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Top 10 most-read arts and entertainment stories of 2019

Articles about TV filming in and around Nanaimo and local artists appearing on TV dominate Top 10

Nanaimo all-hit cover band will play crowd-pleasers on New Year’s Eve

The Big Sky Wanderers perform at Simonholt on Dec. 31

Band pays tribute to the ’90s at New Year’s Eve show

Victoria’s Big Shiny Dudes play the Queen’s on Dec. 31

Gabriola Island venue will host jazzy New Year’s celebration

Vocalists Roger Christie and Nicole Utulinde perform at the Surf Lodge

VIU jazz studies graduate returns to Nanaimo to present sophomore album

The Wes Carroll Confabulation bring ‘Elephant in the Sea’ to the Vault

Nanaimo jazz pianist performs the music of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

Fresh from the Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular, Patrick Courtin plays Unitarian Hall

Christmas Eve’s eve concert in Nanaimo to evoke stories and memories

Singer Elise Boulanger and pianist Sarah Wood perform at the White Room

Police officer-turned-children’s book author releases first book

Nanaimo’s Mike Fedorowich presents ‘The Gardenville Bunch in Off the Beaten Path’

Nanaimo Theatre Group presenting ‘Cinderella’

Christmas pantomime at the Bailey Studio sells out earlier every year

Singer presents Christmas concert in the languages of the Celtic realms

Anna Atkinson holds annual food bank fundraiser at Cedar United Church

Gabriola Arts Council’s first executive director looks back on achievements

Michelle Benjamin is taking a position with the B.C. Arts Council in 2020

Nanaimo youth fiddlers win first place in CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge

The Fiddle Frolics win $3,000 in instruments for their rendition of ‘I’s the B’y’

Malaspina Choir seeking alumni to join in 50th anniversary celebration

Founding director Bruce More among those returning to mark golden jubilee

Yearly charity concert to raise funds for Nanaimo 7-10 Club

Michael Patrick’s annual Christmas benefit returns to the Queen’s

Vancouver Island Symphony joined by three vocal groups at Christmas concert

‘Mistletoe and Magic’ comes to the Port Theatre on Dec. 14

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival announces 2020 lineup

Festival to feature a record 25 films from 10 countries

Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular returns to the Port Theatre for 13th year

Festive stage production features a variety of dance and musical styles

Dover Bay Secondary School drama program to stage ‘Addams Family’ musical

Production is first high school musical for teacher and some students

Nanaimo’s Tidesmen Chorus presents Christmas program at the Ecumenical Centre

All-women Out of the Blue Quartet to appear as guest performers