Arts and Entertainment

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie “The Name of the Rose” at a news conference in London. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Gerald Penny, File)

Actor Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90

Oscar-winner was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000

 

Frank Kadillac, left, and Adrian Morris of Neon Dreams pose in an undated handout photo. (Warner Music Canada photo)

Neon Dreams and Chantal Kreviazuk test waters of multi-province concert tours

Contact tracing will be in effect, according to websites for several of the venues, and masks will be mandatory

 

Signage appears as guests attend day one of the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto. With COVID-19 rattling the entire circuit, resulting in a trimmed Toronto International Film Festival slate that’s mostly online, the industry is looking for new ways to gain momentum for projects that in many cases have been finished remotely during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello, Invision

Filmmakers relying on virtual world to build buzz at Toronto film festival

TIFF’s 45th edition runs Sept. 10-19 with a mix of digital and socially distanced physical screenings

Signage appears as guests attend day one of the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto. With COVID-19 rattling the entire circuit, resulting in a trimmed Toronto International Film Festival slate that’s mostly online, the industry is looking for new ways to gain momentum for projects that in many cases have been finished remotely during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello, Invision
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Canada House in London. Six months after detangling their work lives from the British royal family, the couple have signed a multiyear deal with Netflix. According to a statement Wednesday, they plan to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming through a new production company. The two recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California, with baby Archie. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Prince Harry and Meghan sign production deal with Netflix

Prince Harry and Meghan have signed a deal to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Canada House in London. Six months after detangling their work lives from the British royal family, the couple have signed a multiyear deal with Netflix. According to a statement Wednesday, they plan to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming through a new production company. The two recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California, with baby Archie. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
Do you feel lucky this week? The Rollin Art Centre is selling mystery book bags in different genres as well as kids’ books as a mini fundraiser. (ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre re-opens to the public

Alberni arts council will be holding a ‘mystery bag of books’ fundraiser

  • Jul 15, 2020
Do you feel lucky this week? The Rollin Art Centre is selling mystery book bags in different genres as well as kids’ books as a mini fundraiser. (ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS PHOTO)
Bowen Island poet Jude Neale is an author, vocalist and spoken word performer. She will perform at Alberni Valley Words on Fire on July 8, 2020. (SUBMITTED/ Alberni Valley News)

Island poets take the mic at July’s virtual Words on Fire in Port Alberni

Jude Neale, Joe Lunchbucket bring distinctly different styles to Quite Determined Literary Road Trip

  • Jul 5, 2020
Bowen Island poet Jude Neale is an author, vocalist and spoken word performer. She will perform at Alberni Valley Words on Fire on July 8, 2020. (SUBMITTED/ Alberni Valley News)
Whitehorse poet kjmunro will feature at Port Alberni’s virtual Words on Fire event on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (PHOTO COURTESY ARCHBOULD PHOTOGRAPHY)

Yukon poet kjmunro headlines Port Alberni’s virtual Words on Fire

Monthly spoken word event continues virtually at Char’s Landing

Whitehorse poet kjmunro will feature at Port Alberni’s virtual Words on Fire event on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (PHOTO COURTESY ARCHBOULD PHOTOGRAPHY)
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QUIZ: Meet the Simpsons

How much do you know about this iconic television family?

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A February 2020 exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre featured photographs and fabric art. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A February 2020 exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre featured photographs and fabric art. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Musicians perform during a Surrey City Orchestra “mixer” at board member Erin Anne Beirne’s home in South Surrey in 2017. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Province announces $3M in funding for arts groups hit by COVID-19 crisis

BC Arts Council to administer support for both organizations and individual artists

Musicians perform during a Surrey City Orchestra “mixer” at board member Erin Anne Beirne’s home in South Surrey in 2017. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are all on NFB.ca

The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)
Making music with WE3

Making music with WE3

Getting people up on the dance floor

  • Feb 12, 2020
Making music with WE3
Jan. 27, 2020 – People carefully wheeled in John Lennon’s famous Rolls-Royce into the lobby of the Royal BC Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

John Lennon’s psychedelic Rolls-Royce on display at Royal BC Museum

The classic car has been a favourite for Beatles fans from Victoria and internationally

Jan. 27, 2020 – People carefully wheeled in John Lennon’s famous Rolls-Royce into the lobby of the Royal BC Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Fondue is back

Fondue is back

Slow food with a heart

  • Dec 20, 2019
Fondue is back
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Victoria songstress is fueled by the music

  • Dec 18, 2019
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage
Explore the West Shore Farmers’ Markets

Explore the West Shore Farmers’ Markets

Fresh produce, unique crafts, live music and more for visitors

  • Aug 16, 2019
Explore the West Shore Farmers’ Markets
Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes

Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes

Artistic journey from sign painting to fine art

  • Jul 10, 2019
Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes
Genevieve Charbonneau draws inspiration from Cowichan Valley homestead

Genevieve Charbonneau draws inspiration from Cowichan Valley homestead

Singer-songwriter’s music is rooted in folk and old-time country

  • Jun 14, 2019
Genevieve Charbonneau draws inspiration from Cowichan Valley homestead
Songwriter Sandy Zeleznik will compose a song just for you

Songwriter Sandy Zeleznik will compose a song just for you

Personalized songs a thoughtful wedding gift

  • May 27, 2019
Songwriter Sandy Zeleznik will compose a song just for you