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St. Michael’s Church is the venue for Chemainus Classical Concerts. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Return of West Coast Chamber Players highly-anticipated

Renowned ensemble performing at Chemainus Classical Concerts Dec. 4

St. Michael’s Church is the venue for Chemainus Classical Concerts. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Holiday favourite The Nutcracker is coming to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Dec. 3, 2022. (Citizen file)
Holiday favourite The Nutcracker is coming to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Dec. 3, 2022. (Citizen file)
Candice Roberts plays Larry at the Tidemark Theatre Dec. 16. Photo by Kristine Cofsky

Vancouver Island-raised performer brings ‘one-man’ exploration of dude-ism home

Candice Roberts is getting laughs with Larry — someone you will probably recognize

Candice Roberts plays Larry at the Tidemark Theatre Dec. 16. Photo by Kristine Cofsky
Desmond Day Larson on the set of his YouTube show, Mr. Day. Photo by Terry Farrell

Day dawns with music and imagination as a YouTube children’s performer

Courtenay singer/songwriter gaining an audience with his online children’s show

Desmond Day Larson on the set of his YouTube show, Mr. Day. Photo by Terry Farrell
FILE - Singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in a concert at Wembley Stadium on June 22, 2018, in London. On the heels of a messy ticket roll out for Swift’s first tour in years, fans are angry; they’re also energized against Ticketmaster. While researchers agree that there’s no way to tell how long the energy could last, the outrage shows a way for young people to become more politically engaged through fan culture. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Taylor Swift ticket trouble could drive political engagement

Size of Swift’s fandom spurring conversations about economic inequality symbolized by Ticketmaster

FILE - Singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in a concert at Wembley Stadium on June 22, 2018, in London. On the heels of a messy ticket roll out for Swift’s first tour in years, fans are angry; they’re also energized against Ticketmaster. While researchers agree that there’s no way to tell how long the energy could last, the outrage shows a way for young people to become more politically engaged through fan culture. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
This combination of photos shows a “Peanuts” cartoon by Charles M. Schulz in 1999 showing kids at a museum with one off on the side, gazing at a painting of the dog Earl from “Mutts,” top, and an upcoming “Mutts” cartoon by Patrick McDonnell showing Earl at the museum fondly looking at a framed image of Snoopy. More than 75 syndicated cartoonists have tucked tributes, Easter eggs and references to “Peanuts” in Nov. 26/Saturday’s funny papers to honor the creator of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and company. (Peanuts via AP, top and King Features Syndicate via AP)

Cartoonists honour ‘Peanuts’ creator in Saturday funny pages

More than 75 syndicated cartoonists have created tributes to salute strip’s 100th birthday

This combination of photos shows a “Peanuts” cartoon by Charles M. Schulz in 1999 showing kids at a museum with one off on the side, gazing at a painting of the dog Earl from “Mutts,” top, and an upcoming “Mutts” cartoon by Patrick McDonnell showing Earl at the museum fondly looking at a framed image of Snoopy. More than 75 syndicated cartoonists have tucked tributes, Easter eggs and references to “Peanuts” in Nov. 26/Saturday’s funny papers to honor the creator of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and company. (Peanuts via AP, top and King Features Syndicate via AP)
Chad Kroeger, left, and Ryan Peake of the band Nickelback are photographed in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

Nickelback doubles down on nostalgia – just don’t call it a concept record

‘Get Rollin’, the band’s first full-length album in five years, is a throwback to its glory days

Chad Kroeger, left, and Ryan Peake of the band Nickelback are photographed in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
FILE - Jason David Frank waves to the crowd as he makes his way down Peachtree Street in the annual DragonCon parade through downtown Atlanta, on Aug. 31, 2013. Frank, who played the Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver on the 1990s children’s series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” has died, according to a statement Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, from his manager, Justine Hunt. He was 49. (Jonathan Phillips/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

‘Power Rangers’ star Jason David Frank dies at 49

Frank played the Green Ranger in the popular ’90s children’s TV show

FILE - Jason David Frank waves to the crowd as he makes his way down Peachtree Street in the annual DragonCon parade through downtown Atlanta, on Aug. 31, 2013. Frank, who played the Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver on the 1990s children’s series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” has died, according to a statement Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, from his manager, Justine Hunt. He was 49. (Jonathan Phillips/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
Sir Elton John performs live at the Elton John's final North American show of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Elton John rockets toward retirement at Dodger Stadium

Forty seven years after he took the stage at Dodger Stadium in…

Sir Elton John performs live at the Elton John's final North American show of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Author Larry Amstutz, formerly from Lake Cowichan, has released his personal memoir “Finding my Groove”. (Submitted photo)

Lake Cowichan author releases ‘Finding my Groove’ memoir

Larry Amstutz will be at local library on Nov. 26

  • Nov 21, 2022
Author Larry Amstutz, formerly from Lake Cowichan, has released his personal memoir “Finding my Groove”. (Submitted photo)
Deborah Sumner has been named the composer in residence for the Encore! Women’s Choir. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan’s Encore! choir names new composer in residence

Deborah Sumner recently retired as a music teacher and librarian in the Duncan area

  • Nov 21, 2022
Deborah Sumner has been named the composer in residence for the Encore! Women’s Choir. (Submitted photo)
Juno award winner and CCMA winner Jess Moskaluke will perform two shows in one night at the Queen’s in Nanaimo on Nov. 25. (Submitted photo)

Country star Jess Moskaluke plays three Vancouver Island shows

Award-winning artist nearing end of cross-Canada tour

Juno award winner and CCMA winner Jess Moskaluke will perform two shows in one night at the Queen’s in Nanaimo on Nov. 25. (Submitted photo)
Songwriter Diane Warren poses with her Taylor guitar in her studio at the Realsongs Diane Warren Music Company in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Warren will receive an honorary Oscar at the annual Governors Awards. She’s the first songwriter to ever get the award. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

After 13 unsuccessful nominations, songwriter Diane Warren finally gets her Oscar

Prolific nominee to receive honorary statuette Saturday at the annual Governors Awards

Songwriter Diane Warren poses with her Taylor guitar in her studio at the Realsongs Diane Warren Music Company in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Warren will receive an honorary Oscar at the annual Governors Awards. She’s the first songwriter to ever get the award. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
FILE - Taylor Swift attends an ‘in conversation with Taylor Swift’ event at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2022. Swift’s latest album Anti-Hero released on Oct. 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Ticketmaster canceling next Taylor Swift concert ticket sale

Decision came two days after a presale event caused the site to crash

FILE - Taylor Swift attends an ‘in conversation with Taylor Swift’ event at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2022. Swift’s latest album Anti-Hero released on Oct. 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
The cover for 80 Where Late the Song Birds Sing by Emma Robbins. (Courtesy of James Robbins)

Late the Song Bird: B.C. woman releases her debut country album at 80

Greater Victoria’s Emma Robbins began writing her own songs 15 years ago

The cover for 80 Where Late the Song Birds Sing by Emma Robbins. (Courtesy of James Robbins)
Andrea Rodall is one of the soloists in the upcoming presentation of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Duncan. (Submitted photo)
Andrea Rodall is one of the soloists in the upcoming presentation of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Duncan. (Submitted photo)
FILE - Jay Leno attends the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2017. Jay Leno suffered burns in a weekend fire at the car enthusiast’s garage but said Monday that he was doing OK, according to reports. Leno, 72, had been set to appear at a financial conference in Las Vegas on Sunday but canceled because of a “serious medical emergency.” (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

Leno has surgery for burns from car fire, in good condition

Former talk show host expected to make a full recovery

FILE - Jay Leno attends the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2017. Jay Leno suffered burns in a weekend fire at the car enthusiast’s garage but said Monday that he was doing OK, according to reports. Leno, 72, had been set to appear at a financial conference in Las Vegas on Sunday but canceled because of a “serious medical emergency.” (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
Syl Thompson and band Ground Control will bring back ‘the definitive Bowie experience’ to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 20. (Submitted photo)

Tribute act unpacks David Bowie experience across Vancouver Island

Syl Thompson and band Ground Control perform in Victoria, Nanaimo and Campbell River

Syl Thompson and band Ground Control will bring back ‘the definitive Bowie experience’ to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 20. (Submitted photo)
FILE - Ticketmaster tickets and gift cards are shown at a box office in San Jose, Calif., on May 11, 2009. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Shake it off? Parents come up short for Taylor Swift tickets

Ticketmaster called demand “historically unprecedented” with millions of people trying to buy

FILE - Ticketmaster tickets and gift cards are shown at a box office in San Jose, Calif., on May 11, 2009. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will perform ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’ at several Vancouver Island venues including Nanaimo’s Port Theatre. (Photo submitted)

Fiddle duo bringing Christmas celebration to Vancouver Island venues

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy on the Island from Nov. 18-22

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will perform ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’ at several Vancouver Island venues including Nanaimo’s Port Theatre. (Photo submitted)