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Fresh off a premiere at the Whistler Film Festival, Tzouhalem the untold story of the legendary warrior, will be made available for viewing in the Cowichan Valley come March. Harold Joe co-directs Tzouhalem with Leslie D. Bland. (Courtesy of Route 504 PR)

Legend of ‘Tzouhalem’ comes to the big screen

Cowichan Tribes’s Harold Joe co-directs documentary

Fresh off a premiere at the Whistler Film Festival, Tzouhalem the untold story of the legendary warrior, will be made available for viewing in the Cowichan Valley come March. Harold Joe co-directs Tzouhalem with Leslie D. Bland. (Courtesy of Route 504 PR)
The Cowichan Valley’s Tafadzwa Matamba, who is originally from Zimbabwe, has received a $20,000 grant for production funding, personalized training and mentorship to tell the story of his culture and people during Black History Month. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Tafadzwa Matamba wants to share his culture with Canadians

Matamba, who is from Zimbabwe, gets grant to tell his story during Black History Month

The Cowichan Valley’s Tafadzwa Matamba, who is originally from Zimbabwe, has received a $20,000 grant for production funding, personalized training and mentorship to tell the story of his culture and people during Black History Month. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)

What to stream: several Oscar picks among your March streaming options

A look at what’s coming up on the small screen this month

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
Charlotte Cardin arrives at the Gala Adisq awards ceremony in Montreal, Sunday, October 27, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Charlotte Cardin leads with six Juno nominations

Montreal pop singer-songwriter topped bigger names Justin Bieber and the Weeknd, each with five

Charlotte Cardin arrives at the Gala Adisq awards ceremony in Montreal, Sunday, October 27, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Victoria Symphony principal pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin. (Photo by Kevin Light)

Review: Symphony soars in tribute to John Williams

Under the baton of Sean O’Loughlin their principal pops conductor we heard 12 very different scores

  • Feb 27, 2022
Victoria Symphony principal pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin. (Photo by Kevin Light)
Valley artist Val Konig’s art will be on display at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council’s Portals Annex from March 15-29. (Courtesy of CVAC)

Lake Cowichan artist Val Konig brings ‘Diversity’ to March show

Wife’s stroke prompts painter’s husband to plan displays

Valley artist Val Konig’s art will be on display at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council’s Portals Annex from March 15-29. (Courtesy of CVAC)
Nanaimo’s Kenna Deo chats with ‘Wall of Chefs’ host Noah Cappe while competing on the Food Network Canada culinary competition TV show. (Photo courtesy Katia Taylor/Food Network Canada)
Nanaimo’s Kenna Deo chats with ‘Wall of Chefs’ host Noah Cappe while competing on the Food Network Canada culinary competition TV show. (Photo courtesy Katia Taylor/Food Network Canada)
Lumière (Grant Mellemstrand) and pieces of enchanted cutlery invite Belle (Alora Killam) to be their guest for dinner during the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, which will once again take to the stage in Duncan in April. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Lumière (Grant Mellemstrand) and pieces of enchanted cutlery invite Belle (Alora Killam) to be their guest for dinner during the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, which will once again take to the stage in Duncan in April. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A unique opportunity is coming up for films to be viewed within the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

New film festival shines light on Vancouver Island Indigenous stories

Mini film festival a first for the Chemainus Theatre

A unique opportunity is coming up for films to be viewed within the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Afrique en Cirque is coming to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan for a pair of performance on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Kalabanté Productions)
Afrique en Cirque is coming to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan for a pair of performance on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Kalabanté Productions)
The Sadies lead singer Dallas Good poses for a photograph in Toronto on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Good, singer and guitarist of Canadian rock/alternative country band the Sadies has died of natural causes at age 48, the band says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

A ‘true hard-working, road-hardened troubadour:’ musicians remember Dallas Good

The Sadies were the first band to “take a chance” on the Sheepdogs in 2011

The Sadies lead singer Dallas Good poses for a photograph in Toronto on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Good, singer and guitarist of Canadian rock/alternative country band the Sadies has died of natural causes at age 48, the band says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Joane Moran and Catherine Taron will be showing 50 paintings in the ReStART Art Show at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre lobby gallery beginning Feb. 23, 2022. (poster)
Joane Moran and Catherine Taron will be showing 50 paintings in the ReStART Art Show at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre lobby gallery beginning Feb. 23, 2022. (poster)
Colin James (right) and his band put on a great show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds as part of the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo by Terry Farrell

Welcoming back the fans: Vancouver Island MusicFest bringing music to the people again

Off The Page podcast: Marketing manager Sue Wood talks about first in-person festival in two years

Colin James (right) and his band put on a great show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds as part of the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo by Terry Farrell
The Mini Competitive Jazz dancers perform to ‘Ain’t No Other Man’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Mini Competitive Jazz dancers perform to ‘Ain’t No Other Man’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
FILE - Actor Alec Baldwin attends the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala In New York on May 21, 2019. Attorneys for the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot and killed on the set of the film “Rust,” say they’re suing Baldwin and the movie’s producers for wrongful death. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Actor Alec Baldwin sued by family of cinematographer killed on set

Baldwin’s attorney responded that any claim the actor was reckless is ‘entirely false’

FILE - Actor Alec Baldwin attends the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala In New York on May 21, 2019. Attorneys for the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot and killed on the set of the film “Rust,” say they’re suing Baldwin and the movie’s producers for wrongful death. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
The opening reception of My Place in 2018. (Photo courtesy AV Museum).

Vancouver Island juried art show re-emerges as Emergence

Free workshops, talks planned for summer of 2022 in Port Alberni

The opening reception of My Place in 2018. (Photo courtesy AV Museum).
The KeyWinds Trio consists of Margaret St. Cyr, French horn; Yvonne Gillespie, piano; and Annick Richardson, clarinet. Keith McLeod is replacing Richardson on the clarinet for this performance. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Additional tickets now available for KeyWinds Trio Classical Concert

Originally cancelled in January, a spot opened up for the Feb. 20 concert

The KeyWinds Trio consists of Margaret St. Cyr, French horn; Yvonne Gillespie, piano; and Annick Richardson, clarinet. Keith McLeod is replacing Richardson on the clarinet for this performance. (Photo submitted)
The Foo Fighters will be at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre on Oct. 3. (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)

Foo Fighters include Vancouver Island stop on list of 10 new tour locations

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre hosting hall of famers Oct. 3; tickets available as of Feb. 18

The Foo Fighters will be at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre on Oct. 3. (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)
Director Ivan Reitman poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Friday, Jan 7, 2011. Reitman, the influential filmmaker and producer behind beloved comedies “Animal House” and “Ghostbusters,” has died. He was 75. Reitman passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday night, Feb. 12, 2022, at his home in Montecito, Calif., his family told The Associated Press. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Sayles

Director Ivan Reitman remembered as comedy heavyweight, champion of Canadian film

Animal House, Meatballs, Stripes, and the first two “Ghostbusters films part of his legacy

Director Ivan Reitman poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Friday, Jan 7, 2011. Reitman, the influential filmmaker and producer behind beloved comedies “Animal House” and “Ghostbusters,” has died. He was 75. Reitman passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday night, Feb. 12, 2022, at his home in Montecito, Calif., his family told The Associated Press. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Sayles
Victoria-based screenwriter Joel H. Brewster (left) is pictured on the set of his 2016 short film, The Man in the Rabbit Mask. He won a $20,000 Black Creators Edition grant to support production of his next short film, The Victoria I know. (Photo courtesy of Joel H. Brewster)

$20K grant will help Victoria screenwriter produce Black history horror film

Joel Brewster one of 30 Black creators chosen to receive Telus Storyhive/Black Screen Office grant

Victoria-based screenwriter Joel H. Brewster (left) is pictured on the set of his 2016 short film, The Man in the Rabbit Mask. He won a $20,000 Black Creators Edition grant to support production of his next short film, The Victoria I know. (Photo courtesy of Joel H. Brewster)