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Man accused of stabbing Salman Rushdie pleads not guilty

On August 18, the man accused of stabbing award-winning author Salman Rushdie…

 

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

 

Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush of Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry have advanced to live shows in ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Pictured here, the two at the Vancouver Island Exhibition in 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush of Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry have advanced to live shows in ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Pictured here, the two at the Vancouver Island Exhibition in 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jacob Hoggard leaves court after being found guilty of one count of sexual assault, in Toronto, Sunday, June 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Jacob Hoggard sexual assault case back before northeastern Ontario court today

Latest sexual assault charge related to 2016 incident in Kirkland Lake

Jacob Hoggard leaves court after being found guilty of one count of sexual assault, in Toronto, Sunday, June 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
This image released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures shows Teeradon “James” Supapunpinyo as Coach Ek, center, in a scene from “Thirteen Lives.” (Vince Valitutti/Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures via AP)

In ‘Thirteen Lives,’ Ron Howard directs the Thai cave rescue

The actors do most of the cave diving scenes themselves

This image released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures shows Teeradon “James” Supapunpinyo as Coach Ek, center, in a scene from “Thirteen Lives.” (Vince Valitutti/Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures via AP)
FILE - Actor Nichelle Nichols speaks during the Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nichols, who gained fame as Lt. Ntoya Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, died Saturday, July 30, 2022, her family said. She was 89. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)

Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89

Nichols more recently known for role in TV series ‘Heroes’

FILE - Actor Nichelle Nichols speaks during the Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nichols, who gained fame as Lt. Ntoya Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, died Saturday, July 30, 2022, her family said. She was 89. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)
Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP

From Mendes to New Kids, concert cancellations prove a costly gamble for fans

Fans sometimes stuck with hefty travel, hotel expenses

Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP
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)
Playland’s newest ride Skybender opened in the park July 21. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: New Playland attraction is fastest single-rider ride in Canada

The Skybender spins amusement park goers in circles at 65 km/h

Playland’s newest ride Skybender opened in the park July 21. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
‘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)
Thousand of fans gathered at the San Diego Comic-Con in July, for the first in-person event in two years. (Associated Press/Screenshot)

VIDEO: Comic-Con welcomes back excited fans for first in-person event in 2 years

Thousands of fans are gathering in San Diego July 21 to 24

Thousand of fans gathered at the San Diego Comic-Con in July, for the first in-person event in two years. (Associated Press/Screenshot)
Sunfest is set to go on without Billy Currington. (Citizen file)

Billy Currington cancels B.C. Sunfest country music festival appearance

Classic rock legend Randy Bachman tapped to replace him at annual Vancouver Island bash

Sunfest is set to go on without Billy Currington. (Citizen file)
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)
This image released by Marvel Studios shows Natalie Portman, left, and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from “Thor: Love and Thunder.” (Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)

Langley movie theatre to show Thor in ‘immersive’ ScreenX format

The wrap-around screen format is at only a dozen theatres in Canada

This image released by Marvel Studios shows Natalie Portman, left, and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from “Thor: Love and Thunder.” (Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
FILE - Paramount Pictures vice president Robert Evans, left, his wife, actress Ali MacGraw, and actor James Caan, who plays Sonny in “The Godfather,” attend the world premiere of “The Godfather,” in New York on March 14, 1972. Caan, whose roles included ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Brian’s Song’ and ‘Misery,’ died Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at age 82. (AP Photo, File)

James Caan, Oscar nominee for ‘The Godfather,’ dies at 82

Caan’s film career stretches back to the 1960s

FILE - Paramount Pictures vice president Robert Evans, left, his wife, actress Ali MacGraw, and actor James Caan, who plays Sonny in “The Godfather,” attend the world premiere of “The Godfather,” in New York on March 14, 1972. Caan, whose roles included ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Brian’s Song’ and ‘Misery,’ died Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at age 82. (AP Photo, File)
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)