Entertainment

CCPA performs Urinetown June 3 at 7:30 p.m., June 4 at 6 p.m. and June 5 at 12:30 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available online at ccpacanada.com, by phone at 250-595-9970 or email boxoffice@ccpacanada.com.(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria performance school livestreams Urinetown for season finale

Canadian College of Performing Arts livestreamed shows presented through June 6

 

Frank Ludwig in a forklift with his long hair during Trooper’s heyday. (Photo submitted)

Humble Island beginnings blossomed into storied career for Trooper keyboardist

Frank Ludwig got his start as a boy pumping the organ in a tiny downtown Chemainus church

 

Author Des Davidge with his first book, ‘Along The Shore And Through The Trees’, on Thursday, March 18, 2021. It depicts Davidgeas own memoirs and those of his late wife, whose father spent more than three decades maintaining a telegraph line. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Author tells unique tale of a shared Vancouver Island history, decades apart

Two lives connected by a telegraph line along the coast of Vancouver Island

Author Des Davidge with his first book, ‘Along The Shore And Through The Trees’, on Thursday, March 18, 2021. It depicts Davidgeas own memoirs and those of his late wife, whose father spent more than three decades maintaining a telegraph line. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Valley's Margaret Carlson was honoured by the Royal Academy of Dance last year as the prestigious institution celebrates its 100th anniversary. Pictured is Carlson, left, with her daughter D. Gwen Carlson-Redcliffe. (Submitted photo)

Royal Academy of Dance highlights mid-Island dance icon

Margaret Carlson taught dance in the CowichanValley from 1954 to 1997

  • Mar 24, 2021
The Valley's Margaret Carlson was honoured by the Royal Academy of Dance last year as the prestigious institution celebrates its 100th anniversary. Pictured is Carlson, left, with her daughter D. Gwen Carlson-Redcliffe. (Submitted photo)
It’s almost hard to tell which is the window and which is the art in Skye Skagfeld’s great landscape artwork. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Colorful scenery abundant in Chemainus spring equinox art exhibit

St. Joseph’s Artist Studio Gallery the site for bright landscape paintings

It’s almost hard to tell which is the window and which is the art in Skye Skagfeld’s great landscape artwork. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Strong support from the public for the Bridge The Gap campaign will keep the Chemainus Theatre going until performances can hopefully return to the stage in the fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Popular Island dinner theatre hoping fundraiser can Bridge The Gap

Chemainus Theatre patrons launch campaign to assist in filling the void until performances return

Strong support from the public for the Bridge The Gap campaign will keep the Chemainus Theatre going until performances can hopefully return to the stage in the fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Willow Street between Mill Street and Victoria Street is a busy place Monday as filming for The Baker’s Son gets underway. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus provides the perfect small town atmosphere for movie shoot

Community takes on the persona of Windward, Washington for Hallmark production

Willow Street between Mill Street and Victoria Street is a busy place Monday as filming for The Baker’s Son gets underway. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Willow Street Cafe is going to be looking good as the central building in filming of a movie in Chemainus next week. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)

Hallmark movie crews moving into Chemainus for the week

Filming of The Baker’s Sons being conducted downtown

Willow Street Cafe is going to be looking good as the central building in filming of a movie in Chemainus next week. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)
It’s been almost a year since the last public performance inside the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Donors pledge $60,000 in matching campaign at Chemainus Theatre

Perrys, Hiltons and Duncan Iron Works help to Bridge the Gap during COVID shutdown

It’s been almost a year since the last public performance inside the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Protection Island’s Valley Hennell has been inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame. (Photo courtesy Ronan Lannuzel)

Protection Island resident inducted into B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame

Valley Hennell recognized for 50-year career as writer, producer, manager, publisher

Protection Island’s Valley Hennell has been inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame. (Photo courtesy Ronan Lannuzel)
Arabella Costello, left, from Parksville, played the role of Cher in ‘All-in Madonna’, while Clayton Neuwirth, right, from Bowser, played the role of Victor. ‘All-in Madonna’ plays at the Victoria Film Festival through Feb. 14. (Submitted photos)

Island actors all-in for their roles in ‘All-in Madonna’

Feature film, directed by Arnold Lim, currently showing at Victoria Film Festival

Arabella Costello, left, from Parksville, played the role of Cher in ‘All-in Madonna’, while Clayton Neuwirth, right, from Bowser, played the role of Victor. ‘All-in Madonna’ plays at the Victoria Film Festival through Feb. 14. (Submitted photos)
The Farm Table Inn is one of almost two dozen local restaurants and beverage producers participating. Pictured are owners George gates and Evelyn Koops. (Alec Wheeler photo)

Tourism Cowichan launches campaign highlighting local food and beverage businesses

Sip, Support, Savour Cowichan campaign now underway

  • Feb 1, 2021
The Farm Table Inn is one of almost two dozen local restaurants and beverage producers participating. Pictured are owners George gates and Evelyn Koops. (Alec Wheeler photo)
Eden Robinson will be ‘on hand’ for a special online screening of Monkey Beach, based on her 2000 novel, presented by the Museum at Campbell River through the Tidemark Theatre Feb. 4. Photo by Bluetree Photography

Watch Monkey Beach with a Q&A with author Eden Robinson

Last year’s Haig-Brown Writer-in-Residence’s work has skyrocketed to justifiable fame in the past year

Eden Robinson will be ‘on hand’ for a special online screening of Monkey Beach, based on her 2000 novel, presented by the Museum at Campbell River through the Tidemark Theatre Feb. 4. Photo by Bluetree Photography
Longevity John Falkner says a government grant has allowed him to keep the Duncan Showroom afloat in 2020 during COVID. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)

$10K grant keeps the doors open at the Duncan Showroom

The Showroom hit the ground running in March.

  • Jan 6, 2021
Longevity John Falkner says a government grant has allowed him to keep the Duncan Showroom afloat in 2020 during COVID. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)
Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Photo via biglittlelions.com

Big Little Lions earn Canadian Folk Music Award nomination

Duo featuring Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin keeping busy during pandemic

Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Photo via biglittlelions.com
Metchosin's Jesse Roper wowed the capacity crowd at the Tidemark Thursday with only a guitar, a cajon and his voice, so much so that they made him come back up for a three-song encore – a rare event for an opening act.

Blues rocker Jesse Roper returns for a hybrid concert experience

Music has a throwback vibe akin to Stevie Ray Vaughan and vintage Texas blues

  • Nov 12, 2020
Metchosin's Jesse Roper wowed the capacity crowd at the Tidemark Thursday with only a guitar, a cajon and his voice, so much so that they made him come back up for a three-song encore – a rare event for an opening act.
Legendary Vancouver-based blues and jazz guitarist and vocalist Jim Byrnes will perform live at the Tidemark Theatre in a concert that will also be streamed. Contributed photo

Legendary blues musician and actor Jim Byrnes hits the Island

Playing Campbell River’s Tidemark Theatre for a hybrid live/online show

  • Oct 25, 2020
Legendary Vancouver-based blues and jazz guitarist and vocalist Jim Byrnes will perform live at the Tidemark Theatre in a concert that will also be streamed. Contributed photo
Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre streaming new short film tonight

Standing By has been created and performed by Cowichan-raised actor Nicole Ratjen.

Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)
Annual One Wave Gathering rolls in this September

Annual One Wave Gathering rolls in this September

Join this celebration of South Pacific and Indigineous cultures on Lekwungen territory in Victoria!

  • Sep 2, 2020
Annual One Wave Gathering rolls in this September