniversary celebrations, the Sunshine Coast Arts Council is departing from their annual art auction in June with a new concept, a Half and Half Art Sale to be held on Saturday, June 5, at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sec

Coast Recital Society hands out awards

Seven young Sunshine Coast musicians will continue their musical education with the financial encouragement of the Coast Recital Society's (CRS) 2004 awards and scholarships.

Gibsons musician a winner

Sixteen-year-old Neal Andrews of Gibsons has once again triumphed in music competition, this time on the piano during the Vancouver Kiwanis Festival last month. Andrews also excels on other instruments: the violin and trumpet.

Jazz Festival coming soon

The ninth annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival is fast approaching. From June 11 to 13, the festival will feature many fine local artists including Celso Machado, who now, with his family, makes Gibsons his permanent home.

Choir joins gospel circle of voices

No need to ask the Pender Harbour Choir if they were having a good time. The joy in their faces was apparent Sunday, May 16, when the 24-member choir was invited on stage to sing two numbers with the professional gospel group Circle of Voices.

Spanish evening launches hot events

When Olé! An Evening of Spanish Passion and Artistry opens at The Club this Friday, May 21, it will be only the start of a series of Flamenco-Mediterranean events that production company Caravan World Rhythms has planned for the Coast.

Out of the kiln: clay comes alive

The mega-size artichoke is so real I want to dip it in lemon butter. "That's the quality of clay that captures a lot of people," says potter Elaine Futterman. "You want to touch it.

Concert in beachfront home

What to do with a big house when you're a musician? Why not invite all your friends to your living room to hear guest musicians perform in an intimate setting. That's why singer/songwriter Lowry Olafson likes house concerts.

In spite of the talent

In her solo show, In Spite of the Booze, multi-talented local performer Anne Marie Lindell acted, sang, danced, screened a film clip, told jokes, whisked through costume changes and thoroughly entertained in a Word of Mouth production at the Heritage

Film Society ends successful season

The Sunshine Coast Film Society (SCFS) will bring its season to a close with a screening of a surprise film on May 18. This special screening is a way of thanking all society supporters and members for a great season.