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The Cineplex Odeon Theatre at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto is shown on December 16, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
The Cineplex Odeon Theatre at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto is shown on December 16, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
Jimmy Smits arrives at a special screening of “In the Heights” during the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

‘In the Heights’ lifts hopes for a Latino film breakthrough

Hype for summer blockbuster has brought great expectation for Latinos in the United States

Jimmy Smits arrives at a special screening of “In the Heights” during the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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Surrey school-filmed ‘Odd Girl’ set to debut on horror short channel

Director Rami Kahlon went back to L.A. Matheson to make the supernatural thriller

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The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell

Juno Awards ring in 50th anniversary; Justin Bieber, the Weeknd lead nominations

Both performers are also among the stacked list of popular artists nominated for fan choice award

The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell
Electronic producer Joanne Hill, who performs as Sydney Blu, lobbied for the Juno Awards to introduce a category for underground dance single of the year. The new award will launch in 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Juno Awards to announce new category for underground dance single of the year

Joanne Hill lobbied for the award with support from DJs, producers and other members of the dance music industry

Electronic producer Joanne Hill, who performs as Sydney Blu, lobbied for the Juno Awards to introduce a category for underground dance single of the year. The new award will launch in 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A scene from the “Scenic Drive in SURREY British Columbia Canada 2021” video posted to youtube.com.
A scene from the “Scenic Drive in SURREY British Columbia Canada 2021” video posted to youtube.com.
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, White Rock author Valerie Fletcher Adolph (top left) wrote a trilogy of mystery novels set in post-Second World War England. (Contributed photos)

White Rock author pens trilogy of historic mystery novels during pandemic

‘I’m happy to have lifted minds off the COVID dreariness,’ says Valerie Fletcher Adolph

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, White Rock author Valerie Fletcher Adolph (top left) wrote a trilogy of mystery novels set in post-Second World War England. (Contributed photos)
At Surrey’s Queen Elizabeth Secondary in Surrey, musician Luv Randhawa (second from right) with students Kenny Segura (middle) and Gracy Gandhi (second from left), school counsellor Jeremy Lendvoy (left) and TV news reporter Jay Durant (right). (Submitted photo)

For love of music, bhangra artist Randhawa helps Surrey students get to next level

Five $500 scholarships include mentorship from White Rock-based artist

At Surrey’s Queen Elizabeth Secondary in Surrey, musician Luv Randhawa (second from right) with students Kenny Segura (middle) and Gracy Gandhi (second from left), school counsellor Jeremy Lendvoy (left) and TV news reporter Jay Durant (right). (Submitted photo)
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‘Red Sneakers’ for contest-winning musician on Surrey’s Canada Day livestream

Ashley Pater says she’s excited to be back on City of Surrey Canada Day stage for third year in a row

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Paul Strickland performs on Surrey’s Digital Stage from June 18-30. (submitted photo)

Kentucky storyteller’s ‘New Fangled Fibs’ moves from Surrey theatre to Digital Stage

Paul Strickland show is online starting June 18, for ‘pay what you can’ price

Paul Strickland performs on Surrey’s Digital Stage from June 18-30. (submitted photo)
Writer-producer Kraig Wenman in a set representing a Canadian bank constructed in Georgia for the film Bandit. Contributed photo

Feature film, Bandit, a step up for White Rock producer

Charismatic Canadian crime caper filming in Georgia features Mel Gibson, Josh Duhamel

Writer-producer Kraig Wenman in a set representing a Canadian bank constructed in Georgia for the film Bandit. Contributed photo
Barry Dean's tribute to the 'King of Pop' will be streamed to home viewers by White Rock-based BEC Entertainment this Friday (June 4). Contributed photo

Michael Jackson tribute streamed on White Rock virtual platform

Barry Dean’s ‘MJ Lives’ show pays tribute to the late ‘King of Pop’

Barry Dean's tribute to the 'King of Pop' will be streamed to home viewers by White Rock-based BEC Entertainment this Friday (June 4). Contributed photo
Actors Brittany Vesterback and Bryce Paul Mills in a green-screen scene from Naked Stage theatre company’s version of “Background Artiste,” shown online June 11-12. (submitted photo)

‘Background Artiste’ comedy closes online season for Surrey’s Naked Stage company

‘We miss seeing our valued patrons and hope that next season we will be performing in front of you…’

Actors Brittany Vesterback and Bryce Paul Mills in a green-screen scene from Naked Stage theatre company’s version of “Background Artiste,” shown online June 11-12. (submitted photo)
Johnny Orlando poses in this undated handout photo. Orlando, who’s nominated for pop album of the year at the Juno Awards, recently passed 10 million followers on TikTok. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Universal Music Canada, Norman Wong
Johnny Orlando poses in this undated handout photo. Orlando, who’s nominated for pop album of the year at the Juno Awards, recently passed 10 million followers on TikTok. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Universal Music Canada, Norman Wong
People wear face masks while riding the wooden roller coaster at Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver’s Playland at the PNE set to reopen June 11

Physical distancing and masks will be required at all times on rides, during gameplay and while in lines

People wear face masks while riding the wooden roller coaster at Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Typewriter in a photo posted to facebook.com/SurreyIWC.

Registration opens June 2 for Surrey Int’l Writers’ Conference virtual sessions this fall

‘We will once again be offering a pay-what-you-can option for the main conference’

Typewriter in a photo posted to facebook.com/SurreyIWC.
This image released by Disney shows Emma Stone in a scene from “Cruella.” (Laurie Sparham/Disney via AP)

Fueling box office rebound, ‘Quiet Place’ opens with $58.5M

U.S. Memorial Day weekend movie take about a third of the holiday weekend’s normal business

This image released by Disney shows Emma Stone in a scene from “Cruella.” (Laurie Sparham/Disney via AP)
Gavin MacLeod, a cast member on the TV series “The Love Boat,” salutes the crowd as he speaks at a Friends of Hollywood Walk of Fame plaque ceremony (Chris Pizzello/AP)

Gavin MacLeod, ‘Love Boat’ captain, dies at 90

MacLeod achieved stardom as Murray Slaughter, the sardonic TV news writer on the 1970s comedy ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’

Gavin MacLeod, a cast member on the TV series “The Love Boat,” salutes the crowd as he speaks at a Friends of Hollywood Walk of Fame plaque ceremony (Chris Pizzello/AP)
People attend the massive experimental concert “Ambition Live Again,” organized by Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris and music industry union Prodiss to assess health risks. (Instagram/Merwanrim)

Paris hosts test concert letting 5,000 people dance together in arena

It was a public health experiment to prepare France to host big events again

People attend the massive experimental concert “Ambition Live Again,” organized by Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris and music industry union Prodiss to assess health risks. (Instagram/Merwanrim)
South Surrey teacher Sandip Sodhi’s new picture book, illustrated by Anika Sandhu, offers a chance for adults and young children to ponder the positives of life - even during a pandemic. Contributed photo
South Surrey teacher Sandip Sodhi’s new picture book, illustrated by Anika Sandhu, offers a chance for adults and young children to ponder the positives of life - even during a pandemic. Contributed photo