Arts and Entertainment

Belle (Alora Killam) sings about her love of books during the opening number of the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. She has now won a 2022 Joey Award for her performance. (Citizen file)

4 Cowichan performers take home Joey Awards

Alora Killam, Lily Killam, Owen Hogg and Austin Friesen were all winners

 

Deborah Sumner has been named the composer in residence for the Encore! Women’s Choir. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan’s Encore! choir names new composer in residence

Deborah Sumner recently retired as a music teacher and librarian in the Duncan area

  • Nov 21, 2022

 

Andrea Rodall is one of the soloists in the upcoming presentation of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Duncan. (Submitted photo)
Andrea Rodall is one of the soloists in the upcoming presentation of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Duncan. (Submitted photo)
Russ Hamilton is the location manager for the Hallmark Christmas series 'Holidazed'. Sections of the production are being filmed in downtown Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Russ Hamilton is the location manager for the Hallmark Christmas series 'Holidazed'. Sections of the production are being filmed in downtown Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible will be performed by the Shawnigan Players at the Duncan Showroom Nov. 22 to Dec. 4. Pictured are actors Jacob Dennison and Breann Gallacher who play John and Elizabeth Proctor. (Rien Vesseur photo)

Shawnigan Players bring classic play about witch hunts to Duncan Showroom

Arthur Miller play ‘The Crucible’ an international classic

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible will be performed by the Shawnigan Players at the Duncan Showroom Nov. 22 to Dec. 4. Pictured are actors Jacob Dennison and Breann Gallacher who play John and Elizabeth Proctor. (Rien Vesseur photo)
Tanis Humeny’s garlic pots will be some of the items for sale at the Clay Hub Collective’s one-day Christmas sale on Nov. 5, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Tanis Humeny’s garlic pots will be some of the items for sale at the Clay Hub Collective’s one-day Christmas sale on Nov. 5, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The Kingpins with Big Hank are kicking off their Christmas tour at the Duncan Showroom on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Big Hank)

‘Blues Songs of Christmas’ ringing in the season at Duncan Showroom

Big Hank and The Kingpins perform Nov. 5

  • Oct 31, 2022
The Kingpins with Big Hank are kicking off their Christmas tour at the Duncan Showroom on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Big Hank)
Wendy Bryan’s work Home Sweet Home is but one of the pieces that will be at the Arbutus Ridge Art Club show and sale on Nov. 5 and 6, 2022. (Wendy Bryan artwork)

Pandemic inspires many pieces in new Arbutus Ridge art show

Cowichan Valley art club hosting show and sale Nov. 5 and 6

  • Oct 30, 2022
Wendy Bryan’s work Home Sweet Home is but one of the pieces that will be at the Arbutus Ridge Art Club show and sale on Nov. 5 and 6, 2022. (Wendy Bryan artwork)
‘Qairo’ is the first show in November. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
‘Qairo’ is the first show in November. (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)
Kate Gateley and her book ‘Tides of the Sovereign’ are finalists in the 2022 Canadian Book Club Awards. (Photo courtesy of Kate Gateley)
Kate Gateley and her book ‘Tides of the Sovereign’ are finalists in the 2022 Canadian Book Club Awards. (Photo courtesy of Kate Gateley)
Lake Cowichan’s Outdoor Summer Concert was a hit on the Labour Day weekend. (Photo courtesy of CLAC)

Cowichan Lake Arts and Culture Society to host open house

Event rungs Oct. 23 in the Cowichan Lake Curling Lounge from 1-4 p.m.

  • Oct 20, 2022
Lake Cowichan’s Outdoor Summer Concert was a hit on the Labour Day weekend. (Photo courtesy of CLAC)
Zachary Stevenson is a huge fan favourite at the Chemainus Theatre and is thrilled to be back in town again for Dead Ringer. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dead Ringer brings out character singers in Stevenson

Chemainus Theatre the venue for Canadian debut of new show

Zachary Stevenson is a huge fan favourite at the Chemainus Theatre and is thrilled to be back in town again for Dead Ringer. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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Harrison Ford joins Captain America 4

Ford will make his first appearance as the character in ‘Captain America:…

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Joanna Hibberd has won an award for flute. Pictured here with music teacher Joy Ann Bannerman. (Photo courtesy of Joy Ann Bannerman)
Joanna Hibberd has won an award for flute. Pictured here with music teacher Joy Ann Bannerman. (Photo courtesy of Joy Ann Bannerman)
The work of Neil Fatin is part of the Beyond the Path exhibit coming to the CVAC art gallery in Duncan at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Neil Fatin photo)

A&E column: Take in the art, music, and enjoy a drink in Cowichan

Art shows taking Cowichan by storm, along with two concerts

The work of Neil Fatin is part of the Beyond the Path exhibit coming to the CVAC art gallery in Duncan at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Neil Fatin photo)
Conductor Tania Miller guided the symphony through a celestial concert on Sept. 24, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Conductor Tania Miller guided the symphony through a celestial concert on Sept. 24, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The Thu-it multi-media art show is up at the gallery in the Cowichan Community Centre until Oct. 6, 2022. (Artwork courtesy of Social Planning Cowichan)
The Thu-it multi-media art show is up at the gallery in the Cowichan Community Centre until Oct. 6, 2022. (Artwork courtesy of Social Planning Cowichan)
Actor Benjamin Ayres (left) poses with Allen and Karolin at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. He stayed at the resort while filming “Long Lost Christmas” in Agassiz-Harrison for the past two weeks. (Instagram/@benjaminayres)

VIDEO: Actor Ben Ayres chats about upcoming Hallmark movie, filming in Agassiz-Harrison

Ayres stars in ‘Long Lost Christmas’, premiering Nov. 19

Actor Benjamin Ayres (left) poses with Allen and Karolin at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. He stayed at the resort while filming “Long Lost Christmas” in Agassiz-Harrison for the past two weeks. (Instagram/@benjaminayres)