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County starting to break out of Whistler

The Battle of the Bands, New Music West and a cross country tour – three firsts for Whistler’s favourite hometown boys, Whole Damn County.

Bird’s work evokes air of being there

WHO: Cameron Bird WHAT: Artist’s Reception WHERE: adele-campbell Fine Arts Gallery WHEN: Saturday, April 7 th , 7-10 p.m. He thanks his father for the courage to begin and artist Keith Smith for the inspiration to continue.

The Beat goes on

The good, the bad and the ugly from the ’80s is popular again WHO: English Beat, April 8 th at Garfinkel’s WHO: Platinum Blonde and Honeymoon Suite, April 15 th at the GLC I was guilty of Aquanet abuse and was seen sporting neon socks, legw

Every-dad strikes home

Review by Shari Burnett "Oh my god, what have we done!" Probably the same feeling of uneasy anticipation most fathers-to-be go through when it all sinks in.

Entertainment Weekday listings

Monday, April 9 FRONT AND CENTRE Who : Grames Brothers Where : The Boot Make the trip north of the village to funk, funk, funk it up! Who : Leanne and Kyla Where : Dubh Linn Gate Whistler’s favourite lasses are brining down the house with fast p

Entertainment Weekend listings

Friday, April 6 ON STAGE Who: The Whole Damn County Where : Moe Joe’s The local boys are back, banging out a never-ending list of classic favourites to keep you rocking all night.

The Liesl phenomenon

WHAT: Sing-A-Long Sound of Music WHERE: Rainbow Theatre WHEN: April 11, 7 p.m. Everyone knows the story. Everyone knows the words to the songs. And some people even look like the words to the songs.

Two extremes for the screen

Extreme enthusiasts, on the snow and off, are in for a visual treat at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival, April 13-22. Radical Films will unveil its latest incarnation, Search for the Holey Trail, on April 15.

Serving it fresh in the Kitchen

WHAT: Soul Kitchen 8 th Anniversary WHERE: Tommy Africa's WHEN: Sunday, April 8 House music has become common place in Whistler nightlife. Any club serious about attracting locals and international guests hosts a house night featuring guest DJs.

McKenzies are here for the party, not the real estate

By Shari Burnett WHO : The Real McKenzies WHERE : The Boot WHEN : Sunday, April 1 Some would say you go to see the Real McKenzies, not for the music, but for the spectacle.