Kyle Wells

Singer songwriter Kaya Fraser plays in the Central Library courtyard. Fraser plays a house concert March 3.

Turning hardship to harmony with Kaya Fraser

Victoria musician finds inspiration in the tougher times

Singer songwriter Kaya Fraser plays in the Central Library courtyard. Fraser plays a house concert March 3.
Ari Folman's The Congress has proven to be the favourite film so far of the Victoria Film Festival for writer Kyle Wells.

CineFile’s Victoria Film Festival opening weekend roundup

I’ve seen 10 movies in four days. My friends and family are wondering where I am. I've forgotten what they look like. Totally worth it.

Ari Folman's The Congress has proven to be the favourite film so far of the Victoria Film Festival for writer Kyle Wells.
Tide Lines, Andrew Naysmith's feature documentary, sets out on the open water for an environmental quest with local guys Hugh Patterson and Ryan and Bryson Robertson.

CineFile’s top films for 2014 Film Fest

Our resident film nerd Kyle Wells shares his must-see list of films for the 20th anniversary of the Victoria Film Festival

Tide Lines, Andrew Naysmith's feature documentary, sets out on the open water for an environmental quest with local guys Hugh Patterson and Ryan and Bryson Robertson.

Small Screen: BIG EVENTS mean little TV

House of Cards return highlight of otherwise dry February

Steve Coogan is Alan Partridge, the title character of the Victoria Film Festival's 2014 opening gala film.

Spectacle: Victoria Film Festival turns 20

Big names in Canadian cinema fill the speaker series, including Guy Maddin, Atom Egoyan, Don McKellor and the former ambassador to Iran

Steve Coogan is Alan Partridge, the title character of the Victoria Film Festival's 2014 opening gala film.

SMALL SCREEN – Kyle Wells

Let’s take a little time to recognize the best in TV for 2013

Chef Quon Wai Sin cooks noodles in a wok at Don Mee Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown.

FLASH in the PAN WITH CHEF WAI SIN QUON

Chinese New Year, which falls on Friday, Jan. 31, brings with it many food traditions

Chef Quon Wai Sin cooks noodles in a wok at Don Mee Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown.
Jeremy Orrego, left, as one of the three kings, Rebecca Nish as Mary and Elias Orrego as Joseph prepare for the First Christmas Nativity Pageant, running for three nights starting Dec. 21 at Topaz Park.

Pageant brings true spirit of the season

More than 200 volunteers bring nativity scene to life

Jeremy Orrego, left, as one of the three kings, Rebecca Nish as Mary and Elias Orrego as Joseph prepare for the First Christmas Nativity Pageant, running for three nights starting Dec. 21 at Topaz Park.
Olivier Clements is one busy musician these days, both in and out of Victoria. He will be playing with his hip-hop/indie rock/classical/jazz band Olivier Clements and Dissonant Histories at Hermann's Jazz Club on Nov. 26.

Bringing home dissonant histories

Victoria-bred trumpet and flugelhorn player Oliver Clements has returned launches indie-folk/hip-hop-inspired project

Olivier Clements is one busy musician these days, both in and out of Victoria. He will be playing with his hip-hop/indie rock/classical/jazz band Olivier Clements and Dissonant Histories at Hermann's Jazz Club on Nov. 26.

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Aside from adorable Christmas specials, winter is also a time for the miniseries

Butchart Garden's dazzling display of lights.

Butchart’s Brilliance

From Dec. 1 until Jan. 6, the gardens transform into a winter wonderland.

Butchart Garden's dazzling display of lights.
Deltron 3030 plays Victoria for the first time at Alix Goolden Performance Hall Nov. 19.

Back to the future

Deltron 3030 teleports into Victoria for first-ever show

Deltron 3030 plays Victoria for the first time at Alix Goolden Performance Hall Nov. 19.
Yassin Bey at Ska Fest 2013

Concert review: The mighty Yassin Bey at Ska Fest 2013

Yassin Bey (aka Mos Def) delivers and doesn't disappoint at Ska Fest 2013

Yassin Bey at Ska Fest 2013
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo having fun as his bands closes the Sunday at Rock the Shores in Colwood.

Rock the Shores leaves ’em smiling on day two

Reignwolf, Vince Vaccaro, Awolnation, Mother Mother, Sam Roberts Band and Weezer. Whew, big day.

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo having fun as his bands closes the Sunday at Rock the Shores in Colwood.