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Courtenay Little Theatre auditioning for spring show

Courtenay Little Theatre is holding auditions for its spring show, Circle Mirror…

  • Jan 9, 2023
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Director Steven Spielberg accepts the Vanguard award for “The Fabelmans” at the 34th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Palm Springs, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Spielberg, ‘Top Gun’ feted by National Board of Review

National Board of Review Awards have long been a regular and starry stop in Hollywood’s awards season

Director Steven Spielberg accepts the Vanguard award for “The Fabelmans” at the 34th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Palm Springs, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
FILE - Russell Banks, author of “Cloudsplitter,” delivers a keynote address during the Hemingway & Winship Awards ceremony at John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, April, 4, 2004. Banks, an award-winning fiction writer who rooted such novels as “Affliction” and “The Sweet Hereafter” in the wintry, rural communities of his native Northeast and imagined the dreams and downfalls of everyone from modern blue-collar workers to the radical abolitionist John Brown, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. He was 82. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)
FILE - Russell Banks, author of “Cloudsplitter,” delivers a keynote address during the Hemingway & Winship Awards ceremony at John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, April, 4, 2004. Banks, an award-winning fiction writer who rooted such novels as “Affliction” and “The Sweet Hereafter” in the wintry, rural communities of his native Northeast and imagined the dreams and downfalls of everyone from modern blue-collar workers to the radical abolitionist John Brown, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. He was 82. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)
This undated screengrab issued by ITV on Friday Jan. 6, 2023 shows Britain’s Prince Harry speaking during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby for the programme Harry: The Interview. (Harry: The Interview on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm on January 8/PA via AP)

UK palace allies push back against Prince Harry’s claims

Buckingham Palace hasn’t officially commented on Harry’s book

This undated screengrab issued by ITV on Friday Jan. 6, 2023 shows Britain’s Prince Harry speaking during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby for the programme Harry: The Interview. (Harry: The Interview on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm on January 8/PA via AP)
This undated screengrab issued by ITV on Friday Jan. 6, 2023 shows Britain’s Prince Harry, left, speaking during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby for the programme Harry: The Interview. (Harry: The Interview on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm on January 8/PA via AP)

Prince Harry interviews set to raise heat on UK royal family

Prince Harry is expected to lob more criticism at the U.K. royal…

This undated screengrab issued by ITV on Friday Jan. 6, 2023 shows Britain’s Prince Harry, left, speaking during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby for the programme Harry: The Interview. (Harry: The Interview on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm on January 8/PA via AP)
From left -  James McRae , Kosma Busheikin, and Nico Rhodes are the Midnight Preachers. They are taking the stage (appropriately) at the Little Red Church in Comox on Jan. 12. Photo supplied

Midnight Preachers to grace the pulpit at the Little Red Church in Comox

Following last week’s stunning first concert of the year, Georgia Straight Jazz…

From left -  James McRae , Kosma Busheikin, and Nico Rhodes are the Midnight Preachers. They are taking the stage (appropriately) at the Little Red Church in Comox on Jan. 12. Photo supplied
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Prince Harry’s book exposes grief, war, drugs, family rifts

Bereaved boy, troubled teen, wartime soldier, unhappy royal — many facets of…

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The 2023 Victoria Film Festival runs from Feb. 3 to 12 with more than 100 films. (Courtesy of Victoria Film Festival)
The 2023 Victoria Film Festival runs from Feb. 3 to 12 with more than 100 films. (Courtesy of Victoria Film Festival)
FILE - Britain’s Prince Harry, left, reacts as he walks with his best man, Prince William the Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive for the the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. Prince Harry has said he wants to have his father and brother back and that he wants “a family, not an institution,” during a TV interview ahead of the publication of his memoir. The interview with Britain’s ITV channel is due to be released this Sunday. (Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP, File)

Report: Prince Harry says William attacked him during row

Guardian newspaper sourced an advance copy of the book, ‘Spare,’ due to be published next week

FILE - Britain’s Prince Harry, left, reacts as he walks with his best man, Prince William the Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive for the the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. Prince Harry has said he wants to have his father and brother back and that he wants “a family, not an institution,” during a TV interview ahead of the publication of his memoir. The interview with Britain’s ITV channel is due to be released this Sunday. (Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP, File)
Guitar talent sourced worldwide lands on Vancouver Island stages later this month. (Courtesy International Guitar Night)
Guitar talent sourced worldwide lands on Vancouver Island stages later this month. (Courtesy International Guitar Night)
“Oriole #2” by Brenda Caswell is one of the pieces on exhibit at the next Pearl  Ellis Gallery show. Photo submitted

Comox’s Pearl Ellis Gallery features fibre arts at its next show

The Pearl Ellis Gallery kicks off the new year with a show…

  • Jan 5, 2023
“Oriole #2” by Brenda Caswell is one of the pieces on exhibit at the next Pearl  Ellis Gallery show. Photo submitted
FILE - Jeremy Renner poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK Fan Screening of the film “Hawkeye,” in London, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Renner is being treated for serious injuries that happened while he was plowing snow. The actor’s representative said Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, that Renner is in critical condition although he is stable. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

Sheriff: No foul play in ‘Avengers’ star snow tractor injury

‘He was being a great neighbor and he was plowing those roads for his neighbors’

FILE - Jeremy Renner poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK Fan Screening of the film “Hawkeye,” in London, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Renner is being treated for serious injuries that happened while he was plowing snow. The actor’s representative said Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, that Renner is in critical condition although he is stable. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, who are playing the title roles in Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet,” place flowers on the “Tomba di Giulietta”, or the Tomb of Juliet, in Verona, northern Italy, on Oct. 22, 1968. The two stars of 1968’s “Romeo and Juliet” sued Paramount Pictures for more than $500 million on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, over a nude scene in the film shot when they were teens. (AP Photo/File)

VIDEO: ‘Romeo & Juliet’ stars sue over 1968 film’s teen nude scene

Now in their 70s, Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting were 15 and 16 at the time of the shoot

FILE - Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, who are playing the title roles in Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet,” place flowers on the “Tomba di Giulietta”, or the Tomb of Juliet, in Verona, northern Italy, on Oct. 22, 1968. The two stars of 1968’s “Romeo and Juliet” sued Paramount Pictures for more than $500 million on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, over a nude scene in the film shot when they were teens. (AP Photo/File)
Kurtwood Smith as Red Forman, left to right, Topher Grace as Eric Forman, Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty Forman and Callie Haverda as Leia Forman in a still from “That ‘90s Show,” premiering Jan. 19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Netflix
Kurtwood Smith as Red Forman, left to right, Topher Grace as Eric Forman, Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty Forman and Callie Haverda as Leia Forman in a still from “That ‘90s Show,” premiering Jan. 19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Netflix
Local music video maker Colton Davis worked with his idol Merkules, a platinum selling rapper from Surrey, to create a music video on Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)

Wrong gate, right time sees Island videographer get gig with platinum-selling rapper

Since he was a child Davis, a.k.a. the Big C, has been making films on his parents’ home-video camera

  • Jan 4, 2023
Local music video maker Colton Davis worked with his idol Merkules, a platinum selling rapper from Surrey, to create a music video on Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)
The Wardens play at the Merville Hall Jan. 20. Photo supplied

The Wardens to play at Merville Hall

Hang on to your Stetsons, folks, as Friday, Jan. 20, will herald…

The Wardens play at the Merville Hall Jan. 20. Photo supplied
A portrait of the man himself, Robbie Burns said to have fathered some 12 children by five women in his lifetime, whose descendants now number close to 600. (Photo by Patrick Davies)

Comox Valley Pipe Band hosting a Robbie Burns Dinner

The Comox Valley Pipe Band Society is once again hosting a Robbie…

  • Jan 4, 2023
A portrait of the man himself, Robbie Burns said to have fathered some 12 children by five women in his lifetime, whose descendants now number close to 600. (Photo by Patrick Davies)
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Courtenay Little Theatre holds auditions for Circle Mirror Transformation

Courtenay Little Theatre is holding auditions for its spring show, Annie Baker’s…

  • Jan 3, 2023
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Diana Kolpak is the writer and performer in blue, an interactive solo musical at Courtenay’s Artful: the Gallery on Feb. 11. Photo by Fee Gunn

Interactive solo musical Feb. 11 at Courtenay’s Artful: the Gallery

Clown meets the blues by way of ’30s Berlin cabaret with a…

  • Jan 3, 2023
Diana Kolpak is the writer and performer in blue, an interactive solo musical at Courtenay’s Artful: the Gallery on Feb. 11. Photo by Fee Gunn
FILE - Jeremy Renner poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK Fan Screening of the film "Hawkeye," in London, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Renner is being treated for serious injuries that happened while he was plowing snow. The actor's representative said Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, that Renner is in critical condition although he is stable. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

Jeremy Renner undergoes surgery after snow plow accident

Jeremy Renner suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries in a snow…

FILE - Jeremy Renner poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK Fan Screening of the film "Hawkeye," in London, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Renner is being treated for serious injuries that happened while he was plowing snow. The actor's representative said Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, that Renner is in critical condition although he is stable. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)