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Actor Antonio Banderas is photographed on the red carpet for the film “The Laundromat ” during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Monday, September 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Antonio Banderas says he’s tested positive for coronavirus

Acclaimed actor celebrating his 60th birthday in quarantine

Actor Antonio Banderas is photographed on the red carpet for the film “The Laundromat ” during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Monday, September 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Background performer Paula Spurr poses for a photograph in New Westminster, B.C., on Friday, August 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COVID-19 could mean curtains for film and TV extras

Background performers worry they’re being replaced by mannequins on film and TV sets

Background performer Paula Spurr poses for a photograph in New Westminster, B.C., on Friday, August 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FIE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Simon Cowell arrives at the “America’s Got Talent” Season 13 Week 3 red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Cowell broke his back Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
FIE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Simon Cowell arrives at the “America’s Got Talent” Season 13 Week 3 red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Cowell broke his back Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
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Lil Jimmy Reed keeps up the tune on guitar and harmonica after climbing down from the Roots & Blues main stage to walk amongst the crowd during the 2018 festival. Reed will be one of the performers featured in the online 2020 festival’s first night. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Opening night lineup for online Roots & Blues festival released

The first night of the festival on Aug. 14 will be stacked with favourites from previous years

Lil Jimmy Reed keeps up the tune on guitar and harmonica after climbing down from the Roots & Blues main stage to walk amongst the crowd during the 2018 festival. Reed will be one of the performers featured in the online 2020 festival’s first night. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Remembering Brent Carver: A legend of Broadway who kept his B.C. roots strong

Remembering Brent Carver: A legend of Broadway who kept his B.C. roots strong

Over the years, the Cranbrook thespian earned his place as one of Canada’s greatest actors

Remembering Brent Carver: A legend of Broadway who kept his B.C. roots strong
Michael Franti’s main stage performance is one of the archived shows which will be streamed for the online 2020 Roots & Blues festival. ( File photo)

Roots & Blues announces ticket giveaway ahead of online festival

The festival is streaming free online this year, but those who pre-register can win passes for 2021.

Michael Franti’s main stage performance is one of the archived shows which will be streamed for the online 2020 Roots & Blues festival. ( File photo)
Acclaimed B.C. actor Brent Carver passes away

Acclaimed B.C. actor Brent Carver passes away

Carver, one of Canada’s greatest actors with a career spanning 40 years, passed away at home in Cranbrook

Acclaimed B.C. actor Brent Carver passes away
Chef Dez offers tips to marinate and sear meat for optimum taste. (Black Press Media files)

ON COOKING: Creating flavour when cooking meat

Chef Dez shares some ideas for preparing with marinades

  • Aug 3, 2020
Chef Dez offers tips to marinate and sear meat for optimum taste. (Black Press Media files)
Critter Care Wildlife Society trainers taught animals how to swim for first time. (Critter Care Wildlife Society/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Trainer at Langley animal facility holds swimming lessons for baby otters

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Critter Care Wildlife Society trainers taught animals how to swim for first time. (Critter Care Wildlife Society/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Although the festival will be streamed online instead of performed live due to the COVID-19 virus, Roots & Blues favourite Irish Mythen will be back this year. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Roots & Blues festival trades Salmon Arm stage for online streaming

Although COVID-19 has halted a live festival, it can be watched digitally on Black Press Media sites

Although the festival will be streamed online instead of performed live due to the COVID-19 virus, Roots & Blues favourite Irish Mythen will be back this year. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Add spices when mixing and be sure to top off with tzatziki, lettuce, and tomato to make this burger irresistible. (Chef Dez/Special to Black Press Media)

ON COOKING: Chef Dez shares a burger recipe to ‘die’ for

Fresh spices will leave true burger lovers (lamb or beef) begging for more

  • Aug 1, 2020
Add spices when mixing and be sure to top off with tzatziki, lettuce, and tomato to make this burger irresistible. (Chef Dez/Special to Black Press Media)
Theatre in the Country hosts Murder in the Manor on Aug. 20. (Theatre in the Country/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Theatre in the Country to make a killing with grand reopening

Murder in the Manor – an interactive mystery will run Aug. 20, 21, and 22 at 5708 Glover Rd

Theatre in the Country hosts Murder in the Manor on Aug. 20. (Theatre in the Country/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
(Aldergrove Star files)

Meteor shower viewing party experience this August at Aldergrove Regional Park

Available in groups of six with Metro Vancouver registration and tickets in advance

(Aldergrove Star files)
(The Canadian Press)

With dance floors vacant, Canada’s nightclub life faces an identity crisis

The coming months could be unpredictable for nightlife as more people head indoors in the cooler weather

(The Canadian Press)
Eugene Levy, left, and Catherine O’Hara arrive at the “Schitt’s Creek” FYC Event at the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Los Angeles. “Schitt’s Creek” stars Levy and O’Hara have each been nominated for an Emmy Award for their leading roles in the comedy series. THE CANADIAN PRWSS/AP-Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

‘Schitt’s Creek’ scores 15 Emmy noms, including leads Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara

Daniel Levy, who co-created, is also a contender in the categories of directing and writing in a comedy series

Eugene Levy, left, and Catherine O’Hara arrive at the “Schitt’s Creek” FYC Event at the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Los Angeles. “Schitt’s Creek” stars Levy and O’Hara have each been nominated for an Emmy Award for their leading roles in the comedy series. THE CANADIAN PRWSS/AP-Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP
Dallas Smith performs at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary last September. (Jeff McIntosh/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley’s Dallas Smith up for four Canadian Country Music Awards

People can vote for Smith in the Fan’s Choice and Single of the Year categories

Dallas Smith performs at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary last September. (Jeff McIntosh/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A re-enactment of the arrival of the fur brigades during a previous Brigade Days in Fort Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Parks Canada moving past colonial narratives to paint larger picture of nation’s history

Fort Langley National Historic Site will not hold Brigade Days due to COVID-19 restrictions

A re-enactment of the arrival of the fur brigades during a previous Brigade Days in Fort Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, Regis Philbin appears on his farewell episode of “Live! with Regis and Kelly”, in New York. Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died on Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Report: Television personality Regis Philbin dies at 88

Philbin died Friday, just over a month before his 89th birthday

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, Regis Philbin appears on his farewell episode of “Live! with Regis and Kelly”, in New York. Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died on Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
VIDEO: Langley documentarian tackles subject of horse slaughtering in latest project

VIDEO: Langley documentarian tackles subject of horse slaughtering in latest project

Erin Parks’ short documentary UNREINED is competing in Muiscbed Reopen challenge

VIDEO: Langley documentarian tackles subject of horse slaughtering in latest project
Young violinist and pianists lauded by Langley Community Music School

Young violinist and pianists lauded by Langley Community Music School

Annis Lee, Jackson Poling, and Charmaine Yang recently earned Sharon Stevenson Scholarships

Young violinist and pianists lauded by Langley Community Music School