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Darius Rucker is the headliner for Sunfest 2022. (Photo courtesy of dariusrucker.com)

Darius Rucker to headline Sunfest 2022

Cowichan Valley also welcomes Dallas Smith, Billy Currington Hardy, Kip Moore

Elias-Axel Pettersson makes a return engagement to the Chemainus Classical Concerts series. (Photo submitted)

Uplifting music program desperately needed in this challenging time

Chemainus Classical Concerts touts appearance of Swedish American pianist

Gregg Perry, left, and Dr. Don Hilton are happy to lend their support to the Chemainus Theatre’s Return To Stage campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Funding campaigns help Chemainus Theatre stage a comeback

Matching donations go a long way toward 2022 full season reopening

Gregg Perry, left, and Dr. Don Hilton are happy to lend their support to the Chemainus Theatre’s Return To Stage campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)
At home, Thomas Dudley is co-owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in the Shelbourne Plaza. He is also a talented videographer who has filmed the documentary series Seeing Canada. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
At home, Thomas Dudley is co-owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in the Shelbourne Plaza. He is also a talented videographer who has filmed the documentary series Seeing Canada. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. From left: Mark DuMez, Georgia Bennett and Randy Huber couldn’t be happier about the upcoming return to the stage at the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Holiday Jubilation a momentous occasion for Chemainus Theatre

First live performance on stage since March 2020 designed to make the Christmas season shine

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. From left: Mark DuMez, Georgia Bennett and Randy Huber couldn’t be happier about the upcoming return to the stage at the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Kris Friesen works on his Art Nouveau piece inside the Public Market in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)

Eye-catching Art Nouveau style decorates public market inside walls

Artist Friesen takes up the challenge to try something a little different

Kris Friesen works on his Art Nouveau piece inside the Public Market in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)
Eve Daniell and Rykie Avenant celebrate 200 years since Viardot’s birth with a program honouring her life’s work, and that of her close contemporaries. (Photos submitted)
Eve Daniell and Rykie Avenant celebrate 200 years since Viardot’s birth with a program honouring her life’s work, and that of her close contemporaries. (Photos submitted)
Artists Gail Holland and Barry Strasbourg-Thompson. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Artists Gail Holland and Barry Strasbourg-Thompson. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Eve Daniell and Rykie Avenant celebrate 200 years since Viardot’s birth with a program honouring her life’s work, and that of her close contemporaries. (Photos submitted)

Forgotten genius of Viardot marked by Chemainus Classical Concerts

Daniell and Avenant present a program of the consummate all-around musician’s work

Eve Daniell and Rykie Avenant celebrate 200 years since Viardot’s birth with a program honouring her life’s work, and that of her close contemporaries. (Photos submitted)
Fresh Tracks with Stephanie Roth and Kraig Waye is featured at the Chemainus Theatre’s Playbill Dining Room Oct. 28 and 31. (Photos by Michelle Vogelgesang)
Fresh Tracks with Stephanie Roth and Kraig Waye is featured at the Chemainus Theatre’s Playbill Dining Room Oct. 28 and 31. (Photos by Michelle Vogelgesang)
Domagoj Ivanovic is part of the duo performing at St. Michael’s Church during the return of Chemainus Classical Concerts Sunday, Oct. 17. (Photo submitted)
Domagoj Ivanovic is part of the duo performing at St. Michael’s Church during the return of Chemainus Classical Concerts Sunday, Oct. 17. (Photo submitted)
Astrid Notte’s Aura of Hope. (Photo submitted)

Artists provide different reflections for Duncan art show

Notte and Green combine their many talents to provide picturesque examples of work

Astrid Notte’s Aura of Hope. (Photo submitted)
Some of Gail Holland’s work hung on the walls with care at the St. Joseph’s Art Studios Gallery. (Photo submitted)

Art promotes wellness exhibit well-received by the public

Strasbourg-Thompson, Holland capture attention for their art and show’s theme

Some of Gail Holland’s work hung on the walls with care at the St. Joseph’s Art Studios Gallery. (Photo submitted)
Hometown product Georgia Bennett does Songs of the Screen at the Playbill Dining Room. (Photo by Michelle Vogelgesang)
Hometown product Georgia Bennett does Songs of the Screen at the Playbill Dining Room. (Photo by Michelle Vogelgesang)
Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Classical concert series relaunches with extraordinary musicians

Only 50 tickets available to see and hear Vancouver-based duo

Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Gail Holland and Barry Strasbourg-Thompson are teaming up on an art show this weekend to promote wellness. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Art promotes wellness the theme of St. Joseph’s exhibit

Dynamic duo puts their talent together to create an environment of timelessness

Gail Holland and Barry Strasbourg-Thompson are teaming up on an art show this weekend to promote wellness. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Gail Holland and Barry Strasbourg-Thompson are teaming up on an art show this weekend to promote wellness. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Gail Holland and Barry Strasbourg-Thompson are teaming up on an art show this weekend to promote wellness. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Artist Skye Skagfeld with some of her works in the St. Joseph’s Artist Gallery. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Artist pleased with quality of show visits over quantity

Skye Skagfeld considers venue change for her next Four Seasons venture

Artist Skye Skagfeld with some of her works in the St. Joseph’s Artist Gallery. (Photo by Don Bodger)