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Avast, matey - it's pirate music

Pitt River middle school hosted the annual advanced band festival last week.

Painter, 86, still 'maturing as an artist'

When Doris J. Paterson thinks about her artistic life, she uses the metaphor of a pyramid. At first, she painted common themes like flowers, landscapes and portraits, which sold well.

Arts Club nets TC talent for Hairspray

Two Tri-City high school grads will play the roles of best friends to lead characters in the Arts Club Theatre Company's production of Hairspray , which opens on Thursday.

Fox Rock students rock the Fox

Students from Vancouver's Nimbus School of Recording Arts will team up with Terry Fox secondary next week to document Rock the Fox 2011 at the Port Coquitlam school.

The life and songs of Nat 'King' Cole at Evergreen next week

More than half a century ago, Nat "King" Cole played the Hotel Vancouver but, because of racial segregation, wasn't allowed to stay there.

Francophone art for Japan

A French school in Port Coquitlam will fete its 25th anniversary with an art show and sale on Thursday. Francophone students from L'Ecole des Pionniers (3550 Wellington St.) will have their work on display starting at 6 p.m.

Oscar winner launches film fest

The fifth annual Social Justice Film Festival in Port Coquitlam opens this week with this year's Oscar-winning documentary feature.

Theatre zone fest starts Sun.

Seven community theatre groups in the region that includes the Tri-Cities will perform their best stage plays of the season in Coquitlam next week.

Mother's Day with Sinatra

Three years ago, Rick Valiant re-discovered a gift he always knew he had but never truly unveiled it. His voice.

Three's company for Bobs & Lolo

If you notice Lolo dancing and jumping a little less during her show with Bobs at this Saturday's Fingerling Festival in Port Moody, she has good reason. Lolo is eight months pregnant.