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Pharrell named new Louis Vuitton menswear creative director

Louis Vuitton has named multitalented singer-songwriter-philanthropist Pharrell Williams creative director of its…

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Sunfest has announced more of its lineup for 2023. (Citizen file)

Billy Currington, Lainey Wilson and Jade Eagleson added to Cowichan’s Sunfest lineup

They join headliner Blake Shelton on the August long weekend

Sunfest has announced more of its lineup for 2023. (Citizen file)
Ballet Jorgen brings ‘Cinderella’ to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Feb. 16, 2023. (Ballet Jorgen file)

Dance, opera, symphony and Raffi at Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in February

Check out what’s coming to the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre in February

Ballet Jorgen brings ‘Cinderella’ to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Feb. 16, 2023. (Ballet Jorgen file)
Princess Fiona (Brenna Bazinet) with Shrek (Graham Brockley) in the Cowichan Musical Society’s ‘Shrek The Musical’, Jan. 27, 2023. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Review: Excellent cast key to success of Cowichan Musical Society’s ‘Shrek The Musical’

They also bring a lot of heart and warmth to this show that will entertain the entire family

Princess Fiona (Brenna Bazinet) with Shrek (Graham Brockley) in the Cowichan Musical Society’s ‘Shrek The Musical’, Jan. 27, 2023. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The cast is deep into rehearsals for the Cowichan Musical Society's production of 'Shrek The Musical', which hits the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre at the end of January, through the beginning of February. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Musical Society)
The cast is deep into rehearsals for the Cowichan Musical Society's production of 'Shrek The Musical', which hits the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre at the end of January, through the beginning of February. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Musical Society)
Krista Loughton portrait by Lia Crowe

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Krista Loughton portrait by Lia Crowe
Left to Right, in regalia designed and crafted by Lillian and Alver Tait: Brian McMillian, Wilps Wisin Xbil’tkw (Gisk’aast) representing subcrest owl, Markell Gosnell, Wilps Ksim Xsaan (Ganada) representing subcrest Ganada, Donaldo McNeil, Wilps La’ay (Laxsgiik) representing beaver, Deon Pierre, Wilps Duuk (Laxgibuu) representing subcrest bear. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

PHOTOS: Northern B.C. fashion show brings Nisga’a talent into the light

Models sported a striking blend of colourful and more sombre tones that reflected the theme of the evening: ‘from darkness to light’

Left to Right, in regalia designed and crafted by Lillian and Alver Tait: Brian McMillian, Wilps Wisin Xbil’tkw (Gisk’aast) representing subcrest owl, Markell Gosnell, Wilps Ksim Xsaan (Ganada) representing subcrest Ganada, Donaldo McNeil, Wilps La’ay (Laxsgiik) representing beaver, Deon Pierre, Wilps Duuk (Laxgibuu) representing subcrest bear. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).
The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Outstanding Scrooge anchors ‘Tiny Christmas Carol’ in Chemainus

Louise Phillips is an absolute delight as this iconic character

The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: ‘Dead Ringer’ is a live one for Chemainus Theatre

Tying the show’s eclectic set list together is Zachary Stevenson

Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mary Walsh takes the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 30, 2022. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Mary Walsh takes the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 30, 2022. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Choreography and athletic artistry come together in Glory at the Chemainus Theatre until Oct. 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Choreography and athletic artistry come together in Glory at the Chemainus Theatre until Oct. 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Corb Lund is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Sept. 18, 2022. (Submitted)

Big names in comedy and music take stage in Cowichan in September

Derek Edwards, Corb Lund, Jesse Cook, Serena Ryder, Victoria Symphony, Abra Cadabra

Corb Lund is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Sept. 18, 2022. (Submitted)
Guy-Olivier Deveau’s sculpture, “The Algorithm”, won in the People’s Choice solo category. (Parksville Beach Festival Society photo via Facebook)

Parksville Beach Festival marks successful comeback in 2022 with record visitor numbers

Sandsculpting exhibition saw 115,217 visitors, higher than 2019

Guy-Olivier Deveau’s sculpture, “The Algorithm”, won in the People’s Choice solo category. (Parksville Beach Festival Society photo via Facebook)
View Upon Neah Bay by Dallas Duobaitisw earned the People’s Choice award at the Sooke Fine Arts Show. (Photo - Sooke Fine Arts Society)

Audiences welcome return of Vancouver Island’s biggest juried art show

Annual Sooke Fine Arts Show exhibition draws more than 7,000 people

View Upon Neah Bay by Dallas Duobaitisw earned the People’s Choice award at the Sooke Fine Arts Show. (Photo - Sooke Fine Arts Society)
Toronto-based queer stand-up comedian Laura Piccinin will show her narrative storytelling of ‘Lesbihonest’ in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter between Aug. 12-21 as part of the Nanaimo Fringe Festival. (Submitted photo)

Queer stand-up comedian will ‘tell all’ at Nanaimo Fringe Festival

Laura Piccinin brings ‘Lesbihonest’ to the festival, which starts this week

Toronto-based queer stand-up comedian Laura Piccinin will show her narrative storytelling of ‘Lesbihonest’ in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter between Aug. 12-21 as part of the Nanaimo Fringe Festival. (Submitted photo)