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Chorale performs

The holiday season approaches and with it numerous opportunities for music and choral singing. With that in mind, the Coquitlam Chorale presents A Merry Little Christmas in two shows: Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.

What makes people happy?

As an actress, Ashley Whillans' brought happiness to movie-goers with her roles in movies like Juno and What Goes Up . But the 23-year-old Coquitlam resident is finding new ways of bringing smiles to people's faces.

Paintings galore at group show

Original works by prominent Tri-City painters Colin Craig, Anna Wagner and Arlene Connolly will be for sale at a Port Coquitlam fall exhibit this weekend.

A 'Cotton Candy' residency

In the makeshift studio Shari Pratt has been working in for the past two-and-a-half months, there's a lot of light and space - perfect for painter. There's also plenty of activity: Not only from the car and foot traffic outside on St.

Footlight gives young actors a leg up

When Footlight Theatre Company set out its five-year plan for success, director and choreographer Lalainia Lindbjerg Strelau pushed for not only bigger shows but better emerging talent to showcase. Then, it had moved its productions to the Michael J.

Men of the West in Top 12

A Tri-City band is in the Top 12 for AMP Records' Band Fight.

ARTS IN BRIEF: Oz flick for PM film society

Port Moody Film Society's pick for November is an Australian work titled Beneath Hill 60 .

Musical about flying ace

Damon Calderwood (left) reprises his role as the highest-scoring fighter pilot of the First World War in Billy Bishop Goes to War, at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre this week.

Photo show in Port Moody next week

Photomotion 2012, adigital slide and sound event, will run on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Port Moody's Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr.), with two shows happening from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Guest photographer Chris Harris will also display his work.

ARTS IN BRIEF: Uncorked in PM, musicians wanted

Sip the finest from B.C. vineyards at the Best of BC Wines Uncorked at the Port Moody city hall galleria on Saturday. The event runs Nov. 3 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and tickets at $45 include samples of vino, light appetizers and live music.