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The first moving mural to be released was Flower Power, located at 20251 Fraser Hwy., beside C-Lovers Fish & Chips. This mural features colourful daisies and was added to the Mural Walk in the fall of 2020. The murals filters have been accessed more than 23,000 times since the association launched them in November. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

More Downtown Langley murals about to start moving

People can sprout wings thanks to augmented reality

The first moving mural to be released was Flower Power, located at 20251 Fraser Hwy., beside C-Lovers Fish & Chips. This mural features colourful daisies and was added to the Mural Walk in the fall of 2020. The murals filters have been accessed more than 23,000 times since the association launched them in November. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Sherri Anne of the global band – Sister Speak – will perform solo on March 11 at Langley’s Bez Arts Hub. The concert will feature performances of classics from her first three albums and songs from her upcoming album. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A global band comes to Langley

The lead singer will perform solo and share songs and stories from her upcoming album

Sherri Anne of the global band – Sister Speak – will perform solo on March 11 at Langley’s Bez Arts Hub. The concert will feature performances of classics from her first three albums and songs from her upcoming album. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The cast of Bright Star include young artists from Langley and other neighbouring cities. Their team is comprised of faculty from both the music and theatre departments at TWU’s School of the Arts, Media and Culture. The new show is a musical based on true events and is set in the World War II era. (Jef Gibbons/Trinity Western University/Langley Advance Times)

Langley university theatre team to bring stories from Second World War

Seventeen actors, eight musicians and many others behind the scenes involved

The cast of Bright Star include young artists from Langley and other neighbouring cities. Their team is comprised of faculty from both the music and theatre departments at TWU’s School of the Arts, Media and Culture. The new show is a musical based on true events and is set in the World War II era. (Jef Gibbons/Trinity Western University/Langley Advance Times)
Eighteen artists presented their work at the thirteenth West Fine Art Show. The three-day exhibition started on March 4 featured former Canucks goalie Richard Brodeur and Indigenous artist Ron George Straight among many other Canadian artists. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Artists donate a portion of their sales to Langley charity

They collectively raised more than $18,000 at the annual West Fine Art Show

Eighteen artists presented their work at the thirteenth West Fine Art Show. The three-day exhibition started on March 4 featured former Canucks goalie Richard Brodeur and Indigenous artist Ron George Straight among many other Canadian artists. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Katie K, Kerri Gallagher, Susan Thompson, and Brooke N performed at America Got Talent Extreme. Their episode will air at 8 p.m. Monday, March 7 on America’s NBC. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley comedian to appear on America’s Got Talent: Extreme

Susan Thompson struggled with depression and mental health issues, now using comedy to help others

Katie K, Kerri Gallagher, Susan Thompson, and Brooke N performed at America Got Talent Extreme. Their episode will air at 8 p.m. Monday, March 7 on America’s NBC. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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ON COOKING: Chef Dez serves up comfort food, St. Patrick’s style

Broth or even beer add dimension to a potato casserole

  • Mar 5, 2022
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Established in 2016, the Rose Gellert String Quartet is the ensemble in residence at LCMS, and has given performances as part of LCMS’ concert series as well as throughout the Fraser Valley. The group will perform in Langley on March 5. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley music school invites public to music concert

Tickets for the show must be purchased in advance, and COVID rules apply

Established in 2016, the Rose Gellert String Quartet is the ensemble in residence at LCMS, and has given performances as part of LCMS’ concert series as well as throughout the Fraser Valley. The group will perform in Langley on March 5. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Dan Hare-led band Centrefield performed the music of CCR and John Fogerty during a Langley Charitable Nights series dinner/dance event at George Preston Recreation Centre on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Dinner/concert nights get people dancing for charities at Langley’s George Preston rec centre

‘We know it will be popular. It’s a great meal with great music, you can’t lose,’ organizer says

The Dan Hare-led band Centrefield performed the music of CCR and John Fogerty during a Langley Charitable Nights series dinner/dance event at George Preston Recreation Centre on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Organizer and artist Brian Croft at the 2019 West Fine Art Show fall exhibition and fundraiser for the Langley Hospice Society at the Glass House Estate Winery. (Langley Advance Times files)

Artist who discovered his Indigenous heritage at 60 among talent at Langley exhibition

13th West Fine Arts Show will also raise money for Langley Schoold District Foundation

Organizer and artist Brian Croft at the 2019 West Fine Art Show fall exhibition and fundraiser for the Langley Hospice Society at the Glass House Estate Winery. (Langley Advance Times files)
Small red beans pair well with rice in a dish by Chef Dez. (Black Press Media file)

ON COOKING: Chef Dez offers up Louisiana red beans and rice

Southern-style dish comforting in cold days of winter

  • Feb 27, 2022
Small red beans pair well with rice in a dish by Chef Dez. (Black Press Media file)
Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation's third annual Giving Hearts fundraising gala will take place on March 5. The money raised will help them buy a "high-tech" incubator. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Gala to help Langley hospital buy baby incubator

Giving Hearts Gala earmarks proceeds for speciality equipment to help children

Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation's third annual Giving Hearts fundraising gala will take place on March 5. The money raised will help them buy a "high-tech" incubator. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Virgin Radio’s Nira Arora is the guest speaker at the 19th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on March 10 in Abbotsford.

Nira Arora guest speaker at Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Event on March 10 in Abbotsford honours recipients in 6 categories

Virgin Radio’s Nira Arora is the guest speaker at the 19th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on March 10 in Abbotsford.
Michael Wuensche is a long-time Langley resident, who recently penned his first book, a historical fiction entitled The Untold Stories of Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley history and imagination combine in debut book

The Untold Stories of Fort Langley is centred around ancient battles in the historic village

Michael Wuensche is a long-time Langley resident, who recently penned his first book, a historical fiction entitled The Untold Stories of Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Students of Brookswood Secondary will present a musical theatre show, Something Rotten. Set in the 1590s, the play is a musical comedy based on a book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley theatre students dive into shakespearean era

Parents and community members assisted in decorating the set

Students of Brookswood Secondary will present a musical theatre show, Something Rotten. Set in the 1590s, the play is a musical comedy based on a book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Photography, sculptures, installations, video, and painting art forms will be featured at Fort Gallery in the <em>After Apple-Picking</em> art exhibition. Started on Feb. 4, the show will run until March 12. (Fort Gallery/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley gallery to showcase art work of Fraser Valley students

Photos, videos, sculptures, installations, and paintings exhibited together

Photography, sculptures, installations, video, and painting art forms will be featured at Fort Gallery in the <em>After Apple-Picking</em> art exhibition. Started on Feb. 4, the show will run until March 12. (Fort Gallery/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Valdy performed during the 2019 Summer Festival Series in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Live performers in demand: tentatively

Langley Township puts out call for musicians willing to be showcased in 2022 Summer Festival Series

Valdy performed during the 2019 Summer Festival Series in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Tyler Seib and Calum Farquhar from All in One Productions are filming Wheels of Time in Fort Langley, a short film about the village’s history and that of the CNR train station. They are in the process of producing a film version of the show that will be released this spring and presented on an on-going basis at the CN station. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley’s creative society launches a film contest

Teams will get 48-hours to showcase their creative skills

Tyler Seib and Calum Farquhar from All in One Productions are filming Wheels of Time in Fort Langley, a short film about the village’s history and that of the CNR train station. They are in the process of producing a film version of the show that will be released this spring and presented on an on-going basis at the CN station. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bill Buck is the subject of a memoir by his wife, Pauline, who wrote about their live as newbie farmers and his dementia diagnosis. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Book delves into being newbie farmers in Langley and a husband’s dementia diagnosis

The Bucks moved from a high rise building to hobby farm to be closer to family

Bill Buck is the subject of a memoir by his wife, Pauline, who wrote about their live as newbie farmers and his dementia diagnosis. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Film crews were in downtown Langley City Monday shooting, having morphed the Pentecostal Assemblies business office into a temporary sheriff’s office. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

New year of shooting underway in the City

Langley continues to grow relationship with film industry

Film crews were in downtown Langley City Monday shooting, having morphed the Pentecostal Assemblies business office into a temporary sheriff’s office. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Julia Dovey was raised in Aldergrove but moved to Abbotsford in her early 20s. Her debut book <em>Lipstick Tattoo</em> is a LGBTQ+ romance novel. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LGBTQ+ romance novel penned by Aldergrove-raised woman

Author Julia Dovey comes from a family of artists

Julia Dovey was raised in Aldergrove but moved to Abbotsford in her early 20s. Her debut book <em>Lipstick Tattoo</em> is a LGBTQ+ romance novel. (Special to Langley Advance Times)