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Canadian Guitar Quartet performed at Riverside Christian Reformed Church in Agassiz on March 21. (Contributed Photo/Canadian Guitar Quartet)

CVCCS concerts to return April 30

Chor Lioni Men’s Choir is coming at the end of next month

Canadian Guitar Quartet performed at Riverside Christian Reformed Church in Agassiz on March 21. (Contributed Photo/Canadian Guitar Quartet)
Arcade Fire performs at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. The Montreal rock band Arcade Fire is set to perform at the Juno Awards in May. It will be the group’s first time back on the Juno stage since its performance at the 2018 awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Arcade Fire to perform at Juno Awards in May

This year marks the first in-person presentation of the awards show since 2019

Arcade Fire performs at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. The Montreal rock band Arcade Fire is set to perform at the Juno Awards in May. It will be the group’s first time back on the Juno stage since its performance at the 2018 awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Cameron Whitcomb passes his American Idol audition in Austin, Tex., to advance to the show’s Hollywood Week. (Photo courtesy ABC/Eric McCandless)

B.C. singer passes audition, gets ‘American Idol’ golden ticket

Cameron Whitcomb, 19, impresses celebrity judges with Waylon Jennings song

Cameron Whitcomb passes his American Idol audition in Austin, Tex., to advance to the show’s Hollywood Week. (Photo courtesy ABC/Eric McCandless)
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the films nominated for an Oscar for best picture, top row from left, "Belfast," "CODA," Don't Look Up," Drive My Car," Dune," bottom row from left, "King Richard," Licorice Pizza," "Nightmare Alley," "The Power of the Dog," and "West Side Story." (Focus Features/Apple TV+, Netflix, Janus Films & Sideshow, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Searchlight Pictures, Netflix, 20th Century Films via AP)

Oscar predictions: Will ‘Power of the Dog’ reign supreme?

Ahead of the 94th Academy Awards this week, Associated Press Film Writers…

This combination of photos shows promotional art for the films nominated for an Oscar for best picture, top row from left, "Belfast," "CODA," Don't Look Up," Drive My Car," Dune," bottom row from left, "King Richard," Licorice Pizza," "Nightmare Alley," "The Power of the Dog," and "West Side Story." (Focus Features/Apple TV+, Netflix, Janus Films & Sideshow, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Searchlight Pictures, Netflix, 20th Century Films via AP)
Members of the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra rehearse on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Mozart to The Mandalorian: Chilliwack orchestra’s spring concert shares music about heroes, villains

Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra will be playing music from operas, musicals and movies

Members of the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra rehearse on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
University of the Fraser Valley Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Pericles, opening on March 24 at the Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)

UFV theatre in Abbotsford presents Pericles by Shakespeare

Production opens Thursday, March 24 for 6 in-person shows and 2 Zoom performances

University of the Fraser Valley Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Pericles, opening on March 24 at the Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)
Best of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 26. (Matt Clark)

Action-packed Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival returns to Chilliwack

Best of Vancouver’s jaw-dropping, edge-of-your-seat film festival coming to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Mar 19, 2022
Best of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 26. (Matt Clark)
Violinist Jasper Wood joins the Bergmann Duo on March 25 for ‘Road Movies’ at the Chilliwack Cultrual Centre. (Submitted)

Violin and piano blend together for ‘Road Movies’ concert in Chilliwack

Bergmann Duo returns to Chilliwack Cultural Centre with violinist Jasper Wood

  • Mar 18, 2022
Violinist Jasper Wood joins the Bergmann Duo on March 25 for ‘Road Movies’ at the Chilliwack Cultrual Centre. (Submitted)
Sandra Oh attends the Canadian Disney premiere of “Turning Red” at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Disney, George Pimentel, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Sandra Oh on battling ‘internal racism’ to embrace career success, tell Asian stories

Canadian actress calls “Turning Red” a turning point for Hollywood and for her own career

Sandra Oh attends the Canadian Disney premiere of “Turning Red” at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Disney, George Pimentel, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Singer “Nearly Neil” (Bobby Bruce), left, with guitarist/bandleader Dave Corman on stage. (Photo: nearlyneil.com)

‘Devastating’: Nearly Neil guitarist forced to retire due to disease-triggered hearing loss

‘I have done nothing but music for my entire adult life,’ Dave Corman tells fans

Singer “Nearly Neil” (Bobby Bruce), left, with guitarist/bandleader Dave Corman on stage. (Photo: nearlyneil.com)
Lumberjack teams compete in a log-sawing competition at the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair in 2014. The Cloverdale Rodeo Association has just cancelled the 2022 Country Fair, despite getting City of Surrey permit approval March 7 for the event that was to be held on May long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cloverdale Country Fair cancelled

Permit for fair approved by City of Surrey just last week

Lumberjack teams compete in a log-sawing competition at the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair in 2014. The Cloverdale Rodeo Association has just cancelled the 2022 Country Fair, despite getting City of Surrey permit approval March 7 for the event that was to be held on May long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bob Friesen Photos

Musical telethon raises over $1M for flood, fire victims

Hell or High Water event featured live performance in Mission as part of 12-hour fundraiser

Bob Friesen Photos
Canadian Guitar Quartet is coming to Riverside Christian Reformed Church in Agassiz on March 21. (Contributed Photo/Canadian Guitar Quartet)

Canadian Guitar Quartet heading to Agassiz as part of west coast tour

March 21 marks Cheam Vista Classical Concert Society’s second concert this season

Canadian Guitar Quartet is coming to Riverside Christian Reformed Church in Agassiz on March 21. (Contributed Photo/Canadian Guitar Quartet)
Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.

Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker headline summer’s Rockin River Fest in flood-hit Merritt

‘Now more than ever, we need things to be excited about,’ city’s mayor says

Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.
The Pixar film “Luca” on Disney+ was the most watched movie of 2021 according to Nielsen. This image released by Disney shows characters Alberto, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer, left, and Luca, voiced by Jacob Tremblay in a scene from the animated film. (Disney via AP)

Digital entertainment ballooned in 2021: MPA report

In 2021, digital accounted for 72% of the combined theatrical and home entertainment market

The Pixar film “Luca” on Disney+ was the most watched movie of 2021 according to Nielsen. This image released by Disney shows characters Alberto, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer, left, and Luca, voiced by Jacob Tremblay in a scene from the animated film. (Disney via AP)
Dolly Parton arrives at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Dolly Parton to Rock Hall of Fame: Thanks but no thanks

Parton says nomination inspired her to put out a rock ‘n’ roll album at some point in the future

Dolly Parton arrives at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
Nanaimo’s Kenna Deo chats with ‘Wall of Chefs’ host Noah Cappe while competing on the Food Network Canada culinary competition TV show. (Photo courtesy Katia Taylor/Food Network Canada)
Nanaimo’s Kenna Deo chats with ‘Wall of Chefs’ host Noah Cappe while competing on the Food Network Canada culinary competition TV show. (Photo courtesy Katia Taylor/Food Network Canada)
Musashi Baillie, plays a younger Brian McKeever, who is a Canadian Paralympian cross-country skier. (Screenshot/Special to The News)

B.C. boy gets his big acting break with Super Bowl ad

‘It felt weird being on T.V. but I was excited,’ said the Grade 6 student

  • Mar 12, 2022
Musashi Baillie, plays a younger Brian McKeever, who is a Canadian Paralympian cross-country skier. (Screenshot/Special to The News)
Director Shawn Levy on left, and actor Ryan Reynolds are shown on the set of “The Adam Project” in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Netflix Doane Gregory
Director Shawn Levy on left, and actor Ryan Reynolds are shown on the set of “The Adam Project” in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Netflix Doane Gregory
Harrison Hot Springs country singer Todd Richard confirmed he has submitted a video concert for the Hell or High Water online fundraiser on Sunday, March 13. (File Photo)

Harrison country artist Todd Richard confirms Hell or High Water performance broadcasting Sunday

Richard has recovered from COVID pneumonia and provided video concert for flood, fire fundraiser

Harrison Hot Springs country singer Todd Richard confirmed he has submitted a video concert for the Hell or High Water online fundraiser on Sunday, March 13. (File Photo)