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Vancouver Island website puts together colouring book for families that are social-distancing

Nanaimo Beacon works with artists on No One is an Island project

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Vancouver Island teen singer Lauren Spencer-Smith releases new EP ‘Mixed Emotions’

Spencer-Smith is currently a contestant on reality TV show ‘American Idol’

Cowichan Valley laments the loss of arts cornerstone Leslie Sjoberg

Long-time president of the Cowichan Music Festival dies on March 25

Nanaimo’s Port Theatre expansion project halts following denial of $15.5-million grant

Plans for community performing arts centre have been ongoing for more than 30 years

Vancouver Island musicians go from onstage to online amid COVID-19 pandemic

David Gogo streams performance, Nanaimo’s White Room launches video concert series

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  • Mar 24, 2020

Victoria musician takes to the web to replace cancelled Oak Bay concert

Fans will be able to hear a live CD launch performance on Facebook the evening of March 21

Ballet Victoria: Taking a step outside the box

Company debuting its take on The Little Prince, as well as other new works, March 21-22

Shirley Martin unveils new children’s book in Ucluelet

Martin launched her new middle grade book (ages 8-12), Kateri O’Leary and the Computer Mouse.

  • Mar 15, 2020

Mighty Speck Records: for and by Vancouver Island musicians

Record label launches featuring 21 singers and groups from across Vancouver Island

Grateful Victorian Stephen Fearing bringing musical treat home

Award-winning musical storyteller joined by notable local artists for March 21 CD release show

Crowds vanishing from Vancouver Island theatres

Cancellations and postponements the message of the day for large community entertainment venues

Nanaimo painter’s near drowning inspires art exhibition

Rod Corraini presents ‘Lux’ at Nanaimo North Town Centre mall this month

Bright futures for two Courtenay ballerinas

Teacher calls 14-year-old Mayako Setta and 16-year-old Sarah Collins special

New ‘Crown of Sound’ music festival coming to Vancouver Island

Featured lineup artists have played Coachella, Lolapalooza, Rifflandia and more

Nanaimo jazz singer and pianist present musical tribute to Diana Krall

Narissa Young and Scott Arkell both have connections to renowned Nanaimo musician

Victoria musician releases 25-year labour of first love

Former Bum singer and guitarist Rob Nesbitt puts out first solo album on first love

Capital City Comic Con postponed due to COVID-19

Screen Actors Guild advises members to not fly in forseeable future

The City of Light beckons in new musical stage show at Royal Theatre

Paris! The Show brings the music of Piaf and Aznavour to the Royal Theatre stage on March 17