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Tanika Charles will perform t the Sid Williams Theatre on Wednesday, Jan. 25 - part of the Blue Circle Series. Photo supplied

Tanika Charles and STORRY team up for night of R&B in Courtenay

The Sid Williams Theatre Society presents a Blue Circle Series performance from…

Tanika Charles will perform t the Sid Williams Theatre on Wednesday, Jan. 25 - part of the Blue Circle Series. Photo supplied
The Nanaimo Musicians Association Big Band will play at the Little Red Church in Comox on Jan. 19. Photo supplied

The Nanaimo Musicians Association Big Band to perform in Comox

Georgia Straight Jazz Society has the privilege of presenting one of the…

The Nanaimo Musicians Association Big Band will play at the Little Red Church in Comox on Jan. 19. Photo supplied
The cast is deep into rehearsals for the Cowichan Musical Society's production of 'Shrek The Musical', which hits the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre at the end of January, through the beginning of February. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Musical Society)
The cast is deep into rehearsals for the Cowichan Musical Society's production of 'Shrek The Musical', which hits the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre at the end of January, through the beginning of February. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Musical Society)
Filipe DeAndrade. (Credit: Royal Theatre Website)

Untamed star brings nature show to Victoria

Filipe DeAndrade will talk about living with intention and finding your passion in life

  • Jan 18, 2023
Filipe DeAndrade. (Credit: Royal Theatre Website)
Ariel Barnes will be the guest cellist at the upcoming Vancouver island Symphony concert at Sid Williams Theatre. Photo via ariel-barnes.com

Cellist Ariel Barnes featured in upcoming Vancouver Island Symphony performance in Courtenay

Cellist Ariel Barnes is the guest artist, and Jonathan Girard will lead…

  • Jan 18, 2023
Ariel Barnes will be the guest cellist at the upcoming Vancouver island Symphony concert at Sid Williams Theatre. Photo via ariel-barnes.com
Based on the overwhelmingly positive response to his “energetic, inspiring” performance at St. George’s Back-to-Church Sunday in September, singer-songwriter Luc Blu Guthrie has been invited back to for the Ol’ Time Gospel Jamboree on Jan. 22. Photo supplied

Luke Blu Guthrie hosting Gospel Jamboree at St. George’s in Courtenay

The Reverend Ryan Slifka announces that St. George’s United Church invites everyone…

Based on the overwhelmingly positive response to his “energetic, inspiring” performance at St. George’s Back-to-Church Sunday in September, singer-songwriter Luc Blu Guthrie has been invited back to for the Ol’ Time Gospel Jamboree on Jan. 22. Photo supplied
The Georgia Strait Big Band will be playing at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay on Jan. 21. Photo supplied

Big band music at Courtenay’s Evergreen Club

The Evergreen Club is hosting an afternoon of music and dance, featuring…

The Georgia Strait Big Band will be playing at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay on Jan. 21. Photo supplied
Cellist Ariel Barnes will guest with the Vancouver Island Symphony during their fourth seasonal concert ‘Appassionato’ at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Jan. 21. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island Symphony to play with great emotion in upcoming concert

Appassionato concert on Jan. 21 will feature guest cellist and guest conductor

Cellist Ariel Barnes will guest with the Vancouver Island Symphony during their fourth seasonal concert ‘Appassionato’ at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Jan. 21. (Submitted photo)
The Weeknd performs during The After Hours Til Dawn Global Stadium Tour at Mercedes Benz Stadium on Aug. 11, 2022, in Atlanta. The Weeknd’s latest radio hit “Die For You,” which sits at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, comes from an album the Toronto pop singer released six years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP

What’s old is new: Why a Weeknd song from 2016 is now a chart smash

Old songs getting new life thanks to the power of social media, especially TikTok

The Weeknd performs during The After Hours Til Dawn Global Stadium Tour at Mercedes Benz Stadium on Aug. 11, 2022, in Atlanta. The Weeknd’s latest radio hit “Die For You,” which sits at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, comes from an album the Toronto pop singer released six years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP
Vancouver Folk Music Festival organizers say they don’t have the funds to run the annual event in 2023. They’ll ask their membership on Feb. 1 to vote on whether to end the festival forever. (Vancouver Folk Music Festival/Instagram)

Short $500K, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival calls it quits, possibly forever

Organizers say they don’t have the funding or staff to get the annual event off the ground

Vancouver Folk Music Festival organizers say they don’t have the funds to run the annual event in 2023. They’ll ask their membership on Feb. 1 to vote on whether to end the festival forever. (Vancouver Folk Music Festival/Instagram)
Casa Loma is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Courtenay’s Casa Loma hosting public Chinese New Year festivities

Gung hay fat choy! Casa Loma is celebrating Chinese New year on…

  • Jan 17, 2023
Casa Loma is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
FILE - Madonna speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Madonna will launch a new tour through North America and Europe this summer that will be include 38 songs in the Billboard Hot 100. The 35-city tour will kick off on July 15 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia with stops in Detroit, Chicago, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Madonna launches 2023 North America and European tour in B.C.

Tour to feature a ‘celebration’ of pop star’s Billboard Hot 100 hits

FILE - Madonna speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Madonna will launch a new tour through North America and Europe this summer that will be include 38 songs in the Billboard Hot 100. The 35-city tour will kick off on July 15 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia with stops in Detroit, Chicago, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
This combination of photos shows promotional art for “The Price of Glee,” a series premiering Monday, Jan. 16 on ID, left, and “That 90s Show,” a series premiering Jan. 19 on Netflix. (ID/Netflix.Netflix via AP)
This combination of photos shows promotional art for “The Price of Glee,” a series premiering Monday, Jan. 16 on ID, left, and “That 90s Show,” a series premiering Jan. 19 on Netflix. (ID/Netflix.Netflix via AP)
FILE - Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida shows the Silver Bear Award she accepted on behalf of her ‘dearest friend’ Anna Magnani during the prize giving ceremony at the end of West Berlin’s 36-nation Film Festival on July 8, 1958. Lollobrigida has died in Rome at age 95. Italian news agency Lapresse reported Lollobrigida’s death on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 quoting Tuscany Gov. Eugenio Giani. (AP Photo/Heinrich Sanden Jr., File)

Italian film legend Gina Lollobrigida dies at age 95

European film star rose to prominence in the 1950s

FILE - Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida shows the Silver Bear Award she accepted on behalf of her ‘dearest friend’ Anna Magnani during the prize giving ceremony at the end of West Berlin’s 36-nation Film Festival on July 8, 1958. Lollobrigida has died in Rome at age 95. Italian news agency Lapresse reported Lollobrigida’s death on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 quoting Tuscany Gov. Eugenio Giani. (AP Photo/Heinrich Sanden Jr., File)
Saanich-based director and co-producer Arnold Lim (centre) guides crew members before shooting a scene for the feature film All-in Madonna. The film was shot in and around Victoria and the South Island in 2019. (Photo by Patrick Coble/Blue Lake Films).

All aboard for Vancouver Island filmmaker Arnold Lim’s latest award-winning short

Whale watching vessel hosts Short Bursts during 2023 Victoria Film Festival Feb. 3 to 12

Saanich-based director and co-producer Arnold Lim (centre) guides crew members before shooting a scene for the feature film All-in Madonna. The film was shot in and around Victoria and the South Island in 2019. (Photo by Patrick Coble/Blue Lake Films).
This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Kate Winslet, as Ronal, left, and Cliff Curtis, as Tonowari, in a scene from “Avatar: The Way of Water.” (20th Century Studios via AP)

‘Avatar 2,’ ‘M3GAN’ hold onto top spots at the box office

In third place is ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’

This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Kate Winslet, as Ronal, left, and Cliff Curtis, as Tonowari, in a scene from “Avatar: The Way of Water.” (20th Century Studios via AP)
Restorer Valentina Piovan works on Vittore Carpaccio’s 1502 painting ‘The agony in the garden’ at the Dalmatian School in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. On November 20th, the National Gallery of Washington inaugurated the first retrospective exhibition of Carpaccio’s works outside of Italy. It will run until February 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

VIDEO: Carpaccio the artist, not the appetizer, now getting his due

Renaissance painter getting recognition outside of Venice in first retrospective of his work

Restorer Valentina Piovan works on Vittore Carpaccio’s 1502 painting ‘The agony in the garden’ at the Dalmatian School in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. On November 20th, the National Gallery of Washington inaugurated the first retrospective exhibition of Carpaccio’s works outside of Italy. It will run until February 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Miss Haiti Mideline Phelizor competes in the evening gown competition during the preliminary round of the 71st Miss Universe Beauty Pageant in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Miss USA R’Bonney Gabriel wins Miss Universe Competition

Gabriel is a fashion designer, model and sewing instructor

Miss Haiti Mideline Phelizor competes in the evening gown competition during the preliminary round of the 71st Miss Universe Beauty Pageant in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Artist Sarah Clark at her “open office.” Photo supplied

Plenty happening at the Comox Valley Art Gallery in January

Have you ever felt lonesome? That’s what artist Sarah Clark is asking…

Artist Sarah Clark at her “open office.” Photo supplied
FILE - Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel, right, poses with his famous father, Evel Kneivel, at a New York news conference on March 27, 1989. Robbie Knievel, an American stunt performer, died early Friday at a hospice in Reno, Nev., with his daughters at his side, his brother Kelly Knievel said. He was 60. Evel Knievel died in 2007. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60

Robbie Knievel, an American stunt performer who set records with daredevil motorcycle…

FILE - Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel, right, poses with his famous father, Evel Kneivel, at a New York news conference on March 27, 1989. Robbie Knievel, an American stunt performer, died early Friday at a hospice in Reno, Nev., with his daughters at his side, his brother Kelly Knievel said. He was 60. Evel Knievel died in 2007. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
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