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Nanaimo musicians Rick Scott, Nico Rhodes, Joëlle Rabu and David Gogo (clockwise from top left) are performing as part of the Music From the Edges of Canada concert series. (Photos courtesy Rick Scott/Dirk Heydemann/Angie Oh/Andrew Dodd)

Nanaimo musicians featured in virtual coast-to-coast-to-coast concert series

David Gogo, Joëlle Rabu, Nico Rhodes and Rick Scott participating in virtual showcase

Nanaimo musicians Rick Scott, Nico Rhodes, Joëlle Rabu and David Gogo (clockwise from top left) are performing as part of the Music From the Edges of Canada concert series. (Photos courtesy Rick Scott/Dirk Heydemann/Angie Oh/Andrew Dodd)
Nanaimo poet laureate Kamal Parmar has released her latest book, ‘What Does the Wind Say?’ (Photo courtesy HA Photography)

Nanaimo poet laureate releases new poetry book

‘What Does the Wind Say?’ is the fifth book by Kamal Parmar

Nanaimo poet laureate Kamal Parmar has released her latest book, ‘What Does the Wind Say?’ (Photo courtesy HA Photography)
Artist Audie Murray’s installation piece We Are Always Love is among the works on display as part of her Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibition, Pawatamihk. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Artist presents dream-inspired exhibition at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Calgary-based multi-disciplinary artist Audie Murray makes Nanaimo debut with ‘Pawatamihk’

Artist Audie Murray’s installation piece We Are Always Love is among the works on display as part of her Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibition, Pawatamihk. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo rapper Sirreal, seen here with his son Benjamin, is releasing a trio of music videos for songs appearing on his latest record, ‘The Red Album.’ (Photo courtesy Alanna Morton)

Nanaimo rapper Sirreal releasing music videos for three songs off his new CD

Sirreal’s first video from ‘The Red Album’ is for the cautionary track ‘Get the Money’

Nanaimo rapper Sirreal, seen here with his son Benjamin, is releasing a trio of music videos for songs appearing on his latest record, ‘The Red Album.’ (Photo courtesy Alanna Morton)
Drummer James McRae and his band are playing jazz renditions of Gordon Lightfoot songs at the Port Theatre on Nov. 1. (Photo courtesy Ralph Barrat)

Nanaimo musicians performing jazz renditions of Gordon Lightfoot songs

‘Impressions of Lightfoot’ part of Nanaimo Jazz Festival series at the Port Theatre

Drummer James McRae and his band are playing jazz renditions of Gordon Lightfoot songs at the Port Theatre on Nov. 1. (Photo courtesy Ralph Barrat)
Nanaimo-based marimba player Nicole Arendt performs as part of online showcase on Oct. 24. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo marimba player performing as part of online showcase

Nicole Arendt to also mimic sounds of mandolin, steel bowls using new synthesizer marimba

Nanaimo-based marimba player Nicole Arendt performs as part of online showcase on Oct. 24. (Photo submitted)
Work by artists Cassidhe McNulty, Logan Alvarez and Tamara Nachtigall (cropped, from left) are among those that will be on display as part of the Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo art show. (Photos supplied)

Nanaimo youth volunteer group presents its first art show

Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo to exhibit work at Country Club Centre on Saturday, Oct. 23

Work by artists Cassidhe McNulty, Logan Alvarez and Tamara Nachtigall (cropped, from left) are among those that will be on display as part of the Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo art show. (Photos supplied)
VIU theatre professor Eliza Gardiner is giving a presentation as part of the Arts and Humanities Colloquium series. (Photo courtesy VIU)

VIU theatre prof defends tragic Greek drama queen in colloquium presentation

Eliza Gardiner to discuss Greek queen Clytemnestra with help of student actor

VIU theatre professor Eliza Gardiner is giving a presentation as part of the Arts and Humanities Colloquium series. (Photo courtesy VIU)
Vancouver Island Symphony harpist Lani Krantz will perform Canadian composer Rachel Laurin’s new Suite for Harp and String Quartet at the Port Theatre on Oct. 23. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)

Vancouver Island Symphony kicks off new season at the Port Theatre

‘Friendship’ program pairs new Canadian composition with Mozart quintet

Vancouver Island Symphony harpist Lani Krantz will perform Canadian composer Rachel Laurin’s new Suite for Harp and String Quartet at the Port Theatre on Oct. 23. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)
CHLY executive director Jesse Woodward and longtime volunteer Gord Bibby (from left) in the CHLY studio. This month VIU’s community radio station celebrates 20 years on the airwaves. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island University community radio station celebrates 20th anniversary

CHLY 101.7 FM marks 20 years on the air with concert in downtown Nanaimo

CHLY executive director Jesse Woodward and longtime volunteer Gord Bibby (from left) in the CHLY studio. This month VIU’s community radio station celebrates 20 years on the airwaves. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo writer Haley Healey has released her first fiction book, ‘Immortal Grit.’ (Photo courtesy Kristin Wenberg)

Nanaimo historical writer makes fiction debut with supernatural mystery novel

Haley Healey to unveil ‘Immortal Grit’ at book launch at Coach and Horses

Nanaimo writer Haley Healey has released her first fiction book, ‘Immortal Grit.’ (Photo courtesy Kristin Wenberg)
Nanaimo children’s author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book is ‘Lonely Doug.’ (Photo courtesy Bread and Clutter)

Nanaimo children’s author writes about famous fir tree ‘Lonely Doug’

Writer and illustrator Lindsay Ford releases 10th children’s book

Nanaimo children’s author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book is ‘Lonely Doug.’ (Photo courtesy Bread and Clutter)
Playwrights Anna Marie Anderson, Kim Senklip Harvey and Yvette Menard (from left) are participating in TheatreOne’s upcoming Emerging Voices series. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo’s TheatreOne announces lineup for upcoming staged play reading series

Three playwrights from Island and mainland to participate in 2022 Emerging Voices season

Playwrights Anna Marie Anderson, Kim Senklip Harvey and Yvette Menard (from left) are participating in TheatreOne’s upcoming Emerging Voices series. (Photos submitted)
A screen shot from last year’s One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge winner ‘Bro in a Box’ by Gord Bestwick and Todd Cameron, starring Bestwick and actor Emily Celeste. (YouTube screen shot)

Nanaimo filmmakers’ group presents One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge

Sixth edition of CineCentral Filmmakers Society competition to be screened online

A screen shot from last year’s One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge winner ‘Bro in a Box’ by Gord Bestwick and Todd Cameron, starring Bestwick and actor Emily Celeste. (YouTube screen shot)
Michael Joseph, Alexis Barudin, Daleal Monjazeb, Athena Bardonnex, Jenna Gill and Cameron Le (from left) star in the VIU theatre department production of ‘A Drama Class’s Dream.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

VIU theatre students return to the stage with modern Shakespeare adaptation

‘A Drama Class’s Dream’ is VIU theatre department’s first production since March 2020

Michael Joseph, Alexis Barudin, Daleal Monjazeb, Athena Bardonnex, Jenna Gill and Cameron Le (from left) star in the VIU theatre department production of ‘A Drama Class’s Dream.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Sherri McLean, Pat Donaldson, Carolyn Kuhn, Sheila Fremont-Male, Kristin Forester, Stephanie Brossard, Natasha Ballantyne and Sheila Coultish (clockwise from top-left) star in the Nanaimo Theatre Group production of Talking With. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Theatre Group returns to the stage with ‘off-beat’ monologues

‘Talking With’ is theatre group’s first production since last October

Sherri McLean, Pat Donaldson, Carolyn Kuhn, Sheila Fremont-Male, Kristin Forester, Stephanie Brossard, Natasha Ballantyne and Sheila Coultish (clockwise from top-left) star in the Nanaimo Theatre Group production of Talking With. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Sidney-based pianist Michael Kaeshammer is performing at the Port Theatre on Oct. 15. (Photo courtesy Tine Acke)

Vancouver Island pianist performs in Nanaimo after long absence

Sidney’s Michael Kaeshammer plays the Port Theatre on Oct. 15

Sidney-based pianist Michael Kaeshammer is performing at the Port Theatre on Oct. 15. (Photo courtesy Tine Acke)
Nanaimo artist Rod Corraini’s latest exhibition ‘Yesteryear’s Wheels’ is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of the month. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo artist paints cars from his childhood in new exhibit

Rod Corraini presents ‘Yesteryear’s Wheels’ at Art 10 Gallery through October

Nanaimo artist Rod Corraini’s latest exhibition ‘Yesteryear’s Wheels’ is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of the month. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Bowen Island poet Susan Alexander is the guest editor for the inaugural issue of Wordstorm Society of the Arts’s ‘Counterflow’ magazine. (Photo courtesy Karolina Turek)

Nanaimo spoken word group creating online art and literature magazine

Submissions open for WordStorm Society of the Arts’s new ‘Counterflow’ magazine

Bowen Island poet Susan Alexander is the guest editor for the inaugural issue of Wordstorm Society of the Arts’s ‘Counterflow’ magazine. (Photo courtesy Karolina Turek)
Nanaimo poet Joanne Dzierza’s latest book is ‘The Mountains Mock our Egos.’ (Photo courtesy Daiki Katawama)

Nanaimo poet gets ‘deeply reflective’ in her second book

Joanne Dzierza releases ‘The Mountains Mock our Egos’

Nanaimo poet Joanne Dzierza’s latest book is ‘The Mountains Mock our Egos.’ (Photo courtesy Daiki Katawama)