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Ex-hockey player opens concert series

When Chad Brownlee was 19 and on a hockey scholarship at Minnesota State University, he dabbled with writing country songs. Nothing serious, just a few lyrics and melodies, here and there, on a notepad.

Lopez talks fashion on video

Sarah Massah's video about Grade 12 Gleneagle secondary student Paolo Lopez, who has been accepted to the London College of Fashion in England, can now be seen on The Tri-City News' website: www.tricitynews.com.

Italian piano maker in town

They call him Mr. Fazioli. Not Paolo. Mister. Or Signore. He has earned the title. After all, his exclusive grand pianos aren't cheap: The most expensive are about the price of a one-bedroom condo in Coquitlam, in case you're wondering. Mr.

PechaKucha line-up unveiled

ArtsConnect last week unveiled its list of presenters for PeckaKucha Volume II in Coquitlam next month.

Auditions for Variety's talent contest

Want to be on television? Young solo singers have until Friday to enter into Variety's Got Talent in Coquitlam. The winner of the Feb. 4 competition will appear on the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon, held on Feb.

Take note, songwriters

A group that inspires positivity with Tri-City young people will host songwriting workshops starting next month.

Auditions held for new Project Garage CD

Student musicians and bands will compete next Thursday (Jan. 27) at Heritage Woods secondary in Port Moody for a chance to be heard on this year's Project Garage CD.

Innovative student art

A turquoise dragon, an umbrella with ink designs, a manga folding card and faces.

PdA faculty loves music

The sounds of chamber music will fill Coquitlam's Place des Arts on Saturday for a faculty concert.

Sainas is Memphis bound

At around 4 a.m. on Aug. 28, 2010, Steve Sainas came home after a gig at the Yale Hotel in Vancouver, sat down in front of the computer and read.