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Belle (Alora Killam) sings about her love of books during the opening number of the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. For a review and more photos, see page 31, and online at www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a triumphant return for Cowichan Musical Society

Final weekend of performances moved to February

Jules Sherred, photographer and owner of Polaris Creative, has put together an exhibit that combines two of his greatest passions: food and advocacy for those with disabilities. (Polaris Creative photo)

Go behind Nourish exhibit in Duncan with artist presentation Jan. 15

“The Stories Behind the Photos: Disability, Food and Culture”

The Cowichan Folk Guild is hosting a concert featuring John Gogo on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (Photo courtesy johngogo.com)

A&E column: Beat the COVID Blues with art; one concert on, one concert off

“Let’s see what we can do to Beat the COVID Blues!”

Last year the CLAC contributed to art packages that the Chamber of Commerce gave out to families in the area. It’s time to show them off with a “Beat the Covid Blues!” art show in various locations in downtown Lake Cowichan. (Submitted by Kathie Fielding)
Last year the CLAC contributed to art packages that the Chamber of Commerce gave out to families in the area. It’s time to show them off with a “Beat the Covid Blues!” art show in various locations in downtown Lake Cowichan. (Submitted by Kathie Fielding)
The Co-Conspirators will be the feature duo at the next Cowichan Folk Guild coffeehouse on Jan. 8 in Duncan. (Submitted photo)
The Co-Conspirators will be the feature duo at the next Cowichan Folk Guild coffeehouse on Jan. 8 in Duncan. (Submitted photo)
Stephanie Roth with a promotional poster for her classes starting in January at the Saltair Community Centre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Stephanie Roth with a promotional poster for her classes starting in January at the Saltair Community Centre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Victoria Symphony Orchestra brought their Christmas program to Cowichan Dec. 17. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)

Review: Hallelujah! Live music again

Program started with light and lyrical music composed especially for the joyful season of Christmas

  • Jan 2, 2022
The Victoria Symphony Orchestra brought their Christmas program to Cowichan Dec. 17. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)
Jamieson Wickham (The Prince/Beast) and Alora Killam (Belle) star in the The Cowichan Musical Society’s first production in two years. The Society is presenting Disney’s Broadway hit musical ‘Beauty and the Beast!’ (Submitted by Irwin Killam)
Jamieson Wickham (The Prince/Beast) and Alora Killam (Belle) star in the The Cowichan Musical Society’s first production in two years. The Society is presenting Disney’s Broadway hit musical ‘Beauty and the Beast!’ (Submitted by Irwin Killam)
The Cherry Point Artists are currently featuring member Brenda Isaak Takao and her Blue Seed Studio. (Artwork courtesy of Brenda Isaak Takao)

Cherry Point Artists welcoming new members

Between December and January, Cherry Point Artists are showcasing member Brenda Isaak Takao

  • Dec 20, 2021
The Cherry Point Artists are currently featuring member Brenda Isaak Takao and her Blue Seed Studio. (Artwork courtesy of Brenda Isaak Takao)
The Cowichan Valley’s music students highlighted Canadian composers in their Canada Music Week concerts. (Photo submitted by Cowichan Valley Music Teachers Association)

Music Week concert a hit in Cowichan

We have many wonderful Canadian composers

  • Dec 18, 2021
The Cowichan Valley’s music students highlighted Canadian composers in their Canada Music Week concerts. (Photo submitted by Cowichan Valley Music Teachers Association)
Michelle Bardach is back at the Chemainus Theatre for the first time since 2014. (Photo submitted)

The stars align for Holiday Jubilation in Chemainus

Christmas concert brings together some amazing talent

Michelle Bardach is back at the Chemainus Theatre for the first time since 2014. (Photo submitted)
Longevity John Falkner is hosting a toilet paper fundraiser at the Duncan Showroom on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. (Citizen file)
Longevity John Falkner is hosting a toilet paper fundraiser at the Duncan Showroom on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. (Citizen file)
The cover for Book Four of the Along The Way series has a local significance. (Illustration by Elly Mossman)

Cowichan author releases new children’s book series on Canadian geography

Official B.C. book launch at the Public Market in Chemainus Friday

The cover for Book Four of the Along The Way series has a local significance. (Illustration by Elly Mossman)
Elise Boulanger will take the stage with Sarah Wood at the Duncan Showroom on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (Photo submitted by Elise Boulanger)

A&E column: Music on the menu in Cowichan

What’s coming up in arts and entertainment in the Cowichan Valley

Elise Boulanger will take the stage with Sarah Wood at the Duncan Showroom on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (Photo submitted by Elise Boulanger)
‘Our Home by Eastman, Owen and Ben,’ can be seen until Dec. 18. (Submitted by Susan Down)

Imagination on display at annual CVAC LEGO show

Lotsa LEGO show open until Dec. 18 at CVAC

‘Our Home by Eastman, Owen and Ben,’ can be seen until Dec. 18. (Submitted by Susan Down)
Elias-Axel Pettersson makes a return engagement to the Chemainus Classical Concerts series. (Photo submitted)

Uplifting music program desperately needed in this challenging time

Chemainus Classical Concerts touts appearance of Swedish American pianist

Elias-Axel Pettersson makes a return engagement to the Chemainus Classical Concerts series. (Photo submitted)
The Shawnigan Players’ Christmas pantomime this year is “Tom Thumb” written by Paul Reakes and directed by Laura Sirmul. (Submitted by the Shawnigan Players)

Thumbs up for the Shawnigan Players’ Christmas pantomime

The show is being presented at Duncan’s Mercury Theatre

The Shawnigan Players’ Christmas pantomime this year is “Tom Thumb” written by Paul Reakes and directed by Laura Sirmul. (Submitted by the Shawnigan Players)
Darius Rucker is the headliner for Sunfest 2022. (Photo courtesy of dariusrucker.com)

Darius Rucker to headline Sunfest 2022

Cowichan Valley also welcomes Dallas Smith, Billy Currington Hardy, Kip Moore

Darius Rucker is the headliner for Sunfest 2022. (Photo courtesy of dariusrucker.com)
T.W. Paterson’s new book looks into B.C.’s dark history of murder. (Book cover)

Cowichan author T.W. Paterson turns his eye to crime

As its title implies it’s all about murders, solved and unsolved, of which B.C. has had her share

  • Dec 5, 2021
T.W. Paterson’s new book looks into B.C.’s dark history of murder. (Book cover)
The Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra prepares for their 2021 Christmas concerts. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Camerata)

Cowichan Camerata is back with 2 Christmas concerts

The Camerata’s Winter Serenade concert will be held Dec. 11 and 12

  • Dec 5, 2021
The Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra prepares for their 2021 Christmas concerts. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Camerata)