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Malani shows her skills at Bard

Playing two roles in two separate plays would could get confusing for someone not accustomed to the rigours of performing.

Parliament Hill for Jen

Coquitlam's Jennifer Gillis, 17, a Grade 11 student at Gleneagle secondary school, will see CF-18 fighter jets and Snowbirds fly over her after she sings the national anthem - in French and English - at Parliament Hill on Canada Day for the country's

Jump, boogie and skip to Diane Lines' show July 6

Diane Lines brings her smoky vocals and demon piano-playing ability to the Evergreen Cultural Centre this weekend for Jump! A Celebration of Swing, Boogie and Jump Blues.

Band before the big boom

The Michael Wood Band may be from Victoria but when it comes to playing hometown gigs, they don't see much action. "There are a ton of bands in Victoria," Wood said. "I think we're kind of over-saturated with musicians.

Go night 'tripping with the Fab Four

When it comes to playing at Coquitlam's Town Centre Park on Canada Day - just before the pyrotechnics go off - the Fab Fourever will have just the thing to keep the crowd in a party mode.

Solo, group albums out soon for Indelible

What's happened with Indelible since we last spoke with them two years ago? "We've been touring Canada, done a few music videos, won some small awards," says Port Moody's J Thorn, one-half of the duo that includes his brother, Illucid.

SONG-sters to perform in Port Moody

Musician David Blair has mentored Port Moody and Heritage Woods secondary students for the past year as part of the SONG (Songwriters Of a New Generation) program.

SFU Pipe Band readies in Coquitlam for Worlds

Can't fly to Scotland this summer to see the Grade 1 SFU Pipe Band (SFUPB) try to clinch gold again at the World Pipe Band Championships? Not to worry.

Society out of school theatre

A registered federal charity running Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox Theatre has bowed out of its operating agreement.

Steel band at Glen Pine

Glen Pine Pavilion will transform into the Caribbean on Friday. And you're welcome to wear flowered shirts or tropical attire and join Phase III Steel Band as it performs calypso and reggae hits at the Coquitlam seniors' centre.