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Chrystal Phan’s Camping at the Chapel Gallery.

At The Galleries: Multi-media marks start of 2022 at galleries in Greater Victoria

Chapel showcases bittersweet story of challenges of assimilation into Canadian culture

Jesse Roper is a popular Victoria-based musician whose performances in Greater Victoria were widely attended prior to the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Jesse Roper/Facebook)

COVID shifts perspective for Greater Victoria performing artists

Studio owner/performer wants more clarity; guitarist/songwriter enjoys slower pace

Johnny Vallis worked with the late Ronnie Spector during an 80-show house tour of the Legends of Rock and Roll in 1993. He said her loss on Jan. 12 is significant both for him personally, and for the music industry as a whole. (Photo courtesy of Johnny Vallis)

’Quite something:’ Langford singer reflects on performing with late rock legend Ronnie Spector

Johnny Vallis worked on 80 shows with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, who died Jan. 12

Saanich residents Reb Stevenson (left) and Billy Reid are the duo behind Pancake Manor, a successful children’s YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy of Reb Stevenson)

Saanich couple continue to build YouTube presence with kid’s music channel

Duo behind Pancake Manor releasing their eighth children’s album this week

Saanich residents Reb Stevenson (left) and Billy Reid are the duo behind Pancake Manor, a successful children’s YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy of Reb Stevenson)
Artist Claire Gaulin-Brown holds up one of the pieces in her solo exhibit Hollow Ground, on display at the Esquimalt Community Arts Hub until Jan. 28. (Courtesy of Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)

Esquimalt art exhibit highlights complexity of climate crisis

Paintings explore the fragility of existence, artist Claire Gaulin-Brown says

Artist Claire Gaulin-Brown holds up one of the pieces in her solo exhibit Hollow Ground, on display at the Esquimalt Community Arts Hub until Jan. 28. (Courtesy of Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)
A Speech and Dramatic Arts session at St. Phillips Church, hosted by the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival in March, 2021. (Facebook/Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival)

Registration opens for in-person return of Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

95-year-old festival seeks school ensembles, ethnic acts, spoken word and more

A Speech and Dramatic Arts session at St. Phillips Church, hosted by the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival in March, 2021. (Facebook/Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival)
The Sooke Arts Council’s gallery reopens on Feb. 12 with a new show. (Photo courtesy of Sooke Arts Council)

Sooke Arts Council paints a pretty picture of 2022

After what’s being enthusiastically framed as a successful year, members of the…

The Sooke Arts Council’s gallery reopens on Feb. 12 with a new show. (Photo courtesy of Sooke Arts Council)
Wolf Edwards working on his piece ‘Civilian Death’ with the Tsilumos Ensemble ahead of the Salt New Music Festival and Symposium, being livestreamed Jan. 7 and 8 from the University of Victoria. (Facebook/Salt New Music Festival and Symposium)

UVic-led SALT Music Festival challenges music conventions virtually, Jan. 7 and 8

Online performances premiere works of composers from Greater Victoria and around the world

Wolf Edwards working on his piece ‘Civilian Death’ with the Tsilumos Ensemble ahead of the Salt New Music Festival and Symposium, being livestreamed Jan. 7 and 8 from the University of Victoria. (Facebook/Salt New Music Festival and Symposium)
Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)
Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)
Karen White reads her poetry at Stalag’tat/Goldstream River as part of the Poets Caravan created by Victoria-based Planet Earth Poetry. (Video by Lorraine Scollan)
Karen White reads her poetry at Stalag’tat/Goldstream River as part of the Poets Caravan created by Victoria-based Planet Earth Poetry. (Video by Lorraine Scollan)
Great blue herons are often seen in Greater Victoria near wetlands. (Photo by Robert Fraser)

Saanich photographer captures photos of beautiful birds in a winter landscape

Taking photos and getting close to nature is a way to ease anxiety, he says

Great blue herons are often seen in Greater Victoria near wetlands. (Photo by Robert Fraser)
The Victoria Beer Society’s annual week-long celebration returns next March after a two-year hiatus. (Photo by Sarah Hunsberger)

Victoria Beer Society announces 2022 Beer Week lineup

Annual event showcases over 50 B.C. breweries, tickets on sale online now

The Victoria Beer Society’s annual week-long celebration returns next March after a two-year hiatus. (Photo by Sarah Hunsberger)
A statue of famed Victoria artist Emily Carr, and her pet monkey, adorns the corner of Belleville and Government streets. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay poet pens award-winning words regarding ‘rebel’ Emily Carr

Two poets recognized among 60 entries in Victoria’s Emily Carr 150 Poetry Contest

A statue of famed Victoria artist Emily Carr, and her pet monkey, adorns the corner of Belleville and Government streets. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Greater Victoria entrepreneur turned author, Earl Large, grabs one of the many personal journal books he filled up during his decades in business. His new book, Living Large, contains poems he wrote in the books to start every month. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Large life lessons abound in first-time Victoria author’s new book

Not a self-help book, art book or poetry book, says Earl Large, but it incorporates all three

Greater Victoria entrepreneur turned author, Earl Large, grabs one of the many personal journal books he filled up during his decades in business. His new book, Living Large, contains poems he wrote in the books to start every month. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Glenlyon Norfolk student musicians perform in the virtual Winter Wonderland concert, posted online Dec. 17. (Glenlyon Norfolk School/YouTube)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria students showcase musical skills in virtual concerts

Glenlyon Norfolk School shares winter band, choir, arts performances

Glenlyon Norfolk student musicians perform in the virtual Winter Wonderland concert, posted online Dec. 17. (Glenlyon Norfolk School/YouTube)
The Victoria Philharmonic Choir’s annual Christmas Carol Sing-along returns to St. Mary the Virgin Church on Tuesday, Dec. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Philharmonic Choir Christmas concert returns to Oak Bay

11th annual concert, with a year off for pandemic, features 2 performances Dec. 21

The Victoria Philharmonic Choir’s annual Christmas Carol Sing-along returns to St. Mary the Virgin Church on Tuesday, Dec. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
Charlee Woodruff being held by Jonathan Bennett who plays one of her adoptive fathers in the upcoming Hallmark movie ‘The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls’. (Submitted photo)

Doubling their fun: Vancouver Island twins appear in Hallmark Christmas movie

Qualicum Beach babies now signed with Vancouver talent agency

Charlee Woodruff being held by Jonathan Bennett who plays one of her adoptive fathers in the upcoming Hallmark movie ‘The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls’. (Submitted photo)
Vancouver Island artist Joslyn Williams embraces her Nuu-chah-nulth heritage in her work, which can be seen on her Instagram account, joslyn_williams_art. (courtesy instagram.com/joslyn_williams_art)

Vancouver Island artist connecting to Nuu-chah-nulth heritage in the city

Handful of talented and dedicated people working to keep under-represented aesthetic alive

Vancouver Island artist Joslyn Williams embraces her Nuu-chah-nulth heritage in her work, which can be seen on her Instagram account, joslyn_williams_art. (courtesy instagram.com/joslyn_williams_art)
Lead singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon performs during the 2017 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press file photo)

Imagine Dragons adds April tour date in Victoria

Pop-rock band best known for songs Believer, Thunder and Radioactive

Lead singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon performs during the 2017 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press file photo)
SKAM Theatre Company’s rolling outdoor venue can be brought virtually anywhere there’s space for two cars in Greater Victoria, on order. (Photo courtesy SKAM.ca)

SKAM brings its mobile live theatre to you, for a donation

Dec. 17 to 19 final weekend to book a live performance where you are, two show options available

SKAM Theatre Company’s rolling outdoor venue can be brought virtually anywhere there’s space for two cars in Greater Victoria, on order. (Photo courtesy SKAM.ca)