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Flamenco guitarist Eric Harper set to perform soul-stirring music July 24

Flamenco guitarist Eric Harper.

Award-winning Flamenco guitarist Eric Harper is the next performer July 24 in the Deep Bay Marine Field Station’s summer Music by the Bay concert series in Bowser.

Harper's music is described as "melodically entrancing, virtuosically ferocious and harmonically soul-stirring to the core."

Among other achievements, Harper has co-scored Kevin Spacey’s movie entitled Inseparable, worked closely with Grammy award winning producer KC Porter and The Office’s Rainn Wilson.

The Music By the Bay concert series concludes August 15 with the Nanaimo Chamber...

Friday, July 18, 2014 | full story … | archive


VIU Jazz Studies Professor Greg Bush is working on two complete suites of music for jazz orchestra during a leave from his teaching role.

VIU Music Professor Composing Jazz Suites

Greg Bush will head back to Vancouver Island University (VIU) in September with some brand new music for his students to play in their Jazz Studies classes.

As a Jazz Studies professor teaching trumpet, composition and arranging, Bush said it’s been a...

Friday, July 11, 2014 | full story … | archive


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ESL students will be selling cookies to raise funds for Operation Smile an organization that provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip/palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe. Wednesday July 30, 2014, from 10 - 3 pm Two locations: Building 255 downstairs and outside upper cafeteria

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Cookie Sale Fundraiser For Operation Smile by ESL Students

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cookie Sale Fundraiser for Operation Smile by ESL Students This summer, ESL (English Second Language) students who are in the Communication 1, 2 and 3 classes come from Japan, Korea, China, Iran, India, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Palestine and Colombia will hold a cookie sale for the charity, Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity in developing countries. It helps children with facial deformities due to a cleft lip and/or cleft palate. These affect the upper lip and the roof of the mouth. These children often have difficulty eating, speaking, hearing and breathing, and their parents do not have enough money for their children's surgery. However, through Operation Smile, only $240 can help provide a cleft lip or cleft palate surgery. This surgery can change a child's life forever, and it takes as little as 45 minutes. It is not too long or expensive. Before starting this project, the ESL students researched seven different charities and decided to support Operation Smile. After that, we made presentations to all the ESL students. We have made poster and fliers, too. These are for cookie sale on Wednesday July 30 by donation in Building 255 (lower level) and outside the Upper Cafeteria from 10:00 a.m.  to 3:00 p.m. We really hope to help 5 children with cleft lip and cleft palate surgery. So that means we are hoping to raise $1,200. Come to our cookie sale!!! Actually the cookie is free. We ask you to dig deep and support the children. Could you give up your lunch or a cup of coffee to support children with a cleft lip and palate???

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