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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

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

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

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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
The band Crescent Sky in a photo posted to thecrescentsky.com.

Backyard concerts in Surrey promise ‘Summer Delight’ nights for Christmas on the Peninsula

Outdoor evening shows planned July 23-24 at home near Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest

The band Crescent Sky in a photo posted to thecrescentsky.com.
The Da Vinci Experience, on now at Tsawwassen Mills (5000 Canoe Pass Way), allows visitors to walk through the Italian polymath’s life and studio in a fully immersive visual experience and sensory exhibit featuring a 360-degree immersive room, a virtual visit to Da Vinci’s Florence studio, and replicas of his unique inventions reproduced based on the artist’s original drawings. (Submitted photo)

PHOTOS: ‘Immersive’ Da Vinci exhibit in Tsawwassen extended to October

The Da Vinci Experience also adding educational program, learning curriculum for student visits

The Da Vinci Experience, on now at Tsawwassen Mills (5000 Canoe Pass Way), allows visitors to walk through the Italian polymath’s life and studio in a fully immersive visual experience and sensory exhibit featuring a 360-degree immersive room, a virtual visit to Da Vinci’s Florence studio, and replicas of his unique inventions reproduced based on the artist’s original drawings. (Submitted photo)
TEASER PHOTO Renée Sarojini Saklikar. (Photo: sfu.ca/Samantha Vessios)

New ‘epic fantasy series in verse’ from Surrey’s first (and so far only) Poet Laureate

Renée Sarojini Saklikar’s ‘Bramah and the Beggar Boy’ published on July 17

TEASER PHOTO Renée Sarojini Saklikar. (Photo: sfu.ca/Samantha Vessios)
Rendering of a section of the proposed mural by artist Sandeep Johal on the lower courtyard windows of Surrey Arts Centre, as shown in a report to Surrey city council. (Photo: surrey.ca)

Temporary mural pitched for Surrey Arts Centre classroom windows

Three sections of Sandeep Johal’s proposed work are shown on city’s website

Rendering of a section of the proposed mural by artist Sandeep Johal on the lower courtyard windows of Surrey Arts Centre, as shown in a report to Surrey city council. (Photo: surrey.ca)
Landing in the Guinness World Book of Records for the lowest recorded female note gained Clayton’s Joy Chapman international attention in February, but she’s following up with her own solid brand of original retro-modern country, including a sassy new single, Could’ve Been Yes. (Contributed photo)

Guinness record-holding Surrey country singer releases inspirational single

Joy Chapman recently set a world record for lowest female vocal note ever recorded

Landing in the Guinness World Book of Records for the lowest recorded female note gained Clayton’s Joy Chapman international attention in February, but she’s following up with her own solid brand of original retro-modern country, including a sassy new single, Could’ve Been Yes. (Contributed photo)
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

‘Mountain’ memories: Surrey photog’s book recalls ‘crazy-ass scene’ of Merritt music fest

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
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TEASER PHOTO: AMAN JOHAL.

VIDEO: Boozy tales told by Surrey tour guide who knows all about Vancouver bar life

Award-winning Aman Johal works ‘Forbidden Vancouver’ tours and also at Fort Langley

TEASER PHOTO: AMAN JOHAL.
Tyler Joe Miller in a promo photo.

Surrey’s Tyler Joe Miller now a top-three finalist in ‘Top of the Country’ music contest

Champ to be announced this fall during Country Music Week in Ontario

Tyler Joe Miller in a promo photo.
Cloverdale-area farmer Mike Bose at his family-operated corn maze in 2016. The annual attraction won’t open this summer for the first time in 22 years. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey’s Bose Corn Maze won’t open this summer due to COVID uncertainties

The family’s 25-acre cornfield labyrinth first opened in 1999

Cloverdale-area farmer Mike Bose at his family-operated corn maze in 2016. The annual attraction won’t open this summer for the first time in 22 years. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Country singer Brett Kissel and the Surrey Canada Day crowd in 2018. (Photo: Rick Chapman)

SURREY NOW & THEN: Canada Day concerts have rocked Cloverdale since 2005 (photos)

‘We’ve been able to get some amazing, high-level talent on that stage’

Country singer Brett Kissel and the Surrey Canada Day crowd in 2018. (Photo: Rick Chapman)