Music

Gabriola musician launches new livestream series featuring indigenous artists

The Medicine Talk Connector aims to foster resilience and a deeper respect for the arts

 

Nanaimo barbershop quartet records musical tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry

Ode to provincial health officer is to the tune of a singing valentine

 

Nanaimo singer makes most of newfound free time, releasing new book and EP

Laura Kelsey had been working on ‘Singing for a Mate in the Shadow of Merlins’ since 2017

 

Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’

Qualicum Beach lawyer and saxophonist Phil Dwyer notes health officer has become a ‘folk hero’

Nanaimo teen singer Lauren Spencer-Smith releases new EP ‘Mixed Emotions’

Spencer-Smith is currently a contestant on reality TV show ‘American Idol’

Country star Kenny Rogers dies of natural causes at 81

Rogers was known for such huge country music hits as Lucille, The Gambler, Coward of the County

Nanaimo musicians go from onstage to online amid COVID-19 pandemic

David Gogo to stream next performance, White Room launches video concert series

Music industry feeling the effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Musicians, promoters and producers alike all reeling from cancellations, venue bans

Vancouver Island Symphony honours Beethoven as composer turns 250 years old

Guests artists Cameron Crozman, Philip Chiu and Calvin Dyck to perform ‘Triple Concerto’

Natalie MacMaster reflects on her music, her life and her legend

Canadian fiddling superstar performs solo show at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre

Pop singer Lights, Ewan Currie of Sheepdogs among Juno Awards presenters

Dallas Smith, Felix Cartal and Nuela Charles nominated for big awards

Wellington Secondary School jazz students winners at U.S. festival

More than 5,000 students from Pacific Northwest attend Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Idaho

Nanaimo-based Mighty Speck Records unveils new artist roster

Record label features 21 singers and groups from across Vancouver Island

Mayor proclaims Aug. 9 to 16 Blues Week in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Blues Society hoping to add a week’s worth of events to its Summertime Blues Festival

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

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

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’

Brazilian jazz singer Fernanda Cunha performs at the Lighthouse Bistro

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