Entertainment

Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York on Nov. 4, 2019. (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Canadians who got AstraZeneca shot can now see ‘Springsteen on Broadway’

B.C. mayor David Screech who received his second AstraZeneca dose last week can now attend the show

Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York on Nov. 4, 2019. (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Rita Coolidge played the main stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest in 2017. (Black Press file photo)

This year’s Vancouver Island MusicFest to virtually showcase beauty of Comox Valley

Returning July 9 through 11 with more than 25 hours of music performances

Rita Coolidge played the main stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest in 2017. (Black Press file photo)
Seth Rogen’s vibrant orange sculpture was sold for $7,000 above Vancouver Art Gallery’s initial estimation at auction Tuesday. June 15. (Heffel Fine Arts)

Vase made by Seth Rogen sells for $12,000 at Vancouver auction

The B.C.-born comedian has a new pot habit and it’s paying off

Seth Rogen’s vibrant orange sculpture was sold for $7,000 above Vancouver Art Gallery’s initial estimation at auction Tuesday. June 15. (Heffel Fine Arts)
A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. The website for a Broadway theatre showing "Springsteen on Broadway" said it would only allow guests "fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine" — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

No Springsteen for you: AstraZeneca not good enough to qualify for Broadway ticket

Victoria area mayor among those unable to attend New York entertainment due to COVID-19 restriction

A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. The website for a Broadway theatre showing "Springsteen on Broadway" said it would only allow guests "fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine" — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Helen Austin performing with Trent Freeman at the 2018 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Austin is one of the many performers listed for the 2021 event.

Vancouver Island MusicFest goes virtual for 2021

Black Press to stream 25 hours of programming July 9-11

Helen Austin performing with Trent Freeman at the 2018 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Austin is one of the many performers listed for the 2021 event.
Madalyn Clempson, 18, of Chilliwack sings ‘Hiney Yamin Ba-im.’ She won the Intermediate Vocal Canadian Music award at the Performing Arts BC Virtual Provincial Festival. (YouTube)

Chilliwack youth bring home awards from provincial performing arts festival

Chilliwack’s 18-year-old Madalyn Clempson ‘a bit stunned’ to have won Intermediate Vocal Canadian Music

Madalyn Clempson, 18, of Chilliwack sings ‘Hiney Yamin Ba-im.’ She won the Intermediate Vocal Canadian Music award at the Performing Arts BC Virtual Provincial Festival. (YouTube)
Jacqueline Pearce and Jean-Pierre Antonio received the BC Historical Federation Best Article Award on Saturday for their story about translating haiku written in the Tashme internment camp.

Article chronicling haiku in Japanese internment camp near Hope wins award

Tashme Haiku Club’s work was preserved and recently translated, authors write

Jacqueline Pearce and Jean-Pierre Antonio received the BC Historical Federation Best Article Award on Saturday for their story about translating haiku written in the Tashme internment camp.
The inaugural edition of our new magazine, 101 Things to See and Do in Chilliwack comes out July 11, 2021. (Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Progress’s new magazine has 101 ideas for fun

Looking for things to do in Chilliwack? From hikes to bikes to snacks to fun, this is a must read – and there are prizes!

The inaugural edition of our new magazine, 101 Things to See and Do in Chilliwack comes out July 11, 2021. (Chilliwack Progress)
Landmark Grand 10 Cinemas in Kelowna. (Black Press Media files)

Landmark Cinemas’ 13 movie theatres opening next week in B.C.

Movies will be back on the big screens Tuesday, as part of the province’s COVID restart plan

Landmark Grand 10 Cinemas in Kelowna. (Black Press Media files)
The Cineplex Odeon Theatre at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto is shown on December 16, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
The Cineplex Odeon Theatre at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto is shown on December 16, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
Jimmy Smits arrives at a special screening of “In the Heights” during the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

‘In the Heights’ lifts hopes for a Latino film breakthrough

Hype for summer blockbuster has brought great expectation for Latinos in the United States

Jimmy Smits arrives at a special screening of “In the Heights” during the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell

Juno Awards ring in 50th anniversary; Justin Bieber, the Weeknd lead nominations

Both performers are also among the stacked list of popular artists nominated for fan choice award

The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell
Chris Perez completes a mural downtown Chilliwack on May 23, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s newest mural is a part of this year’s festival offerings

Mural artist Chris Perez makes connections with community as he works

Chris Perez completes a mural downtown Chilliwack on May 23, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
A wall of shelves at the Chilliwack Museum which hold mason jars filled with items as part of ‘I Remember…’ a new public-participation exhibition on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

New Chilliwack Museum exhibition invites folks to fill jars with memories

Goal of exhibition to have visitors share memories and build collaborative display

A wall of shelves at the Chilliwack Museum which hold mason jars filled with items as part of ‘I Remember…’ a new public-participation exhibition on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Electronic producer Joanne Hill, who performs as Sydney Blu, lobbied for the Juno Awards to introduce a category for underground dance single of the year. The new award will launch in 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Juno Awards to announce new category for underground dance single of the year

Joanne Hill lobbied for the award with support from DJs, producers and other members of the dance music industry

Electronic producer Joanne Hill, who performs as Sydney Blu, lobbied for the Juno Awards to introduce a category for underground dance single of the year. The new award will launch in 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Chilliwack’s Bonnie Northgraves will be performing at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge on June 26, 2021. (Submitted)

Musician Bonnie Northgraves to jazz up Chilliwack eatery with live show

Chilliwack musician celebrating release of latest album in hometown

Chilliwack’s Bonnie Northgraves will be performing at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge on June 26, 2021. (Submitted)
Set designers transform Civic Square in Harrison Hot Springs into a night market during the filming of “The Willows,” which will be in Harrison until June 8. The Hallmark movie is directed by Jessica Harmon, who also directed “My Best Friend’s Bouquet,” which filmed in Agassiz and Harrison last year. See more photos at agassizharrisobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Set designers transform Civic Square in Harrison Hot Springs into a night market during the filming of “The Willows,” which will be in Harrison until June 8. The Hallmark movie is directed by Jessica Harmon, who also directed “My Best Friend’s Bouquet,” which filmed in Agassiz and Harrison last year. See more photos at agassizharrisobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Johnny Orlando poses in this undated handout photo. Orlando, who’s nominated for pop album of the year at the Juno Awards, recently passed 10 million followers on TikTok. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Universal Music Canada, Norman Wong
Johnny Orlando poses in this undated handout photo. Orlando, who’s nominated for pop album of the year at the Juno Awards, recently passed 10 million followers on TikTok. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Universal Music Canada, Norman Wong
People wear face masks while riding the wooden roller coaster at Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver’s Playland at the PNE set to reopen June 11

Physical distancing and masks will be required at all times on rides, during gameplay and while in lines

People wear face masks while riding the wooden roller coaster at Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck