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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.

Babe Gurr returns to PoCo

Johnny Gallant, Second Storey and Babe Gurr will perform in Port Coquitlam this weekend as part of the city's summer music series.

Two 'fun, frothy' summer musicals

It's a week before showtime and Theatrix artistic director Deb Solberg is without a male character and two dogs for her musical Legally Blonde.

Drawing featured in trio's new exhibit

The theme of "drawing" continues in the Tri-Cities this summer with another display highlighting the medium, opening next week. Threesome: Drawings - by Yukman Lai, Harold Ma and Arthur Shu-Ren Cheng - will run from July 19 to Aug.

Classic music to heavy metal

Gabriel Pietrzak doesn't look like your average Catholic high school product. The 17-year-old recent graduate of Archbishop Carney secondary has stretched piercings in both ear lobes, a tattoo on his arm and a ring on below his lip.

Art blooms from the gardens

Take a peak at private Tri-City gardens, view original art and hear live music Sunday during the first annual Art in the Garden Tour. Organized by the Port Moody Arts Centre Society, the self-guided tour runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PEAK winner to play at Lions Park

Port Coquitlam's summer music series continues this weekend with shows by Tri-City acts Doug Rolling and Sister Says as well as Hilary Grist, the winner of last year's Peak Performance Project prize.

Tri-City talent at TUTS

Two Tri-City young "triple threats" will perform in Tony award-winning plays - set a century ago - at Stanley Park's Malkin Bowl this summer as part of Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS).

Change in perspective for life drawing group

Every week for 35 years, Coquitlam's Suite E Life Drawing Group has been putting graphite pencil or charcoal to paper as it interprets unclothed professional models.