Arts and Entertainment

Princess Fiona (Brenna Bazinet) with Shrek (Graham Brockley) in the Cowichan Musical Society’s ‘Shrek The Musical’, Jan. 27, 2023. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Review: Excellent cast key to success of Cowichan Musical Society’s ‘Shrek The Musical’

They also bring a lot of heart and warmth to this show that will entertain the entire family

 

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Valdy returns to Sooke for a concert on Jan. 21 at Holy Trinity Church. (Submitted)

Legendary folk singer Valdy’s roots run through Sooke

Valdy performs on Jan. 21 at Holy Trinity Church in Sooke

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Valdy returns to Sooke for a concert on Jan. 21 at Holy Trinity Church. (Submitted)
Flowers and Sunshine acrylic on canvas by Madison Hart at West End Gallery.

At the Galleries: Bright landscapes, happy accidents, activisim take centre stage

Galleries make late-winter leap into spring fare

  • Jan 7, 2023
Flowers and Sunshine acrylic on canvas by Madison Hart at West End Gallery.
Local music video maker Colton Davis worked with his idol Merkules, a platinum selling rapper from Surrey, to create a music video on Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)

Wrong gate, right time sees Island videographer get gig with platinum-selling rapper

Since he was a child Davis, a.k.a. the Big C, has been making films on his parents’ home-video camera

  • Jan 4, 2023
Local music video maker Colton Davis worked with his idol Merkules, a platinum selling rapper from Surrey, to create a music video on Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)
Arnold Lim pitches his project Obscura during the DGCBC Established Greenlight pitch contest. (Photo by Lynne Lee)

Saanich filmmaker scores critical funding for passion project Obscura

Award-winning director, producer, photojournalist brings funds to Vancouver Island

Arnold Lim pitches his project Obscura during the DGCBC Established Greenlight pitch contest. (Photo by Lynne Lee)
The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Outstanding Scrooge anchors ‘Tiny Christmas Carol’ in Chemainus

Louise Phillips is an absolute delight as this iconic character

The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
Russ Hamilton is the location manager for the Hallmark Christmas series 'Holidazed'. Sections of the production are being filmed in downtown Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Parts of a Hallmark Christmas series being filmed in downtown Duncan

‘Holidazed’ will be released next year

Russ Hamilton is the location manager for the Hallmark Christmas series 'Holidazed'. Sections of the production are being filmed in downtown Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
PointeTango Founders Erin-Scott Kafadar and Alexander Richardson (Courtesy of Jacob Marsh Photography)

PointeTango’s twist on dance returns to Victoria for World Accordion and Tango Festival

The duo will perform new show live in Victoria for the first time since COVID lowered the curtains

PointeTango Founders Erin-Scott Kafadar and Alexander Richardson (Courtesy of Jacob Marsh Photography)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: ‘Dead Ringer’ is a live one for Chemainus Theatre

Tying the show’s eclectic set list together is Zachary Stevenson

Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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Harrison Ford joins Captain America 4

Ford will make his first appearance as the character in ‘Captain America:…

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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.
Actor Benjamin Ayres (left) poses with Allen and Karolin at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. He stayed at the resort while filming “Long Lost Christmas” in Agassiz-Harrison for the past two weeks. (Instagram/@benjaminayres)

VIDEO: Actor Ben Ayres chats about upcoming Hallmark movie, filming in Agassiz-Harrison

Ayres stars in ‘Long Lost Christmas’, premiering Nov. 19

Actor Benjamin Ayres (left) poses with Allen and Karolin at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. He stayed at the resort while filming “Long Lost Christmas” in Agassiz-Harrison for the past two weeks. (Instagram/@benjaminayres)
Colin James plays at Nanaimos Port Theatre Sept. 27. (J. OMeara Photo)

Colin James takes ‘Open Road’ toward Vancouver Island

Musician to performs songs from Juno Award-winning new album in Nanaimo and Victoria

Colin James plays at Nanaimos Port Theatre Sept. 27. (J. OMeara Photo)
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‘SNL’ Announces First Nonbinary Cast Member

Actor and comedian has signed on to join the cast of ‘Saturday…

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Choreography and athletic artistry come together in Glory at the Chemainus Theatre until Oct. 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Choreography and athletic artistry come together in Glory at the Chemainus Theatre until Oct. 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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