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Critic's picks: Pepe Romero, Cancer Bats and Jim Byrnes

Critic's picks: Pepe Romero, Cancer Bats and Jim Byrnes

Classical guitar legend Pepe Romero plays Dave Dunnet Theatre, the Capital Ballroom goes punk, and Jim Byrnes entertains Sidney's Mary Winspear Centre.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria names new director

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria names new director

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has named Nancy Noble as its new director. The Saskatchewan-raised Noble comes to Victoria from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, where she had been CEO since 2016.
Anishinaabe artist looks to honour his grandmothers, women he never met, with latest project

Anishinaabe artist looks to honour his grandmothers, women he never met, with latest project

Mike Alexander, from Swan Lake First Nation, is currently working on a piece for travelling exhibition 'Honouring our Grandmothers,' which sees him paint a bentwood box crafted by Stó:lō and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) master carver Peter Wayne Gong.
Pacific Opera returns with a Mozart classic, the company's first in-person production in more than two years

Pacific Opera returns with a Mozart classic, the company's first in-person production in more than two years

Production of Don Giovanni set to open Wednesday night at the Victoria's Royal Theatre.
Tsawwassen music icon Jerry Doucette dies

Tsawwassen music icon Jerry Doucette dies

Doucette provided his talents for many fundraisers over the years
B.C. singer does not advance to American Idol's Top 14 despite 'best performance'

B.C. singer does not advance to American Idol's Top 14 despite 'best performance'

“I want to be here really bad,” Whitcomb told the judges.
Who is Caitlyn Hayes? North Van musician competes on Jeopardy!

Who is Caitlyn Hayes? North Van musician competes on Jeopardy!

Kay Meek Arts Centre musical director Caitlyn Hayes challenges fellow Canadian Mattea Roach on Monday night's (April 18) episode of Jeopardy!
B.C. singer tones it down, cracks Top 20 on American Idol

B.C. singer tones it down, cracks Top 20 on American Idol

Will Whitcomb make it to Top 14 tonight?
Grant Lawrence celebrates colourful Desolation Sound characters in latest memoir

Grant Lawrence celebrates colourful Desolation Sound characters in latest memoir

Lawrence will be doing a launch and live reading of 'Return to Solitude' at Squamish’s Brackendale Art Gallery on May 7.
B.C. climate scientists, composers score music to warn of planet's deadly potential

B.C. climate scientists, composers score music to warn of planet's deadly potential

From the sounds of melting glaciers to imagining three climate futures, a new sonic exploration of the Earth looks to offer a visceral warning and a call to action on climate change. It premiers at the University of British Columbia this month.