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Sunfest is set to go on without Billy Currington. (Citizen file)

Billy Currington cancels B.C. Sunfest country music festival appearance

Classic rock legend Randy Bachman tapped to replace him at annual Vancouver Island bash

Sunfest is set to go on without Billy Currington. (Citizen file)
Nashville-based singer-songwriter from Grande Prairie, Alta., Tenille Townes performs during Canada Day celebrations at LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, on July 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Tenille Townes leads with seven CCMA Award nominations

The 28-year-old Albertan already has nine CCMA trophies on her mantle

Nashville-based singer-songwriter from Grande Prairie, Alta., Tenille Townes performs during Canada Day celebrations at LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, on July 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Bard in the Valley will present three family-friendly performances of The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet in Langley’s Douglas Park (Langley Advance files)
Bard in the Valley will present three family-friendly performances of The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet in Langley’s Douglas Park (Langley Advance files)
Festival goers leave Worthy Farm in Somerset, England, Monday June 27, 2022, following the Glastonbury Festival. Organizers at Canada’s summer music festivals say even as pandemic restrictions lift and live concerts return to some semblance of normalcy, it’s anything but normal behind the scenes. (Photo from the Canadian Press)

From travel woes to inflation, music festivals face most unpredictable summer yet

Several factors make putting together a festival more tumultuous, costly and unpredictable

Festival goers leave Worthy Farm in Somerset, England, Monday June 27, 2022, following the Glastonbury Festival. Organizers at Canada’s summer music festivals say even as pandemic restrictions lift and live concerts return to some semblance of normalcy, it’s anything but normal behind the scenes. (Photo from the Canadian Press)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows writer/director Jordan Peele on the set of “Nope.” (Glen Wilson/Universal Pictures via AP)

QA: director Jordan Peele on the dreams and nightmares of ‘Nope’

Film is a flying saucer horror that digs into the nature of spectacle and the desire to document it

This image released by Universal Pictures shows writer/director Jordan Peele on the set of “Nope.” (Glen Wilson/Universal Pictures via AP)
FILE - Don McLean rides a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Feb. 22, 2019. For all those fans of the iconic song “American Pie” who have sometimes wondered about the lyrics they are singing loudly, singer-songwriter Don McLean shares the secrets in the new full-length feature documentary, “The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s ‘American Pie.’”. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Don McLean looks back at his masterpiece, ‘American Pie’

Song voted among the top five Songs of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America

FILE - Don McLean rides a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Feb. 22, 2019. For all those fans of the iconic song “American Pie” who have sometimes wondered about the lyrics they are singing loudly, singer-songwriter Don McLean shares the secrets in the new full-length feature documentary, “The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s ‘American Pie.’”. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
Actor and friend Jackson Davies posted this image as part of a Facebook tribute to his friend Pat John July 14 in the wake of John’s death at age 69. Facebook

Pat John, Indigenous actor on long-running TV show ‘The Beachcombers,’ dies at 69

John played Jesse Jim one of the first contemporary Indigenous characters on Canadian TV

Actor and friend Jackson Davies posted this image as part of a Facebook tribute to his friend Pat John July 14 in the wake of John’s death at age 69. Facebook
Susan Falk is honoured her large-scale painting was transformed into the promotional banners for this year’s Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival coming up July 21 to 24. (Special to Aldergrove Star)

Art reworked into street banners for jazz fest

Painter Susan Falk’s 2021 festival image is now flapping in the wind from Fort Langley street poles

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Susan Falk is honoured her large-scale painting was transformed into the promotional banners for this year’s Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival coming up July 21 to 24. (Special to Aldergrove Star)
Joani Bye from Big City Soul will kick off the 2022 Summer Festival Series at Willoughby Community Park Amphitheatre on July 7 at 7:00pm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Free musical evening every Thursday night for two months

Township of Langley returns with summer festivities

Joani Bye from Big City Soul will kick off the 2022 Summer Festival Series at Willoughby Community Park Amphitheatre on July 7 at 7:00pm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Katmoon, a local band, will perform on Wednesday, July 13 at McBurney Plaza from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local bands to perform every Wednesday in Langley City

City’s Sounds of Summer is a live music series

Katmoon, a local band, will perform on Wednesday, July 13 at McBurney Plaza from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser Valley Music Awards will be presented July 21 in Abbotsford. (Claudia Wyler Photography file photo)

36 nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

Winners named July 21 during outdoor concert series in Abbotsford

The Fraser Valley Music Awards will be presented July 21 in Abbotsford. (Claudia Wyler Photography file photo)
A performer from Circus Lab demonstrated some daring maneuvers at the drive-up version of Aldergrove Fair 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)

110-year-old Aldergrove Fair Days returns to the community

This year’s theme to connect past and future means a real mix of entertainers

A performer from Circus Lab demonstrated some daring maneuvers at the drive-up version of Aldergrove Fair 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)
Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Jan Rabson – A voice with character and character voices

TODAY IN B.C.: Actor has worked with Johnny Carson, Robin Williams, voiced ‘Minions’ and more

Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)
This image released by Hulu shows, from left, Selena Gomez, Martin Short and Steve Martin in a scene from “Only Murders In The Building.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Blankenhorn/Hulu via AP
This image released by Hulu shows, from left, Selena Gomez, Martin Short and Steve Martin in a scene from “Only Murders In The Building.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Blankenhorn/Hulu via AP
Marija Danyluk is an alumnus of Langley’s R.E. Mountain Secondary. She is part of Theatre Under The Stars’ latest musical production, We Will Rock You. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley talent performs in Queen musical – under the stars

TUTS audition was Marija Danyluk’s first post-pandemic shot at returning to the stage

Marija Danyluk is an alumnus of Langley’s R.E. Mountain Secondary. She is part of Theatre Under The Stars’ latest musical production, We Will Rock You. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Natasha Silva’s book of poetries, North Star Heart, is available at Indigo and online. She has a signing planned July 17. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley writer launches her first collection of poetry

At 11, future poet worked as a paper carrier for Langley Times

Natasha Silva’s book of poetries, North Star Heart, is available at Indigo and online. She has a signing planned July 17. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
This image released by Marvel Studios shows Natalie Portman, left, and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from “Thor: Love and Thunder.” (Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)

Langley movie theatre to show Thor in ‘immersive’ ScreenX format

The wrap-around screen format is at only a dozen theatres in Canada

This image released by Marvel Studios shows Natalie Portman, left, and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from “Thor: Love and Thunder.” (Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
FILE - Paramount Pictures vice president Robert Evans, left, his wife, actress Ali MacGraw, and actor James Caan, who plays Sonny in “The Godfather,” attend the world premiere of “The Godfather,” in New York on March 14, 1972. Caan, whose roles included ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Brian’s Song’ and ‘Misery,’ died Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at age 82. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - Paramount Pictures vice president Robert Evans, left, his wife, actress Ali MacGraw, and actor James Caan, who plays Sonny in “The Godfather,” attend the world premiere of “The Godfather,” in New York on March 14, 1972. Caan, whose roles included ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Brian’s Song’ and ‘Misery,’ died Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at age 82. (AP Photo, File)
First Nations artist Richard Hunt began carving at the age of 13 now at 71 he continues to hone his skills as he works on his latest piece the Sun Mask using red cedar to create his one of a kind artwork at his studio in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, June 30, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Feds urged to crack down on fake Indigenous art, copyright breaches

Senator says industry of fake Indigenous art may be worth millions of dollars

First Nations artist Richard Hunt began carving at the age of 13 now at 71 he continues to hone his skills as he works on his latest piece the Sun Mask using red cedar to create his one of a kind artwork at his studio in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, June 30, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
This image released by Marvel Studios shows Natalie Portman, left, and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from “Thor: Love and Thunder.” (Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)

Review: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ is pure bonkers filmmaking

Fourth edition of Marvel’s god of thunder is even more bananas than part 3

This image released by Marvel Studios shows Natalie Portman, left, and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from “Thor: Love and Thunder.” (Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)