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The Correlieu Players have been busy practicing for their upcoming production Shrek The Musical JR. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Shrek the Musical coming to a theatre near you

The Correlieu Players will be live at the Chuck Mobley Theatre next week

Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Dustin Bentall, left, Trixie Berkel and Bruce Ambler take a break while recording their first album for the Blue Wranglers. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Clinton’s Blue Wranglers cut their first record

The songs were recorded over a 10-day stretch this month

Dustin Bentall, left, Trixie Berkel and Bruce Ambler take a break while recording their first album for the Blue Wranglers. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)
Julia Mackey calls this photo of her holding hands with D-Day veteran David Leon Teacher one of her favourites. She still keeps in touch with him after they met in Normandy several years ago following a showing of Jake’s Gift. (Dirk Van Stralen photo)

Remembrance-themed one-person play returns to Wells Sunset Theatre

Two performances of Jake’s Gift will be performed by Julie Mackey before Remembrance Day

Julia Mackey calls this photo of her holding hands with D-Day veteran David Leon Teacher one of her favourites. She still keeps in touch with him after they met in Normandy several years ago following a showing of Jake’s Gift. (Dirk Van Stralen photo)
Director Niki Caro (left) with ‘The Mother’ star Jennifer Lopez on set in Vancouver. (Twitter/@FilmUpdates)

New Netflix film starring Jennifer Lopez filming in Northwest B.C.

Filming taking place in Lower Mainland and Bulkley Valley with release of “The Mother” set for 2022

Director Niki Caro (left) with ‘The Mother’ star Jennifer Lopez on set in Vancouver. (Twitter/@FilmUpdates)
Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
Barker Street Cinema will be releasing its first feature-length film this year. (Jesse McKinnon photo)

Barker Street Cinema nears completion on holiday-inspired film

A Great North Christmas to be released later this year

Barker Street Cinema will be releasing its first feature-length film this year. (Jesse McKinnon photo)
This year’s Island Mountain Arts Wells Works exhibition features works by, from left to right, Peter Corbett, Lindsay Kay and Bill Horne. The exhibition opened Dec. 10 and runs until Jan. 24 at the IMA Public Gallery in Wells. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: Wells Works exhibition showcases local artists

The Island Mountain Arts exhibition includes 26 works and runs until Jan. 24

This year’s Island Mountain Arts Wells Works exhibition features works by, from left to right, Peter Corbett, Lindsay Kay and Bill Horne. The exhibition opened Dec. 10 and runs until Jan. 24 at the IMA Public Gallery in Wells. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Hanging the new show featuring works by new and local artists Saturday, Dec. 5 at The Space Above Gallery in Granville’s Lounge above Books and Company in downtown Quesnel. The show runs until Jan. 16. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

New artists’ works highlighted in latest The Space Above Gallery show

The show runs until Jan. 16 and features work by Quesnel artists and workshop participants

Hanging the new show featuring works by new and local artists Saturday, Dec. 5 at The Space Above Gallery in Granville’s Lounge above Books and Company in downtown Quesnel. The show runs until Jan. 16. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel author L.G.A. McIntyre will be signing copies of her new book, The Prince: Lies of Lesser Gods Book Four, Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1-5 p.m. at Books and Company. (Photo Submitted)

Quesnel author L.G.A. McIntyre signing newest book Dec. 5

The Prince is Book 4 of the five-book Lies of Lesser Gods series

Quesnel author L.G.A. McIntyre will be signing copies of her new book, The Prince: Lies of Lesser Gods Book Four, Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1-5 p.m. at Books and Company. (Photo Submitted)
The Bridge is a linocut with watercolour work by Mo Hamilton, a Prince George artist who presented her 100 Houses Project at the Island Mountain Arts (IMA) Gallery in Wells in early 2019. This is Lot 27 in the IMA fundraising online art auction, which runs until Nov. 22. (Island Mountain Arts Facebook Photo)

Fundraising online auction for Island Mountain Arts closes Nov. 22

Thirty-eight lots feature art from Robert Bateman, Peter Corbett, Bill Horne, Toni Onley and others

The Bridge is a linocut with watercolour work by Mo Hamilton, a Prince George artist who presented her 100 Houses Project at the Island Mountain Arts (IMA) Gallery in Wells in early 2019. This is Lot 27 in the IMA fundraising online art auction, which runs until Nov. 22. (Island Mountain Arts Facebook Photo)
Julie Fowler speaks to <em>Still Standing</em> host Jonny Harris while Harris films an episode of the CBC television show in Wells. (Chris Armstrong Photo/Island Mountain Arts Facebook)

Julie Fowler of Wells wins provincial Distinguished Service Award

The award arrived in the mail as Fowler wrapped up her job with Island Mountain Arts and ArtsWells

Julie Fowler speaks to <em>Still Standing</em> host Jonny Harris while Harris films an episode of the CBC television show in Wells. (Chris Armstrong Photo/Island Mountain Arts Facebook)
Clockwise from top left, Julie Fowler of Island Mountain Arts and ArtsWells, moderator Inga Petri, Erin Collins of the Cygnet Folk Festival in Australia and Sydney Black of the Nelson and District Arts Council, take part in “Been There Done That: A Pecha Kucha On What We Learned in 2020” Thursday, Oct. 22 during the sixth annual Northern Exposure Conference. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Northern Exposure conference builds connections, even through a screen

The virtual arts conference attracted 90 participants this year

Clockwise from top left, Julie Fowler of Island Mountain Arts and ArtsWells, moderator Inga Petri, Erin Collins of the Cygnet Folk Festival in Australia and Sydney Black of the Nelson and District Arts Council, take part in “Been There Done That: A Pecha Kucha On What We Learned in 2020” Thursday, Oct. 22 during the sixth annual Northern Exposure Conference. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Brenda Gardiner shares her beautiful mirrors during the Art in my Park show and sale Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of Quesnel’s Culture Days celebrations. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Culture Days showcases diversity of talent in Quesnel

The Quesnel Downtown Art Walk kicked off Sept. 26

Brenda Gardiner shares her beautiful mirrors during the Art in my Park show and sale Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of Quesnel’s Culture Days celebrations. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Patti Faber works on her painting during a landscape oil painting workshop led by Katja Kovanen Sept. 12. Kovanen will soon be teaching her workshops out of the new Reid Street Studios. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

New downtown Quesnel art studio will provide workshop, studio space

A variety of workshops have already been booked at new Reid Street Studios

Patti Faber works on her painting during a landscape oil painting workshop led by Katja Kovanen Sept. 12. Kovanen will soon be teaching her workshops out of the new Reid Street Studios. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Multi-media artist Sybille Muschik hangs her works for her show, Perceptions, running until Sept. 30 in the gallery beside The Space Above and above Books and Company on Reid Street. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Bouchie Lake’s Sybille Muschik shares her Perceptions in September art show

Much of the multi-media artist’s work focuses on the natural world and humans’ impact on it

Multi-media artist Sybille Muschik hangs her works for her show, Perceptions, running until Sept. 30 in the gallery beside The Space Above and above Books and Company on Reid Street. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)