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This combination of photos shows Oscar nominees for best actress, from left, Jessica Chastain in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” Olivia Colman in “The Lost Daughter,” PeneÌope Cruz in “Parallel Mothers,” Nicole Kidman in “Being the Ricardos,” and Kristen Stewart in “Spencer.” (Searchlight/Netflix/Sony Pictures Classics/Amazon/Neon via AP)

Oscar suprises: who raised eyebrows with their nominations and snubs

`Dune’ director out, KStew in and more unexpected twists from the Academy Awards

This combination of photos shows Oscar nominees for best actress, from left, Jessica Chastain in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” Olivia Colman in “The Lost Daughter,” PeneÌope Cruz in “Parallel Mothers,” Nicole Kidman in “Being the Ricardos,” and Kristen Stewart in “Spencer.” (Searchlight/Netflix/Sony Pictures Classics/Amazon/Neon via AP)
Cast members in an upcoming series called Reginald the Vampire on set at the ‘Slushy Shack,’ a transformed gas station at the intersection of Glanford Road and Vanalman Avenue in Saanich. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Filming for Reginald the Vampire series draws onlookers to Saanich corner

Cast and crew under umbrellas, plastic sheets at ‘Slushy Shack’

Cast members in an upcoming series called Reginald the Vampire on set at the ‘Slushy Shack,’ a transformed gas station at the intersection of Glanford Road and Vanalman Avenue in Saanich. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Carmen Aguirre’s memoir titled Mexican Hooker #1: Art Love and Forgiveness After Trauma is a sequel to her award-winning memoir, Something Fierce. She gives a free writing seminar at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 17. (carmenaguirre.ca)

Award-winning playwright hosts free memoir, satire writing lecture at UVic

Carmen Aguirre will present in person and remotely from Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 17

Carmen Aguirre’s memoir titled Mexican Hooker #1: Art Love and Forgiveness After Trauma is a sequel to her award-winning memoir, Something Fierce. She gives a free writing seminar at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 17. (carmenaguirre.ca)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from “Dune.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

‘Power of the Dog’ tops Oscar noms with 12; ‘Dune’ nabs 10

Streaming services take control over Hollywood’s top honors

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from “Dune.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Musician, songwriter and recording studio owner Kathryn Calder has had a busy two years of doing everything from hosting online concerts to collaborating with community members from youth to seniors. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Victoria celebrates achievements of outgoing artist in residence Kathryn Calder

Musician, songwriter and recording studio owner developed arts resources across various mediums

Musician, songwriter and recording studio owner Kathryn Calder has had a busy two years of doing everything from hosting online concerts to collaborating with community members from youth to seniors. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Clarence (Big) Miller is seen during a performance at the Yardbird Suite, a jazz club in Edmonton, in an undated handout photo. The biggest thing about Big Miller may have been the legacy he left in his adopted home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Yardbird Suite Society, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘I’m an Albertan’: Jazz legend Big Miller left swinging legacy in his adopted home

Clarence (Big) Horatius Miller was born in 1922 and grew up in Kansas

Clarence (Big) Miller is seen during a performance at the Yardbird Suite, a jazz club in Edmonton, in an undated handout photo. The biggest thing about Big Miller may have been the legacy he left in his adopted home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Yardbird Suite Society, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Eli Mushumanski is the City of Victoria’s 2022 youth poet laureate. (Courtesy of Eli Mushumanski)

Victoria’s new youth poet laureate taking aim at climate change

Poetry can create moments of clarity and understanding, Eli Mushumanski says

Eli Mushumanski is the City of Victoria’s 2022 youth poet laureate. (Courtesy of Eli Mushumanski)
Moses Point watercolour on paper by Ken Faulks at West End Gallery.
Moses Point watercolour on paper by Ken Faulks at West End Gallery.
The Victoria Symphony presents Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 and other compositions this Sunday (Feb. 6) at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Symphony presents the mastery of Schumann at UVic

Feb. 6 concert also features companion piece by Victoria composer Linda Caitlin Smith

The Victoria Symphony presents Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 and other compositions this Sunday (Feb. 6) at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. (Black Press Media file photo)
Opening the Victoria Film Festival is Wild Man, where middle-aged Martin leaves civilization to live as a Viking in the woods. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Film Festival)

Victoria Film Festival brings magical escape through cinema

10-day festival kicks off on Friday and includes 86 features, about 20 shorts

Opening the Victoria Film Festival is Wild Man, where middle-aged Martin leaves civilization to live as a Viking in the woods. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Film Festival)
FILE - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani reacts during a talk radio show at the WABC studios in New York on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. A judge overseeing a review of electronic devices seized from Giuliani said that he and his lawyers have only sought to shield three items among more than 2,200 items reviewed. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted, File)

Rudy Giuliani revealed on ‘The Masked Singer’; judges storm off set

Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke walk off in protest after former mayor revealed as first person voted off

FILE - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani reacts during a talk radio show at the WABC studios in New York on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. A judge overseeing a review of electronic devices seized from Giuliani said that he and his lawyers have only sought to shield three items among more than 2,200 items reviewed. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted, File)
Jesse Roper in his new music video Hold On Me. (Youtube/Jesse Roper)

Metchosin’s Jesse Roper hopes new music video launches him from pandemic pause

Bluesman itching to perform his new tunes; Feb. 5 show coming up at the Royal Theatre

Jesse Roper in his new music video Hold On Me. (Youtube/Jesse Roper)
Actor Simu Liu poses for photographs on the red carpet for the premiere of ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’, at a cinema in west London, Thursday, Aug 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Simu Liu to host first outdoor Juno Awards at Budweiser Stage in Toronto

May 15 event will be the first time the awards show will be held outdoors

Actor Simu Liu poses for photographs on the red carpet for the premiere of ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’, at a cinema in west London, Thursday, Aug 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP
FILE - Dolly Parton performs in concert on July 31, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Parton is among this year’s first time nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie among Rock Hall of Fame nominees

17 artists and groups being considered for Rock Hall induction this year

FILE - Dolly Parton performs in concert on July 31, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Parton is among this year’s first time nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
Nanaimo’s Kenna Deo chats with Wall of Chefs host Noah Cappe while competing on the Food Network Canada culinary competition TV show. (Photo courtesy Katia Taylor/Food Network Canada)

Vancouver Island woman wins Wall of Chefs TV cooking competition

Kenna Deo was the winner of last week’s episode of the Food Network Canada show

Nanaimo’s Kenna Deo chats with Wall of Chefs host Noah Cappe while competing on the Food Network Canada culinary competition TV show. (Photo courtesy Katia Taylor/Food Network Canada)
The Lafayette String Quartet, Joanna Hood, Sharon Stanis, Pam Highbaugh Aloni and Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, gather for a group photo at the University of Victoria, where the musicians have taught for more than three decades. (Courtesy UVic Photo Services)
The Lafayette String Quartet, Joanna Hood, Sharon Stanis, Pam Highbaugh Aloni and Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, gather for a group photo at the University of Victoria, where the musicians have taught for more than three decades. (Courtesy UVic Photo Services)
Someone Like Me co-directors and partners Sean Horlor, left, and Steve J. Adams. (Photo courtesy of Grady Mitchell/National Film Board of Canada)

Saanich-raised filmmaker’s doc melds struggles of gay asylum seeker, his sponsors

Sean Horlor’s Someone Like Me plays at the Victoria Film Festival on Feb. 5

Someone Like Me co-directors and partners Sean Horlor, left, and Steve J. Adams. (Photo courtesy of Grady Mitchell/National Film Board of Canada)
In this combination photo, A$AP Rocky attends the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2019, left, and Rihanna attends her Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3 premiere in New York on Sept. 22, 2021. A photo published on People.com shows the rapper with Rihanna who is exposing her baby bump, confirming the 33-year-old “Diamonds” singer and fashion mogul is pregnant with her first child. (AP Photo)

Rihanna is pregnant, debuts bump on stroll with A$AP Rocky

33-year-old star showed off her bump as her boyfriend beamed by her side in Harlem

In this combination photo, A$AP Rocky attends the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2019, left, and Rihanna attends her Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3 premiere in New York on Sept. 22, 2021. A photo published on People.com shows the rapper with Rihanna who is exposing her baby bump, confirming the 33-year-old “Diamonds” singer and fashion mogul is pregnant with her first child. (AP Photo)
FILE - Howard Hesseman arrives at the International Myeloma Foundation 7th Annual Comedy Celebration at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. Hesseman, who played the radio disc jockey Johnny Fever on the sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati" and the actor-turned-history teacher Charlie Moore on “Head of the Class,” has died at age 81. Hesseman died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in Los Angeles due to complications from colon surgery, his manager Robbie Kass said Sunday. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Howard Hesseman, star of ‘WKRP in Cincinnati,’ dies at 81

Hesseman earned two Emmy nominations for playing Johnny Fever from 1978-1982

FILE - Howard Hesseman arrives at the International Myeloma Foundation 7th Annual Comedy Celebration at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. Hesseman, who played the radio disc jockey Johnny Fever on the sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati" and the actor-turned-history teacher Charlie Moore on “Head of the Class,” has died at age 81. Hesseman died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in Los Angeles due to complications from colon surgery, his manager Robbie Kass said Sunday. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Margot Wehrle, 14, first found her voice with music, now she’s embarked on slam poetry. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Margot Wehrle, 14, first found her voice with music, now she’s embarked on slam poetry. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)