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Tiggy’s At Crescent owner Jackie Neufeld conducts an art lesson, prior to COVID-19 restrictions, at her South Surrey art studio. (Contributed file photo)

Crescent Beach art studio, viewed by some as a community centre, closes its doors after 26 years

COVID-19 was the ‘push’ that lead to the closure of Tiggy’s At Crescent

Tiggy’s At Crescent owner Jackie Neufeld conducts an art lesson, prior to COVID-19 restrictions, at her South Surrey art studio. (Contributed file photo)
Frannie Warwick plays Betsy Hardup in “The Fairy-Tale Mysteries” radio play series. (submitted photo)

Surrey-made ‘Fairy-Tale Mysteries’ radio play goes live

Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society members recorded the story

Frannie Warwick plays Betsy Hardup in “The Fairy-Tale Mysteries” radio play series. (submitted photo)
Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle (center) sings “Ordinary Day” with a virtual choir of 200 physicians from all over Canada. The video draws attention to A Dollar A Day Foundation, which supports those suffering with mental health and addiction issues. (Screenshot/YouTube)

VIDEO: 200-physician choir sings to benefit mental health, addiction recovery

Led by Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle, the video calls attention to mental health needs

Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle (center) sings “Ordinary Day” with a virtual choir of 200 physicians from all over Canada. The video draws attention to A Dollar A Day Foundation, which supports those suffering with mental health and addiction issues. (Screenshot/YouTube)
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TEASER photo / West Coast Harmony Chorus singers in the video for their new song, "Go The Distance." (YouTube photo)

WATCH: Surrey-based chorus spent three months creating uplifting video/song on Zoom

Song from Disney’s ‘Hercules’ movie performed by 56 singers with Westcoast Harmony Chorus

TEASER photo / West Coast Harmony Chorus singers in the video for their new song, "Go The Distance." (YouTube photo)
Earlier fundraisers for the Youth Arts Council of Surrey have included an Artist Garage Sale held at the Newton Cultural Centre in January of 2018 and 2019. This event has been replaced by an anonymous online show and sale Jan. 15 to Jan. 31. (Contributed photo)

Surrey online exhibit aims to showcase youth art

Young artists’ work sought for fundraiser

Earlier fundraisers for the Youth Arts Council of Surrey have included an Artist Garage Sale held at the Newton Cultural Centre in January of 2018 and 2019. This event has been replaced by an anonymous online show and sale Jan. 15 to Jan. 31. (Contributed photo)
Ilona Scott-Barzen with one of her warm-hued, distinctive African paintings. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey artist ‘paints the soul of Africa’

Ilona Scott-Barzen’s brightly coloured images evocative of her native Johannesburg

Ilona Scott-Barzen with one of her warm-hued, distinctive African paintings. (Contributed photo)
Kayden Bhangu, cast member of “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” in a new video previewing the documentary film, due for release in 2021. (YouTube photo)
Kayden Bhangu, cast member of “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” in a new video previewing the documentary film, due for release in 2021. (YouTube photo)
FILE - In this June 8, 2008 file photo, actress Dawn Wells arrives at the TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

‘Gilligan’s Island’ star Dawn Wells dies, COVID-19 cited

Tina Louise, 86, who played Ginger the movie star is the last surviving member of the cast

FILE - In this June 8, 2008 file photo, actress Dawn Wells arrives at the TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Art Bergmann in a photo posted to artbergmann.com.

Order of Canada for ex-White Rock musician Art Bergmann, 67

‘To award someone like me with the keys to the empire is a courageous move,’ he tweeted Wednesday

Art Bergmann in a photo posted to artbergmann.com.
Gingembre - teaser photo

‘Random clash of fate’ unites Surrey/Delta music duo for COVID-era creativity

Gingembre’s Lam and McMillan a match for musical collaboration after Craigslist meeting

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Up next on Surrey’s Digital Stage, a mother-son show about arranged marriage

Ravi Jain’s ‘A Brimful of Asha’ can be viewed online starting Jan. 15

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Clockwise from top left: Tyler Joe Miller, Alexis Lynn, Merkules, Matty Vu, Jim Carrey in the Surrey-filmed “Sonic the Hedgehog,” Atish Ram, Jojo Mason and DJ Miko.So? (file photos)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Surrey people who entertained us in 2020 (and Jim Carrey too)

A look back at some memorable musicians, actors, attractions and more

Clockwise from top left: Tyler Joe Miller, Alexis Lynn, Merkules, Matty Vu, Jim Carrey in the Surrey-filmed “Sonic the Hedgehog,” Atish Ram, Jojo Mason and DJ Miko.So? (file photos)
Tyson Hepburn, founder of new production company Tyson Media, has issued a national call-out for submissions for unscripted original Canadian content. (Tyson Hepburn photo/Twitter)

B.C. reality TV Producer on the hunt for the next big show – and it could be your idea

Tyson Hepburn, founder of Tyson Media, has issued a national call-out for submissions

  • Dec 26, 2020
Tyson Hepburn, founder of new production company Tyson Media, has issued a national call-out for submissions for unscripted original Canadian content. (Tyson Hepburn photo/Twitter)
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Virtual concert series Songs for Seniors to bring families separated by COVID together

Songs for Seniors is hoping to bring communities and their families together virtually, no matter where

  • Dec 24, 2020
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The Edmilao family, including Apollo and his younger brother, Francis, moved to Canada in the 1970s. (Edmilao family/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Code Name: Big Red – B.C. soldier with NORAD helps Santa get around the globe safely

The annual NORAD Tracks Santa program features a soldier who grew up in Langley

The Edmilao family, including Apollo and his younger brother, Francis, moved to Canada in the 1970s. (Edmilao family/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Alan Cedargreen played Frau Schackenbacken in Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s December 2016 pantomime, “Beauty and the Beast,” at Surrey Arts Centre. (file photo: Gord Goble)

Surrey-made Christmas panto turns back clock to 2016, in video for by-donation viewing

The 90-minute version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was written and directed by Ellie King

Alan Cedargreen played Frau Schackenbacken in Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s December 2016 pantomime, “Beauty and the Beast,” at Surrey Arts Centre. (file photo: Gord Goble)
Musicians perform a version of “Blue Christmas” in a new video created by local company FUSIONpresents. (YouTube photo)

WATCH: Genre-shifting ‘Blue Christmas’ song/video unites a dozen musicians

Two-week recording project sees six styles of music fused into ‘one collective, seamless song’

Musicians perform a version of “Blue Christmas” in a new video created by local company FUSIONpresents. (YouTube photo)
Late comedian, MC and guitar-playing impressionist Gerry Owens (1954-2020), seen as he appeared in the 1980s, is warmly remembered in White Rock and South Surrey. Contributed photo

Popular Semihamoo Peninsula comic ‘always left `em laughing’

Late comedian and MC Gerry Owens, who died at 66, is fondly remembered

Late comedian, MC and guitar-playing impressionist Gerry Owens (1954-2020), seen as he appeared in the 1980s, is warmly remembered in White Rock and South Surrey. Contributed photo
The City of Delta will be releasing a pair of videos on its Facebook and YouTube pages Dec. 21 and 22 showcasing musicians and dancers as they perform special renditions of beloved holiday classics. (City of Delta image)

Delta hosting first-ever virtual Christmas concert

The City of Delta will be releasing a pair of videos on its Facebook, YouTube pages Dec. 21 and 22

The City of Delta will be releasing a pair of videos on its Facebook and YouTube pages Dec. 21 and 22 showcasing musicians and dancers as they perform special renditions of beloved holiday classics. (City of Delta image)
Michael Bjorge’s photo, titled Lucky Charm, was recently recognized with a platinum award from Master Photographers International. (Michael Bjorge photo)

South Surrey photographer wins prestigious platinum award

Michael Bjorge’s nature photography honoured by Master Photographers International

Michael Bjorge’s photo, titled Lucky Charm, was recently recognized with a platinum award from Master Photographers International. (Michael Bjorge photo)