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Lead singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon performs during the 2017 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press file photo)

Imagine Dragons adds April tour date in Victoria

Pop-rock band best known for songs Believer, Thunder and Radioactive

Lead singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon performs during the 2017 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press file photo)
SKAM Theatre Company’s rolling outdoor venue can be brought virtually anywhere there’s space for two cars in Greater Victoria, on order. (Photo courtesy SKAM.ca)

SKAM brings its mobile live theatre to you, for a donation

Dec. 17 to 19 final weekend to book a live performance where you are, two show options available

SKAM Theatre Company’s rolling outdoor venue can be brought virtually anywhere there’s space for two cars in Greater Victoria, on order. (Photo courtesy SKAM.ca)
As impact chair for Indigenous art practices at UVic, Carey Newman is jointly appointed to teach in the departments of visual arts, and art history and visual studies. (University of Victoria/Photo Services)

University of Victoria’s Indigenous art practices impact chair hopes to be catalyst for change

Carey Newman (Hayalthkin’geme) to impact a new generation of art students at UVic

As impact chair for Indigenous art practices at UVic, Carey Newman is jointly appointed to teach in the departments of visual arts, and art history and visual studies. (University of Victoria/Photo Services)
Man of a Thousand Faces
Dale Roberts with an image of Dame Mailarta in front of a handful of the hundreds of felted portraits in his Victoria studio. See story on page A23. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Victoria artist creates persona to be Canada’s autographed portrait queen

Autographed image of Queen of England would be a feather in Dame Mailarta’s cap

Man of a Thousand Faces
Dale Roberts with an image of Dame Mailarta in front of a handful of the hundreds of felted portraits in his Victoria studio. See story on page A23. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Pour le plaisir by Alain Bédard at West End Gallery.
Pour le plaisir by Alain Bédard at West End Gallery.
A Harbour Ferry Taxi cruises through the inner Harbour in this file photo. Victoria Harbour Ferry is launching a pair of holiday offerings this month. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Harbour Ferry offering pair of holiday specials

The annual Santa Ballet is set to return along with a new Sleigh Boat Ride

A Harbour Ferry Taxi cruises through the inner Harbour in this file photo. Victoria Harbour Ferry is launching a pair of holiday offerings this month. (Black Press Media file photo)
Namgis artist Jamin Zuroski’s work can be found on these doors at Esquimalt Lagoon Beach in Colwood. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Indigenous artist’s work graces Lagoon Beach washroom doors in Colwood

Jamin Zuroski is becoming well known in local school art circles

Namgis artist Jamin Zuroski’s work can be found on these doors at Esquimalt Lagoon Beach in Colwood. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
The Volare Tenors Christmas: A not so silent night, comes to the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High this Saturday, Dec. 11. (Courtesy Volare Tenors)

Tenors train with Oak Bay High choirs, set to collaborate in concert

Trio brings ‘popera’ to school’s Dave Dunnet Community Theatre

The Volare Tenors Christmas: A not so silent night, comes to the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High this Saturday, Dec. 11. (Courtesy Volare Tenors)
Grace Sinats (centre) plays Eddie Scrooge, a 17-year-old with a bah-humbug attitude. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Claremont students bring modern version of Scrooge to Saanich

Humbug High, showing Dec. 9 to 11, features in-person and livestream options for audiences

Grace Sinats (centre) plays Eddie Scrooge, a 17-year-old with a bah-humbug attitude. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Victoria On Stage Musical Theatre Society hosts its annual holiday concert in a streamed format Dec. 17 to 19. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Victoria musical theatre group stages free Christmas show – Santa shoutouts for a fee

For $15 online viewers can submit up to three names for an on-screen shout-out

Victoria On Stage Musical Theatre Society hosts its annual holiday concert in a streamed format Dec. 17 to 19. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Proceeds from the Sidney Concert Band’s annual Christmas show supports SD63 band programs. Organizers are encouraging an individual donation of $10 for the show scheduled for Dec. 13 at Sidney’s SHOAL Centre. (Photo courtesy of Nicola Hestnes)

Sidney Concert Band rings in the Christmas season with SHOAL Centre show

SD63 band programs to receive all proceeds from Dec. 13 show

Proceeds from the Sidney Concert Band’s annual Christmas show supports SD63 band programs. Organizers are encouraging an individual donation of $10 for the show scheduled for Dec. 13 at Sidney’s SHOAL Centre. (Photo courtesy of Nicola Hestnes)
Tom Jackson returns his popular holiday fundraiser The Huron Carole, to support Victoria’s less fortunate on Dec. 10. (Tom Jackson/YouTube)

Canadian TV icon returns with dad jokes, holiday music to benefit Victoria’s less fortunate

Tom Jackson’s Huron Carole airs Dec. 10 to raise funds for Mustard Seed Street Church

Tom Jackson returns his popular holiday fundraiser The Huron Carole, to support Victoria’s less fortunate on Dec. 10. (Tom Jackson/YouTube)
Belmont Secondary School Grade 12 student Sadie Karlsson and Grade 9 student Presley Eberle sit in a music room. The two musicians are set to perform in the school’s upcoming Winter Concert on Dec. 8, the first since the pandemic started. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Live music returns to Belmont Secondary School with Winter Concert Dec. 8

Featuring multiple bands, it is the first in-person concert since the pandemic started

Belmont Secondary School Grade 12 student Sadie Karlsson and Grade 9 student Presley Eberle sit in a music room. The two musicians are set to perform in the school’s upcoming Winter Concert on Dec. 8, the first since the pandemic started. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Victoria Children’s Choir is getting set to host a pair of concerts this December at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Children’s Choir/Facebook)

Victoria Children’s Choir hosting pair of concerts in December

Travelogue: Come Travel with Me will be performed Dec. 4 and 7, at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall

The Victoria Children’s Choir is getting set to host a pair of concerts this December at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Children’s Choir/Facebook)
Avril Lavigne’s newly released song, Bite Me, precedes more music and a new album by the same name in the new year. (Warner Music Canada)

Avril Lavigne announces final tour stop in Victoria

Concert set for May 25, Bite Me tour the pop-punk artist’s first in over 10 years

Avril Lavigne’s newly released song, Bite Me, precedes more music and a new album by the same name in the new year. (Warner Music Canada)
The Netflix series Maid shooting in Sidney in November 2020. (Bob Orchard photo)

Netflix map marks Greater Victoria sites where Maid was filmed

Ten Mile Point mansion, Victoria’s oldest laundromat among featured locations

The Netflix series Maid shooting in Sidney in November 2020. (Bob Orchard photo)
Jesse Roper of Metchosin performs with his band at the All Ways Home music festival in Langford at Starlight Stadium in September. Live performances have been somewhat rare for Roper lately, but he had excerpts from two of his songs play on Netflix and CBS recently. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin tunesmith Jesse Roper cracks the TV barrier

Popuar bluesman’s songs heard on Netflix’s Riverdale and The Equalizer on CBS

Jesse Roper of Metchosin performs with his band at the All Ways Home music festival in Langford at Starlight Stadium in September. Live performances have been somewhat rare for Roper lately, but he had excerpts from two of his songs play on Netflix and CBS recently. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Royal B.C. Museum is planning a trio of holiday experiences for visitors in December. (Royal B.C. Museum)
The Royal B.C. Museum is planning a trio of holiday experiences for visitors in December. (Royal B.C. Museum)
Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)
Dance Victoria and the Royal and McPherson Theatres Society offer free tickets to stream the one-hour Nutcracker by Ballet Memphis. (Ballet Memphis/Facebook)

Dance Victoria, theatre society host free stream of holiday classic Nutcracker

Ballet Victoria offers live version on stage, free streaming of Romeo and Juliet

Dance Victoria and the Royal and McPherson Theatres Society offer free tickets to stream the one-hour Nutcracker by Ballet Memphis. (Ballet Memphis/Facebook)