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Victoria-raised 'Iron Claw' director was 'haunted' by real-life wrestling tragedy

Victoria-raised 'Iron Claw' director was 'haunted' by real-life wrestling tragedy

When pro wrestler Kerry Von Erich died by suicide in 1993, it left a mark on Sean Durkin. The Ontario-born, Victoria-raised writer-director was 12 at the time, but he's been thinking about it ever since. 
Explore: Christmas at Helmcken House; Festival of Trees; baroque music

Explore: Christmas at Helmcken House; Festival of Trees; baroque music

Upcoming events: Old-timey Christmas exhibit to Dec. 31; Festival of Trees to Jan. 3; Old Music for the New Year on Jan. 1
Critic's picks: Jesus Christ Superstar; Astrocolor; The Victoria Symphony

Critic's picks: Jesus Christ Superstar; Astrocolor; The Victoria Symphony

Arts writer Mike Devlin picks his favourite upcoming events, including Jesus Christ Superstar at the Royal Theatre, Jan. 2-7
'Perfect venue': Anthony Hopkins plays piano at popular Vancouver hotel

'Perfect venue': Anthony Hopkins plays piano at popular Vancouver hotel

The Academy Award winner shows his skills in the lobby.
Competing petitions spring up over whether Belfry should stage play set in Israel

Competing petitions spring up over whether Belfry should stage play set in Israel

About 900 people have signed a petition asking the Belfry to remove The Runner from its Spark Festival lineup in March.
Clooney film The Boys in the Boat has resonance among Island rowers

Clooney film The Boys in the Boat has resonance among Island rowers

Stirring tale about 1936 University of Washington Huskies men’s eight rowing crew that won Olympic gold.
North Vancouver Swifties targeted with online Taylor Swift ticket scam

North Vancouver Swifties targeted with online Taylor Swift ticket scam

Two North Shore fans are out more than $2,800 after a Facebook seller failed to deliver
Ballet Victoria's Nutcracker returns, fresh from triumphant U.S. tour

Ballet Victoria's Nutcracker returns, fresh from triumphant U.S. tour

Ballet Victoria will perform The Gift of the Nutcracker at the Royal Theatre Dec. 28-30
Festive Brass makes holiday magic at UVic Thursday night

Festive Brass makes holiday magic at UVic Thursday night

Festive Brass will perform traditional carols and seasonal favourites at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium Thursday, Dec. 21.
Critic's picks: Daniel Lapp; CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble; Wonderheads

Critic's picks: Daniel Lapp; CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble; Wonderheads

Arts writer Mike Devlin picks his favourite upcoming events, including Daniel Lapp’s Home For Christmas at The Royal Theatre tonight.