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A mini summer series kicks off this weekend at Langley Community Music School featuring West Coast Chamber Music, followed by a second live concert on July 25 featuring the school’s own Rose Gellert String Quartet. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

TODAY: Live concerts return to Langley music school

Rose Gellert hall fills with the sounds of music again as it host a few in-person shows this summer

A mini summer series kicks off this weekend at Langley Community Music School featuring West Coast Chamber Music, followed by a second live concert on July 25 featuring the school’s own Rose Gellert String Quartet. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
This image released by Focus Features shows Anthony Bourdain in Morgan Neville’s documentary “Roadrunner.” (Focus Features/AP)

Why the Anthony Bourdain voice cloning in documentary ‘Roadrunner’ creeps people out

A documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make the late chef Anthony Bourdain say words he never spoke

This image released by Focus Features shows Anthony Bourdain in Morgan Neville’s documentary “Roadrunner.” (Focus Features/AP)
A new theatre group launches with the production of <em>The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood</em> at the Fraser Valley Cidery this weekend in Langley.The production includes Michael Charrois playing Jack Pudding. (Geoff King/Special to Langley Advance Times)

New travelling theatre group gets silly in Langley field

Merrie-Makers present fun take on Robin Hood this weekend

A new theatre group launches with the production of <em>The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood</em> at the Fraser Valley Cidery this weekend in Langley.The production includes Michael Charrois playing Jack Pudding. (Geoff King/Special to Langley Advance Times)
FILE - Drake Bell appears at the world premiere of “The Spy Who Dumped Me” in Los Angeles on July 25, 2018. Bell is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, July 12, 2021 in Cleveland to charges relating to a teen whom he met online and who attended one of his concerts in 2017 when she was 15. The 34-year-old Bell, of West Hollywood, California, pleaded guilty last month to a felony county of attempted child endangerment and a misdemeanor count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Actor Drake Bell gets probation on child endangerment charge

Jared ‘Drake’ Bell, 34, was also sentenced to 200 hours of community service

FILE - Drake Bell appears at the world premiere of “The Spy Who Dumped Me” in Los Angeles on July 25, 2018. Bell is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, July 12, 2021 in Cleveland to charges relating to a teen whom he met online and who attended one of his concerts in 2017 when she was 15. The 34-year-old Bell, of West Hollywood, California, pleaded guilty last month to a felony county of attempted child endangerment and a misdemeanor count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Britney Spears arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” on July 22, 2019. When Spears speaks to a judge at her own request on Wednesday, June. 23, 2021, she’ll do it 13 years into a court-enforced conservatorship that has exercised vast control of her life and money by her father. Spears has said the conservatorship saved her from collapse and exploitation. But she has sought more control over how it operates, and says she wants her father out. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Britney Spears’ new attorney says father must step aside

‘If this is not abuse, I don’t know what is’

FILE - Britney Spears arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” on July 22, 2019. When Spears speaks to a judge at her own request on Wednesday, June. 23, 2021, she’ll do it 13 years into a court-enforced conservatorship that has exercised vast control of her life and money by her father. Spears has said the conservatorship saved her from collapse and exploitation. But she has sought more control over how it operates, and says she wants her father out. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Madonna appears at the 11th annual Billboard Women in Music honors in New York on Dec. 9, 2016. Streaming service Paramount+ has landed a documentary that offers a glimpse into the personal life of Madonna and her work on the road.The streaming arm of ViacomCBS said Thursday that “Madame X” will make its debut in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, Nordic countries and Canada beginning Oct. 8. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Madonna documentary coming to streaming Paramount+ this fall

It will come 30 years after the pop star’s groundbreaking documentary ‘Truth or Dare’

FILE - Madonna appears at the 11th annual Billboard Women in Music honors in New York on Dec. 9, 2016. Streaming service Paramount+ has landed a documentary that offers a glimpse into the personal life of Madonna and her work on the road.The streaming arm of ViacomCBS said Thursday that “Madame X” will make its debut in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, Nordic countries and Canada beginning Oct. 8. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Nanaimo man Todd Cameron and his son Jack play with a miniature replica of Schitt’s Creek Cameron made from vintage children’s toys. (Photo courtesy Nicole Cameron)

B.C. man builds miniature ‘Schitt’s Creek’ out of vintage children’s toys

Nanaimo’s Todd Cameron previously had viral success with stop-motion video

Nanaimo man Todd Cameron and his son Jack play with a miniature replica of Schitt’s Creek Cameron made from vintage children’s toys. (Photo courtesy Nicole Cameron)
Britain’s singer Harry Styles poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the movie “Dunkirk,” in Dunkirk, northern France, Sunday, July 16, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Spingler

Harry Styles fans angered as singer cancels Vancouver, Toronto concert dates

The pop star released a schedule of his North American tour Wednesday but missing was mention of his Canadian shows

Britain’s singer Harry Styles poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the movie “Dunkirk,” in Dunkirk, northern France, Sunday, July 16, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Spingler
Joe Exotic in a still from Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” a true-crime documentary series. (Netflix)

Court orders shorter prison sentence for ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic

The former zookeeper will serve up to 22 years rather anywhere from 22 to 27

Joe Exotic in a still from Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” a true-crime documentary series. (Netflix)
This photo provided by M&M’s shows a scene from M&M’s 2021 Super Bowl NFL football spot featuring Dan Levy. Levy’s enthusiastic turn as host of “Saturday Night Live” has landed him another Emmy Award nomination. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-M&M’s via AP
This photo provided by M&M’s shows a scene from M&M’s 2021 Super Bowl NFL football spot featuring Dan Levy. Levy’s enthusiastic turn as host of “Saturday Night Live” has landed him another Emmy Award nomination. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-M&M’s via AP
Hannah Everett and Tyler Boe (of Pitt Meadows) star in Theatre in the Country’s upcoming production of Salt-Water Moon. (Reg Parks/Special to The News)

After months away, Langley’s theatre group back on stage before live audience

Theatre in the Country produces Salt-Water Moon this week

  • Jul 12, 2021
Hannah Everett and Tyler Boe (of Pitt Meadows) star in Theatre in the Country’s upcoming production of Salt-Water Moon. (Reg Parks/Special to The News)
Film crews used Langley City’s fire hall for shooting July 9, 2021. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Film crew takes over Langley City fire hall for shooting

Langley City Fire Rescue crews had some temporary guests

Film crews used Langley City’s fire hall for shooting July 9, 2021. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Tim and the Glory Boys to headline 2021 Summerset Music and Arts Festival in Fort Langley. (Special to The Star)

Summerset Music & Arts Festival announces performer line up for Fort Langley concert

Tim and The Glory Boys, Tyler Joe Miller, and Daniel Wesley to perform Aug. 27 to 29

Tim and the Glory Boys to headline 2021 Summerset Music and Arts Festival in Fort Langley. (Special to The Star)
Langley-based musician Dallas Smith, pictured during the “One Night in the Valley” fundraiser at Cloverdale Agriplex in 2019, will headline the Lifted Hotel Festival in Vancouver this September. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Langley-based musician Dallas Smith, pictured during the “One Night in the Valley” fundraiser at Cloverdale Agriplex in 2019, will headline the Lifted Hotel Festival in Vancouver this September. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
Stampede officials announced details of this year’s event as preparations continued on the grounds in Calgary on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary Stampede will require proof of vaccination for music venue

Daily attendance cut in half, chuckwagon races aren’t being held as part of COVID-19 precautions

Stampede officials announced details of this year’s event as preparations continued on the grounds in Calgary on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Kerington Franklin, a 12-year-old student at Betty Gilbert Middle School, made a three-headed dragon out of pipe-cleaners. (Special to The Star)

12-year-old Aldergrove artist crafts three-headed dragon out of pipe-cleaners

Kerington Franklin is inspired by terrifying creatures and can spend a whole month on one project

Kerington Franklin, a 12-year-old student at Betty Gilbert Middle School, made a three-headed dragon out of pipe-cleaners. (Special to The Star)
Khim Hipol’s digital photo taken in 2019 – pre-COVID – is one of the images on exhibit at Fort Gallery. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Art show turns spotlight on changes at home

Fort Gallery launches its annual juried show July 8 with 20 artists participating

Khim Hipol’s digital photo taken in 2019 – pre-COVID – is one of the images on exhibit at Fort Gallery. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Chef Dez offers tips for selecting and baking with cherries.

ON COOKING: Cherries the chef’s utmost favourite fresh fruit

When buying cherries, make sure they’re fully ripe as they don’t ripen after harvest

  • Jul 6, 2021
Chef Dez offers tips for selecting and baking with cherries.
This image released by Marvel Studios shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Black Widow.” (Jay Maidment/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)

For Johansson, fans, ‘Black Widow’ is a decade in the making

Star wanted Black Widow standalone film to be unexpected

This image released by Marvel Studios shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Black Widow.” (Jay Maidment/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)