Entertainment

Mamma Mia! smashes Chemainus Theatre Festival ticket sales record

Total expected to surpass 30,000 tickets sold before the show ends summer Island run

Film features Chez Monique, an off-the-grid restaurant on West Coast Trail in B.C.

“The story we are trying to share is of the loving haven they created and sustained for decades.”

Folk rock duo Builder and the Banshee unveil debut album at the Vault Café

Local couple recorded ‘A Hand Holding the Matchbook’ in their living room

British psychedelic rock veteran recruits Nanaimo band for new album

Moths and Locusts back up rocker Twink on ‘Think Pink IV: Return to Deep Space’

Nanaimo teen with viral video headlining first concert at Port Theatre

Lauren Spencer-Smith, 15, has been recording new songs with Grammy-winning producer

‘Schitt’s Creek’ and its stars among Canadians with Emmy nominations

Other Canadians named in Tuesday’s nominations include Ottawa native Sandra Oh

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Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra performs at Malaspina Theatre
Stranger Things 3 breaks record on Netflix
Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at Boston court
Raccoon scales tall building

VIDEO: Reports say Lashana Lynch is the new 007

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Bond one last time

Local artist explores Nanaimo’s old Chinatown in new video installation

Charlotte Zhang among eight artists in Nanaimo Art Gallery’s ‘Estuary’ exhibition starting this week

Nanaimo artist Pattiann Withapea accepted into competitive international show

‘Painting on the Edge’ takes place at Federation of Canadian Artists Vancouver gallery

Gabriola Island’s Cultivate music and theatre festival back for second year

This year’s event features a theatre production with a single spoken word

Avant-jazz fusion guitarist Elliot Freedman and band to play Lighthouse Bistro

Victoria-based musician will perform on trio of custom guitars

Band brings multilingual interwar-era gangster songs to Nanaimo

Orkestar Kriminal’s newest CD has songs in Yiddish, Russian, Greek, Spanish and Pashto

Nanaimo Concert Band presents free show at Maffeo Sutton Park

Performance will feature ‘familiar and fun’ repertoire

‘It feels very natural’: Arcade Fire’s Win Butler gets Canadian citizenship

Arcade Fire has made ‘extraordinary contributions’ to a number of humanitarian causes over the years

VIDEO: Old footage of rocking Surrey house party goes viral 30 years later

‘It was just a real fun night,’ said Rick DeBanks, whose Youtube clip has 12,000 views in a week

Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88

He starred in ‘Men in Black,’ ‘30 Rock,’ and ‘The Larry Sanders Show’

‘The Lion King’ cast talks reimagining the Disney classic

Composer Lebo M. said the remake will feature tunes from the original

Play based on nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s crimes proves divisive among victims’ families

Blyth Festival Theatre artistic director Gil Garratt co-wrote the play with Kelly McIntosh

‘I tried to fight it’: Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley on giving in to Trumpian lyrics

Sum 41’s latest studio release ‘Order in Decline,’ is due on July 19

Gabriola artist’s new exhibition brings to life a jungle ‘queendom’

Tammy Hudgeon’s ‘Wild Queendom’ features work partly inspired by a trip to Central America