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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)
These voting pods will allow the crowd to vote for their favourite singer. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s singing competition, Reach for the Mic, seeks talent

Reach for the Mic is in need of singers to take the stage in October

These voting pods will allow the crowd to vote for their favourite singer. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
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,
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)
Third place award; Sandra Irvine, “Taking the Plunge.”

Meet the artists Friday at the VISAC in downtown Trail

The showcase — “365 All in a Year” — will run from Sept. 23 to Oct. 18 at the Trail VISAC

Third place award; Sandra Irvine, “Taking the Plunge.”
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)
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
Snotty Nose Rez Kids perform during the Juno Awards in Toronto on Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Charlotte Day Wilson, Shad among artists up for Polaris prize

Polaris Music Prize recognizes best Canadian album of previous year — irrespective of genre or sales

Snotty Nose Rez Kids perform during the Juno Awards in Toronto on Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Viola Davis in “The Woman King.” (Sony Pictures via AP)

Review: A classic battle epic in ‘The Woman King’

Viola Davis takes viewers through the West African Kingdom of Dahomey during the 19th century

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Viola Davis in “The Woman King.” (Sony Pictures via AP)
Rick Mercer arrives for the Toronto Film Critics’ Association Gala, in Toronto, Monday, March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Rick Mercer arrives for the Toronto Film Critics’ Association Gala, in Toronto, Monday, March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
First place award; Elaine Alfoldy, “Berries and Flowers and Unusual Leaves. “ Photos: Submitted

West Kootenay artists shine in juried showcase

The showcase — “365 All in a Year” — will run from Sept. 23 to Oct. 18 at the Trail VISAC

First place award; Elaine Alfoldy, “Berries and Flowers and Unusual Leaves. “ Photos: Submitted
Curtain raiser of Nisga'a playwright Larry Guno's Bunk # 7 at REM Lee Theatre in Nov 2021. The play is set to tour northern B.C. next month. (Supplied photo)

Soul-searching residential school play prepares for B.C. reconciliation tour

The Raven Collective’s production of Bunk #7 by Lary Guno kicks off in Terrace Sept.29

Curtain raiser of Nisga'a playwright Larry Guno's Bunk # 7 at REM Lee Theatre in Nov 2021. The play is set to tour northern B.C. next month. (Supplied photo)
Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at the Toronto International Film Festival’s kick off event in Toronto on Thursday, September 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

Buffy Sainte-Marie isn’t retiring, she just can’t deal with air travel

‘I’m 81 and I deserve better, and I’m going to give it to myself’

Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at the Toronto International Film Festival’s kick off event in Toronto on Thursday, September 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
FILE - Musician R. Kelly, center, leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Closing arguments are scheduled Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 for R. Kelly and two co-defendants in the R&B singer’s trial on federal charges of trial-fixing, child pornography and enticing minors for sex, with jury deliberations to follow. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

R. Kelly convicted on many counts, acquitted of trial fixing

55-year-old found guilty on 3 counts of child pornography and 3 counts of child enticement

FILE - Musician R. Kelly, center, leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Closing arguments are scheduled Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 for R. Kelly and two co-defendants in the R&B singer’s trial on federal charges of trial-fixing, child pornography and enticing minors for sex, with jury deliberations to follow. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan in a scene from “See How They Run.” (Parisa Taghizadeh/Searchlight Pictures via AP)

Review: Murder-mystery ‘See How They Run’ really staggers

Love letter to/send-up of whodunits is a pleasant diversion, if not a particular memorable one

This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan in a scene from “See How They Run.” (Parisa Taghizadeh/Searchlight Pictures via AP)
FILE - Musician R. Kelly, center, leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Closing arguments are scheduled Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 for R. Kelly and two co-defendants in the R&B singer’s trial on federal charges of trial-fixing, child pornography and enticing minors for sex, with jury deliberations to follow. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

Jury gets R. Kelly’s child pornography and trial-fixing case

Jurors began deliberating Tuesday at R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago, sorting…

FILE - Musician R. Kelly, center, leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Closing arguments are scheduled Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 for R. Kelly and two co-defendants in the R&B singer’s trial on federal charges of trial-fixing, child pornography and enticing minors for sex, with jury deliberations to follow. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
Alexandra Daddario arrives at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

‘Succession,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ top Emmys; 1st time winners shine

Evening’s uplifting tone in contrast to the darkness that pervaded best drama series winner

Alexandra Daddario arrives at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
An Emmy award is pictured during Press Preview Day for the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at the Television Academy in Los Angeles. The awards show honoring excellence in American television programming will be held on Monday at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

‘Squid Game,’ ‘Succession,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ vie for Emmy Awards

Organizers want their guests to have a good time as Hollywood preps for annual awards gala

An Emmy award is pictured during Press Preview Day for the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at the Television Academy in Los Angeles. The awards show honoring excellence in American television programming will be held on Monday at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)