Entertainment

Netflix apologizes to Lac-Megantic for using rail disaster footage in ‘Bird Box’

Netflix has refused to remove the footage from “Bird Box,” despite the appeal from Lac-Megantic’s mayor

Hollywood announces 2019 Oscar nominations

Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought

‘Gotti’ leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

The nominations were announced on Monday, Jan. 21 with some movies earning up to six nominations

2019 Canadian Whisky Awards’ big winners announced

Awards held in conjunction with Victoria Whisky Festival

Readers Theatre returns to Victoria’s Emanu-El

Born at Congregation Emanu-El’s 2013 Arts Festival, Bema Productions is back for its fifth season

  • Jan 20, 2019

Parkland musical theatre lights up the stage with Grease

North Saanich school stages show Jan. 30 to Feb. 2

Take afternoon tea with Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra

Annual event on Feb. 10

  • Jan 18, 2019

Backyardigans, Max & Ruby stage shows add to Family Day in Sidney

Bodine Hall shows make room for kids to sing, dance, enjoy Family Day weekend

Netflix rejects request to remove Lac-Megantic images from ‘Bird Box’

At least two shows on Netflix’s Canadian platform briefly use actual footage of the 2013 tragedy

Second show with Ashley MacIsaac added in Victoria

The second show is Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

  • Jan 16, 2019

Carell, ‘Office’ producers reteam for ‘Space Force’ comedy

It’s about the people assigned to create a sixth branch of the armed services focused on space

Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

Jackie Shane, now 78, has lived a very private life since she stopped performing

Tom Lavin and the Powder Blues Band among acts to perform at Comox Valley’s Winterfest

Participating hotels offering half-price “ski & stay” packages

  • Jan 16, 2019

‘The missing link’: Canadian artists fight for cut when works are resold

Creators in many fields, such as musicians, collect royalties every time their works are used or purchased

Canadian actors push for more diversity in television, film casting

Actors say the industry began to change about five years ago, but it has accelerated in the past year and a half

Queer film fest returning to Victoria with ‘qaleidoscope’ of featured artists

Queer City Cinema returns to Victoria after eight-year hiatus

Stelly’s school stages whodunit musical mystery

Performances are Jan. 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. with a Jan. 18 matinee at 1 p.m.

Fred Penner returns to Victoria next month

Penner brings his trademark message of joy and inspiration to children of all ages

Cougar Annie Tales coming to Sooke

Katrina Kadoski will reprise her one-woman role

  • Jan 11, 2019