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Tom Cruise poses for the media during the ‘Top Gun Maverick’ UK premiere at a central London cinema, on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ earns Tom Cruise his 1st $100-million opening

Supersonic start for latest film from 59-year-old superstar

Tom Cruise poses for the media during the ‘Top Gun Maverick’ UK premiere at a central London cinema, on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
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OneRepublic, Steven Page to entertain Lions fans before CFL team’s first game June 11

‘Backyard Block Party’ among highlights as the football team kicks off 68th season

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Chanel Ayan, Kenyan-born model, poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press at her house, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The world famous reality-show empire “Real Housewives” is coming to the flashy city-state of Dubai for the franchise’s first international series premiering this week. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

‘Real Housewives’ franchise takes its drama to flashy Dubai

Reality TV staple taking its glamour and soap opera stories skyscraper-studded sheikhdom

Chanel Ayan, Kenyan-born model, poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press at her house, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The world famous reality-show empire “Real Housewives” is coming to the flashy city-state of Dubai for the franchise’s first international series premiering this week. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Villagers gather outside the residence of Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known around the world by his stage name Sidhu Moose Wala, in Musa village, near in Mansa, Punjab state, India, Monday, May 30, 2022. Indian police are investigating the killing of the popular Punjabi rapper, who blended hip-hop, rap and folk music, a day after he was fatally shot. (AP Photo)

Popular Punjabi rapper Sidhu Moose Wala shot dead at 28

Police officials say the initial investigation has revealed the killing to be an inter-gang rivalry

Villagers gather outside the residence of Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known around the world by his stage name Sidhu Moose Wala, in Musa village, near in Mansa, Punjab state, India, Monday, May 30, 2022. Indian police are investigating the killing of the popular Punjabi rapper, who blended hip-hop, rap and folk music, a day after he was fatally shot. (AP Photo)
Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ronnie Hawkins, cross-border rockabilly legend and endearing showman, dies at 87

“He went peacefully and he looked as handsome as ever,” Hawkins’ wife said

Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Pianist Jane Hayes is the featured soloist on June 5 in Abbotsford at the Fraser Valley Symphony’s final concert of the season.

Fraser Valley Symphony showcases Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

Concert takes place June 5 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford

Pianist Jane Hayes is the featured soloist on June 5 in Abbotsford at the Fraser Valley Symphony’s final concert of the season.
Defence counsel Megan Savard questions Jacob Hoggard at his sex assault trial in Toronto, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and Justice Gillian Roberts (top left) look on in this artist’s sketch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

Crown alleges Jacob Hoggard is ‘sexual opportunist’ who didn’t take no for an answer

Defence says Hedley singer disrespectful towards women, but is not a ‘sadistic serial rapist’

Defence counsel Megan Savard questions Jacob Hoggard at his sex assault trial in Toronto, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and Justice Gillian Roberts (top left) look on in this artist’s sketch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
Indie folk band The Crescent Sky was selected in the 2021 Fraser Valley Music Awards to perform at this year’s Mission Folk Music Festival. A different group will be chosen from this year’s awards to perform at the 2023 festival.

More than $10K up for grabs in Fraser Valley Music Awards

Submissions now being accepted for program hosted by CIVL Radio in Abbotsford

Indie folk band The Crescent Sky was selected in the 2021 Fraser Valley Music Awards to perform at this year’s Mission Folk Music Festival. A different group will be chosen from this year’s awards to perform at the 2023 festival.
Actor Johnny Depp arrives in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool)

At long last, jury gets closing arguments in Depp trial

Johnny Depp’s lawyers asked a jury Friday “to give Mr. Depp his…

Actor Johnny Depp arrives in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool)
FILE - Andy Fletcher of the band Depeche Mode performs in concert during their “Global Spirit Tour” at the Capital One Arena, Sept. 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Fletcher, keyboardist for British synth pop giants Depeche Mode for more than 40 years has died at age 60. Depeche Mode announced the death of founding member Fletcher on its official social media pages. A person close to the band said Fletcher died Thursday, May 26, 2022, from natural causes at his home in the U.K. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Depeche Mode founding keyboardist Andy Fletcher dies at 60

“Fletch” played for the British synth pop giants for more than 40 years

FILE - Andy Fletcher of the band Depeche Mode performs in concert during their “Global Spirit Tour” at the Capital One Arena, Sept. 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Fletcher, keyboardist for British synth pop giants Depeche Mode for more than 40 years has died at age 60. Depeche Mode announced the death of founding member Fletcher on its official social media pages. A person close to the band said Fletcher died Thursday, May 26, 2022, from natural causes at his home in the U.K. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass, June 3, 2019. British prosecutors have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men. The Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday, May 26, 2022 that Spacey “has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Kevin Spacey charged in UK with 4 counts of sexual assault

Alleged incidents took place in London between March 2005 and August 2008

FILE - Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass, June 3, 2019. British prosecutors have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men. The Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday, May 26, 2022 that Spacey “has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
FILE - Ray Liotta, a cast member in the NBC series “Shades of Blue,” poses during the 2018 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on May 2, 2018, in Universal City, Calif. Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Ray Liotta, ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Field of Dreams’ star, dies

Actor died in his sleep Wednesday night while in the Dominican Republic to film a new movie

FILE - Ray Liotta, a cast member in the NBC series “Shades of Blue,” poses during the 2018 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on May 2, 2018, in Universal City, Calif. Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
The Porter Family of Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: British Columbia’s Porter family set to fly around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: ‘5 in the Sky’ aim to raise $1 million for charity during 14-month trip

The Porter Family of Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
From left, actors Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram and Ewan McGregor, pose for photographers at the photocall for the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, at the Corinthia Hotel in London, Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Ian West/PA via AP)
From left, actors Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram and Ewan McGregor, pose for photographers at the photocall for the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, at the Corinthia Hotel in London, Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Ian West/PA via AP)
Davis Graham, aka Pencil Fingerz, donated this original painting to B.C. Emergency Health Services. (Submitted by BCEHS)

Former Chilliwack artist ‘Pencil Fingerz’ donates painting to honour B.C. paramedics

Additionally, 5,000 limited edition prints will be made and given to every paramedic in B.C.

Davis Graham, aka Pencil Fingerz, donated this original painting to B.C. Emergency Health Services. (Submitted by BCEHS)
Explore using a wide variety of materials to create a unique work of art in a mixed media class. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre announces lineup of summer arts classes

Classes include Stó:lō drum making, peyote stitch beading, family paint night

Explore using a wide variety of materials to create a unique work of art in a mixed media class. (Submitted)
Margaret Reveley (left) plays Marjorie and Laura Hames is Tess in the Chilliwack Players Guild’s Production of Marjorie Prime May 31 and June 1 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Players Guild brings its award-winning play about dementia to local stage

‘Marjorie Prime’ coming to Chilliwack Cultural Centre after guild wins 4 awards at theatre festival

Margaret Reveley (left) plays Marjorie and Laura Hames is Tess in the Chilliwack Players Guild’s Production of Marjorie Prime May 31 and June 1 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
JESSIA reacts after winning the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year presented by the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez and singer-songwriter Donovan Woods at the 51st annual JUNO Awards in Toronto on May 15. (CARAS/The JUNO Awards photo)

B.C. TikTok sensation JESSIA is Canada’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Homegrown Ucluelet singer-songwriter’s wins her first Juno, celebrates with European tour

JESSIA reacts after winning the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year presented by the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez and singer-songwriter Donovan Woods at the 51st annual JUNO Awards in Toronto on May 15. (CARAS/The JUNO Awards photo)
Helen Krupskaya as featured in a promotional video for a concert series called 1000 Rides Out, presented by ADRA Canada. (ADRA video still)

Ukrainian soprano to sing at Abbotsford fundraising concert for refugee support

Seventh-Day Adventist event will match donations, feature welcome of Ukrainian refugee family

Helen Krupskaya as featured in a promotional video for a concert series called 1000 Rides Out, presented by ADRA Canada. (ADRA video still)
Electro-rock band Bob Moses performs at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Vancouver homecoming for electro-pop band Bob Moses, whose ‘Love Brand New’ is a hit

Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance were happy to be ‘home’ at Malkin Bowl last Saturday night

Electro-rock band Bob Moses performs at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)