Actors and puppets are part of the Magic Flute production.

Magic Flute coming to Langley’s movie house

A popular Canadian rock group performs Dec. 3 at Cascades Casino.

That smooth growling yell indicative of classic rockers the Headpins comes to Langley for the first time in a few years. The woman behind the sultry voice with a vast range is Darby Mills and the band’s front-woman will be celebrating her birthday at the concert tonight (Dec. 3) at Cascades Casino.

Headpins were founded in the Lower Mainland in the 1970s and started gaining traction with audiences in Vancouver in the early 1980s when the group’s album hit platinum in 1982 on the popularity of hit song Don’t it Make Ya Feel. Expect this classic song and others to be performed by the group tonight.

Tickets for the show are $42.50 from casino guest services, order by phone at 604-530-2211, or through www.ticketweb.ca. doors open at 7 p.m. for this classic rock birthday celebration.

Magic music

Take in a fanciful story of love and its trials on Sunday, Dec. 13. The Langley Cineplex Colossus theatre will be showing Mozart’s family-oriented fairy tale The Magic Flute at 12:55 p.m.

Giant flamingos, serpents, and bears all feature in the story that unites lovers in the land between the sun and the moon. Performed by the Metropolitan Opera, this 10th anniversary encore performance of the holiday classic is a 90-minute abridged version sung in English.

Audience members of all ages will enjoy the fantastic puppetry, dancing, and whimsical humour

Two winners

Two Langley residents have been awarded funds through the BC Arts Council’s grants. Ethan C. Honeywell received a scholarship award while Wayne Wapeemukwa received a media arts award.

The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development awarded $4.7 million to B.C. artists and arts organizations through Arts Council grants.

Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender noted the recipients reflect the talent and artistic excellence found throughout the province.

“These arts organizations and individual artists enrich our lives, contribute to our vibrant communities, and foster our creative economy,” he said.

Awards launched

The first Fraser Valley Music Awards is coming to Abbotsford in July 2016 thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada. The event, as explained by co-ordinator James Kasper (who founded the Vancouver Island Music Awards), will celebrate local arts and culture as well as support local musicians.

“The aim of this event is to inject new life into local arts and culture,” Kasper said. “There is an abundance of great music in the Fraser Valley, and we want to bring attention to it and bring all facets of the scene together on one night to network and celebrate.”

Through Abbotsford’s 101.7 CIVL Radio, volunteers, sponsors, and musicians are being gathered.

The station has held successful Battle of the Bands events in the past and a 2016 battle will lead up to the Fraser Valley Music Awards. Langley-based band Derrival was a previous Battle of the Bands winner and later went on to the Peak Performance Project.

Area musicians will be asked to provide their music to the event’s jury when submissions begin Feb. 1, 2016. In the meantime, those interested in being volunteers or sponsors can email fvma@civl.ca or call 604-851-6330.

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