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Sienna Dahlen and Bill Coon will play a concert at the Old School House (TOSH) Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach on Jan. 27. (Photo by Ricardo Hubbs)

Juno award-winning vocalist to visit TOSH in Qualicum Beach

Sienna Dahlen and Bill Coon will perform Jan. 27

Sienna Dahlen and Bill Coon will play a concert at the Old School House (TOSH) Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach on Jan. 27. (Photo by Ricardo Hubbs)
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018 file photo, Actor statuettes are pictured at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, Calif., in preparation for the SAG Awards. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

SAG Awards nominate ‘Banshees,’ ‘Everything’ and Zendaya

Screen Actors Guild Awards are considered one of the most reliable predictors of the Oscars

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018 file photo, Actor statuettes are pictured at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, Calif., in preparation for the SAG Awards. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on April 29, 2011. Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player’s guitar player, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, after “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis,” his representatives said in a statement released Wednesday. He was 78. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Jeff Beck, guitar god who influenced generations, dies at 78

Beck won eight Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice

FILE - Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on April 29, 2011. Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player’s guitar player, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, after “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis,” his representatives said in a statement released Wednesday. He was 78. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
This image released by NBC shows Jennifer Coolidge accepting the Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film award for “The White Lotus” during the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Rich Polk/NBC via AP)

A flowery pianist, Eddie’s brevity and other Golden Globes moments

Awards show returns to the airwaves with a few moments that had people talking

This image released by NBC shows Jennifer Coolidge accepting the Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film award for “The White Lotus” during the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Rich Polk/NBC via AP)
Taking centre stage stage at the Chemainus Theatre are Mark DuMez, left, and Randy Huber. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island theatre staging a bigger comeback during 2023

Five shows of multiple interest sure to attract strong audience numbers to Chemainus

Taking centre stage stage at the Chemainus Theatre are Mark DuMez, left, and Randy Huber. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Director James Cameron poses for photographers upon arrival at the World premiere of the film ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ in London, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Director James Cameron poses for photographers upon arrival at the World premiere of the film ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ in London, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Bruce Coughlan returns with performances of The Bard and His Ballads, a celebration of Robbie Burns. (Contributed)

The Bard and His Ballads is a stirring selection of song, verse and stories

And, of course, there will be bagpipes, tartan and haggis!

  • Jan 9, 2023
Bruce Coughlan returns with performances of The Bard and His Ballads, a celebration of Robbie Burns. (Contributed)
This combination of images shows “Good Thing We Stayed” by Julia Wolf. (BMG/Loma Vista Recordings via AP)

New this week to entertain your eyes and your ears

Margo Price and ‘Gold, Lies & Videotape’ among this week’s fresh offerings

This combination of images shows “Good Thing We Stayed” by Julia Wolf. (BMG/Loma Vista Recordings via AP)
Director Steven Spielberg accepts the Vanguard award for “The Fabelmans” at the 34th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Palm Springs, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Spielberg, ‘Top Gun’ feted by National Board of Review

National Board of Review Awards have long been a regular and starry stop in Hollywood’s awards season

Director Steven Spielberg accepts the Vanguard award for “The Fabelmans” at the 34th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Palm Springs, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
The Wardens will perform songs, based on band members’ park warden experience, at Errington Hall on Jan. 14. (Submitted photo)

The Wardens to play concert at Errington Hall Jan. 14

Banff-area trio’s music drawn from experience as Canadian national park wardens

The Wardens will perform songs, based on band members’ park warden experience, at Errington Hall on Jan. 14. (Submitted photo)
FILE - Russell Banks, author of “Cloudsplitter,” delivers a keynote address during the Hemingway & Winship Awards ceremony at John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, April, 4, 2004. Banks, an award-winning fiction writer who rooted such novels as “Affliction” and “The Sweet Hereafter” in the wintry, rural communities of his native Northeast and imagined the dreams and downfalls of everyone from modern blue-collar workers to the radical abolitionist John Brown, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. He was 82. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)
FILE - Russell Banks, author of “Cloudsplitter,” delivers a keynote address during the Hemingway & Winship Awards ceremony at John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, April, 4, 2004. Banks, an award-winning fiction writer who rooted such novels as “Affliction” and “The Sweet Hereafter” in the wintry, rural communities of his native Northeast and imagined the dreams and downfalls of everyone from modern blue-collar workers to the radical abolitionist John Brown, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. He was 82. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)
This undated screengrab issued by ITV on Friday Jan. 6, 2023 shows Britain’s Prince Harry speaking during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby for the programme Harry: The Interview. (Harry: The Interview on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm on January 8/PA via AP)

UK palace allies push back against Prince Harry’s claims

Buckingham Palace hasn’t officially commented on Harry’s book

This undated screengrab issued by ITV on Friday Jan. 6, 2023 shows Britain’s Prince Harry speaking during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby for the programme Harry: The Interview. (Harry: The Interview on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm on January 8/PA via AP)
This undated screengrab issued by ITV on Friday Jan. 6, 2023 shows Britain’s Prince Harry, left, speaking during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby for the programme Harry: The Interview. (Harry: The Interview on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm on January 8/PA via AP)

Prince Harry interviews set to raise heat on UK royal family

Prince Harry is expected to lob more criticism at the U.K. royal…

This undated screengrab issued by ITV on Friday Jan. 6, 2023 shows Britain’s Prince Harry, left, speaking during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby for the programme Harry: The Interview. (Harry: The Interview on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm on January 8/PA via AP)
Sheena McCorquodale with two of her wire sculptures, Allegra and Aviva.(Submitted photo)

Qualicum Bay artist’s wire sculptures commissioned by English palace

Chicken wire creations shaped into likeness of humans, animals and fairies

Sheena McCorquodale with two of her wire sculptures, Allegra and Aviva.(Submitted photo)
(Black Press Media Creative)

Prince Harry’s book exposes grief, war, drugs, family rifts

Bereaved boy, troubled teen, wartime soldier, unhappy royal — many facets of…

(Black Press Media Creative)
The 2023 Victoria Film Festival runs from Feb. 3 to 12 with more than 100 films. (Courtesy of Victoria Film Festival)
The 2023 Victoria Film Festival runs from Feb. 3 to 12 with more than 100 films. (Courtesy of Victoria Film Festival)
FILE - Britain’s Prince Harry, left, reacts as he walks with his best man, Prince William the Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive for the the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. Prince Harry has said he wants to have his father and brother back and that he wants “a family, not an institution,” during a TV interview ahead of the publication of his memoir. The interview with Britain’s ITV channel is due to be released this Sunday. (Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP, File)

Report: Prince Harry says William attacked him during row

Guardian newspaper sourced an advance copy of the book, ‘Spare,’ due to be published next week

FILE - Britain’s Prince Harry, left, reacts as he walks with his best man, Prince William the Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive for the the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. Prince Harry has said he wants to have his father and brother back and that he wants “a family, not an institution,” during a TV interview ahead of the publication of his memoir. The interview with Britain’s ITV channel is due to be released this Sunday. (Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP, File)
Guitar talent sourced worldwide lands on Vancouver Island stages later this month. (Courtesy International Guitar Night)
Guitar talent sourced worldwide lands on Vancouver Island stages later this month. (Courtesy International Guitar Night)
FILE - Jeremy Renner poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK Fan Screening of the film “Hawkeye,” in London, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Renner is being treated for serious injuries that happened while he was plowing snow. The actor’s representative said Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, that Renner is in critical condition although he is stable. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

Sheriff: No foul play in ‘Avengers’ star snow tractor injury

‘He was being a great neighbor and he was plowing those roads for his neighbors’

FILE - Jeremy Renner poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK Fan Screening of the film “Hawkeye,” in London, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Renner is being treated for serious injuries that happened while he was plowing snow. The actor’s representative said Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, that Renner is in critical condition although he is stable. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, who are playing the title roles in Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet,” place flowers on the “Tomba di Giulietta”, or the Tomb of Juliet, in Verona, northern Italy, on Oct. 22, 1968. The two stars of 1968’s “Romeo and Juliet” sued Paramount Pictures for more than $500 million on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, over a nude scene in the film shot when they were teens. (AP Photo/File)

VIDEO: ‘Romeo & Juliet’ stars sue over 1968 film’s teen nude scene

Now in their 70s, Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting were 15 and 16 at the time of the shoot

FILE - Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, who are playing the title roles in Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet,” place flowers on the “Tomba di Giulietta”, or the Tomb of Juliet, in Verona, northern Italy, on Oct. 22, 1968. The two stars of 1968’s “Romeo and Juliet” sued Paramount Pictures for more than $500 million on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, over a nude scene in the film shot when they were teens. (AP Photo/File)
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