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Violet aims for Vogue

Violet Patrich is choked with SFU. The Dr. Charles Best secondary graduate was accepted into the Burnaby school's contemporary arts program but didn't have the marks to get into the institution itself.

Off to the Worlds for SFU pipers

SFU's award-winning pipe band, led by pipe major and Coquitlam resident Terry Lee, will be in Glasgow next week to compete in the world championships.

YOUTH FEST: Anderson animates

TRAVIS ANDERSON Travis Anderson remembers spending eight consecutive hours in front of his computer monitor to work on an animation project. "My parents weren't very happy," the 17-year-old Gleneagle secondary student said, shaking his head.

YOUTH FEST: From watercolours to french fries, Tylo creates

JESSE TYLO For Jesse Tylo, the world is his oyster. Ask the Port Moody secondary student what he plans to do after graduation next year and he'll respond: "I want to be well known for my art and influence. I want to make a statement.

YOUTH FEST: Clayton and the Kracken rocks

CLAYTON DOWDELL Clayton Dowdell will be making a mad dash after he and his band, Clayton and the Kracken, open the Port Moody Youth Arts Festival at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

YOUTH FEST: Georgieve makes magic

CHRIS GEORGIEV At 13, Chris Georgiev is the youngest participant at the Port Moody Youth Arts Festival - a little bit of trivia the Scott Creek middle student is happy to share. And he's just as eager to perform among his artistic peers.

YOUTH FEST: Lia dances

LIA FALLAH Lia Fallah's eyes light up when she talks about dance. "I think I was born on the stage," the 16-year-old Gleneagle secondary student said. "Dancing is the most precious thing that I have in my life. I feel it. It's my emotions.

Groovin' to Benson, Smith at the 'Grill'

George Benson sings, They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway. And Olaf de Shield hopes to recite that very tune - among many others - under bright and sunny skies on Saturday at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre.

Gotta sing! Gotta dance!

The room is buzzing as Erika Babins wraps up a musical theatre performance for 30 youth at Coquitlam's Place des Arts.

Peak finalist to sing for The Voice

A lexandria Maillot has plenty on her plate these days. Not only is the Port Coquitlam resident a Top 20 finalist in the Peak Performance Project - an annual radio challenge by 100.