Arts and Entertainment

Tyler Scott Hoover, a professional Spider-Man cosplayer and model, is pictured in the classic costume of the Marvel comic superhero. In August 2022, as the iconic character marks 60 years in the vast, imaginative world of comic books, movies and merchandise, fans like Hoover reflect on Spider-Man’s appeal across race, gender and nationality. (Tyler Scott Hoover via AP)

As Spider-Man turns 60, fans reflect on diverse appeal

‘We should always be open to the possibilities’

 

Vancouver Island singer Lauren Spencer-Smith appeared on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Aug. 8 as a musical guest, and played her latest single Narcissist, which dropped midnight July 29. (Photo credit Todd Owyoung/NBC)

Vancouver Island’s Lauren Spencer-Smith performs new single on ‘The Tonight Show’

Teen singer was the musical guest on Monday, Aug. 8, on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show

 

“Freighter at a Wharf, Crofton B.C.” (1980), a 24-by-36-inch oil on canvas by E.J. Hughes, at Madrona Gallery.

At the Galleries: Enjoy Canada’s wilderness through the eyes of painters, carvers, jewellers

Victoria galleries host a refreshing display of wilderness works this summer with…

  • Aug 1, 2022

 

Lynda Slater, a Sooke Community Arts Society board member, is looking forward to the completion of renovations for the new gallery and gift shop on Church Street in early August. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Arts Council’s new art gallery opens in August

‘Finishing touches’ and move expected to be completed this month

Lynda Slater, a Sooke Community Arts Society board member, is looking forward to the completion of renovations for the new gallery and gift shop on Church Street in early August. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Singer Maggie Martin has taken social media by storm with more than 3.5 million likes on TikTok. Her latest release Never Blue has been picked up by Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. (Contributed - Maggie Martin)

West Shore singer Maggie Martin racks up 3.5 million likes on TikTok

Langford resident didn’t let the grass grow under her feet during pandemic

Singer Maggie Martin has taken social media by storm with more than 3.5 million likes on TikTok. Her latest release Never Blue has been picked up by Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. (Contributed - Maggie Martin)
Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
After four days in the hot sun with chainsaws buzzing and sawdust flying, Transformations on the Shore carvers (from left) Bill McDonald, Dan Richey and festival founder Max Chickite pose for a picture Saturday, June 25 on Richey’s 2022 creation. The Transformations on The Shore Carving Festival returned to Frank James Park in a reduced form after the pandemic-induced hiatus. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Transformations on the shore carving festival makes a welcome return

The 25th annual Transformations on the Shore carving competition returned June 22-25…

Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
After four days in the hot sun with chainsaws buzzing and sawdust flying, Transformations on the Shore carvers (from left) Bill McDonald, Dan Richey and festival founder Max Chickite pose for a picture Saturday, June 25 on Richey’s 2022 creation. The Transformations on The Shore Carving Festival returned to Frank James Park in a reduced form after the pandemic-induced hiatus. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography

Among the stars

Painting, producing and performing all part of Constellation Festival co-organizer’s artist pursuits

  • Jun 24, 2022
Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography
Construction of the Parksville Outdoor Theatre is nearly finished and the venue is set to host the inaugural Rock the Park event Aug. 5 to Aug. 7 in the community park. (Parksville Beach Festival photo via Facebook)

Parksville gets ready to ‘Rock the Park’ with 2022 summer music event

Proceeds from 3-day event will help operate new outdoor stage

Construction of the Parksville Outdoor Theatre is nearly finished and the venue is set to host the inaugural Rock the Park event Aug. 5 to Aug. 7 in the community park. (Parksville Beach Festival photo via Facebook)
Get ready for a musical summer thanks to the Duncan Cowichan Festival Society’s 39 Days of July. (Citizen file)

39 Days of July back in Duncan and bigger than ever

Live music every day from noon until 8 p.m.

Get ready for a musical summer thanks to the Duncan Cowichan Festival Society’s 39 Days of July. (Citizen file)
Howdy pardners. Ready to take you on a journey along Classic Country Roads, from left, are: Sean Baker, Katelyn Morishita and Georgia Bennett. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Howdy pardners. Ready to take you on a journey along Classic Country Roads, from left, are: Sean Baker, Katelyn Morishita and Georgia Bennett. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Canadian music legend Mick Dalla-Vee brings his Idols and Icons show to Vancouver Island communities June 10-12, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Canadian singer Mick Dalla-Vee brings Idols and Icons to Vancouver Island towns

Dalla-Vee to perform June 10–12 in Port Alice, Port Alberni and Gold River

Canadian music legend Mick Dalla-Vee brings his Idols and Icons show to Vancouver Island communities June 10-12, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The story of a gray whale is the subject of a new Sooke-produced documentary. Tale of the Whale premieres on June 10 at EMCS Community Theatre. (Shutterstock)

Tale behind the whale at Sooke school premieres June 10

The intriguing tale behind the whale skeleton that floats above the lobby…

The story of a gray whale is the subject of a new Sooke-produced documentary. Tale of the Whale premieres on June 10 at EMCS Community Theatre. (Shutterstock)
Jann Arden is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Facebook/Jann Arden)

Big names like Jann Arden and local talent coming to Cowichan theatre in June

Jann Arden, Shaun Majumder, Lion King Jr. and dance, dance, dance

Jann Arden is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Facebook/Jann Arden)
Ryan McMahon will perform at a Cowichan Folk Guild chapel concert at Providence Farm in Duncan this weekend on May 28, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Cathleen Lundgren)

A&E column: Zappacosta headed to Cowichan

Ryan McMahon in concert this weekend

Ryan McMahon will perform at a Cowichan Folk Guild chapel concert at Providence Farm in Duncan this weekend on May 28, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Cathleen Lundgren)
Peggy Baker will perform her latest production ‘Unmoored’ in Nanaimo at the Malaspina Theatre on May 29. In her spoken word and movement piece, she hopes to open discussions on mortality and disability. (Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic)

Dance piece coming to Nanaimo will delve into caregiving and mortality

Peggy Baker’s spoken-word and movement piece ‘Unmoored’ will show at the Malaspina Theatre on May 29

Peggy Baker will perform her latest production ‘Unmoored’ in Nanaimo at the Malaspina Theatre on May 29. In her spoken word and movement piece, she hopes to open discussions on mortality and disability. (Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic)
Jason Heit teaches a class at the Island MMA Training Centre in Victoria. Heit moved back to the Island in 2007 after spending four years as a security guard for various A-list celebrities. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Victoria man’s journey took him from the boxing ring to supplying security to the stars

Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage, Robbie Williams: Victoria’s Jason Heit was by their side

Jason Heit teaches a class at the Island MMA Training Centre in Victoria. Heit moved back to the Island in 2007 after spending four years as a security guard for various A-list celebrities. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Islands Folk Festival will be back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)
The Islands Folk Festival will be back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)
Steps Ahead Dance is heading to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre for two shows on May 28, 2022. (Citizen file)
Steps Ahead Dance is heading to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre for two shows on May 28, 2022. (Citizen file)
Clare Twiddy, left, and Kaylar Chan form the Vancouver-based rage-funk band Raincity. They’re coming to Port Alberni’s Rainbow Room for a show on April 30, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY RAINCITY)

Raincity launching 5-date tour funkifying Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island tour a homecoming for Parksville singer

Clare Twiddy, left, and Kaylar Chan form the Vancouver-based rage-funk band Raincity. They’re coming to Port Alberni’s Rainbow Room for a show on April 30, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY RAINCITY)
The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Fast-paced Chemainus Theatre show just plain funny

The 39 Steps will have you guffawing at regular intervals

The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)