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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 www.albanclassical.org 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.

Jason Hamborg and Glenn King were lucky to find each other.

Photo Credit: Christos Sagiorgis

Sure, plenty of people can claim their place of business is like a family.

It’s hard to get work experience straight out of high school. Post-secondary education can be costly too. Going away to school is even more expensive when you factor in living expenses, never mind the cost of food. UNBC Continuing Studies came up with a solution! 30 + Prince George employers will pay for your education and provide you with 22 months of work experience. Tuition, food and housing are all covered. This is a fantastic way to get an education and work experience without the student loans. Apply for the Advanced Employment Skills Certificate program at http://www.unbc.ca/skills.

On June 24th and 25th, tune in to radio stations Country 97 FM and 94.3 The GOAT in Prince George and donate to the 11th annual Variety’s Radiothon, a two-day fundraiser for Variety - The Children’s Charity. Funds raised at the event stay in the community and go directly to local families who need help covering the costs of equipment, therapies and medication for their children who have special needs – items which exceed coverage by the health care system and are often beyond the reach of many families. Variety helps kids like seven-year-old Sean who was diagnosed at the age of three with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). His condition was severe, and he struggled with anxiety, night terrors and other behavioural disorders. Variety helped the family by covering the costs of expensive medication which made a significant difference in Sean’s life. His symptoms have decreased, allowing him to attend school half days where he is thriving and making new friends. Variety believes each child who has special needs is a champion, and is inspired by the courage and determination with which they meet their challenges. Donations to the Radiothon help Variety help more kids like Sean achieve their own little victories On June 24th and 25th, tune in to Country 97 FM, 94.3 The GOAT and call 310-3000 to donate. Variety also invites everyone to celebrate the Radiothon by joining the conversation on Twitter using #VarietyRadiothon and @VarietyBC. To read more about Sean and how Variety helped, watch the video from Shaw TV. 

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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