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Ernesto Cervini, accompanied by his group Turboprop, will play The Little Red Church in Comox on Thursday, Dec. 8. Photo supplied

Ernesto Cervini and Turboprop to play at Little Red Church in Comox

After last week’s successful opening jazz concert at The Little Red Church,…

Ernesto Cervini, accompanied by his group Turboprop, will play The Little Red Church in Comox on Thursday, Dec. 8. Photo supplied
Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)

Blake Shelton coming to Vancouver Island as Sunfest headliner

The Cowichan country music festival returns to Laketown Ranch Aug. 3 to 6, 2023

Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)
Michaelangelo and Candice Woodward celebrating the announcement of the 2019 Capital City Comic Con. (Black Press Media file photo)

Future uncertain as Island’s Capital City Comic Con on hiatus for 2023

Resources required to plan the event for its traditional spring dates deemed too onerous

Michaelangelo and Candice Woodward celebrating the announcement of the 2019 Capital City Comic Con. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Kid Laroi appears at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022, left, and Justin Bieber appears at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on Sept. 13, 2021. “Stay,” the smash hit by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber topped Apple Music’s global song chart in 2022. (AP Photo)
The Kid Laroi appears at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022, left, and Justin Bieber appears at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on Sept. 13, 2021. “Stay,” the smash hit by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber topped Apple Music’s global song chart in 2022. (AP Photo)
A serene group surrounds Scrooge (Louise Phillips) in the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Yasmin D’Oshun, Jay Clift, Emma Slipp and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

A Tiny Christmas Carol challenges expectations at the Chemainus Theatre

Small cast covers large number of roles in adaptation of a familiar Dickens classic

A serene group surrounds Scrooge (Louise Phillips) in the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Yasmin D’Oshun, Jay Clift, Emma Slipp and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)
FILE - Gas lamps illuminate St. Louis' Gaslight Square on April 2, 1962. "Gaslighting" — mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of 2022. (AP Photo/JMH, File)

‘Gaslighting’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — “Gaslighting” — behavior that’s mind manipulating, grossly misleading,…

FILE - Gas lamps illuminate St. Louis' Gaslight Square on April 2, 1962. "Gaslighting" — mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of 2022. (AP Photo/JMH, File)
Host Brooke Lynn Hytes is pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an appearance on the Friday, Nov. 25 episode of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell Media/Crave

Justin Trudeau talks allyship during appearance on ‘Canada’s Drag Race’ spinoff

He’s the first world leader to appear on the RuPaul-founded series

Host Brooke Lynn Hytes is pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an appearance on the Friday, Nov. 25 episode of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell Media/Crave
Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara has died at age 63. (@Irene_Cara/Twitter photo)

‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

Performer an Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winner

Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara has died at age 63. (@Irene_Cara/Twitter photo)
Ralph Barrat & The Sharp will entertain the Georgia Straight Jazz Society crowd at the Little Red Church in Comox on Dec. 1.  Photo by Bill Jorgenson

New location, familiar face for next Georgia Straight Jazz Society concert

This Thursday, Ralph Barrat & The Sharp 7 make their debut appearance…

Ralph Barrat & The Sharp will entertain the Georgia Straight Jazz Society crowd at the Little Red Church in Comox on Dec. 1.  Photo by Bill Jorgenson
Gallery view of artist Kristina Campbell’s works inspired by her exploration of the Norse mythologies (l to r) ‘Thor’, and ‘Yggdrasil.’’ Photo supplied

Courtenay gallery features owner exhibit

Artful : The Gallery owner Kristina Campbell has spent a couple of…

  • Nov 30, 2022
Gallery view of artist Kristina Campbell’s works inspired by her exploration of the Norse mythologies (l to r) ‘Thor’, and ‘Yggdrasil.’’ Photo supplied
Mary Murphy and her latest novel, <em>Speaking Of.</em> She will be having a book launch on Dec. 3. Photo supplied

New book for Comox Valley musician/author

Speaking of Mary Murphy, have you heard she has a new book…

Mary Murphy and her latest novel, <em>Speaking Of.</em> She will be having a book launch on Dec. 3. Photo supplied
The Celebration Singers Community Choirs will perform a pair of concerts, Dec. 9 and Dec. 10, in Courtenay. Photo supplied

Celebration Singers Christmas concerts set for Courtenay

According to the Men of Notes, “If you can talk you can…

The Celebration Singers Community Choirs will perform a pair of concerts, Dec. 9 and Dec. 10, in Courtenay. Photo supplied
Netflix’s DVD-by-mail rental service, now called DVD.com, is seen in a non-descript office in Fremont, Calif. March 29, 2022, It is located about 20 miles from Netflix’s main campus in Los Gatos, Calif. Netflix’s trailblazing DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there is still a steady — albeit shrinking — audience of diehards who are happily paying to receive those discs in the iconic red-and-white envelopes. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke)

Netflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopes

Netflix set to shut down a service that has shipped more than 5 billion discs across the U.S.

Netflix’s DVD-by-mail rental service, now called DVD.com, is seen in a non-descript office in Fremont, Calif. March 29, 2022, It is located about 20 miles from Netflix’s main campus in Los Gatos, Calif. Netflix’s trailblazing DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there is still a steady — albeit shrinking — audience of diehards who are happily paying to receive those discs in the iconic red-and-white envelopes. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke)
FILE - Food vendors work behind an ice cream fridge with an advertisement featuring Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu in Beijing on Aug. 3, 2021. A Beijing court on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison on charges including rape. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

China sentences Chinese-Canadian star Kris Wu to 13 years

A Chinese court on Friday sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to…

FILE - Food vendors work behind an ice cream fridge with an advertisement featuring Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu in Beijing on Aug. 3, 2021. A Beijing court on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison on charges including rape. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
This image released by Disney shows Splat in a scene from the animated film “Strange World.” (Disney via AP)

Review: ‘Strange World’ explores big themes in bold colours

Beautiful pictures tell tale of human characters that look a lot more like the real world than usual

This image released by Disney shows Splat in a scene from the animated film “Strange World.” (Disney via AP)
The Comox Valley Concert Band will be playing at the Florence Filberg Centre on Dec. 4. File photo

Evergreen Club to host Comox Valley Concert Band’s Christmas concert

The Evergreen Club is proud to host the Comox Valley Concert Band…

  • Nov 24, 2022
The Comox Valley Concert Band will be playing at the Florence Filberg Centre on Dec. 4. File photo
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
Book editor Barbara Price and a copy of Mack Laing’s <em>Baybrook: Life’s Best Adventure.</em> Photo supplied

Comox Archives and Museum Society publishes 80-year-old Mack Laing manuscript

Comox Archives and Museum Society is hosting a book launch for Hamilton…

  • Nov 23, 2022
Book editor Barbara Price and a copy of Mack Laing’s <em>Baybrook: Life’s Best Adventure.</em> Photo supplied
Master potter Gordon Hutchens will be at this year’s Denman Christmas Craft Fair. Photo supplied

Denman Christmas Craft Fair turns 40

The Denman Christmas Craft Fair is celebrating its 40th birthday! This year’s…

Master potter Gordon Hutchens will be at this year’s Denman Christmas Craft Fair. Photo supplied
The Oldtime Fiddlers will play at Fallen Alders Community Hall, on Royston Road, Nov. 27. Photo supplied

Old Time Fiddlers dance at Fallen Alders Hall

Everyone who attended the last two dances hosted by the Old Time…

  • Nov 22, 2022
The Oldtime Fiddlers will play at Fallen Alders Community Hall, on Royston Road, Nov. 27. Photo supplied