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Two teenagers attempt to trap and kill a monster in an “iconic” scene from the Netflix program ‘Stranger Things’ recreated by Nanaimo man Todd Cameron using vintage toys . (Photo courtesy Todd Cameron)

Netflix enlists Island man to recreate ‘Stranger Things’ scenes with vintage toys

Todd Cameron replicates ‘iconic scenes’ from TV series using figurines, Lite-Brite

Two teenagers attempt to trap and kill a monster in an “iconic” scene from the Netflix program ‘Stranger Things’ recreated by Nanaimo man Todd Cameron using vintage toys . (Photo courtesy Todd Cameron)
Justin Bieber is leading the Canadian nominees at the Grammy Awards with a little help from his megahit “Peaches.” Bieber attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Evan Agostini

Justin Bieber’s hit ‘Peaches’ helps pop star lead crop of Canadian Grammy nominees

Bieber’s 8 nominations topped an eclectic group that included Drake and the Weeknd

Justin Bieber is leading the Canadian nominees at the Grammy Awards with a little help from his megahit “Peaches.” Bieber attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Evan Agostini
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 popular Island theatre

First live performance on Chemainus stage since March 2020 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)
FILE - Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at district court on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Nantucket, Mass., to be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery. Kevin Spacey and his production companies must pay the studio behind “House of Cards” more than $30 million because of losses due to his firing from the show for sexual misconduct. That’s according to an arbitration decision issued Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Kevin Spacey ordered to pay $31M for ‘House of Cards’ losses

MRC, the studio behind “House of Cards,” fired Spacey and halted production of the show’s sixth season

FILE - Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at district court on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Nantucket, Mass., to be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery. Kevin Spacey and his production companies must pay the studio behind “House of Cards” more than $30 million because of losses due to his firing from the show for sexual misconduct. That’s according to an arbitration decision issued Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
This image released by Disney shows Mirabel, voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, in a scene from the animated film “Encanto.” (Disney via AP)

Review: Disney’s animated ‘Encanto’ effortlessly enchants

Instead of few magical people amid a sea of ordinary, in this film, the ordinary is, well, weird

This image released by Disney shows Mirabel, voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, in a scene from the animated film “Encanto.” (Disney via AP)
FILE - The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Weeknd is nominated for six American Music Awards, including one for artist of the year. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Hitmakers BTS stamp their authority on American Music Awards

Artist of the Year also named favorite pop duo or group and got the favorite pop song award

FILE - The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Weeknd is nominated for six American Music Awards, including one for artist of the year. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
A painting titled “Green Heron” by Mae Leblanc. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Watercolours present endless opportunities for Mae Leblanc

Mistletoe Market on now at Rollin Art Centre

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A painting titled “Green Heron” by Mae Leblanc. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Since launching as a duo in 2017, Rick Scott (right) and Nico Rhodes have amazed audiences with their musical alchemy in theatres, festivals and folk clubs around B.C. Photo contributed

‘It’s a wonderful collaboration’

Roots and Grooves’ Rick Scott discusses partnership with Nico Rhodes prior to Campbell River show

Since launching as a duo in 2017, Rick Scott (right) and Nico Rhodes have amazed audiences with their musical alchemy in theatres, festivals and folk clubs around B.C. Photo contributed
From left to right: Alberniology co-editors Jacqueline Carmichael and Derek Hanebury stand with publisher Colton Nelson. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni authors release anthology for a good cause

All proceeds from Alberniology will go to the Alberni Valley Hospice Society

From left to right: Alberniology co-editors Jacqueline Carmichael and Derek Hanebury stand with publisher Colton Nelson. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A vinyl record by The Verve plays on a turntable, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Falmouth, Maine. The COVID-19 pandemic benefitted record store owners who saw a surge in sales. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Not just Adele: Surging vinyl sales amid supply squeeze derail some artists’ plans

Vinyl sales in Canada up an astounding 53 per cent, but shippers and manufacturers can’t keep up

A vinyl record by The Verve plays on a turntable, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Falmouth, Maine. The COVID-19 pandemic benefitted record store owners who saw a surge in sales. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Book One of the ‘Along the Way’ series features Albert the dinosaur in Alberta at the start of his cross-Canada adventure. (Courtesy of Teresa Schapansky)
Book One of the ‘Along the Way’ series features Albert the dinosaur in Alberta at the start of his cross-Canada adventure. (Courtesy of Teresa Schapansky)
This image released by GAC Family shows Jennie Garth, left, and Cameron Mathison in "A Kindhearted Christmas," premiering Nov. 20. (Eric Milner/GAC Family via AP)

Michael Bublé, Charlie Brown among TV’s holiday headliners

The holidays are coming and here are some shows to get you in the mood

This image released by GAC Family shows Jennie Garth, left, and Cameron Mathison in "A Kindhearted Christmas," premiering Nov. 20. (Eric Milner/GAC Family via AP)
FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Taylor Swift short film has fans excited for her ‘Red’ redo

Short film going deeper into her romantic life on a fan favorite song

FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
ARCHIVO - La admiradora de Britney Spears Kiki Norberto, con el abanico, se manifiesta afuera de la corte durante una audiencia sobre la tutela de la estrella pop el 17 de marzo de 2021 en Los Ángeles. (AP Foto/Chris Pizzello, Archivo)

UPDATE: Britney freed: Judge dissolves Spears’ conservatorship

Move by Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny was expected in face of lack of opposition

ARCHIVO - La admiradora de Britney Spears Kiki Norberto, con el abanico, se manifiesta afuera de la corte durante una audiencia sobre la tutela de la estrella pop el 17 de marzo de 2021 en Los Ángeles. (AP Foto/Chris Pizzello, Archivo)
From left to right: Esme Saxton, Ella Standley, Julie Brack, Amy Clark and Alexandra Gross were nominated to take part in North American Scholarship Competition and Conference. Missing is Meagan Batt. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni highland dancers recognized in virtual competition

Several dancers invited to attend North American Scholarship Competition and Conference

From left to right: Esme Saxton, Ella Standley, Julie Brack, Amy Clark and Alexandra Gross were nominated to take part in North American Scholarship Competition and Conference. Missing is Meagan Batt. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Mistletoe Market opens at the Rollin Art Centre on Nov. 16. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Mistletoe Market opens at the Rollin Art Centre on Nov. 16. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Chris Arthurs, Mitch Cote and Elliot Drew parody Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus in the 2018 Portal Players’ production of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged). (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni’s Portal Players return to stage with award-winning production

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) opens Nov. 19, 2021

Chris Arthurs, Mitch Cote and Elliot Drew parody Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus in the 2018 Portal Players’ production of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged). (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon in a scene from “Squid Game.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP

Get ready for more games: ‘Squid Game’ readies for Season 2

Netflix hit getting a second season despite the fact that’s rare for Korean shows

This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon in a scene from “Squid Game.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP
‘In My Head’ was written by Riley Ingham (Rylis), Christofer Lampson (Young Negrensé), Tristan Renaud, produced by Renaud, mixed by Elijah Merrett-Hitch, and mastered by Colin Leonard. (Courtesy of Yuzzynet)

Vancouver Island group’s song remembering lost friend to benefit Crisis Centre BC

Cowichan musicians to release ‘In My Head’ Nov. 16, in memory of friend lost to suicide

‘In My Head’ was written by Riley Ingham (Rylis), Christofer Lampson (Young Negrensé), Tristan Renaud, produced by Renaud, mixed by Elijah Merrett-Hitch, and mastered by Colin Leonard. (Courtesy of Yuzzynet)
Island Eats co-authors Dawn Postnikoff and Joanne Sasvari toast to the release of their new cookbook during a launch party at Long Beach Lodge Surf Club on Oct. 21. (Nora O’Malley photo)

New ‘Island Eats’ cookbook hits shelves

Book paints a picture of Vancouver Island with a compendium of over 80 recipes from signature chefs

Island Eats co-authors Dawn Postnikoff and Joanne Sasvari toast to the release of their new cookbook during a launch party at Long Beach Lodge Surf Club on Oct. 21. (Nora O’Malley photo)