Entertainment

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

 

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

 

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

 

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
Director turns ‘The Winter’s Tale’ into cliffhanger for ‘pandemic edition’ in Shawnigan
Director turns ‘The Winter’s Tale’ into cliffhanger for ‘pandemic edition’ in Shawnigan
Longevity John Falkner, left, artistic director for the 39 Days of July, and operations manager Trevor Linde go over details of the event’s final days this year. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cowichan’s 39 Days of July deemed a success, despite COVID-19

Musical productions live streamed from the Duncan Showroom this year

Longevity John Falkner, left, artistic director for the 39 Days of July, and operations manager Trevor Linde go over details of the event’s final days this year. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Vic Theatre is reopening to the public with limited seating and an online concession. (Twitter/@thegirltrish)

Vic Theatre reopens for in-person screenings

Theatre features travel-themed film series with limited seating

The Vic Theatre is reopening to the public with limited seating and an online concession. (Twitter/@thegirltrish)
Large crowds at The 39 Days of July came out to listen to the music of young performers in 2019. This year, due to COVID-19, performances will be available online only. (Lexi Bainas/file)

Duncan’s 39 Days of July transitions to online shows for 2020

Traditionally, the 39 Days of July has consisted of a series of outdoor musical events

Large crowds at The 39 Days of July came out to listen to the music of young performers in 2019. This year, due to COVID-19, performances will be available online only. (Lexi Bainas/file)
Intrepid takes excitement of UNO Fest online

Intrepid takes excitement of UNO Fest online

Celebration of singular theatre presents shows, streaming performances, free artist talks

  • Apr 27, 2020
Intrepid takes excitement of UNO Fest online
Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)

Artists band together for Islanders in need

Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island broadcasts tonight

Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)