I am one of those shoppers who just likes to go to a business, get what I need, and get on with my day.Â Whenever possible, I avoid the tiresome task of going from store to store to find whatever my need of the moment is.Â Shopping is not my bag.
The Artisan Gift Shoppe at Studio 2880 has always been a showcase for the talents of local artists. This month local artisans came together for a special project, one that depicts the diversity and multiculturalism of Prince George. From large canvasses to small, framed photographs, the works submitted for the Multicultural Art Exhibit are more than an art show and have done more than add creative flair and colour to the walls.
Lorne Elliott got his "calling" as a humorist from catcalls in the audience. He's joking, of course, but somewhere along the line Elliott found out that audiences were responding more to his jokes than his music.
Two local young actors have major roles in Theatre North West's latest production, Lost in Yonkers. Fifteen-year-old Conor Hoekstra, and Matthew Cluff, 12, play brothers Jay and Arty Kurnitz in Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning hit comedy.
Fred Eaglesmith describes himself very simply as "just a songwriter." He is of course much more than that. The Juno award winning Canadian singer/songwriter/comedian/painter has 15 CD's to his credit. Every year the artist and his band travels all across North America ( he recently toured Holland, the UK and Australia), performing 300 venues per year. For 30 years, Eaglesmith has chosen to "do it his way" and he has become known for hard-driving, country soul music, funny stories and...