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The Canadian College of Performing Arts stages Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Decc. 15 to 18 at the CCPA performance hall, 1701 Elgin Rd. (Courtesy Canadian College of Performing Arts)

Oak Bay theatre students tackle Jane Austen adaptation

CCPA stages Pride and Prejudice Dec. 15 to 18 at the performance hall on Elgin Road

North Saanich’s Michael Kaeshammer will complete his current cross-Canada tour with two nights at SIdney’s Mary Winspear Centre. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

North Saanich’s Michael Kaeshammer comes home with two shows after cross-country tour

The globally renowned pianist plays the Mary Winspear Centre on Dec. 5 and 6

Ruby Waters performs at the Capital Ballroom on Nov. 26. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria welcomes Ruby Waters with open arms for sold-out show

All proceeds from hat sales at the concert were donated to the Victoria Cool Aid Society

The safe, transitional housing project inspired the paintings that will be for sale. (Courtesy of Little Poet Art)

Black Press Media article on housing for women fleeing abuse inspires local artist

Local artists collection draws on work of Victoria Womens Transition House

The safe, transitional housing project inspired the paintings that will be for sale. (Courtesy of Little Poet Art)
Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)

Blake Shelton announced as Sunfest headliner

The Cowichan country music festival returns to Laketown Ranch Aug. 3 to 6, 2023

Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)
Michaelangelo and Candice Woodward celebrating the announcement of the 2019 Capital City Comic Con. (Black Press Media file photo)

Future uncertain as Capital City Comic Con on hiatus for 2023

Resources required to plan the event for its traditional spring dates deemed too onerous

Michaelangelo and Candice Woodward celebrating the announcement of the 2019 Capital City Comic Con. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay High grad Mackennzie Mount, returns to perform in The Nutcracker with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. (File photo by David Cooper/Victoria Academy of Ballet)

Oak Bay ballerina among Canada’s best staging Nutcracker in Victoria

Royal Winnipeg Ballet, with live music by Victoria Symphony, on stage Dec. 2 to 4

Oak Bay High grad Mackennzie Mount, returns to perform in The Nutcracker with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. (File photo by David Cooper/Victoria Academy of Ballet)
Belmont Secondary School music students Hongye Lin, Mac Johnston, Jay Lausman and Nihitha Pottumutu are gearing up for this year’s Winter Concert, set for Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Belmont students aim to hit the perfect notes at winter concert

Dec. 8 event showcases hard work of dozens of students in multiple bands

Belmont Secondary School music students Hongye Lin, Mac Johnston, Jay Lausman and Nihitha Pottumutu are gearing up for this year’s Winter Concert, set for Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
The cover for 80 Where Late the Song Birds Sing by Emma Robbins. (Courtesy of James Robbins)

Sidney country artist releases first solo album at 80

Emma Robbins began writing her own songs 15 years ago

The cover for 80 Where Late the Song Birds Sing by Emma Robbins. (Courtesy of James Robbins)
Everyday objects are subjects of the work by Victoria visual artist Gary Chilibeck. He will be featured at Sidney’s new photographers GALLERY between Nov. 18 and Dec. 10. (Courtesy of new photograhers GALLERY)
Everyday objects are subjects of the work by Victoria visual artist Gary Chilibeck. He will be featured at Sidney’s new photographers GALLERY between Nov. 18 and Dec. 10. (Courtesy of new photograhers GALLERY)
Sooke Harbour PLayers presented Blithe Spirit in 2017. The acting troupe will premier Ben Crocker's Camelot on Friday, Nov. 25. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Harbour PLayers presented Blithe Spirit in 2017. The acting troupe will premier Ben Crocker's Camelot on Friday, Nov. 25. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
(Courtesy City of Victoria)

Victoria’s outdoor art gallery celebrates young people and their passion

Work portrays four elements – music, thoughts and words, movement and art

(Courtesy City of Victoria)
Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express will roll into Sidney for three nights, Nov. 16 to 18, to help raise funds for the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank. (Courtesy Mark Maryanovich)

Saanich Peninsula food bank to receive musical support from Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express

The Nov. 16 to 18 shows are a fundraiser for Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank

Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express will roll into Sidney for three nights, Nov. 16 to 18, to help raise funds for the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank. (Courtesy Mark Maryanovich)
Victoria Levesque poses during a concert featuring ZINNIA at The.Victoria.House on Sunday, Nov. 6. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

Victoria resident hosting shows in her home before deal inked on Dragons’ Den

Victoria Levesque has been hosting concerts at her home since 2019

Victoria Levesque poses during a concert featuring ZINNIA at The.Victoria.House on Sunday, Nov. 6. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
Sidney’s Star Cinema plans to hold a grand opening after hosting a successful soft opening last week. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Audiences give Sidney’s Star Cinema thumbs-up

The theatre plans to hold a grand opening later this month

Sidney’s Star Cinema plans to hold a grand opening after hosting a successful soft opening last week. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Victoria doctor Zoya Thawer, who recently moved here from Edmonton, was named star baker in the Nov. 6 episode of The Great Canadian Baking Show. She’s among the four final bakers. (Carmen Cheung/Courtesy CBC)

Culture fusion proves fruitful for Victoria doctor on televised baking competition

Langford baker bumped from the tent in The Great Canadian Baking show

Victoria doctor Zoya Thawer, who recently moved here from Edmonton, was named star baker in the Nov. 6 episode of The Great Canadian Baking Show. She’s among the four final bakers. (Carmen Cheung/Courtesy CBC)
American-born jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux will play two nights (Nov. 11-12) at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Sidney’s Mary Winspear swings open its doors for jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux

The U.S.-born singer who grew up in France will play two nights Nov. 11-12

American-born jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux will play two nights (Nov. 11-12) at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
Inlay Necklace by Brenda Roy at The Avenue Gallery.

At the Galleries: Fall into art with sculpture, jewelry and contemporary works

‘I believe there is still a place for beautiful, well-made objects … these objects enrich our lives’

  • Nov 5, 2022
Inlay Necklace by Brenda Roy at The Avenue Gallery.
Local favourite, singer Stephanie Greaves kicks off the month in music with a performance at The Oaks Restaurant on Nov. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Youth performances highlight Oak Bay on stage for November

November includes a return to the Maritimes and an evening of remembrance

Local favourite, singer Stephanie Greaves kicks off the month in music with a performance at The Oaks Restaurant on Nov. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)