Entertainment

Philomusica Chorus and Ensemble released ‘All Good Gifts’ on YouTube on April 3, 2021. (YouTube)

Chilliwack chorus shares latest song with ‘same love, enthusiasm’ as pre-pandemic music

Philomusica Chorus and Ensemble recently released its version of ‘All Good Gifts’ on YouTube

Delta character - and former White Rock resident - Pansy May Stuttard inspects a loaded revolver in the cover photo for Jim Dwight and Gary Cullen’s fascinating biography, Lord don’t want me Devil won’t take me. Contributed photo

West Coast’s ‘Pistol-packin’ Pansy’ lives on in colourful biography

Infamous Delta character ended her days in White Rock and South Surrey

Sunshine Valley’s Ashley Pater appears in her new music video “Stuck on You.” Pater has been hard at work creating new music and participating in virtual events and tours. (Screenshot/Ashley Pater)

Sunshine Valley’s Ashley Pater releases new single

‘Stuck on You’ has been viewed more than 20,000 times

A screenshot from a Nuu-chah-nulth healing song and performance created in collaboration between Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso. (Screenshot from YouTube)

VIDEO: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation brothers produce COVID-19 healing song

Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso share dance and inspiration.

A screenshot from a Nuu-chah-nulth healing song and performance created in collaboration between Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso. (Screenshot from YouTube)
Juno Awards signage hangs in downtown Saskatoon on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Organizers of the Juno Awards say they’ve postponed this year’s 50th-anniversary celebration until June 6 “out of an abundance of caution in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith

Juno Awards postpone 50th anniversary show date to June 6 amid COVID-19 pandemic

It’s the second time the country’s biggest night in music has been pushed this year

Juno Awards signage hangs in downtown Saskatoon on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Organizers of the Juno Awards say they’ve postponed this year’s 50th-anniversary celebration until June 6 “out of an abundance of caution in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith
Todd Richard recently released “Green and Blue,” a heartfelt country ballad thanking the front-line workers battling against the pandemic. (Screenshot/ Todd Richard)

Harrison country artist Todd Richard releases ‘Green and Blue,’ a tribute to frontline workers

Richard’s new single has been viewed more than 3,000 times on his YouTube channel

Todd Richard recently released “Green and Blue,” a heartfelt country ballad thanking the front-line workers battling against the pandemic. (Screenshot/ Todd Richard)
Mike McKinlay and Isabelle Groc won an award in 2018 for their documentary ‘Toad People’ at the Wildscreen Panda Awards. The Fraser Valley Regional Library will be showing the film during its virtual Doc ‘n Talk event on April 15, 2021. (Jakob Dulisse)

From toad documentary to ukulele jams, Fraser Valley libraries offer various virtual events

A list of upcoming online events hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library in April

Mike McKinlay and Isabelle Groc won an award in 2018 for their documentary ‘Toad People’ at the Wildscreen Panda Awards. The Fraser Valley Regional Library will be showing the film during its virtual Doc ‘n Talk event on April 15, 2021. (Jakob Dulisse)
People attend the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival on Nov. 24, 2019. The Chilliwack Film Society, which launched the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival (CIFF) in 2017, received a $5,000 government arts grant from the BC Arts Council. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Film Society, local artist benefit from $1.19 million in provincial arts funding

BC Arts Council grants handed out to visual artist Krista Kilvert and Chilliwack Film Society

People attend the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival on Nov. 24, 2019. The Chilliwack Film Society, which launched the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival (CIFF) in 2017, received a $5,000 government arts grant from the BC Arts Council. (Submitted)
Surrey’s Joy Chapman in a video of her working on scales before her successful world-record attempt to sing the lowest female note. (Photo: youtube.com)

VIDEO: B.C. singer hits world’s lowest female note after ‘ridiculous’ ordeal to set record

‘I’m going to do another attempt to smash the record,’ Surrey’s Joy Chapman promises

Surrey’s Joy Chapman in a video of her working on scales before her successful world-record attempt to sing the lowest female note. (Photo: youtube.com)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)

B.C. performing arts groups could see gradual return of live events

Round table between Dr. Bonnie Henry and arts groups gives rise to cautious optimism

Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)
Communities in Bloom volunteer Victor Smith escorts the Rambo statue down Wallace Street on April 1. (Photo/Adam Louis)
Communities in Bloom volunteer Victor Smith escorts the Rambo statue down Wallace Street on April 1. (Photo/Adam Louis)
There’s a growing trend of sex traffickers moving young women from Quebec who speak little or no English to Alberta, says Not in My City, a nonprofit founded by Paul Brandt. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fighting human trafficking ‘more urgent’ amid pandemic, says Canadian country star Paul Brandt

New report suggests growing trend of sex traffickers moving young women from Quebec, who speak little or no English, to Alberta

There’s a growing trend of sex traffickers moving young women from Quebec who speak little or no English to Alberta, says Not in My City, a nonprofit founded by Paul Brandt. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
UFV Theatre’s fourth-year Devised Theatre class presents its final project from April 8 to 10. Devised Theatre Showcase, No Strings Attached will be presented online via Zoom. (Submitted photo)

Sock puppets part of UFV Devised Theatre final project

Fourth-year students present production online from April 8 to 10

UFV Theatre’s fourth-year Devised Theatre class presents its final project from April 8 to 10. Devised Theatre Showcase, No Strings Attached will be presented online via Zoom. (Submitted photo)
A New Zealand television rugby commentator who adopted a mock Asian accent during a post-game interview on Friday is likely to keep his job despite an outpouring of public criticism. (Twitter/Joe Wheeler)

TV commentator in New Zealand sorry for mocking Asian accent

The incident comes amid a rising tide of anti-Asian violence and rhetoric in the United States and other western nations

A New Zealand television rugby commentator who adopted a mock Asian accent during a post-game interview on Friday is likely to keep his job despite an outpouring of public criticism. (Twitter/Joe Wheeler)
Chilliwack-Opoly is one of several municipally-based board games being released across Canada in 2021. (Image by Outset Media)

Chilliwack-Opoly being released by Victoria-based game company

Roll the dice for a chance to own Vedder Road, the municipal airport or a local school

Chilliwack-Opoly is one of several municipally-based board games being released across Canada in 2021. (Image by Outset Media)
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Female comedians team up for ‘Hysterical’ special

Comedians look to show women can be funny, too, in new special

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The cast of “Schitt’s Creek” pose for a photo after winning the Award for Best Comedy Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on March 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

CBC needs more ‘great Canadian storytelling’ after loss of hit TV shows, say experts

Many of the public broadcaster’s nominated shows have ended for various reasons in recent month

The cast of “Schitt’s Creek” pose for a photo after winning the Award for Best Comedy Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on March 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Vincent Mikuska is seen reflected in the glass of one of his paintings on March 25, 2021. His show is on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from March 29 to May 7, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

From cardboard to canvas: How one Chilliwack artist turned ‘micro’ landscapes into paintings

Vincent Mikuska’s solo show ‘Shifting Perspectives’ brings bright colours, white together

Vincent Mikuska is seen reflected in the glass of one of his paintings on March 25, 2021. His show is on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from March 29 to May 7, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jason Faria operates Next Gen Concessions and Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival. (Photo: Jenna Hauck/Black Press Media)

‘Kicked out’ of Surrey, food trucker motors on with drive-thru festival this spring

April festival dates planned in Abbotsford, Maple Ridge and Cloverdale

Jason Faria operates Next Gen Concessions and Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival. (Photo: Jenna Hauck/Black Press Media)