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Rolling Stones Tribute band hits town Aug. 12

What: Jumping Jack Flash, a Rolling Stones tribute band

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

When: Aug. 12

You can expect two sets and costume changes, the ’60s and the ’70s, with cover band Jumping Jack Flash, a tribute to the Rolling Stones. Frontman Rick Delaney heads the band, doing his best Mick Jagger imitation.

At Bill’s they play 50 songs, including Angie, Paint It Black, and Tumbling Dice.

Band members also play separately as a pop band, called the Touch Tone Gurus.

Trading Secrets adds new footage, screens at Weetama

Deb Hilary screens her documentary, Trading Secrets, on Aug. 14 at the Whistler Conference Centre in conjunction with this year’s Weetama (Aug. 12-18).

New footage added to the film includes a smudge ceremony which takes place at Brandywine Falls.

"The medium brings awareness to all people, and bridges similarities to one another," Hilary says.

Interviews with Metis leader Tom McCallum as well as Verne Shanoss, spiritual advisor for the film, are also highlights.

Audiences will see what the drum represents, and what the sweat lodge represents (in aboriginal culture), new things they might not have known bringing a real understanding.

Audiences are welcomed in with a smudge ceremony in advance of the film screening.

Hilary is submitting the film to the Banff Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival.

Rock the punk

Musician and pop punker Dom Koric (on guitar, vocals) plays one last show with punk band Retaliation, at the Boot Pub on Aug. 11, but says he is looking to join a cover band in Whistler.

"Basically I’m looking to jump right in. I don’t mind playing rock ’n’ roll," says the snowboard instructor, who recently moved back to Whistler, got engaged, and opened his own snowboarding video production company. Phew!

You can expect songs like Firecracker Dirtbike and favourite Losing Sight, songs "that are more technical now, with a little old school Iron Maiden thrown in."

Retaliation is Ryan C. (lead vocals, guitar), Duncan Ius (drums), and Jeff Seeley (bass). The band has opened up auditions for a fourth member to join their cross-Canada tour, beginning Sept. 1. For audition times call Ryan C. at 604-980-3702.

Glamour and Grit

The new Mount Currie Sculpture Gallery features more unusual sculptures made from sand. Located across from The Wicked Wheel, the gallery was started by the husband and wife team of sculptor Paul Dawkins (who also works in snow), and former ad exec Krystyna Siluszyk. The two moved from Ontario to open their dream gallery in B.C.