Entertainment

Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from coronavirus complications

During Cordero’s hospitalization, Kloots sent him daily videos of her and their 1-year-old son, Elvis,

Annual music event in Comox Valley celebrates online instead

Vancouver Island MusicFest holds virtual celebration set for July 10

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PQBeat: Ed Mayne talks COVID-19, potential pool for Parksville

Mayor returns to ‘PQB News’ studios to detail summer plans

Some movie theatres set to reopen this week following lengthy COVID-19 shutdown

Movie goers should expect a different experience, B.C.’s two largest movie theatre companies say

Alessia Cara wins a leading three Juno Awards at streaming ceremony

Running a bit over 90 minutes, the Junos were handed out at historic speed, with 42 categories announced

Q&A: Juno Awards head Allan Reid on celebrating Canadian music in a pandemic

Winners in a dizzying 42 categories will be announced over 90 minutes

The Dixie Chicks officially change their name to The Chicks

Move follows decision by Lady Antebellum to change to Lady A after acknowledging the word’s association to slavery

PQBeat Podcast: Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department Chief Nick Acciavatti

‘We have some of the most amazing volunteer firefighters’

  • Jun 22, 2020

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island drummers pay belated tribute to Neil Peart of Rush

Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer died of cancer at age 67 in January

Coffee for your head: Popular song has strong ties to Lower Mainland

Isaiah Faber’s ‘death bed (coffee for your head) ft. beabadoobee’ has over 440 million Spotify hits

Bar brings back live music as B.C.’s top doc warns singing spreads COVID-19

‘The hardest part is reminding people that they can’t dance, which isn’t easy,’ pub operator says

PQBeat Podcast: Golf course reviewer Bill Flower

Discussing a game for all ages

  • Jun 16, 2020

COVID-19: Film industry in Parksville Qualicum Beach area to gradually restart

‘Everyone is kind of baby-stepping how it’s going to happen’

VIDEO: Country stars release song in memory of Capt. Casey, who died in Snowbirds crash

Brian John Harwood and Dustin Bird co-wrote the track, which features 18 Canadian country artists

‘Music Cafe’ opens its doors in Parksville

Live music offered up four nights per week

PQBeat Podcast: COVID-19 coverage on Vancouver Island

Philip Wolf, John McKinley discuss what’s been learned, what’s to come

  • Jun 9, 2020

Former Kwalikum Secondary student makes his mark in Hollywood

Harrison Houde an inspiring act for youngsters to follow

Vancouver Island artist gifts B.C.’s health officer with symbolic hummingbird

A special connection brought the piece to Dr. Bonnie Henry’s desk in Victoria