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Soprano Danika Loren and pianist Stéphane Mayer perform a recital of their own compositions at Pacific Opera Victoria’s Baumann Centre on Monday night, March 2. Courtesy Pacific Opera Victoria

POV hosting Home Grown performers on Monday night

Soprano Danika Loren and pianist Stéphane Mayer perform original material March 2 at Baumann Centre

Soprano Danika Loren and pianist Stéphane Mayer perform a recital of their own compositions at Pacific Opera Victoria’s Baumann Centre on Monday night, March 2. Courtesy Pacific Opera Victoria
The Joe Cocker Experience lead singer Danny Bee’s vocals and mannerisms on stage remind many audience members of the band’s namesake. This tribute band performs in Victoria on March 14 at the McPherson Playhouse. Facebook

Experience the music of Joe Cocker in Victoria

Talented nine-piece tribute band comes to the McPherson for March 14 show

The Joe Cocker Experience lead singer Danny Bee’s vocals and mannerisms on stage remind many audience members of the band’s namesake. This tribute band performs in Victoria on March 14 at the McPherson Playhouse. Facebook
Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria

Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria

Fans of classic rock can experience reunion concert July 6 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria
Michelle Obama: In Conversation in Victoria, March 31

Michelle Obama: In Conversation in Victoria, March 31

Former First Lady hosted by Victoria Chamber for moderated event at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Michelle Obama: In Conversation in Victoria, March 31
REVIEW: Victoria audience experiences ‘The Four Seasons’ at its best

REVIEW: Victoria audience experiences ‘The Four Seasons’ at its best

Germany-based Concerto Köln musicians light up the stage at Alix Goolden Hall

REVIEW: Victoria audience experiences ‘The Four Seasons’ at its best
BEHIND BARS: Creating a cocktail culture in Oak Bay

BEHIND BARS: Creating a cocktail culture in Oak Bay

Vis-à-Vis head bartender Josh Boudreau brings a wealth of experience to this wine-centric eatery

BEHIND BARS: Creating a cocktail culture in Oak Bay
Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom

Polaris Prize-winning rapper and hip hop artist Haviah Mighty plays Victoria on March 1

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom
Legendary Canadian songwriter and performer Gordon Lightfoot brings his music to the Island in October, with shows at the Royal Theatre in Victoria and Port Theatre in Nanaimo. gordonlightfoot.com

Gordon Lightfoot still on the road at 81

Tickets for Island shows in Victoria and Nanaimo, selling well already

Legendary Canadian songwriter and performer Gordon Lightfoot brings his music to the Island in October, with shows at the Royal Theatre in Victoria and Port Theatre in Nanaimo. gordonlightfoot.com
Vic High theatre tackles youth homelessness and more in 2020 musical

Vic High theatre tackles youth homelessness and more in 2020 musical

‘Runaways’ created in New York, but has parallels in Victoria: director

Vic High theatre tackles youth homelessness and more in 2020 musical
Adam Trainsmith (Ciaran Volke), who discovers that although android Jacie Triplethree (Una Rekic) can use language she never learned to read, teaches her the Bible in a hotel room. Comic Potential, Alan Ayckbourn’s wickedly funny satire on the rise of artificial intelligence runs until Feb. 22 at the Phoenix Theatre. Photo by Dean Kalyan

REVIEW: UVic drama department shows a flair for comedy

Student actors have fun with artificial intelligence in Alan Ayckbourn’s Comic Potential

Adam Trainsmith (Ciaran Volke), who discovers that although android Jacie Triplethree (Una Rekic) can use language she never learned to read, teaches her the Bible in a hotel room. Comic Potential, Alan Ayckbourn’s wickedly funny satire on the rise of artificial intelligence runs until Feb. 22 at the Phoenix Theatre. Photo by Dean Kalyan
Beethoven 250: Victoria getting ready to celebrate

Beethoven 250: Victoria getting ready to celebrate

Victoria Symphony to play all nine of the composer’s symphonies during March birthday celebrations

Beethoven 250: Victoria getting ready to celebrate
With sold out shows the norm, The Lonely will always have company

With sold out shows the norm, The Lonely will always have company

Appreciative demographic brings Victoria-based Orbison tribute band success in Canada and the U.S.

With sold out shows the norm, The Lonely will always have company
Unique Valentine’s Day gala doubles as a fundraiser

Unique Valentine’s Day gala doubles as a fundraiser

Four Greater Victoria charities to benefit from fun and romantic event at the Da Vinci Centre

Unique Valentine’s Day gala doubles as a fundraiser
Boundary-pushing folk trio landing in Victoria for weekend show

Boundary-pushing folk trio landing in Victoria for weekend show

Award-winning Andrew Collins Trio unveiling new material at Oak Bay’s Upstairs Lounge Feb. 8

Boundary-pushing folk trio landing in Victoria for weekend show
BEHIND BARS: Setting the Stage, à la française

BEHIND BARS: Setting the Stage, à la française

Beverage expert Nate Caudle helping bring a French flavour to Fernwood with cocktail menu

BEHIND BARS: Setting the Stage, à la française
Victoria-based jazz singer Maureen Washington headlines a Belfry Theatre musical show on Feb. 17 to help celebrate Black History Month. Events are planned throughout the month, starting with an evening launch Jan. 28 at Victoria city hall. Photo by Dean Kalyan

Black History in B.C. celebrated throughout February

A variety of historical and cultural events are on tap around Greater Victoria

Victoria-based jazz singer Maureen Washington headlines a Belfry Theatre musical show on Feb. 17 to help celebrate Black History Month. Events are planned throughout the month, starting with an evening launch Jan. 28 at Victoria city hall. Photo by Dean Kalyan
Vic High alumni and coach of the Vic High Slam Poetry team, Neko Smart, is Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate. She is passionate about the power of poetry as a way for youth to tell their stories. Photo courtesy City of Victoria

Vic High alumni named Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate

Neko Smart, the founder and coach of the Vic High slam poetry team, will serve a one-year term

Vic High alumni and coach of the Vic High Slam Poetry team, Neko Smart, is Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate. She is passionate about the power of poetry as a way for youth to tell their stories. Photo courtesy City of Victoria
BEHIND BARS: Keeping it simple at Little Jumbo

BEHIND BARS: Keeping it simple at Little Jumbo

Bar manager Kyle Guilfoyle brings big-picture wisdom to this hotspot on lower Fort Street

BEHIND BARS: Keeping it simple at Little Jumbo
Victoria Symphony principal pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin has taken on various special projects in his time with the orchestra. On Jan. 25-26 at the Royal Theatre, he’ll guide the Symphony in Shaken, Not Stirred, a musical adventure featuring themes from James Bond and other spy films. Photo by Kevin Light

The Best of Bond, courtesy of the Victoria Symphony

VS Pops Series continues with Shaken, Not Stirred, featuring music from legendary spy films

Victoria Symphony principal pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin has taken on various special projects in his time with the orchestra. On Jan. 25-26 at the Royal Theatre, he’ll guide the Symphony in Shaken, Not Stirred, a musical adventure featuring themes from James Bond and other spy films. Photo by Kevin Light
A choir like no other: and you’re in it!

A choir like no other: and you’re in it!

The Canadians behind Choir! Choir! Choir! bring singalong party to Victoria on Jan. 19

A choir like no other: and you’re in it!