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Artist talks and demonstrations will be part of the Sooke Fine Arts Show when it returns on July 21. (Serena Haley Photography)

Sooke Fine Arts Show eyes return to community centre

In-person show returns after two-year hiatus

Artist talks and demonstrations will be part of the Sooke Fine Arts Show when it returns on July 21. (Serena Haley Photography)
The Sooke Region Museum is developing a play which will tell the stories of interesting Sooke historical figures using a mix of videos, live performance and shadow puppets. (Sooke Region Museum and Visitor Centre/YouTube)

Sooke historical figures star in new museum play

Production features vignettes exploring the community’s interesting past

The Sooke Region Museum is developing a play which will tell the stories of interesting Sooke historical figures using a mix of videos, live performance and shadow puppets. (Sooke Region Museum and Visitor Centre/YouTube)
Choral Evolution practiced outdoors and over video calls in the lead-up to their upcoming debut performances, but their dedication to the craft means the shows will go on. (Photo Courtesy of Doug Titchkosky)

Choral Evolution bringing Mozart and Metallica to West Shore

The new choral group is set to debut in a series of performances in Sooke and Colwood next month

Choral Evolution practiced outdoors and over video calls in the lead-up to their upcoming debut performances, but their dedication to the craft means the shows will go on. (Photo Courtesy of Doug Titchkosky)
Colin James (right) and his band put on a great show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds as part of the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo by Terry Farrell

Welcoming back the fans: Vancouver Island MusicFest bringing music to the people again

Off The Page podcast: Marketing manager Sue Wood talks about first in-person festival in two years

Colin James (right) and his band put on a great show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds as part of the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo by Terry Farrell
FILE - Actor Alec Baldwin attends the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala In New York on May 21, 2019. Attorneys for the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot and killed on the set of the film “Rust,” say they’re suing Baldwin and the movie’s producers for wrongful death. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Actor Alec Baldwin sued by family of cinematographer killed on set

Baldwin’s attorney responded that any claim the actor was reckless is ‘entirely false’

FILE - Actor Alec Baldwin attends the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala In New York on May 21, 2019. Attorneys for the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot and killed on the set of the film “Rust,” say they’re suing Baldwin and the movie’s producers for wrongful death. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
The opening reception of My Place in 2018. (Photo courtesy AV Museum).

Vancouver Island juried art show re-emerges as Emergence

Free workshops, talks planned for summer of 2022 in Port Alberni

The opening reception of My Place in 2018. (Photo courtesy AV Museum).
James Bardy is a Saanich-based artist and occupational therapist whose art will be on display at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre beginning Feb. 15. (Photo courtesy of James Bardy)

Saanich artist exhibition doubles as fundraiser for people with disabilities in Nepal

Cedar Hill Recreation Centre displaying James Bardy’s work starting Feb. 15

James Bardy is a Saanich-based artist and occupational therapist whose art will be on display at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre beginning Feb. 15. (Photo courtesy of James Bardy)
The Foo Fighters will be at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre on Oct. 3. (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)

Foo Fighters include Victoria in addition of 10 new tour locations

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre hosting hall of famers Oct. 3; tickets available as of Feb. 18

The Foo Fighters will be at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre on Oct. 3. (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)
Director Ivan Reitman poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Friday, Jan 7, 2011. Reitman, the influential filmmaker and producer behind beloved comedies “Animal House” and “Ghostbusters,” has died. He was 75. Reitman passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday night, Feb. 12, 2022, at his home in Montecito, Calif., his family told The Associated Press. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Sayles

Director Ivan Reitman remembered as comedy heavyweight, champion of Canadian film

Animal House, Meatballs, Stripes, and the first two “Ghostbusters films part of his legacy

Director Ivan Reitman poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Friday, Jan 7, 2011. Reitman, the influential filmmaker and producer behind beloved comedies “Animal House” and “Ghostbusters,” has died. He was 75. Reitman passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday night, Feb. 12, 2022, at his home in Montecito, Calif., his family told The Associated Press. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Sayles
The Waste Land director and choreographer Conrad Alexandrowicz on the set at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre with a painted map of London. (Courtesy UVic Department of Theatre)

University of Victoria’s The Waste Land lays bare Eliot poem in pandemic parallel

100-year-old poem echoes our time, director/choreographer Conrad Alexandrowicz says

The Waste Land director and choreographer Conrad Alexandrowicz on the set at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre with a painted map of London. (Courtesy UVic Department of Theatre)
St. Mary’s Anglican Church on Elgin Street in Oak Bay hosts live-streamed Lenten concerts starting in March. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay church streams pilgrimage of music for Lent

Series starts March 3 with piano, organ duets and solos

St. Mary’s Anglican Church on Elgin Street in Oak Bay hosts live-streamed Lenten concerts starting in March. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Ballet BC brings to Victoria contemporary ballet works from three internationally known choreographers, March 11 and 12. (Photo by Marcus Eriksson)

Ballet BC brings dance works to Victoria from three renowned choreographers

Royal Theatre will host evening performances on March 11 and 12

Ballet BC brings to Victoria contemporary ballet works from three internationally known choreographers, March 11 and 12. (Photo by Marcus Eriksson)
Victoria-based screenwriter Joel H. Brewster (left) is pictured on the set of his 2016 short film, The Man in the Rabbit Mask. He won a $20,000 Black Creators Edition grant to support production of his next short film, The Victoria I know. (Photo courtesy of Joel H. Brewster)

$20K grant will help Victoria screenwriter produce Black history horror film

Joel Brewster one of 30 Black creators chosen to receive Telus Storyhive/Black Screen Office grant

Victoria-based screenwriter Joel H. Brewster (left) is pictured on the set of his 2016 short film, The Man in the Rabbit Mask. He won a $20,000 Black Creators Edition grant to support production of his next short film, The Victoria I know. (Photo courtesy of Joel H. Brewster)
Elton John performs during his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour will bypass Canada next month due to COVID-19 restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Derick Hingle

Elton John’s farewell tour to skip Canadian dates, but still Vancouver-bound

‘COVID-19 restrictions’ cited for the cancellation of four appearances in Montreal and Toronto

Elton John performs during his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour will bypass Canada next month due to COVID-19 restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Derick Hingle
Kevin Lewis and Ryan Cook show off their sculpture. To see other images and vote, go to www.canada.ca/winterlude. Image, EVVP

B.C. carvers co-create ice sculpture for national contest

Kevin Lewis, Ryan Cook are Team BC for the Olympic/Paralympic-themed event

Kevin Lewis and Ryan Cook show off their sculpture. To see other images and vote, go to www.canada.ca/winterlude. Image, EVVP
The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.

Choir boy and belly dancer settle in B.C. after roller coaster love story

Christine and Christopher met as teens in the United Kingdom

The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.
The Victoria-based Emily Carr String Quartet is featured in the first three concerts of Earth Songs: Music for Climate Justice, a six-performance series hosted at Christ Church Cathedral. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Brower)

Victoria concert series brings light and sound to climate justice

Emily Carr String Quartet, pipe organ featured in series starting Feb. 11 at Christ Church Cathedral

The Victoria-based Emily Carr String Quartet is featured in the first three concerts of Earth Songs: Music for Climate Justice, a six-performance series hosted at Christ Church Cathedral. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Brower)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jennifer Lopez, right, and Owen Wilson in a scene from “Marry Me.” (Barry Wetcher/Universal Pictures via AP)

Valentine’s Day movie review: ‘Marry Me’ is a rom-com tailor made for Jennifer Lopez

There’s only one person who could play Kat Valdez in this frothy, yet emotionally grounded film

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jennifer Lopez, right, and Owen Wilson in a scene from “Marry Me.” (Barry Wetcher/Universal Pictures via AP)
Eighteen-year-old Sydney Sunderland has published a children’s book that tackles gender identity. ‘I am Everything In Between’ highlights kids who don’t fit into stereotypical gender ideals. This book celebrates children and how they gender identify by sending a positive message. Photos via source

B.C. teen publishes children’s book on gender identity

‘I am Everything In Between’ sends a positive message to children about just being themselves

Eighteen-year-old Sydney Sunderland has published a children’s book that tackles gender identity. ‘I am Everything In Between’ highlights kids who don’t fit into stereotypical gender ideals. This book celebrates children and how they gender identify by sending a positive message. Photos via source
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10 unique and romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

This list goes out to all of you who are homebound on Valentine’s Day

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