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Next week Nanaimo singer Laura Kelsey is releasing her new single A Foolish Thing and its accompanying music video. (Video still courtesy Greg Nuspel)

Nanaimo singer joined by wolf, dancers in new music video

‘A Foolish Thing’ is Laura Kelsey’s first professionally made single in seven years

Next week Nanaimo singer Laura Kelsey is releasing her new single A Foolish Thing and its accompanying music video. (Video still courtesy Greg Nuspel)
Philip Morosan, Daniel Mottahedeh and Petra Dobek of the Dobek/Morosan/Mottahedeh Trio won the 2020 DownBeat Student Music Award for Outstanding Performance in the Small Jazz Combo category, High School division. (Photos courtesy Marcus Morosan)

Nanaimo high school jazz trio wins ‘prestigious’ award from top jazz magazine

Wellington’s Dobek/Morosan/Mottahedeh Trio wins ‘DownBeat’ award for Outstanding Performance

Philip Morosan, Daniel Mottahedeh and Petra Dobek of the Dobek/Morosan/Mottahedeh Trio won the 2020 DownBeat Student Music Award for Outstanding Performance in the Small Jazz Combo category, High School division. (Photos courtesy Marcus Morosan)
Traffic service worker Warren Van Sickle installs street banners bearing cedar bough designs by artist Becky Thiessen outside the Nanaimo Ice Centre on May 5. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

City of Nanaimo installs new street banners envisioning ecological survival

Artist Becky Thiessen’s designs depict cedar boughs and the Nanaimo estuary

Traffic service worker Warren Van Sickle installs street banners bearing cedar bough designs by artist Becky Thiessen outside the Nanaimo Ice Centre on May 5. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Lantzville-based ceramic artist Heather Goldminc will be displaying the concept art behind her clay pieces at her upcoming Mother’s Day sale. (Photo courtesy Kimberly Plumley)

Lantzville artist showcasing spring-themed ceramics and concept paintings

Heather Goldminc hosts annual spring sale at Claywworks Studio this weekend

Lantzville-based ceramic artist Heather Goldminc will be displaying the concept art behind her clay pieces at her upcoming Mother’s Day sale. (Photo courtesy Kimberly Plumley)
Nanaimo author Haley Healey recently launched her second book, ‘Flourishing and Free: More Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island.’ (Photo courtesy Kristin Wenberg)

Nanaimo author pens second book on ‘trailblazing’ Vancouver Island women

Haley Healey’s ‘Flourishing and Free’ follows her 2020 debut ‘On Their Own Terms’

Nanaimo author Haley Healey recently launched her second book, ‘Flourishing and Free: More Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island.’ (Photo courtesy Kristin Wenberg)
Last year the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival filled the seats at Malaspina Theatre. This year, viewers will take in the screenings online. (Photo courtesy VISFF)

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival happening online due to COVID-19

Submissions open until June 1, entry free for Island filmmakers

Last year the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival filled the seats at Malaspina Theatre. This year, viewers will take in the screenings online. (Photo courtesy VISFF)
Nicolle Nattrass and Michael Armstrong are presenting an online reading on May 9. (Photos courtesy Joni Marcolin/Heather Armstrong)

Nanaimo playwrights present online Mother’s Day script readings

Nicolle Nattrass and Michael Armstrong to read from in-progress plays

Nicolle Nattrass and Michael Armstrong are presenting an online reading on May 9. (Photos courtesy Joni Marcolin/Heather Armstrong)
Members of A Cappella Plus rehearse for a ’60s-themed concert in 2019. This year the group is celebrating its 40th anniversary. (Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s A Cappella Plus chorus marks 40 years with short documentary

Film covers group’s history, features performance and behind-the-scenes video

Members of A Cappella Plus rehearse for a ’60s-themed concert in 2019. This year the group is celebrating its 40th anniversary. (Bulletin file photo)
Marianne Turley is one of this year’s City of Nanaimo Culture and Heritage Award winners for Honour in Culture. (Bulletin file photo)

Longtime Vancouver Island Symphony board member gets posthumous culture award

Marianne Turley receives City of Nanaimo Culture and Heritage Award for Honour in Culture

Marianne Turley is one of this year’s City of Nanaimo Culture and Heritage Award winners for Honour in Culture. (Bulletin file photo)
Ukrainian Easter eggs painted by Nanaimo resident Sandra Shepp. Ukrainian Easter takes place this Sunday, May 2. (Photo courtesy Sandra Shepp)
Ukrainian Easter eggs painted by Nanaimo resident Sandra Shepp. Ukrainian Easter takes place this Sunday, May 2. (Photo courtesy Sandra Shepp)
Viking-inspired fantasy writer Joshua Gillingham of Nanaimo and Seattle-based Islamic science fiction editor Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad are co-editing ‘Althingi – The Crescent and the Northern Star.’ (Photos submitted, illustration by Lada Shustova/Figue)

Nanaimo author co-editing historical anthology connecting Vikings and Muslims

Joshua Gillingham presents ‘Althingi – The Crescent and the Northern Star’

Viking-inspired fantasy writer Joshua Gillingham of Nanaimo and Seattle-based Islamic science fiction editor Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad are co-editing ‘Althingi – The Crescent and the Northern Star.’ (Photos submitted, illustration by Lada Shustova/Figue)
Wilson Pascoe performs a live-streamed concert from the Port Theatre on May 7. (Photo courtesy Brittany Simms)

Port Theatre launches concert series for emerging Nanaimo artists

‘Discovery Series’ begins with performance by singer-songwriter Wilson Pascoe

Wilson Pascoe performs a live-streamed concert from the Port Theatre on May 7. (Photo courtesy Brittany Simms)
VIU’s ‘Portal’ magazine is turning 30 years old. (Image courtesy Chantelle Calitz)

Vancouver Island University’s literary magazine ‘Portal’ celebrates 30 years

Virtual launch featuring contributor readings takes places on April 30

VIU’s ‘Portal’ magazine is turning 30 years old. (Image courtesy Chantelle Calitz)
View Gallery curator Chai Duncan admires the work of graduating visual art student Hailin Zhang, one of the artists in the upcoming End Marks grad show. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

VIU visual art grad show presented as virtual gallery tour due to COVID-19

‘End Marks’ exhibition is on display from April 29 to May 30

View Gallery curator Chai Duncan admires the work of graduating visual art student Hailin Zhang, one of the artists in the upcoming End Marks grad show. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Works by Journey Meyerhoff, Joe Thoong, Corynn Cook and Kristin Svendsen (clockwise from top left) are among those on display in Far Out, the 2021 VIU graphic design grad show. (Images courtesy the artists)

Vancouver Island University graphic design grad show returns to virtual space

‘Far Out’ exhibition features the schoolwork and freelance work of 16 graduating students

Works by Journey Meyerhoff, Joe Thoong, Corynn Cook and Kristin Svendsen (clockwise from top left) are among those on display in Far Out, the 2021 VIU graphic design grad show. (Images courtesy the artists)
A still from the Earth Day video Gabriola Island musician Bob Bossin organized featuring two dozen musicians from five countries singing Pass it Along, a song with an environmental message. (Youtube screen shot)

Gabriola musician enlists musical friends for international Earth Day singalong

Bob Bossin joined by musicians from five countries in rendition of ‘Pass it Along’

A still from the Earth Day video Gabriola Island musician Bob Bossin organized featuring two dozen musicians from five countries singing Pass it Along, a song with an environmental message. (Youtube screen shot)
Gabriola writer Charlotte Cameron seated by a monument depicting the Cathar peace symbol in Minerve, France in 2013. Her new book, ‘Love and Courage in Troubled Times,’ touches on the Catholic crusade against the Cathars in the 13th century. (Photo courtesy Tom Cameron)

Gabriola playwright brings French crusades into the present in debut novel

Charlotte Cameron’s first young adult book is ‘Love and Courage in Troubled Times’

Gabriola writer Charlotte Cameron seated by a monument depicting the Cathar peace symbol in Minerve, France in 2013. Her new book, ‘Love and Courage in Troubled Times,’ touches on the Catholic crusade against the Cathars in the 13th century. (Photo courtesy Tom Cameron)
Tori Djakovic and Ava Hornby with their painting Winter Crystal Victorian Lace, a part of the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Glass Box Story project. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Youths and seniors collaborate on Nanaimo Art Gallery public art project

‘Glass Box Story’ painted panels and text to be installed across street from gallery

Tori Djakovic and Ava Hornby with their painting Winter Crystal Victorian Lace, a part of the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Glass Box Story project. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo singer Victoria Vaughn recently released an EP with local producer Austin Penner. (Photo courtesy Taylor Murray)

Nanaimo singer and recent VIU grad releases EP about becoming an adult

Victoria Vaughn’s ‘Growing Pains’ recorded with local producer Austin Penner

Nanaimo singer Victoria Vaughn recently released an EP with local producer Austin Penner. (Photo courtesy Taylor Murray)
Nanaimo-based musician Shawn Hall, the ‘Harpoonist’ in the Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer blues duo, is presenting a free, live-streamed show from the Port Theatre on April 23. (Photo courtesy Colin McTaggart)

Nanaimo musician Shawn Hall presents free online show from the Port Theatre

Last year Hall released ‘Satellite Man’ EP with new group Satellite and the Harpoonist

Nanaimo-based musician Shawn Hall, the ‘Harpoonist’ in the Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer blues duo, is presenting a free, live-streamed show from the Port Theatre on April 23. (Photo courtesy Colin McTaggart)