Country star Kenny Rogers dies of natural causes at 81

Rogers was known for such huge country music hits as Lucille, The Gambler, Coward of the County

Relief fund for Canadian performing artists gets $100,000 boost

Facebook started the fund with a $100,000 donation Thursday

Crimson Coast Dance Society spring break camp goes online due to COVID-19

Body Talk dance workshops will be broadcast live on the internet

ShowBiz Minute: Efron, Gilbert, Box Office
Stranger Things 3 breaks record on Netflix
Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at Boston court
Raccoon scales tall building

Nanaimo theatre companies seek play and script submissions

Yellow Point Drama Group, Western Edge giving opportunities to local theatre artists

Nanaimo poet releases book of surrealist environmental poetry

Kim Goldberg’s ‘Devolution’ features ‘bizarre, absurd, fantastical’ poems in a variety of styles

Cannes canned; Rosie brings back talk show amid COVID-19 concerns

‘Minions’ movie delayed; Conan tries late night with iPhone

Nanaimo youth poet laureate, Nanaimo BCSPCA present youth poetry contest

Poets from age 11 to 18 have until March 30 to submit up to three poems each

Nanaimo musicians go from onstage to online amid COVID-19 pandemic

David Gogo to stream next performance, White Room launches video concert series

Vancouver Island Regional Library issues notices of layoff to most staff

VIRL closed all libraries on March 16 to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are all on NFB.ca

Nanaimo Art Gallery is latest cultural venue to close in response to COVID-19

Port Theatre, Nanaimo Museum, library branches among currently shuttered spaces

Gabriola Island’s Isle of the Arts festival postponed due to COVID-19

Gabriola Arts Council exploring ‘virtual means to connect around art’

Disney sends ‘Frozen 2’ to streaming for housebound families

The movie will begin to stream months earlier than expected

Music industry feeling the effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Musicians, promoters and producers alike all reeling from cancellations, venue bans

Hollywood braces for shutdown, Broadway goes dark amid COVID-19 pandemic

Hollywood moved to pause the normal hum of TV productions

Nanaimo painter’s near drowning inspires art exhibition

Rod Corraini presents ‘Lux’ at Nanaimo North Town Centre mall this month

Vancouver Island Symphony honours Beethoven as composer turns 250 years old

Guests artists Cameron Crozman, Philip Chiu and Calvin Dyck to perform ‘Triple Concerto’

Juno Awards cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The awards had been scheduled to be hosted by Alessia Cara on Sunday, March 15, in Saskatoon

Natalie MacMaster reflects on her music, her life and her legend

Canadian fiddling superstar performs solo show at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre