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Bob McGrath, right, looks at the Cookie Monster as they accept the Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘Sesame Street’ at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Aug. 30, 2009, in Los Angeles. McGrath, an actor, musician and children’s author widely known for his portrayal of one of the first regular characters on the children’s show ‘Sesame Street’ has died at the age of 90. McGrath’s passing was confirmed by his family who posted on his Facebook page on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Bob McGrath, beloved ‘Sesame Street’ legend, dies at age 90

Performer a founding cast member of show that premiered in 1969

Deborah Cox, 2022 inductee, poses for a photograph on the red carpet for the 2022 Canadas Walk of Fame Gala in Toronto, on Saturday, December 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Deborah Cox, Tatiana Maslany among those honoured at Canada’s Walk of Fame

Eleven other influential names were inducted into the Walk of Fame at the gala

The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra presents Messiah in the Valley Dec. 9 to 16. (Submitted)

‘Messiah in the Valley’ by Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra returns with 4 concerts

Orchestra will perform annual Christmas concert in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Surrey, Vancouver

Surrey’s Humuza “Humuzza” Bazira at the Red Bull Dance Your Style national contest in Toronto last August, 2022. (Contributed photo: Jenna Hum via Red Bull Content Pool)

VIDEO: In South Africa, Surrey street dancer to compete at Red Bull’s world final this week

Sullivan Heights grad Humuza Bazira, 19, has become world-class dancer in just six years

Surrey’s Humuza “Humuzza” Bazira at the Red Bull Dance Your Style national contest in Toronto last August, 2022. (Contributed photo: Jenna Hum via Red Bull Content Pool)
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Royal City Youth Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ returns to Surrey Arts Centre for afternoon shows

Since its debut in 1892, Tchaikovsky’s ballet has become a Christmastime tradition

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FILE - Kanye West arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is no longer buying right-leaning social media site Parler, the company said Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Musk says Twitter has suspended rapper Ye over swastika post

Twitter has suspended rapper Ye after he tweeted a picture of a…

FILE - Kanye West arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is no longer buying right-leaning social media site Parler, the company said Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Jamie Lee Curtis appears at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2022. Curtis is this year’s recipient of AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards career achievement honor. The group announced Thursday that Curtis is receiving the honor at the AARP’s annual Best Movies and TV for Grownups ceremony. The event is hosted by returning host Alan Cumming and is premiering on PBS on Feb. 17, 2023, at 9 p.m. E.T. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Jamie Lee Curtis to receive award for overcoming ageism in entertainment

‘Curtis’ longstanding, ever-increasing career shatters Hollywood’s outmoded stereotypes about aging’

FILE - Jamie Lee Curtis appears at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2022. Curtis is this year’s recipient of AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards career achievement honor. The group announced Thursday that Curtis is receiving the honor at the AARP’s annual Best Movies and TV for Grownups ceremony. The event is hosted by returning host Alan Cumming and is premiering on PBS on Feb. 17, 2023, at 9 p.m. E.T. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Actor Danny Masterson appears at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on June 7, 2017. Jurors at the rape trial of the “That ’70s Show” star said Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, that they are deadlocked, but a judge told them they have not deliberated long enough for her to declare a mistrial. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Actor Danny Masterson appears at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on June 7, 2017. Jurors at the rape trial of the “That ’70s Show” star said Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, that they are deadlocked, but a judge told them they have not deliberated long enough for her to declare a mistrial. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
Comedian Lizzie Allan will host a two-performance showcase Dec. 10 at the White Rock Elks Hall featuring participants in her Hilarapy course. (Contributed photo)

New showcase for White Rock comedy-as-therapy course

Hilarapy will present two different shows at Elks Hall on Dec. 10

Comedian Lizzie Allan will host a two-performance showcase Dec. 10 at the White Rock Elks Hall featuring participants in her Hilarapy course. (Contributed photo)
FILE - Musician Christine McVie attends the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 29, 2019. McVie, the soulful British musician who sang lead on many of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, has died at 79. The band announced her death on social media Wednesday, (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie dead at 79

Christine McVie, the British-born Fleetwood Mac vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player whose…

FILE - Musician Christine McVie attends the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 29, 2019. McVie, the soulful British musician who sang lead on many of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, has died at 79. The band announced her death on social media Wednesday, (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
The Surrey firefighters’ hall at the Bright Nights event at Stanley Park in Vancouver. (Submitted photo: Dave Harcus)

Lit Surrey firehall a highlight of Bright Nights in Stanley Park, where train isn’t rolling

Proceeds from the by-donation attraction and 50/50 draw fund burn-survivor programs

The Surrey firefighters’ hall at the Bright Nights event at Stanley Park in Vancouver. (Submitted photo: Dave Harcus)
Emily Bosak (Pippi), Mike Parker (Mama Dayus) and Maia Dueck (Pam) are among the stars of the new original White Rock Players Club Christmas show, The Magic Flute: The Panto, which runs to Dec. 23 at Oceana PARC Playhouse. (Contributed photo)

Lowbrow meets highbrow in family-friendly musical from White Rock Players Club

The Magic Flute: The Panto runs until Dec. 23 at the Oceana PARC Playhouse

Emily Bosak (Pippi), Mike Parker (Mama Dayus) and Maia Dueck (Pam) are among the stars of the new original White Rock Players Club Christmas show, The Magic Flute: The Panto, which runs to Dec. 23 at Oceana PARC Playhouse. (Contributed photo)
Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)

Blake Shelton coming to Vancouver Island as Sunfest headliner

The Cowichan country music festival returns to Laketown Ranch Aug. 3 to 6, 2023

Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)
Musician Daniel Wesley in a promo photo shot in Maui in 2018. (Photo: danielwesley.com)

Rockin’ realtor Daniel Wesley to headline Santa Fox Ball at Coquitlam casino theatre

Since 2006 Wesley has recorded nine albums of feel-good songs, most recently in 2019

Musician Daniel Wesley in a promo photo shot in Maui in 2018. (Photo: danielwesley.com)
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‘Star’ time for Surrey’s rebranded Crescendo Operatic Society with grant-winning show

Dolores Scott-directed company hits the Bell theatre’s big stage on Friday, Dec. 2

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The Kid Laroi appears at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022, left, and Justin Bieber appears at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on Sept. 13, 2021. “Stay,” the smash hit by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber topped Apple Music’s global song chart in 2022. (AP Photo)
The Kid Laroi appears at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022, left, and Justin Bieber appears at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on Sept. 13, 2021. “Stay,” the smash hit by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber topped Apple Music’s global song chart in 2022. (AP Photo)
Emily Bosak (Pippi), Mike Parker (Mama Dayus) and Maia Dueck (Pam) are among the stars of the new original White Rock Players Club Christmas show, The Magic Flute: The Panto, which runs to Dec. 23 at Oceana PARC Playhouse.

Lowbrow meets highbrow in family-friendly musical

White Rock Players Club presents The Magic Flute: The Panto

Emily Bosak (Pippi), Mike Parker (Mama Dayus) and Maia Dueck (Pam) are among the stars of the new original White Rock Players Club Christmas show, The Magic Flute: The Panto, which runs to Dec. 23 at Oceana PARC Playhouse.
A massive Christmas display lights up the night in Cloverdale. As part of the display, the homeowners are collecting donations for the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. (Photo submitted: Andrea Bonneteau)

Massive Christmas display lights up the night in Cloverdale

Homeowners collecting donations for the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank

A massive Christmas display lights up the night in Cloverdale. As part of the display, the homeowners are collecting donations for the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. (Photo submitted: Andrea Bonneteau)
FILE - Gas lamps illuminate St. Louis' Gaslight Square on April 2, 1962. "Gaslighting" — mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of 2022. (AP Photo/JMH, File)

‘Gaslighting’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — “Gaslighting” — behavior that’s mind manipulating, grossly misleading,…

FILE - Gas lamps illuminate St. Louis' Gaslight Square on April 2, 1962. "Gaslighting" — mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of 2022. (AP Photo/JMH, File)
Hundreds turned out to walk through Glow Gardens in Langley on opening day Nov. 23. The Christmas light festival remains open on three acres of the Darvonda Nurseries in Milner until Dec. 31. The first five nights, at least, were sold out. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Crisis averted – rain threatened to derail Glow opening

Lower Mainland Christmas light festival at Langley nursery is back as a walk-through show

Hundreds turned out to walk through Glow Gardens in Langley on opening day Nov. 23. The Christmas light festival remains open on three acres of the Darvonda Nurseries in Milner until Dec. 31. The first five nights, at least, were sold out. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)