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Abbotsford's Jada Klein

Abbotsford’s Jada Klein releases debut EP

Fresh off FVMA win, Robert Bateman grad’s ‘Always, Forever’ album arrives online

Abbotsford's Jada Klein
In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)

Taylor Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she’s re-recording music

Swift beat out Bieber, Post Malone and Roddy Ricch to win the top award

In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)
Chilliwack musician Mauvey won the Dakota Leslie Fan Vote – and $2,500 – at this year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards. The virtual event was held Thursday night (Nov. 19).

Winners of Fraser Valley Music Awards announced in 16 categories

Annual awards honour artists in pop, hip hop, jazz and more

Chilliwack musician Mauvey won the Dakota Leslie Fan Vote – and $2,500 – at this year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards. The virtual event was held Thursday night (Nov. 19).
Chilliwack group The Eddy J Band performed during the fourth annual Fraser Valley Music Awards in November 2019 in Chilliwack. (Claudia Wyler Photography)

50 nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

Winners to be named during virtual awards ceremony on Nov. 19

Chilliwack group The Eddy J Band performed during the fourth annual Fraser Valley Music Awards in November 2019 in Chilliwack. (Claudia Wyler Photography)
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)
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Maestro Otto Tausk. (Photo: vancouversymphony.ca)

50/50 lotto players buck up for Metro Vancouver musicians hit hard by COVID

‘Rapidly growing jackpot’ for VSO’s 50/50 draw as they go online with TheConcertHall.ca

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Maestro Otto Tausk. (Photo: vancouversymphony.ca)
Someone needs a manicure? The She Devil pursues Jvck Wilde in a cinematic music video about struggling with mental illness. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hip-hop artist Jvck Wilde produces She Devil music video

Dark, chilling and very cinematic, Wilde produces a gripping video on a tight budget

Someone needs a manicure? The She Devil pursues Jvck Wilde in a cinematic music video about struggling with mental illness. (Submitted photo)
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)
FILE - This Jan. 17, 1993 file photo shows the band Van Halen, from left, Michael Anthony, bass guitar, Sammy Hagar, lead singer, Alex Van Halen, drums, and Eddie Van Halen, lead guitar in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen dead at age 65 after long battle with cancer

Rocker had formed Van Halen in the 1970s with his brother

FILE - This Jan. 17, 1993 file photo shows the band Van Halen, from left, Michael Anthony, bass guitar, Sammy Hagar, lead singer, Alex Van Halen, drums, and Eddie Van Halen, lead guitar in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
The 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards are set for Nov. 19. (Submitted)

Over $10,000 up for grabs at 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards

Fifth annual event accepting submissions until Oct. 19, show set for Nov. 19

The 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards are set for Nov. 19. (Submitted)
Screen capture from the latest Berwick Qualicum Beach music video, ‘BQB On The Catwalk’, created in celebration of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Submitted)

VIDEO: B.C. seniors strut their stuff in campy music video

National Seniors Day celebrated with takeoff on 1991 hit from Right Said Fred

Screen capture from the latest Berwick Qualicum Beach music video, ‘BQB On The Catwalk’, created in celebration of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Submitted)
Elise Estrada in video posted to YouTube.

Reincarnation, baby! Music-making B.C. couple celebrate ‘miracle’ pregnancy

‘I (said) to Adam, ‘I really think this is your brother reincarnated,’ Elise Estrada says

Elise Estrada in video posted to YouTube.
Abbotsford musician Alex Smith is releasing his first solo album, Hot Nothing on Sept. 29.

Abbotsford musician Alex Smith to release first solo album

Hot Nothing, coming out on Sept. 29, features eight tracks

Abbotsford musician Alex Smith is releasing his first solo album, Hot Nothing on Sept. 29.
The four Trybe app founders outside Chad Kroeger’s jet on a trip to Silicon Valley. From left, Bill Swinimer, Felipe Freig, Chad Kroeger and Dan Swinimer. (Submitted photo)

B.C.-born Trybe social media app’s award system connects with Nickelback singer

Rock stars, jet planes, scooter tricks and the creation of a new platform ready for launch

The four Trybe app founders outside Chad Kroeger’s jet on a trip to Silicon Valley. From left, Bill Swinimer, Felipe Freig, Chad Kroeger and Dan Swinimer. (Submitted photo)
Lucas Yao and his mom, Cindy, sitting at the family’s grand piano. (Ronan O’Doherty/ THE NEWS)

Pitt Meadows piano prodigy memorizes Pi

Lucas Yao, 5, has memorized the mathematical constant to 500 places, and has played at Carnegie Hall

Lucas Yao and his mom, Cindy, sitting at the family’s grand piano. (Ronan O’Doherty/ THE NEWS)
Langley resident Andre Pienaar penned a Jesus Christ Superstar sequel. (Andre Pienaar/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley resident continues the story of Jesus Christ Superstar

Andre Pienaar penned his own sequel to the 1970s rock opera called Ascension

Langley resident Andre Pienaar penned a Jesus Christ Superstar sequel. (Andre Pienaar/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Although the festival will be streamed online instead of performed live due to the COVID-19 virus, Roots & Blues favourite Irish Mythen will be back this year. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Roots & Blues festival trades Salmon Arm stage for online streaming

Although COVID-19 has halted a live festival, it can be watched digitally on Black Press Media sites

Although the festival will be streamed online instead of performed live due to the COVID-19 virus, Roots & Blues favourite Irish Mythen will be back this year. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Abbotsford country singer Cambree Lovesy participates in the one-hour online Easter Seals Great BC Camp Out on Aug. 1. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford singer lends her voice to Easter Seals camp-out event

Cambree Lovesy part of online stories-and-song event on Aug. 1

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Abbotsford country singer Cambree Lovesy participates in the one-hour online Easter Seals Great BC Camp Out on Aug. 1. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford musician Liam Pasiciel has released his fourth album, Planet of Creation. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford musician Liam Pasiciel releases fourth album

Plant of Creation is entirely instrumental and moves beyond his ‘metal’ roots

Abbotsford musician Liam Pasiciel has released his fourth album, Planet of Creation. (Submitted photo)