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Surrey-raised Tetsuro Shigematsu wrote and stars in “1 Hour Photo,” a Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre’s production to be presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres on April 23-24. (submitted photo/Raymond Shum)

‘This Japanese kid who grew up in Whalley’ thrilled to return with acclaimed ‘1 Hour Photo’

City’s Digital Stage to show Tetsuro Shigematsu’s solo portrait of Mas Yamamoto

Fans can see exuberant blues trombonist and bandleader Randy Oxford perform one more time April 29 in a re-streaming of a concert he recorded at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios in 2019. (Contributed photo)

Last hurrah for celebrated blues trombonist Randy Oxford

Restreaming of White Rock concert marks retirement from music

Actors Pat McDermott, left, and George Stone are featured in “Courtship,” a Naked Stage production that involves a green screen for pre-recorded online performances April 23-24. (submitted photo)

Virtual ‘Courtship’ play up next for Surrey’s Naked Stage theatre company

Online, ‘Edward’ and ‘David’ share observations about the world’s problems and offer humorous ‘solutions’

Indie rock band The Zolas in a photo posted to wikipedia.org.

Surrey’s Earth Day ‘party’ goes virtual with The Zolas and other attractions April 22

Four of Surrey’s annual ‘major events’ will be held virtually this year, and one is cancelled

Indie rock band The Zolas in a photo posted to wikipedia.org.
“Hot Rod” cast members in Cloverdale during the movie shoot in the summer of 2006, in a photo by Paul Orazietti, executive director of Cloveradale Business Improvement Association. (submitted photo)

SURREY NOW & THEN: ‘Hot Rod’ comedy helped put Cloverdale on movie/TV map

Film backer says Surrey needs to publicize such site highlights, with ‘Smallville’ and more

“Hot Rod” cast members in Cloverdale during the movie shoot in the summer of 2006, in a photo by Paul Orazietti, executive director of Cloveradale Business Improvement Association. (submitted photo)
President of the West Coast Fine Arts Show, Brian Croft, said pandemic restrictions necessitated a shift to an entirely online event this year, running until April 30. (File photo)

The West Fine Art Show shifts to an online-only event amid tighter health orders

Website version retains the flavour of the annual live exhibition

President of the West Coast Fine Arts Show, Brian Croft, said pandemic restrictions necessitated a shift to an entirely online event this year, running until April 30. (File photo)
Surrey-based band Sleepy Gonzales is featured in "The Longest Intermission," a new online concert series. (submitted photo)

VIDEO: ‘Longest Intermission’ concerts spotlight Surrey-rooted bands with nowhere else to play

Brass Camel and Sleepy Gonzales recorded at Ocean Park hall for virtual concerts on two May dates

Surrey-based band Sleepy Gonzales is featured in "The Longest Intermission," a new online concert series. (submitted photo)
A still of Mark Soo’s “Branch,” part of his “Twilight on the Edge of Town” video-art exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery this spring. (submitted photo)
A still of Mark Soo’s “Branch,” part of his “Twilight on the Edge of Town” video-art exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery this spring. (submitted photo)
Tom Keenlyside’s 2019 Musica Brasiliera streaming concert at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios will be reprised on April 10. (Contributed photo)

Brazilian-style concert revisited at Blue Frog Studios

Jazz flautist Keenlyside stars in encore streaming

Tom Keenlyside’s 2019 Musica Brasiliera streaming concert at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios will be reprised on April 10. (Contributed photo)
Bear Creek Train runs at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. (Photo: bctrains.com)

‘Easter’ train rides a week late at Surrey’s Bear Creek Park

‘Please don’t forget to get your mask,’ train operators say

Bear Creek Train runs at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. (Photo: bctrains.com)
KPU fine arts student Kia Erikkson, here from Finland, works on a piece to be featured during the “17/21” art show Friday, April 16, as shown in a video preview of the online event.
KPU fine arts student Kia Erikkson, here from Finland, works on a piece to be featured during the “17/21” art show Friday, April 16, as shown in a video preview of the online event.
Surrey’s Joy Chapman in a video of her working on scales before her successful world-record attempt to sing the lowest female note. (Photo: youtube.com)

VIDEO: Surrey singer hits world’s lowest female note after ‘ridiculous’ ordeal to set record

‘I’m going to do another attempt to smash the record,’ Joy Chapman promises

Surrey’s Joy Chapman in a video of her working on scales before her successful world-record attempt to sing the lowest female note. (Photo: youtube.com)
Delta Stageworks Theatre Society is hosting a four-week online writing workshop this May called “My Mother’s Story.” The program is led by Vancouver actor and author, and member of Delta Stageworks’ artistic team, Marilyn Norry. (Submitted photo)

Delta troupe’s writing workshop to focus on telling the life stories of moms

Delta Stageworks Theatre Society hosting four-week ‘My Mother’s Story’ workshop in May

Delta Stageworks Theatre Society is hosting a four-week online writing workshop this May called “My Mother’s Story.” The program is led by Vancouver actor and author, and member of Delta Stageworks’ artistic team, Marilyn Norry. (Submitted photo)
South Surrey artist George Casprowitz with some of his colourful works at the opening of a group exhibition in New York in 2019. (Contributed photo)

Sourth Surrey artist embracing the colours of change

Moving sale offers retrospective of George Casprowitz’s 50-year career

South Surrey artist George Casprowitz with some of his colourful works at the opening of a group exhibition in New York in 2019. (Contributed photo)
Organizer Brian Croft attends an earlier edition of the West Fine Art Show in pre-COVID times. (File photo)

West Fine Art Show returns for 11th year, with pandemic protocols in place

Langley show features artists of local and regional interest

Organizer Brian Croft attends an earlier edition of the West Fine Art Show in pre-COVID times. (File photo)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
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Surrey pair call ‘Bingo’ with New Orleans-shot horror movie for Prime Video streaming/screaming

The pandemic delayed filming, with editing work now being done for fall release

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The Arts Council of Surrey’s upcoming Arts 2021 will include both a digital exhibit and an in-person show, within COVID guidelines, at Surrey Art Gallery. (File photo)

Deadline looms for juried Surrey art exhibit

Surrey arts council show will be both digital and in-person

The Arts Council of Surrey’s upcoming Arts 2021 will include both a digital exhibit and an in-person show, within COVID guidelines, at Surrey Art Gallery. (File photo)
Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)

B.C. performing arts groups could see gradual return of live events

Round table between Dr. Bonnie Henry and arts groups gives rise to cautious optimism

Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)
Ocean Park resident Sharon Bazant with copies of her new book, Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years. (Contributed photo)

Surrey author’s memoir recalls dangerous days in Pakistan

Ocean Park author Sharon Bazant says early ’90s experience ‘shaped’ her family

Ocean Park resident Sharon Bazant with copies of her new book, Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years. (Contributed photo)