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Whistler Music Search Is On Again

Randy and Andy from Whistler Music are on the hunt for Whistler’s hottest talent and they need your help. Starting this Wednesday for five weeks at the Crystal Lounge, 15 performers will battle it out for a chance to win a $2,000 digital recording system or a really good guitar at the finals, to be held April 9.

The search will work like this: Each week will feature three musicians who get 45 minutes to strut their stuff. The audience will help pick the winner with the trusty clap-o-meter, sending them through to the finals.

Andy Gallant said some artists are solo acoustic, others have drummers and some may even have friends play bass or harmonica. Six of the 15 are females in this year’s competition, giving the guys a serious run for their money. The night is free so there’s no excuse not to be there. Here’s the timetable of entrants:

Mar 5: Ray Leigh, Jay Greenway, Diedra Hambly

Mar 12: Trish Jamieson, Dave Trimble, Aaron McKee & Nye Sullivan

Mar 19: Mark Kelly, Andrea Graham, Susan Holden

Mar 26: Mike Redmond, Robbie Dagg, Mike Borowsky

Apr 2: Dave Morris, Nysa Ochitwa, Luke Peterkin

Apr 9: Finals with one qualifier from each week

Randy and Andy want to give a special shout out to the other sponsors of this event, Yamaha Music Canada, The Crystal Lounge and the Old Spaghetti Factory.

Vagina Monologues

Today, being Friday for those keen readers who get the Pique immediately, is V Day, a special day to bring victory and vaginas together for a mission to end violence against women.

A cross-section of Sea to Sky actresses, professional and novice, have been practising their lines in the eagerly-awaited local take of Eve Ensler’s play, The Vagina Monologues. The spoken word production is about well, you can guess I’m sure. The $40 ticket price will have the sisterhood in hysterics, in tears and in a better frame of mind about being a woman as each piece progresses.

The Whistler cast includes writer and actor extraordinaire, Michele Bush, along with Ab Fab colleague and basket designer Cheryl Massey, Nibbana spa owner Dianna Sillary, TV actress Angie Nolan, and Splitz Grill girl Crystal Sevigny.

From Squamish will be actors Stephanie Brown, a mother of three, and Betty Ann Person, who has many First Nation friends.

All monies raised will go to Squamish’s Transition House, helping women in the Sea to Sky corridor escape violent partners. The house provides shelter, food and clothing for those who need it. The house takes women of all colour, creed and socio-economic status, proving that violence unfortunately is everywhere.


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