Arts and Entertainment

Canadian music icon Valdy visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Canadian music legend Valdy, still going strong at age 75

Podcast: Talk includes dealing with the pandemic, Winnipeg’s amazing music scene

 

Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)

‘Aquaman’s’ Jason Momoa resurfacing in Canada for sequel

Jason Momoa was last seen in Canada filming ‘See,’ which was shot in Harrison Mills

 

Jenny Atkinson, Amber Lochead and Sam Mellemstrand perform in ‘Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits’, a Bard to Broadway production at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Don Emerson photo)

REVIEW: A wickedly funny B2B revue in Qualicum Beach

‘Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits’ a true delight

Jenny Atkinson, Amber Lochead and Sam Mellemstrand perform in ‘Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits’, a Bard to Broadway production at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Don Emerson photo)
Maggie Bugg, Alyssa Burger and Sherri Wade perform in ‘Crimes of the Heart’, a Bard to Broadway production at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Don Emerson photo)

REVIEW: B2B’s ‘Crimes of the Heart’ beautiful and moving

‘Mesmerizing performances’ highlight show in Qualicum Beach

Maggie Bugg, Alyssa Burger and Sherri Wade perform in ‘Crimes of the Heart’, a Bard to Broadway production at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Don Emerson photo)
The Oceanside Folk/Roots Club reopens on July 2, 2021, with a performance titled ‘What We Did On Our Vacation. From left: Mick Sherlock, Peter Paul Van Camp and Mark Wonneck. (Facebook photo)
The Oceanside Folk/Roots Club reopens on July 2, 2021, with a performance titled ‘What We Did On Our Vacation. From left: Mick Sherlock, Peter Paul Van Camp and Mark Wonneck. (Facebook photo)
A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. The website for a Broadway theatre showing "Springsteen on Broadway" said it would only allow guests "fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine" — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

No Springsteen for you: AstraZeneca not good enough to qualify for Broadway ticket

Victoria area mayor among those unable to attend New York entertainment due to COVID-19 restriction

A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. The website for a Broadway theatre showing "Springsteen on Broadway" said it would only allow guests "fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine" — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd in Qualicum Beach, has reopened its doors for general viewing again, with two artists on exhibit until June 26, 2021. (PQN News file photo)

The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach once again open to the public

COVID-19 protocols in place, two artists have work on display until June 26 in ‘Moments of Silence’

The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd in Qualicum Beach, has reopened its doors for general viewing again, with two artists on exhibit until June 26, 2021. (PQN News file photo)
The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell

Juno Awards ring in 50th anniversary; Justin Bieber, the Weeknd lead nominations

Both performers are also among the stacked list of popular artists nominated for fan choice award

The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell
Cast and crew of ‘All Rights Reserved’ on Friday, May 21, 2021, during a dress rehearsal at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. From left, back row: Jack Duce, Rowan O’Callaghan, Sabrina Blaase, George Perkins and Ben Rosnau. From left, front row: Lyra Sales, Allaina Moore, Max Hannah, Dekaiah Haupt and Noah Rosnau. ‘All Rights Reserved’ will be available for online viewing June 5 and June 6. (Ashlee Sales photo)

ECHO Players Youth Theatre to present 2 online performances in June

One act comedies ‘The Neighbour’ and ‘All Rights Reserved’ to show June 5 and June 6

Cast and crew of ‘All Rights Reserved’ on Friday, May 21, 2021, during a dress rehearsal at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. From left, back row: Jack Duce, Rowan O’Callaghan, Sabrina Blaase, George Perkins and Ben Rosnau. From left, front row: Lyra Sales, Allaina Moore, Max Hannah, Dekaiah Haupt and Noah Rosnau. ‘All Rights Reserved’ will be available for online viewing June 5 and June 6. (Ashlee Sales photo)
The music video for “Green and Blue” featured a Willington Care Centre in Burnaby as well as some of the volunteers and employees. (Screenshot/Todd Richard)

‘Green and Blue’: B.C. country musician releases tribute song for front-line workers

Richard’s new single has been viewed more than 3,000 times on his YouTube channel

The music video for “Green and Blue” featured a Willington Care Centre in Burnaby as well as some of the volunteers and employees. (Screenshot/Todd Richard)
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo

When the world needs more beauty

Artist Vedrana Ascroft curates her Aquamaris Art Gallery

  • Apr 2, 2021
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo
An artist’s rendition from 2018 of the outdoor performance theatre, slated for construction at the Parksville Community Park. (Photo courtesy of parksvilleoutdoortheatre.ca)
An artist’s rendition from 2018 of the outdoor performance theatre, slated for construction at the Parksville Community Park. (Photo courtesy of parksvilleoutdoortheatre.ca)
Cowichan Valley author Allan W. Waddy has released his second novel, ‘Guilty Knowledge’. (Submitted)

Insight into Vancouver Island true crime offered in ‘Guilty Knowledge’

Book signing events for private investigator Allan Waddy’s new book to be held later this month

Cowichan Valley author Allan W. Waddy has released his second novel, ‘Guilty Knowledge’. (Submitted)
Screenshot of Amazon Prime’s “The Mystery Mountain Project”

Mystery Mountain Hop: Documentary recounts quest for largest peak on the B.C. coast

Film available on Amazon Prime explores expedition of Don and Phyllis Munday to Mount Waddington

Screenshot of Amazon Prime’s “The Mystery Mountain Project”
Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos poses in this undated handout photo. Netflix plans to open an office in Canada in what the streaming giant calls “a big first step” toward content creation in this country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Netflix *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Netflix plans to open an office in Canada and grow its relationship with its creators

Netflix has 21 offices around the world, including Amsterdam and Rome

Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos poses in this undated handout photo. Netflix plans to open an office in Canada in what the streaming giant calls “a big first step” toward content creation in this country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Netflix *MANDATORY CREDIT*
FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Mary Wilson, a former member of The Supremes, is escorted after singing the national anthem before a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. Wilson died in Las Vegas, publicist Jay Schwartz told KABC-TV. When she died and other details weren’t immediately clear. She was 76. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Mary Wilson of the Supremes dead at 76

Artist posted YouTube video announcing work on new music just days before her death

FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Mary Wilson, a former member of The Supremes, is escorted after singing the national anthem before a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. Wilson died in Las Vegas, publicist Jay Schwartz told KABC-TV. When she died and other details weren’t immediately clear. She was 76. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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Canadian star Dan Levy hosts Saturday Night Live’

Levy has been riding an incredible wave of success

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Actor Christopher Plummer seen at the press conference for “The Forger” during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 12, 2014, in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Celebrities pay tribute to late Canadian actor Christopher Plummer

‘The world has lost a consummate actor today and I have lost a cherished friend’

Actor Christopher Plummer seen at the press conference for “The Forger” during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 12, 2014, in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
A video of Morgan Wallen showed him outside a home in Nashville, Tennessee yelling profanities. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)

Country singer Morgan Wallen pulled from B.C. radio stations following use of racial slur

Metro Vancouver’s 93.7 JR Country and Country 107.1 are just some of the stations involved in the North American boycott

A video of Morgan Wallen showed him outside a home in Nashville, Tennessee yelling profanities. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)