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Will Smith, right, hits presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris Pizzello

‘I was out of line and I was wrong’: Will Smith apologizes for Chris Rock slap

The fallout from Smith’s actions during Sunday’s ceremony continued Monday

Will Smith, right, hits presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris Pizzello
Hardwell comes to Abbotsford on Sept. 23. (Tradex photo)

DJ Hardwell coming to Abbotsford in September

World renowned DJ, record producer and remixer performing at Tradex

Hardwell comes to Abbotsford on Sept. 23. (Tradex photo)
The Valley Concert Society presents Young Beethoven on April 8 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Submitted)

Valley Concert Society celebrating Beethoven in Abbotsford

Young Beethoven concert occurring on April 8 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

The Valley Concert Society presents Young Beethoven on April 8 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Submitted)
Will Smith, right, hits presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Comedians react with horror at Will Smith’s Oscar slap

Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars provoked intense opinions online,…

Will Smith, right, hits presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Folks take in Ted Driediger’s solo exhibition Drawn to Clay at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Artists wanted for 2023/2024 exhibitions at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Priority given to artists who have not yet exhibited, says Chilliwack Visual Artists Association

Folks take in Ted Driediger’s solo exhibition Drawn to Clay at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Young Beethoven is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on April 10. (Submitted)

Chilliwack concert to celebrate 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth

Young Beethoven is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Mar 25, 2022
Young Beethoven is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on April 10. (Submitted)
Eshan Sobti of Mission wowed the American Idol judges and earned a golden ticket to the next round. /  Facebook photo

Mission singer earns American Idol golden ticket

Eshan Sobti qualifies for next round of the popular singing competition

Eshan Sobti of Mission wowed the American Idol judges and earned a golden ticket to the next round. /  Facebook photo
Elder Jiixa (Gladys Vandal) and Julia Weder formed the rap group Siijuu Jaadas, meaning cool ladies in Haida, just over a year ago. (Supplied photo: Julia Weder)
Elder Jiixa (Gladys Vandal) and Julia Weder formed the rap group Siijuu Jaadas, meaning cool ladies in Haida, just over a year ago. (Supplied photo: Julia Weder)
Clown performers in Cirque Du Soleil's new-look "Alegria" show, performed in a Big Top at Vancouver's Concord Pacific Place (at False Creek), from March 25 to June 5. (Submitted photo)

‘Joy’ for Cirque du Soleil in Vancouver as company stages first show in Canada post-COVID

New-look ‘Alegria’ opens Friday inside 2,600-seat Big Top at Concord Pacific Place

Clown performers in Cirque Du Soleil's new-look "Alegria" show, performed in a Big Top at Vancouver's Concord Pacific Place (at False Creek), from March 25 to June 5. (Submitted photo)
Farren Timoteo in Made in Italy, 2022: set design by Cory Sincennes; costume design by Cindy Wiebe; lighting design by Conor Moore; photo by Moonrider Productions

Quick-change artist Timoteo hits the ’70s with hilarious ‘Made In Italy,’ his one-man musical

Arts Club show in Vancouver offers laughs about family, food, music and the life of Italian immigrants

Farren Timoteo in Made in Italy, 2022: set design by Cory Sincennes; costume design by Cindy Wiebe; lighting design by Conor Moore; photo by Moonrider Productions
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*