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Mike Devlin

Mike Devlin

Mike Devlin has covered arts and entertainment for the Times Colonist since 1997.

Born and raised in Victoria, the Camosun College graduate was among a team of Times Colonist reporters nominated for a Jack Webster award for best print news reporting in 2014.

He is currently a Polaris Music Prize and Juno Awards juror and a DJ at various local events and festivals.

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Recent Work by Mike

New boss is out at Island film commission after less than two months on the job

New boss is out at Island film commission after less than two months on the job

Peter Hayman was hired by Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission to succeed film industry veteran Kathleen Gilbert, who retired April 30 after 14 years in the role. He started work on May 1.
Phillips Backyard fest making its mark with star-studded roster

Phillips Backyard fest making its mark with star-studded roster

The line-up for Tilt!, at Phillips Backyard July 5-7, features Orville Peck, Noah Cyrus, Jessie Reyez, Saint Motel, Half Moon Run, Flyana Boss and more
Critic's picks: Comedy night; Shakespeare festival; Eventide

Critic's picks: Comedy night; Shakespeare festival; Eventide

Arts writer Mike Devlin picks his favourite upcoming events, including Comedy for a Cause at the Vic Theatre on Friday, July 5.
Events: Bruce McCulloch, Waterfront Music Series, Guy Babineau

Events: Bruce McCulloch, Waterfront Music Series, Guy Babineau

Weekend events: Bruce McCulloch's solo show comes to Victoria; Waterfront Music series kicks off Monday; Guy Babineau reads his new book on Tuesday
Sobey family art collection makes rare tour stop at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Sobey family art collection makes rare tour stop at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

The show features iconic pieces from one of Canada’s most legendary private collections, with paintings by Emily Carr and Tom Thomson, among others.
With Gwen Stefani Island bound, Laketown Shakedown is ready to party

With Gwen Stefani Island bound, Laketown Shakedown is ready to party

Gwen Stefani’s Laketown Shakedown set on Sunday will be her first full concert on Vancouver Island since No Doubt’s show at Harpo’s in 1992.
Drag Ball Game, Big Gay Dog Walk kick off Victoria Pride Week

Drag Ball Game, Big Gay Dog Walk kick off Victoria Pride Week

Victoria Pride Week kicks off Monday with The Memorial Drag Ball Game at Vic West Park.
Victoria's Jazzfest shines a spotlight on emerging artists

Victoria's Jazzfest shines a spotlight on emerging artists

Free 40th anniversary party at Bullen Park a family-friendly highlight of this year’s TD Victoria International Jazz Festival
Vancouver Island's Cameron Whitcomb a star on the rise

Vancouver Island's Cameron Whitcomb a star on the rise

Cameron Whitcomb, who turned 21 in March, was introduced to North American audiences in 2022, when he shot out of obscurity and into the Top 20 on American Idol.
Farquhar Auditorium to open season with Symphony collaboration

Farquhar Auditorium to open season with Symphony collaboration

UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium opens its upcoming season on Sept. 19 with Voices in Circle: Amplifying Indigenous Cultural Voices, a season-long series.
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