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Ilona Scott-Barzen with one of her warm-hued, distinctive African-themed paintings. (Contributed photo)

African-themed art returns in new South Surrey show

Ilona Scott-Barzen’s latest acrylics at Dude’s Coffee House

Surrey resident Becky Van Drunen has published “Playlist Kitchen,” a pandemic-project cookbook featuring music-inspired recipes. (submitted photo)

Pop songs inspire ‘Playlist Kitchen’ cookbook that ‘saved’ Surrey entrepreneur during pandemic

‘I’m a creative person and I get bored, but it was out of necessity too,’ says Becky Van Drunen

A scene from “Breakwater,” a new digital play created by Some Assembly Theatre Company and Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group (RHYTAG). (submitted photo: Gaetan Nerincx)

‘Breakwater’ play sees Surrey musician mentor youth with company that gave her confidence

Sophie Labrie helped craft songs for new ‘digital play,’ to debut June 30

A view of artist Cindy Mochizuki’s new “Autumn Strawberry” multimedia show at Surrey Art Gallery. (submitted photo/SAG)

‘Invisible’ Japanese-Canadian histories visible at Surrey Art Gallery this summer

With limited entry, ‘Autumn Strawberry’ and ‘Hastings Park’ open Saturday, June 26

A view of artist Cindy Mochizuki’s new “Autumn Strawberry” multimedia show at Surrey Art Gallery. (submitted photo/SAG)
Musicians perform at Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park on Saturday, June 19. (submitted photo)

Surrey-area musicians plug in for Saturday-afternoon jams at riverside park

‘We have done this for a month now every weekend, and it draws a socially distanced and safe crowds’

Musicians perform at Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park on Saturday, June 19. (submitted photo)
Natalie Brown and Colten Wilke star in the feature film Thunderbird, co-produced by South Surrey-raised Michael Morrison and released this month in Canada, the U.S and the U.K. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey-raised producer helps bring ‘Thunderbird’ to the screen

Michael Morrison guides B.C.-shot thriller with First Nations connection

Natalie Brown and Colten Wilke star in the feature film Thunderbird, co-produced by South Surrey-raised Michael Morrison and released this month in Canada, the U.S and the U.K. (Contributed photo)
TEASER PHOTO ONLY - Hillcrest Drive-In's sign at the end its run in Surrey, in a photo uploaded to cinematreasures.org by hermangotlieb.

SURREY NOW & THEN: The city’s last drive-in, Hillcrest showed movies for 50 years on site turned shopping mall

‘It was a good memory, being the last drive-in in the Lower Mainland, at the time,’ says former operator Jay Daulat

TEASER PHOTO ONLY - Hillcrest Drive-In's sign at the end its run in Surrey, in a photo uploaded to cinematreasures.org by hermangotlieb.
Big Splash water park is located in Tsawwassen. (submitted photo)

Big Splash reopens Canada Day with changes to keep the water park ‘safe for everyone’

Executive Hotels & Resorts has owned and operated the attraction since 2017

Big Splash water park is located in Tsawwassen. (submitted photo)
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Surrey singer soars into Searchlight song contest’s top 10 with ‘It Doesn’t Matter’

Argel Monte de Ramos is among ‘popular vote’ finalists, with winner to be announced June 22

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Rahim Manji owns and operates the Hollywood 3 Cinemas in Newton, along with the Caprice in South Surrey, a theatre in Duncan and another in Pitt Meadows. “I think right now it feels different than last June, it just does,” Manji said. “I’m a lot more optimistic, with more people calling, more people out and getting vaccinated, so I think the comfort level is a lot better.” (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Rahim Manji owns and operates the Hollywood 3 Cinemas in Newton, along with the Caprice in South Surrey, a theatre in Duncan and another in Pitt Meadows. “I think right now it feels different than last June, it just does,” Manji said. “I’m a lot more optimistic, with more people calling, more people out and getting vaccinated, so I think the comfort level is a lot better.” (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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Surrey ‘POP!’ series promises ‘Performances Outdoors in Parks’ this summer

Ticketed concerts, theatre shows and other events start July 9

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Country artist Tyler Joe Miller. (submitted photo)
Country artist Tyler Joe Miller. (submitted photo)
Pictured from left, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Walk off the Earth and Jim Cuddy. (submitted photos)
Pictured from left, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Walk off the Earth and Jim Cuddy. (submitted photos)
Doris Anderson’s digital triptych Aberration, which she is marketing as an NFT.
Doris Anderson’s digital triptych Aberration, which she is marketing as an NFT.
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
Rasoi Fine Indian Cuisine’s food as featured on Surrey Spice Trail, a Discover Surrey project. (submitted photo)
Rasoi Fine Indian Cuisine’s food as featured on Surrey Spice Trail, a Discover Surrey project. (submitted photo)
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Contributed photo Comedian, writer and producer Lizzie Allan, co-founder of White Rock-based comedy-therapy company Hilarapy, presents another virtual stage show showcasing program members on June 19.

White Rock-based comedy broadcast showcases Hilarapy members

Virtual stage show offers new and edgy, issue-based material

Contributed photo Comedian, writer and producer Lizzie Allan, co-founder of White Rock-based comedy-therapy company Hilarapy, presents another virtual stage show showcasing program members on June 19.
Ruby Forte plays the title character in Surrey Youth Theatre Company’s online-streamed production of Irene N. Watts’ Good-Bye Marianne, chronicling the Kindertransport mission that helped Jewish children in Germany flee Nazi persecution in the late 1930s. Contributed photo

Holocaust-themed play, presented by Surrey Youth Theatre, has White Rock connection

Uplifting drama is offered as an online presentation June 11 and 13

Ruby Forte plays the title character in Surrey Youth Theatre Company’s online-streamed production of Irene N. Watts’ Good-Bye Marianne, chronicling the Kindertransport mission that helped Jewish children in Germany flee Nazi persecution in the late 1930s. Contributed photo
Lil Yachty performs during the 2019 FVDED in the Park music festival at Holland Park. (File photo: Amber Togado)

Surrey’s FVDED music festival aims for September event at Holland Park

‘With that being said, we must remain realistic and be aware that FVDED may have to be moved again to 2022’

Lil Yachty performs during the 2019 FVDED in the Park music festival at Holland Park. (File photo: Amber Togado)