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Songwriter Diane Warren poses with her Taylor guitar in her studio at the Realsongs Diane Warren Music Company in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Warren will receive an honorary Oscar at the annual Governors Awards. She’s the first songwriter to ever get the award. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

After 13 unsuccessful nominations, songwriter Diane Warren finally gets her Oscar

Prolific nominee to receive honorary statuette Saturday at the annual Governors Awards

Songwriter Diane Warren poses with her Taylor guitar in her studio at the Realsongs Diane Warren Music Company in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Warren will receive an honorary Oscar at the annual Governors Awards. She’s the first songwriter to ever get the award. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
The cover for 80 Where Late the Song Birds Sing by Emma Robbins. (Courtesy of James Robbins)

Late the Song Bird: B.C. woman releases her debut country album at 80

Greater Victoria’s Emma Robbins began writing her own songs 15 years ago

The cover for 80 Where Late the Song Birds Sing by Emma Robbins. (Courtesy of James Robbins)
The opening-night curtain call for “A Late Snow” actors Nicki Regnier, Jennifer Tiles, Taylor Stutchbury, Amy Starkey and Rachel Gadd, from left to right, at Bethany-Newton United Church in Surrey on Thursday night, Nov. 17. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS: At Surrey church, ‘A Late Snow’ tells a stormy story of five gay women trapped in cabin

Pivot Theatre production stars Taylor Stutchbury as a college professor looking for true love

The opening-night curtain call for “A Late Snow” actors Nicki Regnier, Jennifer Tiles, Taylor Stutchbury, Amy Starkey and Rachel Gadd, from left to right, at Bethany-Newton United Church in Surrey on Thursday night, Nov. 17. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Tanya E. Williams, South Surrey author of Welcome To The Hamilton, a novel set in Vancouver in 1927. Contributed photo

Hotel-based novel reconstructs Vancouver’s Roaring 20s

South Surrey’s Tanya E. Williams spins tale of two sisters training for a luxury establishment

Tanya E. Williams, South Surrey author of Welcome To The Hamilton, a novel set in Vancouver in 1927. Contributed photo
Gerry Dee in a photo posted to Facebook.com.

Comedy shows flood Surrey as Gerry Dee, Sugar Sammy and other funny people announce dates

Also announced for Bell theatre is Mike Delamont’s ‘God is a Scottish Drag Queen: Christmas Special’

Gerry Dee in a photo posted to Facebook.com.
FILE - Taylor Swift attends an ‘in conversation with Taylor Swift’ event at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2022. Swift’s latest album Anti-Hero released on Oct. 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Ticketmaster canceling next Taylor Swift concert ticket sale

Decision came two days after a presale event caused the site to crash

FILE - Taylor Swift attends an ‘in conversation with Taylor Swift’ event at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2022. Swift’s latest album Anti-Hero released on Oct. 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
The Delta Literary Arts Society is holding the next installment of its bi-monthly InkWellTold reading-in-conversation series on Nov. 26, 2022 at the North Delta Centre for the Arts. The event will focus on “writing with a purpose” and feature writer/instructor Taslim Jaffer and advocate/author Daniel Pearse. (Delta Literary Arts Society image)

North Delta author talk to focus on drive to write personal stories

Delta Literary Arts Society event on Nov. 26 the latest installment of InkWellTold series

The Delta Literary Arts Society is holding the next installment of its bi-monthly InkWellTold reading-in-conversation series on Nov. 26, 2022 at the North Delta Centre for the Arts. The event will focus on “writing with a purpose” and feature writer/instructor Taslim Jaffer and advocate/author Daniel Pearse. (Delta Literary Arts Society image)
FILE - Jay Leno attends the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2017. Jay Leno suffered burns in a weekend fire at the car enthusiast’s garage but said Monday that he was doing OK, according to reports. Leno, 72, had been set to appear at a financial conference in Las Vegas on Sunday but canceled because of a “serious medical emergency.” (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

Leno has surgery for burns from car fire, in good condition

Former talk show host expected to make a full recovery

FILE - Jay Leno attends the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2017. Jay Leno suffered burns in a weekend fire at the car enthusiast’s garage but said Monday that he was doing OK, according to reports. Leno, 72, had been set to appear at a financial conference in Las Vegas on Sunday but canceled because of a “serious medical emergency.” (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
Three of the actors in Fraser Valley Musical Theatre’s “Sleeping Beauty” pantomime are, from left, Jill Leavitt (as Princess Fedora), Miriah Reitmeier (Prince Hector) and Paige Thomsen (Black Fairy). (Submitted photos: Ahnika Airey/AJRA Media)

‘Sleeping Beauty’ kicks off Surrey’s panto season with comedy that moves to Motown classics

’I think people have gotten out of the habit of going to live theatre, but we have good talent this year, a good show,’ says music director Tim Tucker

Three of the actors in Fraser Valley Musical Theatre’s “Sleeping Beauty” pantomime are, from left, Jill Leavitt (as Princess Fedora), Miriah Reitmeier (Prince Hector) and Paige Thomsen (Black Fairy). (Submitted photos: Ahnika Airey/AJRA Media)
FILE - Ticketmaster tickets and gift cards are shown at a box office in San Jose, Calif., on May 11, 2009. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Shake it off? Parents come up short for Taylor Swift tickets

Ticketmaster called demand “historically unprecedented” with millions of people trying to buy

FILE - Ticketmaster tickets and gift cards are shown at a box office in San Jose, Calif., on May 11, 2009. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
Bergmann Piano Duo.
Bergmann Piano Duo.
WWE-vet wrestlers Bollywood Boyz (Burnaby’s Harvinder and Gurvinder Sihra) will be at Surrey’s Sullivan Hall on Saturday, Nov. 19, for an All Star Wrestling event. See listing under Wrestling.
WWE-vet wrestlers Bollywood Boyz (Burnaby’s Harvinder and Gurvinder Sihra) will be at Surrey’s Sullivan Hall on Saturday, Nov. 19, for an All Star Wrestling event. See listing under Wrestling.
The Philadelphia Orchestra rehearses with its music director and conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on October 17, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke

Composer Nézet-Séguin, producer Boi-1da among top Canadian Grammy nominees

B.C.’s Michael Bublé’s latest effort ‘Higher’ among contenders for traditional pop vocal album

The Philadelphia Orchestra rehearses with its music director and conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on October 17, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke
FILE - Various Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J, on Oct. 10, 2017. The 2023 Grammy Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 5. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Partial list of nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A partial list of nominees in the top…

FILE - Various Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J, on Oct. 10, 2017. The 2023 Grammy Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 5. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Neil Giraldo, from left, Dave Stewart, Pat Benatar, Brandi Carlile, Simon Le Bon, Dolly Parton, Rob Halford, Sheryl Crow, Pink, and Annie Lennox perform during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Judas Priest, Mellencamp leave memorable Rock Hall moments

Annual induction ceremony scheduled to be broadcast Nov. 19 on HBO

Neil Giraldo, from left, Dave Stewart, Pat Benatar, Brandi Carlile, Simon Le Bon, Dolly Parton, Rob Halford, Sheryl Crow, Pink, and Annie Lennox perform during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
A performer balances during a “KOOZA” production staged by Cirque du Soleil. (Submitted photo)

‘KOOZA’ coming to Vancouver in 2023 with ‘breathtaking return to origins of Cirque du Soleil’

High-wire, teeterboard and Wheel of Death acts will be featured next fall

A performer balances during a “KOOZA” production staged by Cirque du Soleil. (Submitted photo)
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Surrey City Orchestra’s ‘Nutcracker’ to hit stage with dancers & singers as endowment fund grows

‘Surrey is the only city in Canada that lacks a professional orchestra, and we’d like to give it one,’ SCO president says

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Harry Bliss, left, and Steve Martin pose for a portrait to promote the book “A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection” on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)

Steve Martin, Harry Bliss team up on ‘Number One Is Walking’

Comedian’s cartoon captions merge with New Yorker cartoonist’s drawings in new release

Harry Bliss, left, and Steve Martin pose for a portrait to promote the book “A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection” on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
FILE - Jay Leno attends the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2017. Jay Leno suffered burns in a weekend fire at the car enthusiast’s garage but said Monday that he was doing OK, according to reports. Leno, 72, had been set to appear at a financial conference in Las Vegas on Sunday but canceled because of a “serious medical emergency.” (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

Jay Leno suffers burns in gasoline fire, says he’s ‘OK’

Jay Leno suffered “serious burns” but said Monday that he was doing…

FILE - Jay Leno attends the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2017. Jay Leno suffered burns in a weekend fire at the car enthusiast’s garage but said Monday that he was doing OK, according to reports. Leno, 72, had been set to appear at a financial conference in Las Vegas on Sunday but canceled because of a “serious medical emergency.” (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
Bryan Adams, right, on stage at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, with video of his mother, Jane Clark, on a screen behind him. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Who knew Bryan Adams once lived in Surrey? We didn’t, until he rocked Rogers Arena on Saturday

During concert, an Adams family story included how he got beat up while living in the Guildford area

Bryan Adams, right, on stage at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, with video of his mother, Jane Clark, on a screen behind him. (Photo: Tom Zillich)