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Arts events in September

EXHIBITS Evergreen Cultural Centre: Robert Young's Lacunarian Picturing, until Sept. 3; Kwikwetlem First Nation's Red Fish Up the River, from Sept. 16 to Nov. 5, opening reception on Sept. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Singing his heart out

Chris James of Coquitlam competed in the semi-finals of the adults division at the Fair at the PNE Star Showdown on Monday.

Brickhouse to lay the beat

Brickhouse singer Rob Bracken can't wait to get his "blue funk" band out of the clubs of Vancouver and into some sunshine. If only for an hour or two.

Maria swings in PoCo

It is not uncommon for audience members at a Maria In The Shower concert to feel like they have travelled back in time.

Great destinations for Huggins

On Jeff Huggins' bedroom wall, a new road map to his future has begun.

National win for Coastal Sound

A Coquitlam-based youth choir came off a music fest this month on a high note after taking first place.

Singer advances to PNE finals

Natasha Kozak, 18, of Anmore performed at the Aug. 20youth category semi-finals at the PNE Star Showdown. Placing first, Kozak now moves to the finals on Aug. 23.

Arts events in 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.

Young magician snaps up gold

A 19-year-old magician from Port Coquitlam last month pulled out a gold medal for his award-winning tricks. Alex Seaman clinched the hardware from the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians and the Canadian Association of Magicians.

Digital art is his future

Ah, to spend a day - or even an hour - in Aaron Campbell's head.Now that would be a brightly animated show. The Port Moody resident and recent graduate of Gleneagle secondary school in Coquitlam has a lot going on up in his noggin for a 17 year old.