Arts and Entertainment

Holly McKeen (left) and Patricia Peters, along with George Rychter (not pictured) have come together for Convergence 2022 at the art gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Trio of artists from Chilliwack and Hope come together for Convergence 2022 exhibition

Work by Holly McKeen, Patricia Peters and George Rychter on display at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

 

Tyler Scott Hoover, a professional Spider-Man cosplayer and model, is pictured in the classic costume of the Marvel comic superhero. In August 2022, as the iconic character marks 60 years in the vast, imaginative world of comic books, movies and merchandise, fans like Hoover reflect on Spider-Man’s appeal across race, gender and nationality. (Tyler Scott Hoover via AP)

As Spider-Man turns 60, fans reflect on diverse appeal

‘We should always be open to the possibilities’

 

Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith appeared on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Aug. 8 as a musical guest, and played her latest single Narcissist, which dropped midnight July 29. (Photo credit Todd Owyoung/NBC)

B.C. teen singer performs new single on ‘The Tonight Show’

Lauren Spencer-Smith was the musical guest Monday, Aug. 8, on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show

 

The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has a bunch of art classes for the fall of 2022. (Chilliwack Cultural Centre)

Costume creating, Stó:lō drum making, painting pet portraits part of fall art classes in Chilliwack

Heaps of kids’ art classes are also coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre this fall

The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has a bunch of art classes for the fall of 2022. (Chilliwack Cultural Centre)
Jean-Louis (‘JL’) Bleau has been hired as the new executive director of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre hires new executive director after more than 1 year without one

Jean-Louis Bleau of Calgary will take on the position which was left vacant in June 2021

Jean-Louis (‘JL’) Bleau has been hired as the new executive director of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
Tymisha Harris as Josephine in the upcoming show. (Eleonora Briscoe)

Bria Skonberg, Johnny Cash musical, kids’ shows all part of Chilliwack Cultural Centre fall lineup

Energetic dance performances, enthralling theatre shows, diverse collection of music shows

Tymisha Harris as Josephine in the upcoming show. (Eleonora Briscoe)
Moontock of Surrey is the recipient of the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote in the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards.

Winners of 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards announced in 16 categories

Musicians honoured from across Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Moontock of Surrey is the recipient of the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote in the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards.
Movie crews and cast members transformed Black Forest Cafe into PArty Marty’s as filming for “Buddy Games 2” took place throughout Harrison Hot Springs this week. The movie used a variety of locations throughout town. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: ‘Buddy Games 2’ films in Harrison Hot Springs

The comedy sequel is directed by, stars Josh Duhamel

Movie crews and cast members transformed Black Forest Cafe into PArty Marty’s as filming for “Buddy Games 2” took place throughout Harrison Hot Springs this week. The movie used a variety of locations throughout town. (Adam Louis/Observer)
An enthusiastic crowd is reflected in the mirrored glasses of Kizaba, a Congolese artist playing the Harrison Festival of the Arts on its final weekend. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: Harrison Festival’s homecoming ends on a high note

The 43rd annual Festival of the Arts drew hundreds to Harrison

An enthusiastic crowd is reflected in the mirrored glasses of Kizaba, a Congolese artist playing the Harrison Festival of the Arts on its final weekend. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Fraser Valley Music Awards will be presented July 21 in Abbotsford. (Claudia Wyler Photography file photo)

36 nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

Winners named July 21 during outdoor concert series in Abbotsford

The Fraser Valley Music Awards will be presented July 21 in Abbotsford. (Claudia Wyler Photography file photo)
A drummer from Uzume Taiko plays a taiko drum during the opening concert of the first full day of the 43rd annual Harrison Festival of the Arts on Saturday, July 9. (Adam Louis/Observer) [July 9, 2022]

PHOTOS: After two years, Harrison Festival of the Arts returns to Harrison Lake beachfront

Hundreds of festival-goers welcomed the iconic Harrison Festival back with open arms

A drummer from Uzume Taiko plays a taiko drum during the opening concert of the first full day of the 43rd annual Harrison Festival of the Arts on Saturday, July 9. (Adam Louis/Observer) [July 9, 2022]
Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography

Among the stars

Painting, producing and performing all part of Constellation Festival co-organizer’s artist pursuits

  • Jun 24, 2022
Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography
Beólach performed a number of traditional Maritime tunes with Celtic flavour on Holberg Farm on Thursday, June 16. The Thursday concert was the first of three in a mini-series spanning part Father’s Day weekend. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: Beólach kicks off Concerts in the Country in Agsasiz

Agassiz-Harrison concert-goers were treated to a taste of the Maritimes on Thursday…

Beólach performed a number of traditional Maritime tunes with Celtic flavour on Holberg Farm on Thursday, June 16. The Thursday concert was the first of three in a mini-series spanning part Father’s Day weekend. (Adam Louis/Observer)
“Big Sky River” filming transformed the Aberdeen building into the Parable County Sheriff’s office for a brief moment on Monday, June 13. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: ‘Big Sky River’ filming flows through Agassiz

Movie takes place in Montana, shot on Pioneer Avenue

“Big Sky River” filming transformed the Aberdeen building into the Parable County Sheriff’s office for a brief moment on Monday, June 13. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Ryan Langevin will pay tribute to both Elton John and Billy Joel with show The Rocket Man and The Piano Man on June 18 in Chilliwack. (Moon Coin Productions)

Artist playing tribute to both Elton John and Billy Joel is coming to Chilliwack

‘The Rocket Man and The Piano Man’ with Ryan Langevin coming to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Ryan Langevin will pay tribute to both Elton John and Billy Joel with show The Rocket Man and The Piano Man on June 18 in Chilliwack. (Moon Coin Productions)
Canadian comedian Ron James is touring B.C., including Chilliwack on June 17. Photo courtesy Shantero Productions

Ron James returns to Chilliwack, 7 months after show cancelled due to flooding

Legendary Canadian comedian back on tour with new memoir that’s comedic map of country

Canadian comedian Ron James is touring B.C., including Chilliwack on June 17. Photo courtesy Shantero Productions
Gerald Charlie and the Black Owl Blues is just one of several Indigenous groups that will play this Sunday in Boston Bar. (Hope Standard file photo)

Indigenous-focused concert in Boston Bar designed to lift spirits after Lytton fire

We Are Still Here being held this Sunday at Tuckkwiohum Village and available online

Gerald Charlie and the Black Owl Blues is just one of several Indigenous groups that will play this Sunday in Boston Bar. (Hope Standard file photo)
A Pacific tree frog takes shelter from the hot sun in a sliding glass door frame on May 10, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press file)

UFV Wildlife Protection Club looking for art to auction off at fundraiser

Funds raised through art sale will benefit the Fraser Valley Conservancy

A Pacific tree frog takes shelter from the hot sun in a sliding glass door frame on May 10, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press file)
Film crews set up for another shot while filming last year. (File Photo)

TV Movie ‘The Road Ahead’ wraps in Harrison

The Hallmark production will continue filming elsewhere

Film crews set up for another shot while filming last year. (File Photo)
The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival site at Vanier Park in Vancouver. (Photo: Maxine Bulloch/bardonthebeach.org)

Bard on the Beach returns with ‘laughter and magic’ of popular Shakespeare comedy this summer

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is the lone production on the festival’s BMO Mainstage

The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival site at Vanier Park in Vancouver. (Photo: Maxine Bulloch/bardonthebeach.org)