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Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

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Contributed photo Comedian, writer and producer Lizzie Allan, co-founder of White Rock-based comedy-therapy company Hilarapy, presents another virtual stage show showcasing program members on June 19.

White Rock-based comedy broadcast showcases Hilarapy members

Virtual stage show offers new and edgy, issue-based material

Contributed photo Comedian, writer and producer Lizzie Allan, co-founder of White Rock-based comedy-therapy company Hilarapy, presents another virtual stage show showcasing program members on June 19.
Ruby Forte plays the title character in Surrey Youth Theatre Company’s online-streamed production of Irene N. Watts’ Good-Bye Marianne, chronicling the Kindertransport mission that helped Jewish children in Germany flee Nazi persecution in the late 1930s. Contributed photo

Holocaust-themed play, presented by Surrey Youth Theatre, has White Rock connection

Uplifting drama is offered as an online presentation June 11 and 13

Ruby Forte plays the title character in Surrey Youth Theatre Company’s online-streamed production of Irene N. Watts’ Good-Bye Marianne, chronicling the Kindertransport mission that helped Jewish children in Germany flee Nazi persecution in the late 1930s. Contributed photo
Lil Yachty performs during the 2019 FVDED in the Park music festival at Holland Park. (File photo: Amber Togado)

Surrey’s FVDED music festival aims for September event at Holland Park

‘With that being said, we must remain realistic and be aware that FVDED may have to be moved again to 2022’

Lil Yachty performs during the 2019 FVDED in the Park music festival at Holland Park. (File photo: Amber Togado)
Caroline Baasch’s paintings, featured at the Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery in July, also form the basis for wearable art and home decor. Contributed photo

Trio of artists team up for colourful White Rock show

Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery exhibit scheduled to run throughout July

Caroline Baasch’s paintings, featured at the Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery in July, also form the basis for wearable art and home decor. Contributed photo
Langley Playhouse, as pictured on the new website for Langley Little Theatre (langleylittletheatre.org).

Surrey Little Theatre sold to finance renovations of merged companies’ Langley Playhouse home

‘Public goodbye event” for Clayton-area theatre planned for June 27

Langley Playhouse, as pictured on the new website for Langley Little Theatre (langleylittletheatre.org).
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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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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)
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Surrey to ‘quick build’ downtown bicycling network

Councillor Doug Elford, an avid cyclist, said this is ‘desperately needed’

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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)
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.