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FILE - Country music great Loretta Lynn poses for a portrait in September 2000 in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Christoper Berkey, File)

Loretta Lynn, coal miner’s daughter and country queen, dies

Country Music Hall of Famer wrote fearlessly about subjects others didn’t

Lt. Clinton Morgen, played by actor Patrick Stack, leads an ill-fated pursuit of Rambo during the film Rambo: First Blood. Stack is coming to Hope to take part in Rambo 40th anniversary celebrations. (YouTube screenshot)

Patrick Stack brought humour to heavy Rambo film as Lt. Clinton Morgen

Hope celebrates the 40th anniversary of Rambo: First Blood over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend

Langford resident, and UVic staffer, John Fowler is among the cast of The Great Canadian Baking Show that airs Sundays at 8 p.m. starting Oct. 2. (Geoff George/Courtesy CBC)

Family, culture influence flavours for Greater Victoria bakers in T.V. competition

Langford, Victoria residents whip up new friendships while battling for top spot

This image released by Disney shows, from left, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson in “Hocus Pocus 2.” (Matt Kennedy/Disney via AP)

Review: The witches return in lively ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

Surprisingly for a sequel based on a mediocre film, Hocus Pocus 2 is actually pretty fun

This image released by Disney shows, from left, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson in “Hocus Pocus 2.” (Matt Kennedy/Disney via AP)
Actor Benjamin Ayres (left) poses with Allen and Karolin at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. He stayed at the resort while filming “Long Lost Christmas” in Agassiz-Harrison for the past two weeks. (Instagram/@benjaminayres)
Actor Benjamin Ayres (left) poses with Allen and Karolin at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. He stayed at the resort while filming “Long Lost Christmas” in Agassiz-Harrison for the past two weeks. (Instagram/@benjaminayres)
Chloë Grace Moretz plugs into the virtual reality headset of “The Peripheral,” a new series on Prime Video starting Oct. 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Prime Video
Chloë Grace Moretz plugs into the virtual reality headset of “The Peripheral,” a new series on Prime Video starting Oct. 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Prime Video
Nickelback is paying tribute to the late Charlie Daniels with an explosive cover of his country classic “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” Nickelback performs during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray in Edmonton, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

‘The less we say, the bigger we get’: Chad Kroeger on Nickelback’s enduring fame

Canadian rockers preparing for the release of a new album later this fall

Nickelback is paying tribute to the late Charlie Daniels with an explosive cover of his country classic “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” Nickelback performs during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray in Edmonton, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
Coolio performs on day three of Riot Fest on Sept. 18, 2022, at Douglass Park in Chicago. Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at age 59, his manager said. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
Coolio performs on day three of Riot Fest on Sept. 18, 2022, at Douglass Park in Chicago. Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at age 59, his manager said. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
Retired music promotions rep RayMan Ramsay, a South Surrey resident, with the two “Promo Monkey” books he’s authored. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Promo Monkey’ a B.C. man’s glimpse inside the world of rock stars and record-selling

RayMan Ramsay writes about some of the world’s most famous musicians and B.C. music-biz insiders

Retired music promotions rep RayMan Ramsay, a South Surrey resident, with the two “Promo Monkey” books he’s authored. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Players walk on a digital pitch wearing kits designed by Kelly Cannell in an undated handout screenshot from the video game FIFA 23. EA Sports turned to Musqueam visual artists, carvers, designers, and weavers to showcase Musqueam cultural elements in the new FIFA 23 video game, which is primarily made in EA Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Electronic Arts,

Musqueam history, heritage and culture showcased in new FIFA 23 video game

Work of about 10 of the First Nations band’s artists featured

Players walk on a digital pitch wearing kits designed by Kelly Cannell in an undated handout screenshot from the video game FIFA 23. EA Sports turned to Musqueam visual artists, carvers, designers, and weavers to showcase Musqueam cultural elements in the new FIFA 23 video game, which is primarily made in EA Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Electronic Arts,
Finalists for the 2022 City of Victoria Victoria Butler Book prize and Children’s Book prize have been announced. (Black Press file)

Finalists announced for Victoria’s best books of the past year

Butler Book Prize, Children’s Book Prize each comes with $5,000 cash award

Finalists for the 2022 City of Victoria Victoria Butler Book prize and Children’s Book prize have been announced. (Black Press file)
In one of only three B.C. shows, Steven Page will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Sept. 28. (David Bergman photo)

Former Barenaked Ladies frontman to play pair of Vancouver Island dates

Steven Page poised to released Excelsior, his first album since 2018

In one of only three B.C. shows, Steven Page will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Sept. 28. (David Bergman photo)
This image released by National Geographic shows an Anole lizard breathing underwater in Costa Rica in a scene from “Super/Natural,” a six-part series from National Geographic, airing on Disney+, (Robin Cox/National Geographic via AP)

James Cameron turns to Earth before release of new ‘Avatar’

New Disney+ series adds special effects on top of leading-edge filmmaking technology

This image released by National Geographic shows an Anole lizard breathing underwater in Costa Rica in a scene from “Super/Natural,” a six-part series from National Geographic, airing on Disney+, (Robin Cox/National Geographic via AP)
Blue Rodeo has added a stop in Victoria to their Many a Mile tour and will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Nov. 24. (Courtesy of Dustin Rabin/Blue Rodeo)

Blue Rodeo coming to Victoria Nov. 24

The band added the stop at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre to their Many a Mile tour

Blue Rodeo has added a stop in Victoria to their Many a Mile tour and will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Nov. 24. (Courtesy of Dustin Rabin/Blue Rodeo)
Colin James plays at Nanaimos Port Theatre Sept. 27. (J. OMeara Photo)

Colin James takes ‘Open Road’ toward Vancouver Island

Musician to performs songs from Juno Award-winning new album in Nanaimo and Victoria

Colin James plays at Nanaimos Port Theatre Sept. 27. (J. OMeara Photo)
Joëlle Rabu was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award earlier this year and was honoured during a celebration ceremony in late August. (Nico Rhodes photo)

Vancouver Island torch singer receives Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award

Joëlle Rabu’s award part of celebrations in honour of late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

Joëlle Rabu was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award earlier this year and was honoured during a celebration ceremony in late August. (Nico Rhodes photo)
This combination of photos shows Cody Johnson and Carly Pearce who will be honored by CMT as 2022 Artists of the Year during a ceremony in October. (AP Photo)

CMT announces five stars as their 2022 Artists of the Year

Network will air its annual TV special on Oct. 14 featuring tributes by other artists

This combination of photos shows Cody Johnson and Carly Pearce who will be honored by CMT as 2022 Artists of the Year during a ceremony in October. (AP Photo)
Capital City Comic Con returns to Victoria this weekend. (Capital City Comic Con/Facebook)

Comic Con confirms featured talent coming to Victoria this weekend

Star Trek: Voyager actor, professional wrestler amongst featured talent

Capital City Comic Con returns to Victoria this weekend. (Capital City Comic Con/Facebook)
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard (left) at Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewing (Photo - @kettleriverbrew/Instagram)
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard (left) at Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewing (Photo - @kettleriverbrew/Instagram)
Pierre Kwenders performs at the Polaris Music Prize Awards in Toronto on Monday, September 19, 2022. Kwenders wins the 2022 Polaris Music Prize for his album “José Louis and the Paradox Of Love.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Pierre Kwenders performs at the Polaris Music Prize Awards in Toronto on Monday, September 19, 2022. Kwenders wins the 2022 Polaris Music Prize for his album “José Louis and the Paradox Of Love.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young