Entertainment

Nanaimo rapper Sirreal to tease double album at the Queen’s

Sirreal said records reflect “both aspects” of his personality

‘Antigone’ chosen as Canada’s contender for international film Oscar

Film centres on immigrant teen caught between her moral code and the justice system

Stage set in Nevada as Earthlings arrive for Area 51 events

Hundreds descend on Nevada desert for music and space-themed entertainment

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ make last Emmy Awards stand

‘Game of Thrones’ has most Emmys of any drama or comedy series in history

Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibit explores German faux First Nations subculture

Artist Krista Belle Stewart shows photos, videos and items from east German ‘Indianer’

Vancouver singer-songwriter Zach Kleisinger performs at the Vault

Kleisinger is preparing for his first European tour

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Mid Island Performing Arts Festival gifted 100-year-old piano
Lantzville Boys and Girls Club gets new mural
Cultivate Festival livened up the long weekend on Gabriola Island
Stranger Things 3 breaks record on Netflix

Jazz guitarist Sam Kirmayer performs at the Lighthouse Bistro

Kirmayer’s new trio features guitar, drums and organ

Canadian author Graeme Gibson, partner of Margaret Atwood, dies at age 85

Gibson remembered for putting his words into action for both cultural and environmental causes

Big top set up in north Nanaimo as circus comes to town

American Crown Circus Circo Osorio will be at Woodgrove Centre from Sept. 19-23

Shambhala named best music festival in North America

Shambhala Music Festival is held at the Salmo River Ranch in B.C.

Former VIU visual arts professor presents exhibition at school’s View Gallery

Robin Field’s ‘INformed’ represents 40 years of artistic explorations

Vancouver garage rock group Strange Breed performs at the Vault

Band recently released debut album, ‘Permanence’

Hub City Cinema Society’s Cinefest film festival returns to Avalon Cinema

More comedies and documentaries among this year’s crop of Island-made films

Mid Island Performing Arts Festival receives donation of 111-year-old piano

Instrument was originally owned by festival’s founder, Andrew Dunsmore

East Coast comedian Ron James bringing ‘Full Throttle Tour’ to Nanaimo

James is at work on the first draft of his first book, ‘All Over the Map’

Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer discovered dead Sunday afternoon in Manhattan apartment

Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ singer, dies at 70

The rock star recently announced he had stage 4 esophageal cancer

Red Green brings farewell tour to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre

Steve Smith first portrayed his handyman persona in 1979

‘15 Minutes of Infamy’ spoken word series resumes for 2019-20 season

Upcoming event features poets, storytellers and songwriters