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ZarYevka Ballet troupe pays homage to crime capers of the '40s and '50s with Thief on 42nd Street

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Fans become friends at bluegrass event

IN CONCERT 34th annual Coombs Bluegrass Festival featuring Dr. Banjo and Long Road Home, Old Time Fiddlers, Clover Point Drifters, the Breakmen and more When: Today through Sunday Where: Coombs Rodeo Grounds, 2595 Alberni Hwy.


Integrated Arts Festival, Friday and Saturday with 29 galleries and five offsite installations. Friday: Gallery open house 6-11 p.m. with Audio Visual Experience III at Vic Theatre, 8-11: 30 p.m.

Bright reprise hints at Mamma Mia's potential

REVIEW Mamma Mia! Where: Royal Theatre When: Tuesday evening. Runs until Sunday Tickets: $79, $89, available online at, by phone at 250-386-6121 or at the McPherson Theatre box office. Partially obstructed view seats, $20 off.

Jackson brother regrets rows

Jermaine Jackson says he regrets the turmoil that has embroiled his family and hopes it can be resolved peacefully and privately. Jackson said in a statement Wednesday that he regrets any distress caused to his late brother Michael's three children.


Historic Craigdarroch Castle. 1050 Joan Cres., daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m. to September. 250-592-5323. Fairmont Empress Tours: The Grand Ol' Lady is 104. Tour guides in period costume tell you the history and the gossip, daily at 10 a.m.

Critics' Picks

MUSIC What: Vancouver Island Hardcore Festival featuring Cowardice, AK 47, Hundy Thou, Erode and more Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

Go Movies

RATINGS 5 Outstanding 4 Very Good 3 Good 2 Fair 1 Poor OPENING Total Recall (Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Empire Capitol 6, SilverCity) In the future, a factory worker's role-playing mental vacation as a super-spy goes awry, leaving him a hunted man and

Proscuitto-wrapped stuffed chicken thighs with fresh tomato and olive sauce

You could serve the chicken with a green vegetable, such as steamed green beans or sautéed zucchini, and pasta, rice, polenta or boiled mini potatoes. Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: About 45 minutes Makes: 4 servings For the sauce: 1 lb.

Gizmo pulls up floppy plants

Half-hoop supports still available