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Derek Edwards is excited to be performing out west again. Submitted photo

UPDATE: New date announced for comedian Derek Edwards’ show in Chilliwack

Show ‘In Praise of the Ostrich’ has been rescheduled for September 2022

Derek Edwards is excited to be performing out west again. Submitted photo
Ragmop Theatre is a collaboration between clown and movement artist Nayana Fielkov, and circus artist Matthew 'Poki' McCorkle. (Ragmop Theatre)

Visual artists bring clowning, physical comedy to Chilliwack stage with Hotel Vortruba

‘Hotel Vortruba has elements of both visual splendour and playfulness,’ says performer

Ragmop Theatre is a collaboration between clown and movement artist Nayana Fielkov, and circus artist Matthew 'Poki' McCorkle. (Ragmop Theatre)
Tanya Zilinski’s intricate beadwork is inspired by Coast Salish weavings in addition to her own experience learning beadwork under the tutelage of Mary Sanoval, a Chawathil First Nation Elder. (Contributed Photo/Ed Stenson)

Hope-born First Nations artist displays beadwork at Ranger Station Art Gallery

Tanya Zilinski’s work is inspired by Coast Salish weavings

Tanya Zilinski’s intricate beadwork is inspired by Coast Salish weavings in addition to her own experience learning beadwork under the tutelage of Mary Sanoval, a Chawathil First Nation Elder. (Contributed Photo/Ed Stenson)
Jessie Holmes takes a break from cooking his dogs a meal to nuzzle with two wheel dogs at the Ophir checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. A pack of sled dogs belonging to Holmes, Iditarod veteran and reality TV star killed a family pet in Alaska, officials said. Authorities in Wasilla are investigating a March 30, 2022 incident involving dogs owned by musher Holmes, who finished third in year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and stars in “Life Below Zero: Alaska” on the National Geographic channel. (Zachariah Hughes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
Jessie Holmes takes a break from cooking his dogs a meal to nuzzle with two wheel dogs at the Ophir checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. A pack of sled dogs belonging to Holmes, Iditarod veteran and reality TV star killed a family pet in Alaska, officials said. Authorities in Wasilla are investigating a March 30, 2022 incident involving dogs owned by musher Holmes, who finished third in year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and stars in “Life Below Zero: Alaska” on the National Geographic channel. (Zachariah Hughes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
Canadian band Our Lady Peace will tour to B.C. cities this spring. (Submitted photo)

Holograms help power Our Lady Peace tour that includes Vancouver concert this spring

Alt-rock band touts ‘intersection of music and technology’ in partnership with ARHT Media

Canadian band Our Lady Peace will tour to B.C. cities this spring. (Submitted photo)
Works by Karen Ireland (left), Jeannette Bittman (right) and Mary-Lee Merz (not pictured) are on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre until May 14. (Submitted)

3 female artists come together for ‘Figuration and Abstraction’ at Chilliwack art gallery

Artwork by Jeannette Bittman, Karen Ireland, Mary-Lee Merz on display at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Works by Karen Ireland (left), Jeannette Bittman (right) and Mary-Lee Merz (not pictured) are on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre until May 14. (Submitted)
Janet Carroll (left) plays Chris and Christine Newsome is Jessie in the Chilliwack Players Guild’s production of Calendar Girls at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre April 21 to 30. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Players Guild ready to unveil Calendar Girls production after 2-year delay

Play is celebration of women ‘being beautiful at all phases of their lives,’ says director

Janet Carroll (left) plays Chris and Christine Newsome is Jessie in the Chilliwack Players Guild’s production of Calendar Girls at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre April 21 to 30. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Tiger Woods tips his cap on the 18th green during the final round at the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

TV networks the big winner as Tiger Woods returns to play at the Masters

Final-round CBS coverage on Sunday averaged 10.17 million viewers

Tiger Woods tips his cap on the 18th green during the final round at the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2.’ (Paramount Pictures via AP)

‘Sonic 2’ steals weekend box office, but ‘Ambulance’ stalls

Movie speeds to top of charts, earns $71M in its opening weekend

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2.’ (Paramount Pictures via AP)
Rock band Dear Rouge performs at Surrey’s Party for the Planet festival in 2014, in celebration of Earth Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s new ARC program aims to give musicians the tools to build sustainable careers

Applications from B.C.-based musicians now welcomed, with 15 to be picked for program’s first round

Rock band Dear Rouge performs at Surrey’s Party for the Planet festival in 2014, in celebration of Earth Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Ukraine Benefit Concert is May 6 at Greendale Acres. (Ukraine Benefit Concert)

Fraser Valley musicians take the stage next month for Ukraine Benefit Concert

Outdoor concert in support of Hungry For Life International’s war relief efforts in Ukraine

The Ukraine Benefit Concert is May 6 at Greendale Acres. (Ukraine Benefit Concert)
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band are coming to Abbotsford later this year.

Ringo Starr making Abbotsford debut later this year

Former drummer for The Beatles performing at Abbotsford Centre in October

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band are coming to Abbotsford later this year.
An actor believed to be Ryan Reynolds is dressed as Deadpool on a movie set in downtown Vancouver, B.C. Monday, April 13, 2015. What constitutes a Canadian film, TV program or “content” is at the heart of new legislation before Parliament that would require streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ to feature a certain amount of Canadian content, similar to the obligations long placed on traditional broadcasters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

What’s Canadian? Regulator will define what qualifies as a Canadian film

Some of the highest-profile movies featuring and made by Canadians have not officially counted

An actor believed to be Ryan Reynolds is dressed as Deadpool on a movie set in downtown Vancouver, B.C. Monday, April 13, 2015. What constitutes a Canadian film, TV program or “content” is at the heart of new legislation before Parliament that would require streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ to feature a certain amount of Canadian content, similar to the obligations long placed on traditional broadcasters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Will Smith arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Will Smith slapped with 10-year ban from the Oscars

The ban comes in response to Smith’s on-stage slap of Chris Rock

Will Smith arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
FILE - David Gilmour performs in the ancient roman amphitheater of the Pompeii archeological site, Italy, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Pink Floyd is releasing its first new music in almost three decades to raise money for the people of Ukraine, the band announced Thursday, April 7, 2022. “Hey Hey Rise Up” features Pink Floyd members David Gilmour and Nick Mason, with vocals from Ukrainian singer Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the band BoomBox. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

Pink Floyd members reunite to record song for Ukraine

‘“Hey Hey Rise Up’ the band’s first new music since 1994

FILE - David Gilmour performs in the ancient roman amphitheater of the Pompeii archeological site, Italy, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Pink Floyd is releasing its first new music in almost three decades to raise money for the people of Ukraine, the band announced Thursday, April 7, 2022. “Hey Hey Rise Up” features Pink Floyd members David Gilmour and Nick Mason, with vocals from Ukrainian singer Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the band BoomBox. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
Conductor Boris Brott in a photo posted by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra ahead of its “A Tribute to Ukraine” benefit concert, April 20 at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre.

VSO’s ‘A Tribute to Ukraine’ benefit concert now pays tribute to conductor killed on a Hamilton street

Boris Brott died Tuesday in Ontario city, two weeks before April 20 concert in Vancouver

Conductor Boris Brott in a photo posted by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra ahead of its “A Tribute to Ukraine” benefit concert, April 20 at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre.
Former teen idols from the ’50s and ’60s Frankie Avalon, left, Fabian, centre, and Bobby Rydell, right, show off their foot prints in plaster casts Friday, July 3, 1998, on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. Rydell, a pompadoured heartthrob of early rock ‘n roll who was a star of radio, television and the movie musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” died Tuesday, April 5, 2022. He was 79. Along with James Darren, Fabian and Frankie Avalon, Rydell was among a wave of wholesome teen idols who emerged after Elvis Presley and before the rise of the Beatles. (AP Photo/B. Vartan Boyajian, File)

Bobby Rydell, 1960s teen idol and ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ star, dies at age 79

Between 1959 and 1964, he had nearly three-dozen Top 40 singles

Former teen idols from the ’50s and ’60s Frankie Avalon, left, Fabian, centre, and Bobby Rydell, right, show off their foot prints in plaster casts Friday, July 3, 1998, on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. Rydell, a pompadoured heartthrob of early rock ‘n roll who was a star of radio, television and the movie musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” died Tuesday, April 5, 2022. He was 79. Along with James Darren, Fabian and Frankie Avalon, Rydell was among a wave of wholesome teen idols who emerged after Elvis Presley and before the rise of the Beatles. (AP Photo/B. Vartan Boyajian, File)
Aaron Pritchett will play the Summerfest Country Music Festival in Abbotsford on June 11, as part of this year’s West Coast Women’s Show. (Photo Courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Aaron Pritchett hits main stage at new Abbotsford country music festival, women’s show

West Coast Women’s Show in Abbotsford hitches wagon to three-day country music festival

Aaron Pritchett will play the Summerfest Country Music Festival in Abbotsford on June 11, as part of this year’s West Coast Women’s Show. (Photo Courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
Helen Mobach of Abbotsford has translated from Dutch into English the story of her husband’s family during the Second World War. (Submitted photo)
Helen Mobach of Abbotsford has translated from Dutch into English the story of her husband’s family during the Second World War. (Submitted photo)
Jon Batiste accepts the award for album of the year for “We Are” at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Jon Batiste tops Grammy Awards, winning 5 trophies

RB supergroup Silk Sonic takes home four awards

Jon Batiste accepts the award for album of the year for “We Are” at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)