Platinum Blonde and Sloan will headline Surrey's big Canada Day party this year, event organizers announced Wednesday.
If the weather is decent from May 23 to 25, this year's version of Surrey Children's Festival could hit the 18,000 attendance mark over the three days.
Bonnie Kilroe's "Country Queens": Tribute artist brings one-woman show to White Rock's Coast Capital Playhouse on Friday, May 17, with music by Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and other female country stars. Tickets $42.50, 604-536-7535, whiterockplayers.ca.
The stage is set for the finals of the 2013 BC Junior Talent Search.
A multi-band concert featuring local performers Dominik Heins Trio, Gary Comeau, Wendy Bollard and Laine Henderson has been booked for Blue Frog Studios on Friday, June 7.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Arnold Mikelson Festival of Arts, a call has been made for artists who have participated in the event over the years.
More than 100 young musicians performed during a special Mother's Day concert by Surrey Youth Orchestra, along with Junior and Intermediate Strings ensembles, at Chandos Pattison Auditorium in Surrey last Sunday evening.
The 2013 edition of Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair gets going Friday, May 17 and continues until Monday, May 20.
Technology is a wonderful thing. We no longer have to worry about "big brother" watching us. We are way past that concept with the proliferation of smartphones. Snap, you're on Facebook. Tag, you're it. All this accessibility of information (whether we want it or not) is astounding, confounding and sometimes confusing. We have come to rely on our electronic wizards (I kinda enjoy it as I challenge myself to outwit my smartphone). We are making progress, but we will probably never be friends, especially since it just ate a bunch of emails I was going to use for this week's column.
Donations of time and money are sought for a "72-hour extreme makeover" job to renovate the longhouse facility at Alexandra Neighbourhood House.
Graeme Peters is quick to admit that School of Rock has done wonders for his career.
A White Rock-based author is among winners of the 29th annual BC Book Prizes, organized by West Coast Book Prize Society.
Avalon Recovery Society's White Rock/South Surrey chapter hosted a high tea and fashion show fundraiser April 21 at Sanford Hall in Kwomais Point Park
Breakfast with the Bank, the big annual fundraiser for the Surrey Food Bank, was held May 2.
This week in tech news, it looks like authorities are once again making moves against the infamous Pirate Bay.
I'll be among judges for the semi-finals of BC Junior Talent Search Friday evening (May 10) at Central City Shopping Centre, from 6 to 8 p.m. Twenty-four talented local teens and pre-teens, in separate categories, were selected during two rounds of open auditions at the mall, on April 27 and May 4.
"Concerto Stars" concert features young pianists with Lions Gate Sinfonia and guest performer Ian Parker, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Event hosted by South Fraser branch of BC Registered Music Teachers Association. Tickets $30/$24, 604507-6355.
A new exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery offers insight into how Surrey girls with South Asian heritage see themselves.
Tap dancing changed my life. Even though I started lessons at a time in life when most people are heading into retirement (and slip into the "thank-you-very-much-but I-have-learned-everything-I-need-to-know" attitude), I can only say that I wish I had started my tap dance career sooner. There are so many benefits: social recreation, calorie-burning physical activity, learning performance skills and, of course, the mental challenge involved in mastering new skills and memorizing choreography.