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Live taping for PBS TV special part of Kaeshammer’s twin bill concerts in Sidney

Live taping for PBS TV special part of Kaeshammer’s twin bill concerts in Sidney

Footage from Aug. 21-22 shows to be used in larger musical documentary on Victoria artist

Live taping for PBS TV special part of Kaeshammer’s twin bill concerts in Sidney
BEHIND BARS: Tag team ‘tenders driving the Barts’ bar

BEHIND BARS: Tag team ‘tenders driving the Barts’ bar

Matt Chaffe and Curtis Kidd keep locals and tourists cool during the summer season downtown

BEHIND BARS: Tag team ‘tenders driving the Barts’ bar
World of electronic musical wonders await at long weekend festival

World of electronic musical wonders await at long weekend festival

Wonderment ambient/downtempo music festival slips into bridge plaza, Banfield Park Aug. 3-4

World of electronic musical wonders await at long weekend festival
A passing of the torch for Victoria’s rock music history archives

A passing of the torch for Victoria’s rock music history archives

Royal City Music Project co-founder Glenn Parfitt wants valuable cultural material preserved

A passing of the torch for Victoria’s rock music history archives
Area businesses targeted in new film commission campaign to increase Victoria productions

Area businesses targeted in new film commission campaign to increase Victoria productions

Making South Island ‘film-friendly’ important, but build a studio and they will come: commissioner

Area businesses targeted in new film commission campaign to increase Victoria productions
Original flamenco show forged by artists in Spain and France

Original flamenco show forged by artists in Spain and France

Hermann’s Jazz Club presents Fin de Fiesta Flamenco’s new work, Sempiterno

Original flamenco show forged by artists in Spain and France
Born Ruffians perform at the Capital Ballroom. The MRG Group bought the 575-seat venue and will take over management from local music and event promoters Atomique Productions Ltd. Photo/Facebook

Atomique co-founder sees bright musical future in Victoria after company acquired by The MRG Group

National entertainment and concert promoter also buys and will operate the Capital Ballroom

Born Ruffians perform at the Capital Ballroom. The MRG Group bought the 575-seat venue and will take over management from local music and event promoters Atomique Productions Ltd. Photo/Facebook
Witness the passion and fire of flamenco in Victoria this July

Witness the passion and fire of flamenco in Victoria this July

Seventh annual Victoria Flamenco Festival features free and ticketed performances downtown

Witness the passion and fire of flamenco in Victoria this July
Deuces wild in downtown Victoria in July

Deuces wild in downtown Victoria in July

Thousands will attend the ninth Northwest Deuce Days show along Government Street on July 21

Deuces wild in downtown Victoria in July
ADRIAN CHALIFOUR: Opening up his solo heart

ADRIAN CHALIFOUR: Opening up his solo heart

Victoria singer-songwriter embarking upon life after Towers and Trees

ADRIAN CHALIFOUR: Opening up his solo heart
Little League baseball playoffs heat up this weekend in Fairfield

Little League baseball playoffs heat up this weekend in Fairfield

Hollywood Park hosting District 7 Minors championship tournament, Majors at Hampton next

Little League baseball playoffs heat up this weekend in Fairfield
Victoria HarbourCats 2019 leading hitter Frankie Niemann strokes a pitch into the field during play at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park. Photo by Christian J. Stewart/Victoria HarbourCats

High-level sports options abound during summer in Victoria

From HarbourCats baseball to Shamrocks lacrosse to Pacific FC soccer, you’ve got choices as a fan

Victoria HarbourCats 2019 leading hitter Frankie Niemann strokes a pitch into the field during play at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park. Photo by Christian J. Stewart/Victoria HarbourCats
Farquhar highlights for next season unveiled at UVic

Farquhar highlights for next season unveiled at UVic

From comedy to dance to acrobatics and more, there’s lots to look forward to in 2019-20

Farquhar highlights for next season unveiled at UVic
Mural projects, like this one undertaken by former Victoria artist in residence Luke Ramsay, help liven up the city. Open Space is calling for artist proposals for a mural that would face Helmcken Alley off Bastion Square. The submission deadline is July 16. Photo courtesy City of Victoria

Calling all artists: mural project coming up

Open Space overseeing proposal submissions process for downtown wall painting

Mural projects, like this one undertaken by former Victoria artist in residence Luke Ramsay, help liven up the city. Open Space is calling for artist proposals for a mural that would face Helmcken Alley off Bastion Square. The submission deadline is July 16. Photo courtesy City of Victoria
BEHIND BARS: Learning about the versatility and nuanced flavours of sake

BEHIND BARS: Learning about the versatility and nuanced flavours of sake

Discover new flavours with sake sommelier Anton Ihl at E:Né Raw Food and Sake Bar

BEHIND BARS: Learning about the versatility and nuanced flavours of sake
PRIDE: 25-plus years of celebrating community and inclusion in Victoria

PRIDE: 25-plus years of celebrating community and inclusion in Victoria

A host of events are planned to mark this year’s Pride Week, outdoors and in

PRIDE: 25-plus years of celebrating community and inclusion in Victoria
Out of the flames comes inspiration for Quinn Bachand

Out of the flames comes inspiration for Quinn Bachand

Victoria guitarist and Brishen to unveil new CD in Friday show at Christian Science Church

Out of the flames comes inspiration for Quinn Bachand
Esquimalt artist captures culinary personalities with body art

Esquimalt artist captures culinary personalities with body art

Mary Ploegsma’s unique chef/tattoo portrait series on display this month in Chinatown café

Esquimalt artist captures culinary personalities with body art
Rick Mercer, shown here ranting in Graffiti Alley in Toronto, hosts two shows for the Just for Laughs Comedy Night in Canada tour Nov. 16 at the University of Victoria. (Rick Mercer Report)

Rick Mercer-led comedy team in for second Just for Laughs show at UVic

Comedy company will stage two shows Nov. 16 at Farquhar Auditorium

Rick Mercer, shown here ranting in Graffiti Alley in Toronto, hosts two shows for the Just for Laughs Comedy Night in Canada tour Nov. 16 at the University of Victoria. (Rick Mercer Report)
Jazz bargains available for music lovers this month

Jazz bargains available for music lovers this month

Left Coast Jazz Fest offers four-show package deal, extends discount for TD JazzFest ticket holders

Jazz bargains available for music lovers this month