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Strong Nations one of the largest online aboriginal books stores in North America

Strong Nations founded five years ago by Nanaimo residents Terri Mack and Ken Mack.

Nanaimo-born actress Jodelle Ferland stars in short film Women Seen

Short film Women Seen examines how women are represented in screen-based media.

Caleb Hart performs music from his Christmas EP in Nanaimo

Caleb Hart adds beatboxing to his Christmas album, White Diamonds, which he performs during a show at the Nanaimo Bar.

China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater coming to Nanaimo

Vancouver Island residents will have the rare opportunity to watch China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre.

Nanaimo lays first stone in new poetry walk

NANAIMO – Poetry walk to be installed this spring in front of Nanaimo's Port Theatre.

Musical revue dedicated to W.C. Handy

Andrew Homzy's NOLA NightHawks perform during a musical revue dedicated to W.C. Handy Friday and Saturday (Dec. 16-17).

Vancouver Island tenor Ken Lavigne hosts old fashioned radio show

Ken Lavigne's Christmas Musical Roadshow comes to Nanaimo's Port Theatre Tuesday (Dec. 20) at 7:30 p.m.

Nanaimo songstress Serena Zhang wins gold medal

Young Nanaimo singer Serena Zhang received a gold medal from the Royal Conservatory of Music for scoring top mark in her voice examination.

Entertainers hosting event to help people in need in downtown Nanaimo

Spread the Love campaign, created by Indie Entertainment, asks people to fill bags with essential items for people in need.

Singers serenade guests during Cottonwood Family Christmas event

Performers reunite for Cottonwood Family Christmas gala event Dec. 22 at Cottonwood Golf Course.

Saxophonist Ryan Oliver performs with Graham Shonwise Quintet

Award-winning saxophone player Ryan Oliver performs at Nanaimo's Lighthouse Bistro Thursday (Dec. 15).

Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular lights up Nanaimo stage

Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular features Broadway hits, classical tunes and Christmas songs.

Provincial grant used for heritage building upgrades on Gabriola

NANAIMO – Gabriola Arts Council renovating the Arts and Heritage Centre and administrative office building.

Nanaimo’s Generations Church presents annual Singing Christmas Tree show

This year's Singing Christmas Tree show tells the story of Mary and Joseph adapted from the play Two from Galilee.

The Kerplunks win Canadian Folk Music Award

Kerplunks win Children's Album of the Year Award for album Pants & Mammals.

Nanaimo Museum host Capturing Christmas exhbit

Nanaimo Museum hosts Capturing Christmas exhibit, which includes cameras and historical photographs highlighting the city's past.

Tower of song pays homage to Leonard Cohen

Tower of Song duo, Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone, mark Leonard Cohen's passing with Vancouver Island tribute tour.

VIDEO: Young Nanaimo actors bring characters of Narnia to life

Headliners Productions presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Saturday (Dec. 10) and Sunday (Dec. 11).

Vancouver Island University Jazz Ensemble performs with symphony

VIU's Jazz Ensemble, the Abbotsford Youth Choir and VI Symphonic choir and children's choir perform with Vancouver Island Symphony.

Tribute artists perform during superstar show at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre

Singers become iconic musicians during Superstars Tribute Show Dec. 10 at the Port Theatre.