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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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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)
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)
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)
There’s a growing trend of sex traffickers moving young women from Quebec who speak little or no English to Alberta, says Not in My City, a nonprofit founded by Paul Brandt. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fighting human trafficking ‘more urgent’ amid pandemic, says Canadian country star Paul Brandt

New report suggests growing trend of sex traffickers moving young women from Quebec, who speak little or no English, to Alberta

There’s a growing trend of sex traffickers moving young women from Quebec who speak little or no English to Alberta, says Not in My City, a nonprofit founded by Paul Brandt. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A New Zealand television rugby commentator who adopted a mock Asian accent during a post-game interview on Friday is likely to keep his job despite an outpouring of public criticism. (Twitter/Joe Wheeler)

TV commentator in New Zealand sorry for mocking Asian accent

The incident comes amid a rising tide of anti-Asian violence and rhetoric in the United States and other western nations

A New Zealand television rugby commentator who adopted a mock Asian accent during a post-game interview on Friday is likely to keep his job despite an outpouring of public criticism. (Twitter/Joe Wheeler)
Cloverdale actor Dylan Kingwell, 16, as Teenage Clark in the TV series “Superman and Lois,” scenes for which are filmed on a backlot built on Cloverdale Fairgrounds. (Photo: imdb.com)

On ‘Superman & Lois,’ Cloverdale-based actor plays close to home as Teenage Clark

Dylan Kingwell, 16, has also been featured on ‘The 100’ and ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Cloverdale actor Dylan Kingwell, 16, as Teenage Clark in the TV series “Superman and Lois,” scenes for which are filmed on a backlot built on Cloverdale Fairgrounds. (Photo: imdb.com)
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Female comedians team up for ‘Hysterical’ special

Comedians look to show women can be funny, too, in new special

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LISTEN: Mad Symphony scores Australian label deal with hard rock songs

Members of the six-piece band are from Surrey, Maple Ridge and Vancouver

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The cast of “Schitt’s Creek” pose for a photo after winning the Award for Best Comedy Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on March 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

CBC needs more ‘great Canadian storytelling’ after loss of hit TV shows, say experts

Many of the public broadcaster’s nominated shows have ended for various reasons in recent month

The cast of “Schitt’s Creek” pose for a photo after winning the Award for Best Comedy Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on March 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Jason Faria operates Next Gen Concessions and Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival. (Photo: Jenna Hauck/Black Press Media)
Jason Faria operates Next Gen Concessions and Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival. (Photo: Jenna Hauck/Black Press Media)
Natalia Pardalis in the video for her cover of Frank Sinatra’s “Moonlight in Vermont.” (YouTube photo)

WATCH: Surrey singer gives Sinatra classic a twist in new video

‘I was inspired to arrange this tune after a trip to New York,’ says Natalia Pardalis

Natalia Pardalis in the video for her cover of Frank Sinatra’s “Moonlight in Vermont.” (YouTube photo)
Kerry O’ Donovan and Melissa Funnell rehearse for White Rock Players Club’s online revue Duets, held over at whiterockplayers.ca until April 7. (Rebecca Sutherland photo)

SIGHTLINES: Classy ‘Duets’ a well-presented COVID-era show

White Rock Players online production held over to April 7

Kerry O’ Donovan and Melissa Funnell rehearse for White Rock Players Club’s online revue Duets, held over at whiterockplayers.ca until April 7. (Rebecca Sutherland photo)
Characters from the children’s movie “Bigfoot Family” are shown in this handout photo. The Belgian director of the movie wants to thank the Alberta government’s energy war room for starting a “ludicrous” controversy that increased the number of streams of the film. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ben Stassen *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘It’s silly:’ Director of Bigfoot movie thanks Alberta energy centre for controversy

The movie follows a character named Adam and his Bigfoot dad as they take on an evil oil tycoon from Texas

Characters from the children’s movie “Bigfoot Family” are shown in this handout photo. The Belgian director of the movie wants to thank the Alberta government’s energy war room for starting a “ludicrous” controversy that increased the number of streams of the film. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ben Stassen *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Frequent buskers Johnny Bomblast, left, and Dave Harris perform in front of Munro’s Books on Government Street. The roommates recently completed a new album of original material entitled Clouds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Not even a pandemic can keep a good B.C. street musician down

Buskers ‘One Man Band’ Dave Harris and Johnny Bomblast team up to record pandemic-inspired album

Frequent buskers Johnny Bomblast, left, and Dave Harris perform in front of Munro’s Books on Government Street. The roommates recently completed a new album of original material entitled Clouds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Richard Tichelman – now known simply as Richard – is presenting a new pop sound in his latest releases, including ‘Hands’ which will be available on most platforms April 2. (Contributed photo)

Peninsula pop artist releases new single

‘Richard’ track will be available on April 2

Richard Tichelman – now known simply as Richard – is presenting a new pop sound in his latest releases, including ‘Hands’ which will be available on most platforms April 2. (Contributed photo)
Museum of Surrey visitors are entertained by magician Lon Mandrake, son of Mandrake the Magician. (submitted photo: Rick Mearns/surrey.ca)

Surrey museum’s ‘Magic Days’ to feature tricks by Mandrake the Magician’s son, Lon

‘We are thrilled to introduce local families to the exciting world of magic in a safe way,’ rep says

Museum of Surrey visitors are entertained by magician Lon Mandrake, son of Mandrake the Magician. (submitted photo: Rick Mearns/surrey.ca)
Jessica Walter, who played a scheming matriarch in television series, has died. She was 80. Walter’s death was confirmed Thursday, March 25, 2021, by her daughter, Brooke Bowman. The actor’s best-known film roles included playing the stalker in Clint Eastwood’s 1971 thriller, “Play Misty for Me.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

‘Arrested Development’ actor Jessica Walter dies at 80

Walter was the Brooklyn-born, Queens-raised daughter of a Soviet immigrant mother

Jessica Walter, who played a scheming matriarch in television series, has died. She was 80. Walter’s death was confirmed Thursday, March 25, 2021, by her daughter, Brooke Bowman. The actor’s best-known film roles included playing the stalker in Clint Eastwood’s 1971 thriller, “Play Misty for Me.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Contributed photo White Rock-based comedian and Hilarapy co-founder Lizzie Allan will be one of 12 speakers featured in Bear Creek Creek TEDx’s online event, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday (March 27). (Contributed photo)

White Rock comedian in Surrey TEDx event

Lizzie Allan revisits how she created comedy out of shame

Contributed photo White Rock-based comedian and Hilarapy co-founder Lizzie Allan will be one of 12 speakers featured in Bear Creek Creek TEDx’s online event, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday (March 27). (Contributed photo)
Ashley Pater sings “Someone Like Me” in a video created for the Music City Surrey Showcase. (Photo: YouTube.com)

Surrey-made songs/videos pop up in ‘Music City’ project focused on local artists

‘There’s so much talent in Surrey,’ raves project lead Sami Ghawi

Ashley Pater sings “Someone Like Me” in a video created for the Music City Surrey Showcase. (Photo: YouTube.com)