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Image: E.J. Hughes, “Houses, Qualicum Beach”, 18 x 24, Watercolour, 2000. (Courtesy of Madrona Gallery)

At The Galleries: Summer brings out West Coast landscape in Greater Victoria

Featured artists for July spotlight sun, surf, animals and place

Image: E.J. Hughes, “Houses, Qualicum Beach”, 18 x 24, Watercolour, 2000. (Courtesy of Madrona Gallery)
An acrylic and collage piece entitled Lucy, years later, by illustrator Marcia Semenoff. The Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Other Favourite Songs exhibit runs July 6 to 25 at the Tillicum Centre. (Courtesy of Marcia Semenoff)

Artists showcasing work in Tillicum Centre storefront in Saanich

Island Illustrators Society members’ art for July 6 to 25 show inspired by music

An acrylic and collage piece entitled Lucy, years later, by illustrator Marcia Semenoff. The Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Other Favourite Songs exhibit runs July 6 to 25 at the Tillicum Centre. (Courtesy of Marcia Semenoff)
Elizabeth Laugharne, 98, plans to be on hand July 9 to discuss and sign copies of her newly-published book, Messages in Glass. (Courtesy Churchmouse Books)

Used book shop reopens in Oak Bay church, takes a crack at glass history

98-year-old author writes of church’s storied panes, some nearly as old as herself

Elizabeth Laugharne, 98, plans to be on hand July 9 to discuss and sign copies of her newly-published book, Messages in Glass. (Courtesy Churchmouse Books)
Herm Williams Park is one of several locations for Colwood Music in the Park, a series of live concerts that run on Friday evenings throughout July and August. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood parks alive with music Friday nights

Colwood Music in the Park series runs until Aug. 27

Herm Williams Park is one of several locations for Colwood Music in the Park, a series of live concerts that run on Friday evenings throughout July and August. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)
Writers gather June 30 at the 5th Street Bar and Grill in Victoria to launch Shifting Landscapes: Wandering Words, Vol. II. (Photo by Laura Foubister)

Greater Victoria writers come together while working apart

15 local authors launch Shifting Landscapes: Wandering Words, Vol. II

Writers gather June 30 at the 5th Street Bar and Grill in Victoria to launch Shifting Landscapes: Wandering Words, Vol. II. (Photo by Laura Foubister)
A two-week outdoor music festival will run in the grounds of St. Ann’s Academy this summer, with performances from the Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera Victoria and others. (Photo courtesy Victoria Symphony/Pacific Opera Victoria)

Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera announce outdoor festival of music

Two-week festival will include paid performances and free pop-up events

A two-week outdoor music festival will run in the grounds of St. Ann’s Academy this summer, with performances from the Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera Victoria and others. (Photo courtesy Victoria Symphony/Pacific Opera Victoria)
The popular Music in the Park series, which kicks off this Sunday (July 11), is one of several live music events taking place at various locations in Langford throughout the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Hot tunes on tap at various sites this summer in Langford

Music in the Park, weeknight show and shines, bands in bike park all open to public

The popular Music in the Park series, which kicks off this Sunday (July 11), is one of several live music events taking place at various locations in Langford throughout the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)
A free concert happening July 9 next to the south campus of Lansdowne Middle School will feature Indigenous poet Tanisha Nuttall, jazzist David Santana and vocalist Myriam Parent. (Photo courtesy of Friends of Bowker Creek)

Free Friday concert: Saanich school hosts Bowker Creek friends event

Summer concert series starting July 9 serves as fundraiser, educational opportunity

A free concert happening July 9 next to the south campus of Lansdowne Middle School will feature Indigenous poet Tanisha Nuttall, jazzist David Santana and vocalist Myriam Parent. (Photo courtesy of Friends of Bowker Creek)
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
Huu-ay-aht First Nations Hereditary Chief Derek Peters said he appreciates the care and protection of the nations’ cultural treasures, and that it is time they return home. (PHOTO COURTESY HUU-AY-AHT FIRST NATIONS)

Vancouver Island First Nation plans repatriation of Royal BC Museum treasures

“We are just scratching the surface of reconciliation by bringing some of our treasures home.”

Huu-ay-aht First Nations Hereditary Chief Derek Peters said he appreciates the care and protection of the nations’ cultural treasures, and that it is time they return home. (PHOTO COURTESY HUU-AY-AHT FIRST NATIONS)
Stampede officials announced details of this year’s event as preparations continued on the grounds in Calgary on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary Stampede will require proof of vaccination for music venue

Daily attendance cut in half, chuckwagon races aren’t being held as part of COVID-19 precautions

Stampede officials announced details of this year’s event as preparations continued on the grounds in Calgary on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
This image released by Marvel Studios shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Black Widow.” (Jay Maidment/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)

For Johansson, fans, ‘Black Widow’ is a decade in the making

Star wanted Black Widow standalone film to be unexpected

This image released by Marvel Studios shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Black Widow.” (Jay Maidment/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
Members of the public walk in front of the Palais des Festival prior to the 74th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, July 5, 2021. The Cannes film festival runs from July 6 - July 17, 2021. (AP Photo/ Brynn Anderson)

Cannes reawakens, pins hopes on film festival’s return

For 12 days, COVID-19 will take a back seat to glamour, intrigue and drama onscreen and off

Members of the public walk in front of the Palais des Festival prior to the 74th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, July 5, 2021. The Cannes film festival runs from July 6 - July 17, 2021. (AP Photo/ Brynn Anderson)
The youthful exuberance is not limited to the on-stage performers. 16-year-old Devon Cox has been a wizard behind the scenes, doing the majority of the filming and editing for the upcoming festival. Photo supplied

Plenty new at the 2021 Vancouver Island MusicFest

Black Press to stream 25 hours of music July 9-11

The youthful exuberance is not limited to the on-stage performers. 16-year-old Devon Cox has been a wizard behind the scenes, doing the majority of the filming and editing for the upcoming festival. Photo supplied
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is hosting a celebration of art in July, virtual and in-person exhibitions happening. (Pexels)

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria switches gears with continued absence of Paint-In

July’s Celebration of Art includes virtual, in-person art events, fundraising appeal

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is hosting a celebration of art in July, virtual and in-person exhibitions happening. (Pexels)
Flamenco performers dance and strum during a rehearsal for this summer’s virtual Victoria Flamenco Festival, which will run July 22 to 25. (Photo courtesy of Mark Henning and Isabelle Dunlop)

Ninth annual Victoria Flamenco Festival to run virtually in July

Flamenco fans’ feet tapping in anticipation of four days of dance, music

Flamenco performers dance and strum during a rehearsal for this summer’s virtual Victoria Flamenco Festival, which will run July 22 to 25. (Photo courtesy of Mark Henning and Isabelle Dunlop)
Actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson serves free vegan meals during an event held by Green Party candidate for East Vancouver Bridget Burns to register voters for the federal election, in the downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday October 9, 2019. Actress Pamela Anderson is asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take meat and milk off prison menus to help the planet and the health of federal inmates, and save taxpayers some cash, to boot. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson serves free vegan meals during an event held by Green Party candidate for East Vancouver Bridget Burns to register voters for the federal election, in the downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday October 9, 2019. Actress Pamela Anderson is asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take meat and milk off prison menus to help the planet and the health of federal inmates, and save taxpayers some cash, to boot. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bill Cosby listens to members of his team speak during a news conference outside his home in Elkins Park, Pa., Wednesday, June 30, 2021, after being released from prison. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Withering #MeToo effect feared after Cosby walks out of prison

When Bill Cosby, once ‘America’s Dad’ went to prison nearly 3 years ago, it was a stunning development of the movement

Bill Cosby listens to members of his team speak during a news conference outside his home in Elkins Park, Pa., Wednesday, June 30, 2021, after being released from prison. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
(Canadian Press file)

Diana legacy lingers as fans mark late royal’s 60th birthday

‘Emotional intelligence allowed her to see that bigger picture, but bring it down to individuals’

(Canadian Press file)
A film crew prepares for a shoot downtown on Broad Street this week in Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Victoria buzzing with filming activity so far this year

But South Island film commissioner worries the pandemic-delayed uptick could be short-lived

A film crew prepares for a shoot downtown on Broad Street this week in Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)