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Murder mystery at Dogwood

Coquitlam's Dogwood Drama Group next month presents Hickory Dickory Dead, a murder mystery set during a blizzard at the remote Hickory Dickory Inn. The play, written by Craig Sodaro and directed by Niki Shamtanis, runs May 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Baby boom in choir spawns show

With seven babies born to choir members in the last two years, Les Echos du Pacifique conductor Luke Mayba had an idea for the French group's next show - sing to the wee ones.

Carney scores gold in San Diego

Vocal and band students at Port Coquitlam's Archbishop Carney regional high school scored high marks at a music festival in San Diego this month.

'Silly and brilliant' play is Coward's best

Coquitlam's Elie Savoie started acting in his younger years in the 1950s and, at age 14, directed his first play.

Camp Rock auditions

Theatrix Youtheatre Society, which is marking its 20th season, is holding auditions on May 7 for its summer production. Disney's Camp Rock will be staged from July 21 to 23. To register a spot, visit

Oils, organics, jewels and patterns

The winner of the 2011 Kwi Am Choi Scholarship - named after a Coquitlam artist who died in a hiking accident on Grouse Mountain five years ago - will feature her oil paintings at Port Moody Art Centre (PMAC) this and next month.

Summer Fun! at PdA

Registration starts May 1 for Place des Arts' popular Summer Fun! art camps. Parents can sign up their kids for visual art, music, dance, drama and literary art classes for part - or all -- of the five-week block, July 4 to Aug. 5.

Twisted tales come to PoCo

A new sketch comedy that pokes fun at fairytales and nursery rhymes will be presented this and next month in Port Coquitlam.

Lots of interest for ArtWalk

A total of 55 Tri-City artists showed their work this past weekend during the 12th annual ArtWalk in Port Moody.

Sadler shines at dance fest

Samantha Sadler of Coquitlam's danceLAB recently competed in the Surrey Dance Festival. Sadler has been accepted to the summer intensive classes at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. The festival ends tomorrow.
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