Entertainment

Port Alberni’s Five Acre Shaker first music festival in Canada to Leave No Trace

Festival will leave behind only good vibes—not garbage

  • Aug 6, 2019

Drake drops ‘Care Package’ compilation album

The project features tracks like ‘Can I’ that leaked around the release of his fourth album, ‘Views.’

ARTS AROUND: Jazz duo takes on Teas on the Terrace in Port Alberni

Dennis Olsen and Guy Langlois will perform on Aug. 8

  • Jul 31, 2019
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Stranger Things 3 breaks record on Netflix
Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at Boston court
Raccoon scales tall building
Wedding a chance to focus on something 'positive': Island Royal watcher

‘The Amazing Race Canada’ comes to Vancouver Island

Stops include Deep Bay Marine Field Station, WildPlay Element Parks and Horne Lake Caves

Lion King reigns above box office for second week

‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ was a distant second with $40 million

It’s Christmas in July on many B.C. movie sets as Hallmark boosts production

Crews routinely raid B.C. fishing docks for shaved ice to make summer Christmas shoots look more wintery

ARTS AROUND: Back Porch Banjo plays Teas on the Terrace at Rollin Art Centre

The Rollin Art Centre’s first Sunday tea of the summer happens July 28

  • Jul 24, 2019

Nanaimo is the next stop on ‘The Amazing Race Canada’

Episode will air on Tuesday, July 30 at 9 p.m. on CTV

The Beaverton’s sharp satire thrives in polarized political climate

Canadian TV series’ third season to air Tuesday on CTV after “The Amazing Race Canada”

‘Joker,’ Tom Hanks’ Mr. Rogers pic among TIFF selections

The festival kicks off Sept. 5 with opening-night film ‘Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band’

Simu Liu’s rise from Bay Street accountant to Marvel’s kung fu super hero

Torontonian will play the first Asian superhero to lead a Marvel film

‘The Lion King’ rules and ‘Endgame’ scores all-time record

‘The Lion King’ roared into 4,725 North American theatres, where it grossed a stunning $185 million

Learn the art of songwriting with musician John Pippus

Writing workshop, performance at Words on Fire highlight a trip to Alberni

  • Jul 19, 2019

ARTS AROUND: Learn sculptural basket weaving at Port Alberni summer workshop

Amy Dugas, Campbell River artist, is set to teach her third summer weaving workshop

  • Jul 18, 2019

Vancouver Island teen with viral video headlining first concert

Lauren Spencer-Smith, formerly of Port Alberni, has been recording new songs

Film features Chez Monique, an off-the-grid restaurant on West Coast Trail in B.C.

“The story we are trying to share is of the loving haven they created and sustained for decades.”

Set wizards make it happen at Mainstage Festival in Port Alberni

Eight plays in eight nights means turnover timelines are tight

Diary of Anne Frank, Cherry Docs dominate Mainstage 2019 awards

Annual theatre competition wraps up in Port Alberni

  • Jul 17, 2019