Entertainment

Samoa bans Elton John movie ‘Rocketman’ due to homosexuality

A Russian distributor also censored scenes from ‘Rocketman’ that featured gay sex and drug use

Campbell River Pride Party returns with old friends and fresh faces

CR Pride returns for its fourth year with some of Vancouver’s finest…

  • Jun 10, 2019

Tony highlights: A historic win and a strong night for women

Broadway favourites Santino Fontana and Stephanie J. Block took the top musical acting prizes

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Night B4 Canada Day celebrations
Carving competition
Syrian art
Backbones and Bloodlines looks at wild salmon survival in Campbell River

Calls for a new kind of popcorn movie: ‘We need Indigenous people in space’

Research has shown that media representation has a pivotal impact on public perception

Vancouver Island eagle sculptor’s latest creation details an epic battle

Eagles battling in flight took 2,500 hours to complete

  • Jun 7, 2019

Vancouver Island poet Eve Joseph ‘savouring’ moment after winning $65K Griffin prize

The Vancouver-raised, 66-year-old writer said she feels she still has work to do to master her craft

VIDEO: Sonny and Cher reunite on Vancouver stage

Iconic performer, 73, tells older to women to “keep kicking ass”

Campbell River songwriter’s group to host first public performance

‘You’re not learning this craft to sit at home and play your songs for yourself, after all’

CR DanceXtreme celebrates great season with year-end performances at Tidemark Theatre

Another season is coming to an end and CR DanceXtreme’s competitive dance…

  • Jun 5, 2019

VIDEO: Campbell River Art Gallery to showcase Syrian films at Timberline

Feature-length documentary ‘I Am the Revolution’ and two short films to be screened

A diminished ‘Godzilla’ still bests ‘Rocketman,’ ‘Ma’

Dexter Fletcher’s fantastical Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman,’didn’t launch with the same bravado as Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

New book looks at Sybil Andrews’ legacy

Second book to come out in the past six months on iconic artist from Campbell River

Syrian art show in Campbell River has roots dating back to pen pal days

Show’s co-curator gives lecture on early inspirations and contemporary concerns

VIDEO: Alex Trebek says his response to cancer treatment is ‘kind of mind-boggling’

The 78-year-old TV personality tells People magazine he’s responding very well to chemotherapy

Local fishing guide looking for Storyhive votes

Kai White is looking to examine wild salmon stocks and their protection with documentary

Campbell River’s complex relationship with salmon

Eiko Jones looks to examine how salmon helped form Campbell River’s identity over time with new film

Rare opportunity to hear scintillating folk-trad-roots duo

Adam Iredale-Gray and Elise Boeur are usually seen as two-fifths of Aerialists,…

  • May 27, 2019

‘Aladdin’ soars, but ‘Booksmart’ barely passes at box office

‘Aladdin’ grossed an estimated $86.1 million to take the top spot at the North American box office

The diverse ambitions of Canadian star of Disney’s live-action ‘Aladdin’ remake

Egyptian-born Mena Massoud was unknown before snagging the lead role in the live-action Disney remake

Grand piano scholarship presented to Campbell River pianist

Julie Matsuzawa has been announced as the 2019 Dorothy Brealey Memorial Scholarship…

  • May 22, 2019