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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

Mark Skage and his son Mica during the filming of a West Kootenay episode of Start ‘em Young. Photo: Submitted

TV show films West Kootenay hunting trip

Start ‘Em Young aims to encourage kids to get out in the wilderness

The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival is being forced to re-imagine its future. Photo: Louis Bockner

Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival cancelled for 2021

Ticket holders from the 2020 festival will be offered refunds as festival re-imagines its future

Choir director and singer Allison Girvan. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson performers cope with COVID-19

How four prominent performers are responding to the loss of their audiences

Choir director and singer Allison Girvan. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
IN PHOTOS: Music night in Midway

IN PHOTOS: Music night in Midway

Local musicians rocked the community hall on March 6

IN PHOTOS: Music night in Midway
IN PHOTOS: Boundary Musical & Theatre Society presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
IN PHOTOS: Boundary Musical & Theatre Society presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Johl Chato has released a five-song Christmas album titled Dreaming of a Green Christmas that features cannabis-themed parody songs of classic Christmas tunes.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks artist plays pot riff on classic Christmas carols

‘Rudolph the Red-Eyed Reindeer,’ ‘Let it Grow’ and ‘Green Christmas’ are on Johl Chato’s holiday album

Johl Chato has released a five-song Christmas album titled Dreaming of a Green Christmas that features cannabis-themed parody songs of classic Christmas tunes.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Is Art participants impressed a crowd of several dozen on Saturday at Gallery 2, when the artists showcased their talents at the program’s first-ever public event.                                (Tina Bryan/Submitted)

Young artists showcased at Gallery 2

Is Art will be a recurring youth arts showcase that will run three more times this school year

Is Art participants impressed a crowd of several dozen on Saturday at Gallery 2, when the artists showcased their talents at the program’s first-ever public event.                                (Tina Bryan/Submitted)
The Doukhobor Psalmists greeted Peace In! Peace Out! attendees with a harmonious rendition of the Lord’s Prayer in Russian.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

IN PHOTOS: Artists, audiences celebrate peace day in Grand Forks

Peace In! Peace Out! was a 24-hour variety show, held Sept. 20 and 21 at the USCC Hall

The Doukhobor Psalmists greeted Peace In! Peace Out! attendees with a harmonious rendition of the Lord’s Prayer in Russian.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Casey Affleck (right) and Anna Pniowksy (left) while filming Light of My Lift. The survivalist thriller has portions of it shot in the Boundary region. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)
Casey Affleck (right) and Anna Pniowksy (left) while filming Light of My Lift. The survivalist thriller has portions of it shot in the Boundary region. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)
Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is one of the places participating in this year’s Columbia Basin Culture tour. (Nelson Road Kings 2016)

Annual Columbia Basin Culture tour coming up Aug 10 and 11

There are locations across the region participating

  • Jul 17, 2019
Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is one of the places participating in this year’s Columbia Basin Culture tour. (Nelson Road Kings 2016)
Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)

B.C. song serenades Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry on American Idol

Vancouver Island singer-songwriter Jesse Roper calls the experience ‘pretty surreal’

Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Thomas Nowaczynski. Photo: Fred Rosenberg

Why film photography is less work (and more fun) than digital

A conversation with Nelson photographers Fred Rosenberg and Thomas Nowaczynski

Thomas Nowaczynski. Photo: Fred Rosenberg
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
Sean Hoeksema, a.k.a. Strange 2ruth, performs during The Comeup at Bloom Nightclub. The monthly event provides a stage for aspiring rappers. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: At The Comeup in Nelson, young rappers sink or swim

The monthly show gives aspiring MCs a coveted stage

Sean Hoeksema, a.k.a. Strange 2ruth, performs during The Comeup at Bloom Nightclub. The monthly event provides a stage for aspiring rappers. Photo: Tyler Harper
A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Disney production filming at Government House on Vancouver Island

Made-for-TV movie will feature the inside of the Victoria mansion

A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS