Entertainment

Swollen Members perform at Nanaimo’s Evolve Nightclub on brief B.C. tour

Vancouver hip hop group preparing for 20th anniversary of 1999 debut, ‘Balance’

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Nanaimo's Bohemia Ballet to tour B.C. schools
Nanaimo Sings! Festival massed choir rehearsal
Nanaimo Theatre Group production of 'Stepping Out'
Lantzville fiddler Quin Etheridge-Pedden embarks on album release tour

Pharrell and N.E.R.D to headline NBA All-Star halftime show

11-time Grammy winner Pharrell and his hip hop-rock band N.E.R.D. will headline the halftime show at the 2018 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles

City of Nanaimo grants Jazz Fest $10,000

Funds will go towards second annual Nanaimo International Jazz Festival

Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet examines technological dependence in new show ‘Frequency’ at Malaspina Theatre

Dance program will feature guest performers from Vancouver’s Reforming Art Productions and Company 605

Vancouver Island Symphony’s Christopher Lee takes centre stage for Mozart clarinet concerto at Port Theatre

With Lee performing as soloist, his father is filling his seat among the clarinets

VIU’s View Gallery showcasing the Arctic landscapes of Island painter Ken Kirkby

Kirkby donated 21 paintings from the 1960s to the university’s collection in 2016

Island-filmed TV series gets third season

Parts of Chesapeake Shores filmed in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Comedian Aziz Ansari responds to allegations

Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated in 2017

James Franco says allegations he’s heard aren’t accurate

The New York Times has canceled a public event with James Franco days after the Golden Globe winner was accused of sexual misconduct.

Vancouver stage performer Yayoi Hirano holds movement and mime workshop at Rotary Fieldhouse

Instructor says effective physical performances can transcend language

Nanaimo’s Mid-Island Woodworkers’ Guild now offering workshop classes

Guild president hopes to one day open a local woodworking co-operative

North Island wedding fair coming to Courtenay on Sunday

Head to the Florence Filberg Centre for the first annual Hitched Wedding and Events Affair brought to you by Black Press

Oprah in 2020? Friends send mixed messages on her future

Gayle King: ‘She loves this country … but I don’t think she’s actively considering it at this time’

Victoria Baroque string ensemble keeps centuries old music alive

Some musicians using 300-year-old instruments to achieve authentic sound

Canadian television actor Donnelly Rhodes dies at age 80

A news release from the talent agency Northern Exposure says Rhodes died at the Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge, B.C.

Jazz guitarist Mike Rud brings new tunes to the Lighthouse Bistro

Rud will be joined by three area musicians for Vancouver Island shows

New Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibit explores the the sound of the sea

Twelve artists and groups from Vancouver Island and beyond taking part in latest exhibition