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Crimson Coast Dance Society marks 20th anniversary at annual general meeting

Founder Holly Bright says her group has helped grow contemporary dance in Nanaimo

Nanaimo author Alfred Cool launches new book, ‘The Haida Gwaii Detour’

Cool will hold readings at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library and the White Room

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Nanaimo Theatre Group presents 'Good People' at Bailey Studio
The Nanaimo Concert Band performs at the Port Theatre on April 15
Island Consort performs at St. Andrew's United Church on April 15
TheatreOne presents 'With Glowing Hearts' at Malaspina Theatre

Alex Cuba and Alejandra Ribera coming to the Port Theatre

Duo previously collaborated on Cuba’s 2015 album, ‘Healer’

Islands Short Fiction Contest submission deadline one month away

Stories must not exceed 2,000 words, no entry fee for children

Vancouver Island jazz saxophonist Phil Dwyer coming to the Lighthouse Bistro

Dwyer will perform with his son on bass and his daughter’s fiancé on drums

Nanaimo musician Whitey Somers makes Canadian Songwriting Competition short list

Winner will be decided by online public voting, which closes Feb. 28

Bowen Island author Carol Cram reads from new book at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library

‘The Muse of Fire’ is the third in a series of historical fiction novels depicting women in the arts

Canadian country singer Johnny Reid comes to Port Theatre

Reid is beginning his ‘Revival’ tour with a series of shows on Vancouver Island

Poetry Gabriola holds first festival since 2012 at Hive Emporium this weekend

Big Little Poetry Festival will feature Tina Biello, Yvonne Blomer, Marilyn Bowering and Kayla Czaga

Nanaimo Art Gallery inviting new mainland artists to lead adult workshops

Vancouver area artists Roxanne Charles and Bracken Hanuse Corlett to offer classes

Nanaimo Sings! Festival coming to St. Paul’s Anglican Church and the Port Theatre

Vancouver Men’s Chorus conductor Willi Zwozdesky will lead the 300-member Nanaimo Massed Choir

Nanaimo Theatre Group stages ’80s British play ‘Stepping Out’

The shows runs at Bailey Studio from Feb. 21 to March 10

Lantzville singer Raymond Salgado raises his voice on CTV reality show The Launch

Salgado did not advance after auditioning for music industry experts including Boy George

Spoken word artist Sheri-D Wilson to hold workshop and performance at VIU

Wilson credits Nanaimo poet Tim Lander as a crucial early influence

Lantzville fiddler Quin Etheridge-Pedden embarks on album release tour

Etheridge-Pedden will perform in Port Alberni, Gabriola Island and Lantzville

Area couple helps Upper Island Musical Festival reach 90 years after decades of service

Dorothy and Bob Rowledge will see the event enter its 90th year as performances begin this weekend

Musical adaptation of classic Russian novel ‘Eugene Onegin’ comes to Port Theatre

Vancouver playwright Amiel Gladstone and musician Veda Hille give 200-year-old story a modern sound

Canadian classic rockers Harlequin come to Port Theatre

Winnipeg band making its first West Coast appearance since last summer