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Reel filmmakers to show their talent

Two short flicks made in part by Coquitlam teens are part of the sixth annual Reel Youth Film Festival, which runs next week in conjunction with the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Season opener is a thriller

Coquitlam's Stage 43 Theatrical Society will launch an "angels and demons" theme for its new season with a psychological thriller next week.

Culture craze this weekend

Abevy of activities are happening in the Tri-Cities this weekend for Canada's third annual Culture Days. Getup close with artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers during the Sept. 28 to 30 celebration.

Georgas to play PoMo art fest

Given a choice between composing or performing as her favourite pastimes, Hannah Georgas picks neither. "I think the best part about music is recording," the Juno-nominated pop/rock singer-songwriter said. "It's always been so positive for me.

Silverman to launch new season

A Port Moody music society will host its first concert of the season on Sunday with Canadian premiere pianist Robert Silverman. The Yarilo Music Ensemble will present a program that includes Beethoven's Sonata No.

Necklace now linked

The last link in the Metro Vancouver's Necklace Project was unveiled in Port Moody last week.

We're standing by you, Jen

Rachelle Gillis and Gleneagle secondary drama teacher Ashley Freeborn sign a giant Yellow Brick Road board in the school lobby in support of Jennifer Gillis, a Gleneagle student who is in the Top 8 for the Over The Rainbow reality show competition, w

Aloha from ABC

A Coquitlam theatre troupe will next week present the next instalment in its cultural series. ABC Let's Act hosts Hawaiian Myths & Legends feature Pele at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre from Oct. 3 to 6.

Arts centre, now 40, is 'bursting at the seams'

Like all good things, it started as a dream. In the late 1960s, a group of dedicated volunteers - led by Centennial art teacher Don Portelance - dreamt aloud it was time the arts had a permanent home in Coquitlam.

Singer, 13, to launch PM Arts Festival

Cole Armour finds it hard to narrow down his favourite singer. So he picks two. "I love Lady Gaga because of her originality," the 13-year-old Langley resident said. "And Celine Dion because she's kind-hearted.