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Gypsy Rose Lee’s son in Surrey to tell tour tales about the legendary burlesque star

On stage, Erik Lee Preminger documents life on the road with his mother in the heyday of Hollywood

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The Delta Literary Arts Society is hosting “Killer Verse: Our Second Night of Literary Terror” at the North Delta Centre for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. (Delta Literary Arts Society image)

Halloween-themed show coming to North Delta Centre for the Arts

Spooky stories highlight Delta Literary Arts Society’s second annual Killer Verse event

The Delta Literary Arts Society is hosting “Killer Verse: Our Second Night of Literary Terror” at the North Delta Centre for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. (Delta Literary Arts Society image)
A still from When Time Got Louder shows the characters of Kayden and Annie, siblings in the film. Kayden, played by Jonathan Simao is on the autism spectrum and is non-verbal. (Surrey Schools photo)

White Rock-raised actor brings personal, accurate portrayal of being on the autism spectrum to film

The film stars 22-year-old Jonathan Simao, who graduated from Elgin Park Secondary

A still from When Time Got Louder shows the characters of Kayden and Annie, siblings in the film. Kayden, played by Jonathan Simao is on the autism spectrum and is non-verbal. (Surrey Schools photo)
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Open auditions for City of Delta’s first in-house produced play

Cast for “Murder For Two” happening Oct. 11 at North Delta Centre for the Arts

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Pro wrestlers Parm Singh Athwal (left, aka The Thunder from Jalandhar) and Robert Britton (Odin Rex) have taken over the All Star Wrestling company, to stage events in Surrey and Vancouver this fall. (Photos: allstar-wrestling.com)

All Star Wrestling returns with 2 ring vets now running shows at Surrey, Vancouver venues

‘The Thunder from Jalandhar’ and ‘Odin Rex’ continue the ASW tradition of family-friendly matches

Pro wrestlers Parm Singh Athwal (left, aka The Thunder from Jalandhar) and Robert Britton (Odin Rex) have taken over the All Star Wrestling company, to stage events in Surrey and Vancouver this fall. (Photos: allstar-wrestling.com)
Mandrake the Magician: A Surrey Archives-hosted online event will celebrate the life of the Surrey magician, in a virtual talk on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. His son Lon Mandrake, also a magician, along with his wife, Linda, “will delve into the compelling local history of their late father (and father-in-law) – a mentalist, illusionist, escapologist, ventriloquist, and stunt performer whose career spanned over 60 years.” Info: 604-501-5100 or surrey.ca/archives. (File photo)
Mandrake the Magician: A Surrey Archives-hosted online event will celebrate the life of the Surrey magician, in a virtual talk on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. His son Lon Mandrake, also a magician, along with his wife, Linda, “will delve into the compelling local history of their late father (and father-in-law) – a mentalist, illusionist, escapologist, ventriloquist, and stunt performer whose career spanned over 60 years.” Info: 604-501-5100 or surrey.ca/archives. (File photo)
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Disney-ish ‘Ghost of a Chance’ promises ‘silly, spooky’ play ahead of Halloween in Surrey, New West

Royal Canadian theatre show to feature six-actor cast Oct. 14-15 at Surrey Arts Centre

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A band performs at Sawbucks Pub in April 2018. (Photo: Facebook.com/sawbuckspub)

Change for 2 Surrey-area bars that stage live music, with a new owner for one

South Surrey’s Sawbucks bought by Otter Co-op, and Newton’s White Hart is now closed

A band performs at Sawbucks Pub in April 2018. (Photo: Facebook.com/sawbuckspub)
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VIDEO: Watch Surrey’s Westcoast Harmony Chorus win 6th on Sweet Adelines International stage

‘I think we all are still on Cloud 9,’ chorus member says after mid-September competition in Phoenix

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Table games and slot machines at the new Delta Cascades Casino on opening day, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Table games and slot machines at the new Delta Cascades Casino on opening day, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Actors Emily Deschanel, left, as Dr. Suzanne Mathis, and Madeleine Arthur as Mae Dodd an episode of the Netflix show “Devil in Ohio,” which filmed in Surrey, Delta and Langley. (Submitted photo: Ricardo Hubbs/Netflix)

Netflix website highlights locations of shows filmed in Surrey, Langley, Delta, elsewhere in B.C.

‘Neighbourhood’ site offers searches by film or series title, or by province

Actors Emily Deschanel, left, as Dr. Suzanne Mathis, and Madeleine Arthur as Mae Dodd an episode of the Netflix show “Devil in Ohio,” which filmed in Surrey, Delta and Langley. (Submitted photo: Ricardo Hubbs/Netflix)
Rosa Cheng with Vancouver Cantonese Opera, featured during this year’s Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival, a three-day event Oct. 14-16. (Submitted photo)
Rosa Cheng with Vancouver Cantonese Opera, featured during this year’s Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival, a three-day event Oct. 14-16. (Submitted photo)
A scene from the movie “Viral World,” featured during this year’s Shakti Film Festival in Surrey. (Submitted photo)
A scene from the movie “Viral World,” featured during this year’s Shakti Film Festival in Surrey. (Submitted photo)
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‘Promo Monkey’ books document Surrey man’s days in the record-selling business

RayMan Ramsay writes about some of the world’s most famous musicians and local music-biz insiders

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Florida-based actor, singer and dancer Tymisha “Tush” Harris brought “Josephine” to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage last October, on a tour for the “burlesque cabaret dream play” about Josephine Baker, the 1920s-era star. Harris returns to the Surrey theatre for another round of shows in early October. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Dream play’ double duty on Surrey stage for ‘Josephine’ burlesque cabaret star Tymisha Harris

Florida-based performer to also play icon Baker in ‘Josie and Grace’ from Oct. 5-8

Florida-based actor, singer and dancer Tymisha “Tush” Harris brought “Josephine” to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage last October, on a tour for the “burlesque cabaret dream play” about Josephine Baker, the 1920s-era star. Harris returns to the Surrey theatre for another round of shows in early October. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Surrey Libraries will host a free film screening of “Emergence: Out of the Shadows” on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at City Centre Library. The documentary chronicles the journey of three local gay and lesbian South Asian people and how their parents responded within the structures of Punjabi Sikh cultural norms. Registration required: https://bit.ly/3RiiLgN.

SURREY EVENTS: Concerts, movies, comedy and more, for Sept. 22 and beyond

A guide to Surrey-area events, attractions and community gatherings

Surrey Libraries will host a free film screening of “Emergence: Out of the Shadows” on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at City Centre Library. The documentary chronicles the journey of three local gay and lesbian South Asian people and how their parents responded within the structures of Punjabi Sikh cultural norms. Registration required: https://bit.ly/3RiiLgN.
Four characters out shopping for a black lace bra are featured in “Menopause the Musical,” set in a department store. Pictured from left to right are cast members Sarah Lynn Strange (as Earth Mother), Janet Martin (Iowa Housewife), Lorena Mackenzie (Soap Star) and Alana Bridgewater (Professional Woman). (Submitted photo)

‘Menopause The Musical’ coming to Surrey with jokes about hot flashes, mood swings and more

Touring show features 4 women who ‘form a sisterhood and a unique bond with the audience’

Four characters out shopping for a black lace bra are featured in “Menopause the Musical,” set in a department store. Pictured from left to right are cast members Sarah Lynn Strange (as Earth Mother), Janet Martin (Iowa Housewife), Lorena Mackenzie (Soap Star) and Alana Bridgewater (Professional Woman). (Submitted photo)
Rapper Merkules, aka Surrey-raised Cole Stevenson, in a promo photo sent by Live Nation Entertainment.

Surrey-raised rapper Merkules plans December concert at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver

Rising-star rapper speaks on topics ‘that maybe everybody else isn’t willing to talk about’

Rapper Merkules, aka Surrey-raised Cole Stevenson, in a promo photo sent by Live Nation Entertainment.
Jacquie Janzen, seen with some of her floral works, is one of 29 artists participating in the current South Rock Art Tour (Sept. 24-25). (Contributed photo)

South Rock Art Tour continues grand tradition of studio open houses

Peninsula event will highlight the work of 29 artists and artisans

Jacquie Janzen, seen with some of her floral works, is one of 29 artists participating in the current South Rock Art Tour (Sept. 24-25). (Contributed photo)
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