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Toronto poet Bill Bissett presents poetry reading and workshop in Nanaimo

Bissett is at the Buzz Coffee House and St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Sept. 14 and 15

Nanaimo’s Quinton Foote premieres new film ‘Denouement’ at Bowen Park auditorium

Film follows 1920s gangsters and was shot in Parksville Museum heritage buildings

Charles Mingus Dynasty Quintet headlines Nanaimo International Jazz Festival

Festival president Andrew Homzy has long been a scholar of Mingus

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Moonshine Mollys to perform at Port Theatre telethon
Jazz violinist Kit Eakle to play Lighthouse Bistro
Violinist Ray Chin performs at the Nanaimo Arts Council
Water resistant stencil art on display at VIU

Singer and VIU prof Anna Atkinson holds charity show at Cedar United Church

Proceeds will support Island Crisis Care Society’s More Room for Hope program

Nanaimo Art Gallery Dazzle Camouflage teen summer camp holds pop-up art show

Works partly inspired by current gallery exhibition, ‘Earthlings’

Doom metal night at the Queen’s draws acts from the Island, mainland and Japan

Squamish trio Hoopsnake bring Tokyo band Guevnna on first Canadian tour

Nanaimo’s Port Theatre announces 2018-19 Spotlight series

This season marks the performance venue’s 20th anniversary

Nanaimo art rock group Gold and Shadow perform at the White Room

Band recently released new minimalist EP, ‘Gather and Scatter’

Submissions are open for Nanaimo’s Poetry in Transit program

Selected poems will appear on RDN Transit buses and promotional materials

‘Pack Animals: A Feminist Sketch Comedy’ comes to Nanaimo’s Kismet Theatre Academy

Production recently debuted to acclaim at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival

City of Nanaimo now accepting temporary outdoor art program submissions

Artists have until Oct. 22 to submit their applications online

‘Old-ish’ named people’s choice at Nanaimo Fringe Festival awards after-party

Winner Susan Freedman is a resident of Parksville and Vancouver

Wide Mouth Mason frontman Shaun Verreault performs at Dinghy Dock Pub

Blues-rock band to release new record in the coming months

Victoria jazz bassist Sean Drabitt performs at the Lighthouse Bistro

Drabitt will present a tribute to Weather Report bassist Jaco Pastorius

Gabriola Arts Council’s Cultivate Festival makes debut at Gabriola Commons

Cultivate combines Gabriola’s theatre and music festivals into one multidisciplinary event

Nanaimo rapper Konfidential films music video at Discontent City

Video for So Far Gone viewed nearly 40,000 times after three weeks

Salt Spring Island band Lovers Touch performs at the Vault

In September group will release new EP ‘How Does it Make you Feel?’

Nanaimo’s Summertime Blues festival returns to Maffeo Sutton Park

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