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She's back! Gillis returns to stage

Around this time last year, Coquitlam's Jennifer Gillis was auditioning to be part of a new CBC-TV reality competition called Over the Rainbow with the aim to be cast as Dorothy in an upcoming stage musical by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Arts in brief: Lindbjerg goes 'under the sea'

Teenaged students from Coquitlam's Lindbjerg Academy of Performing Arts will take audiences under the sea starting tomorrow (Thursday) for The Little Mermaid Jr.

BBB issues warning about C.A.P.A.

The Better Business Bureau of B.C. issued an advisory this week about a Coquitlam-based dance and drama school that appears to have shut its doors for good. BBB claims many parents have been charged for dance classes at C.A.P.A.

Rock the Fox!

Dirt - an Alice in Chains tribute band made up of (left to right)Bridget Mattson, Braeden Matson, Avery Geres, Luke Tochkin, Flint Patterson and Jessica Vandergulik (missing from photo) - will perform live next week as part of the semester wrap-up fo

Focus on traditional craft at PdA

If you visit Mackin House - one of the oldest homes in Coquitlam built during the Fraser Mills hey days - take a gander at the floor in grandma's room.

Original art work in spring show, sale

Port Coquitlam's Martin Sollanych - pictured with his acrylic work, Maui Afternoon - will be among the two dozen artists exhibiting original paintings, drawings, photos, mixed media and embroidery at Art Focus' spring art show and sale, happening thi

Crooks, nannies at Dogwood

Nancy Golabiewski, Joan Royle and Anne Scott play nannies while Bill Biletski and Sylvia Spain portray the bad guy and the boy in Every Little Crook and Nanny, the spring offering by Coquitlam's Dogwood Drama Club. The comedy runs May 5 at 1:30 p.m.


A collective of adult artists living with mental health challenges will showcase some of their pieces in a Port Coquitlam exhibit that opens tomorrow.

Best unleashes Disney's Beast

Rachael Norman has trained extensively in musical theatre, having started with Coquitlam's Lindbjerg Academy of Performing Arts.

Public transit in photos, paint

Artists have until next Friday to have their work included in a new Port Coquitlam exhibit that describes what it's like to ride - and wait for - public transit in Metro Vancouver.