Entertainment

Legendary Vancouver-based blues and jazz guitarist and vocalist Jim Byrnes will play in person and online pay-per-view shows Nov. 24, 25 and 26 at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios. (Contributed photo)

Legendary bluesman Jim Byrnes returns to White Rock

Live show at Blue Frog Studio set for special broadcast in New Zealand

Legendary Vancouver-based blues and jazz guitarist and vocalist Jim Byrnes will play in person and online pay-per-view shows Nov. 24, 25 and 26 at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios. (Contributed photo)
The romantic realism of Peninsula-based artist Chris MacClure will be featured in an upcoming year-end show at Marine Drive's Art Couture Gallery. (Contributed photo)

Diverse artists highlighted in White Rock show

Art Couture Gallery features work by MacClure, Hurst and Patterson

The romantic realism of Peninsula-based artist Chris MacClure will be featured in an upcoming year-end show at Marine Drive's Art Couture Gallery. (Contributed photo)
Gord Bamford poses on the red carpet at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Bamford says he will give unvaccinated fans COVID-19 rapid antigen tests before they attend his concerts and set up mobile testing sites in communities the day before his shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian singer Bamford to supply rapid tests to unvaccinated fans before concerts

Fans can register for an antigen test, paid for by Bamford, when purchasing tickets online

Gord Bamford poses on the red carpet at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Bamford says he will give unvaccinated fans COVID-19 rapid antigen tests before they attend his concerts and set up mobile testing sites in communities the day before his shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
This cover image released by Capitol shows “Voyage” by ABBA. (Capitol via AP)

VIDEO: A glimpse inside the recording as ballads dominate on ABBA’s comeback album

“Voyage” does nothing to tarnish Swedish pop legend’s legacy as global hitmakers

This cover image released by Capitol shows “Voyage” by ABBA. (Capitol via AP)
Surrey resident Vinay Giridhar directed the new documentary movie, “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” which sheds light on three South Asian adults (Kayden, Jag and Amar) and their stories of growing up gay. (Photo: visaff.ca)

Surrey director’s ‘Emergence’ doc film aims to educate about South Asians who grow up gay

The award-winning movie will play during Surrey’s Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival

Surrey resident Vinay Giridhar directed the new documentary movie, “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” which sheds light on three South Asian adults (Kayden, Jag and Amar) and their stories of growing up gay. (Photo: visaff.ca)
Cloverdale’s Cynthia de Pando has been nominated for three SOVAS Awards. (Photo submitted: Cynthia de Pando)

Cloverdale woman up for several voice arts awards

Cynthia de Pando nominated for three SOVAS Awards

Cloverdale’s Cynthia de Pando has been nominated for three SOVAS Awards. (Photo submitted: Cynthia de Pando)
Rendering of the exterior of the new Vancouver Art Gallery building. (Photo: Herzog & de Meuron)

Historic $100M donation to help build new Vancouver Art Gallery, additional $160M sought

Audian Foundation gift is the largest to an art gallery in Canadian history

Rendering of the exterior of the new Vancouver Art Gallery building. (Photo: Herzog & de Meuron)
Surrey-based music producer Intense in a promo photo.
Surrey-based music producer Intense in a promo photo.
A 600-DAY WAIT FOR “JOSEPHINE” ON SURREY STAGE: Florida-based actor, singer and dancer Tymisha “Tush” Harris brought “Josephine” to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage last Saturday, Oct. 30, for a well-attended matinee and a sold-out evening show. The entertaining “burlesque cabaret dream play,” about Josephine Baker, the 1920s-era star, was the first in-person show on the stage since March 2020 – more than 600 days – due to pandemic gathering restrictions. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
A 600-DAY WAIT FOR “JOSEPHINE” ON SURREY STAGE: Florida-based actor, singer and dancer Tymisha “Tush” Harris brought “Josephine” to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage last Saturday, Oct. 30, for a well-attended matinee and a sold-out evening show. The entertaining “burlesque cabaret dream play,” about Josephine Baker, the 1920s-era star, was the first in-person show on the stage since March 2020 – more than 600 days – due to pandemic gathering restrictions. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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‘Snowed In’ comedians plan January show in Surrey on another B.C.-wide tour

Featured this year are Debra DiGiovanni, Pete Zedlacher, Dan Quinn and Paul Myrehaug

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New ‘Surrey Holiday Lights’ event adds twinkle to city in another ticketed ‘holiday experience’

MRG Group’s ‘Immersive Lights & Music Experience’ starts Nov. 25 at Civic Plaza, followed by Lumagica in Cloverdale

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Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club dancers outside Surrey Arts Centre, in Diwali Downtown Surrey “digital showcase” video on YouTube.

Diwali Fest features both in-person and online events for 2021

Diwali Downtown Surrey was a ‘digital showcase,’ and Canucks host Diwali-themed game Friday

Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club dancers outside Surrey Arts Centre, in Diwali Downtown Surrey “digital showcase” video on YouTube.
Laurie White as she is today in a photo taken for her book 10-33 - An Officer Down Steps Back Up. (Jesse Pound photo)

Felled by bullet as young Mountie, South Surrey’s Laurie White chronicles recovery in memoir

Now-retired officer’s book traces a bitter, yet inspiring 24-year journey

Laurie White as she is today in a photo taken for her book 10-33 - An Officer Down Steps Back Up. (Jesse Pound photo)
FILE - Jon Bon Jovi performs at the fifth annual Love Rocks NYC concert to benefit God’s Love We Deliver at the Beacon Theatre on Thursday, June 3, 2021, in New York. Bon Jovi tested positive for COVID-19 during a rapid test just before he was set to perform a concert in Miami Beach. An announcer took to the stage to give the crowd the bad news just before Saturday, Oct. 30 concert at Loews South Beach was set to begin. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Jon Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams test positive for COVID-19

Bon Jovi cancels concert, Adams ducks out of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performance

FILE - Jon Bon Jovi performs at the fifth annual Love Rocks NYC concert to benefit God’s Love We Deliver at the Beacon Theatre on Thursday, June 3, 2021, in New York. Bon Jovi tested positive for COVID-19 during a rapid test just before he was set to perform a concert in Miami Beach. An announcer took to the stage to give the crowd the bad news just before Saturday, Oct. 30 concert at Loews South Beach was set to begin. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
A view of Surrey’s annual Tree Lighting Festival in 2018. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival returns to civic plaza Nov. 20, with ‘Holiday Lights’ to follow

Day-long event will feature live music, Holiday Market, immersive light displays and more

A view of Surrey’s annual Tree Lighting Festival in 2018. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
This image released by Focus Features shows Thomasin McKenzie in Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho.” (Parisa Taghizadeh/Focus Features via AP)

In 2nd weekend, ‘Dune’ bests ‘Last Night in Soho,’ ‘Antlers’

‘Dune’ has now grossed $69.4 million in North America and $292.1 million globally

This image released by Focus Features shows Thomasin McKenzie in Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho.” (Parisa Taghizadeh/Focus Features via AP)
Broadcaster James Cybulski at Abbotsford Centre during the Abbotsford Canucks’ home-opening game on Oct. 22. Cybulski, a Delta resident, is the voice of the “NHL 22” video game produced by Burnaby-based EA Sports. (Photo: twitter.com/jamescybulski)

Calling EA’s NHL video games ‘a total dream come true’ for Delta broadcaster Cybulski

‘The whole reason I wanted to get into the (broadcasting) business was to be a play-by-play guy’

Broadcaster James Cybulski at Abbotsford Centre during the Abbotsford Canucks’ home-opening game on Oct. 22. Cybulski, a Delta resident, is the voice of the “NHL 22” video game produced by Burnaby-based EA Sports. (Photo: twitter.com/jamescybulski)
Delta Stageworks Theatre Society’s debut production, <em>Then & Now: Pandemic Life </em><em>Stories</em>, is happening Nov. 13 and 14 , 2021 at Ladner’s Genesis Theatre. (Delta Stageworks Theatre Society image)

Delta Stageworks debut to explore the ‘laughs and lows’ of lockdown life

Then Now: Pandemic Life Stories will run for two shows, Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, at the Genesis Theatre

Delta Stageworks Theatre Society’s debut production, <em>Then & Now: Pandemic Life </em><em>Stories</em>, is happening Nov. 13 and 14 , 2021 at Ladner’s Genesis Theatre. (Delta Stageworks Theatre Society image)
This image promotes Naked Stage readers theatre company’s production of “The Fighting Days” on the website nspsociety.com.

‘The Fighting Days’ for Surrey’s Naked Stage in return to in-person plays in Newton

For ‘readers theatre’ shows, four actors at Newton Cultural Centre from Nov. 12-14

This image promotes Naked Stage readers theatre company’s production of “The Fighting Days” on the website nspsociety.com.
Image from Douglas College theatre department’s production of “Love/Sick,” staged from Nov. 9-13.
Image from Douglas College theatre department’s production of “Love/Sick,” staged from Nov. 9-13.