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Large crowds at The 39 Days of July came out to listen to the music of young performers in 2019. This year, due to COVID-19, performances will be available online only. (Lexi Bainas/file)

39 Days of July transitions to online shows for 2020

Traditionally, the 39 Days of July has consisted of a series of outdoor musical events

Large crowds at The 39 Days of July came out to listen to the music of young performers in 2019. This year, due to COVID-19, performances will be available online only. (Lexi Bainas/file)
The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s Music in the Park series always draws packed crowds, particularly for the famed Naden Band. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

COVID-19 results in cancellation of entire Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society summer program

All major festivals and Music in the Park series events affected through the end of August

The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s Music in the Park series always draws packed crowds, particularly for the famed Naden Band. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)

Artists band together for Islanders in need

Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island broadcasts tonight

Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)
Local artists of all kinds are invited to apply to be featured on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre’s new online concert hall. (submitted)

CPAC launches Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Online

CPAC is posting submissions from the region’s musicians, dancers, actors, writers, and visual artists

  • Apr 7, 2020
Local artists of all kinds are invited to apply to be featured on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre’s new online concert hall. (submitted)
Creating the perfect charcuterie plate

Creating the perfect charcuterie plate

Tips from Cure Artisan Meat and Cheese owner Brad Boisvert

  • Apr 3, 2020
Creating the perfect charcuterie plate
Chemainus Theatre has postponed the next two shows on its 2020 schedule. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre temporarily suspends operations, postpones next two shows

It’s hoped The 39 Steps and Beauty And The Beast can be staged at another time

Chemainus Theatre has postponed the next two shows on its 2020 schedule. (Photo by Don Bodger)
People from all over have sent in videos of them singing into their cameras, all in an effort to stay connected through music and the spirit of fun. The Facebook page was started by a man in Chilliwack.

‘Coronaoke’ hits high note among self-isolating crowd thanks to B.C. man

People sharing fun videos on social media to combat social isolation during coronavirus pandemic

People from all over have sent in videos of them singing into their cameras, all in an effort to stay connected through music and the spirit of fun. The Facebook page was started by a man in Chilliwack.
FILE - In this May 8, 2018 file photo, actors Penelope Cruz, right, and Javier Bardem pose for photographers at the opening ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Arguably the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering has postponed its 73rd edition. Organizers of the French Riviera festival, scheduled to take place May 12-23, said they are considering moving the festival to the end of June or the beginning of July. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Cannes canned; Rosie brings back talk show amid COVID-19 concerns

‘Minions’ movie delayed; Conan tries late night with iPhone

FILE - In this May 8, 2018 file photo, actors Penelope Cruz, right, and Javier Bardem pose for photographers at the opening ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Arguably the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering has postponed its 73rd edition. Organizers of the French Riviera festival, scheduled to take place May 12-23, said they are considering moving the festival to the end of June or the beginning of July. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Nanoose Bay painter lets passion be her guide

  • Mar 13, 2020
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world
Renowned Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster is performing in the Cowichan Valley on March 12. (Submitted photo)

Canada’s Queen of the Fiddle coming to Cowichan Valley

Natalie MacMaster to perform at Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 12

Renowned Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster is performing in the Cowichan Valley on March 12. (Submitted photo)
Ryan Reynolds returned to San Diego Comic-Con to promote the release of a ‘Deadpoll’ extended cut. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Ryan Reynolds among 2020 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards winners

Other 2020 lifetime artistic achievement winners include Vancouver-born composer Alexina Louie

Ryan Reynolds returned to San Diego Comic-Con to promote the release of a ‘Deadpoll’ extended cut. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Chris Pratt posted a video showing the beauty of Kamloops, B.C., on Feb. 25, 2020. (Screenshot)
Chris Pratt posted a video showing the beauty of Kamloops, B.C., on Feb. 25, 2020. (Screenshot)
The unique art world of Steve Chmilar

The unique art world of Steve Chmilar

Painter creates an international market for his artworks

  • Feb 14, 2020
The unique art world of Steve Chmilar
Making music with WE3

Making music with WE3

Getting people up on the dance floor

  • Feb 12, 2020
Making music with WE3
Lynne Hanson (Jen Squires photo)
Lynne Hanson (Jen Squires photo)
Jazz performer Laila Biali comes to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre’s Cabaret Series on Feb. 13. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Hear sultry jazz songstress Laila Biali in speakeasy setting in Cowichan

Cabaret Series at Cowichan Theatre closes its 2019/20 season with super show

Jazz performer Laila Biali comes to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre’s Cabaret Series on Feb. 13. (Submitted)
The Andrew Collins Trio is coming to the Providence Farm Chapel for an intimate concert on Feb. 9. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Exciting trio of string meisters coming to the Valley on Feb. 9

Andrew Collins Trio promises an evening of lively music at Providence Farm Chapel

  • Jan 27, 2020
The Andrew Collins Trio is coming to the Providence Farm Chapel for an intimate concert on Feb. 9. (Submitted)
VIDEO: ‘Porn’ answer was a wrong one for Surrey family on ‘Feud’ game show

VIDEO: ‘Porn’ answer was a wrong one for Surrey family on ‘Feud’ game show

Surrey’s Rams competed on the TV show Wednesday night

VIDEO: ‘Porn’ answer was a wrong one for Surrey family on ‘Feud’ game show
Secrets and Lives with Sue Tyler

Secrets and Lives with Sue Tyler

Power 104 host and her seven sins

  • Jan 22, 2020
Secrets and Lives with Sue Tyler
Amanda Shatzko’s Mixed Mediums

Amanda Shatzko’s Mixed Mediums

Artist on art, the circus and politics

  • Jan 20, 2020
Amanda Shatzko’s Mixed Mediums