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Larger casts were a feature of past Bard in the Valley performances, like this production of Much Ado About Nothing, but this year there will be just three actors on stage for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). (Black Press Media files)

Bard in the Valley returns to live performing as restart opens performance opportunities

B.C. Restart Plan allows audiences to return to live theatre and movie houses

Larger casts were a feature of past Bard in the Valley performances, like this production of Much Ado About Nothing, but this year there will be just three actors on stage for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). (Black Press Media files)
Fort Gallery presents Langley artist Sora Park and her show called To Glide, To Say Bye until July 4. (Special to Langley Advance Times

VIDEO: Langley sculpture spotlights Latin dancing subculture in new show

Artist Sora Park wants viewers to notice the floor beneath their feet

Fort Gallery presents Langley artist Sora Park and her show called To Glide, To Say Bye until July 4. (Special to Langley Advance Times
Jodi Proznick (right) and Kristian Alexandrov lead a jazz workshop. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Full-day workshop for students concludes this year’s jazz fest

Fort Langley’s Jazz & Arts Festival concludes with day-long educational session at Chief Sepass Theatre

  • Jun 2, 2021
Jodi Proznick (right) and Kristian Alexandrov lead a jazz workshop. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brandi Marie, an Aldergrove writer, released her first poetry collection in 2020, which can now be found in Indigo Langley. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove resident urges adventure with new poetry collection

World traveller and writer Brandi Marie has debut book, Dear Adventurist, at Indigo Langley

Brandi Marie, an Aldergrove writer, released her first poetry collection in 2020, which can now be found in Indigo Langley. (Special to The Star)
Ian Unger (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley theatre group tackles Bard online

Theatre in the Country gives Shakespearean classic, Much Ado About Nothing, a few significant tweaks

Ian Unger (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Myles of Smiles Online edition. (Special to The Star)

Creative Compass Society presenting Myles of Smiles music showcase

People can tune into Facebook every Sunday at 7 p.m. beginning June 6 to hear local artists perform

Myles of Smiles Online edition. (Special to The Star)
Artist Gabrielle Strauss’s watercolour work <em>Daisy Love</em>. (Special to The Star)

Artist group invites spectators to take a closer look

Latest Fort Langley Artist Group exhibition runs online until June 26

Artist Gabrielle Strauss’s watercolour work <em>Daisy Love</em>. (Special to The Star)
Twilight Drive-In Theatre in Aldergrove. (Aldergrove Star files)

John Hughes, Austin Powers, and Cheech and Chong take over Aldergrove’s Drive-In

Retro Long Weekend at Twilight Drive-In has six nights of double features May 21 to 26

Twilight Drive-In Theatre in Aldergrove. (Aldergrove Star files)
Langley Arts Council has launched a new Facebook page for local artists to submit projects and keep in contact. (Special to The Star)

Langley Arts Council launches Facebook page for local art community to connect

Artists, artisans, creators, photographers, and musicians can share upcoming gigs, exhibitions

Langley Arts Council has launched a new Facebook page for local artists to submit projects and keep in contact. (Special to The Star)
A new mural was painted on a wall in Salt Lane May 14, 2021, by Fort Langley artist Alex Stewart. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley City brick wall sprouts flora

Alex Stewart painted his third mural in the downtown core

A new mural was painted on a wall in Salt Lane May 14, 2021, by Fort Langley artist Alex Stewart. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Italian flat leaf parsley can be used in pesto, replacing fresh basil. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

ON COOKING: Chef Dez does parsley pesto

Pesto traditionally has fresh basil but it can also be made with another fresh herb

  • May 10, 2021
Italian flat leaf parsley can be used in pesto, replacing fresh basil. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
A temporary facade was built in Fort Langley for the Sonic 2 movie that shot in April. Star Jim Carrey reportedly wrapped up the production by giving away a new SUV to a member of the production crew (Langley Advance Times file)
A temporary facade was built in Fort Langley for the Sonic 2 movie that shot in April. Star Jim Carrey reportedly wrapped up the production by giving away a new SUV to a member of the production crew (Langley Advance Times file)
It’s sad, said Raiza Uera, who plays Ariel, that the students don’t get to experience all the little things that happen back stage in live theatre. But the bonus is, they all stay safe “so this virus can go away,” added performer Katelyn Smyrski. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

POSTPONED: Langley students present Disney, pandemic-style

Musical theatre lovers can watch Walnut Grove Secondary’s take of The Little Mermaid later this month

It’s sad, said Raiza Uera, who plays Ariel, that the students don’t get to experience all the little things that happen back stage in live theatre. But the bonus is, they all stay safe “so this virus can go away,” added performer Katelyn Smyrski. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A fundraiser gets underway May 10 to raise $10,000 towards purchasing new pianos for Langley schools. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fundraiser buying new pianos for Langley schools

A 15-day music practice-a-thon aims to buy 15 instruments; it starts Monday

A fundraiser gets underway May 10 to raise $10,000 towards purchasing new pianos for Langley schools. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Community Music School’s orchestra performed, with students joining both in-person and virtually, to meet COVID guidelines. (Screengrab/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley music students join provincial fundraiser for mental health

24 members of the Langley Community Music School orchestra join in Apollo concert Friday

Langley Community Music School’s orchestra performed, with students joining both in-person and virtually, to meet COVID guidelines. (Screengrab/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Send your cooking questions via email to Chef Dez at: dez@chefdez.com

ON COOKING: Mrs. Chef Dez creates ham and cheese scones, perfect for Mother’s Day

Be sure not to overmix the scones or they will be tough

  • Apr 29, 2021
Send your cooking questions via email to Chef Dez at: dez@chefdez.com
Fort Langley Jazz Festival in 2019. (Black Press Media files)

Fort Langley Jazz Festival changes date from July to September amid COVID concerns

Tickets will be available at the end of May, when the festival announces the headlining artists

Fort Langley Jazz Festival in 2019. (Black Press Media files)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 films in Fort Langley - covering Glover Road with tanks, rockets, and army men. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Tanks, rockets, and machine-gun-wielding goons take over Fort Langley

High budget production, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, is filming through the month of April

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 films in Fort Langley - covering Glover Road with tanks, rockets, and army men. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Cassie Unger stars in the Theatre in the Country production this week of Jewel. It's a one-woman show that will be livestreamed alongside a mini tribute concert to Joni Mitchell, featuring local singer Jessica Mai. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Joni Mitchell meets Joan MacLeod on Langley stage

Theatre in the Country presents a livestream showing of Jewel, and a mini tribute concert

Cassie Unger stars in the Theatre in the Country production this week of Jewel. It's a one-woman show that will be livestreamed alongside a mini tribute concert to Joni Mitchell, featuring local singer Jessica Mai. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges all the empty vials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that she has provided to customers at the Junction Chemist which is a independent pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, on Monday, April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Parts of Langley Township, Abbotsford to get AstraZeneca vaccines for people ages 40+

A total of 13 neighbourhoods and communities in B.C. will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine

Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges all the empty vials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that she has provided to customers at the Junction Chemist which is a independent pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, on Monday, April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette