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Leigh Square offers something for the artist in everybody

Port Coquitlam's Leigh Square Community Arts Village has a number of artistic-based courses for the body and mind this fall.

Plenty on offer for 15th year at Coquitlam cultural centre

Evergreen Cultural Centre is kicking off its 15th year with more signature presentations, a family series and a full menu of six professional theatre productions under the "Evergreen presents" banner.

'I'm the tortured, anguished artist'

Jim Keayes spent his professional life dealing with absolutes. As a young man in Sydney, Australia, he was a civil engineer drawing buildings, a job he admits he hated.

School's out for Secunda

It is such a treat to talk to Dave Secunda, especially for a long chat and especially in his backyard.

Five family shows at ECC

Parents and caregivers looking to introduce their kids to the theatre scene have five matinees to choose from at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre for the upcoming arts season. The family series at the City Centre facility kicks off Nov.

PM to pour money into a heritage fountain at PMAC

A fountain that was donated by the family of a Port Moody pioneer will be restored this month by the city. The fountain, located in front of the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. John's St.

Open call for RCYB's Nutcracker

A prominent youth ballet company that has Tri-City dancers will hold auditions next month for its 23rd run of the Nutcracker. The Royal City Youth Ballet is calling for dancers as young as seven years old to audition on either Sept.

Freemantle takes first step in Frisco

Benjamin Freemantle just turned 16 and acts like a typical teenager. The Grade 11 Port Moody secondary student is polite but mumbles. He likes to hang out with his buddies. And he's learning how to drive. But he's anything but average.

Mini doc fest in Port Moody

Port Moody will host a documentary mini-festival at the same time celebrities are flocking to Toronto for the 36th annual TIFF. Organizers with the PoMo Film Society will show The English Surgeon (UK/Ukraine, 2007) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9.

Last concert at Lions

Vancouver's Maria In The Shower performed for an audience of about 100 spectators at Lions Park on Sunday for the final show in Port Coquitlam's Music in the Park series.