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This image released by Apple TV+ shows Jennifer Lawrence in “Causeway.” (Wilson Webb/Apple TV+ via AP)

REVIEW: Too much left unknowable makes AppleTV+’s ‘Causeway’ miss the mark

Jennifer Lawrence is a veteran readjusting to life, but Brian Tyree Henry is the real draw

This image released by Apple TV+ shows Jennifer Lawrence in “Causeway.” (Wilson Webb/Apple TV+ via AP)
This image released by Abrams Books shows cover art for Rolling Stone magazine ‘s “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” (Abrams Books via AP)

What are the 500 best albums? Rolling Stone has an answer

Magazine looks to music’s stars to rate the work of their peers

This image released by Abrams Books shows cover art for Rolling Stone magazine ‘s “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” (Abrams Books via AP)
Randall Park, left, and Melissa Fumero, cast members in the Netflix series “Blockbuster,” pose together for a portrait, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

‘Blockbuster’ is a workplace comedy about people connecting

‘Fresh off The Boat’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ stars combine in new Netflix series

Randall Park, left, and Melissa Fumero, cast members in the Netflix series “Blockbuster,” pose together for a portrait, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Indigo Jazz will be playing at the Flying Canoe Pub in Courtenay on Thursday, Nov. 3

Indigo Jazz returns to the Flying Canoe to entertain Courtenay jazz fans

Indigo Jazz Quintet is sensational. That may be one writer’s opinion, but…

  • Nov 2, 2022
Indigo Jazz will be playing at the Flying Canoe Pub in Courtenay on Thursday, Nov. 3
Amazon logo on the facade of one of their office buildings. Dreamstime | TNS
Amazon logo on the facade of one of their office buildings. Dreamstime | TNS
FILE - Taylor Swift attends an in conversation with Taylor Swift event at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2022. Swift’s latest album “Anti-Hero” released on Oct. 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Taylor Swift attends an in conversation with Taylor Swift event at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2022. Swift’s latest album “Anti-Hero” released on Oct. 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Young D and Yung Trybez from Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Photo supplied

Snotty Nose Rez Kids talk songwriting and production through VIRL workshop

Virtual Vancouver Island Regional Library event to be held Nov. 17 on Zoom

Young D and Yung Trybez from Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Photo supplied
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Prince Harry’s memoir, titled ‘Spare,’ to come out Jan. 10

Prince Harry’s memoir, an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since it was…

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This day in history: Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public

On November 1, 1512. The breathtaking series of ceiling frescoes were painted…

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FILE - Takeoff, left, and Quavo of Migos, arrive at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2021. Houston police say one person was fatally shot and two others injured early Tuesday at a private party attended by members of the rap group Migos. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP File)

Takeoff dead at 28

Migos rapper Takeoff is dead after a shooting early Tuesday outside a…

FILE - Takeoff, left, and Quavo of Migos, arrive at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2021. Houston police say one person was fatally shot and two others injured early Tuesday at a private party attended by members of the rap group Migos. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP File)
This cover image released by Viking shows “It’s Not TV: The Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO” by Felix Gillette and John Koblin. (Viking via AP)

Review: ‘It’s Not TV’ account of HBO’s rise and challenges

Book paints revealing picture of a cultural and business institution

This cover image released by Viking shows “It’s Not TV: The Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO” by Felix Gillette and John Koblin. (Viking via AP)
The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix joins an array of new ad-supported streaming options when it launches the cheaper tier of its service on Nov. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar

Cable 2.0: Netflix and other streamers bring back ads after disrupting TV landscape

Free ad-supported platforms set to launch in Canada as Netflix releases its own cheaper version

The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix joins an array of new ad-supported streaming options when it launches the cheaper tier of its service on Nov. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar
Madeleine Peyroux will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River. Photo contributed

Madeleine Peyroux brings her pandemic-delayed “Careless Love Forever” tour to the Tidemark

Her dusky, lyrical style has an affinity for reinterpreting classic jazz, blues, and folk standards

  • Oct 29, 2022
Madeleine Peyroux will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River. Photo contributed
FILE - Jerry Lee Lewis props his foot on the piano as he lays back and acknowledges the applause of fans during the fifth annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival at New York’s Madison Square Garden on March 14, 1975. (AP Photo/Rene Perez, File)

Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87

Lewis perhaps the last survivor of a generation of groundbreaking rock’n’roll performers

FILE - Jerry Lee Lewis props his foot on the piano as he lays back and acknowledges the applause of fans during the fifth annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival at New York’s Madison Square Garden on March 14, 1975. (AP Photo/Rene Perez, File)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Cynthia Lebrun is seen here working on her manuscript. Photo supplied

Comox Valley author wins international literary award

Courtenay author Cynthia Lebrun has just received considerable recognition for her historical…

Cynthia Lebrun is seen here working on her manuscript. Photo supplied
FILE - Matthew Perry arrives at the premiere of “The Invention of Lying” in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2009. Perry turns 52 on Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Near-fatal ODs and love faxes to Julia Roberts: What Matthew Perry’s memoir reveals

‘I was Chandler’: Friends star’s book details a constant battle with addictions

FILE - Matthew Perry arrives at the premiere of “The Invention of Lying” in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2009. Perry turns 52 on Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
The Federation of BC Writers hosts a Fall Mini Summit Nov. 21-25. Black Press file photo

Federation of BC Writers hosts mini summit

Hot on the heels of a successful Spring Summit, the Courtenay-based Federation…

  • Oct 26, 2022
The Federation of BC Writers hosts a Fall Mini Summit Nov. 21-25. Black Press file photo
Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: ‘Dead Ringer’ is a live one for Chemainus Theatre

Tying the show’s eclectic set list together is Zachary Stevenson

Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. Musicians across the country are expressing concern for their livelihood after SiriusXM announced it would not renew their contract with CBC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Musicians worried for livelihoods after CBC contract ends with SiriusXM

SiriusXM said it is still committed to playing Canadian music in its programming

A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. Musicians across the country are expressing concern for their livelihood after SiriusXM announced it would not renew their contract with CBC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette