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New Westminster Symphony opens season

New Westminster Symphony opens season

As Mother Nature puts on her annual display of colour, the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra presents its first fall concert with a vast array of colourful music to match. Maestro Jin "Jack" Zhang opens the Nov.
Hey, New West, is there an Annie out there?

Hey, New West, is there an Annie out there?

The search is on for a "spunky, friendly and big-voiced" girl to play everybody's favourite orphan. The Royal City Musical Theatre Company is holding two casting call sessions to cast the title role in its upcoming April production of Annie.
New West native rapping at The Cultch

New West native rapping at The Cultch

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Evolution onstage until Nov. 10
What's up in New West? Our top weekend picks

What's up in New West? Our top weekend picks

There's no shortage of good causes to support in the Royal City this weekend - and you may even come home with a new trinket or two.
New West composer earns Western Canadian Music Award

New West composer earns Western Canadian Music Award

A New Westminster composer has been honoured with a Western Canadian Music Award. John Oliver won the Classical Composition of the Year honour for his orchestral composition Forging Utopia. In a press release, Oliver said he is "elated" by the win.
What's up in New West? New arts calendar listings Oct. 30

What's up in New West? New arts calendar listings Oct. 30

Friday, November 1 Artisan Crafts for Africa, 4 to 8 p.m. at the CAW Hall, 326 12th St., New Westminster, proceeds to Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Lively City: Shakespeare unhinged, Christmas markets and more in New West

Lively City: Shakespeare unhinged, Christmas markets and more in New West

It's described as "Shakespeare unhinged," and it's coming to the stage at Douglas College. The college's theatre and stagecraft & event technology departments are putting on a retooled version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, A Macbeth, by Charles Marowitz.
Children's voices demanded book about Air India bombing

Children's voices demanded book about Air India bombing

New Westminster poet brings to life the voices of those who perished in the 1985 bombing of Flight 182
What's up in New West? Arts calendar Oct. 24

What's up in New West? Arts calendar Oct. 24

Ongoing to Saturday, October 26 Let's Murder Marsha, a comedy-thriller opening the Vagabond Players' new season, Thursdays to Saturdays at 8 p.m., at Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen's Park, New Westminster. Tickets $15, or $13 students/seniors.
Top 5 weekend picks in New Westminster

Top 5 weekend picks in New Westminster

It's shaping up to be another busy weekend in the Royal City - and a perfect time to support local businesses and community groups.