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The arts scene for April

EXHIBITS Evergreen Cultural Centre: Mappa by Bettina Matzkuhn, April 1 to June 3. Leigh Square Community Arts Village: Metamorphosis by Chris Dobranski, David New Small, Roger Bryant, Danny Jay and Warren Walker, April 14 to May 15.

Fox's biggest show yet

Dan Tilsley's eyes light up as he studies a rehearsal for Jesus Christ Superstar at Terry Fox secondary, where he's been the drama coach at the Port Coquitlam high school for the last seven years.

Glee gig for Port Moody singer

A young Port Moody singer was picked last month to perform in the Glee Club at Metropolis. Nargiza Glifan (left) was selected after a live audition on March 26 that involved 20 other performers.

Flash, dazzle and rope tricks

After years of being in awe of Royal City Musical Theatre productions, Coquitlam's Shannon Hanbury finally plucked up the nerve to audition for its upcoming show.

Get hopping for Easter Arts day

Sign up early for the city of Port Coquitlam's first annual Easter Arts Celebration. The family event - open to kids 12 and under - will happen on April 23 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village, beside city hall.

To Poirier and beyond!

Woody, Buzz Lightyear, GI Joe and other characters will dance on ice this weekend at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex in Coquitlam. About 150 skaters - aged three to 60 - with the Coquitlam Skating Club will be in Toys on Ice on Friday at 7 p.m.

Stripes honours her family

Eight years ago, Sarah Hayward started to take voice lessons in Vancouver. And she found that her coach, Marguerite Witvoet, not only had an talent to bring the best out of her students but to turn their daily lives into song.

Celtic harpist is a master at improv

No two concerts of Rebecca Blair's are the same. The Coquitlam harp instructor and performer may play the same melodies for a show, but the sounds will vary.

Dubois brings one-woman show home

If Veenesh Dubois could step back three years, she would likely tell herself, "All your dreams will come true.

Blue trees - straight ahead

They'll be a lot of rubbernecking as motorists pass Port Moody city hall this week.
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