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Spooner starts music festival with a concert

American piano virtuoso Steven Spooner launches the 59th annual Coquitlam District Music Festival with a concert Friday, featuring the works of Haydn, Chopin and Liszt. The recital takes place on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

Red carpet for Oscars at Coquitlam city hall

Dress up in your finest threads this month for an Oscar party to benefit three Tri-City charities. The soiree starts at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.

Twilight alert

Film crews working on Twilight are getting ready for the stars' arrival in Metro Vancouver in a few weeks. And many scenes will be shot in Port Coquitlam.

Frills and thrills at the Copa

Last June, Dave Secunda's musical theatre class at Riverside secondary shortlisted four works for the next school semester.

To be or not to be

Tri-City students in Grades 6 to 8 can study the prose of William Shakespeare over the School District 43 two-week spring break next month.

Gala dinner, dance for Gleneagle bands

Sam Naso, Jaquie Bolster, Ashton Louie and Kyle Araki are among the senior band students from Gleneagle secondary who are off to Cuba next month to deliver instruments and personal supplies to music students in Mantanzas.

Wearable arts shows in PoMo this weekend

Models dressed in feathers, magazine pages and plastic bags will strut down the catwalk this weekend for the Wearable Arts competition in Port Moody.

All a-chit chat over Pecha Kucha Vol. 2

A digital artist. A yoga therapist. A 12-year-old filmmaker.

The Shirleys team up with Coastal youth

The Shirleys will take to the Evergreen Cultural Centre stage this Saturday with a young group well-known to Tri-City audiences: the Coastal Sound Youth Choir.

Arts blitz for Pro-D

Kindergarten to Grade 5 students can learn about clay, make a kite and knit a scarf in one of the many classes offered at Coquitlam's Place des Arts this Friday, a Pro-D Day. The theme for this year's Day of the Arts, which runs from 8:45 a.m.