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Stephen "tWitch" Boss presents the award for top Latin artist at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, ‘Ellen’ show’s dancing DJ, dies at 40

Stephen “tWitch” Boss, the longtime and beloved dancing DJ on “The Ellen…

Stephen "tWitch" Boss presents the award for top Latin artist at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Rose O’Brennan as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Laurie Tinkler School of Dance production: “A Celtic Christmas and Nutcracker Favourites”at the Sid Williams Theatre, Saturday Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.

Tinkler Dance Studio presents a Christmas production at the Sid Williams Theatre

The Laurie Tinkler School of Dance presents A Celtic Christmas and Nutcracker…

  • Dec 14, 2022
Rose O’Brennan as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Laurie Tinkler School of Dance production: “A Celtic Christmas and Nutcracker Favourites”at the Sid Williams Theatre, Saturday Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.
St. George’s United in Courtenay is hosting a Christmas Sing-Along and “Cookie Walk” to benefit the church’s 2022 charity partner, Habitat for Humanity North Island’s 1375 Piercy Rd. project. Photo by Terry Farrell
St. George’s United in Courtenay is hosting a Christmas Sing-Along and “Cookie Walk” to benefit the church’s 2022 charity partner, Habitat for Humanity North Island’s 1375 Piercy Rd. project. Photo by Terry Farrell
This image released by Loma Vista Records shows album art for “Sometimes, Forever” by Soccer Mommy. (Loma Vista via AP)

AP’s top albums 2022: ‘Renaissance,’ ‘Motomami,’ Bad Bunny

From The Weeknd to Charley Crockett, the best musical releases of the year

This image released by Loma Vista Records shows album art for “Sometimes, Forever” by Soccer Mommy. (Loma Vista via AP)
High school student Mecca Patterson-Guridy, 17, poses for a portrait in Philadelphia, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Scrutiny from conservatives around teaching about race, gender and sexuality has made many teachers reluctant to discuss issues that touch on cultural divides. To fill in gaps, some students, including Mecca, are looking to social media, where online personalities, nonprofit organizations and teachers are experimenting with ways to connect with them outside the confines of school. (AP Photo/Ryan Collerd)

Students turn to TikTok to fill gaps in school lessons

Mecca Patterson-Guridy wants to learn, but for some subjects, she isn’t always…

High school student Mecca Patterson-Guridy, 17, poses for a portrait in Philadelphia, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Scrutiny from conservatives around teaching about race, gender and sexuality has made many teachers reluctant to discuss issues that touch on cultural divides. To fill in gaps, some students, including Mecca, are looking to social media, where online personalities, nonprofit organizations and teachers are experimenting with ways to connect with them outside the confines of school. (AP Photo/Ryan Collerd)
This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Stephen Lang, as Quaritch, in a scene from “Avatar: The Way of Water.” (20th Century Studios via AP)

Review: ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ is a big screen blast

Cameron’s opus a surprising reminder of the magic of movies

This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Stephen Lang, as Quaritch, in a scene from “Avatar: The Way of Water.” (20th Century Studios via AP)
This image released by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment shows Gabriel LaBelle in a scene from “The Fabelmans.” (Merie Weismiller Wallace/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment via AP)

Golden Globe nominations led by ‘Banshees,’ ‘Everything Everywhere’

The Globes also spread nominations around to a number of Oscar favorites

This image released by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment shows Gabriel LaBelle in a scene from “The Fabelmans.” (Merie Weismiller Wallace/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment via AP)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, of Funkanometry, were lauded by Annie Lennox, Eurythmics singer, for a video featuring the song Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). (News Bulletin file photo)

Eurythmics singer sings praises of Vancouver Island dance duo Funkanometry

Routine featuring Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) catches Annie Lennox’s attention

Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, of Funkanometry, were lauded by Annie Lennox, Eurythmics singer, for a video featuring the song Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). (News Bulletin file photo)
This image released by Netflix shows Pinocchio, voiced by Gregory Mann, center, in a scene from “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.” (Netflix via AP)

Review: Del Toro takes his ‘Pinocchio’ to very dark places

Creative director’s interpretation of fable asks who the real puppets are

This image released by Netflix shows Pinocchio, voiced by Gregory Mann, center, in a scene from “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.” (Netflix via AP)
Office workers in London, watch the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s controversial documentary being aired on Netflix Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Britain’s monarchy is bracing for more bombshells to be lobbed over the palace gates as Netflix releases the first three episodes of a new series. The show ‘Harry & Meghan’ promises to tell the ‘full truth’ about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s estrangement from the royal family. The series debuted Thursday. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

A look at the Canadian content in ‘Harry & Meghan’

Glimpses of Meghan’s one-time home in Toronto and the family’s Vancouver Island retreat shown

Office workers in London, watch the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s controversial documentary being aired on Netflix Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Britain’s monarchy is bracing for more bombshells to be lobbed over the palace gates as Netflix releases the first three episodes of a new series. The show ‘Harry & Meghan’ promises to tell the ‘full truth’ about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s estrangement from the royal family. The series debuted Thursday. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
Georgia watches the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s controversial documentary being aired on Netflix at her home in Warwick, Britain, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Britain’s monarchy is bracing for more bombshells to be lobbed over the palace gates as Netflix releases the first three episodes of a new series. The show “Harry & Meghan” promises to tell the “full truth” about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s estrangement from the royal family. The series debuted Thursday. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

Harry and Meghan slam British tabloids in new Netflix series

First three episodes of ‘Harry and Meghan’ released Thursday

Georgia watches the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s controversial documentary being aired on Netflix at her home in Warwick, Britain, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Britain’s monarchy is bracing for more bombshells to be lobbed over the palace gates as Netflix releases the first three episodes of a new series. The show “Harry & Meghan” promises to tell the “full truth” about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s estrangement from the royal family. The series debuted Thursday. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
Singer Celine Dion performs at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, September 18, 2019.Dion says she is suffering from a rare neurological disorder, prompting the beloved Canadian singer to postpone and cancel some upcoming tour dates.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Celine Dion diagnosed with rare neurological condition, cancels some tour dates

Singer has ‘stiff-person syndrome’, characterized by sudden severe muscle spasms

Singer Celine Dion performs at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, September 18, 2019.Dion says she is suffering from a rare neurological disorder, prompting the beloved Canadian singer to postpone and cancel some upcoming tour dates.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Professors Eske Willerslev and Kurt H. Kjaer expose fresh layers for sampling of sediments at Kap Kobenhavn, Greenland. Scientists have analyzed 2-million-year-old DNA extracted from dirt samples in the area, revealing an ancient ecosystem unlike anything seen on Earth today, including traces of mastodons and horseshoe crabs roaming the Arctic. (Svend Funder via AP)

Oldest DNA reveals life in Greenland 2 million years ago

Scientists discovered the oldest known DNA and used it to reveal what…

Professors Eske Willerslev and Kurt H. Kjaer expose fresh layers for sampling of sediments at Kap Kobenhavn, Greenland. Scientists have analyzed 2-million-year-old DNA extracted from dirt samples in the area, revealing an ancient ecosystem unlike anything seen on Earth today, including traces of mastodons and horseshoe crabs roaming the Arctic. (Svend Funder via AP)
Left to Right, in regalia designed and crafted by Lillian and Alver Tait: Brian McMillian, Wilps Wisin Xbil’tkw (Gisk’aast) representing subcrest owl, Markell Gosnell, Wilps Ksim Xsaan (Ganada) representing subcrest Ganada, Donaldo McNeil, Wilps La’ay (Laxsgiik) representing beaver, Deon Pierre, Wilps Duuk (Laxgibuu) representing subcrest bear. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

PHOTOS: Northern B.C. fashion show brings Nisga’a talent into the light

Models sported a striking blend of colourful and more sombre tones that reflected the theme of the evening: ‘from darkness to light’

Left to Right, in regalia designed and crafted by Lillian and Alver Tait: Brian McMillian, Wilps Wisin Xbil’tkw (Gisk’aast) representing subcrest owl, Markell Gosnell, Wilps Ksim Xsaan (Ganada) representing subcrest Ganada, Donaldo McNeil, Wilps La’ay (Laxsgiik) representing beaver, Deon Pierre, Wilps Duuk (Laxgibuu) representing subcrest bear. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).
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
“LEGO Masters” TV show contestants Dave and Emily Guedes in a “Brickminster Dog Show” episode that aired in October. (Photo: Tom Griscom/FOX)

LEGO-loving B.C. siblings build up to American reality-TV show’s final rounds, eye $100K prize

Guedes brother-sister duo among 3 Canadian teams in final four of ‘LEGO Masters,’ on FOX and CTV

“LEGO Masters” TV show contestants Dave and Emily Guedes in a “Brickminster Dog Show” episode that aired in October. (Photo: Tom Griscom/FOX)
Damonde Tschritter will headline the Big Beast Comedy tour as the series rolls through Nanaimo on Dec. 7. (Submitted photo)

Three stand-up comedians cruise through Vancouver Island as part of Big Beast tour

Tschritter, Gaskin, Beuhler in Nanaimo, Alberni, Qualicum Beach, Lake Cowichan and Parksville

Damonde Tschritter will headline the Big Beast Comedy tour as the series rolls through Nanaimo on Dec. 7. (Submitted photo)
Kirstie Alley attends the premiere of HBO’s “Girls” on Jan. 5, 2015, in New York. Alley, a two-time Emmy winner who starred in the 1980s sitcom “Cheers” and the hit film “Look Who’s Talking,” has died. She was 71. Her death was announced Monday by her children on social media and confirmed by her manager. The post said their mother died of cancer that was recently diagnosed. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning ‘Cheers’ star, dies at age 71

She starred opposite Ted Danson as Rebecca Howe on iconic sitcom

Kirstie Alley attends the premiere of HBO’s “Girls” on Jan. 5, 2015, in New York. Alley, a two-time Emmy winner who starred in the 1980s sitcom “Cheers” and the hit film “Look Who’s Talking,” has died. She was 71. Her death was announced Monday by her children on social media and confirmed by her manager. The post said their mother died of cancer that was recently diagnosed. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Outstanding Scrooge anchors ‘Tiny Christmas Carol’ in Chemainus

Louise Phillips is an absolute delight as this iconic character

The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)
FILE - Anthony Kiedis, from left, Flea and Chad Smith, of Red Hot Chili Peppers, appear at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28, 2022, in Newark, N.J. Live Nation said Monday the band will perform at a set of stadium shows and festivals across North America and Europe beginning March 29. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

‘Road Trippin’: Red Hot Chili Peppers kick off 2023 world tour in Vancouver

Fresh off a 2-album 2022, band will launch global trek at BC Place in March

FILE - Anthony Kiedis, from left, Flea and Chad Smith, of Red Hot Chili Peppers, appear at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28, 2022, in Newark, N.J. Live Nation said Monday the band will perform at a set of stadium shows and festivals across North America and Europe beginning March 29. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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