Entertainment

Opera Nanaimo rings in the New Year at German Cultural Centre

‘Vienna: My City of Dreams’ features opera singers, ballroom dancers and a string quartet

‘Spider-Verse’ swings to the top; ‘Mortal Engines’ tanks

“Spider-Verse” has been very well-received among critics, and audiences in exit surveys gave it a rare A+ CinemaScore.

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

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Nanaimo District Secondary School dancers perform at Malaspina Theatre
Dover Bay Secondary School presents 'Oliver!'
Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra performs at VIU
Island Consort choir plays St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

VIU prof Anna Atkinson sings Victorian Christmas carols at Cedar United Church

Concert proceeds to support the church and Loaves and Fishes food bank

Nanaimo bands uniting for 7-10 Club Christmas benefit at the Queen’s

David Gogo is headlining the eight-hour benefit concert

Nanaimo Theatre Group staging Robin Hood as its Christmas pantomime

‘Robin Hood and his Very Merry Men’ will be presented at Bailey Studio starting next week

Vancouver singer Dane Warren brings ‘Christmas with Sinatra’ to the Port Theatre

Warren’s backing band made up of Island musicians, including two from Nanaimo

‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Shining’ added to National Film Registry

“These cinematic treasures must be protected because they document our history, culture, hopes and dreams.”

Vancouver duo James and Jamesy present ‘O Christmas Tea’ at the Port Theatre

Performers say the production is about ‘cultivating the power of imagination’

Ottawa technical death metal band Killitorous makes Nanaimo debut at the Cambie

Group soon to release long awaited second album six years in the making

Tidesmen present Christmas program at Nanaimo’s Ecumenical Centre

This year the annual concert will feature modern carols and instrumental music

Dover Bay Secondary School staging a production of the musical ‘Oliver!’

Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation

Theatre academy teens take their voices from the shadows into the spotlight

Kismet Theatre Academy’s ‘Secrets and Other Things we Don’t Talk About’ is a fundraiser for Haven

Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy noms, where women make a comeback

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 2019 Grammys, including Kendrick Lamar, who is the leader with eight nominations, were announced Friday.

Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old tweets

Hart stepped aside just about an hour after refusing to apologize for tweets made between 2009-2011

City of Nanaimo unveils poems selected for Poetry in Transit program

Poems by local poets will be displayed inside RDN Transit buses

Nanaimo author Carol Matthews relaunching popular book at Bethlehem Centre

Matthews presents revised edition of ‘Questions for Ariadne,’ which sold out in 2011

Nanaimo painter presents ‘Parks and Paths’ exhibit

Paintings depict nature scenes from local parks and Gulf Islands

Socially conscious Works of HeArt exhibition comes to Nanaimo Arts Council

Exhibit features the work of 17 artists, mostly from the mid-Island area

Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ tops Golden Globes nominations

“Vice” topped all contenders Thursday, in nominations announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, including best picture, comedy and best actor nominations for Christian Bale.