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40 years for Forbes

When Roy Forbes thinks about his 40 years in the business as a prominent folk music singer and songwriter, the North Vancouver resident points to his fans for his longevity.

Kehoe walks Cash's line

In the moving, fact-based 2005 movie, actor Joaquin Phoenix walked the line mighty fine portraying late country music artist Johnny Cash. Now, Gary Kehoe is towing it.

Art 4 U at PM arts fest

The 14th annual Port Moody Festival of the Arts wraps up Sunday. Here's what's happening until then: Thursday: LOL Comedy Night, 7:30 p.m., Inlet Theatre Friday: Artist in residence J Peachy, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Ha ha: Toastmasters' hosts funny speech contest

The Coquitlam and Port Moody Toastmasters clubs will host a humorous speech and table topics competition on Monday. The Oct. 3 event at the Kyle Centre (125 Kyle St., Port Moody), at 6:30 p.m.

IN BRIEF: Artist in residence for Peachy, brass staff at PdA

A Tri-City painter has been named the artist-in-residence for the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society, which operates the Mossom Creek Hatchery in Port Moody.

Dance in a Wormhole

About a decade ago, Port Moody-based dance instructor, performer and choreographer Cori Caulfield wondered aloud what was missing in contemporary dance performances.

Life in the solo lane for Matthew Barber

Matthew Barber has been stripped down as of late. This summer, the Toronto-based folk/rock singer and songwriter released his sixth album, a self-titled work that he composed, played all the instruments and engineered himself in his basement studio.

'A Bedfull of Foreigners' lands on Coquitlam's door this week

She's one of the most assiduous producers of farce in this region. But Ellie King, founder and artistic director of the Royal Canadian Theatre Company, admits that it is only 10 years ago since she directed her first.

Soft Focus for next Crossroads' show

The fall season for the Crossroads coffeehouse started last week with Vancouver singer/songwriter Greg Drummond and continues next Friday with music from Soft Focus.

Crossroads cafe opens tonight

Greg Drummond, a Vancouver singer/songwriter, will launch a new season of the Crossroads concert series in Port Coquitlam tonight. Drummond is an indie folk-rock artist whose music sounds a little like an early Bruce Springsteen.
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