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Arcade Fire performs at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. The Montreal rock band Arcade Fire is set to perform at the Juno Awards in May. It will be the group’s first time back on the Juno stage since its performance at the 2018 awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Arcade Fire to perform at Juno Awards in May

This year marks the first in-person presentation of the awards show since 2019

Arcade Fire performs at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. The Montreal rock band Arcade Fire is set to perform at the Juno Awards in May. It will be the group’s first time back on the Juno stage since its performance at the 2018 awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Cameron Whitcomb passes his American Idol audition in Austin, Tex., to advance to the show’s Hollywood Week. (Photo courtesy ABC/Eric McCandless)

Nanaimo singer passes audition, gets ‘American Idol’ golden ticket

Cameron Whitcomb, 19, impresses celebrity judges with Waylon Jennings song

Cameron Whitcomb passes his American Idol audition in Austin, Tex., to advance to the show’s Hollywood Week. (Photo courtesy ABC/Eric McCandless)
Wu Tang Clan are considered by many to be the best hip hop or rap group in the world. Facebook

Wu-Tang Clan, The Glorious Sons, Arkells and more headline Laketown Shakedown 2022 in Cowichan

This is the first year back for the festival since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020

Wu Tang Clan are considered by many to be the best hip hop or rap group in the world. Facebook
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the films nominated for an Oscar for best picture, top row from left, "Belfast," "CODA," Don't Look Up," Drive My Car," Dune," bottom row from left, "King Richard," Licorice Pizza," "Nightmare Alley," "The Power of the Dog," and "West Side Story." (Focus Features/Apple TV+, Netflix, Janus Films & Sideshow, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Searchlight Pictures, Netflix, 20th Century Films via AP)

Oscar predictions: Will ‘Power of the Dog’ reign supreme?

Ahead of the 94th Academy Awards this week, Associated Press Film Writers…

This combination of photos shows promotional art for the films nominated for an Oscar for best picture, top row from left, "Belfast," "CODA," Don't Look Up," Drive My Car," Dune," bottom row from left, "King Richard," Licorice Pizza," "Nightmare Alley," "The Power of the Dog," and "West Side Story." (Focus Features/Apple TV+, Netflix, Janus Films & Sideshow, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Searchlight Pictures, Netflix, 20th Century Films via AP)
Out of the Fire features the stunning artistry of photographers Dale Roth and Michele Ramberg and features Oak Bay artist Gregory Kozak. (Photo by Roth and Ramberg)

Oak Bay author pulls artists Out of the Fire, highlights south Island metalworkers

Pirjo Raits’ second Salish Sea-focused artist spotlight launches in April

Out of the Fire features the stunning artistry of photographers Dale Roth and Michele Ramberg and features Oak Bay artist Gregory Kozak. (Photo by Roth and Ramberg)
The Victoria Festival of Authors’ first spring book club will feature four notable authors from the area, along with monthly online discussions of their books. (Courtesy Victoria Festival of Authors)

Victoria book club promises discussions with notable, up-and-coming authors

Victoria Festival of Authors launches spring online project, featuring four different books

The Victoria Festival of Authors’ first spring book club will feature four notable authors from the area, along with monthly online discussions of their books. (Courtesy Victoria Festival of Authors)
Natasha Mumba stars as Faith in acts of faith, by David Yee. The production is the second and final instalment in the Belfry Theatre’s Spark Festival and is available for viewing online only, March 18 to 20. (Photo by Dahlia Katz/Courtesy Belfry Theatre)

Victoria’s Belfry Theatre winds up Spark Festival online with acts of faith

Natasha Mumba offers powerful portrayal of a woman battling personal demons, those of others

Natasha Mumba stars as Faith in acts of faith, by David Yee. The production is the second and final instalment in the Belfry Theatre’s Spark Festival and is available for viewing online only, March 18 to 20. (Photo by Dahlia Katz/Courtesy Belfry Theatre)
Sandra Oh attends the Canadian Disney premiere of “Turning Red” at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Disney, George Pimentel, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Sandra Oh on battling ‘internal racism’ to embrace career success, tell Asian stories

Canadian actress calls “Turning Red” a turning point for Hollywood and for her own career

Sandra Oh attends the Canadian Disney premiere of “Turning Red” at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Disney, George Pimentel, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Lauren Semple, as Madame Zee, and Dean Chadwick, as Brother XII, rehearse a scene from Western Edge Theatre’s upcoming musical ‘The Cult of Brother 12.’ (Photo courtesy Western Edge Theatre)

Notorious Vancouver Island cult leader’s story re-imagined in new musical

Western Edge Theatre presents ‘The Cult of Brother 12’ starting March 25 in Nanaimo

Lauren Semple, as Madame Zee, and Dean Chadwick, as Brother XII, rehearse a scene from Western Edge Theatre’s upcoming musical ‘The Cult of Brother 12.’ (Photo courtesy Western Edge Theatre)
Singer “Nearly Neil” (Bobby Bruce), left, with guitarist/bandleader Dave Corman on stage. (Photo: nearlyneil.com)

‘Devastating’: Nearly Neil guitarist forced to retire due to disease-triggered hearing loss

‘I have done nothing but music for my entire adult life,’ Dave Corman tells fans

Singer “Nearly Neil” (Bobby Bruce), left, with guitarist/bandleader Dave Corman on stage. (Photo: nearlyneil.com)
Ballet Victoria dancers in rehearsal for Heart Strings, presented by the company at the Royal Theatre on March 19 and 20. (Courtesy of Ballet Victoria)

Ballet Victoria tugs on the Heart Strings with Royal Theatre performances

World premieres, farewell solo by Andrea Bayne featured in March 19 and 20 shows

Ballet Victoria dancers in rehearsal for Heart Strings, presented by the company at the Royal Theatre on March 19 and 20. (Courtesy of Ballet Victoria)
Nanaimo author Susan Juby signs copies of ‘Mindful of Murder’ for a reader Tuesday, March 15, at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre, while being waited upon by VIU theatre student Daleal Monjazeb, hired as a butler for the evening. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island author releases murder mystery set at West Coast spiritual retreat

Susan Juby’s ‘Mindful of Murder’ features Buddhist butler detective

Nanaimo author Susan Juby signs copies of ‘Mindful of Murder’ for a reader Tuesday, March 15, at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre, while being waited upon by VIU theatre student Daleal Monjazeb, hired as a butler for the evening. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.

Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker headline summer’s Rockin River Fest in flood-hit Merritt

‘Now more than ever, we need things to be excited about,’ city’s mayor says

Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.
The Pixar film “Luca” on Disney+ was the most watched movie of 2021 according to Nielsen. This image released by Disney shows characters Alberto, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer, left, and Luca, voiced by Jacob Tremblay in a scene from the animated film. (Disney via AP)

Digital entertainment ballooned in 2021: MPA report

In 2021, digital accounted for 72% of the combined theatrical and home entertainment market

The Pixar film “Luca” on Disney+ was the most watched movie of 2021 according to Nielsen. This image released by Disney shows characters Alberto, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer, left, and Luca, voiced by Jacob Tremblay in a scene from the animated film. (Disney via AP)
The Franco-Ontarian vocal trio, Les Chiclettes, perform on March 17 at 8 p.m. at the Victoria Event Centre to start a three-day immersion of culture and festivities for Franco Fest. (Les Chiclettes/Facebook)

3 days of French culture fill downtown Victoria venues

Victoria Francophone Society hosts inaugural Franco Fest, March 17 to 19

The Franco-Ontarian vocal trio, Les Chiclettes, perform on March 17 at 8 p.m. at the Victoria Event Centre to start a three-day immersion of culture and festivities for Franco Fest. (Les Chiclettes/Facebook)
Dolly Parton arrives at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Dolly Parton to Rock Hall of Fame: Thanks but no thanks

Parton says nomination inspired her to put out a rock ‘n’ roll album at some point in the future

Dolly Parton arrives at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
John Fogerty and Tom Cochrane are the headliners at Laketown Rock 2022, that will be held July 22-23. (File photo)

John Fogerty, Tom Cochrane lead acts at Laketown Rock 2022

Weekend concert to be held at Laketown Ranch on July 22-23

John Fogerty and Tom Cochrane are the headliners at Laketown Rock 2022, that will be held July 22-23. (File photo)
Orcas: Our Shared Future exhibition continues at the Royal B.C. Museum until March 31. Special orca-inspired events are happening during spring break. (Courtesy Royal B.C. Museum)

COMING UP: Family fun and outdoor events in Greater Victoria

Equinox Market, Visions in Wood, Ukraine fundraiser bake sale and museum special events on tap

Orcas: Our Shared Future exhibition continues at the Royal B.C. Museum until March 31. Special orca-inspired events are happening during spring break. (Courtesy Royal B.C. Museum)
Oak Bay artist Mike Pipes is new to the Victoria Sketch Club, after picking up painting 10 years into retirement. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

113th Victoria Sketch Club show returns to Oak Bay venue

Oak Bay artist who took up painting in retirement among the talent on display

Oak Bay artist Mike Pipes is new to the Victoria Sketch Club, after picking up painting 10 years into retirement. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Sans Titre by Paul-Emile Borduas at Madrona Gallery.

At the Galleries: 5 rare E.J. Hughes canvases on display in Victoria

Artists with international roots fill galleries this spring

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Sans Titre by Paul-Emile Borduas at Madrona Gallery.