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Young Coquitlam violinist to perform this weekend

A 14-year-old violinist from Coquitlam is among the youngest musicians to perform at a tribute this weekend.

A 14-year-old violinist from Coquitlam is among the youngest musicians to perform at a tribute this weekend.

Alison Kim is part of the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra that on Sunday is premiering Eternal Light, penned by Canadian composer John Estacio. The event, which takes place at the Orpheum at 7:30 p.m., is being held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Wallace Leung, a conductor, music director, violinist and teacher who died suddenly at the age of 33.

Besides Estacio's work, which was written in memory of Leung, the ensemble will also perform Beethoven's Symphony #5 and Brahms' Violin Concerto.


Students at Coquitlam and Port Moody's C.A.P.A. Dance and Drama company will join a world-renowned choreographer on stage this Saturday.

Davi Rodrigues of Creativi Danca in Brazil will reprise the lead role of the clown in Bambula: A Love Story, a production he created and choreographed that premiered at the 2001 International Brazilian Dance Festival.

Sarah Van Os, chief artistic director of C.A.P.A., described Bambula as contemporary dance that follows two characters in love. Her elite company dancers aged 12 to 18 will be highlighted during the Feb. 18 show, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). For tickets, call the ECC box office at 604-927-6555 or visit


Coquitlam's Dogwood Drama Club is looking for a pianist to accompany actors in the group's spring production. The music for the show, called A Horse, Of Course - A Western Revue, is made up of traditional songs such as Old MacDonald Had A Farm, said club spokesperson Jean Baker. Rehearsals are Monday and Thursday afternoons, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St., Coquitlam), with the performance running May 6, 8 and 10. Call 604-937-3996.


Free demonstrations by watercolour artist Suzanne Northcotte can be seen by the public this month at Port Coquitlam's The Outlet. Art Focus Artists' Association is hosting the event on Feb. 28, which starts at 7 p.m. at the facility located behind city hall (2253 Leigh Sq.). For more information on Northcotte's work, visit


Tri-City families wanting to head to the movies but can't afford the outing can take part in a low-cost program being offered by Cineplex Entertainment, which runs the Coquitlam SilverCity Theatres.

Each week, starting this Saturday, a family flick will be shown at 11 a.m. for $2.50 per person. And part of the ticket sales will be donated to the Starlight Children's Foundation.

The line-up is as follows: The Muppet Movie (1979) on Feb. 18; The Land Before Time (1988) on Feb. 25; Jumanji (1995) on March 3; Shrek (2001) on March 10; E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) on March 17; Stuart Little (1999) on March 24; The NeverEnding Story (1984) on March 31; An American Tail (1986) on April 7; The Great Muppet Caper (1981) on April 14; Babe (1995) on April 21; and Madagascar (2005) on April 28.

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