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Remembering, resilience and retelling: Nanaimo theatre shines a Spotlight on history

Port Theatre brings a different story to life: history with a human soul

  • Oct 11, 2021

 

Sidney-based pianist Michael Kaeshammer is performing at the Port Theatre on Oct. 15. (Photo courtesy Tine Acke)

Vancouver Island pianist performs in Nanaimo after long absence

Sidney’s Michael Kaeshammer plays the Port Theatre on Oct. 15

 

Psychedelic rock duo Anunnaki - bassist Dave Read and drummer Arlen Thompson (from left) - has released its eighth record, ‘Martyr of Alexandria.’ (Photos courtesy Jason Felker)

Nanaimo psychedelic rock duo pays tribute to Egyptian philosopher on new EP

Anunnaki honours murdered fifth century scholar Hypatia with ‘Martyr of Alexandria’

 

Nanaimo country singer Joel Lee has released his third single, ‘This Party Ain’t Over.’ (Photo courtesy Lance Sullivan/Concept Photography)
Nanaimo country singer Joel Lee has released his third single, ‘This Party Ain’t Over.’ (Photo courtesy Lance Sullivan/Concept Photography)
Equipment, along with guitar straps belonging to musicians Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor, was stolen from Parksville’s Knox United Church on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Shari Ulrich Facebook photo)
Equipment, along with guitar straps belonging to musicians Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor, was stolen from Parksville’s Knox United Church on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Shari Ulrich Facebook photo)
Vince Ditrich. (Photo submitted)

Podcast: A chat with legendary Spirit of the West musician and author Vince Ditrich

Vancouver Islander drummer talks music, the creative process and his kidney transplant

Vince Ditrich. (Photo submitted)
Elise Boulanger released her first music video, It Started in the Garden, with the help of a provincial grant. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island artist promotes biodiversity with new music video

Elise Boulanger releases first music video with help from Creative BC grant

Elise Boulanger released her first music video, It Started in the Garden, with the help of a provincial grant. (Submitted photo)
The Narissa Young Trio – pianist Scott Arkell, singer Narissa Young and bassist Rick Kilburn – perform at the Port Theatre on Sept. 26. (Photo courtesy Francois Savard)

Nanaimo jazz singer takes on five languages in multilingual concert

Narissa Young and her band present ‘Trio Euro’ at the Port Theatre

The Narissa Young Trio – pianist Scott Arkell, singer Narissa Young and bassist Rick Kilburn – perform at the Port Theatre on Sept. 26. (Photo courtesy Francois Savard)
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B.C. man’s ‘Middle Sea’ canoe made of wood from old pianos, as pandemic project

Unwanted upright pianos ‘are just going to the dump, one after the other – you can’t even give them away,’ Surrey’s George Klassen says

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Vancouver Island Symphony artistic director and conductor Pierre Simard said the 2021-22 VIS season will celebrate the members of the orchestra. (Photo courtesy Dirk Heydemann/HA Photography)

Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Symphony announces 2021-22 season

Season to include documentary film, collaboration with past poet laureate

Vancouver Island Symphony artistic director and conductor Pierre Simard said the 2021-22 VIS season will celebrate the members of the orchestra. (Photo courtesy Dirk Heydemann/HA Photography)
Andrea Rodall, Wendy Alexander, David Gibbons, Shanté van Horlick, Hayley Crittenden (from left) and Michael MacKinnon (not pictured) perform in Opera Nanaimo’s upcoming Voices on the Lake concert. (Photo courtesy Carol Fetherston)

Opera Nanaimo presents outdoor lakeside concert

‘Voices on the Lake’ to be held at The Inn on Long Lake

Andrea Rodall, Wendy Alexander, David Gibbons, Shanté van Horlick, Hayley Crittenden (from left) and Michael MacKinnon (not pictured) perform in Opera Nanaimo’s upcoming Voices on the Lake concert. (Photo courtesy Carol Fetherston)
Nanaimo hip-hop artist Details performs at the Queen’s on Sept. 17 as part of a CD release show for his new album, ‘Kingdom.’ (Photo courtesy Danielle Nicholson)

Nanaimo hip-hop artist explores multiple genres on new CD

Details unveils ‘Kingdom’ at album release show at the Queen’s

Nanaimo hip-hop artist Details performs at the Queen’s on Sept. 17 as part of a CD release show for his new album, ‘Kingdom.’ (Photo courtesy Danielle Nicholson)
This combination of photos shows nominees for the CMA Award for entertainer of the year, from left, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood. (AP Photo)

Chris Stapleton, Eric Church share top CMA nominations

Paired joined by Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs as entertainer of the year nominees

This combination of photos shows nominees for the CMA Award for entertainer of the year, from left, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood. (AP Photo)
Nanaimo bluesman David Gogo (right) teamed up with Toronto musician Steve Marriner on his latest album, ‘Silver Cup.’ (Photo courtesy Lance Sullivan Concept Photography)

Nanaimo’s David Gogo explores family history and old-time blues on new album

Gogo to unveil ‘Silver Cup’ with release concert at the Queen’s

Nanaimo bluesman David Gogo (right) teamed up with Toronto musician Steve Marriner on his latest album, ‘Silver Cup.’ (Photo courtesy Lance Sullivan Concept Photography)
Organ technician and builder Jason Barnsley hands one of the 541 pipes in the pipe organ at Duncan United Church to Connie Masson, the church’s music director, for cleaning. For the full story, see page 15. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Expert flown in to give Duncan church’s 120-year-old pipe organ a tune up

Instrument has been at Duncan United Church since 1933

Organ technician and builder Jason Barnsley hands one of the 541 pipes in the pipe organ at Duncan United Church to Connie Masson, the church’s music director, for cleaning. For the full story, see page 15. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
FILE - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts performs at the Rose Bowl, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. Watts died in London on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at age 80. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
FILE - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts performs at the Rose Bowl, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. Watts died in London on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at age 80. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Surrey country singer Tyler Joe Miller is headlining the Vancouver Island Exhibition main stage. (Photo courtesy Wes Mack)

Rising Surrey country singer to headline VIEX main stage

Tyler Joe Miller makes first Island appearance since releasing his own music

Surrey country singer Tyler Joe Miller is headlining the Vancouver Island Exhibition main stage. (Photo courtesy Wes Mack)
David Essig, Rick Scott, Ben Sures and Bill and Donna Konsorado (clockwise from top left) are among the musicians performing in the Harbour View House Concerts series. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo folk music series returns in house concert form

Harbour City Concerts co-founder to host area musicians in his living room

David Essig, Rick Scott, Ben Sures and Bill and Donna Konsorado (clockwise from top left) are among the musicians performing in the Harbour View House Concerts series. (Photos submitted)
Nanaimo hip-hop artists Details, DJ Stelo and Sirreal (from left) are headlining Backyard Boogie 2021. (Photos courtesy Ian Schapansky/Darran Chaisson)

Hip-hop artist brings new backyard music festival to Nanaimo

Backyard Boogie 2021 to feature hip-hop, comedy, dance and more

Nanaimo hip-hop artists Details, DJ Stelo and Sirreal (from left) are headlining Backyard Boogie 2021. (Photos courtesy Ian Schapansky/Darran Chaisson)
Jesse Barnes plays the drums from a logging road near Kelsey Bay, backed by Hardwicke Island and Yorke Island. Photo courtesy Jesse Barnes.

Island musician rocks out on drums from rocky heights

Jesse Barnes plays while surrounded by splendor in north Vancouver Island and records for Youtube

Jesse Barnes plays the drums from a logging road near Kelsey Bay, backed by Hardwicke Island and Yorke Island. Photo courtesy Jesse Barnes.