Entertainment

Nanaimo teen to audition on ‘American Idol’ on Sunday’s episode

Lauren Spencer-Smith will be auditioning in front of judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan

Ryan Reynolds among 2020 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards winners

Other 2020 lifetime artistic achievement winners include Vancouver-born composer Alexina Louie

Popular TV series ‘Chesapeake Shores’ renewed for season five

Hallmark Channel show to return to filming in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

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Travelling Anti-Racism Arts Festival coming to Nanaimo

Event features a 48-hour filmmaking challenge open to all

Play debating merits of procreation opens in Nanaimo

Merrick Productions presents ‘The Birth of Weza’ at Harbour City Theatre

Australian stage production combines Celtic dance and illusions

Celtic Illusion comes to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on first Canadian Tour

Nanaimo’s Globe Hotel launches ‘music social club,’ concert series

Vancouver band Cocaine Moustache to headline series kick-off on Leap Day

Nanaimo woman to compete in new season of ‘Big Brother Canada’

Carol Rosher, a cancer survivor, is one of 16 houseguests appearing on reality TV show

Juno-nominated Nanaimo teen Lauren Spencer-Smith to appear on ‘American Idol’

Singer up for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for ‘Unplugged, Vol. 1’

Nanaimo high school jazz students unite for JazzFest

Vancouver-raised jazz vocalist Laila Biali will join students on the Port Theatre stage

Mid-Island musician reimagines the Grateful Dead as a one-man band

Steve Mitchell presents ‘Seagrass: An Evening of Songs by The Grateful Dead’

Nanaimo storytellers’ group holds yearly storytelling workshop

The Around Town Tellers present ‘The Art and Craft of Storytelling’ at Unitarian Hall

Nanaimo drag queen Rick Meyers receives Victoria drag group’s highest honour

Queen City Sisterhood to bestow ‘sainthood’ upon ‘the divine’ Vicki Smudge

‘Frankenstein’ to be adapted as silent film made in real time at Port Theatre

Production merges stories of author Mary Shelley and character Victor Frankenstein

‘Paw Patrol’ to be turned into first of multiple feature films

Spin Master says the animated movie will hit theatres in August 2021.

Brazilian jazz singer Fernanda Cunha performs at the Lighthouse Bistro

After touring Canada for 15 years Cunha is making her Nanaimo debut

Nanaimo Art Gallery explores forest ecology and industry in new publication

Book launch for ‘The Mill’ takes place at Wildwood Ecoforest

‘Stretched’ art show returns to Gabriola Island

Artists challenged to create works on six-by-36-inch long canvases