Arts and Entertainment

CCPA releases a taste of the spring finale online Saturday, April 25. (Courtesy Canadian College of Performing Arts)
CCPA releases a taste of the spring finale online Saturday, April 25. (Courtesy Canadian College of Performing Arts)
Chelsea Preston. (Photography by David Cooper)

Former Island ballet student Chelsea Preston earns lead role at prestigious Stratford Festival

Being cast in ‘Chicago’ is ‘very much a dream come true’

  • Apr 26, 2020
Chelsea Preston. (Photography by David Cooper)
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QUIZ: Meet the Simpsons

How much do you know about this iconic television family?

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Vancouver Island Martin Barre Jethro Tull show rescheduled

Vancouver Island Martin Barre Jethro Tull show rescheduled

New dates set for Victoria and Campbell River are in November

Vancouver Island Martin Barre Jethro Tull show rescheduled
Musicians perform during a Surrey City Orchestra “mixer” at board member Erin Anne Beirne’s home in South Surrey in 2017. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Province announces $3M in funding for arts groups hit by COVID-19 crisis

BC Arts Council to administer support for both organizations and individual artists

Musicians perform during a Surrey City Orchestra “mixer” at board member Erin Anne Beirne’s home in South Surrey in 2017. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Leslie Sjoberg, left, long-time president of the Cowichan Music Festival, congratulates singer Shaylee Martin on being chosen to attend provincials at last year’s event. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley laments the loss of arts cornerstone Leslie Sjoberg

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

Leslie Sjoberg, left, long-time president of the Cowichan Music Festival, congratulates singer Shaylee Martin on being chosen to attend provincials at last year’s event. (File photo)
The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are all on NFB.ca

The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)
Victoria musician Rob Nesbitt recently released an album he started in 1995. Mine Would be the Sun is an examination of his first love. (Photo Courtesy of Wendy Nesbitt)

Victoria musician releases 25-year labour of first love

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

Victoria musician Rob Nesbitt recently released an album he started in 1995. Mine Would be the Sun is an examination of his first love. (Photo Courtesy of Wendy Nesbitt)
Making music with WE3

Making music with WE3

Getting people up on the dance floor

  • Feb 12, 2020
Making music with WE3
Campbell River city council will send a letter to the BC Liquor Control Branch requesting an extension of the current liquor-primary license issued for the former Voodoo Lounge building so it has time to work with the applicant on potentially getting a transfer of that license to the old Acklands Granger building in Campbellton. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River postpones decision on ‘entertainment venue’

Current liquor license doesn’t mesh with business plan, council says, wants ‘assurances’ for neighbours

Campbell River city council will send a letter to the BC Liquor Control Branch requesting an extension of the current liquor-primary license issued for the former Voodoo Lounge building so it has time to work with the applicant on potentially getting a transfer of that license to the old Acklands Granger building in Campbellton. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Jan. 27, 2020 – People carefully wheeled in John Lennon’s famous Rolls-Royce into the lobby of the Royal BC Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

John Lennon’s psychedelic Rolls-Royce on display at Victoria’s Royal BC Museum

The classic car has been a favourite for Beatles fans from Victoria and internationally

Jan. 27, 2020 – People carefully wheeled in John Lennon’s famous Rolls-Royce into the lobby of the Royal BC Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Fondue is back

Fondue is back

Slow food with a heart

  • Dec 20, 2019
Fondue is back
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Victoria songstress is fueled by the music

  • Dec 18, 2019
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are coming to town on April 14, 2020 (Jamestaylor.com)

James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt make their way to Victoria

The Hall of Fame members will be performing together in April 2020

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are coming to town on April 14, 2020 (Jamestaylor.com)
Explore the West Shore Farmers’ Markets

Explore the West Shore Farmers’ Markets

Fresh produce, unique crafts, live music and more for visitors

  • Aug 16, 2019
Explore the West Shore Farmers’ Markets
Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes

Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes

Artistic journey from sign painting to fine art

  • Jul 10, 2019
Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes
Genevieve Charbonneau draws inspiration from Cowichan Valley homestead

Genevieve Charbonneau draws inspiration from Cowichan Valley homestead

Singer-songwriter’s music is rooted in folk and old-time country

  • Jun 14, 2019
Genevieve Charbonneau draws inspiration from Cowichan Valley homestead
Songwriter Sandy Zeleznik will compose a song just for you

Songwriter Sandy Zeleznik will compose a song just for you

Personalized songs a thoughtful wedding gift

  • May 27, 2019
Songwriter Sandy Zeleznik will compose a song just for you
Indigenous artist Carey Newman is a witness to our times

Indigenous artist Carey Newman is a witness to our times

Artworks address social and environmental issues

  • Apr 24, 2019
Indigenous artist Carey Newman is a witness to our times
Tony James outside the Royal Theatre. Lia Crowe photography

Producer Tony James Created Legend Concert Series

Vancouver Island native has had a lifelong love of the theatre arts

  • Jan 2, 2019
Tony James outside the Royal Theatre. Lia Crowe photography