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Pianist Robert Silverman in a photo posted to robert-silverman.com.

All-Bach ‘treasure trove’ for pianist Silverman, who kicks off VSO’s ‘Surrey Nights’ concerts

The Vancouverite has curated a selection of Bach works, studied and honed through the pandemic

Pianist Robert Silverman in a photo posted to robert-silverman.com.
Alexandra Hall is where the Paranormal Spectrum Investigations event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Alexandra Neighbourhood House in South Surrey. (submitted photo)

‘Spooky’ events at Surrey’s historic ‘Camp Alex’ leading up to Halloween

Paranormal Spectrum Investigations hosts event Oct. 23, followed by Beach House Theatre’s ‘Haunting Tales’

Alexandra Hall is where the Paranormal Spectrum Investigations event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Alexandra Neighbourhood House in South Surrey. (submitted photo)
In this handout photo provided by Sotheby's Auction House, the auction for Banksy's "Love is the Bin" takes place in London, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25.4 million at an auction on Thursday. “Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of $5.5 million to $8.2 million. (Haydon Perrior/Sotheby's Auction House via AP)

Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction

Price a record for the artist, and close to 20 times the piece’s pre-shredded price

In this handout photo provided by Sotheby's Auction House, the auction for Banksy's "Love is the Bin" takes place in London, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25.4 million at an auction on Thursday. “Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of $5.5 million to $8.2 million. (Haydon Perrior/Sotheby's Auction House via AP)
Surrey-based musician Richard Tichelman sings a cover of Starship’s hit song “We Built This City” during an online broadcast of Surrey Arts & Business Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 12. (YouTube photo)

‘We Built This City’: A new project pushes Surrey as ‘Canada’s up-and-coming Music City’

Two separate Surrey Music directories are part of the city’s new Surrey Music Strategy

Surrey-based musician Richard Tichelman sings a cover of Starship’s hit song “We Built This City” during an online broadcast of Surrey Arts & Business Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 12. (YouTube photo)
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‘Festive light extravaganza’ coming to Surrey in December, with COVID vax pass mandatory

Lumagica planned at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, and Glow is a go in Langley as a drive-through event

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Artist Simranpreet Anand with her work at Vancouver Art Gallery, in the current “Vancouver Special: Disorientations and Echo” exhibit. (submitted photo)

Surrey artist Anand among 3 in Canada awarded Hnatyshyn Foundation prize

‘Being acknowledged like this is pretty incredible, and it motivates me to keep working’

Artist Simranpreet Anand with her work at Vancouver Art Gallery, in the current “Vancouver Special: Disorientations and Echo” exhibit. (submitted photo)
Jody Wilson-Raybould published a political memoir called “Indian” in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Former MP Jody Wilson-Raybould among finalists for $60K public policy book prize

Inaugural finalists announced for the Balsillie Prize for Public Policy

Jody Wilson-Raybould published a political memoir called “Indian” in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
The Bear Creek Park Lights display in Surrey. (Photo: surrey.ca)

Surrey’s free Bear Creek Park Lights event returns with limited, pre-booked tickets

In November, the light and audio displays ‘will dazzle your senses with illuminated natural landscapes’

The Bear Creek Park Lights display in Surrey. (Photo: surrey.ca)
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This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Anupam Tripathi in a scene from “Squid Game.” Squid Game, a globally popular South Korea-produced Netflix show that depicts hundreds of financially distressed characters competing in deadly children’s games for a chance to escape severe debt, has struck a raw nerve at home, where there’s growing discontent over soaring household debt, decaying job markets and worsening income inequality. (Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP)

‘Squid Game’ strikes nerve in debt-ridden South Korea

Raising disturbing questions about the future of one of Asia’s wealthiest economies

This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Anupam Tripathi in a scene from “Squid Game.” Squid Game, a globally popular South Korea-produced Netflix show that depicts hundreds of financially distressed characters competing in deadly children’s games for a chance to escape severe debt, has struck a raw nerve at home, where there’s growing discontent over soaring household debt, decaying job markets and worsening income inequality. (Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP)
North Delta’s Burnsview Secondary is mounting an online performance of Music Theatre International’s <em>All Together Now!</em> on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 as both a fundraiser for the theatre department and a celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary. (Music Theatre International image)

Students, alumni performing in musical revue to mark North Delta school’s 50th anniversary

Burnsview’s online production of All Together Now! also a fundraiser for school’s theatre department

North Delta’s Burnsview Secondary is mounting an online performance of Music Theatre International’s <em>All Together Now!</em> on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 as both a fundraiser for the theatre department and a celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary. (Music Theatre International image)
This photo provided by Jeopardy Productions Inc. shows “Jeopardy!” contestant Matt Amodio during a taping of the popular game show. Amodio’s historic run on “Jeopardy!” ended on Monday’s show, leaving the Yale doctoral student with 38 wins and more than $1.5 million in prize money. (Jeopardy Productions Inc. via AP)

Matt Amodio’s history-making run on TV’s ‘Jeopardy!’ ends

Contestant ends 38-week game show run as the show’s third biggest money winner

This photo provided by Jeopardy Productions Inc. shows “Jeopardy!” contestant Matt Amodio during a taping of the popular game show. Amodio’s historic run on “Jeopardy!” ended on Monday’s show, leaving the Yale doctoral student with 38 wins and more than $1.5 million in prize money. (Jeopardy Productions Inc. via AP)
A poster for the Christmas movie “Home Alone.”

Christmas concerts coming to Surrey, plus VSO’s ‘Home Alone’ movie/music at Orpheum

Surrey Arts Centre calendar includes the return of Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir in December

A poster for the Christmas movie “Home Alone.”
Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale in 2020. A new exhibit about FVHRS and Surrey’s train history opens at the Museum of Surrey June 2. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Paint the Train visual arts shows to return

Painting took place in summer, now judging runs till Jan. 24

Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale in 2020. A new exhibit about FVHRS and Surrey’s train history opens at the Museum of Surrey June 2. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Singer Ben Klein entertains residents at Czorny Alzheimer Centre in Surrey on Wednesday, Oct. 6, during an outdoor concert brought there by Rick’s Heart Foundation. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Concerts return to Surrey care home, thanks to an organization that brings the music

‘To have high-level entertainment like this, it’s very special,’ says Czorny Alzheimer Centre’s rec director

Singer Ben Klein entertains residents at Czorny Alzheimer Centre in Surrey on Wednesday, Oct. 6, during an outdoor concert brought there by Rick’s Heart Foundation. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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Surrey’s Shakti festival to show five films online over two days, Oct. 15-16

The word ‘shakti’ means ‘the female principle of divine energy, especially when personified as the supreme deity’

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‘Just for Laughs’ show in Surrey to feature Maz Jobrani’s comedy in January

At Surrey-area theatres, stage lights are turned on again after 18 months of pandemic-triggered darkness

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Jann Arden, alongside “Jann” castmates Sharon Taylor (left) and Charlie Kerr (right), is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Derek Heisler

Jann Arden says while COVID-19 is very real, it won’t ever exist on her TV sitcom

Canadian sitcom star decided the pandemic wouldn’t exist in her TV version of the real world

Jann Arden, alongside “Jann” castmates Sharon Taylor (left) and Charlie Kerr (right), is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Derek Heisler
Student Okanagan Film Fest returns April 29. Photo: Pixabay

Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes crews vote to authorize strike

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees authorize first strike in its history

Student Okanagan Film Fest returns April 29. Photo: Pixabay
New Shepard booster landing in preparation for last week’s successful launch with Jeff Bezos and others onboard. Photos courtesy of Blue Origin
Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced Monday that William Shatner will blast off from West Texas on Oct. 12. (Photo courtesy of Blue Origin)

Captain Kirk boldly goes where no Star Trek actor has gone before

William Shatner, 90, poised to become the oldest person in space in rocket launch next week

New Shepard booster landing in preparation for last week’s successful launch with Jeff Bezos and others onboard. Photos courtesy of Blue Origin
Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced Monday that William Shatner will blast off from West Texas on Oct. 12. (Photo courtesy of Blue Origin)