Entertainment

Local filmmakers excited to be a part of Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

Michael Chen, Maxwell Dowie, Raymond Knight and John Gardiner will have films shown

Hollywood announces 2019 Oscar nominations

Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought

Tom Petty tribute artist from Nanaimo to perform at the Queen’s

Dave Danylchuk is debuting new touring band Perfectly Petty this week

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Fiddelium performs at Youth Fiddle Summit at Malaspina Theatre
Nanaimo District Secondary School presents Beauty and the Beast at the Port Theatre
Nanaimo's Western Edge Theatre presents 'Between the Sheets'
Nanaimo District Secondary School dancers perform at Malaspina Theatre

‘Gotti’ leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

The nominations were announced on Monday, Jan. 21 with some movies earning up to six nominations

Reflections of Ladysmith: The Art of Michael Dean

Work, place and people are inseparable for Vancouver Island painter

  • Jan 21, 2019

Netflix rejects request to remove Lac-Megantic images from ‘Bird Box’

At least two shows on Netflix’s Canadian platform briefly use actual footage of the 2013 tragedy

Nanaimo Arts Council seeks entries for animal art display at conference centre

Deadline to submit work to VICC Piper’s Lagoon Lobby show ‘All About Animals’ is Jan. 24

Hamilton, Ont. rock band the Trews perform at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre

Group recently released first record in four years, ‘Civilianaires’

Courtenay photographer Boomer Jerritt brings Antarctic images to VIU theatre

‘Antarctica: Off the Beaten Track’ includes photos from Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia island

Carell, ‘Office’ producers reteam for ‘Space Force’ comedy

It’s about the people assigned to create a sixth branch of the armed services focused on space

Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

Jackie Shane, now 78, has lived a very private life since she stopped performing

Tom Lavin and the Powder Blues Band among acts to perform at Comox Valley’s Winterfest

Participating hotels offering half-price “ski & stay” packages

  • Jan 16, 2019

‘The missing link’: Canadian artists fight for cut when works are resold

Creators in many fields, such as musicians, collect royalties every time their works are used or purchased

Canadian actors push for more diversity in television, film casting

Actors say the industry began to change about five years ago, but it has accelerated in the past year and a half

Actor Jonathan Torrens and rocker Jeremy Taggart bring podcast to Nanaimo

Duo will perform Taggart and Torrens show at the Queen’s in Island debut

Gabriola actress brings one-woman show ‘Shield Maiden’ to Phoenix Auditorium

Writer and performer Melanie Teichroeb also to be featured at Texas theatre festival

Vancouver Island Symphony to highlight women composers in Port Theatre show

VIS principal flautist Paolo Bortolussi to serve as featured soloist