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“Business is tough,” said Digital Umbrella Creative’s Elisha Brown, “but it doesn’t always have to be serious.” Brown’s business, launched in May 2014, creates media materials and marketing products. Together with web designer Lakeysha O’Neill, Brown is able to use her skills as a graphic designer – and bubbly personality – to help make clients pop.

There’s no charred furniture or singed clothing on the sales floor, but the memory of the May 6 fire that destroyed Homework’s downtown Prince George location is still fresh for Anthony Voitik.

As it should be known to many, Karahi King was the recent 2015 winner of the Northern Taste Challenge, where several local restaurants competed in an Iron- Chef-style contest.

Court Jester

There are a lot of things you can call DJ Riki Rocket: drifter, teacher, filmmaker, fearless, lucky – the list goes on. But what you can’t call the Prince George native, is someone who is lacking a good story to tell. From living on a Mexican nudist beach to spinning for a Naomi Campbell photo shoot, Riki’s penchant for breaking new ground and doing away with a plan has landed her some amazing opportunities.

If you think you’re hiding your bad day behind a smile, chances are Erin Filan sees right through you. “I think I connect to people’s emotions and behaviours more on a deeper level than the face value,” said Filan, who for the past three years has been putting those inner struggles to paper.

In the realm of the performing arts, mainstream works often follow a standard form: the movements in a symphony, the sections of a sonata, the acts of a play.

Born and bred in Prince George, Roanne Whitticase has ample inspiration for her mixed media fare, bringing together pieces of nature to create unique works of art.

An evening of dance, featuring the Raqqaset al Qamar Troupe, Amanita Middle Eastern Dance students, and special guest performers! Saturday, November 7th, 8 pm, at ArtSpace, 1685 3rd Avenue. Tickets $10 at door.

Alban Classical Presents John Williams and His Influences. October 25, 2015 at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church on the corner of 5th Avenue and Union Street. Erica Skowron - oboe, Simon Cole - Clarinet, Angela Alba - piano perform works by film composers, John Williams, Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone and others. Admission $20 for adults, children attend free when accompanied by an adult. For more information visit or call 250-563-4693.

The internationally renowned Culinary Team Canada will be coming to CNC on October 5th to try out their succulent creations on local food lovers before heading to Erfurt, Germany for the 2016 Culinary Olympics.

Chris Holmes. Randy Staub. Jim Vallance. Rick Irvine had every intention of adding his name to the storied list of northern B.C. products who went on to influential careers in the recording industry. “I aspired to that when I went down to Vancouver and went to school. Then I realized I was going to get married and my wife wasn’t going to take care of me,” said Irvine.

In today’s fast-paced technology driven world, artists, designers and businesses are becoming increasingly dependent on each other. After all, innovation, style and creativity can translate into big money for those willing to take the risk. Businesses that are desperate to distinguish themselves in an increasingly crowded and competitive market know this. That is why they are looking to creative professionals for innovative solutions and approaches. As a result, digital media has become a burgeoning field for creative types and businesses alike. In fact, some of the most interesting things happening in pop culture right now come as a direct result of hard working creative professionals.

Like the porridge and the mattress in Goldilocks, the ArtsWells Festival is one of those things in life that is juuuuuust right. It's not too hyped, not too dull, not too quirky - it's the perfect fit for the village of Wells and the nearby museum hamlet of Barkerville.

Nancy O’s is a culinary bouillabaisse of chaotic ideas. It’s a pub, a bistro, a café, a hipster hangout, and a theater, a place that, if it existed a half-century ago, would’ve seen the likes of Allen Ginsburg or Jack Kerouac.

Geographically, it’s not that far from Rae Wely’s childhood home on Kelly Road South to the Treasure Cove Casino’s show lounge.

Nearly 20 years ago, a small group of people created the very first Pride Parade in Northern British Columbia. This event met with visible resistance, and changed the face of the North and the direction of the LGBT community forever.

A new festival is barking in the distance, calling out to Prince George that an arts and entertainment event is coming.

In addition to lending her face in front of the camera, Kassandra Nagy has also taken on the mantle of helping everyone else look the part in the Scene PG.

A little about me

ncoyne3Norm Coyne has been active in local arts, entertainment and promotions for 15 years. He developed the Scene PG to provide local artists and musicians with exposure as well as connect a broader audience to the events and talent Prince George has to offer.


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