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Ballet students excel this summer

Two ballet students - one who is taught at Coquitlam's Place des Arts, the other a Port Moody resident and graduate of Dr. Charles Best secondary - are soaring high after successful summers.

Tribute to Genesis

Port Coquitlam's Jason Dionne and his band will perform an homage to Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Michael Rutherford, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett at a show in Surrey next week.

Music fest marks 60 years

There have been tears of joy and sorrow, trophies awarded and hearts broken.

Calling all thespians, ballerinas

Thespians aged four and up can apply to be in one of Theatrix Youtheatre's shows next season. The 22-year-old Coquitlam society will host auditions on Sept. 22 at the Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St.

Take up Taiko this fall

Coquitlam's Place des Arts is offering Taiko drumming to youth and adults again this fall. Taiko, the Japanese word for drum, involves playing the instrument with martial arts-like choreography (visit:

Home is where the heart is

In the fall of 2009, Elizabeth Russell produced a show at the Richmond Art Gallery called Migration/Immigrant Stories , a research project that gathered tales from new Canadians.

Artist to 'clear house' for Evergreen

A Port Moody artist says he's "clearing house" for the Evergreen Line. David Bizzo is selling about 100 artworks - original paintings, giclees and prints, about half of which he created - over the long weekend at his studio in the old Andres Winery.

Arts in brief: Dancers to Germany, winter fair vendors needed

Artisans, crafters, makers and needle workers can apply to sell their wares in Port Coquitlam's fifth annual juried winter fair, which runs Dec. 1 and Dec. 2.

TC actors in VIFF

Four Tri-City residents will be performing in the Vancouver International Fringe Festival next month. Coquitlam's Dave Secunda will present In the Time of the Dream Warrior with his daughter, Joylyn.

Scottish wins for piper

A Coquitlam musician with the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band has returned home from Scottish competitions with three piping awards for his solo work.