Arts and Entertainment

Rosemary Wallace (left) said the Langley entertainment scene will grow due to availability of “exceptional and a wide range” of talent here. (Langley Advance Times files)

Is Langley becoming a mecca for arts and entertainment lovers?

Locals in the arts community share their journey and contradicting opinions

 

Tyler Scott Hoover, a professional Spider-Man cosplayer and model, is pictured in the classic costume of the Marvel comic superhero. In August 2022, as the iconic character marks 60 years in the vast, imaginative world of comic books, movies and merchandise, fans like Hoover reflect on Spider-Man’s appeal across race, gender and nationality. (Tyler Scott Hoover via AP)

As Spider-Man turns 60, fans reflect on diverse appeal

‘We should always be open to the possibilities’

 

Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith appeared on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Aug. 8 as a musical guest, and played her latest single Narcissist, which dropped midnight July 29. (Photo credit Todd Owyoung/NBC)

B.C. teen singer performs new single on ‘The Tonight Show’

Lauren Spencer-Smith was the musical guest Monday, Aug. 8, on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show

 

Hosted by the four Rotary Clubs in Langley, the third annual RibFest is expected to attract more than 35,000 people this year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley RibFest to be close to 100% sustainable this year

Kids’ zone to offer Nintendo gaming experience, for the first time

Hosted by the four Rotary Clubs in Langley, the third annual RibFest is expected to attract more than 35,000 people this year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The annual Arts Alive event is entering its 27th year and will take place Aug. 20. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The annual Arts Alive event is entering its 27th year and will take place Aug. 20. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Moontock of Surrey is the recipient of the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote in the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards.

Winners of 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards announced in 16 categories

Musicians honoured from across Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Moontock of Surrey is the recipient of the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote in the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards.
Organizers are already looking ahead and planning for the next jazz and arts festival coming to the village of Fort Langley in July 2023. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Jazz Fest organizers appreciative of how community came together

Biggest in its history, festival drew 60 bands, 300 musicians, and 15,000 spectators

  • Aug 2, 2022
Organizers are already looking ahead and planning for the next jazz and arts festival coming to the village of Fort Langley in July 2023. (Langley Advance Times files)
Whiskey Blind is a Langley-based band. Their new song ‘She means the most to me’ is inspired by a true story. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley country band experiments with love songs

Whiskey Blind releases single with meaning to songwriter and band frontman Benjamin Aaron Ferguson

Whiskey Blind is a Langley-based band. Their new song ‘She means the most to me’ is inspired by a true story. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
‘The biggest ever’ 2022 Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival kicked off with annual Mardi Gras Strolling Parade. The two-day event is featuring 60 concerts, more than 300 performers, and dozens of family friendly activities. The even runs Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 in Fort Langley. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

It is all about jazz and arts for two days in Fort Langley

60 concerts in two days – its music and wherever you go

‘The biggest ever’ 2022 Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival kicked off with annual Mardi Gras Strolling Parade. The two-day event is featuring 60 concerts, more than 300 performers, and dozens of family friendly activities. The even runs Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 in Fort Langley. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Arkie Kandola plays the role of Hans, the narrator at 2022 Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts’s theatre production, <em>Dooja Ghar (The Other House) – A Mirza Sahiban </em><em>Story</em>. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Ancient Punjabi folk tale to be presented on stage in Langley

Live theatre is part of an annual South Asian Monsoon festival

Arkie Kandola plays the role of Hans, the narrator at 2022 Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts’s theatre production, <em>Dooja Ghar (The Other House) – A Mirza Sahiban </em><em>Story</em>. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Paneet Singh is one of the playwrights of <em>Dooja Ghar (The Other House) – A Mirza Sahiban </em><em>Story</em>. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Ancient Punjabi folk tale to be presented on stage in Langley

Live theatre is part of an annual South Asian Monsoon festival

Paneet Singh is one of the playwrights of <em>Dooja Ghar (The Other House) – A Mirza Sahiban </em><em>Story</em>. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Like in 2020, The Mardi Gras-style parade is part of the Fort Langley Jazz and Art’s Festival this year, too. (Langley Advance Times files)
Like in 2020, The Mardi Gras-style parade is part of the Fort Langley Jazz and Art’s Festival this year, too. (Langley Advance Times files)
Joani Bye from Big City Soul will kick off the 2022 Summer Festival Series at Willoughby Community Park Amphitheatre on July 7 at 7:00pm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Free musical evening every Thursday night for two months

Township of Langley returns with summer festivities

Joani Bye from Big City Soul will kick off the 2022 Summer Festival Series at Willoughby Community Park Amphitheatre on July 7 at 7:00pm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Katmoon, a local band, will perform on Wednesday, July 13 at McBurney Plaza from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Katmoon, a local band, will perform on Wednesday, July 13 at McBurney Plaza from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser Valley Music Awards will be presented July 21 in Abbotsford. (Claudia Wyler Photography file photo)

36 nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

Winners named July 21 during outdoor concert series in Abbotsford

The Fraser Valley Music Awards will be presented July 21 in Abbotsford. (Claudia Wyler Photography file photo)
A performer from Circus Lab demonstrated some daring maneuvers at the drive-up version of Aldergrove Fair 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)

110-year-old Aldergrove Fair Days returns to the community

This year’s theme to connect past and future means a real mix of entertainers

A performer from Circus Lab demonstrated some daring maneuvers at the drive-up version of Aldergrove Fair 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)
Sons of Stanley will be performing live at the Party in the Parque this Friday, July 1 at the bandshell in Douglas Park. The Canada Day festivities run from noon to 4 p.m. (Sons of Stanley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sons of Stanley will be performing live at the Party in the Parque this Friday, July 1 at the bandshell in Douglas Park. The Canada Day festivities run from noon to 4 p.m. (Sons of Stanley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Singer and songwriter Daniel Wesley grew up in Langley, and he’s returning to town this weekend to be part of the Canada Day celebrations in Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley musician returns to Fort Langley for Canada Day

Daniel Wesley performs July 1 in Langley, first time in 3 years

Singer and songwriter Daniel Wesley grew up in Langley, and he’s returning to town this weekend to be part of the Canada Day celebrations in Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography

Among the stars

Painting, producing and performing all part of Constellation Festival co-organizer’s artist pursuits

  • Jun 24, 2022
Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography
Karen Zukas and Dave Quinn are the organizers of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. Courtesy Vincent Chan Photography

Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival nominated for Canadian Live Music Industry Awards

They soon will present a mural in collaboration with Kwantlen First Nation

Karen Zukas and Dave Quinn are the organizers of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. Courtesy Vincent Chan Photography