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Cinematic pop/metal/alternative band Asterous has given full rein to Rummy Kandola and Don Beaudoin’s musical and lyrical creativity, they say. (Contributed photo)
Cinematic pop/metal/alternative band Asterous has given full rein to Rummy Kandola and Don Beaudoin’s musical and lyrical creativity, they say. (Contributed photo)
FILE - Ellen DeGeneres appears during a taping of the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," in Burbank, Calif. on May 24, 2016. DeGeneres, who has seen ratings hit after allegations of running a toxic workplace, has decided her upcoming season next year will be the last. It coincides with the end of her contract. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Ellen DeGeneres to end her TV talk show next year: report

Three of the show’s producers exited over the summer amid allegations of a dysfunctional workplace

FILE - Ellen DeGeneres appears during a taping of the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," in Burbank, Calif. on May 24, 2016. DeGeneres, who has seen ratings hit after allegations of running a toxic workplace, has decided her upcoming season next year will be the last. It coincides with the end of her contract. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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Surrey artist’s paintings help him heal after cousin’s COVID-caused death

Sanjoy Das’ works are featured at PoMoArts starting May 20

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Surrey-raised rapper Merkules outside his old Green Timbers-area house. Its looming demolition triggers some memories for the musician. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

VIDEO: Rapper Merkules visits old Surrey home one final time before its demolition

‘It’s weird seeing the place gutted like this,’ he says of the Green Timbers-area rancher

Surrey-raised rapper Merkules outside his old Green Timbers-area house. Its looming demolition triggers some memories for the musician. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
The site of Sunfest, Laketown Ranch, will be open for camping this summer. (Citizen file)

Sunfest country music bash won’t be shining on B.C. in 2021

Annual Vancouver Island Festival cancelled due to COVID-19, along with Laketown Shakedown

The site of Sunfest, Laketown Ranch, will be open for camping this summer. (Citizen file)
Michael Bublé in video posted to Arts Club Theatre Company’s Youtube channel.

VIDEO: Arts Club alum Michael Bublé backs theatre company’s re-opening campaign

Pandemic has caused 15 months of suspended operations for Arts Club, founded in 1964

Michael Bublé in video posted to Arts Club Theatre Company’s Youtube channel.
FILE - This March 14, 2011 file photo, shows Lloyd Price appears backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, in New York. The New Orleans mainstay and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has died. Price was known for such hits as “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and “Stagger Lee.” His wife Jackie said he died Monday, May 3, 2021 in New Rochelle, N.Y. (AP Photo, File)

Lloyd Price, singer and early rock influence, dies at 88

The singer fashioned a deep, exuberant sound around the brass and swing of New Orleans jazz and blues

FILE - This March 14, 2011 file photo, shows Lloyd Price appears backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, in New York. The New Orleans mainstay and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has died. Price was known for such hits as “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and “Stagger Lee.” His wife Jackie said he died Monday, May 3, 2021 in New Rochelle, N.Y. (AP Photo, File)
A temporary facade was built in Fort Langley for the Sonic 2 movie that shot in April. Star Jim Carrey reportedly wrapped up the production by giving away a new SUV to a member of the production crew (Langley Advance Times file)
A temporary facade was built in Fort Langley for the Sonic 2 movie that shot in April. Star Jim Carrey reportedly wrapped up the production by giving away a new SUV to a member of the production crew (Langley Advance Times file)
Semiahmoo Peninsula entertainment entrepreneur Bill Brooks says BEC Entertainment’s role as an online streaming provider evolved out of necessity. Contributed photo

White Rock event promoter evolves into online presenter

Pandemic strategy has added versatility, Bill Brooks says

Semiahmoo Peninsula entertainment entrepreneur Bill Brooks says BEC Entertainment’s role as an online streaming provider evolved out of necessity. Contributed photo
Daniel Pelton (at left) and his jazz/pop band Long Time No Time have weathered the storms -both anticipated and unanticipated - of creating a new album, Tough Times, in the middle of a pandemic. (Contributed photo )

Semiahmoo Peninsula-raised artist recounts hard time creating ‘Tough Times’

Daniel Pelton and his jazz-pop band overcame multiple challenges

Daniel Pelton (at left) and his jazz/pop band Long Time No Time have weathered the storms -both anticipated and unanticipated - of creating a new album, Tough Times, in the middle of a pandemic. (Contributed photo )
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Top-10 ‘Maxim’ magazine contest model got her start in Surrey

Kajal Kumar hopes to earn $25K cash prize and a cover photo shoot

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White Rock’s Joan Bywater shows the setup she uses when participating in online paint parties hosted by the Seniors Come Share Society. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Virtual gallery showcases inspirations of Semiahmoo Peninsula seniors

‘What is art if not something that motivates more art?’

White Rock’s Joan Bywater shows the setup she uses when participating in online paint parties hosted by the Seniors Come Share Society. (Contributed photo)
Members of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. (File photo)

B.C.-wide #DayOfMusic to feature 100-plus free virtual concerts May 15

‘Our colleagues across the province have figured out new ways to perform and connect,’ VSO boss says

Members of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. (File photo)
Featuring John Cena, The Scriptures was being filmed in South Surrey Wednesday evening on 24 Avenue near King George Boulevard. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Featuring John Cena, The Scriptures was being filmed in South Surrey Wednesday evening on 24 Avenue near King George Boulevard. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Peninsula-raised guitarist Michael Fabro’s nuevo-flamenco album Tasting Notes is a distillation of all of his musical experience, he says. Contributed photo

South Surrey acoustic guitarist offers listeners a taste of Spain

‘Tasting Notes’ a heady blend of Michael Fabro’s musical influences

Peninsula-raised guitarist Michael Fabro’s nuevo-flamenco album Tasting Notes is a distillation of all of his musical experience, he says. Contributed photo
Store worker Simon Wright poses with Darth Vader at Cloverdale’s House of Cards on May the 4th. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

May the 4th be with you: Vader invades Cloverdale’s House of Cards

Life-size Sith lord unveiled at Cloverdale’s House of Cards on ‘Star Wars Day’

Store worker Simon Wright poses with Darth Vader at Cloverdale’s House of Cards on May the 4th. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The Myrtle Sisters. (submitted photo)

VIDEO: ‘Magical adventure through musical time’ coming to Surrey’s Digital Stage

East Van’s harmony-singing Myrtle Sisters are featured in online broadcast of ‘Out of Time’

The Myrtle Sisters. (submitted photo)
Harrison country artist Todd Richard adjusts his camera before filming “Green and Blue” as sung by he and the students of Harrison Hot Springs Elementary. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Harrison Hot Springs students team up with country artist, pay tribute to frontline workers

Students sang “Green and Blue” with Todd Richard as part of Music Monday

Harrison country artist Todd Richard adjusts his camera before filming “Green and Blue” as sung by he and the students of Harrison Hot Springs Elementary. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Olympia Dukakis as seen on Netflix’s “Tales of The City” (2019). (Hand-out photo: Alison Cohn Rosa / ©Netflix / Courtesy: Everett Collection via CP Images)

Oscar-winning ‘Moonstruck’ star Olympia Dukakis dies at 89

The veteran stage and screen actor’s flair for maternal roles helped her win and Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy

Olympia Dukakis as seen on Netflix’s “Tales of The City” (2019). (Hand-out photo: Alison Cohn Rosa / ©Netflix / Courtesy: Everett Collection via CP Images)
The possibilities of adding the richness and texture of gold leaf to mixed media works will be covered by Sonya Iwasiuk in a June 5 class sponsored by the South Surrey White Rock Arts Society. Contributed photo
The possibilities of adding the richness and texture of gold leaf to mixed media works will be covered by Sonya Iwasiuk in a June 5 class sponsored by the South Surrey White Rock Arts Society. Contributed photo