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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

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

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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

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
Musician JJ Lavallee has a socially-distanced chat about his life and music career. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Musician JJ Lavallee has a socially-distanced chat about his life and music career. (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)
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
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Author’s set-in-Surrey novel won’t be a mystery during May 12 talk

Online Q&A planned with ‘Six Weeks to Live’ novelist Catherine McKenzie

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Music producer Bill Haggerty at his new Elevated Music store in Cloverdale. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Music producer opens record store in Cloverdale as pandemic project

Town centre is now home to both Elevated Music and Redrum Records

Music producer Bill Haggerty at his new Elevated Music store in Cloverdale. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Sitar player Sharanjeet Singh Mand is among performers featured in a “Music and Meditation” event recorded at Surrey Arts Centre for online broadcast Saturday, May 1. (Submitted photo)

‘Music and Meditation’ event recorded in Surrey for May 1 streaming

‘This is a chance for people to discover something new and benefit from what we’re benefiting from’

Sitar player Sharanjeet Singh Mand is among performers featured in a “Music and Meditation” event recorded at Surrey Arts Centre for online broadcast Saturday, May 1. (Submitted photo)
White Rock-based entrepreneur and business consultant Likky Lavji says it’s important to discover our own blind spots, whether in business or in personal life. Contributed photo

Identifying blind spots crucial to success, writes White Rock author of Death by BS

Likky Lavji says advice in his self-help book applies to both business and personal life

White Rock-based entrepreneur and business consultant Likky Lavji says it’s important to discover our own blind spots, whether in business or in personal life. Contributed photo
White Rock-based comedian/therapist/musician/rapper Lizzie Allan's TEDx talk shares how she turned personal shame into comedy. (Beverly Malcom photo)

Hilarapy co-founder Lizzie Allan TEDx talk online

White Rock comedian discusses turning past shame into fodder for her act

White Rock-based comedian/therapist/musician/rapper Lizzie Allan's TEDx talk shares how she turned personal shame into comedy. (Beverly Malcom photo)
New functional and decorative work by members of the Semiahmoo Potters Society can be seen online April 23-29 at semiahmoopotters.com (File photo)

Semiahmoo Potters’ sale goes online to observe pandemic protocols

Spring ceramics tradition continues in virtual form

New functional and decorative work by members of the Semiahmoo Potters Society can be seen online April 23-29 at semiahmoopotters.com (File photo)
Artist Jim Adams pictured in 2017 in the “cockpit” of his home studio in White Rock. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Vancouver Special’ show a home for art by one Surrey Civic Treasure starting May 22

White Rock’s Jim Adams welcomes the ‘major exposure’ at Vancouver Art Gallery

Artist Jim Adams pictured in 2017 in the “cockpit” of his home studio in White Rock. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
The Da Vinci Experience is scheduled to open at Tsawwassen Mills (5000 Canoe Pass Way) in June, with early bird tickets for shows July 15 to Aug. 15 on sale now. (Submitted photo)

‘Immersive art experience’ in Tsawwassen to showcase work of Leonardo Da Vinci

The Da Vinci Experience to open at Tsawwassen Mills in June, early-bird tickets on sale now

The Da Vinci Experience is scheduled to open at Tsawwassen Mills (5000 Canoe Pass Way) in June, with early bird tickets for shows July 15 to Aug. 15 on sale now. (Submitted photo)
Sue Blyth Hall talks about “Dyslexia: Enable the Learning Difference” during Surrey’s TEDxBearCreekPark event on March 27, in video posted to youtube.com.

‘Unparalleled success’: Surrey TEDx talk draws online audience from 30 countries

The 2021 event culminated after months of planning and production, curator Alan Warburton says

Sue Blyth Hall talks about “Dyslexia: Enable the Learning Difference” during Surrey’s TEDxBearCreekPark event on March 27, in video posted to youtube.com.
Vehicles line up for the Greater Vancouver Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival at the Chilliwack Coliseum parking lot on March 27. The touring event comes to Cloverdale this weekend, April 24-25 (Photo: Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)

Here are the food trucks coming to Cloverdale for a drive-thru festival this weekend

Nine trucks will be parked Saturday, nine Sunday during event at fairgrounds

Vehicles line up for the Greater Vancouver Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival at the Chilliwack Coliseum parking lot on March 27. The touring event comes to Cloverdale this weekend, April 24-25 (Photo: Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)
Delta character - and former White Rock resident - Pansy May Stuttard inspects a loaded revolver in the cover photo for Jim Dwight and Gary Cullen’s fascinating biography, Lord don’t want me Devil won’t take me. Contributed photo

West Coast’s ‘Pistol-packin’ Pansy’ lives on in colourful biography

Infamous Delta character ended her days in White Rock and South Surrey

Delta character - and former White Rock resident - Pansy May Stuttard inspects a loaded revolver in the cover photo for Jim Dwight and Gary Cullen’s fascinating biography, Lord don’t want me Devil won’t take me. Contributed photo
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VIDEO: On ‘Ellen,’ former City of Surrey employee works magic with new ‘Big Trick Energy’ gang

A decade ago, Wes Barker quit his job with the city to do magic professionally

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