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The new Bayside Gallery at The Bayside Oceanfront Resort (240 Dogwood St., Parksville), created in partnership with the McMillan Arts Centre. (Submitted photo)

McMillan Arts Centre and Bayside Oceanfront Resort open new gallery in Parksville

Current exhibit featuring three artists runs until Dec. 31

The new Bayside Gallery at The Bayside Oceanfront Resort (240 Dogwood St., Parksville), created in partnership with the McMillan Arts Centre. (Submitted photo)
Topaz at the Parksville Museum courtyard gazebo during a September 2020 performance. (Submitted photo)

Parksville ‘gazebo’ band eager to return to the stage

A summer of outdoor shows amid COVID restrictions

Topaz at the Parksville Museum courtyard gazebo during a September 2020 performance. (Submitted photo)
FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Taylor Swift short film has fans excited for her ‘Red’ redo

Short film going deeper into her romantic life on a fan favorite song

FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
ARCHIVO - La admiradora de Britney Spears Kiki Norberto, con el abanico, se manifiesta afuera de la corte durante una audiencia sobre la tutela de la estrella pop el 17 de marzo de 2021 en Los Ángeles. (AP Foto/Chris Pizzello, Archivo)

UPDATE: Britney freed: Judge dissolves Spears’ conservatorship

Move by Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny was expected in face of lack of opposition

ARCHIVO - La admiradora de Britney Spears Kiki Norberto, con el abanico, se manifiesta afuera de la corte durante una audiencia sobre la tutela de la estrella pop el 17 de marzo de 2021 en Los Ángeles. (AP Foto/Chris Pizzello, Archivo)
’Threads of Hope’ on exhibit at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until Dec. 17, 2021. (Submitted photo)

The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach hosts 2 exhibits into December

Threads of Hope features several Island Fibre Art Network artists

’Threads of Hope’ on exhibit at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until Dec. 17, 2021. (Submitted photo)
This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon in a scene from “Squid Game.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP

Get ready for more games: ‘Squid Game’ readies for Season 2

Netflix hit getting a second season despite the fact that’s rare for Korean shows

This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon in a scene from “Squid Game.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP
‘In My Head’ was written by Riley Ingham (Rylis), Christofer Lampson (Young Negrensé), Tristan Renaud, produced by Renaud, mixed by Elijah Merrett-Hitch, and mastered by Colin Leonard. (Courtesy of Yuzzynet)

Vancouver Island group’s song remembering lost friend to benefit Crisis Centre BC

Cowichan musicians to release ‘In My Head’ Nov. 16, in memory of friend lost to suicide

‘In My Head’ was written by Riley Ingham (Rylis), Christofer Lampson (Young Negrensé), Tristan Renaud, produced by Renaud, mixed by Elijah Merrett-Hitch, and mastered by Colin Leonard. (Courtesy of Yuzzynet)
Edie Daponte, right, and Joey Smith will play the Knox United Church in Parksville on Nov. 11, 2021, for a special Remembrance Day performance. (Submitted photo)

Remembrance Day: Singer Edie Daponte offers Parksville a ‘selection of songs to remember’

Knox United Nov. 11 show features songs of Vera Lynn, Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich

Edie Daponte, right, and Joey Smith will play the Knox United Church in Parksville on Nov. 11, 2021, for a special Remembrance Day performance. (Submitted photo)
Promotional poster for Yael Wand’s performance at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Promotional poster for Yael Wand’s performance at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing plays the Knox United Church on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Stephen Fearing brings blend of roots, folk and pop to Parksville on Nov. 13

Show at Knox United Church starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets priced at $30

Singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing plays the Knox United Church on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (Submitted photo)
The late Dusty Hill (left) and ZZ Top founder Billy F Gibbons are seen on stage at the band’s show in Penticton in 2009. The Tres Hombres will perform at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre April 22, 2022, with special guests Cheap Trick. (Black Press Media file photo)

ZZ Top to rock Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre April 22

Online ticket sales open Friday at 10 a.m., with tickets starting at $49

The late Dusty Hill (left) and ZZ Top founder Billy F Gibbons are seen on stage at the band’s show in Penticton in 2009. The Tres Hombres will perform at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre April 22, 2022, with special guests Cheap Trick. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kaya Usher smiles in this undated handout photo. More than four years after the death of her husband Gord Downie, Kaya Usher is stepping into the spotlight with the release of her debut album “All This Is.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Richard Briant *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Kaya Usher, widow of Gord Downie, on ‘healing journey’ of her debut album

Mostly instrumental record is shaped by her spiritual recovery

Kaya Usher smiles in this undated handout photo. More than four years after the death of her husband Gord Downie, Kaya Usher is stepping into the spotlight with the release of her debut album “All This Is.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Richard Briant *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Guitarist Brian “Smitty” Smith and singer Ra McGuire on stage with Trooper. (Photo: Stan Pietrusik/trooper.com)

Rock band Trooper to carry on without founding members McGuire, Smith

‘They are both healthy and happy, they’ve just decided that this is the best time to step back from the road and enjoy the life that this unplanned time-off has dropped them into’

Guitarist Brian “Smitty” Smith and singer Ra McGuire on stage with Trooper. (Photo: Stan Pietrusik/trooper.com)
Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, arrives at the Giller Prize Awards ceremony in Toronto on Monday, November 20, 2017. It’s the coronation many artists spend their careers striving for: taking to the stage in full dress, taking in the applause of their peers, and accepting an award for mastery of their craft.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Scotiabank Giller Prize gala ushers in the return of in-person awards glamour

Attendees will be asked to show proof of vaccination and photo ID to enter the cocktail area

Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, arrives at the Giller Prize Awards ceremony in Toronto on Monday, November 20, 2017. It’s the coronation many artists spend their careers striving for: taking to the stage in full dress, taking in the applause of their peers, and accepting an award for mastery of their craft.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Gord Bamford poses on the red carpet at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Bamford says he will give unvaccinated fans COVID-19 rapid antigen tests before they attend his concerts and set up mobile testing sites in communities the day before his shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian singer Bamford to supply rapid tests to unvaccinated fans before concerts

Fans can register for an antigen test, paid for by Bamford, when purchasing tickets online

Gord Bamford poses on the red carpet at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Bamford says he will give unvaccinated fans COVID-19 rapid antigen tests before they attend his concerts and set up mobile testing sites in communities the day before his shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
This cover image released by Capitol shows “Voyage” by ABBA. (Capitol via AP)

VIDEO: A glimpse inside the recording as ballads dominate on ABBA’s comeback album

“Voyage” does nothing to tarnish Swedish pop legend’s legacy as global hitmakers

This cover image released by Capitol shows “Voyage” by ABBA. (Capitol via AP)
Museum at Campbell River Curator Beth Boyce is pleased to release ‘Twas the Wreck of Northwestern. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Children’s book chronicles Christmas windfall from Vancouver Island shipwreck

Tale recalls hospitality of the locals/ sneaky salvaging after boat went aground in 1927

Museum at Campbell River Curator Beth Boyce is pleased to release ‘Twas the Wreck of Northwestern. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Stand-up artist Ron James is touring again after an almost two year hiatus. Contributed photo
Stand-up artist Ron James is touring again after an almost two year hiatus. Contributed photo
Promotional poster for Vancouver Island jazz singer Edie Daponte’s show at the Knox United Church in Parksville on Nov. 11, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Jazz singer Edie Daponte plays Knox United Church in Parksville on Remembrance Day

Performance will include songs by Vera Lynn, Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich

Promotional poster for Vancouver Island jazz singer Edie Daponte’s show at the Knox United Church in Parksville on Nov. 11, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Fay St. Marie next to her work at the Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery, which will be shown until the end of November 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Retired nurse showing Ukrainian art series in Qualicum Beach

Works by Parksville artist Fay St. Marie on exhibit until end of November

Fay St. Marie next to her work at the Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery, which will be shown until the end of November 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)