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Juno Awards in Saskatoon cancelled at the last minute over COVID-19 concerns

Juno Awards in Saskatoon cancelled at the last minute over COVID-19 concerns

Annual Canadian music awards gala was scheduled to happen this Sunday

Juno Awards in Saskatoon cancelled at the last minute over COVID-19 concerns
Victoria musician Rob Nesbitt recently released an album he started in 1995. Mine Would be the Sun is an examination of his first love. (Photo Courtesy of Wendy Nesbitt)

Victoria musician releases 25-year labour of first love

Former Bum singer and guitarist Rob Nesbitt puts out first solo album on first love

Victoria musician Rob Nesbitt recently released an album he started in 1995. Mine Would be the Sun is an examination of his first love. (Photo Courtesy of Wendy Nesbitt)
2020 Juno Awards nominees were announced on Jan. 28, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Pop singer Lights, Ewan Currie of Sheepdogs among 2020 Juno Awards presenters

Dallas Smith, Felix Cartal and Nuela Charles nominated for big awards at March 15 gala

2020 Juno Awards nominees were announced on Jan. 28, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Oak Bay High’s presentation of Fiddler on the Roof runs Feb. 28 to March 7 in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. for the Feb. 28, and 29, March 4 to 7, with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 1. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Fiddler on the Roof brings timely message to Oak Bay stage

Musical starts this Friday in Oak Bay High’s Dave Dunnet Community Theatre

Oak Bay High’s presentation of Fiddler on the Roof runs Feb. 28 to March 7 in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. for the Feb. 28, and 29, March 4 to 7, with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 1. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Nanaimo’s Lauren Spencer-Smith, 16, recently earned her first Juno Award nomination and on March 1 she appears on American Idol. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Juno-nominated Nanaimo teen Lauren Spencer-Smith to appear on ‘American Idol’

Singer up for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for ‘Unplugged, Vol. 1’

Nanaimo’s Lauren Spencer-Smith, 16, recently earned her first Juno Award nomination and on March 1 she appears on American Idol. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom

Polaris Prize-winning rapper and hip hop artist Haviah Mighty plays Victoria on March 1

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom
Canadian singer and actress Jann Arden poses for a photograph in Toronto on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Jann Arden announces cross-country tour, Victoria not on list

Closest that future Canadian Music Hall of Famer will come during tour is Vancouver, June 18

Canadian singer and actress Jann Arden poses for a photograph in Toronto on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Billie Eilish arrives at the 2020 Spotify Best New Artist Party at The Lot Studios on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Billie Eilish, a voice of the youth, tops the Grammy Awards

Alicia Keys spoke about Kobe Bryant’s death

Billie Eilish arrives at the 2020 Spotify Best New Artist Party at The Lot Studios on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family

Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family

Interactive dinner theatre happening Sept. 26-29 at the Edelweiss Club in James Bay

Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family
Isaiah Carvalhal-Smith beat hundreds of other young musicians to win the coveted Slaight Family Scholarship to Berklee College of Music. (Isaiah Carvalhal-Smith submission)

Saanich Peninsula student scores only scholarship for Canadians offered by top U.S. music school

Stelly’s grad Isaiah Carvalhal-Smith and his electric bass off to Boston after successful audition

Isaiah Carvalhal-Smith beat hundreds of other young musicians to win the coveted Slaight Family Scholarship to Berklee College of Music. (Isaiah Carvalhal-Smith submission)
PIGS rocking out, accompanied by their impressive laser show. Photo contributed

Pink Floyd tribute band to kick off North American tour in Sidney

Victoria band PIGS returning to Mary Winspear Centre 10 years after their first appearance

PIGS rocking out, accompanied by their impressive laser show. Photo contributed
Horticulture Centre of the Pacific combines arts and music for 25 years

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific combines arts and music for 25 years

Over 50 artists, 15 bands, several food trucks on hand for Arts and Music at the Gardens, Aug. 10-11

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific combines arts and music for 25 years
DJ Rennie Foster: Bringing the house music home

DJ Rennie Foster: Bringing the house music home

Victoria-reared recording artist looks forward to Lucky Bar shows, near where he got his start

  • Jul 1, 2019
DJ Rennie Foster: Bringing the house music home
Local musician, Cody Rueger, has started a playlist to feature the music of Victoria’s artists. (Courtesy of Cody Rueger)

Queue up your playlist of Victoria-area musicians’ songs

Local guitarist uses Spotify to highlight city’s thriving independent music scene

Local musician, Cody Rueger, has started a playlist to feature the music of Victoria’s artists. (Courtesy of Cody Rueger)
Festival Mexicano takes over Centennial Square this Saturday and Sunday (July 14 and 15). Photo contributed

Mexican culture comes alive during Festival Mexicano

Free two-day festival happens this weekend in Victoria’s Centennial Square

Festival Mexicano takes over Centennial Square this Saturday and Sunday (July 14 and 15). Photo contributed
An undated portrait of Elinor Dunsmuir, the granddaughter Craigdarroch Castle builder Robert Dunsmuir. Elinor’s music compositions have recently been uncovered. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Unearthed music compositions written by Dunsmuir heiress

Music discovered in England by Craigdarroch curator to be played this Saturday at GVPL event

An undated portrait of Elinor Dunsmuir, the granddaughter Craigdarroch Castle builder Robert Dunsmuir. Elinor’s music compositions have recently been uncovered. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
Students from Pearson College UWC perform in a past edition of One World, a cultural and musical extravaganza at the McPherson Playhouse on March 16 and 17. Photo courtesy Pearson College UWC

One World a musical, cultural illustration of Lester Pearson’s original vision

Pearson College presents its One World Performance and Student Expo on March 16-17

  • Mar 6, 2018
Students from Pearson College UWC perform in a past edition of One World, a cultural and musical extravaganza at the McPherson Playhouse on March 16 and 17. Photo courtesy Pearson College UWC