Josef Jacobson

Best of the City: Blues and jazz festivals will hit all the right notes

Summertime Blues, Nanaimo International Jazz Festival in planning stages

The Nanaimo Ukulele Festival comes to Nanaimo Neighbourhood Church

Utah trio the Naked Waiters and Guelph, Ont.’s Cynthia Kinnunen headline the event

Nanaimo child actor Hannah Zirke, 13, being cast in more mature roles

This spring Zirke completed filming for crime and horror films and programs

Nanaimo author examines life of Ladysmith drug lord Art Williams

Williams vanished in a 1977 plane crash and his whereabouts remain unknown

Nanaimo singer-songwriter Myc Sharratt holds CD release show at Nanaimo Bar

‘Hide in the Light’ was recorded with Juno-winning producer Ryan Stewart

Victoria writer Robert Amos tells Vancouver Island painter E.J. Hughes’ story

‘E. J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island’ to be launched at Nanaimo Art Gallery on July 24

Musician and writer Ann Mortifee performs in Nanaimo

Organizers hope to raise $10,000 to support spiritual and faith-based programming

Artist Bryan Faubert holds retrospective farewell show at Nanaimo Arts Council

Faubert will spend next two years studying art at University of Calgary

Seafaring Caravan Stage Company performs at Nanaimo Waterfront Suites and Marina

Post-apocalyptic rock opera Nomadic Tempest is staged on a docked boat

Glass blowers Dirk Huysman and Mary Ann Richards exhibit work at Hive Emporium

Couple’s first solo show to appear at Gabriola Island venue from June 7 to 24

Nanaimo Theatre Group hosts North Island theatre competition next week

Theatre groups from Nanaimo, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Campbell River and Qualicum Beach face off

Writers urged to find their voices during interesting times

West Coast environmentalist writer Danika Dinsmore to speak at WordStorm AGM

Nanaimo rapper Sirreal debuts new CD ‘In the Nick of Time’ at the Queen’s

Sunrise Records contest and $25K Kickstarter effort helped fund new album and tour

VIU visual arts graduates display work at View Gallery

Seven students will show off their work for the last time in VIU’s BA art program

Island symphony celebrates 10 years of holding the baton

Concert marks Vancouver Island Symphony leaderPierre Simard’s 10 years with the organization

Nanaimo’s inaugural poet laureate Naomi Beth Wakan retiring from public work

Wakan will host a final haiku workshop at the Nanaimo Museum this weekend

Author recounts ‘Cross Canada Adventures: Two Journeys a Lifetime Apart’

Qualicum Beach writer Ralph Martin reads from new book at Nanaimo North Library

Nanaimo comedian Peter Hudson hosting comedy fundraiser at the Queens

Hudson recently performed at Just for Laughs NorthWest in Vancouver