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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: 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)

Review: Michael Buble blends humour, honesty in slick show

REVIEWWhat: Michael Buble When: Thursday nightWhere: Save-on-Foods Memorial CentreRating: 3 1/2 (out of five) WE WANT TO READ YOUR REVIEW OF MICHAEL BUBLE'S SHOW. SUBMIT IT IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW:

Review: Tool gets out of shed and into our heads

What: Tool with Trans Am Where: Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre When: Last night Rating: Rating 4.5 (out of five) Rock acts such as Pearl Jam, Green Day, Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers all visited Victoria on their way up to the big-time.

Review: Colm Wilkinson show mesmerizes; a 5 out 5 performance

REVIEW Who: Colm Wilkinson When: Last night Where: Royal Theatre Rating: RATING 5 (out of five) Celebrated Broadway star and marquee character Colm Wilkinson mesmerized a Victoria audience last night with his show Broadway and Beyond.

Fur flies in ballet mixup

Local dancers left out of Russian troupe's Victoria debut of Swan Lake