Melanie Minty

Roy Hepworth at Carillon Music: “Newton has been good to us and for this

MELANIE MINTY: Surrey’s piano man makes music ring at 46-year Newton landmark

Estimated 30,000 students have started their musical experience at Carillon

Roy Hepworth at Carillon Music: “Newton has been good to us and for this
Celebrated Vancouver bandleader Dal Richards died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 97.

MELANIE MINTY: Happy memories of our city’s ‘King of Swing,’ Dal Richards

Also: Scripts, director applications welcomed by White Rock Players' Club

Celebrated Vancouver bandleader Dal Richards died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 97.
Surrey Little Theatre is located on a part of 184th Street that is slated for widening.

MINTY: A little help is needed to keep cherished Surrey theatre in business

A look back at 2015 includes fond memories of "Calendar Girls"

Surrey Little Theatre is located on a part of 184th Street that is slated for widening.
The Arts Club on Tour production of the play 'In a Blue Moon' opens Jan. 13 at Surrey Arts Centre's main stage.

MELANIE MINTY: The gift of art keeps giving

Wise words about gift-giving from local artist Wendy Mould

The Arts Club on Tour production of the play 'In a Blue Moon' opens Jan. 13 at Surrey Arts Centre's main stage.
Elka Yarlowe runs the Access to Music Foundation

MELANIE MINTY: All Access: The gift of music education warms my heart

Arts columnist's family donates to foundation as gift

Elka Yarlowe runs the Access to Music Foundation
Stella Gardener in costume.

MELANIE MINTY: Costumer brings impressive credits to ‘Cinderella’ panto

Stella Gardner has worked on TV's 'Xena: Warrior Princess' and more

Stella Gardener in costume.
Pianist Sarah Hagen performs solo on Thursday

MELANIE MINTY: Have lunch with B.C.’s top touring artist at piano concert in Surrey

Sarah Hagen, host of the arts centre’s Classical Coffee Concerts series, performs solo show Dec. 10

Pianist Sarah Hagen performs solo on Thursday
Surrey Symphony Society

MELANIE MINTY: ‘Sing Me a Song’ for Canada’s sesquicentennial (look it up)

ALSO: Surrey Symphony Society celebrates with “Sounds of the Season” concert

Surrey Symphony Society
Deanna Ratzlaff (as the Vegetable Fairy) and Dann Wilhelm (Fleshcreep) star in the panto show 'Jack and the Beanstalk

MELANIE MINTY: Stage is set for fun-filled pantos in Surrey

"Jack and the Beanstalk" first out of the gate for run at Surrey Arts Centre

Deanna Ratzlaff (as the Vegetable Fairy) and Dann Wilhelm (Fleshcreep) star in the panto show 'Jack and the Beanstalk
WestCoast Harmony Chorus performs a “50

MELANIE MINTY: Have no fear, the B.C. Artist Registry is here (so spread the word)

ALSO: WestCoast Harmony Chorus sings for 50th year

WestCoast Harmony Chorus performs a “50
First Capital Chorus

MELANIE MINTY: Red-jacketed men sing in Surrey to ‘Honour Our Patriots’

First Capital Chorus' annual Remembrance Day concert on Saturday, Nov. 7

First Capital Chorus
The Equinox gallery in Vancouver is among four stops on a contemporary art bus tour that departs from Surrey Art Gallery on Wednesday

MELANIE MINTY: Get on the bus for a trip from Surrey Art Gallery to ‘The Flats’

Also: Surrey talent in ‘A Christmas Story, the Musical’ at Stanley

The Equinox gallery in Vancouver is among four stops on a contemporary art bus tour that departs from Surrey Art Gallery on Wednesday
The cast of “Red Rock Diner

MELANIE MINTY: Sing-along songs energize fun, ’50s-era musical at Surrey Arts Centre

Also: Deadline has been extended for Christmas Card art/word call in Newton

The cast of “Red Rock Diner
Melanie Minty

MINTY: ‘Calendar Girls’ brings story of relationships to Surrey stage

Arts columnist plays part in popular British play, at Surrey Little Theatre starting Oct. 22

Melanie Minty
A scene from the hit musical 'Red Rock Diner

MINTY: New ‘Paint at the Play’ package for theatre lovers and their kids

Service combines a matinee show of Arts Club plays and painting workshop

A scene from the hit musical 'Red Rock Diner
Neil Minor in 'Red Rock Diner

MELANIE MINTY: I’m over the moon about these community plays

Community theatre productions don’t get city help with promotion or space

Neil Minor in 'Red Rock Diner
The future of Surrey Little Theatre

MELANIE MINTY: Surrey Little Theatre in the eye of a developing storm

Company, a big winner at Community Theatre Coalition awards, faces pressures in area of 184th Street

The future of Surrey Little Theatre
Artist Daniel Tibbits.

MELANIE MINTY: Brush in hand, painter brings skills to Surrey ‘share fair’

Art and other skills shared at Oct. 3 event at Surrey Nature Centre

Artist Daniel Tibbits.
Costumes from White Rock Players’ Club shows (such as its 2012 panto “Pinocchio

MELANIE MINTY: Big boost needed for Culture Days

Also: Costume sale, theatre gala at White Rock's playhouse this month

Costumes from White Rock Players’ Club shows (such as its 2012 panto “Pinocchio
Artist Carmen Papalia is part of “The Grove: A Spatial Narrative” exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery this fall.

MELANIE MINTY: Word of ‘Southbank’ art blows in with big summer wind storm

Surrey Art Gallery continues 40th-anniversary celebration with fall exhibit

Artist Carmen Papalia is part of “The Grove: A Spatial Narrative” exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery this fall.