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Diana Binks with her Glory to Ukraine acrylic painting in bright blue and yellow colours. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton Art Group springs back into a show and sale

First public event since the fall of 2019 lifts artist spirits

Black Angus, Victoria’s top Celtic band, is at the Osborne Bay Pub May 21. (Photo by webmeister Bud)

Music scene heats up again at the Osborne Bay Pub

The valley’s live music destination rolls out six straight Saturday acts

Pianist Mark Valenti plays the Chemainus Classical Concerts series on Sunday, May 22. (Photo submitted)

Piano music at concert sure to delight and inspire

Renowned pianist Valenti focuses on inclusivity and encouragement

Pianist Mark Valenti plays the Chemainus Classical Concerts series on Sunday, May 22. (Photo submitted)
Author Craig Sepnce and wife/illustrator Diana Durrand have teamed up on a young reader’s book that will be available soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

You can judge a book by this cover

The story and illustrations of Flibber T. Gibbet hopping down the Hermit’s Trail colourful

Author Craig Sepnce and wife/illustrator Diana Durrand have teamed up on a young reader’s book that will be available soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Frank Ludwig certified double platinum records from his time with Trooper are part of the ’70s exhibit at the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Frank Ludwig certified double platinum records from his time with Trooper are part of the ’70s exhibit at the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre until May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre until May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Kristin Ormiston. (Submitted photo)

Former Chemainus Theatre performer to release two Mother’s Day tracks

Ormiston now living in Smithers and still making beautiful music

Kristin Ormiston. (Submitted photo)
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)
Check out the ’70s exhibit at the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Check out the ’70s exhibit at the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra last performed in Ladysmith in December during its Winter Serenade concert. (File photo by Tyler Hay)

Cowichan Camerata’s strings bring in spring at concert

Performances taking place in Duncan and Ladysmith

  • Apr 25, 2022
The Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra last performed in Ladysmith in December during its Winter Serenade concert. (File photo by Tyler Hay)
‘The 39 Steps’ with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Fast-paced Chemainus Theatre show just plain funny

The 39 Steps will have you guffawing at regular intervals

‘The 39 Steps’ with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Check out the ’70s exhibit at the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Check out the ’70s exhibit at the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The cast of The 39 Steps. Back from left: Aidan deSalaiz and Alexandra Brynn. Front: Felix LeBlanc and Caitlin Driscoll. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Laughter generated from The 39 Steps the best medicine

Cast members prepared to deliver a much-needed respite for the audience

The cast of The 39 Steps. Back from left: Aidan deSalaiz and Alexandra Brynn. Front: Felix LeBlanc and Caitlin Driscoll. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Many hands make great work on the piano

Hand In Hand concert promises a beautiful take on the classics

Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Whipped Cream, a DJ from Nanaimo, will be performing at Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., on April 16 and April 23. (Brandon Densley/Dnz.media photo)

Vancouver Island DJ Whipped Cream’s dream jumps off her board with Coachella gig

DJ to play the same days as Billie Eilish and Megan Thee Stallion

Whipped Cream, a DJ from Nanaimo, will be performing at Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., on April 16 and April 23. (Brandon Densley/Dnz.media photo)
The Chemainus Valley Museum reopens April 14, featuring a new ’70s exhibit. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Valley Museum reopens April 14, featuring a new ’70s exhibit. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Brandon Isaak plays the Osborne Bay Pub Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. (Photo submitted)
Brandon Isaak plays the Osborne Bay Pub Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. (Photo submitted)
Barry Strasbourg-Thompson and Gail Holland with pieces featured in the Mayday For My Children art exhibit. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Art exhibit focuses on the over-packaging being left behind for the next generation

Strasbourg-Thompson and Holland secure new studio space amid their show

Barry Strasbourg-Thompson and Gail Holland with pieces featured in the Mayday For My Children art exhibit. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Berry Music Co.’s Patricia Berry on stage with The Soul Shakers. (Photo submitted)

Strong vibe again at valley’s live music destination

Soul Shakers set the stage for Brandon Isaak April 8 at the Osborne Bay Pub

Berry Music Co.’s Patricia Berry on stage with The Soul Shakers. (Photo submitted)