Music

Ricky Ge, a Langley Air Cadet, is playing in an international cadets orchestra. (Ricky Ge/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Air Cadet toots his own horn in international virtual concert

Trombonist Ricky Ge will be playing in the Commonwealth Day event

 

The first ever Optimist International Musical Happiness Competition is open to kids aged 11 to 18. (needpix.com)

Scholarship money up for grabs in Optimist International’s musical happiness competition for youth

Competition in recognition of International Day of Happiness, open to kids 11 to 18

 

Vancouver jazz musician Malcolm Aiken, who also performed in the 2020 virtual Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival, became the first-ever 50/50 raffle winner.  (Special to Langley Advance Times)

New horn comes from Fort Langley jazz fest raffle

Vancouver musician wins 50/50 and uses it to buy a trumpet

 

Vancouver’s Blonde Diamond is one of dozens of B.C. bands who received a SoundON grant during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lauren Zbarsky photo)

$500,000 more funds available to struggling B.C. musicians amid COVID pandemic

Successful applicants will receive $5,000 SoundOn grants in as early as a month

Vancouver’s Blonde Diamond is one of dozens of B.C. bands who received a SoundON grant during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lauren Zbarsky photo)
Sam Darkoh in his music video ‘Ruby Fever’ which was shot in Yarrow. (Sterling Gold Production)

VIDEO: Yarrow, Chilliwack backdrop for professionally shot music video of Aldergrove rapper

Lots of hospitality, kind people while filming Ruby Fever, says hip-hop artist Sam Darkoh

Sam Darkoh in his music video ‘Ruby Fever’ which was shot in Yarrow. (Sterling Gold Production)
Opera tenor Isaiah Bell. Lia Crowe photography

In Studio with tenor Isaiah Bell

Solo opera comes to British Columbia

  • Jan 22, 2021
Opera tenor Isaiah Bell. Lia Crowe photography
Jen Papageorge, 52, with her teenage daughters Keira and Talia are members of the Westcoast Harmony Chorus. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jen Papageorge, 52, with her teenage daughters Keira and Talia are members of the Westcoast Harmony Chorus. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
FILE - In this March 19, 2007 file photo, music producer Phil Spector and his attorney, Roger Rosen, right, leave Los Angeles Superior Court for a break during the start of jury selection in Spectors’ murder trial. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who was later convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at age 81. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

Spector was convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2003

FILE - In this March 19, 2007 file photo, music producer Phil Spector and his attorney, Roger Rosen, right, leave Los Angeles Superior Court for a break during the start of jury selection in Spectors’ murder trial. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who was later convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at age 81. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Trinity Western University music major Colin Jamieson conducted an online performance of his choir composition, with singers as far away as Qatar. It was posted online at www.twu.ca on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 (Video clip)
Trinity Western University music major Colin Jamieson conducted an online performance of his choir composition, with singers as far away as Qatar. It was posted online at www.twu.ca on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 (Video clip)
A musical season greeting shared by the Langley Ukulele Ensemble and the Langley Advance Times & Aldergrove Star. (Langley Ukulele Ensemble/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO GREETING: Merry Christmas, Langley!

May you and yours have a joyous holiday and a fantastic 2021

A musical season greeting shared by the Langley Ukulele Ensemble and the Langley Advance Times & Aldergrove Star. (Langley Ukulele Ensemble/Special to Black Press Media)
A live performance from KISS is available to live stream for fans through the Abbotsford Centre.

KISS-ing 2020 away with the Abbotsford Centre

New Year’s Eve stream from hall of fame rockers offered by Abbotsford Centre

A live performance from KISS is available to live stream for fans through the Abbotsford Centre.
Paul Luongo is the musical and artistic director of the Langley Ukulele Ensemble. (Langley Advance Times files)

Uke ensemble takes it virtual for the holidays

Langley kids group couldn’t perform traditional Christmas concert in person, so they’ve gone online

Paul Luongo is the musical and artistic director of the Langley Ukulele Ensemble. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Community Chorus music director Anita Comba is leading the group online, preparing to release a Christmas video soon. (Screengrab)

Langley chorus goes virtual for Christmas

Local singers will share their holiday spirit online during December

Langley Community Chorus music director Anita Comba is leading the group online, preparing to release a Christmas video soon. (Screengrab)
Malakai sings James Taylor’s “Steamroller Blues” in a performance at the Duncan Showroom that caught the attention of the legendary songwriter himself. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Young B.C. singer catches the eyes and ears of James Taylor

Legendary singer-songwriter posts two videos of 11-year-old Malakai to Instagram

Malakai sings James Taylor’s “Steamroller Blues” in a performance at the Duncan Showroom that caught the attention of the legendary songwriter himself. (Screenshot)
Karen Lee Batten brings home the BCCMA’s 2020 fans’ choice award. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley singer/songwriter picked as ‘best’ by B.C. music fans

Karen Lee Batten was given one of the top country music award in this province

Karen Lee Batten brings home the BCCMA’s 2020 fans’ choice award. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Several Juno award statues sit in the photo room before the awards show, in Ottawa, Sunday, April 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Juno Awards move Toronto show date to May 16, 2021 amid COVID-19 pandemic

Whether any of the Juno events can be held indoors is yet to be determined

Several Juno award statues sit in the photo room before the awards show, in Ottawa, Sunday, April 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)

Taylor Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she’s re-recording music

Swift beat out Bieber, Post Malone and Roddy Ricch to win the top award

In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)
Aldergrove resident Shamir Virgo is a Fraser Valley Music Award winner. (Shamir Virgo/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove resident Shamir Virgo takes home first Fraser Valley Music Award

R&B musician was nominated in two categories and earned ‘Excellence by a BIMPOC artist’

Aldergrove resident Shamir Virgo is a Fraser Valley Music Award winner. (Shamir Virgo/Special to The Star)
Karen Lee Batten releases a new song, Too Strong, to Canadian radio. (Jason Bennett/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Song shares message of strength that resonates with challenging times

Langley singer-songwriter Karen Lee Batten releases a new song, Too Strong, to Canadian radio

Karen Lee Batten releases a new song, Too Strong, to Canadian radio. (Jason Bennett/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Custom artwork (L) by artist Adam Back for the song “Letter to Dad” written by Fort Langley resident Brendan Kwiatkowski (R), an unplanned result of his PhD study into how boys deal with feeling in today’s world. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Study of masculine emotions by Fort Langley researcher inspires music album

Research for a PhD led to nine songs about men and masculinity

Custom artwork (L) by artist Adam Back for the song “Letter to Dad” written by Fort Langley resident Brendan Kwiatkowski (R), an unplanned result of his PhD study into how boys deal with feeling in today’s world. (Special to Langley Advance Times)