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The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix joins an array of new ad-supported streaming options when it launches the cheaper tier of its service on Nov. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar

Cable 2.0: Netflix and other streamers bring back ads after disrupting TV landscape

Free ad-supported platforms set to launch in Canada as Netflix releases its own cheaper version

The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix joins an array of new ad-supported streaming options when it launches the cheaper tier of its service on Nov. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar
FILE - Jerry Lee Lewis props his foot on the piano as he lays back and acknowledges the applause of fans during the fifth annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival at New York’s Madison Square Garden on March 14, 1975. (AP Photo/Rene Perez, File)

Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87

Lewis perhaps the last survivor of a generation of groundbreaking rock’n’roll performers

FILE - Jerry Lee Lewis props his foot on the piano as he lays back and acknowledges the applause of fans during the fifth annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival at New York’s Madison Square Garden on March 14, 1975. (AP Photo/Rene Perez, File)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
FILE - Matthew Perry arrives at the premiere of “The Invention of Lying” in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2009. Perry turns 52 on Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Near-fatal ODs and love faxes to Julia Roberts: What Matthew Perry’s memoir reveals

‘I was Chandler’: Friends star’s book details a constant battle with addictions

FILE - Matthew Perry arrives at the premiere of “The Invention of Lying” in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2009. Perry turns 52 on Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: ‘Dead Ringer’ is a live one for Chemainus Theatre

Tying the show’s eclectic set list together is Zachary Stevenson

Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. Musicians across the country are expressing concern for their livelihood after SiriusXM announced it would not renew their contract with CBC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Musicians worried for livelihoods after CBC contract ends with SiriusXM

SiriusXM said it is still committed to playing Canadian music in its programming

A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. Musicians across the country are expressing concern for their livelihood after SiriusXM announced it would not renew their contract with CBC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Wonderheads present their unique take on A Christmas Carol with giant puppets, masks, and more at theatres across Vancouver Island this December. (Submitted)

Wonderheads whimsically re-imagine classic Christmas Carol

Performances across Vancouver Island this December

  • Oct 26, 2022
The Wonderheads present their unique take on A Christmas Carol with giant puppets, masks, and more at theatres across Vancouver Island this December. (Submitted)
James Corden attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibition on Monday, May 2, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

James Corden admits he was ‘ungracious’ to restaurant staff: ‘It was wrong’

‘It is a comment I deeply regret, I understand the difficulties of being a server’

James Corden attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibition on Monday, May 2, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
FILE - Former film producer Harvey Weinstein appears in court at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 4 2022. Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial. Weinstein is already serving a 23-year-old sentence for a conviction in New York. (Etienne Laurent/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Prosecutor: Women’s stories show Weinstein’s predatory power

Former Hollywood mogul facing multiple counts related to the sexual assault of multiple women

FILE - Former film producer Harvey Weinstein appears in court at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 4 2022. Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial. Weinstein is already serving a 23-year-old sentence for a conviction in New York. (Etienne Laurent/Pool Photo via AP, File)
(Majie Lavergne artwork)
(Majie Lavergne artwork)
Celtic Chaos will play at Knox United Church in Parksville on Oct. 30. Band members from left: Gordon Lafleur, John Beaton, Joyce Beaton, Joe Spinelli and Dave Barta. (Submitted photo)
Celtic Chaos will play at Knox United Church in Parksville on Oct. 30. Band members from left: Gordon Lafleur, John Beaton, Joyce Beaton, Joe Spinelli and Dave Barta. (Submitted photo)
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Adidas drops Ye after comments made on social media

Adidas ended a partnership that helped make the artist formerly known as…

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FILE - Leslie Jordan poses for a portrait at Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles on Thursday, April 8, 2021 to promote his new book “How Y’all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived.” Jordan, the Emmy-winning actor whose wry Southern drawl and versatility made him a comedy and drama standout on TV series including “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” has died. He was 67. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Leslie Jordan, versatile Emmy-winning actor, dies at 67

“Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story” actor became an Instagram hit during pandemic

FILE - Leslie Jordan poses for a portrait at Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles on Thursday, April 8, 2021 to promote his new book “How Y’all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived.” Jordan, the Emmy-winning actor whose wry Southern drawl and versatility made him a comedy and drama standout on TV series including “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” has died. He was 67. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Black Adam.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

‘Black Adam,’ with Dwayne Johnson, debuts with $67M

Box office take The Rock’s biggest opening weekend ever

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Black Adam.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Black Umfolosi, which specializes in “imbube” a cappella music, gumboot dance and Zulu dance, will visit Errington Hall on Nov. 4. (Submitted photo)

Black Umfolosi brings southern African music and dance to Errington Hall Nov. 4

Zimbabwean group touring Western Canada with two new members

Black Umfolosi, which specializes in “imbube” a cappella music, gumboot dance and Zulu dance, will visit Errington Hall on Nov. 4. (Submitted photo)
Ina-Griet Raatz-von-Hirschhausen has created a unique installation on the second floor gallery of the Bayside Resort in Parksville. She is seen here in her studio outside of Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

‘Memories of an Olde World Library’ at Bayside Resort’s second-floor gallery

Raatz-von-Hirschhausen impressed by number and quality of artists in PQB area

Ina-Griet Raatz-von-Hirschhausen has created a unique installation on the second floor gallery of the Bayside Resort in Parksville. She is seen here in her studio outside of Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
The Diva Dolls burlesque troupe will perform at the Rod & Gun in Parksville on Oct. 29. Left to right: Josie Jaguar, Brandi Blaze, Nina Colada, Lixxy Lolly, Sapphire Star. (Submitted photo)
The Diva Dolls burlesque troupe will perform at the Rod & Gun in Parksville on Oct. 29. Left to right: Josie Jaguar, Brandi Blaze, Nina Colada, Lixxy Lolly, Sapphire Star. (Submitted photo)
Ina-Griet Raatz-von-Hirschhausen has created a unique installation on the second floor gallery of the Bayside Resort in Parksville. She is seen here in her studio outside of Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

‘Mysteries of an Olde World Library’ at Bayside Resort’s second-floor gallery

Raatz-von-Hirschhausen impressed by number and quality of artists in PQB area

Ina-Griet Raatz-von-Hirschhausen has created a unique installation on the second floor gallery of the Bayside Resort in Parksville. She is seen here in her studio outside of Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
This cover image released by Interscope Records shows “The Loneliest Time” by Carly Rae Jepsen. (Interscope Records via AP)

Review: Carly Rae Jepsen’s latest album is pop perfection

‘The Loneliest Time’ is a collection of songs that encompass the highs and lows of searching for love

This cover image released by Interscope Records shows “The Loneliest Time” by Carly Rae Jepsen. (Interscope Records via AP)
This image released by Republic Records shows "Midnights" by Taylor Swift. (Republic Records via AP)

Review: Taylor Swift gets dark, electric on ‘Midnights’

New album makes it clear that Swift has taken a step forward in the indie-pop genre

This image released by Republic Records shows "Midnights" by Taylor Swift. (Republic Records via AP)
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