Arts and Entertainment

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

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)
Moontock of Surrey is the recipient of the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote in the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards.

Winners of 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards announced in 16 categories

Musicians honoured from across Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Moontock of Surrey is the recipient of the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote in the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards.
Movie crews and cast members transformed Black Forest Cafe into PArty Marty’s as filming for “Buddy Games 2” took place throughout Harrison Hot Springs this week. The movie used a variety of locations throughout town. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: ‘Buddy Games 2’ films in Harrison Hot Springs

The comedy sequel is directed by, stars Josh Duhamel

Movie crews and cast members transformed Black Forest Cafe into PArty Marty’s as filming for “Buddy Games 2” took place throughout Harrison Hot Springs this week. The movie used a variety of locations throughout town. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Fraser Valley Music Awards will be presented July 21 in Abbotsford. (Claudia Wyler Photography file photo)

36 nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

Winners named July 21 during outdoor concert series in Abbotsford

The Fraser Valley Music Awards will be presented July 21 in Abbotsford. (Claudia Wyler Photography file photo)
A drummer from Uzume Taiko plays a taiko drum during the opening concert of the first full day of the 43rd annual Harrison Festival of the Arts on Saturday, July 9. (Adam Louis/Observer) [July 9, 2022]

PHOTOS: After two years, Harrison Festival of the Arts returns to Harrison Lake beachfront

Hundreds of festival-goers welcomed the iconic Harrison Festival back with open arms

A drummer from Uzume Taiko plays a taiko drum during the opening concert of the first full day of the 43rd annual Harrison Festival of the Arts on Saturday, July 9. (Adam Louis/Observer) [July 9, 2022]
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
Renowned composer/singer A.R. Rahman performs at Abbotsford Centre on July 15.

Award-winning singer/composer A.R. Rahman announced for Abbotsford Centre

Rahman’s work has gained international prominence and numerous industry honours

Renowned composer/singer A.R. Rahman performs at Abbotsford Centre on July 15.
Gerald Charlie and the Black Owl Blues is just one of several Indigenous groups that will play this Sunday in Boston Bar. (Hope Standard file photo)

Indigenous-focused concert in Boston Bar designed to lift spirits after Lytton fire

We Are Still Here being held this Sunday at Tuckkwiohum Village and available online

Gerald Charlie and the Black Owl Blues is just one of several Indigenous groups that will play this Sunday in Boston Bar. (Hope Standard file photo)
A Pacific tree frog takes shelter from the hot sun in a sliding glass door frame on May 10, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press file)

UFV Wildlife Protection Club looking for art to auction off at fundraiser

Funds raised through art sale will benefit the Fraser Valley Conservancy

A Pacific tree frog takes shelter from the hot sun in a sliding glass door frame on May 10, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press file)
The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival site at Vanier Park in Vancouver. (Photo: Maxine Bulloch/bardonthebeach.org)

Bard on the Beach returns with ‘laughter and magic’ of popular Shakespeare comedy this summer

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is the lone production on the festival’s BMO Mainstage

The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival site at Vanier Park in Vancouver. (Photo: Maxine Bulloch/bardonthebeach.org)
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)
Clown performers in Cirque Du Soleil's new-look "Alegria" show, performed in a Big Top at Vancouver's Concord Pacific Place (at False Creek), from March 25 to June 5. (Submitted photo)

‘Joy’ for Cirque du Soleil in Vancouver as company stages first show in Canada post-COVID

New-look ‘Alegria’ opens Friday inside 2,600-seat Big Top at Concord Pacific Place

Clown performers in Cirque Du Soleil's new-look "Alegria" show, performed in a Big Top at Vancouver's Concord Pacific Place (at False Creek), from March 25 to June 5. (Submitted photo)
Farren Timoteo in Made in Italy, 2022: set design by Cory Sincennes; costume design by Cindy Wiebe; lighting design by Conor Moore; photo by Moonrider Productions

Quick-change artist Timoteo hits the ’70s with hilarious ‘Made In Italy,’ his one-man musical

Arts Club show in Vancouver offers laughs about family, food, music and the life of Italian immigrants

Farren Timoteo in Made in Italy, 2022: set design by Cory Sincennes; costume design by Cindy Wiebe; lighting design by Conor Moore; photo by Moonrider Productions
University of the Fraser Valley Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Pericles, opening on March 24 at the Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)

UFV theatre in Abbotsford presents Pericles by Shakespeare

Production opens Thursday, March 24 for 6 in-person shows and 2 Zoom performances

University of the Fraser Valley Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Pericles, opening on March 24 at the Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)
Lizzy Elliott of Abbotsford has received a $20,000 grant to film a documentary on Skully White, owner of the gourmet hotdog business Lullys Food Experience. White donated a kidney to a customer in 2020. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford woman wins $20K grant to film Hotdogs for Life documentary

Project will feature Skully White, who donated kidney to customer in 2020

Lizzy Elliott of Abbotsford has received a $20,000 grant to film a documentary on Skully White, owner of the gourmet hotdog business Lullys Food Experience. White donated a kidney to a customer in 2020. (Submitted photo)
Pat Chessell is a singer/songwriter whose passion for Celtic music tinged with folk and western influences makes him one of B.C.’s prominent acts on the folk music scene. (Contributed Photo/Pat Chessell)
Pat Chessell is a singer/songwriter whose passion for Celtic music tinged with folk and western influences makes him one of B.C.’s prominent acts on the folk music scene. (Contributed Photo/Pat Chessell)
‘Where is My Daughter’ filmed in Agassiz on Wednesday, Feb. 23. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Agassiz to appear in upcoming TV movie

Little currently known about ‘Where is My Daughter’

‘Where is My Daughter’ filmed in Agassiz on Wednesday, Feb. 23. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Motley Crüe, shown here in 2012, returns on tour this year with Def Leppard and others, with a concert at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium on Sept. 2. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Big concerts are back in B.C. as several bands announce 2022 dates in Vancouver, other cities

Announced Thursday was a Mötley Crüe/Def Leppard show at B.C. Place Stadium in September

Motley Crüe, shown here in 2012, returns on tour this year with Def Leppard and others, with a concert at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium on Sept. 2. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Country music star Chris Lane stops in Abbotsford on Feb. 19. (Submitted)
Country music star Chris Lane stops in Abbotsford on Feb. 19. (Submitted)
Image from the performance of Celtic Illusion at The Palms Crown Casino in 2018. (Photo by Chris Hopkins)

Celtic Illusion fuses Irish dancing and magic in Abbotsford show

Event on April 6 at Abbotsford Centre features some of the world’s fastest taps

Image from the performance of Celtic Illusion at The Palms Crown Casino in 2018. (Photo by Chris Hopkins)
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