Arts and Entertainment

Tyler Scott Hoover, a professional Spider-Man cosplayer and model, is pictured in the classic costume of the Marvel comic superhero. In August 2022, as the iconic character marks 60 years in the vast, imaginative world of comic books, movies and merchandise, fans like Hoover reflect on Spider-Man’s appeal across race, gender and nationality. (Tyler Scott Hoover via AP)

As Spider-Man turns 60, fans reflect on diverse appeal

‘We should always be open to the possibilities’

 

Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith appeared on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Aug. 8 as a musical guest, and played her latest single Narcissist, which dropped midnight July 29. (Photo credit Todd Owyoung/NBC)

B.C. teen singer performs new single on ‘The Tonight Show’

Lauren Spencer-Smith was the musical guest Monday, Aug. 8, on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show

 

Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography

Among the stars

Painting, producing and performing all part of Constellation Festival co-organizer’s artist pursuits

  • Jun 24, 2022
Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography
Dance in Common’s Senior class of 2022. Emily Bruneski, back row, left to right, Wrin Gilroy, Maigann Relkov, Rahne Brunsch, Angelica Hyde,Marin Hagedorn, Denza Phung and Emma Sarnowski, in front, left to right, Corinne Stromsten (instructor), and Ursula Brunsch Rendek. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake’s Dance in Common ‘Awakens’ audience with dance showcase

The performance was a year end dance showcase

  • Jun 4, 2022
Dance in Common’s Senior class of 2022. Emily Bruneski, back row, left to right, Wrin Gilroy, Maigann Relkov, Rahne Brunsch, Angelica Hyde,Marin Hagedorn, Denza Phung and Emma Sarnowski, in front, left to right, Corinne Stromsten (instructor), and Ursula Brunsch Rendek. (Photo submitted)
Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society players perform during their Roaring Fiddles showcase combining their music, with elements of theatre and dance to transport the audience back to the 1920's and the golden age of radio. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society’s hard work pays dividends with successful showcase

Roaring Fiddles in the 1920s-Fiddling with the Radio Dial show a roaring success

Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society players perform during their Roaring Fiddles showcase combining their music, with elements of theatre and dance to transport the audience back to the 1920's and the golden age of radio. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The film Run Woman Run features actor Asivak Koostachin, who worked on the film <em>Portraits from a Fire</em>, filmed in the Chilcotin. (Shawn Goldberg photo)

Film Club returns with a screening of film by B.C.-born director Zoe Hopkins

Run Woman Run features a stellar all Canadian, all Indigenous cast

  • May 16, 2022
The film Run Woman Run features actor Asivak Koostachin, who worked on the film <em>Portraits from a Fire</em>, filmed in the Chilcotin. (Shawn Goldberg photo)
Young dancers Avery MacDonald, front row from left, Soraya Lothrop and in the back Molly Brown, from left, and Darbi Hamar prepare for a return to the stage and a live audience on May 28 and 29. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake dancers prepare to showcase talents in upcoming live show

Dance in Common to bring dance back to the stage and audiences on May 28 and 29

Young dancers Avery MacDonald, front row from left, Soraya Lothrop and in the back Molly Brown, from left, and Darbi Hamar prepare for a return to the stage and a live audience on May 28 and 29. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

At a pugnacious Oscars, Apple’s feel-good ‘CODA’ triumphs as best picture

Drama erupts as Will Smith slaps presenter Chris Rock

Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)

Summerland-raised animator’s Kickstarter campaign raises $2.5 million

Jenna Woldenga is retelling a Dungeons and Dragons campaign in a series of animated Youtube videos

Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)
Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)

‘Aquaman’s’ Jason Momoa resurfacing in Canada for sequel

Jason Momoa was last seen in Canada filming ‘See,’ which was shot in Harrison Mills

Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)
A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. The website for a Broadway theatre showing "Springsteen on Broadway" said it would only allow guests "fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine" — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

No Springsteen for you: AstraZeneca not good enough to qualify for Broadway ticket

Victoria area mayor among those unable to attend New York entertainment due to COVID-19 restriction

A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. The website for a Broadway theatre showing "Springsteen on Broadway" said it would only allow guests "fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine" — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell

Juno Awards ring in 50th anniversary; Justin Bieber, the Weeknd lead nominations

Both performers are also among the stacked list of popular artists nominated for fan choice award

The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell
Pharis and Jason Romero received a JUNO June 4, 2021 for Traditional Roots Album of the Year for their latest album Bet on Love. (Laureen Carruthers photo)

Horsefly folk duo Pharis and Jason Romero take home another JUNO

The couple’s latest record Bet on Love took home Traditional Roots Album of the Year

Pharis and Jason Romero received a JUNO June 4, 2021 for Traditional Roots Album of the Year for their latest album Bet on Love. (Laureen Carruthers photo)
The music video for “Green and Blue” featured a Willington Care Centre in Burnaby as well as some of the volunteers and employees. (Screenshot/Todd Richard)

‘Green and Blue’: B.C. country musician releases tribute song for front-line workers

Richard’s new single has been viewed more than 3,000 times on his YouTube channel

The music video for “Green and Blue” featured a Willington Care Centre in Burnaby as well as some of the volunteers and employees. (Screenshot/Todd Richard)
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo

When the world needs more beauty

Artist Vedrana Ascroft curates her Aquamaris Art Gallery

  • Apr 2, 2021
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo
Screenshot of Amazon Prime’s “The Mystery Mountain Project”

Mystery Mountain Hop: Documentary recounts quest for largest peak on the B.C. coast

Film available on Amazon Prime explores expedition of Don and Phyllis Munday to Mount Waddington

Screenshot of Amazon Prime’s “The Mystery Mountain Project”
Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos poses in this undated handout photo. Netflix plans to open an office in Canada in what the streaming giant calls “a big first step” toward content creation in this country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Netflix *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Netflix plans to open an office in Canada and grow its relationship with its creators

Netflix has 21 offices around the world, including Amsterdam and Rome

Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos poses in this undated handout photo. Netflix plans to open an office in Canada in what the streaming giant calls “a big first step” toward content creation in this country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Netflix *MANDATORY CREDIT*
FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Mary Wilson, a former member of The Supremes, is escorted after singing the national anthem before a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. Wilson died in Las Vegas, publicist Jay Schwartz told KABC-TV. When she died and other details weren’t immediately clear. She was 76. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Mary Wilson of the Supremes dead at 76

Artist posted YouTube video announcing work on new music just days before her death

FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Mary Wilson, a former member of The Supremes, is escorted after singing the national anthem before a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. Wilson died in Las Vegas, publicist Jay Schwartz told KABC-TV. When she died and other details weren’t immediately clear. She was 76. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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Canadian star Dan Levy hosts Saturday Night Live’

Levy has been riding an incredible wave of success

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