Entertainment

Tom Jackson and bassist Kirby Barber in a trailer for "The Huron Carole," from video posted to youtube.com.

Tom Jackson’s ‘Huron Carole’ concert in White Rock goes virtual to feed hungry Canadians

Surrey broadcast date of Blue Frog-recorded show is Friday, Dec. 11, to benefit Surrey Food Bank

Julie Flett (Julie Flett handout)

Q&A: Vancouver Cree-Metis author awarded $50,000 for ‘Birdsong’

Julie Flett is the winner of this year’s TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

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’90s rock band from Delta resurfaces with songs never properly recorded or released

Underwater Sunshine’s online reunion involves four guys who lost contact for years

Extras in Promises include many who currently serve in uniform in law enforcement, the military and the Canadian Border Services Agency. Contributed photo

Movie traces Punjabi soldiers’ role in battle during Second World War

Surrey director and White Rock councillor participate in film project

Extras in Promises include many who currently serve in uniform in law enforcement, the military and the Canadian Border Services Agency. Contributed photo
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Surrey singer Glisha, band Sylvia Platters win Fraser Valley Music Awards

Nov. 19 event saw awards for artists in 16 categories, including former Surreyite Ashley Pater

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Kyle Charles poses for a photo in Edmonton on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Marvel Entertainment, the biggest comic book publisher in the world, hired the 34-year-old First Nations illustrator as one of the artists involved in Marvel Voice: Indigenous Voices #1 in August. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Kyle Charles poses for a photo in Edmonton on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Marvel Entertainment, the biggest comic book publisher in the world, hired the 34-year-old First Nations illustrator as one of the artists involved in Marvel Voice: Indigenous Voices #1 in August. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)

Taylor Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she’s re-recording music

Swift beat out Bieber, Post Malone and Roddy Ricch to win the top award

In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)
Mayor Doug McCallum flips the switch during Surrey Tree Lighting Festival’s virtual event on Saturday, Nov. 21. (YouTube)

WATCH: Surrey Tree Lighting Festival goes virtual during pandemic, in two-hour video

Light tunnel also located at Surrey city hall plaza until Jan. 3

Mayor Doug McCallum flips the switch during Surrey Tree Lighting Festival’s virtual event on Saturday, Nov. 21. (YouTube)
Chilliwack musician Mauvey won the Dakota Leslie Fan Vote – and $2,500 – at this year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards. The virtual event was held Thursday night (Nov. 19).

Winners of Fraser Valley Music Awards announced in 16 categories

Annual awards honour artists in pop, hip hop, jazz and more

Chilliwack musician Mauvey won the Dakota Leslie Fan Vote – and $2,500 – at this year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards. The virtual event was held Thursday night (Nov. 19).
The equine study Faithful and True, by Sandy Gagnon, is typical of her work, showcased in the upcoming South Surrey White Rock Art Society show at the White Rock Uptown Pop-Uptown Gallery, Central Plaza, through December. Contributed photo

White Rock Pop-Uptown Gallery exhibit offers ‘shop local’ option

Art society shows work for sale from Dec. 3 to Dec. 23

The equine study Faithful and True, by Sandy Gagnon, is typical of her work, showcased in the upcoming South Surrey White Rock Art Society show at the White Rock Uptown Pop-Uptown Gallery, Central Plaza, through December. Contributed photo
Instagram-famous Sir Benedict Cumbercat, also know as Benny The Tuxedo Cat, casts a critical eye over Juliet Sullivan's new book portraying his musical adventures. Contributed photo

Furry fable from White Rock author features feline family friend

Children’s book, Benny and the Pets, a new venture for Juliet Sullivan

Instagram-famous Sir Benedict Cumbercat, also know as Benny The Tuxedo Cat, casts a critical eye over Juliet Sullivan's new book portraying his musical adventures. Contributed photo
Cartoon image of Surrey-raised rapper Merkules in video for the song “Apply Pressure,” posted to Youtube.com.

Surrey-raised rapper Merkules hits home with new album, which he’s posted to YouTube

‘I don’t care if you steal it either, as long as you’re listening,’ he says

Cartoon image of Surrey-raised rapper Merkules in video for the song “Apply Pressure,” posted to Youtube.com.
Organizers of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival have decided to end the event after more than 20 years. (Bob Friesen File Photo)

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is now self-guided tour

Photographers, birdwatchers quietly observe area eagles

Organizers of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival have decided to end the event after more than 20 years. (Bob Friesen File Photo)
Sonny Assu's Welcoming Those They Did Not Want, a digital print on aluminum, is one of the featured pieces in SAG's current exhibition Where We Have Been, subject of an online panel discussion this Saturday on the gallery's Facebook page and YouTube channel. SITE Photography photo

Surrey Art Gallery set to host online panel

Streamed conversation concerns themes of show, challenges of pandemic

Sonny Assu's Welcoming Those They Did Not Want, a digital print on aluminum, is one of the featured pieces in SAG's current exhibition Where We Have Been, subject of an online panel discussion this Saturday on the gallery's Facebook page and YouTube channel. SITE Photography photo
This image released by Hulu shows activist Greta Thunberg in a scene from the documentary “I Am Greta.” The film premieres Friday on Hulu. (Hulu via AP)

Greta Thunberg on 2 very surreal years of protest and fame

‘I Am Greta,’ which debuts Friday on Hulu, is the first documentary to chart the meteoric rise of Thunberg

This image released by Hulu shows activist Greta Thunberg in a scene from the documentary “I Am Greta.” The film premieres Friday on Hulu. (Hulu via AP)
Sam Silver, as evil Queen Regina, squares off with director and playwright Dann Wilhelm, as Mother Goose, in White Rock Players Club’s staged-reading pantomime Once Upon A Panto: The Legend of Shenanigans, preparing for a shorter than usual run Dec. 1-20 at the White Rock Playhouse. Fred Partridge photo

White Rock Players persist with pandemic-era panto

Theatrical favourite set to return in distanced, staged-reading

Sam Silver, as evil Queen Regina, squares off with director and playwright Dann Wilhelm, as Mother Goose, in White Rock Players Club’s staged-reading pantomime Once Upon A Panto: The Legend of Shenanigans, preparing for a shorter than usual run Dec. 1-20 at the White Rock Playhouse. Fred Partridge photo
Santa reads a special book at Guildford Town Centre. (File photo)

UPDATE: Santa Claus won’t be visiting Surrey’s largest shopping mall due to COVID-19

All ‘holiday marketing activations’ now cancelled in Ivanhoe Cambridge-operated malls this year

Santa reads a special book at Guildford Town Centre. (File photo)
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5 writers to be feted at first virtual $100K Giller Prize ceremony

One of five writers will receive the $100,000 fiction prize at a virtual ceremony Monday

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Jim Carrey as President-elect Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the Nov. 7, 2020, episode of “Saturday Night Live.” (Twitter)

Jim Carrey, as Biden, mocks Trump loss on ‘SNL’

Host Dave Chappelle opened his monologue by lighting a cigarette and calling it ‘a pretty incredible day’

Jim Carrey as President-elect Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the Nov. 7, 2020, episode of “Saturday Night Live.” (Twitter)
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who lives in Los Angeles, announced his cancer diagnosis in March 2019, in a July 20, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who lives in Los Angeles, announced his cancer diagnosis in March 2019, in a July 20, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)