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Bob McGrath, right, looks at the Cookie Monster as they accept the Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘Sesame Street’ at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Aug. 30, 2009, in Los Angeles. McGrath, an actor, musician and children’s author widely known for his portrayal of one of the first regular characters on the children’s show ‘Sesame Street’ has died at the age of 90. McGrath’s passing was confirmed by his family who posted on his Facebook page on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Bob McGrath, beloved ‘Sesame Street’ legend, dies at age 90

Performer a founding cast member of show that premiered in 1969

 

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

 

FILE - Kanye West arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is no longer buying right-leaning social media site Parler, the company said Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Musk says Twitter has suspended rapper Ye over swastika post

Twitter has suspended rapper Ye after he tweeted a picture of a…

 

Axe and Grind coach Ragnar Olafson poses for a photo with TV star John C. McGinley. (Axe and Grind/Facebook)

Celebrities throw axes in Victoria business

Scrubs, 24 stars spotted in Victoria

Axe and Grind coach Ragnar Olafson poses for a photo with TV star John C. McGinley. (Axe and Grind/Facebook)
Host Brooke Lynn Hytes is pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an appearance on the Friday, Nov. 25 episode of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell Media/Crave
Host Brooke Lynn Hytes is pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an appearance on the Friday, Nov. 25 episode of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell Media/Crave
Desmond Day Larson on the set of his YouTube show, Mr. Day. Photo by Terry Farrell

Day dawns with music and imagination as a YouTube children’s performer

Courtenay singer/songwriter gaining an audience with his online children’s show

Desmond Day Larson on the set of his YouTube show, Mr. Day. Photo by Terry Farrell
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Choral Evolution gets carried away to 1970s

Upcoming concerts on Dec. 9 on West Shore and Dec. 10 and 11 in Sooke

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Members of Nickelback pose for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Sunday April 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Members of Nickelback pose for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Sunday April 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - Actress Jennifer Aniston, left, poses with her father, actor John Aniston, after she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Feb. 23, 2012. John Aniston, the Emmy-winning star of the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and father of Jennifer Aniston, has died at age 89. The actor’s daughter posted a tribute to him Monday morning on Instagram, announcing that he had died Friday, Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

John Aniston, star of ‘Days of Our Lives,’ dead at 89

Aniston also starred in The West Wing, Gilmore Girls

FILE - Actress Jennifer Aniston, left, poses with her father, actor John Aniston, after she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Feb. 23, 2012. John Aniston, the Emmy-winning star of the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and father of Jennifer Aniston, has died at age 89. The actor’s daughter posted a tribute to him Monday morning on Instagram, announcing that he had died Friday, Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Florence Kasumba, from left, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright and Lupita Nyong’o pose for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ in London, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Florence Kasumba, from left, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright and Lupita Nyong’o pose for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ in London, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
As Captain America and Steve Rogers, Chris Evans shows off his muscles and determination. (Credit: Zade Rosenthal, Marvel)
As Captain America and Steve Rogers, Chris Evans shows off his muscles and determination. (Credit: Zade Rosenthal, Marvel)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, Rebel Wilson poses on the red carpet during the NFL Honors football awards show, in Los Angeles. Wilson returns to her roots as host of ABC’s “Pooch Perfect,” an eight-episode series featuring 10 dog groomers and their assistants competing in challenges. The show, which debuts March 30, is based on an Australian version. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, Rebel Wilson poses on the red carpet during the NFL Honors football awards show, in Los Angeles. Wilson returns to her roots as host of ABC’s “Pooch Perfect,” an eight-episode series featuring 10 dog groomers and their assistants competing in challenges. The show, which debuts March 30, is based on an Australian version. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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)
Star Cinema owner Sandy Oliver with Gaetan Seguin, site superintendent for Casman Properties, and Casman director of operations Margie Shenduk inside one of the three theatres of the iconic business. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney’s Star Cinema getting ready for its close-up in its new, old location

Almost three years passed since closure of Star Cinema’s historic location and its return

Star Cinema owner Sandy Oliver with Gaetan Seguin, site superintendent for Casman Properties, and Casman director of operations Margie Shenduk inside one of the three theatres of the iconic business. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
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Prince Harry’s memoir, titled ‘Spare,’ to come out Jan. 10

Prince Harry’s memoir, an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since it was…

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Adidas drops Ye after comments made on social media

Adidas ended a partnership that helped make the artist formerly known as…

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The rooftop is a 1,000-plus-square-foot rooftop patio with a 360-degree view of the city, the ocean, Mount Baker, Haro Strait and beyond. (Photo by Roger Brooks)

West Coast Contemporary calling: Couple falls unexpectedly in love with their modern home

The story starts in 2017 when the couple decided to sell in Vancouver and move to the Island

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The rooftop is a 1,000-plus-square-foot rooftop patio with a 360-degree view of the city, the ocean, Mount Baker, Haro Strait and beyond. (Photo by Roger Brooks)
September 16, 2022 -  Artist Joe Coffey with one of his paintings at the Madrona Gallery.. Don Denton photo

Animal kingdom

The realistically surreal creatures of Joe Coffey

  • Oct 21, 2022
September 16, 2022 -  Artist Joe Coffey with one of his paintings at the Madrona Gallery.. Don Denton photo
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Kylie Jenner says she cried for 3 weeks after giving birth to her son

Kylie Jenner gave birth to her second child with Travis Scott in…

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Selma Blair leaves ‘Dancing With the Stars’ due to health issues related to MS

On Oct. 17, she told her ‘Dancing with the Stars’ partner, Sasha…

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