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Three-time Olympic medalist and 10-time Canadian National Champion Patrick Chan performs the first of two routines at the Campbell River Skating Club back in March 2020. (Black Press Media file)

Patrick Chan performing in Victoria with Stars on Ice

Show on May 16, 2023, tickets go on sale Friday (Dec. 9)

Oak Bay vocalist Stephanie Greaves rings out 2022 at the Oaks Restaurant and Grill. (Black Press File Photo)

Oak Bay rings in 2023 with a pair of musical parties

December music includes lunchtime interludes at St. Mary’s

Chemainus’ Ken Lavigne has a huge following on the Island. (Photo submitted)

Lavigne generates Christmas spirit with his lone Island show

Chemainus singer returns from Alberta as the headline performer Dec. 9 in Nanaimo

The Canadian College of Performing Arts stages Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Decc. 15 to 18 at the CCPA performance hall, 1701 Elgin Rd. (Courtesy Canadian College of Performing Arts)

Oak Bay theatre students tackle Jane Austen adaptation

CCPA stages Pride and Prejudice Dec. 15 to 18 at the performance hall on Elgin Road

The Canadian College of Performing Arts stages Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Decc. 15 to 18 at the CCPA performance hall, 1701 Elgin Rd. (Courtesy Canadian College of Performing Arts)
North Saanich’s Michael Kaeshammer will complete his current cross-Canada tour with two nights at SIdney’s Mary Winspear Centre. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

North Saanich’s Michael Kaeshammer comes home with two shows after cross-country tour

The globally renowned pianist plays the Mary Winspear Centre on Dec. 5 and 6

North Saanich’s Michael Kaeshammer will complete his current cross-Canada tour with two nights at SIdney’s Mary Winspear Centre. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
Ruby Waters performs at the Capital Ballroom on Nov. 26. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria welcomes Ruby Waters with open arms for sold-out show

All proceeds from hat sales at the concert were donated to the Victoria Cool Aid Society

Ruby Waters performs at the Capital Ballroom on Nov. 26. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
The safe, transitional housing project inspired the paintings that will be for sale. (Courtesy of Little Poet Art)

Black Press Media article on housing for women fleeing abuse inspires local artist

Local artists collection draws on work of Victoria Womens Transition House

The safe, transitional housing project inspired the paintings that will be for sale. (Courtesy of Little Poet Art)
Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)

Blake Shelton announced as Sunfest headliner

The Cowichan country music festival returns to Laketown Ranch Aug. 3 to 6, 2023

Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)
Belle (Alora Killam) sings about her love of books during the opening number of the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. She has now won a 2022 Joey Award for her performance. (Citizen file)

4 Cowichan performers take home Joey Awards

Alora Killam, Lily Killam, Owen Hogg and Austin Friesen were all winners

Belle (Alora Killam) sings about her love of books during the opening number of the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. She has now won a 2022 Joey Award for her performance. (Citizen file)
Michaelangelo and Candice Woodward celebrating the announcement of the 2019 Capital City Comic Con. (Black Press Media file photo)

Future uncertain as Capital City Comic Con on hiatus for 2023

Resources required to plan the event for its traditional spring dates deemed too onerous

Michaelangelo and Candice Woodward celebrating the announcement of the 2019 Capital City Comic Con. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay High grad Mackennzie Mount, returns to perform in The Nutcracker with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. (File photo by David Cooper/Victoria Academy of Ballet)

Oak Bay ballerina among Canada’s best staging Nutcracker in Victoria

Royal Winnipeg Ballet, with live music by Victoria Symphony, on stage Dec. 2 to 4

Oak Bay High grad Mackennzie Mount, returns to perform in The Nutcracker with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. (File photo by David Cooper/Victoria Academy of Ballet)
A serene group surrounds Scrooge (Louise Phillips) in the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Yasmin D’Oshun, Jay Clift, Emma Slipp and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Small cast covers large number of roles in A Tiny Christmas Carol

New adaptation of a familiar Dickens classic opens at the Chemainus Theatre

A serene group surrounds Scrooge (Louise Phillips) in the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Yasmin D’Oshun, Jay Clift, Emma Slipp and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Belmont Secondary School music students Hongye Lin, Mac Johnston, Jay Lausman and Nihitha Pottumutu are gearing up for this year’s Winter Concert, set for Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Belmont students aim to hit the perfect notes at winter concert

Dec. 8 event showcases hard work of dozens of students in multiple bands

Belmont Secondary School music students Hongye Lin, Mac Johnston, Jay Lausman and Nihitha Pottumutu are gearing up for this year’s Winter Concert, set for Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Author Délani Valin’s debut poetry book ‘Shapeshifters’ explores the concepts of identity and personas. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island poet explores concept of ‘masking’ in debut book

Délani Valin’s ‘Shapeshifters’ explores identity and personas in personal collection

Author Délani Valin’s debut poetry book ‘Shapeshifters’ explores the concepts of identity and personas. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
Nathan Pham and Kiara White display their projects for an exhibit called ‘Unwrapped’ that begins Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the View Gallery. (Nancy Pagé photo)

VIU graphic design exhibit to display environmentally conscious product packaging

Exhibit on display at Vancouver Island University from Nov. 22-Dec. 1

Nathan Pham and Kiara White display their projects for an exhibit called ‘Unwrapped’ that begins Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the View Gallery. (Nancy Pagé photo)
The cover for 80 Where Late the Song Birds Sing by Emma Robbins. (Courtesy of James Robbins)

Sidney country artist releases first solo album at 80

Emma Robbins began writing her own songs 15 years ago

The cover for 80 Where Late the Song Birds Sing by Emma Robbins. (Courtesy of James Robbins)
Brendan McLeod and The Fugitives return to the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay on Nov. 26 to perform Ridge, a powerful, in-person musical act that delves into the “battle that made Canada.” Photo supplied

The essence of grief questioned in musical performance in Courtenay

Courtenay’s Sid Williams Theatre Society welcomes back Brendan McLeod and The Fugitives…

  • Nov 18, 2022
Brendan McLeod and The Fugitives return to the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay on Nov. 26 to perform Ridge, a powerful, in-person musical act that delves into the “battle that made Canada.” Photo supplied
Everyday objects are subjects of the work by Victoria visual artist Gary Chilibeck. He will be featured at Sidney’s new photographers GALLERY between Nov. 18 and Dec. 10. (Courtesy of new photograhers GALLERY)
Everyday objects are subjects of the work by Victoria visual artist Gary Chilibeck. He will be featured at Sidney’s new photographers GALLERY between Nov. 18 and Dec. 10. (Courtesy of new photograhers GALLERY)
Sooke Harbour PLayers presented Blithe Spirit in 2017. The acting troupe will premier Ben Crocker's Camelot on Friday, Nov. 25. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Harbour PLayers presented Blithe Spirit in 2017. The acting troupe will premier Ben Crocker's Camelot on Friday, Nov. 25. (File - Sooke News Mirror)