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Wong to portray Schumann's wife in new song drama

An internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano who grew up in Coquitlam will take the stage this week for a new "song drama.

Ballerinas back home from Toronto

Two ballerinas who train at Coquitlam's danceLab Studios have twirled back home after a month in Toronto, where they studied with the National Ballet School (NBS) of Canada.

Arts listings for August

ART EXHIBITS Evergreen Cultural Centre: Robert Young: Lacunarian Picturing, a retrospective from 1977 to the present (oil, watercolour gouache, egg tempera and acrylic) until Sept. 3.

'I came to Canada to dance'

When Nancy Weng was four, her mother signed her up for private dance classes in her native Taiwan. The pre-schooler started with ballet, then moved to modern, Chinese traditional and jazz dance. Later, she would take hip hop and reggae.

PdA mask, fantasy writing classes

Coquitlam's Place des Arts recently enlisted a new teacher for its theatre arts department.

Pop culture, positive art needed for teen contest

Sharpen your pencils, Tri-City teens: A new art contest promoting pop culture and positive messaging is underway this week in Port Coquitlam.

Hollywood actor to lead classes this fall

Young actors wanting to dig deep into their acting skills this fall can learn from an actor with Hollywood credits. Tim Perez, who has worked on Off-Broadway shows, ER and NYPD Blue , will lead a 32-week course in Coquitlam for kids aged eight to 17.

Art in Minnekhada Park

Where Art Meets Nature is the theme for the third annual Art in the Park at Coquitlam's Minnekhada regional park this weekend. About 30 artists will show and sell their wares during the festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A song for world peace

A Coquitlam humanitarian trying to get Tri-City residents to join a global campaign to sing a song for world peace is hosting classes in City Centre until the fall.

New theatre company delves into 'deep' play

It's not easy to teach six days a week and audition for musical theatre shows at the same time.