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Earlier fundraisers for the Youth Arts Council of Surrey have included an Artist Garage Sale held at the Newton Cultural Centre in January of 2018 and 2019. This event has been replaced by an anonymous online show and sale Jan. 15 to Jan. 31. (Contributed photo)

Surrey online exhibit aims to showcase youth art

Young artists’ work sought for fundraiser

Earlier fundraisers for the Youth Arts Council of Surrey have included an Artist Garage Sale held at the Newton Cultural Centre in January of 2018 and 2019. This event has been replaced by an anonymous online show and sale Jan. 15 to Jan. 31. (Contributed photo)
Ilona Scott-Barzen with one of her warm-hued, distinctive African paintings. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey artist ‘paints the soul of Africa’

Ilona Scott-Barzen’s brightly coloured images evocative of her native Johannesburg

Ilona Scott-Barzen with one of her warm-hued, distinctive African paintings. (Contributed photo)
Kayden Bhangu, cast member of “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” in a new video previewing the documentary film, due for release in 2021. (YouTube photo)
Kayden Bhangu, cast member of “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” in a new video previewing the documentary film, due for release in 2021. (YouTube photo)
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Art Bergmann in a photo posted to artbergmann.com.

Order of Canada for ex-White Rock musician Art Bergmann, 67

‘To award someone like me with the keys to the empire is a courageous move,’ he tweeted Wednesday

Art Bergmann in a photo posted to artbergmann.com.
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‘Random clash of fate’ unites Surrey/Delta music duo for COVID-era creativity

Gingembre’s Lam and McMillan a match for musical collaboration after Craigslist meeting

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Up next on Surrey’s Digital Stage, a mother-son show about arranged marriage

Ravi Jain’s ‘A Brimful of Asha’ can be viewed online starting Jan. 15

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Clockwise from top left: Tyler Joe Miller, Alexis Lynn, Merkules, Matty Vu, Jim Carrey in the Surrey-filmed “Sonic the Hedgehog,” Atish Ram, Jojo Mason and DJ Miko.So? (file photos)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Surrey people who entertained us in 2020 (and Jim Carrey too)

A look back at some memorable musicians, actors, attractions and more

Clockwise from top left: Tyler Joe Miller, Alexis Lynn, Merkules, Matty Vu, Jim Carrey in the Surrey-filmed “Sonic the Hedgehog,” Atish Ram, Jojo Mason and DJ Miko.So? (file photos)
Alan Cedargreen played Frau Schackenbacken in Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s December 2016 pantomime, “Beauty and the Beast,” at Surrey Arts Centre. (file photo: Gord Goble)

Surrey-made Christmas panto turns back clock to 2016, in video for by-donation viewing

The 90-minute version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was written and directed by Ellie King

Alan Cedargreen played Frau Schackenbacken in Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s December 2016 pantomime, “Beauty and the Beast,” at Surrey Arts Centre. (file photo: Gord Goble)
Musicians perform a version of “Blue Christmas” in a new video created by local company FUSIONpresents. (YouTube photo)

WATCH: Genre-shifting ‘Blue Christmas’ song/video unites a dozen musicians

Two-week recording project sees six styles of music fused into ‘one collective, seamless song’

Musicians perform a version of “Blue Christmas” in a new video created by local company FUSIONpresents. (YouTube photo)
The City of Delta will be releasing a pair of videos on its Facebook and YouTube pages Dec. 21 and 22 showcasing musicians and dancers as they perform special renditions of beloved holiday classics. (City of Delta image)

Delta hosting first-ever virtual Christmas concert

The City of Delta will be releasing a pair of videos on its Facebook, YouTube pages Dec. 21 and 22

The City of Delta will be releasing a pair of videos on its Facebook and YouTube pages Dec. 21 and 22 showcasing musicians and dancers as they perform special renditions of beloved holiday classics. (City of Delta image)
Michael Bjorge’s photo, titled Lucky Charm, was recently recognized with a platinum award from Master Photographers International. (Michael Bjorge photo)

South Surrey photographer wins prestigious platinum award

Michael Bjorge’s nature photography honoured by Master Photographers International

Michael Bjorge’s photo, titled Lucky Charm, was recently recognized with a platinum award from Master Photographers International. (Michael Bjorge photo)
Members of a Semiahmoo Grade 9 jazz band rehearse for the band program’s upcoming online Christmas and Winter concert. (Wayne Ablitt photo)

Semiahmoo Secondary jazz bands swing out online

Chistmas concert available for streaming

Members of a Semiahmoo Grade 9 jazz band rehearse for the band program’s upcoming online Christmas and Winter concert. (Wayne Ablitt photo)
Cat Levan says she loves Christmas — “not just the tinsel, lights and gifts, but the whole idea that there is a time of year when people give a little more, care a little more and open up their hearts to others.” (submitted photos)

Surrey singer feels ‘The Joy of Christmas’ with two new songs and an old favourite

Cat Levan’s new EP follows ‘Double Life’ debut last spring

Cat Levan says she loves Christmas — “not just the tinsel, lights and gifts, but the whole idea that there is a time of year when people give a little more, care a little more and open up their hearts to others.” (submitted photos)
Surrey resident Morna Edmundson (foreground, in black) directs the Vancouver-based Elektra Women’s Choir. (submitted photo)
Surrey resident Morna Edmundson (foreground, in black) directs the Vancouver-based Elektra Women’s Choir. (submitted photo)
TEASER PHOTO Agam Darshi, filmmaker and actor.

Agam Darshi dishes on Netflix-run ‘Funny Boy’ and filming her own movie during COVID

Part-time Surrey resident stars in Deepa Mehta-directed drama set in Sri Lanka

TEASER PHOTO Agam Darshi, filmmaker and actor.
Image from Ranj Singh’s video for his song “Restless Nights,” posted to YouTube.com.

VIDEO: Surrey musician’s ‘Restless Nights’ features Dr. Henry, Dix in song about loss, grief

‘I lost my older brother and wanted to write a song that would capture my grief,’ Ranj Singh says

Image from Ranj Singh’s video for his song “Restless Nights,” posted to YouTube.com.
Surrey’s Naked Stage theatre company will read a version of “Maybe This Christmas Means a Little Bit More” for online broadcast from Dec. 21 to 24. Cast and crew involved in the performance are, clockwise from bottom right, Bridget Browning, Tony Loyer, Kelly Thompson, Kailea deLeon, Colleen McGoff Dean, George Stone, Gordon Law and Joyce Gillespie. (submitted photos)

Surrey’s Naked Stage aims to grow audience as COVID forces shows online

Christmas-themed reader’s theatre show to be presented free on YouTube from Dec. 21-24

Surrey’s Naked Stage theatre company will read a version of “Maybe This Christmas Means a Little Bit More” for online broadcast from Dec. 21 to 24. Cast and crew involved in the performance are, clockwise from bottom right, Bridget Browning, Tony Loyer, Kelly Thompson, Kailea deLeon, Colleen McGoff Dean, George Stone, Gordon Law and Joyce Gillespie. (submitted photos)
Samara Bortz directs one of Crescent Choirs’ six choral groups at a 2019 concert. Chris Leach photo

Crescent Choirs host sing-along Zoom carolling

Participatory online concert scheduled from 4-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13

Samara Bortz directs one of Crescent Choirs’ six choral groups at a 2019 concert. Chris Leach photo
Surrey Little Theatre is located on 184th Street at Fraser Highway. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey Little Theatre, Langley Players look to merge as single company at 200th Street theatre

A ‘really exciting’ development for the volunteer-run theatre companies

Surrey Little Theatre is located on 184th Street at Fraser Highway. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
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Contest-winning Christmas card revealed by Arts Council of Surrey

Watercolour painting by Andre Paulhus to grace cover, with verse written by Andre Paulhus

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