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Top talents who succeed at acting and music

Fear not for Joaquin Phoenix, the man who portrayed the Man in Black. The two-time Oscar nominee, who recently retired from acting, isn't making the transition to the concert stage all by his lonesome.

Troupe plots classic lineup

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre unveils ambitious plans for inaugural season

Blue Bridge spans theatrical gap

New troupe links emerging talents with established professionals

Blood-lovers show restraint in Dorian Gray

Tale of a young man's descent into evil told with just one geyser of gore

Review: Despite hype, Paul Potts has long way to go

What: Paul Potts with special guests Three Graces When: Last night Where: McPherson Playhouse - - - Everyone loves a fairytale, especially the one about a wretched, forlorn commoner who suddenly discovers a hidden talent that magically transports him
Hot topics -- Avril Lavigne review: Best Damn Show? Not even close

Hot topics -- Avril Lavigne review: Best Damn Show? Not even close

REVIEWWhat: Avril Lavigne When: Wednesday nightWhere: Save-on-Foods Memorial CentreRating: 2 1/2 (out of five) Concert set list: 1. Girlfriend2. I Can Do Better3. Complicated4. My Happy Ending5. I’m With You6. I Always Get What I Want7.

Review: Heartland rocker John Mellencamp delivers

Veteran performer still goin' strong after 30 years in rock 'n' roll

Ballet potential shines through the romantic fluff

REVIEW What: Romantic Hearts (Ballet Victoria) When: Friday night Where: McPherson Playhouse Rating: 3 1/2 stars (out of five) - - - This weekend Ballet Victoria delivered a Valentine's gift to this city that was breezy, enjoyable and showed glimmers

Review: Symphony fans missed fabulous opening

REVIEW What: Inspirations from the Natural World, Victoria Symphony New Currents Festival of Music (festival continues through Feb. 5) When: Last Night Where: MacPherson Playhouse Info: victoriasymphony.ca or Tel.

Review: Performance art poets serve up a lively romp

REVIEWWhat: The Four Horsemen Project When: Thursday nightWhere: Metro StudioRating: 4 1/2 (out of five)