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Mercy Me Returns To Abbotsford

by Kevin Pollard   When Mercy Me takes the stage in Abbotsford May 11th it will have been three and a half years since they have performed in the area and they will be featuring music from their first new album in three years Lifer, that finds them once again stretching themselves into new musical […]

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Christianity is where I find meaning in life: Scorsese

by Mark Ellis, Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service   Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese spoke at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California, recently after a private screening of his new film Silence, the formidable saga of Jesuit missionaries in 17th Century Japan based on the novel by Shusaku Endo. At the screening, Scorsese reflected […]

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A quirky story of love at Pacific Theatre

Outside Mullingar   Pacific Theatre closes its 2016-2017 season with a story of love and some kind of happiness, in  John Patrick Shanley’s latest work, Outside Mullingar. It’s a charming story of Ireland and the prickly, brooding people who have lived off its land for generations. People like Rosemary and Anthony, a pair of introverted […]

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An Enchanted close to Gallery 7’s season

Gallery 7 Theatre is closing its 2017/2018 “Be Transformed” theatre season, with Elizabeth von Arnim’s Enchanted April, adapted by Matthew Barber. Described as “a lush, thoroughly refreshing theatrical holiday” and “a magical triumph” by the Los Angeles Times and “a comical, restorative journey of discovery” by Daily Variety, Enchanted April is poised to be a […]

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Students gather for God at History Maker

by Keri Vermeulen Imagine thousands of teenaged students from all over British Columbia and Yukon, gathered together over an entire weekend in an arena setting, to connect with each other and God, to learn about Him and to show their enthusiasm while singing along with live worship bands. If you can picture that kind of […]

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Keeping the faith in fundraising

by Marion Van Driel   As the old song says, “Love makes the world go ‘round.” Or does it? Economists likely disagree, suggesting that currency is the axis on which our world spins. As Christians we experience the importance of money to ministry, but without love our efforts become frustratingly empty. Perhaps both are integral […]

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Blackwood Brothers coming to Surrey

by Alan Phillips   The Blackwood Brothers 83-year ministry is undoubtedly the greatest example of pioneering Gospel groups and they are certified legendary figures of the historical American fabric. In the midst of the great depression in 1934 the quartet was formed by preacher Roy Blackwood, with brothers Doyle and James, and Roy’s son R.W. […]

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Two musical classics at Xtreme Theatre

by Brianna Deutsch   Xtreme Theatre is at it again this year, as they get ready to stage a musical version of a literary classic, and also a Disney classic. A theatre group for homeschooled children and teens, Xtreme Theatre has become well-known in the Lower Mainland as a company that puts on high-quality productions, […]

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Bez Arts Hub

by Keri Vermeulen   An intimate new performing arts space in Langley has opened, and it should set hearts pounding for lovers of live theatre, dance, story telling, and music. Bez Arts Hub is a black box style theatre and dance studio that provides home for creative performance, but also foundational education for a new […]

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Brian Doerksen – Chilliwack Symphony

Brian Doerksen in Abbotsford   Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus presents  Lenten Reflections and Mozart’s Requiem               Brian Doerksen in Abbotsford Award winning Christian singer-songwriter Brian Doerksen will be live on stage in Abbotsford on March 25 at Level Ground Church. Doerksen is a thoughtful, genuine, and talented musician […]