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Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)

Food: Catching up with British Columbia chef, TV personality Thea VanHerwaarden

Podcast: Talk includes an early introduction to food, time on TV and future plans

Synth-pop duo Erasure. (Photo: facebook.com/erasureinfo)

Surrey video director ‘ecstatic’ to work with his favourite band since childhood

Stephano Barberis hired to do Erasure’s tour visuals and also direct music video for a song

Kerry O’ Donovan and Melissa Funnell are seen in White Rock Players Club’s most recent show, the online revue Duets, directed by club president Rebekah MacEwan. The club will attempt a full season of live shows at White Rock Playhouse starting in September. Rebecca Sutherland photo

Live theatre to return to White Rock Playhouse in the fall

Theatre troupe cautiously optimistic about upcoming season

White Rock singer-songwriter Richard (Tichelman) has been named grand prize winner in the Virtual Jim Beam National Talent Search. Contributed photo

National title for White Rock pop musician Richard Tichelman

Jim Beam online talent search win boosts career momentum

White Rock singer-songwriter Richard (Tichelman) has been named grand prize winner in the Virtual Jim Beam National Talent Search. Contributed photo
Members of the Heritage Rail Players stand beside the “Connaught” rail car at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway in Cloverdale in 2020. The FVHRS announced the railway will be reopening in August after being closed since Dec., 2019. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale’s heritage rail to reopen

Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society looking to replenish its depleted volunteer corps

Members of the Heritage Rail Players stand beside the “Connaught” rail car at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway in Cloverdale in 2020. The FVHRS announced the railway will be reopening in August after being closed since Dec., 2019. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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 scene from the 1985 movie “Back to The Future,” which stars Burnaby-raised Michael J. Fox (left) and Christopher Lloyd.

‘Back to the Future’ movie/concert for VSO in ‘return to full audiences’ at Orpheum Theatre

Four concerts to open orchestra’s 2021-22 concert season, starting Sept. 18

A scene from the 1985 movie “Back to The Future,” which stars Burnaby-raised Michael J. Fox (left) and Christopher Lloyd.
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Michael Charrois as Jack Pudding in “The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood,” produced for the stage by Merrie-Makers Travelling Players. (submitted photo)

‘The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood’ staged at Surrey park in Summer POP! series

Show times at Glades Garden are Aug. 12-14; tickets available online and by phone

Michael Charrois as Jack Pudding in “The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood,” produced for the stage by Merrie-Makers Travelling Players. (submitted photo)
Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to open Toronto International Film Festival

Steven Levenson adapted his hit Tony Award-winning stage show with Ben Platt reprising his acclaimed leading role

Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy
On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 the streaming giant announced plans to begin adding video games to its existing subscription plans at no extra cost. (AP/Jenny Kane)

Netflix confirms move into video games as its growth slows

The streaming platform reported its worst slowdown in subscriber growth in 8 years

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 the streaming giant announced plans to begin adding video games to its existing subscription plans at no extra cost. (AP/Jenny Kane)
Cloverdale singer Rayne is seen on the cover of her debut EP “False Love.” The six-song EP will be available on all streaming services beginning July 30. (Submitted)

Cloverdale singer Rayne to release debut EP

Lord Tweedsmuir alumna to launch six-song offering July 30

Cloverdale singer Rayne is seen on the cover of her debut EP “False Love.” The six-song EP will be available on all streaming services beginning July 30. (Submitted)
RCA Records presented a Tribute to Ray McAuley at the Newton Inn in February 1980, featuring an all-star band of B.C. Country Music Association members JC Cadeau, Gerry Hughes, Perry Mann, Ed Molyski, Norman Jones, Mark Telford and Jess Less. Admission was $3. The tribute concert is recalled in a book by Surrey resident Ray Ramsay, “Promo Monkey: My Life as a Bellhop in the Waldord Hysteria.” (Photo courtesy Ray Ramsay)
RCA Records presented a Tribute to Ray McAuley at the Newton Inn in February 1980, featuring an all-star band of B.C. Country Music Association members JC Cadeau, Gerry Hughes, Perry Mann, Ed Molyski, Norman Jones, Mark Telford and Jess Less. Admission was $3. The tribute concert is recalled in a book by Surrey resident Ray Ramsay, “Promo Monkey: My Life as a Bellhop in the Waldord Hysteria.” (Photo courtesy Ray Ramsay)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Emma Alves is seen here on the cover for her second studio album, “Up Late Writing This.” The album will be available on all streaming services beginning July 30. (Submitted)

Cloverdale’s Emma Alves to release new album July 30

Alves self-produced her latest offering, ‘Up Late Writing This’

Emma Alves is seen here on the cover for her second studio album, “Up Late Writing This.” The album will be available on all streaming services beginning July 30. (Submitted)
Dolly Parton talks about her “Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol” musical in a promo video posted to Youtube in 2018.

Dolly Parton Christmas musical promised by Arts Club, but touring shows on hold

This fall at Surrey Arts Centre, audiences should expect to see some shows staged there

Dolly Parton talks about her “Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol” musical in a promo video posted to Youtube in 2018.
Cloverdale BIA president Dean Moore and City of Surrey Film Liaison Officer James Monk received a cheque for $10,000 from the Scriptures Productions Inc. that will go towards the redevelopment of Hawthorne Square. The Scriptures gave the community donation to the BIA after they wrapped filming in Cloverdale after seven months. (Submitted)

BIA gets $10,000 to help redevelop Hawthorne Square

Money donated by the Scriptures Productions Inc. after filming ‘Peacemaker’ in Cloverdale for last seven months

Cloverdale BIA president Dean Moore and City of Surrey Film Liaison Officer James Monk received a cheque for $10,000 from the Scriptures Productions Inc. that will go towards the redevelopment of Hawthorne Square. The Scriptures gave the community donation to the BIA after they wrapped filming in Cloverdale after seven months. (Submitted)
This image released by Focus Features shows Anthony Bourdain in Morgan Neville’s documentary “Roadrunner.” (Focus Features/AP)

Why the Anthony Bourdain voice cloning in documentary ‘Roadrunner’ creeps people out

A documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make the late chef Anthony Bourdain say words he never spoke

This image released by Focus Features shows Anthony Bourdain in Morgan Neville’s documentary “Roadrunner.” (Focus Features/AP)
TEASER PIC. Comedian Jessica Pigeau will headline a Laugh Wild comedy show in Surrey on July 27.
TEASER PIC. Comedian Jessica Pigeau will headline a Laugh Wild comedy show in Surrey on July 27.
Singer/actor Diljit Dosanjh in the video for his “Umbrella” song. (YouTube screenshot)

Surrey connections to ‘Umbrella’ hit song by Indian pop star/actor Diljit Dosanjh

‘Dream come true’ for Chani Nattan and other Surrey-area artists who helped create song, video

Singer/actor Diljit Dosanjh in the video for his “Umbrella” song. (YouTube screenshot)