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Soloist Carey Wong will be featured in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 when the Sooke Philharmonic performs in Metchosin on Oct. 29 and at Sooke Community Hall on Oct. 30. (Photo contributed)

Sooke Philharmonic takes a swing at classical heavyweights

Orchestra performs in Metchosin Oct. 29 and Sooke Oct. 30

Soloist Carey Wong will be featured in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 when the Sooke Philharmonic performs in Metchosin on Oct. 29 and at Sooke Community Hall on Oct. 30. (Photo contributed)
Featured artist Pat Martin Bates holds the first edition of Tweed at the magazine launch party in December 2012. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

10 years of Tweed

Celebrating a decade in Oak Bay

  • Oct 10, 2022
Featured artist Pat Martin Bates holds the first edition of Tweed at the magazine launch party in December 2012. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
A shot from Canadian rapper bbno$’s latest music video “top gun” taken at the Westshore Motorsports Park. (Screenshot)

bbno$’s latest music video filmed all over Greater Victoria

The Vancouver-born rapper has billions of streams on TikTok and Spotify

A shot from Canadian rapper bbno$’s latest music video “top gun” taken at the Westshore Motorsports Park. (Screenshot)
Enticing Shores, Vancouver Island by Ryan Sobkovich at West End Gallery.
Enticing Shores, Vancouver Island by Ryan Sobkovich at West End Gallery.
The Hounds of Cuchulain perform at The Oaks Oct. 7. (Hounds of Cuchulain/Facebook)

Fall flurry of live music fills Oak Bay venues

Rec centre lounge, Avenue restaurant offer weekend live music

The Hounds of Cuchulain perform at The Oaks Oct. 7. (Hounds of Cuchulain/Facebook)
The Sutcliffes perform their musical take on the Beatles from the early days on to the end at Sooke Community Theatre in Edward Milne Community School on Friday (Oct. 21). (Photo contributed)

Beatles from beginning to end

The Sutcliffes play at Sooke Community Theatre on Oct. 21

The Sutcliffes perform their musical take on the Beatles from the early days on to the end at Sooke Community Theatre in Edward Milne Community School on Friday (Oct. 21). (Photo contributed)
Langford resident, and UVic staffer, John Fowler is among the cast of The Great Canadian Baking Show that airs Sundays at 8 p.m. starting Oct. 2. (Geoff George/Courtesy CBC)

Family, culture influence flavours for Greater Victoria bakers in T.V. competition

Langford, Victoria residents whip up new friendships while battling for top spot

Langford resident, and UVic staffer, John Fowler is among the cast of The Great Canadian Baking Show that airs Sundays at 8 p.m. starting Oct. 2. (Geoff George/Courtesy CBC)
Finalists for the 2022 City of Victoria Victoria Butler Book prize and Children’s Book prize have been announced. (Black Press file)

Finalists announced for Victoria’s best books of the past year

Butler Book Prize, Children’s Book Prize each comes with $5,000 cash award

Finalists for the 2022 City of Victoria Victoria Butler Book prize and Children’s Book prize have been announced. (Black Press file)
Blue Rodeo has added a stop in Victoria to their Many a Mile tour and will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Nov. 24. (Courtesy of Dustin Rabin/Blue Rodeo)

Blue Rodeo coming to Victoria Nov. 24

The band added the stop at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre to their Many a Mile tour

Blue Rodeo has added a stop in Victoria to their Many a Mile tour and will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Nov. 24. (Courtesy of Dustin Rabin/Blue Rodeo)
Capital City Comic Con returns to Victoria this weekend. (Capital City Comic Con/Facebook)

Comic Con confirms featured talent coming to Victoria this weekend

Star Trek: Voyager actor, professional wrestler amongst featured talent

Capital City Comic Con returns to Victoria this weekend. (Capital City Comic Con/Facebook)
Lorde dances on stage Sunday, Sept. 18, during the final day of Rifflandia 2022 at Royal Athletic Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Lorde sends off Victoria’s Rifflandia music festival in style

Thousands filled Royal Athletic Park for the final day of the festival

Lorde dances on stage Sunday, Sept. 18, during the final day of Rifflandia 2022 at Royal Athletic Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Carole Thibault is among the artists displaying work when the James Bay Art Walk returns Sept. 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Courtesy James Bay Art Walk)
Carole Thibault is among the artists displaying work when the James Bay Art Walk returns Sept. 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Courtesy James Bay Art Walk)
Identity Theft is one of the monster trucks set to bring excitement to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in January. (Black Press Media file photo)

Monster trucks, motocross coming to Victoria this winter

Two days of action at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Jan. 20 and 21

Identity Theft is one of the monster trucks set to bring excitement to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in January. (Black Press Media file photo)
Johnny Cash at the Royal Theatre circa 1966. (Image M1534 courtesy of City of Victoria Archives)
Johnny Cash at the Royal Theatre circa 1966. (Image M1534 courtesy of City of Victoria Archives)
Marcela Strasdas is painting at the In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society on Sept. 11 at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Colwood’s In Sight Festival celebrates local art, Indigenous culture

The festival was held at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

Marcela Strasdas is painting at the In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society on Sept. 11 at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Central Saanich Fire Department and the surrounding community are mourning the loss of former Assistant Chief Forrest Owens. A scholarship in his name could see eligible students at Stelly’s Secondary School awarded between $500 and $1,000. (Central Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association/Facebook)

Central Saanich community leader Forrest Owens to be honoured through scholarship

Scholarship will be available to Grade 11-12 students at Stelly’s Secondary School

The Central Saanich Fire Department and the surrounding community are mourning the loss of former Assistant Chief Forrest Owens. A scholarship in his name could see eligible students at Stelly’s Secondary School awarded between $500 and $1,000. (Central Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association/Facebook)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra Choir is looking for new voices. (Contributed - Stewart Jack)

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra Choir seeks new music-makers

Choir rehearsing for two performances this season

The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra Choir is looking for new voices. (Contributed - Stewart Jack)
The Offspring at a sold-out show in Penticton. (Black Press Media file photo)

The Offspring, Simple Plan roll into Victoria this fall

Canadian leg announced for Let the Bad Times Roll Tour

The Offspring at a sold-out show in Penticton. (Black Press Media file photo)
Black Truck, by Maud Lewis is among the display at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

At The Galleries: Vibrancy fills Greater Victoria walls

Black Truck makes its public exhibition debut at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

  • Sep 4, 2022
Black Truck, by Maud Lewis is among the display at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
Jesse Roper performs Cool Whip in a video released Aug. 24. (Jesse Roper/YouTube)
Jesse Roper performs Cool Whip in a video released Aug. 24. (Jesse Roper/YouTube)