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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!
Have your New Year’s Eve set? Try out these musical gala options

Have your New Year’s Eve set? Try out these musical gala options

Greater Victoria venues featuring local bands to ring in 2020

Have your New Year’s Eve set? Try out these musical gala options
Yellowpoint holiday spectacle returns this weekend

Yellowpoint holiday spectacle returns this weekend

Musical variety show offers a wide range of genres, along with many of your seasonal favourites

Yellowpoint holiday spectacle returns this weekend
REVIEW: Theatre Inconnu’s Crumble boosted by excellent performances

REVIEW: Theatre Inconnu’s Crumble boosted by excellent performances

Sheila Callaghan’s tale of sadness and despair portrayed in interesting ways on stage

REVIEW: Theatre Inconnu’s Crumble boosted by excellent performances
The Holly Jolly Christmas show, with tributes to Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee, plays Dec. 22 at Elements Casino Victoria’s Platinum Room. elementscasino.com

Rockin’ the holidays at Elements Casino

Enjoy various musical shows and artistic endeavours in December at this View Royal fun spot

The Holly Jolly Christmas show, with tributes to Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee, plays Dec. 22 at Elements Casino Victoria’s Platinum Room. elementscasino.com
Chalifour bringing Joy to Victoria this weekend

Chalifour bringing Joy to Victoria this weekend

Adrian Chalifour plays a full band show to launch his new album at the Capital Ballroom Nov. 30

Chalifour bringing Joy to Victoria this weekend
Truck light convoy an annual precursor to Christmas

Truck light convoy an annual precursor to Christmas

Lit-up commercial vehicles, food drive, part of huge community event

Truck light convoy an annual precursor to Christmas
Bold and brassy quintet touching down in Victoria

Bold and brassy quintet touching down in Victoria

Internationally recognized Canadian Brass performing with Victoria Symphony on Dec. 21

Bold and brassy quintet touching down in Victoria
Vocalist Kim Greenwood is surrounded by her bandmates Karel Roessingh (from left), Joey Smith, Kelby MacNayr and Roy Styffe. They’ll perform All About That Verse this Friday to a sold-out Hermann’s Jazz Club. Photo by Preston Davies

Kim Greenwood ready to tell the stories behind the music

Victoria vocalist performs All About That Verse to a sold-out Hermann’s Jazz Club this Friday

Vocalist Kim Greenwood is surrounded by her bandmates Karel Roessingh (from left), Joey Smith, Kelby MacNayr and Roy Styffe. They’ll perform All About That Verse this Friday to a sold-out Hermann’s Jazz Club. Photo by Preston Davies
Sara Marreiros and her fellow musicians in a scene from Fado: The Saddest Music in the World. The Fringe Festival favourite returns to Victoria for a short run this week at the Metro Theatre. Photo by Jam Hamidi

Sadness makes for beautiful musical theatre

Puente Theatre brings Fringe Festival hit Fado back for four-show run at Metro Theatre, Nov. 14-16

Sara Marreiros and her fellow musicians in a scene from Fado: The Saddest Music in the World. The Fringe Festival favourite returns to Victoria for a short run this week at the Metro Theatre. Photo by Jam Hamidi
Ria Mae is headlining the Stars tour in promotion of her new album of the same name. She performs Nov. 15 at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria. Photo by Lindsay Duncan

Ria Mae riding wave of success into Victoria stop on the Stars Tour

Material from singer-songwriter’s new EP, Stars, to feature prominently in Nov. 15 show at The Mac

Ria Mae is headlining the Stars tour in promotion of her new album of the same name. She performs Nov. 15 at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria. Photo by Lindsay Duncan
Christmas-spirited jazz coming to Goolden Hall

Christmas-spirited jazz coming to Goolden Hall

Victoria Jazz Orchestra and friends playing benefit concert for Single Parents Resource Centre

Christmas-spirited jazz coming to Goolden Hall