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‘House of the Dragon’ Has HBO’s Best Series Premiere Ever

Associated Press reports that nearly 10 million people tuned in for the…

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Vanessa Bryant Awarded $16M in Trial Over Helicopter Crash Photos

The verdict was in favor of her claims that photos of the…

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Vanessa Bryant posts heartfelt birthday message to late husband

‘TMZ’ reports that the photo Vanessa posted was from when Kobe was…

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Everything you need to know about the 2022 Emmys

The prestigious awards show for television excellence is set to air on…

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Fetty Wap pleads guilty to cocaine conspiracy

According to federal prosecutors, the rapper has pleaded guilty to conspiring to…

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Sydney Preston finished her third mystery book. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Sydney Preston finished her third mystery book. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
The founder of the SingYourJoy choirs, comprised of people aged 16 to 29, is hopeful the program will attract many more young voices for this fall’s return to rehearsals. (Courtesy of Christine Chepyha)

Greater Victoria youth choir looks to be in strong voice for upcoming season

SingYourJoy hoping for pre-pandemic numbers between West Shore, Victoria groups

The founder of the SingYourJoy choirs, comprised of people aged 16 to 29, is hopeful the program will attract many more young voices for this fall’s return to rehearsals. (Courtesy of Christine Chepyha)
Nancy Walt will be showing her art at the Persimmon Drive location. (Courtesy of Nancy Walt)

Scattered Artists’ summer home studio tour returns to Saanich

19th annual art tour features 22 artists, five venues within biking distance

Nancy Walt will be showing her art at the Persimmon Drive location. (Courtesy of Nancy Walt)
Metamorphosis by Peter Vogelaar stands on Oak Bay Avenue near Hampshire. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Metamorphosis by Peter Vogelaar stands on Oak Bay Avenue near Hampshire. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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’

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)
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

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

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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)