Entertainment

After 50 years, ‘Sesame Street’ Big Bird puppeteer retiring

The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.

Harry and Meghan bring rain to drought-stricken Outback town

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day two of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.

VIDEO: 41 years later, Saanich author publishes story he wrote at 6 years old

Troy Wilson originally created Captain Otter while Port Alberni Grade 1 student

Melissa Hazel Lowe named Portal Players’ volunteer of the year

Lowe enjoys acting and stage managing with the Portal Players Dramatic Society

Filmmaker explores historic World Council of Indigenous Peoples

Solidarity stemming from Port Alberni event changed the face of Bolivian politics

ARTS AROUND: See magic on the stage at the Capitol Theatre

Murray Hatfield and Teresa don’t just do magic—they are magic

  • Oct 17th, 2018
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Stranger Than Fiction films music video at Alberni Valley Multiplex
Raccoon scales tall building
Wedding a chance to focus on something 'positive': Island Royal watcher
Howie Mandel on Meghan Markle, Just For Laughs

Prince Harry and Meghan start Aussie tour with baby gifts

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.

Fender partners with B.C. music store for new experience

Fender released a new shopping experience for guitar connoisseurs

JUNO president returns to B.C. hometown to collect award

Reid will accept the Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award

Taylor Swift wins big at AMAs and encourages fans to vote

Swift announced on Sunday who she was voting for, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics

Portal Players present music, mayhem and man-eating puppets

Little Shop of Horrors kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 17

ARTS AROUND: Christmas at the Mill approaches

Book your table at McLean Mill now

  • Oct 11th, 2018

Alberni man opens arts club for underprivileged

Bear Lind hopes centre will give kids, adults supplies and a place to create art

B.C. movie industry aims to be more green, both in production and onscreen

B.C. is one of the top three international full-service production centres in North America with more than 65 film studios

Ex-rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight set to get 28 years in prison

Court hearing that comes nearly four years after he killed a man with his truck outside a Compton burger stand

ARTS AROUND: Joanne Thomas makes art with mason jars

Victoria artist brings her watercolour paintings to Port Alberni

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

Port Alberni couple showcases artwork

Linda paints in oils, while Art carves in Coast Salish design

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

Elton John to play two ‘farewell’ concerts in Vancouver

Piano-playing star on three-year ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour

ARTS AROUND: Learn watercolour basics at Port Alberni workshop

Victoria artist Joanne Thomas will host one-day workshop

  • Sep 26th, 2018