Arts and Entertainment

Rafael Brisebois of Mission performs in Abbotsford on Thursday, Nov. 5 with Calvin Dyck. (File photo by Bob Friesen)

Mission and Abbotsford musical pair perform ‘Morning Melodies’

Rafael Brisebois and Calvin Dyck featured on Nov. 5 at Bakerview Church

Rafael Brisebois of Mission performs in Abbotsford on Thursday, Nov. 5 with Calvin Dyck. (File photo by Bob Friesen)
The Abbotsford Arts Council’s Anonymous Art Show is normally held in person, but this year the exhibit will be held online, starting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Arts Council presents online Anonymous Art Show

Half the proceeds go to artists, and other half goes to arts council

The Abbotsford Arts Council’s Anonymous Art Show is normally held in person, but this year the exhibit will be held online, starting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1. (Abbotsford News file photo)
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie “The Name of the Rose” at a news conference in London. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Gerald Penny, File)

Actor Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90

Oscar-winner was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie “The Name of the Rose” at a news conference in London. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Gerald Penny, File)
Abbotsford author Katrina Wiggins has been shortlisted for the Page Turner Award eBook Award for her young adult novel, Blind the Eyes.

Abbotsford author shortlisted for literary award for young adult novel

Katrina Wiggins’ book Blind the Eyes is about climate crisis and monsters

Abbotsford author Katrina Wiggins has been shortlisted for the Page Turner Award eBook Award for her young adult novel, Blind the Eyes.
Abbotsford singer-songwriter Ben Cottrill has released Velvet Regrets, Vol. 2, a followup to the first volume earlier this year. (Photo by Adam Nickel)

Abbotsford singer releases sequel to earlier 2020 release

Musician Ben Cottrill releases Velvet Regrets, Vol. 2

Abbotsford singer-songwriter Ben Cottrill has released Velvet Regrets, Vol. 2, a followup to the first volume earlier this year. (Photo by Adam Nickel)
Jordain Culpepper of Abbotsford releases a new EP on Oct. 16. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford musician Jordain Culpepper releases new EP

Singer-songwriter releases Love Somebody on Oct. 16

Jordain Culpepper of Abbotsford releases a new EP on Oct. 16. (Submitted photo)
Tourists and film crew members milled about on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison during the filming of “Neverbrides.” “Solitary” will be filming in East Sector Park. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Tourists and film crew members milled about on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison during the filming of “Neverbrides.” “Solitary” will be filming in East Sector Park. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Frank Kadillac, left, and Adrian Morris of Neon Dreams pose in an undated handout photo. (Warner Music Canada photo)

Neon Dreams and Chantal Kreviazuk test waters of multi-province concert tours

Contact tracing will be in effect, according to websites for several of the venues, and masks will be mandatory

Frank Kadillac, left, and Adrian Morris of Neon Dreams pose in an undated handout photo. (Warner Music Canada photo)
Los Borrachos from Vancouver Island perform in the parking lot of a long-term care home in Williams Lake Tuesday, Sept. 22. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Los Borrachos from Vancouver Island perform in the parking lot of a long-term care home in Williams Lake Tuesday, Sept. 22. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kíla is set to perform on Saturday, September 26, in a virtual concert. (Contributed graphic/Kíla)

Irish folk supergroup Kíla set to perform on Saturday

Online concert will be available through Harrison Festival Society

Kíla is set to perform on Saturday, September 26, in a virtual concert. (Contributed graphic/Kíla)
Former MasterChef contestant and home cook Tammy Wood is seen here competing on Wall of Chefs for Food Network Canada. The episode featuring the Agassiz chef will air on Tuesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. PST. (Contributed Photo/Sossy Outdoors)

Agassiz chef set to compete on ‘Wall of Chefs’

Tammy Wood is a former MasterChef Canada contestant

Former MasterChef contestant and home cook Tammy Wood is seen here competing on Wall of Chefs for Food Network Canada. The episode featuring the Agassiz chef will air on Tuesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. PST. (Contributed Photo/Sossy Outdoors)
Signage appears as guests attend day one of the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto. With COVID-19 rattling the entire circuit, resulting in a trimmed Toronto International Film Festival slate that’s mostly online, the industry is looking for new ways to gain momentum for projects that in many cases have been finished remotely during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello, Invision

Filmmakers relying on virtual world to build buzz at Toronto film festival

TIFF’s 45th edition runs Sept. 10-19 with a mix of digital and socially distanced physical screenings

Signage appears as guests attend day one of the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto. With COVID-19 rattling the entire circuit, resulting in a trimmed Toronto International Film Festival slate that’s mostly online, the industry is looking for new ways to gain momentum for projects that in many cases have been finished remotely during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello, Invision
Filming days for “Neverbrides” often stretched into the night throughout Agassiz-Harrison. (Contributed Photo/Fraser River Lodge)

‘My Best Friend’s Bouquet’: more details released about movie filmed in Agassiz-Harrison

Formerly ‘Neverbrides,’ the film premiers October 10 on the Hallmark Channel

Filming days for “Neverbrides” often stretched into the night throughout Agassiz-Harrison. (Contributed Photo/Fraser River Lodge)
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Canada House in London. Six months after detangling their work lives from the British royal family, the couple have signed a multiyear deal with Netflix. According to a statement Wednesday, they plan to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming through a new production company. The two recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California, with baby Archie. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Prince Harry and Meghan sign production deal with Netflix

Prince Harry and Meghan have signed a deal to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Canada House in London. Six months after detangling their work lives from the British royal family, the couple have signed a multiyear deal with Netflix. According to a statement Wednesday, they plan to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming through a new production company. The two recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California, with baby Archie. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
UBCO students painted this two-storey salmon mural in Kelowna near the CTQ Consultants building. The Miami River Flood Pump Station project in Harrison Hot Springs inspired this work of art. (Contributed Photo/CTQ)

Harrison screw pumps inspire Okanagan art

Two-storey mural stands in downtown Kelowna

UBCO students painted this two-storey salmon mural in Kelowna near the CTQ Consultants building. The Miami River Flood Pump Station project in Harrison Hot Springs inspired this work of art. (Contributed Photo/CTQ)
(File photo/Vickie Legere)

Harrison Festival Society weekend workshops postponed

Poor weather forecasts have shelved the workshops for now

(File photo/Vickie Legere)
Image by Andreas Glöckner from Pixabay

Three Abbotsford actors in Langley theatre’s online production

Theatre in the Country presents Pride and Prejudice on July 24 and 25

  • Jul 24, 2020
Image by Andreas Glöckner from Pixabay
Hollywood North: Hallmark movie filming in Harrison Hot Springs
Hollywood North: Hallmark movie filming in Harrison Hot Springs
Saniya Kaushal of Abbotsford has released a book of poetry titled “you are not ugly.”                                 Submitted photo

Abbotsford woman releases book of poetry

Saniya Kaushal’s ‘you are not ugly’ addresses hurtful words and behaviours

  • Jul 15, 2020
Saniya Kaushal of Abbotsford has released a book of poetry titled “you are not ugly.”                                 Submitted photo
Abbotsford author Fran Bosa has released her autobiography, titled One Life on Earth.

Abbotsford author releases autobiography One Life on Earth

Fran Bosa details her experiences with tragedy, loss and hardship

  • Jun 16, 2020
Abbotsford author Fran Bosa has released her autobiography, titled One Life on Earth.