Entertainment

Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from coronavirus complications

During Cordero’s hospitalization, Kloots sent him daily videos of her and their 1-year-old son, Elvis,

Annual music event in Comox Valley celebrates online instead

Vancouver Island MusicFest holds virtual celebration set for July 10

Infringing festival finds a way to dance during pandemic

Crimson Coast Dance Society holding drive-in, micro and physically distanced events July 10-19

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Raccoon scales tall building

Colour and culture being painted onto plaza stairs in downtown Nanaimo

City commissions Humanity in Art muralists for ‘artistic intervention’ project

Retired master mariner in Nanaimo publishes memoir of a life at sea

John Anderson’s book: Of Times and Tides is a vivid memoir of decades in the shipping industry

Some movie theatres set to reopen this week following lengthy COVID-19 shutdown

Movie goers should expect a different experience, B.C.’s two largest movie theatre companies say

Dance team has ‘good experience’ with take two on ‘World of Dance’

Dancers from Nanaimo and Duncan compete on reality TV show

Alessia Cara wins a leading three Juno Awards at streaming ceremony

Running a bit over 90 minutes, the Junos were handed out at historic speed, with 42 categories announced

Q&A: Juno Awards head Allan Reid on celebrating Canadian music in a pandemic

Winners in a dizzying 42 categories will be announced over 90 minutes

Vancouver Island Symphony presents new ‘pop up’ outdoor concert series

Small ensembles will perform in backyards in the Nanaimo area and beyond

The Dixie Chicks officially change their name to The Chicks

Move follows decision by Lady Antebellum to change to Lady A after acknowledging the word’s association to slavery

Gabriola Island fibre artists present work inspired by wildlife and wilderness

Mixed-media exhibition ‘Forest Edge’ continues at the Centre Gallery until Aug. 7

Indigenous artists join together to add art to new Harewood skatepark

Joel Good of Snuneymuxw, Bracken Hanuse Corlett of Wuikinuxv and Klahoose First Nations collaborate

10th annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival to be held online due to COVID-19

Festival will feature six productions by local, regional and international artists

Nanaimo’s Kismet Theatre Academy closes after eight years due to COVID-19

Bonnie Catterson founded the school in 2012 as ‘a place for the oddballs’

Nanaimo mystery writer explores cybercrime in new novel

Ardelle Holden holding virtual book launch for second novel, ‘Murder by Bits and Bytes’

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island drummers pay belated tribute to Neil Peart of Rush

Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer died of cancer at age 67 in January

Coffee for your head: Popular song has strong ties to Lower Mainland

Isaiah Faber’s ‘death bed (coffee for your head) ft. beabadoobee’ has over 440 million Spotify hits

Gabriola Arts Council presents six-week exhibition featuring 43 local artists

Precautions in place for organization’s first show since COVID-19 outbreak