Arts and Entertainment

The final work is titled Your Thoughts Can Set you Free. Here seen in progress in Chou Doc, Vietnam, the final piece is 32 metric tons held together with mortise and tenon joints. This half circle piece is made of marble. (Photo courtesy of Jock Hildebrand)

Cowichan Valley artist invited to shows in Italy, Germany

“These two invitations are a real surprise and I feel incredibly honored to have received them”

 

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Valdy returns to Sooke for a concert on Jan. 21 at Holy Trinity Church. (Submitted)

Legendary folk singer Valdy’s roots run through Sooke

Valdy performs on Jan. 21 at Holy Trinity Church in Sooke

 

Jesus Guerrero of Spain is just one of the performers who will hit the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Jan. 26 for ‘International Guitar Night’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Jesus Guerrero of Spain is just one of the performers who will hit the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Jan. 26 for ‘International Guitar Night’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Flowers and Sunshine acrylic on canvas by Madison Hart at West End Gallery.

At the Galleries: Bright landscapes, happy accidents, activisim take centre stage

Galleries make late-winter leap into spring fare

  • Jan 7, 2023
Flowers and Sunshine acrylic on canvas by Madison Hart at West End Gallery.
Local music video maker Colton Davis worked with his idol Merkules, a platinum selling rapper from Surrey, to create a music video on Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)

Wrong gate at the right time sees Cowichan videographer get gig with platinum selling rapper

Since he was a child Davis, a.k.a. the Big C, has been making films on his parents’ home-video camera

  • Jan 2, 2023
Local music video maker Colton Davis worked with his idol Merkules, a platinum selling rapper from Surrey, to create a music video on Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)
Arnold Lim pitches his project Obscura during the DGCBC Established Greenlight pitch contest. (Photo by Lynne Lee)

Saanich filmmaker scores critical funding for passion project Obscura

Award-winning director, producer, photojournalist brings funds to Vancouver Island

Arnold Lim pitches his project Obscura during the DGCBC Established Greenlight pitch contest. (Photo by Lynne Lee)
The recently reconstituted Rivernotes Choir is getting right back into the swing with a performance Dec. 18, 2022, at the Youbou Indoor Market. (Photo courtesy of Judith Quinlan)
The recently reconstituted Rivernotes Choir is getting right back into the swing with a performance Dec. 18, 2022, at the Youbou Indoor Market. (Photo courtesy of Judith Quinlan)
The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Outstanding Scrooge anchors ‘Tiny Christmas Carol’ in Chemainus

Louise Phillips is an absolute delight as this iconic character

The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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)
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)
Russ Hamilton is the location manager for the Hallmark Christmas series 'Holidazed'. Sections of the production are being filmed in downtown Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Parts of a Hallmark Christmas series being filmed in downtown Duncan

‘Holidazed’ will be released next year

Russ Hamilton is the location manager for the Hallmark Christmas series 'Holidazed'. Sections of the production are being filmed in downtown Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Alfie Zappacosta is coming to Parksville on Nov. 26. (Submitted photo)

Alfie Zappacosta will perform at MAC in Parksville Nov. 26

Singer-songwriter will play unique blend of acoustic, smooth jazz, pop and Christmas favourites

Alfie Zappacosta is coming to Parksville on Nov. 26. (Submitted photo)
PointeTango Founders Erin-Scott Kafadar and Alexander Richardson (Courtesy of Jacob Marsh Photography)

PointeTango’s twist on dance returns to Victoria for World Accordion and Tango Festival

The duo will perform new show live in Victoria for the first time since COVID lowered the curtains

PointeTango Founders Erin-Scott Kafadar and Alexander Richardson (Courtesy of Jacob Marsh Photography)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: ‘Dead Ringer’ is a live one for Chemainus Theatre

Tying the show’s eclectic set list together is Zachary Stevenson

Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: ‘Dead Ringer’ is a live one for Chemainus Theatre

Tying the show’s eclectic set list together is Zachary Stevenson

Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Zachary Stevenson is a huge fan favourite at the Chemainus Theatre and is thrilled to be back in town again for Dead Ringer. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dead Ringer brings out character singers in Stevenson

Chemainus Theatre the venue for Canadian debut of new show

Zachary Stevenson is a huge fan favourite at the Chemainus Theatre and is thrilled to be back in town again for Dead Ringer. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Guitars by Hands Luthiers Show returns to Errington Hall on Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., after a two-year hiatus. (Submitted photo)
The Guitars by Hands Luthiers Show returns to Errington Hall on Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., after a two-year hiatus. (Submitted photo)
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Harrison Ford joins Captain America 4

Ford will make his first appearance as the character in ‘Captain America:…

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