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Duo Concertante visiting West Coast

- Duo Concertante: Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Silk Purse Arts Centre at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $12. Info: www.silkpurse.ca. And, Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. at St. Monica's Church. Tickets: $18. Info: 604-921-9112.

Centre stage

Ask Kim Selody what it takes to make successful theatre, and the 33-year veteran of the Canadian stage will make one thing very clear: it's not about the building. "You can actually do theatre anywhere," he says.

Pereda making it up as he goes along

Mexican filmmaker building his cinematic universe from scratch

Calendar

GALLERIES Artemis Gallery: 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:30-5 p.m. Info: 604-929-4354 or artemisinthecove@gmail.com. Artists for Kids Gallery: 810 West 21st St., North Vancouver.

Cooder's wry tunes never sounded better

n Ry Cooder -- Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (Nonesuch Records) Rating: 9 (out of 10) Ry Cooder has put out many fine records over his long career and Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down ranks right up there with the best of them.

Great endings not that easy to come by

Michael Arndt talks about what works best at film fest forum

Cape Verdean roots run soul deep

- Carmen Souza, Capilano University Centre for the Performing Arts, Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets $32/$29.

Upcoming CD releases

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Showtimes

EMPIRE ESPLANADE 6 200 West Esplanade, North Vancouver 604-983-2762 Drive (18A) -- Fri, Mon-Thur 7:30, 10; Sat-Sun 1:20, 4, 7:30, 10 p.m. Straw Dogs -- Fri, Mon-Thur 6:50, 9:50; Sat-Sun 12:50, 3:40, 6:50, 9:50 p.m.

Pitt's Moneyball hits a home run

- Moneyball. Directed by Bennett Miller. Starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill.