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VIU students showcase work at annual show and sale

Upwards of 50 students expected to present paintings, prints, ceramics and more

Vancouver saxophonist Cory Weeds and American pianist Champian Fulton coming to Nanaimo

Jazz musicians to record their first duo album and tour Western Canada

Nanaimo Arts Council selling art to raise funds for new lodgings

Online art auction one of many initiatives as group looks to raise $50,000

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Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet presents 'Frequency' at Malaspina Theatre on Jan. 20
Nanaimo Theatre Group presents Puss in Boots
Dover Bay Secondary School production of Mary Poppins
Headliners production of Guys and Dolls

Vancouver Island Symphony celebrates the season with Festive Brass

‘Reindeer Games’ concert to feature mash-ups of Christmas carols and pop tunes

Hip Hop’s Toys for Tots fundraiser back to save Christmas

Charity has provided presents, groceries and financial aid to about 30 families since 2014

Nanaimo Art Walk returns for 19th year

Around 50 artists will have their work on display at 28 locations in the city

Poet and VIU professor Sonnet L’Abbé wins $4,000 poetry prize

L’Abbé’s poetry collection ‘Anima Canadensis’ picks up 2017 bpNichol Chapbook Award

Western Edge season begins with new local play

Playwright Frank Moher to direct his play, ‘Run in Fields’

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra goes for baroque

‘Baroque Bouquet’ concert to feature guest organist Jenny Vincent

Island Consort Choir explores a modern, Canadian repertoire

Classical chamber choir celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday in upcoming shows

Nanaimo dancers compete at world championships

Dancers Lucy Trepanier and Halle Ebdrup to make their first and second appearances at worlds

Local writer tells the story of Nanaimo’s first mayor, Mark Bate

Bate biography is author Jan Peterson’s sixth book about the history of Nanaimo

From shy singer to confident chorister

Meet the Malaspina Choir’s bass soloist, John Zeweniuk

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Singer Coco Love Alcorn coming to Nanaimo’s Bethlehem Centre

Singer’s new album, ‘Wonderland,’ comes after a five-year break in regular touring

Inaugural Hub City Cinefest comes to Malaspina Theatre

Two-day film festival to feature 31 films by local and area filmmakers

Lantzville fiddler nominated for Canadian Folk Music Award

15-year-old Quin Etheridge-Pedden is up for Young Performer of the Year this weekend

Kris Kringle Craft Market an ‘intense event’ for area artisans

Gabriolan candy maker Hayley Bennett preparing hundreds of sweets for four-day sale

VIU bands raise money for music students

NMA Big Band and Decadence join together for fundraiser concert at Malaspina Theatre

Vancouver Island Symphony takes on Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’

Victoria Symphony violinist Terence Tam appears as guest soloist