Entertainment

Province announces $3M in funding for arts groups hit by COVID-19 crisis

BC Arts Council to administer support for both organizations and individual artists

Netflix reduces video quality in Canada to lower internet bandwidth use

Bell Media said it’s planning its own traffic measures for the Crave streaming service,

Theatre BC cancels festivals in response to COVID-19

‘Provincials’ of community theatre set to take place on Vancouver Island in July 2020

Will the show go on? B.C. music festivals consider options over coronavirus

Summer events are running out of time to stay on schedule

Country star Kenny Rogers dies of natural causes at 81

Rogers was known for such huge country music hits as Lucille, The Gambler, Coward of the County

Relief fund for Canadian performing artists gets $100,000 boost

Facebook started the fund with a $100,000 donation Thursday

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Qualicum Beach’s Bard to Broadway cancels season

Information to come on 2021 schedule

  • Mar 20, 2020

Cannes canned; Rosie brings back talk show amid COVID-19 concerns

‘Minions’ movie delayed; Conan tries late night with iPhone

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are all on NFB.ca

ECHO Players season postponed due to COVID-19 situation

Both spring productions will run at a later date

  • Mar 17, 2020

Disney sends ‘Frozen 2’ to streaming for housebound families

The movie will begin to stream months earlier than expected

Music industry feeling the effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Musicians, promoters and producers alike all reeling from cancellations, venue bans

Hollywood braces for shutdown, Broadway goes dark amid COVID-19 pandemic

Hollywood moved to pause the normal hum of TV productions

Juno Awards cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The awards had been scheduled to be hosted by Alessia Cara on Sunday, March 15, in Saskatoon

Nanoose Bay author pens inspirational story of ‘Phant’

Woman makes amazing discovery 50 years after fleeing during Second World War

  • Mar 12, 2020

Zeppelin wins latest battle of the bands in ‘Stairway’ fight

Court handed win to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, dealt blow to estate of Randy Wolfe

Pop singer Lights, Ewan Currie of Sheepdogs among Juno Awards presenters

Dallas Smith, Felix Cartal and Nuela Charles nominated for big awards

Juno-nominated band to play the Errington Hall

Slocan Ramblers to play a concert on March 27

  • Mar 10, 2020

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra’s ‘Sounds of Spring’ comes to Parksville’s Knox United Church

Baroque, classical and modern program is on March 22

  • Mar 8, 2020