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Frequent buskers Johnny Bomblast, left, and Dave Harris perform in front of Munro’s Books on Government Street. The roommates recently completed a new album of original material entitled Clouds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Not even a pandemic can keep a good B.C. street musician down

Buskers ‘One Man Band’ Dave Harris and Johnny Bomblast team up to record pandemic-inspired album

Frequent buskers Johnny Bomblast, left, and Dave Harris perform in front of Munro’s Books on Government Street. The roommates recently completed a new album of original material entitled Clouds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Jessica Walter, who played a scheming matriarch in television series, has died. She was 80. Walter’s death was confirmed Thursday, March 25, 2021, by her daughter, Brooke Bowman. The actor’s best-known film roles included playing the stalker in Clint Eastwood’s 1971 thriller, “Play Misty for Me.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

‘Arrested Development’ actor Jessica Walter dies at 80

Walter was the Brooklyn-born, Queens-raised daughter of a Soviet immigrant mother

Jessica Walter, who played a scheming matriarch in television series, has died. She was 80. Walter’s death was confirmed Thursday, March 25, 2021, by her daughter, Brooke Bowman. The actor’s best-known film roles included playing the stalker in Clint Eastwood’s 1971 thriller, “Play Misty for Me.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Paul and Peter Luongo (centre) love sharing their passion for the ukulele with music students of all ages. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Uke leaders called to teach in international music sessions

In addition to joining global series, Peter and Paul Luongo launch new spring workshop in Langley

Paul and Peter Luongo (centre) love sharing their passion for the ukulele with music students of all ages. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
President of the West Coast Fine Arts Show Brian Croft at the last exhibition in September. (Aldergrove Star files)

West Fine Art’s spring show pivots to virtual gallery for first time ever

Exhibition, which raises funds for hungry children, was initially going to be at Aldergrove winery

President of the West Coast Fine Arts Show Brian Croft at the last exhibition in September. (Aldergrove Star files)
From left: Bono, Penelope Cruz and David Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of vaccine access. The ONE Campaign announced Wednesday that the series “Pandemica” will launch Thursday. (AP Photo)

Canadians lend voices to Bono’s animated ‘Pandemica’ series on vaccine importance

Actors Patrick J. Adams and Karine Vanasse are among the stars who’ve teamed up with U2 lead singer

From left: Bono, Penelope Cruz and David Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of vaccine access. The ONE Campaign announced Wednesday that the series “Pandemica” will launch Thursday. (AP Photo)
A view of the “Imagine Van Gogh” art exhibit at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Dreamlike ‘Imagine Van Gogh’ art show lights up a Vancouver venue this spring/summer

On tour, the ‘immersive’ exhibit has been extended to Aug. 29

A view of the “Imagine Van Gogh” art exhibit at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Langley resident Dianna Fast performs multiple roles in Gallery 7 Theatre’s digital production of The Little Prince, showing this weekend. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Empty nester moves onto the Gallery 7 stage in spirit-lifting production

A Langley mother and long-time musical director tries her hand at an Abbotsford play

Langley resident Dianna Fast performs multiple roles in Gallery 7 Theatre’s digital production of The Little Prince, showing this weekend. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Karen Lee Batten releases her latest single. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley musicians letting loose with new singles

Karen Lee Batten and Trigger Mafia have both released party tunes

Karen Lee Batten releases her latest single. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The winners’ artwork from the Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest will be turned into thank-you cards for the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. (Submitted)

Winners announced in provincewide Indigenous youth ‘gratitude’ art contest

Winners’ artwork from Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest to be turned into thank-you cards

The winners’ artwork from the Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest will be turned into thank-you cards for the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. (Submitted)
British Columbia officials plan to meet next week with arts organizations who’ve felt shut out of conversations about reopening plans during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The arts are not a ‘frill,’ say B.C. groups frustrated with lack of communication

Health officials plan to meet with arts organizations about reopening plans amid COVID-19 pandemic

British Columbia officials plan to meet next week with arts organizations who’ve felt shut out of conversations about reopening plans during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver-based artist Neil Peter Dyck’s work is on display at Fort Gallery during spring 2021. (Special to The Star)

Vancouver artist’s ‘recent paintings and drawings’ on display at Fort Langley gallery

Neil Peter Dyck exhibit works are ‘a combination of cabin fever, imagination and resourcefulness’

Vancouver-based artist Neil Peter Dyck’s work is on display at Fort Gallery during spring 2021. (Special to The Star)
An unknown stuntman leaps out a window on the second of floor of the Dann’s Electronics building in Cloverdale March 19. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
An unknown stuntman leaps out a window on the second of floor of the Dann’s Electronics building in Cloverdale March 19. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.

ON COOKING: Chef Dez offers tips on tastier salad dressings

Salad dressings range from the simple such as oil and vinegar to complex emulsions

  • Mar 18, 2021
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.
Sting photographed by Kevin Statham at GM Place (now Rogers Arena) in Vancouver in July 2000.

‘iWitness’ concert-photo book emerges from a year of Facebook posts during pandemic

Abbotsford’s Kevin Statham has photographed more than 4,000 concerts and other events since 1987

Sting photographed by Kevin Statham at GM Place (now Rogers Arena) in Vancouver in July 2000.
Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove (Aldergrove Star files)

Aldergrove’s Twilight Drive-in keeps retro weekends going for spring break

Space Jam, Austin Powers, Clueless, The Lost Boys, and School of Rock play March 19 to 22

Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove (Aldergrove Star files)
Infinity Cheer Elite members performing a routine in person before the COVID-19 pandemic. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove’s Infinity Cheer Elite members win at virtual provincial championships

Meena Goundrey, Kaitlynn Rivney, and Gigi Reimer all placed first in their levels

Infinity Cheer Elite members performing a routine in person before the COVID-19 pandemic. (Special to The Star)
Trevor Noah speaks at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Grammy Award ratings drop 51 per cent to record low

CBS’ telecast reached 9.2 million viewers Sunday, the lowest number on record

Trevor Noah speaks at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
DJ Goddess, aka Jessica Dhillon, with Maya the boa constrictor at Urban Safari in South Surrey. (Photo: facebook.com/iamdjgoddess)

DJ charms snakes, lizards at Surrey animal sanctuary during video shoot

‘Can’t wait to show you what we shot,’ the UBC-schooled DJ Goddess posted

DJ Goddess, aka Jessica Dhillon, with Maya the boa constrictor at Urban Safari in South Surrey. (Photo: facebook.com/iamdjgoddess)
This image released by Netflix shows , from left, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Ben Shenkman, Mark Rylance, Eddie Redmayne and Alex Sharp in a scene from "The Trial of the Chicago 7." (Niko Tavernise/Netflix via AP)

‘Mank’ leads Oscar nominations in a year of record diversity

Netflix, as expected, led all studios with 35 nominations

This image released by Netflix shows , from left, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Ben Shenkman, Mark Rylance, Eddie Redmayne and Alex Sharp in a scene from "The Trial of the Chicago 7." (Niko Tavernise/Netflix via AP)
Easter event in Aldergrove invites little ones to collect eggs on April 3rd. (Naomi Heith/Special to The Star)

Cookie decorating, craft making, and egg games set for Aldergrove Easter event

Kids three to 11 be signed up for event at St. Dunstan’s Church on April 3, from 9:30 a.m. to noon

Easter event in Aldergrove invites little ones to collect eggs on April 3rd. (Naomi Heith/Special to The Star)