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Tom Hammel (Special to Langley Advance Times)

COVID gives Langley musician time and inspiration for new album

Collaboration brings ‘high-level’ artists together – but not literally

  • Oct 26, 2020
Tom Hammel (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Halloween houses around Aldergrove. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Halloween houses around Aldergrove

Ghosts, goblins, and gravestones are covering front yards this October

Halloween houses around Aldergrove. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Lauren Trotzuk reads ‘Seasons for Stones’ by local author Nikki Bergstresser through a new Langley Arts Council story series. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Children’s stories read aloud through new Langley Arts Council series

A new video, hosted by Lauren Trotzuk, gets published every Wednesday on YouTube

Lauren Trotzuk reads ‘Seasons for Stones’ by local author Nikki Bergstresser through a new Langley Arts Council story series. (Screenshot)
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Indigenous illustrator of new Marvel comic inspires hundreds
Dan Levy: 'Schitt's Creek' Emmy wins 'like a dream'
10 facts about the 'Star Wars' universe for May the 4th
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Someone needs a manicure? The She Devil pursues Jvck Wilde in a cinematic music video about struggling with mental illness. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hip-hop artist Jvck Wilde produces She Devil music video

Dark, chilling and very cinematic, Wilde produces a gripping video on a tight budget

Someone needs a manicure? The She Devil pursues Jvck Wilde in a cinematic music video about struggling with mental illness. (Submitted photo)
Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 4, 2018, left, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. on Nov. 20, 2016. Giuliani appears in a scene in the new “Borat” film. The scene, which was filmed in a New York hotel room in July, resulted in Giuliani calling police. (AP Photo)

Giuliani caught in hotel bedroom scene in new ‘Borat’ film

Trolling those close to President Donald Trump is a central theme of the new “’Borat’ film

Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 4, 2018, left, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. on Nov. 20, 2016. Giuliani appears in a scene in the new “Borat” film. The scene, which was filmed in a New York hotel room in July, resulted in Giuliani calling police. (AP Photo)
Trinity Western University students Nyssa Morgan and Braedon Sunnes take their comedy improv night online for the world to see. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: In year of uncertainties, Langley students try to lift spirits with laughter

TWU students brought 30-year-old comedy improv tradition online

  • Oct 19, 2020
Trinity Western University students Nyssa Morgan and Braedon Sunnes take their comedy improv night online for the world to see. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Arts Council’s Incognito Exhibition in the fall of 2019. (Langley Arts Council/Special to the Star)

Artists of Aldergrove called upon to go Incognito next month

Langley Arts Council to host fundraising exhibition with opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 8

Langley Arts Council’s Incognito Exhibition in the fall of 2019. (Langley Arts Council/Special to the Star)
Langley Arts Council to host virtual book readings and concerts throughout October. (Langley Arts Council/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Langley Arts Council to hold virtual concerts and story readings

Latter half of October will see local musicians perform via YouTube and children’s book read aloud

Langley Arts Council to host virtual book readings and concerts throughout October. (Langley Arts Council/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Carol and Rick Blacklaws have distilled years of experience travelling the Fraser River into their latest book. Contributed photo.

South Surrey couple’s book chronicles the mighty Fraser River

Carol and Rick Blacklaws celebrate love of the waterway in The Fraser: River of Life and Legend

Carol and Rick Blacklaws have distilled years of experience travelling the Fraser River into their latest book. Contributed photo.
Biologist and writer Jamie Bastedo interviewed 11 prominent Canadian activists from several generations and tells us what makes them tick in his new book Protectors of the Planet: Environmental Trailblazers from 7 to 97. Photo: Submitted

Nelson author launches book on Canadian environmental heroes

Jamie Bastedo’s Protectors of the Planet looks at common traits of successful activists

Biologist and writer Jamie Bastedo interviewed 11 prominent Canadian activists from several generations and tells us what makes them tick in his new book Protectors of the Planet: Environmental Trailblazers from 7 to 97. Photo: Submitted
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.

ON COOKING: Chef Dez makes his pitch for pumpkins

Pumpkins aren’t just for carving and pie. They are a versatile fruit in savory dishes

  • Oct 9, 2020
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.
Aldergrove Village Shopping Centre hosts Halloween Hunt in a Box on Oct. 24. (The Finer Details Event Planning Inc./Special to The Star).

Aldergrove Village Shopping Centre invites families for COVID-safe Halloween Hunt

People can stop by on Saturday, Oct. 24, to dawn costumes and pick up a free ‘party in a box’

Aldergrove Village Shopping Centre hosts Halloween Hunt in a Box on Oct. 24. (The Finer Details Event Planning Inc./Special to The Star).
This July 17, 2017, file photo shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke

Netflix Canada increases prices for its monthly standard, premium plans

The company says new members who sign up will see the updated prices effective immediately

This July 17, 2017, file photo shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke
Artist Kevin Stone made this 3,000-pound stainless steel falcon, seen here on display outside his business on Rowat Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser Valley metal sculptor looking for buyer for $350K falcon

Kevin Stone was supposed to bring 3,000-pound bird to luxury show in Vegas, but it was cancelled

Artist Kevin Stone made this 3,000-pound stainless steel falcon, seen here on display outside his business on Rowat Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Grave Tales returns to the Fort Langley National Historic Site with advance tickets available online and COVID-19 precautions. (FLNHS)

Grave Tales resurrected at Fort Langley National Historic Site

The annual Halloween-themed walking tours will be adults only this year due to COVID-19

Grave Tales returns to the Fort Langley National Historic Site with advance tickets available online and COVID-19 precautions. (FLNHS)
FILE - This Jan. 17, 1993 file photo shows the band Van Halen, from left, Michael Anthony, bass guitar, Sammy Hagar, lead singer, Alex Van Halen, drums, and Eddie Van Halen, lead guitar in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen dead at age 65 after long battle with cancer

Rocker had formed Van Halen in the 1970s with his brother

FILE - This Jan. 17, 1993 file photo shows the band Van Halen, from left, Michael Anthony, bass guitar, Sammy Hagar, lead singer, Alex Van Halen, drums, and Eddie Van Halen, lead guitar in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
Slayland promo photo posted to pne.ca/slayland.

‘Slayland’ rides at PNE for Halloween, with ‘outdoor haunted experience’ and more

Kids under 13 will be allowed entry, based on parental discretion

Slayland promo photo posted to pne.ca/slayland.
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
This image released by NBC shows Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, left, and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the “First Debate” Cold Open on “Saturday Night Live” in New York on Oct. 3, 2020. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)

‘Saturday Night Live’ recreates debate in 46th season opener

Alec Baldwin returned to play Trump, while Jim Carrey made his feature debut as Biden.

This image released by NBC shows Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, left, and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the “First Debate” Cold Open on “Saturday Night Live” in New York on Oct. 3, 2020. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)
Aldergrove actor Drew Rya Tanner was added to primary the cast of Riverdale. (Max Montgomery/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove actor Drew Ray Tanner gets promoted to series regular on Riverdale

Tanner has played the character Fangs Fogarty since season two of the hit CW teen drama

Aldergrove actor Drew Rya Tanner was added to primary the cast of Riverdale. (Max Montgomery/Special to The Star)