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Gala performance marks 20 years

The final encore of the Coast Recital Society's gala event Jan. 30 with bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu and pianist Malcolm Martineau could not have sustained a sweeter note for artistic director Allan Crane.

Jennifer Scott presents Valentine's treat

Every year the Sunshine Coast's Cedar Groove Quartet likes to invite a very special and talented guest to join them on stage. In the past, these visitors have included June Katz, Kate Hammett-Vaughn and Karin Plato.

A Valentine's Day treat with Steve K

The Sunshine Coast Arts Centre is the place to be Feb. 14 for a special night of entertainment. You can celebrate St.

Seascape full of surprises

A middle-aged couple relax on the beach remembering times past and thinking about their future. They meet some strangers who are quite surprising. It's not your usual vacation encounter.

Families who capture memories

"At Birmingham, the bombing started in 1940 and that was the worst year As Doreen says, she spent three years living in an air raid shelter." - George Withnall R.A.S.C.

African drums and dance bring high energy

Aboubacar Camara was born in Guinea, West Africa, and began drumming with a local troupe at the age of nine, thrilled to absorb the music and culture of his country.

Coast Cinematheque super-sized screenings

More films offered more frequently than ever before will screen at the winter/ spring Coast Cinematheque series at the Raven's Cry Theatre in Sechelt.

When atmosphere is everything

Many years ago, I would spend my Friday nights in a dimly-lit room over a pub in Yorkshire, England, listening to acoustic guitar and old musicians at least twice my age (I was 15) singing English folk songs, early Bob Dylan tunes, original compositi

Gala concert planned for Jan. 30

Dust off that tux, but make sure you have tickets first. The Coast Recital Society's gala concert Jan. 30 is evening dress preferred, but not essential. There were only 33 tickets left as of Jan. 14. Starting promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Jazz greats come to Pender

Two of the Coast's favourite jazz musicians - plus one who will be a new delight, are teaming up for a night of great jazz at the Pender Harbour Music School.