Arts and Entertainment

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran is the keynote speaker. (Photo: Surrey Board of Trade)

Finalists revealed for Surrey Arts and Business Awards

Awards to be presented during a live digital event on Thursday, Dec. 3

 

Chilliwack group The Eddy J Band performed during the fourth annual Fraser Valley Music Awards in November 2019 in Chilliwack. (Claudia Wyler Photography)

50 nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

Winners to be named during virtual awards ceremony on Nov. 19

 

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie “The Name of the Rose” at a news conference in London. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Gerald Penny, File)

Actor Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90

Oscar-winner was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000

 

Anthony Goncharov, who stars in Peninsula Productions’ Private Peaceful on Nov. 1, as he appeared in the company’s Sea of Stories in 2017. (Beverly Malcom photo)
Anthony Goncharov, who stars in Peninsula Productions’ Private Peaceful on Nov. 1, as he appeared in the company’s Sea of Stories in 2017. (Beverly Malcom photo)
Tourists and film crew members milled about on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison during the filming of “Neverbrides.” “Solitary” will be filming in East Sector Park. (Adam Louis/Observer)

‘Solitary’ filming in Harrison Hot Springs

Portions of East Sector Park closed until October 6

Tourists and film crew members milled about on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison during the filming of “Neverbrides.” “Solitary” will be filming in East Sector Park. (Adam Louis/Observer)
White Rock’s Joseph Kakwinokanasum is in the running for a $6,000 writing prize. (Tracy Hetherington photo)

White Rock writer in running for $6,000 accolade

Joseph Kakwinokanasum to learn Oct. 1 if his story, Ray Says, wins CBC Nonfiction Prize

White Rock’s Joseph Kakwinokanasum is in the running for a $6,000 writing prize. (Tracy Hetherington photo)
Frank Kadillac, left, and Adrian Morris of Neon Dreams pose in an undated handout photo. (Warner Music Canada photo)

Neon Dreams and Chantal Kreviazuk test waters of multi-province concert tours

Contact tracing will be in effect, according to websites for several of the venues, and masks will be mandatory

Frank Kadillac, left, and Adrian Morris of Neon Dreams pose in an undated handout photo. (Warner Music Canada photo)
Los Borrachos from Vancouver Island perform in the parking lot of a long-term care home in Williams Lake Tuesday, Sept. 22. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Los Borrachos from Vancouver Island perform in the parking lot of a long-term care home in Williams Lake Tuesday, Sept. 22. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Former MasterChef contestant and home cook Tammy Wood is seen here competing on Wall of Chefs for Food Network Canada. The episode featuring the Agassiz chef will air on Tuesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. PST. (Contributed Photo/Sossy Outdoors)

Agassiz chef set to compete on ‘Wall of Chefs’

Tammy Wood is a former MasterChef Canada contestant

Former MasterChef contestant and home cook Tammy Wood is seen here competing on Wall of Chefs for Food Network Canada. The episode featuring the Agassiz chef will air on Tuesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. PST. (Contributed Photo/Sossy Outdoors)
Warren Kimmel stars in Shylock, Peninsula Productions’ first social-distanced staged reading, in two performances on Sept. 27. Contributed photo.

‘Shylock’ pandemic debut for White Rock company

Peninsula Productions presents one-character, distanced reading

Warren Kimmel stars in Shylock, Peninsula Productions’ first social-distanced staged reading, in two performances on Sept. 27. Contributed photo.
Signage appears as guests attend day one of the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto. With COVID-19 rattling the entire circuit, resulting in a trimmed Toronto International Film Festival slate that’s mostly online, the industry is looking for new ways to gain momentum for projects that in many cases have been finished remotely during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello, Invision

Filmmakers relying on virtual world to build buzz at Toronto film festival

TIFF’s 45th edition runs Sept. 10-19 with a mix of digital and socially distanced physical screenings

Signage appears as guests attend day one of the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto. With COVID-19 rattling the entire circuit, resulting in a trimmed Toronto International Film Festival slate that’s mostly online, the industry is looking for new ways to gain momentum for projects that in many cases have been finished remotely during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello, Invision
Mama Bear is an animal study by Jess Rice. (Contributed photo)

Distanced South Surrey show offers ‘art unmasked’

Pandemic protocols in place in garden setting

Mama Bear is an animal study by Jess Rice. (Contributed photo)
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Canada House in London. Six months after detangling their work lives from the British royal family, the couple have signed a multiyear deal with Netflix. According to a statement Wednesday, they plan to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming through a new production company. The two recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California, with baby Archie. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Prince Harry and Meghan sign production deal with Netflix

Prince Harry and Meghan have signed a deal to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Canada House in London. Six months after detangling their work lives from the British royal family, the couple have signed a multiyear deal with Netflix. According to a statement Wednesday, they plan to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming through a new production company. The two recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California, with baby Archie. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
White Rock Players Club’s The Humans features (left to right) Janine Guy, Michelle Collier, Jenessa Galbraith, Andy Wood, Patte Rust and Reg Pillay. (Contributed photo)

Human comedy for challenging times coming to White Rock stage

Director says White Rock Players Club production is COVID-19 appropriate

White Rock Players Club’s The Humans features (left to right) Janine Guy, Michelle Collier, Jenessa Galbraith, Andy Wood, Patte Rust and Reg Pillay. (Contributed photo)
Nela Hallwas and Lyn Verra-Lay with one of the windows of their exhibit, Flow, at the Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery at Beecher Place. (Contributed photo)

New collective debuts with Crescent Beach show

Nela Hallwas and Lyn Verra-Lay team for ‘Flow’

Nela Hallwas and Lyn Verra-Lay with one of the windows of their exhibit, Flow, at the Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery at Beecher Place. (Contributed photo)
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QUIZ: Meet the Simpsons

How much do you know about this iconic television family?

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The deadline to enter Pacific Community Resources Society’s ‘Creativity is Contagious’ art competition is April 30. (Submitted file photo)

B.C. community service provider hosts friendly art competition for youth

Theme for Pacific Community Resources contest is ‘finding the silver lining in difficult times’

The deadline to enter Pacific Community Resources Society’s ‘Creativity is Contagious’ art competition is April 30. (Submitted file photo)
Musicians perform during a Surrey City Orchestra “mixer” at board member Erin Anne Beirne’s home in South Surrey in 2017. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Province announces $3M in funding for arts groups hit by COVID-19 crisis

BC Arts Council to administer support for both organizations and individual artists

Musicians perform during a Surrey City Orchestra “mixer” at board member Erin Anne Beirne’s home in South Surrey in 2017. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are all on NFB.ca

The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)
White Rock-based comedian/therapist/musician/rapper Lizzie Allan says Addictive Comedy’s rebranding as ‘Hilarapy’ more accurately reflects the broader range of issues her program addresses through humour. (Beverly Malcom photo)
White Rock-based comedian/therapist/musician/rapper Lizzie Allan says Addictive Comedy’s rebranding as ‘Hilarapy’ more accurately reflects the broader range of issues her program addresses through humour. (Beverly Malcom photo)