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Camera and sound crew set up for a shot for a film production in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Two-fifths of TV episodes and films shot by women, directors’ guild says

Low-budget U.S.-based series tend to hire Canadians, high-budget shows less likely

Camera and sound crew set up for a shot for a film production in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
FILE - John Mellencamp performs during a tribute concert to Billy Joel, the recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington on Nov. 19, 2014. Mellencamp’s 1985 album “Scarecrow” is being reissued this week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

John Mellencamp revisits ‘Scarecrow,’ his game-changing disc

As deluxe version reissued, 1985 record stands as a rare reputation-changing work

FILE - John Mellencamp performs during a tribute concert to Billy Joel, the recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington on Nov. 19, 2014. Mellencamp’s 1985 album “Scarecrow” is being reissued this week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
FILE - U2 singer Bono gestures as he attends the launching of the first blood by drone delivery service in the country at the Philippine Red Cross headquarters in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. Bono opened his book tour for his bestselling “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, to thousands of screaming fans at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Bono opens book tour before adoring fans at Beacon Theatre

U2 singer talks “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story” out this week already in the top 10 on Amazon.com

FILE - U2 singer Bono gestures as he attends the launching of the first blood by drone delivery service in the country at the Philippine Red Cross headquarters in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. Bono opened his book tour for his bestselling “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, to thousands of screaming fans at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Author Jordan Scott’s book I Talk Like A River was a 2020 New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year. Photo by Ali Roddam

Finding his voice: Vancouver Island author, teacher focuses books on stuttering

Ed Sheeran picked Jordan Scott’s work to read aloud as a bedtime story on the BBC’s CBeebies

Author Jordan Scott’s book I Talk Like A River was a 2020 New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year. Photo by Ali Roddam
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Jazz collective Code Quartet to play at TOSH in Qualicum Beach Nov. 6

Montreal-based quartet includes trumpet, saxophone, bass and drums

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Pamela Anderson stars in Pamela’s Garden of Eden, premiering Thursday, Nov. 3, on HGTV Canada. (Odette Sugerman Photography/HGTV Canada/CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)

Pamela Anderson’s Ladysmith home-reno reality TV series premieres tonight

‘Pamela’s Garden of Eden’ can be seen on HGTV Canada and Stack TV

Pamela Anderson stars in Pamela’s Garden of Eden, premiering Thursday, Nov. 3, on HGTV Canada. (Odette Sugerman Photography/HGTV Canada/CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)
This image released by Apple TV+ shows Jennifer Lawrence in “Causeway.” (Wilson Webb/Apple TV+ via AP)

REVIEW: Too much left unknowable makes AppleTV+’s ‘Causeway’ miss the mark

Jennifer Lawrence is a veteran readjusting to life, but Brian Tyree Henry is the real draw

This image released by Apple TV+ shows Jennifer Lawrence in “Causeway.” (Wilson Webb/Apple TV+ via AP)
This image released by Abrams Books shows cover art for Rolling Stone magazine ‘s “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” (Abrams Books via AP)

What are the 500 best albums? Rolling Stone has an answer

Magazine looks to music’s stars to rate the work of their peers

This image released by Abrams Books shows cover art for Rolling Stone magazine ‘s “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” (Abrams Books via AP)
Randall Park, left, and Melissa Fumero, cast members in the Netflix series “Blockbuster,” pose together for a portrait, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

‘Blockbuster’ is a workplace comedy about people connecting

‘Fresh off The Boat’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ stars combine in new Netflix series

Randall Park, left, and Melissa Fumero, cast members in the Netflix series “Blockbuster,” pose together for a portrait, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Amazon logo on the facade of one of their office buildings. Dreamstime | TNS
Amazon logo on the facade of one of their office buildings. Dreamstime | TNS
FILE - Taylor Swift attends an in conversation with Taylor Swift event at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2022. Swift’s latest album “Anti-Hero” released on Oct. 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Taylor Swift attends an in conversation with Taylor Swift event at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2022. Swift’s latest album “Anti-Hero” released on Oct. 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Young D and Yung Trybez from Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Photo supplied

Snotty Nose Rez Kids talk songwriting and production through VIRL workshop

Virtual Vancouver Island Regional Library event to be held Nov. 17 on Zoom

Young D and Yung Trybez from Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Photo supplied
FILE - Takeoff, left, and Quavo of Migos, arrive at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2021. Houston police say one person was fatally shot and two others injured early Tuesday at a private party attended by members of the rap group Migos. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP File)

Takeoff dead at 28

Migos rapper Takeoff is dead after a shooting early Tuesday outside a…

FILE - Takeoff, left, and Quavo of Migos, arrive at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2021. Houston police say one person was fatally shot and two others injured early Tuesday at a private party attended by members of the rap group Migos. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP File)
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Prince Harry’s memoir, titled ‘Spare,’ to come out Jan. 10

Prince Harry’s memoir, an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since it was…

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This day in history: Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public

On November 1, 1512. The breathtaking series of ceiling frescoes were painted…

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One-man blues band visiting Qualicum Beach Nov. 4

Juno Award nominee Brandon Isaak will perform at community hall

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Dave Klinger and Friends will play the third in their Great American Songbook concert series at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville on Nov. 6. (PQB News file photo)

Musicians will play famous tunes by lesser-known songwriter at MAC in Parksville Nov. 6

Dave Klinger and Friends will play selections by Johnny Mercer

Dave Klinger and Friends will play the third in their Great American Songbook concert series at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville on Nov. 6. (PQB News file photo)
This cover image released by Viking shows “It’s Not TV: The Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO” by Felix Gillette and John Koblin. (Viking via AP)

Review: ‘It’s Not TV’ account of HBO’s rise and challenges

Book paints revealing picture of a cultural and business institution

This cover image released by Viking shows “It’s Not TV: The Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO” by Felix Gillette and John Koblin. (Viking via AP)
Claudia Lohmann’s geometric abstract paintings are part of the ‘Visions’ art exhibition at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Artists share ‘Visions’ exhibit at McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville

Work by Majie Lavergne and Claudia Lohmann on display until Nov. 20

Claudia Lohmann’s geometric abstract paintings are part of the ‘Visions’ art exhibition at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Cynthia Bonesky’s latest exhibition is on display at Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Works by Cynthia Bonesky hanging at Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery

New painting exhibition inspired by flower garden beauty

Cynthia Bonesky’s latest exhibition is on display at Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
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