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The Wonderheads present their unique take on A Christmas Carol with giant puppets, masks, and more at theatres across Vancouver Island this December. (Submitted)

Wonderheads whimsically re-imagine classic Christmas Carol

Performances across Vancouver Island this December

  • Oct 26, 2022
The Wonderheads present their unique take on A Christmas Carol with giant puppets, masks, and more at theatres across Vancouver Island this December. (Submitted)
The Kenton Willem Quartet will play for the Georgia Straight Jazz Society at the Flying Canoe Pub in Courtenay, Thursday, Oct. 27.

Kenton Willem Quartet taking the stage for Georgia Straight Jazz Society

Among the Georgia Straight Jazz Society’s goals is a commitment to support…

The Kenton Willem Quartet will play for the Georgia Straight Jazz Society at the Flying Canoe Pub in Courtenay, Thursday, Oct. 27.
Artist Gail Neuls will be having her yearly large inventory clearance sale of her original paintings in her home at 3350 Fraser rd. Courtenay, Oct. 28-30

Comox Valley artist hosting annual private art sale

Comox Valley artist Gail Neuls will be having her yearly large inventory…

  • Oct 26, 2022
Artist Gail Neuls will be having her yearly large inventory clearance sale of her original paintings in her home at 3350 Fraser rd. Courtenay, Oct. 28-30
James Corden attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibition on Monday, May 2, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

James Corden admits he was ‘ungracious’ to restaurant staff: ‘It was wrong’

‘It is a comment I deeply regret, I understand the difficulties of being a server’

James Corden attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibition on Monday, May 2, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
FILE - Former film producer Harvey Weinstein appears in court at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 4 2022. Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial. Weinstein is already serving a 23-year-old sentence for a conviction in New York. (Etienne Laurent/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Prosecutor: Women’s stories show Weinstein’s predatory power

Former Hollywood mogul facing multiple counts related to the sexual assault of multiple women

FILE - Former film producer Harvey Weinstein appears in court at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 4 2022. Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial. Weinstein is already serving a 23-year-old sentence for a conviction in New York. (Etienne Laurent/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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Adidas drops Ye after comments made on social media

Adidas ended a partnership that helped make the artist formerly known as…

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FILE - Leslie Jordan poses for a portrait at Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles on Thursday, April 8, 2021 to promote his new book “How Y’all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived.” Jordan, the Emmy-winning actor whose wry Southern drawl and versatility made him a comedy and drama standout on TV series including “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” has died. He was 67. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Leslie Jordan, versatile Emmy-winning actor, dies at 67

“Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story” actor became an Instagram hit during pandemic

FILE - Leslie Jordan poses for a portrait at Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles on Thursday, April 8, 2021 to promote his new book “How Y’all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived.” Jordan, the Emmy-winning actor whose wry Southern drawl and versatility made him a comedy and drama standout on TV series including “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” has died. He was 67. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Black Adam.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

‘Black Adam,’ with Dwayne Johnson, debuts with $67M

Box office take The Rock’s biggest opening weekend ever

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Black Adam.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Stacey Wells with her Hollywood Corvette piece.

Celebrity artist drawn to the Comox Valley by its natural beauty

Her art has taken her around the world, and given her the…

Stacey Wells with her Hollywood Corvette piece.
This cover image released by Interscope Records shows “The Loneliest Time” by Carly Rae Jepsen. (Interscope Records via AP)

Review: Carly Rae Jepsen’s latest album is pop perfection

‘The Loneliest Time’ is a collection of songs that encompass the highs and lows of searching for love

This cover image released by Interscope Records shows “The Loneliest Time” by Carly Rae Jepsen. (Interscope Records via AP)
This image released by Republic Records shows "Midnights" by Taylor Swift. (Republic Records via AP)

Review: Taylor Swift gets dark, electric on ‘Midnights’

New album makes it clear that Swift has taken a step forward in the indie-pop genre

This image released by Republic Records shows "Midnights" by Taylor Swift. (Republic Records via AP)
Actor Kevin Spacey, center, leaves court, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in New York. Spacey testified that he never made a sexual pass at the actor Anthony Rapp, who has sued, claiming the Academy Award-winning actor tried to take him to bed when he was 14. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Jury: Kevin Spacey didn’t molest actor Anthony Rapp in 1986

Jury deliberated for a little more than an hour before deciding Rapp hadn’t proven his allegations

Actor Kevin Spacey, center, leaves court, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in New York. Spacey testified that he never made a sexual pass at the actor Anthony Rapp, who has sued, claiming the Academy Award-winning actor tried to take him to bed when he was 14. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
Host Michael Buble is shown on stage at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. Buble is set to be a guest judge for “Michael Bublé Night” on “Dancing with the Stars.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian singer Michael Bublé set to guest judge ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Grammy- and Juno-winning singer will be evaluating the 10 remaining duos Monday

Host Michael Buble is shown on stage at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. Buble is set to be a guest judge for “Michael Bublé Night” on “Dancing with the Stars.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This image released by Netflix shows Kamau Sadiki in a scene from the documentary “Descendant.” (Netflix via AP)

Review: ‘Descendant’ powerfully telescopes past and present

Film explores a living oral history that reckons with the long shadow of slavery

This image released by Netflix shows Kamau Sadiki in a scene from the documentary “Descendant.” (Netflix via AP)
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives at the Toronto courthouse for sentencing after being found guilty earlier this year of sexually assaulting an Ottawa woman, on Thursday, October 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard sentenced to five years behind bars

Crown had sought a sentence between six and seven years behind bars

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives at the Toronto courthouse for sentencing after being found guilty earlier this year of sexually assaulting an Ottawa woman, on Thursday, October 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix posted its third quarter results a few weeks before the company launches a cheaper version of its video streaming service that will include ads for the first time, a shift that the company is hoping will accelerate its growth again. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Netflix rebounds from recent subscriber losses with 3Q gain

Streaming service says it picked up 2.4 million subscribers during the July-September period

The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix posted its third quarter results a few weeks before the company launches a cheaper version of its video streaming service that will include ads for the first time, a shift that the company is hoping will accelerate its growth again. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Pierce Brosnan, left, and Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Black Adam.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Review: ‘Black Adam,’ a superhero franchise born on a Rock

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ isn’t bad, it’s just predictable and colour-by-numbers

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Pierce Brosnan, left, and Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Black Adam.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
FILE - Cardi B appears at the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefit gala in New York on Sept. 12, 2019. Cardi B humiliated and disrupted the life of a man whose back tattoos were illegally misappropriated for the cover of her 2016 mixtape “Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1,” the plaintiff’s lawyer said Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, during opening statements in a southern California federal court. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)

Lawyer: Cardi B ‘humiliated’ man with racy image on mixtape

A self-described family man with a distinctive back tattoo felt humiliated after…

FILE - Cardi B appears at the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefit gala in New York on Sept. 12, 2019. Cardi B humiliated and disrupted the life of a man whose back tattoos were illegally misappropriated for the cover of her 2016 mixtape “Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1,” the plaintiff’s lawyer said Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, during opening statements in a southern California federal court. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)
The Island Consort Chamber Choir, as directed by Bruce Farquharson, centre, will perform a concert at St. John the Divine in Courtenay. (photo submitted)

Nanaimo’s Island Consort Chamber Choir to perform in Courtenay

The Island Consort Choir brings “Choral Treasures” to Courtenay for a concert…

The Island Consort Chamber Choir, as directed by Bruce Farquharson, centre, will perform a concert at St. John the Divine in Courtenay. (photo submitted)
The Georgia Strait Big Band is playing the first of a fall "mini series" at the Little Red Church in COmox, Oct. 30. Photo supplied

Georgia Strait Big Band opens ‘mini-series’ in Comox

The Georgia Strait Big Band is hosting the first performance of a…

  • Oct 19, 2022
The Georgia Strait Big Band is playing the first of a fall "mini series" at the Little Red Church in COmox, Oct. 30. Photo supplied