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Drink, be merry

The hunt is on in Port Moody this week for the perfect pint and the best of B.C. wines. Tomorrow (Thursday), beer aficionados can sample pale ales, lagers, wheat ales and more at the Search for the Perfect Pint.

Jets versus Sharks at Carney

"I t's Romeo and Juliet . What's better than that?" responds Charles Harris, drama teacher at Port Coquitlam's Archbishop Carney regional high school, when asked why he picked West Side Story for this year's musical that starts Wednesday.

Quiring goes 'Over the Moon' for show

When Reg Quiring and Rosemary O'Connor told Dale Barltrop, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, their upcoming show would be based on the moon, "he immediately said, 'Oh, something French!'" O'Connor recalled.

Sally's Hot to trot with Green Tree, Ransack

When Port Moody punk outfit Sally's Hot takes the stage this weekend, the band will be continuing an annual tradition they started back in high school.

Music for kids

A music teacher for young children at Coquitlam's Place des Arts will host her annual open house this Sunday. Cindy Sletmoen is having the event at the Maillardville facility (1120 Brunette Ave.) from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Quintet swings out at soirée

The Swingin' Executives Quintet will play at the Maillardville Jazz and Blues night this Saturday in Coquitlam.

Artists dispel disability myths

T here are a lot of myths surrounding people with disabilities, whether they're physical or mental.

Bringing opera to the masses

Several years ago, James Wright woke up from a night's sleep and realized Vancouver Opera's next production of The Magic Flute had to be told through the west coast First Nations' perspective.

Festival du Bois art unveiled

A public art project created by attendees at Coquitlam's Festival du Bois in March will be unveiled during a Café des Artistes on Friday.

Fox's Marathon of Hope set to music

T wo years ago, Mark Haney put out a record called Aim for the Roses about the forgotten Canadian daredevil Ken Carter. Many listeners assumed Carter was Haney's childhood hero, "which he wasn't.