Entertainment

Murdered B.C. trans woman focus of new documentary

‘My Name Was January’ movie eulogizes ’the life of our group, the social glue’

Drake apologizes to fans for TIFF no-show, but offers little explanation

Drake offered his apologizes to moviegoers at Toronto International Film Festival, but gave little explanation as to why he bailed on his opening night event in the first place.

Burt Reynolds dead at 82

Reports indicate the actor died of a heart attack in Florida

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Moonshine Mollys to perform at Port Theatre telethon
Jazz violinist Kit Eakle to play Lighthouse Bistro
Violinist Ray Chin performs at the Nanaimo Arts Council
Water resistant stencil art on display at VIU

Ontario roots rock group Midnight Shine opens Port Theatre’s Spotlight series

This year the Attawapiskat First Nation-based band released third CD ‘High Road’

Netflix hopes to spark buzz at TIFF with big stars, major awards hype

Eight Netflix films will screen at TIFF in the coming days, marking the largest number of movies the company has ever brought to the festival.

Charles Mingus Dynasty Quintet headlines Nanaimo International Jazz Festival

Festival president Andrew Homzy has long been a scholar of Mingus

Toronto poet Bill Bissett presents poetry reading and workshop in Nanaimo

Bissett is at the Buzz Coffee House and St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Sept. 14 and 15

B.C. residents featured on reality TV show challenging Indigenous stereotypes

First Contact follows six Canadians as they learn the truth behind many racial stereotypes

TIFF stresses ‘zero tolerance’ policy, plans women’s rally in #MeToo era

As the Toronto International Film Festival prepares to kick off Thursday, it’s doing so in a changed landscape .

Nanaimo’s Quinton Foote premieres new film ‘Denouement’ at Bowen Park auditorium

Film follows 1920s gangsters and was shot in Parksville Museum heritage buildings

Charles Mingus Dynasty Quintet headlines Nanaimo International Jazz Festival

Festival president Andrew Homzy has long been a scholar of Mingus

Singer and VIU prof Anna Atkinson holds charity show at Cedar United Church

Proceeds will support Island Crisis Care Society’s More Room for Hope program

B.C. writer, former undercover officer, pens novel based on experiences

Lawrence Ricketts released his debut novel The Third Law in June.

Nanaimo Art Gallery Dazzle Camouflage teen summer camp holds pop-up art show

Works partly inspired by current gallery exhibition, ‘Earthlings’

Doom metal night at the Queen’s draws acts from the Island, mainland and Japan

Squamish trio Hoopsnake bring Tokyo band Guevnna on first Canadian tour

Nanaimo’s Port Theatre announces 2018-19 Spotlight series

This season marks the performance venue’s 20th anniversary

Nanaimo art rock group Gold and Shadow perform at the White Room

Band recently released new minimalist EP, ‘Gather and Scatter’

Submissions are open for Nanaimo’s Poetry in Transit program

Selected poems will appear on RDN Transit buses and promotional materials

‘Pack Animals: A Feminist Sketch Comedy’ comes to Nanaimo’s Kismet Theatre Academy

Production recently debuted to acclaim at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival