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South Surrey’s Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann will present a rare live classical concert Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. at Langley Community Music School, 4899 207 St. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey pianists make return in Langley concert

Bergmann Piano Duo presents distanced, small audience performance at LCMS

South Surrey’s Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann will present a rare live classical concert Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. at Langley Community Music School, 4899 207 St. (Contributed photo)
The Bright Lights Christmas Train at Stanley Park. (submitted photo: Vancouver Park Board)

Bright Nights Christmas Train to roll at Stanley Park, tickets on sale Nov. 6

COVID-19 precautions in place for the 23rd annual attraction in Vancouver

The Bright Lights Christmas Train at Stanley Park. (submitted photo: Vancouver Park Board)
Chilliwack group The Eddy J Band performed during the fourth annual Fraser Valley Music Awards in November 2019 in Chilliwack. (Claudia Wyler Photography)

50 nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

Winners to be named during virtual awards ceremony on Nov. 19

Chilliwack group The Eddy J Band performed during the fourth annual Fraser Valley Music Awards in November 2019 in Chilliwack. (Claudia Wyler Photography)
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Sister Jazz Orchestra brings together the top female jazz musicians in Vancouver in a powerhouse 18-woman big band ensemble. (Fort Langley Jazz Festival/Special to the Star)

Fort Langley Jazz Fest takes part in new Canadian Online Jazz Festival

Sister Jazz Orchestra and Mimosa will be featured in a one-hour free concert on Nov. 9, at 7 p.m.

Sister Jazz Orchestra brings together the top female jazz musicians in Vancouver in a powerhouse 18-woman big band ensemble. (Fort Langley Jazz Festival/Special to the Star)
The Bergmann duo perform Langley Community Music School’s opening Concerts Café Classico series. (Black Press Media files)

Back on the Bench with the Bergmanns opens Concerts Cafe Classico

Live music is returning to the Langley Community Music School stage with COVID restrictions in place

The Bergmann duo perform Langley Community Music School’s opening Concerts Café Classico series. (Black Press Media files)
Trevor Watson drew the illustrations for Inga Kruse’s book Lou and the Whale of a Crime. (Inga Kruse/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Langley author sets new children’s crime caper in Squamish, B.C.

Inga Kruse self-published Lou and the Whale of a Crime, now available on Amazon

Trevor Watson drew the illustrations for Inga Kruse’s book Lou and the Whale of a Crime. (Inga Kruse/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
The West Coast Women’s Show is normally held every October at Tradex in Abbotsford. This year’s event will be an Online Pop-Up from Nov. 13 to 15. (Abbotsford News file photo)

West Coast Women’s Show in Abbotsford goes virtual for 2020

Online Pop-Up shopping from Nov. 13 to 15 replaces annual event at Tradex

The West Coast Women’s Show is normally held every October at Tradex in Abbotsford. This year’s event will be an Online Pop-Up from Nov. 13 to 15. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Reg Parks, artistic director for Theatre in the Country. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley drama group doing everything they can to stay open

Theatre in the Country team thinks outside the box and uses props for social distancing

  • Nov 2, 2020
Reg Parks, artistic director for Theatre in the Country. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie “The Name of the Rose” at a news conference in London. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Gerald Penny, File)

Actor Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90

Oscar-winner was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie “The Name of the Rose” at a news conference in London. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Gerald Penny, File)
Under special lights, youngsters such as Lucas, bowled pumpkins to knock over glow in the dark bowling pins at the South Ridge Church Pumpkin Fest. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley church offers families socially distanced drive through autumn fair

Lots of kids dressed in costume for the South Ridge Church Pumpkin Patch Friday evening

Under special lights, youngsters such as Lucas, bowled pumpkins to knock over glow in the dark bowling pins at the South Ridge Church Pumpkin Fest. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Maestro Otto Tausk. (Photo: vancouversymphony.ca)

50/50 lotto players buck up for Metro Vancouver musicians hit hard by COVID

‘Rapidly growing jackpot’ for VSO’s 50/50 draw as they go online with TheConcertHall.ca

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Maestro Otto Tausk. (Photo: vancouversymphony.ca)
Langley Arts Council is open to vendors for the online Christmas market. (Langley Arts Council/Special to The Star)

Langley Arts Council on the lookout for vendors to take part in online Christmas market

The market will launch Friday, Nov, 13th, and will run through to Jan. 10th

Langley Arts Council is open to vendors for the online Christmas market. (Langley Arts Council/Special to The Star)
Sooke’s Paul Larouche enjoys gold panning along the Sooke River, looking for small treasures. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

VIDEO: Island man finds niche audience by gold-panning on YouTube

Paul Larouche, 29, with over 215,000 subscribers, opens up about his journey

Sooke’s Paul Larouche enjoys gold panning along the Sooke River, looking for small treasures. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A study by SlotsOnlineCanada notes there is at least 88 hours of top-rated horror movies for Canadians to consume this Halloween. (Unsplash)

Spooks and Chill study reveals Canada’s favourite horror flicks

88 hours of top-rated horror movies can fill COVID-19 Halloween

A study by SlotsOnlineCanada notes there is at least 88 hours of top-rated horror movies for Canadians to consume this Halloween. (Unsplash)
Walnut Grove’s Shawn Meehan (front) has started another band, Trigger Mafia. This local country rocker has put country on the shelf, and is going hard-core rock with this group, releasing their first single last Friday to radio. It started as a way to pass the time during the COVID lockdown, and evolved. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley musician drives rock revival with COVID twist

Trigger Mafia goes straight from the garage to radio with raw lyrics

Walnut Grove’s Shawn Meehan (front) has started another band, Trigger Mafia. This local country rocker has put country on the shelf, and is going hard-core rock with this group, releasing their first single last Friday to radio. It started as a way to pass the time during the COVID lockdown, and evolved. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
An untitled Emily Carr painting of Finlayson Point was donated to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by brothers Ian and Andrew Burchett. The painting had been in their family for several decades. (Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria)

Never-before-seen painting by famed B.C. artist Emily Carr gifted to Victoria gallery

Painting among several donated to Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

An untitled Emily Carr painting of Finlayson Point was donated to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by brothers Ian and Andrew Burchett. The painting had been in their family for several decades. (Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria)
Gabrielle Strauss is one of the local artists taking part in the Langley Art Council’s Incognito exhibition. (Gabrielle Strauss/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

UPDATE: ‘Truly affordable little gems’ up for sale at Langley Arts Council exhibition

Opening reception was cancelled due to new COVID restrictions, but art can still be purchased online

Gabrielle Strauss is one of the local artists taking part in the Langley Art Council’s Incognito exhibition. (Gabrielle Strauss/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
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ON COOKING: Chef offers a new take on pumpkin spice

Pumpkin puree can be used to make a salad dressing

  • Oct 27, 2020
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Ava Hamill is taking part in Myles of Smiles virtual open mic event through Creative Compass Society. (Creative Compass Society/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Myles of Smiles virtual open mic event in need of musician submissions

Annual concert is organized by Creative Compass Society, which aims to foster emerging talent

Ava Hamill is taking part in Myles of Smiles virtual open mic event through Creative Compass Society. (Creative Compass Society/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Graphic on promo material for Best Buy Canada’s Tech Wonderland event.

Drive-through ‘Tech Wonderland’ coming to PNE site a few weeks before Christmas

Best Buy Canada-backed ‘holiday’ event to raise money for charity

Graphic on promo material for Best Buy Canada’s Tech Wonderland event.