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Gypsy jazz, salsa and rock for New Year's Eve

Toes will be tapping and hips will swaying for two shows at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre on New Year's Eve. The Dec. 31 events both start at 8 p.m.

A new fine arts wing for Carney

After nearly a decade of fundraising, students and staff at Port Coquitlam's Archbishop Carney regional secondary will see ground broken next month for a fine arts wing.

ARTS IN BRIEF: Kinna in X-Mas Factor, student flicks needed

X-MAS FACTOR A young Port Coquitlam singer will be in the finale at the X-mas Factor competition, which is part of the Vancouver Christmas Market.

Musician has 'no regrets' leaving the corporate world

Taped the bottom of Greg Drummond's computer monitor at home is a fake cheque he made out to himself for $100,000 with the signature: "It will happen!" "Hey, I'm a tenth of the way there," the Port Moody resident said last week with a grin, referring

Step into the land of Narnia

By Tim Fitzgerald The Tri-City News A slan is on the move and he's heading to Coquitlam. One of the most beloved children's tales of all times, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe , is set to take to the stage from Dec.

Dancing with baby bump

A Coquitlam-raised dancer now based in Los Angeles has unveiled an instructional dance video for moms-to-be. Menina Fortunato's Prenatal Dance is now out on Amazon and has gained attention with People magazine, Huffington Post Canada and The Bump .

Ahoy, matey!

Tri-City actors Erin Coon and James Knowlden play Robinson Crusoe and Witchdoctor Hugh in the Royal Canadian Theatre Company's Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates, which runs Dec. 20 to Jan. 6 at the Surrey Arts Centre.


Isabella Lyons (left) of Anmore plays Clara in the Royal City Youth Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. The performance, which runs this weekend at the Surrey Arts Centre and Dec.

New art classes for adults at PdA

Three new visual arts classes for adults have been added to the winter roster at Coquitlam's Place des Arts, which is marking its 40th anniversary this year.

Eighteen years of tales from the Christmas table

In the early 1980s, David E. Burnell came up with a family Christmas tradition.