Entertainment

Nanaimo’s Summertime Blues festival returns to Maffeo Sutton Park

This year’s event will be heavy on local talent, including guitarist Mark Crissinger

Updated: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn reports Franklin passed Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit

Nanaimo Theatre Group announces 2018-19 season

Auditions approaching for annual Christmas pantomime

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Amy Stephen and Cindy Speelman perform at St. Paul's Anglican Church
Nanaimo Theatre Group presents Murder in Green Meadows
Oktoberfest 2018 comes to Beban Park auditorium
Yellow Point Drama Group presents 'The Green Room'

Submissions are open for Nanaimo’s 2019 Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

Vancouver Island filmmakers may submit their work free of charge at yearly event

VIDEO: B.C. RCMP officers excel in Amazing Race Canada Heroes Edition

Courtney and Taylor Callens have become the team to beat

Are you Canada’s next Masterchef?

Home cooks looking to follow their cuisine dreams can apply now.

Inaugural Cultivate Festival comes to Gabriola Commons

Event combines theatre and music festivals into one celebration

Bourne to be Ozz coming to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre

Tribute band covers Ozzy Osbourne’s oeuvre from Black Sabbath and beyond

Early reports: Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

The Queen of Soul cancelled planned concerts earlier this year after she was ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest up.

Singer-songwiter Stolie makes Nanaimo debut at Dinghy Dock Pub

Longtime children’s entertainer is one again playing to grown-up crowds

Jazz saxophonist P.J. Perry performs at the Lighthouse Bistro

The renownded musician’s trove of honours includes a recent Order of Canada

Victoria’s Embrace Arts Foundation’s accessible dance camp makes Nanaimo debut

Dance in Your Freedom Adaptive Dance Camp designed with all levels of ability in mind

Brad Pitt says he has given Jolie Pitt millions since split

Actor Brad Pitt denies Angelina Jolie Pitt’s claim that he has paid no meaningful child support.

Three West Coast artists hold reunion exhibition at Gabriola’s Hive Emporium

Mia Tremblay, Yarrow Koontz and Tomoyo Ihaya haven’t shown together in 23 years

Nanaimo Art Gallery starts $10K fundraising effort to add art to building front

Sculpture by local artists William and Joel Good to be displayed on gallery facade

Vegetarian art exhibit coming to Gabriola Art and Heritage Centre

‘Fork Off’ features the work of nine artists with a concern for animal welfare

Artist Morag Orr-Stevens shows quilts and collages at Gabriola’s Centre Gallery

New quilt collection two years in the making as artist makes Centre Gallery return

South End Nanaimo Food Art Fun street fair returns to Haliburton Street

Artists, performers and vendors to fill street by South End Community Food Forest

Nanaimo’s Hub City Cinema Society seeks entries for one-minute movie contest

This year’s judge is Peter Kent, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s longtime stunt double