Entertainment

Richard Sera, left, and Andre Kunkel are The Piano Men. (submitted photo)

‘Piano Men’ keyed up to duel in another Surrey Digital Stage concert

Longtime bandmates Richard Sera and Andre Kunkel are featured online April 9 and beyond

Richard Sera, left, and Andre Kunkel are The Piano Men. (submitted photo)
From left: Bono, Penelope Cruz and David Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of vaccine access. The ONE Campaign announced Wednesday that the series “Pandemica” will launch Thursday. (AP Photo)

Canadians lend voices to Bono’s animated ‘Pandemica’ series on vaccine importance

Actors Patrick J. Adams and Karine Vanasse are among the stars who’ve teamed up with U2 lead singer

From left: Bono, Penelope Cruz and David Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of vaccine access. The ONE Campaign announced Wednesday that the series “Pandemica” will launch Thursday. (AP Photo)
A view of the “Imagine Van Gogh” art exhibit at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Dreamlike ‘Imagine Van Gogh’ art show lights up a Vancouver venue this spring/summer

On tour, the ‘immersive’ exhibit has been extended to Aug. 29

A view of the “Imagine Van Gogh” art exhibit at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Actor Deborah Williams, seen here in an Arts Club Theatre Company production of “Mom’s the Word: Nest ½ Empty,” is a co-founder and presenter of “The Flame” storytelling series, presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres this spring. (File photo: Arts Club/Emily Cooper)

‘The Flame’ continues to burn on Surrey’s Digital Stage with spring stories

Online performance starts Friday, March 26, and shows for five weeks

Actor Deborah Williams, seen here in an Arts Club Theatre Company production of “Mom’s the Word: Nest ½ Empty,” is a co-founder and presenter of “The Flame” storytelling series, presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres this spring. (File photo: Arts Club/Emily Cooper)
David Underhill as George Gibbs and Hailey Conner as Emily Webb in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, which explored the possibilities of Peninsula Productions’ ‘black box’ theatre space in August of 2019. (John Prowse photo)
David Underhill as George Gibbs and Hailey Conner as Emily Webb in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, which explored the possibilities of Peninsula Productions’ ‘black box’ theatre space in August of 2019. (John Prowse photo)
Reuniting for the Sidekick Players’ Zoom performance of <em>Outlaw</em> are the four men from 2018’s production of <em>The Wild </em><em>Guys</em>: (from left) Gerry Park, Todd-Elliot Gates, Brad Felton and Jeff Pannell. (submitted photo)

Delta’s Sidekick Players offering free Zoom show this weekend

Tsawwassen theatre company to perform Norm Foster’s ‘Outlaw’ on Saturday, March 27

Reuniting for the Sidekick Players’ Zoom performance of <em>Outlaw</em> are the four men from 2018’s production of <em>The Wild </em><em>Guys</em>: (from left) Gerry Park, Todd-Elliot Gates, Brad Felton and Jeff Pannell. (submitted photo)
A view of the “I Spy a City” digital art show at Surrey’s UrbanScreen, on the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. (submitted photo: Brian Giebelhaus/Surrey Art Gallery)

‘I Spy a City’ images flash on Surrey’s UrbanScreen this spring

Exhibit on the wall of Whalley building created by Flavourcel animation collective

A view of the “I Spy a City” digital art show at Surrey’s UrbanScreen, on the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. (submitted photo: Brian Giebelhaus/Surrey Art Gallery)
The winners’ artwork from the Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest will be turned into thank-you cards for the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. (Submitted)

Winners announced in provincewide Indigenous youth ‘gratitude’ art contest

Winners’ artwork from Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest to be turned into thank-you cards

The winners’ artwork from the Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest will be turned into thank-you cards for the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. (Submitted)
Earl Russell Marsland’s Lovestruck, a treat for aficionados of Stevie Ray Vaughn, will be streamed by White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios on March 27. (Contributed photo)

Lovestruck coming to White Rock stage

Streamed concert set fro March 27

Earl Russell Marsland’s Lovestruck, a treat for aficionados of Stevie Ray Vaughn, will be streamed by White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios on March 27. (Contributed photo)
Holly Arntzen, seen here in performance with The Wilds with Kevin Wright - will explore the jazz side of her musical personality in a live-streamed concert from Victoria on Sunday (March 21). (File photo)

Holly Arntzen to live-stream jazz from Victoria

Peninsula resident featured March 21 with father Lloyd’s band

Holly Arntzen, seen here in performance with The Wilds with Kevin Wright - will explore the jazz side of her musical personality in a live-streamed concert from Victoria on Sunday (March 21). (File photo)
British Columbia officials plan to meet next week with arts organizations who’ve felt shut out of conversations about reopening plans during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The arts are not a ‘frill,’ say B.C. groups frustrated with lack of communication

Health officials plan to meet with arts organizations about reopening plans amid COVID-19 pandemic

British Columbia officials plan to meet next week with arts organizations who’ve felt shut out of conversations about reopening plans during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An unknown stuntman leaps out a window on the second of floor of the Dann’s Electronics building in Cloverdale March 19. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
An unknown stuntman leaps out a window on the second of floor of the Dann’s Electronics building in Cloverdale March 19. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Self-taught artist Broderick Wong will demonstrate his celebrated watercolour techniques in a live online event presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association on April 1. (Contributed photo)
Self-taught artist Broderick Wong will demonstrate his celebrated watercolour techniques in a live online event presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association on April 1. (Contributed photo)
Sting photographed by Kevin Statham at GM Place (now Rogers Arena) in Vancouver in July 2000.

‘iWitness’ concert-photo book emerges from a year of Facebook posts during pandemic

Kevin Statham has photographed more than 4,000 concerts and other events since 1987

Sting photographed by Kevin Statham at GM Place (now Rogers Arena) in Vancouver in July 2000.
Surrey parks employee Dustin De Jongh holds a variety of plants as part of a promotion for the city’s Party for the Planet festival, an online-only event set for April 22. (submitted photo)

Four of Surrey’s ‘major events’ go online this year, one cancelled

Party for the Planet festival celebrates Earth Day with online broadcast April 22

Surrey parks employee Dustin De Jongh holds a variety of plants as part of a promotion for the city’s Party for the Planet festival, an online-only event set for April 22. (submitted photo)
Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove (Aldergrove Star files)

Lower Mainland’s only drive-in movie theatre fires up big screen for spring break

Space Jam, Austin Powers, Clueless, The Lost Boys, and School of Rock play March 19 to 22

Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove (Aldergrove Star files)
Trevor Noah speaks at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Grammy Award ratings drop 51 per cent to record low

CBS’ telecast reached 9.2 million viewers Sunday, the lowest number on record

Trevor Noah speaks at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
DJ Goddess, aka Jessica Dhillon, with Maya the boa constrictor at Urban Safari in South Surrey. (Photo: facebook.com/iamdjgoddess)

PHOTOS: DJ Goddess charms Maya the snake in video shoot at Surrey animal sanctuary

‘Can’t wait to show you what we shot,’ the UBC-schooled DJ/model posted

DJ Goddess, aka Jessica Dhillon, with Maya the boa constrictor at Urban Safari in South Surrey. (Photo: facebook.com/iamdjgoddess)
This image released by Netflix shows , from left, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Ben Shenkman, Mark Rylance, Eddie Redmayne and Alex Sharp in a scene from "The Trial of the Chicago 7." (Niko Tavernise/Netflix via AP)

‘Mank’ leads Oscar nominations in a year of record diversity

Netflix, as expected, led all studios with 35 nominations

This image released by Netflix shows , from left, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Ben Shenkman, Mark Rylance, Eddie Redmayne and Alex Sharp in a scene from "The Trial of the Chicago 7." (Niko Tavernise/Netflix via AP)
Taylor Swift reacts as she3 is announced as winner of the award for album of the year for “Folklore” at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performers

Beyoncé’s four awards Sunday brought her up to 28 Grammys in her career, more than any other female artist

Taylor Swift reacts as she3 is announced as winner of the award for album of the year for “Folklore” at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)