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

Accomplished pianist performs in Classical Concerts series Nov. 6

Resume also includes extensive teaching and adjudicating

St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus is the intimate venue for the Chemainus Classical Concerts series. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Kingpins with Big Hank are kicking off their Christmas tour at the Duncan Showroom on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Big Hank)

‘Blues Songs of Christmas’ ringing in the season at Duncan Showroom

Big Hank and The Kingpins perform Nov. 5

  • Oct 31, 2022
The Kingpins with Big Hank are kicking off their Christmas tour at the Duncan Showroom on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Big Hank)
Wendy Bryan’s work Home Sweet Home is but one of the pieces that will be at the Arbutus Ridge Art Club show and sale on Nov. 5 and 6, 2022. (Wendy Bryan artwork)

Pandemic inspires many pieces in new Arbutus Ridge art show

Cowichan Valley art club hosting show and sale Nov. 5 and 6

  • Oct 30, 2022
Wendy Bryan’s work Home Sweet Home is but one of the pieces that will be at the Arbutus Ridge Art Club show and sale on Nov. 5 and 6, 2022. (Wendy Bryan artwork)
The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix joins an array of new ad-supported streaming options when it launches the cheaper tier of its service on Nov. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar

Cable 2.0: Netflix and other streamers bring back ads after disrupting TV landscape

Free ad-supported platforms set to launch in Canada as Netflix releases its own cheaper version

The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix joins an array of new ad-supported streaming options when it launches the cheaper tier of its service on Nov. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar
FILE - Jerry Lee Lewis props his foot on the piano as he lays back and acknowledges the applause of fans during the fifth annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival at New York’s Madison Square Garden on March 14, 1975. (AP Photo/Rene Perez, File)

Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87

Lewis perhaps the last survivor of a generation of groundbreaking rock’n’roll performers

FILE - Jerry Lee Lewis props his foot on the piano as he lays back and acknowledges the applause of fans during the fifth annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival at New York’s Madison Square Garden on March 14, 1975. (AP Photo/Rene Perez, File)
‘Qairo’ is the first show in November. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
‘Qairo’ is the first show in November. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
FILE - Matthew Perry arrives at the premiere of “The Invention of Lying” in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2009. Perry turns 52 on Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Near-fatal ODs and love faxes to Julia Roberts: What Matthew Perry’s memoir reveals

‘I was Chandler’: Friends star’s book details a constant battle with addictions

FILE - Matthew Perry arrives at the premiere of “The Invention of Lying” in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2009. Perry turns 52 on Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. Musicians across the country are expressing concern for their livelihood after SiriusXM announced it would not renew their contract with CBC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Musicians worried for livelihoods after CBC contract ends with SiriusXM

SiriusXM said it is still committed to playing Canadian music in its programming

A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. Musicians across the country are expressing concern for their livelihood after SiriusXM announced it would not renew their contract with CBC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Wonderheads present their unique take on A Christmas Carol with giant puppets, masks, and more at theatres across Vancouver Island this December. (Submitted)

Wonderheads whimsically re-imagine classic Christmas Carol

Performances across Vancouver Island this December

  • Oct 26, 2022
The Wonderheads present their unique take on A Christmas Carol with giant puppets, masks, and more at theatres across Vancouver Island this December. (Submitted)
James Corden attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibition on Monday, May 2, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

James Corden admits he was ‘ungracious’ to restaurant staff: ‘It was wrong’

‘It is a comment I deeply regret, I understand the difficulties of being a server’

James Corden attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibition on Monday, May 2, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
FILE - Former film producer Harvey Weinstein appears in court at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 4 2022. Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial. Weinstein is already serving a 23-year-old sentence for a conviction in New York. (Etienne Laurent/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Prosecutor: Women’s stories show Weinstein’s predatory power

Former Hollywood mogul facing multiple counts related to the sexual assault of multiple women

FILE - Former film producer Harvey Weinstein appears in court at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 4 2022. Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial. Weinstein is already serving a 23-year-old sentence for a conviction in New York. (Etienne Laurent/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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Adidas drops Ye after comments made on social media

Adidas ended a partnership that helped make the artist formerly known as…

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FILE - Leslie Jordan poses for a portrait at Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles on Thursday, April 8, 2021 to promote his new book “How Y’all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived.” Jordan, the Emmy-winning actor whose wry Southern drawl and versatility made him a comedy and drama standout on TV series including “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” has died. He was 67. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Leslie Jordan, versatile Emmy-winning actor, dies at 67

“Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story” actor became an Instagram hit during pandemic

FILE - Leslie Jordan poses for a portrait at Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles on Thursday, April 8, 2021 to promote his new book “How Y’all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived.” Jordan, the Emmy-winning actor whose wry Southern drawl and versatility made him a comedy and drama standout on TV series including “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” has died. He was 67. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
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)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Black Adam.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

‘Black Adam,’ with Dwayne Johnson, debuts with $67M

Box office take The Rock’s biggest opening weekend ever

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Black Adam.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
This cover image released by Interscope Records shows “The Loneliest Time” by Carly Rae Jepsen. (Interscope Records via AP)

Review: Carly Rae Jepsen’s latest album is pop perfection

‘The Loneliest Time’ is a collection of songs that encompass the highs and lows of searching for love

This cover image released by Interscope Records shows “The Loneliest Time” by Carly Rae Jepsen. (Interscope Records via AP)
This image released by Republic Records shows "Midnights" by Taylor Swift. (Republic Records via AP)

Review: Taylor Swift gets dark, electric on ‘Midnights’

New album makes it clear that Swift has taken a step forward in the indie-pop genre

This image released by Republic Records shows "Midnights" by Taylor Swift. (Republic Records via AP)
Kate Gateley and her book ‘Tides of the Sovereign’ are finalists in the 2022 Canadian Book Club Awards. (Photo courtesy of Kate Gateley)
Kate Gateley and her book ‘Tides of the Sovereign’ are finalists in the 2022 Canadian Book Club Awards. (Photo courtesy of Kate Gateley)
Actor Kevin Spacey, center, leaves court, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in New York. Spacey testified that he never made a sexual pass at the actor Anthony Rapp, who has sued, claiming the Academy Award-winning actor tried to take him to bed when he was 14. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Jury: Kevin Spacey didn’t molest actor Anthony Rapp in 1986

Jury deliberated for a little more than an hour before deciding Rapp hadn’t proven his allegations

Actor Kevin Spacey, center, leaves court, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in New York. Spacey testified that he never made a sexual pass at the actor Anthony Rapp, who has sued, claiming the Academy Award-winning actor tried to take him to bed when he was 14. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
Host Michael Buble is shown on stage at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. Buble is set to be a guest judge for “Michael Bublé Night” on “Dancing with the Stars.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian singer Michael Bublé set to guest judge ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Grammy- and Juno-winning singer will be evaluating the 10 remaining duos Monday

Host Michael Buble is shown on stage at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. Buble is set to be a guest judge for “Michael Bublé Night” on “Dancing with the Stars.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck