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FILE - R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, Sept. 17, 2019. R&B legend R. Kelly is entering another phase of his well-publicized downward spiral with a sentencing in a New York City courtroom Wednesday, June 29, 2022, that could put him behind bars for a quarter century or more. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

R&B star R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

Singer and songwriter was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking last year

Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)

Sustainability and world class art to meet in new Vancouver Art Gallery building

Federal government kicks in $29 million to help fund ‘passive house’ arts centre in downtown Vancouver

Soul Shakers lead singer Joyce Allensen hits a high note while performing with guitarist Sean McCool at Willows Park in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Soul Shakers bring the boogie back to Oak Bay park

Summer concert series kicks off June 29 at Willows Beach Park

Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith will perform as a musical guest on <em>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</em> on Wednesday, June 29. (Laurie Ann Smith/Millenium Media photo)

Vancouver Island teen singing sensation to appear on ‘The Tonight Show’ this week

Lauren Spencer-Smith to perform as musical guest on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show June 29

Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith will perform as a musical guest on <em>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</em> on Wednesday, June 29. (Laurie Ann Smith/Millenium Media photo)
Classic Canadian rock band Chilliwack will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on June 29 at 7:30 p.m. (submitted photo)

Legendary Canadian rock band Chilliwack playing Vancouver Island twice this week

David Gogo to appear as special guest in June 29 performance

Classic Canadian rock band Chilliwack will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on June 29 at 7:30 p.m. (submitted photo)
A cyclist rides past a film set for the movie “Deadpool 2” in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. A 15-month dispute in British Columbia’s film and television industry has ended with the ratification of a new contract for creative and logistical people working on productions shot in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lengthy dispute in B.C.’s film and TV industry ends with new contract

Annual wage increases, National Truth and Reconciliation Day as statutory holiday among details

A cyclist rides past a film set for the movie “Deadpool 2” in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. A 15-month dispute in British Columbia’s film and television industry has ended with the ratification of a new contract for creative and logistical people working on productions shot in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Xyólheméylh’s youth art/writing contest this year asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ (Submitted)

Winners announced for B.C.-wide art, writing contest for Indigenous youth

Youth asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ as the topic contest

Xyólheméylh’s youth art/writing contest this year asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ (Submitted)
Vancouver indie rockers Said the Whale are set to headline Colwood’s Eats and Beats Beach Party on July 30. (Courtesy of Said the Whale/Facebook)

Said the Whale to headline Colwood’s Eats and Beats Beach Party

The event, set for July 30, brings thousands to the Esquimalt Lagoon each year

Vancouver indie rockers Said the Whale are set to headline Colwood’s Eats and Beats Beach Party on July 30. (Courtesy of Said the Whale/Facebook)
Artist Andrea Fritz explains Natural Connection – and how the four panels of wood each representing its own ecosystem – to a passerby during installation of the artwork on Cadboro Bay Road. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Artist Andrea Fritz explains Natural Connection – and how the four panels of wood each representing its own ecosystem – to a passerby during installation of the artwork on Cadboro Bay Road. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Screenshot from The Ground That Mends, a stop-motion video from University of Victoria fine arts PhD alumna Connie Michele Morey, featured in Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures, opening June 25 at UVic’s Legacy Art Gallery at Yates and Broad streets. (Connie Michele Morey/Courtesy UVic)

Power of the forest comes through in new UVic gallery exhibition

Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures opens June 25 at Legacy Downtown gallery

Screenshot from The Ground That Mends, a stop-motion video from University of Victoria fine arts PhD alumna Connie Michele Morey, featured in Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures, opening June 25 at UVic’s Legacy Art Gallery at Yates and Broad streets. (Connie Michele Morey/Courtesy UVic)
Stephie Bright as Rosalind, and Aiden Guerreiro as Orlando, in As You Like It. (Courtesy of Lara Eichhorn/Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival)

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival performing on two stages this year

As You Like It will be performed at The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific and Esquimalt Gorge Park

Stephie Bright as Rosalind, and Aiden Guerreiro as Orlando, in As You Like It. (Courtesy of Lara Eichhorn/Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival)
Tickets for the 2022 Great Canadian Beer Fest are now on sale. The festival, pictured here in 2019, happens Sept. 9 and 10 at Royal Athletic Park. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Society)

Thirsty residents expected to lap up Victoria return of Great Canadian Beer Fest

Tickets on sale now for craft beer event, on Sept. 9 and 10 at Royal Athletic Park

Tickets for the 2022 Great Canadian Beer Fest are now on sale. The festival, pictured here in 2019, happens Sept. 9 and 10 at Royal Athletic Park. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Society)
FILE - Boston Pops Conductor John Williams conducting the orchestra in Boston in 1980. Williams, 90, is devoting himself to composing concert music, including a piano concerto he’s writing for Emanuel X. This spring, he and cellist Yo-Yo Ma released the album “A Gathering of Friends,” recorded with the New York Philharmonic. (AP Photo, File)

Movie music maestro John Williams, 90, steps away from film, but not music

After more than six decades of making bicycles soar, sending panicked swimmers…

FILE - Boston Pops Conductor John Williams conducting the orchestra in Boston in 1980. Williams, 90, is devoting himself to composing concert music, including a piano concerto he’s writing for Emanuel X. This spring, he and cellist Yo-Yo Ma released the album “A Gathering of Friends,” recorded with the New York Philharmonic. (AP Photo, File)
Indigenous storyteller Kung Jaadee will host an hour-long online storytelling event on June 22 through the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Photo by Kim Th’e)
Indigenous storyteller Kung Jaadee will host an hour-long online storytelling event on June 22 through the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Photo by Kim Th’e)
R&B singer Jully Black is photographed in Toronto on Friday January 17, 2020. Black is hitting the road – to compete on the next edition of “The Amazing Race Canada.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Jully Black hits the road for this summer’s edition of ‘The Amazing Race Canada’

Singer-songwriter, producer and actress racing on latest edition of the show, set to launch July 5

R&B singer Jully Black is photographed in Toronto on Friday January 17, 2020. Black is hitting the road – to compete on the next edition of “The Amazing Race Canada.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Dr. Bonnie Henry discusses COVID-19 and what’s next for B.C.

TODAY IN B.C.: One-on-one chat with provincial health officer

Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted Photo)
FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday, June 21, 2022, that Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday, June 21, 2022, that Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Sidney-based Mountain Dream Productions staged two showings of ANASTASIA at Victoria’s Royal Theatre over the weekend, first in the evening of June 18, then in the afternoon of June 19. (Photo courtesy of Mountain Dream Productions)

Sidney-based production company dazzles audiences

Sidney-based Mountain Dream Productions staged two showings of ANASTASIA at Victoria’s Royal…

Sidney-based Mountain Dream Productions staged two showings of ANASTASIA at Victoria’s Royal Theatre over the weekend, first in the evening of June 18, then in the afternoon of June 19. (Photo courtesy of Mountain Dream Productions)
FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Eleven months after he was freed from prison, 85-year-old Cosby will again be the defendant in a sexual assault proceeding, this time a civil case in California. Judy Huth, who is now 64, alleges that in 1975 when she was 16, Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Bill Cosby civil trial jury must start deliberations over

Judge allowed juror to leave after Friday for a prior commitment

FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Eleven months after he was freed from prison, 85-year-old Cosby will again be the defendant in a sexual assault proceeding, this time a civil case in California. Judy Huth, who is now 64, alleges that in 1975 when she was 16, Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Artists perform at Cirque du Soleil Ovo at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Artists perform at Cirque du Soleil Ovo at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)