Arts and Entertainment

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

 

Although it won’t be Samson pulling the train this year, the Christmas Express is back at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 2021. (Citizen file)

Christmas Express train rides back in Duncan for 2021

Travel through thousands of twinkling lights at the BC Forest Discovery Centre

  • Dec 3, 2021

 

The Merville Hall will host the Art and Authors event this weekend. Photo by Erin Haluschak / Comox Valley Record

Art and Authors event coming to Merville Hall this weekend

Watercolourist Ron Morrison anchoring event, with three local authors joining

 

‘In My Head’ was written by Riley Ingham (Rylis), Christofer Lampson (Young Negrensé), Tristan Renaud, produced by Renaud, mixed by Elijah Merrett-Hitch, and mastered by Colin Leonard. (Courtesy of Yuzzynet)

Vancouver Island group’s song remembering lost friend to benefit Crisis Centre BC

Cowichan musicians to release ‘In My Head’ Nov. 16, in memory of friend lost to suicide

‘In My Head’ was written by Riley Ingham (Rylis), Christofer Lampson (Young Negrensé), Tristan Renaud, produced by Renaud, mixed by Elijah Merrett-Hitch, and mastered by Colin Leonard. (Courtesy of Yuzzynet)
Ryver Santos (centre) is making his directorial debut with the All Together Now Revue. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

All Together Now revue welcomes fans back to the theatre

Show marks directorial debut for Campbell River teen

Ryver Santos (centre) is making his directorial debut with the All Together Now Revue. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Author Nicole Magistro was inspired by Read Island for her new children’s book. Photo supplied
Author Nicole Magistro was inspired by Read Island for her new children’s book. Photo supplied
Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)

‘Aquaman’s’ Jason Momoa resurfacing in Canada for sequel

Jason Momoa was last seen in Canada filming ‘See,’ which was shot in Harrison Mills

Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)
Campbell River Art + Earth Festival Coordinator Mike Davies sets up along the Seawalk near Rotary Park to play some tunes for passers by. This coming Sunday, July 25, the Seawalk will be filled with buskers between Frank James Park in Willow Point and Hidden Harbour in celebration of International Buskers Day. Photo courtesy Campbell River Art + Earth Festival

International Buskers Day event takes to the Seawalk

Musicians to ‘serenade the shoreline’ on Sunday

Campbell River Art + Earth Festival Coordinator Mike Davies sets up along the Seawalk near Rotary Park to play some tunes for passers by. This coming Sunday, July 25, the Seawalk will be filled with buskers between Frank James Park in Willow Point and Hidden Harbour in celebration of International Buskers Day. Photo courtesy Campbell River Art + Earth Festival
Colleen Jay (left) and Joy Dawson sketch some local plants in the afternoon on Saturday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Native medicinal plants explored through art at Museum

Event looked at Indigenous uses and connecting with plants through art

Colleen Jay (left) and Joy Dawson sketch some local plants in the afternoon on Saturday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Aerialists are a neo-folk band who are excited to get back to live shows. Photo courtesy Tidemark Theatre
Aerialists are a neo-folk band who are excited to get back to live shows. Photo courtesy Tidemark Theatre
A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. The website for a Broadway theatre showing "Springsteen on Broadway" said it would only allow guests "fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine" — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

No Springsteen for you: AstraZeneca not good enough to qualify for Broadway ticket

Victoria area mayor among those unable to attend New York entertainment due to COVID-19 restriction

A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. The website for a Broadway theatre showing "Springsteen on Broadway" said it would only allow guests "fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine" — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell

Juno Awards ring in 50th anniversary; Justin Bieber, the Weeknd lead nominations

Both performers are also among the stacked list of popular artists nominated for fan choice award

The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell
Matthew Good took the Tidemark Theatre stage by storm during a previous season, and manager Jim Kent can hardly wait until people can again flow back into the theatre to see live performances again. Mirror File Photo by Mike Davies

Campbell River’s Tidemark Theatre is more than ready for a post-COVID world

‘I like that the plan has clear goalposts and allows us to start planning now,’ says theatre manager

  • Jun 1, 2021
Matthew Good took the Tidemark Theatre stage by storm during a previous season, and manager Jim Kent can hardly wait until people can again flow back into the theatre to see live performances again. Mirror File Photo by Mike Davies
The music video for “Green and Blue” featured a Willington Care Centre in Burnaby as well as some of the volunteers and employees. (Screenshot/Todd Richard)

‘Green and Blue’: B.C. country musician releases tribute song for front-line workers

Richard’s new single has been viewed more than 3,000 times on his YouTube channel

The music video for “Green and Blue” featured a Willington Care Centre in Burnaby as well as some of the volunteers and employees. (Screenshot/Todd Richard)
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo

When the world needs more beauty

Artist Vedrana Ascroft curates her Aquamaris Art Gallery

  • Apr 2, 2021
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo
The students in the Timberline Musical Theatre program rehearsed this year’s production, Once Upon a Mattress, three days per week after school in preparation for their virtual performances. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Timberline theatre group thanks community for its support

They were a bit worried whether people would show up online, but thanks those who did

  • Mar 24, 2021
The students in the Timberline Musical Theatre program rehearsed this year’s production, Once Upon a Mattress, three days per week after school in preparation for their virtual performances. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Cowichan Valley author Allan W. Waddy has released his second novel, ‘Guilty Knowledge’. (Submitted)

Insight into Vancouver Island true crime offered in ‘Guilty Knowledge’

Book signing events for private investigator Allan Waddy’s new book to be held later this month

Cowichan Valley author Allan W. Waddy has released his second novel, ‘Guilty Knowledge’. (Submitted)
The students in the Timberline Musical Theatre program are rehearsing this year’s production, Once Upon a Mattress, three days per week after school in preparation for their upcoming virtual performances. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Timberline Musical Theatre hoping for last minute ticket surge

Popular annual run of shows costs $7,000-$8,000 to put on. They’ve sold $750 in tickets

The students in the Timberline Musical Theatre program are rehearsing this year’s production, Once Upon a Mattress, three days per week after school in preparation for their upcoming virtual performances. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Screenshot of Amazon Prime’s “The Mystery Mountain Project”

Mystery Mountain Hop: Documentary recounts quest for largest peak on the B.C. coast

Film available on Amazon Prime explores expedition of Don and Phyllis Munday to Mount Waddington

Screenshot of Amazon Prime’s “The Mystery Mountain Project”
Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos poses in this undated handout photo. Netflix plans to open an office in Canada in what the streaming giant calls “a big first step” toward content creation in this country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Netflix *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Netflix plans to open an office in Canada and grow its relationship with its creators

Netflix has 21 offices around the world, including Amsterdam and Rome

Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos poses in this undated handout photo. Netflix plans to open an office in Canada in what the streaming giant calls “a big first step” toward content creation in this country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Netflix *MANDATORY CREDIT*