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Lively City: Fire fundraiser, choral concert, LitFest and more

Lively City: Fire fundraiser, choral concert, LitFest and more

Local dignitaries, music lovers and bands joined forces to help those devastated by the downtown New Westminster fire in October. The Columbia Performing Arts Society hosted a Fire in the Heart fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Columbia Theatre .
State of the arts, part 3: Theatre dreamers building a future

State of the arts, part 3: Theatre dreamers building a future

On Feb. 12, The Record began its special series on the local theatre scene.
Gala helps young performers achieve their dreams

Gala helps young performers achieve their dreams

Backstage Youth Performers Society hosts A Night of Stars at Massey Theatre Feb. 22
What's up in New West? New arts listings Feb. 13

What's up in New West? New arts listings Feb. 13

ON NOW: To Sunday, February 16 Out of a Dream, a Rodgers and Hammerstein revue presented by New Westminster's own Patrick Street Productions, at the York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr., Vancouver. Tickets from $19.
Art, history meet in new exhibition

Art, history meet in new exhibition

Katherine Freund-Hainsworth is delving into history through art. Freund-Hainsworth is the featured artist at the New Westminster Public Library's reference gallery this month, with an art exhibition inspired by B.C. Heritage Week.
State of the arts, Part 2: Community key to success

State of the arts, Part 2: Community key to success

Reporter Julie MacLellan continues her three-part look at New Westminster's theatre scene
Out of a Dream offers Valentine's treat

Out of a Dream offers Valentine's treat

Musical theatre lovers still have a few more chances to experience the magic of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Patrick Street Productions' Out of a Dream, a Rodgers and Hammerstein revue, is onstage at the York Theatre on Commercial Drive until Feb. 16.
State of the arts: Value is key for local theatre groups

State of the arts: Value is key for local theatre groups

Affordability + quality = value. It's a pretty simple equation, really. And all four local theatre groups who talked to The Record about the state of local theatre agreed that equation is key to success in a competitive entertainment market.
State of the arts: Who's who in Royal City theatre

State of the arts: Who's who in Royal City theatre

* Vagabond Players: Officially formed in 1937, the Vagabond Players grew out of the Unity Club at St. Aidan's Church. The community theatre group stages five-play seasons each year at the Bernie Legge Theatre - its headquarters in Queen's Park.
State of the arts, Part 1: The dreamers behind the curtain

State of the arts, Part 1: The dreamers behind the curtain

Reporter Julie MacLellan takes a closer look at the state of local theatre in the first of a three-part series