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Submitted photo                                 Luke McMaster is taking his Icons of Soul tour to northwest B.C.

Luke McMaster brings Motown and soul to the Lester Centre

On March 8, McMaster performs his Icons of Soul tour in Prince Rupert, and then Quesnel, March 11

Submitted photo                                 Luke McMaster is taking his Icons of Soul tour to northwest B.C.
Juno Award- and Canadian Country Music Award-winning duo Doc Walker — Chris Thorsteinson and Dave Wasyliw — performed Feb. 21 at the Quesnel and District Seniors Centre as part of their Acoustic Songs and Stories From the Heartland Tour. Doc Walker sang some of their best-known songs from the past two decades and shared stories about how these songs came to be, giving the audience a chance to get to know them a bit better throughout the evening. Lindsay Chung photo

A night of songs and stories

Juno- and CCMA-winning country duo Doc Walker performs in Quesnel

Juno Award- and Canadian Country Music Award-winning duo Doc Walker — Chris Thorsteinson and Dave Wasyliw — performed Feb. 21 at the Quesnel and District Seniors Centre as part of their Acoustic Songs and Stories From the Heartland Tour. Doc Walker sang some of their best-known songs from the past two decades and shared stories about how these songs came to be, giving the audience a chance to get to know them a bit better throughout the evening. Lindsay Chung photo
Jay Myers, aka The Alkemist, has been developing a fan base in northern BC. He particularly enjoys performing in Terrace, Prince Rupert and Smithers.                                 (Contributed photo)

Alkemist conjures one-man band shows

A unique performance is coming to Smithers, Williams Lake, Terrace and Prince Rupert.

Jay Myers, aka The Alkemist, has been developing a fan base in northern BC. He particularly enjoys performing in Terrace, Prince Rupert and Smithers.                                 (Contributed photo)
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Image from the poster for the Haida language film Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife) (submitted photo)

Haida-language film Edge of the Knife showing in Prince Rupert

Sgaawaay K’uuna has been featured at festivals across Canada

Image from the poster for the Haida language film Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife) (submitted photo)
Shannon Lough / The Northern View                                Sarah Ridgway and Debra Strand volunteers with the Prince Rupert Community Arts Council responsible for organizing the 2019 Creative Jam.

VIDEO: Four workshops for 2019 Creative Jam

Prince Rupert’s annual arts event includes henna, mosaics, drum making and learning to draw animals

Shannon Lough / The Northern View                                Sarah Ridgway and Debra Strand volunteers with the Prince Rupert Community Arts Council responsible for organizing the 2019 Creative Jam.
Silvie and Bryan Cheng performed a series of classic duets at the Lester Centre on Jan. 18. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Cheng²Duo wows Lester Centre crowd

Sibling performers gave a virtuoso performance on Jan. 18 in Prince Rupert

Silvie and Bryan Cheng performed a series of classic duets at the Lester Centre on Jan. 18. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Maple sticks at the Sugar Shack

How sweet it is: Sugar Shack is back for ninth year

On Jan. 23 the popular Francophone festival in Prince Rupert kicks off with a social

Maple sticks at the Sugar Shack
22-year old artist Mitchell Brager finishes up his latest canvas of the new Skeena Bar with bright blue and yellow exterior. (Brittany Gervais photo)

Terrace man’s creative journey highlights Prince Rupert buildings

Twenty-two-year-old Mitchell Brager’s “Northern Homes, etc.” debuts in Jan. art exhibit

22-year old artist Mitchell Brager finishes up his latest canvas of the new Skeena Bar with bright blue and yellow exterior. (Brittany Gervais photo)
Roy Henry Vickers signing cards and calendars with his art in Hazelton during its Christmas celebration Dec. 12.                                Chris Gareau photo

Roy Henry Vickers nominated for Grammy

Hazeltons artist’s work for Grateful Dead album art recognized

Roy Henry Vickers signing cards and calendars with his art in Hazelton during its Christmas celebration Dec. 12.                                Chris Gareau photo
Students took the stage at the Lester Centre and performed songs from across eras in front of a packed house, (Nick Laws/ The Northern View)

Jingle Bell Rock concert takes over the Lester Centre

The concert was Saturday night and was played in front of a packed house

Students took the stage at the Lester Centre and performed songs from across eras in front of a packed house, (Nick Laws/ The Northern View)
The CHSS production of ‘9 to 5’ kicks off Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.at the Lester Centre of the Arts. (Submitted By/ Alison O’Toole)

Charles Hays’ production of 9 to 5 opens tonight

Strong female cast leads the latest Prince Rupert musical production

The CHSS production of ‘9 to 5’ kicks off Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.at the Lester Centre of the Arts. (Submitted By/ Alison O’Toole)
Wagon Burners played at the Thornhill Community Centre on Nov. 17.
Wagon Burners played at the Thornhill Community Centre on Nov. 17.
One of the many historical photographs in Iron Road West.                                 Contributed photo

BC’s history with railways in new book

Iron Road West contains 500 historical illustrations and a story about the Northwest’s armoured train

One of the many historical photographs in Iron Road West.                                 Contributed photo
Rudy Kelly and Rich Jerstad perform a scene in Bloody Business at the Tom Rooney Playhouse. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Bloody Business at Tom Rooney Playhouse

Harbour Theatre to present murder mystery on Oct. 26, 27 and 28

Rudy Kelly and Rich Jerstad perform a scene in Bloody Business at the Tom Rooney Playhouse. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Treena Decker and Cody Curry got into character during AFFNO’s eighth annual Murder Mystery Show on Oct. 13. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

First sellout for AFFNO Murder Mystery Night

More than $1,500 was raised at the annual dinner theatre at The Crest, in Prince Rupert

Treena Decker and Cody Curry got into character during AFFNO’s eighth annual Murder Mystery Show on Oct. 13. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Olivia C. Davies, Rosemary Georgeson, Emily Long star in Crow’s Nest and Other Places She’s Gone, which will be performed on the Lester Centre stage on Saturday, Oct. 13. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Crow’s Nest: Story and dance through an Indigenous lens

Lester Centre presents a performance by three women on friendship, life and transition to death

Olivia C. Davies, Rosemary Georgeson, Emily Long star in Crow’s Nest and Other Places She’s Gone, which will be performed on the Lester Centre stage on Saturday, Oct. 13. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Charles Hays Secondary Student, Corbin Basso, is set to play Young Frank in the film Monkey Beach. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Prince Rupert high school student lands role in Monkey Beach

The novel by Haisla-author Eden Robinson is being filmed in Kitimat and Kitamaat Village

Charles Hays Secondary Student, Corbin Basso, is set to play Young Frank in the film Monkey Beach. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Michael Gurney and Lyle McNish exchange witty barbs during Harbour Theatre’s production of Hook, Line and Snicker on Sept. 15. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Harbour Theatre bids Lyle McNish a witty farewell

McNish hosted his final night at the Tom Rooney theatre on Sept. 15

Michael Gurney and Lyle McNish exchange witty barbs during Harbour Theatre’s production of Hook, Line and Snicker on Sept. 15. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Indigenous chef Shane Chartrand films part of his cooking show across the Prince Rupert harbour on Aug. 22. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Chef explores Indigenous cultures in cooking show

Shane Chartrand’s Red Chef Revival filmed its fifth episode in Prince Rupert and Gingolx

Indigenous chef Shane Chartrand films part of his cooking show across the Prince Rupert harbour on Aug. 22. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
The bouncy castle returns for the Pop Up Prince Rupert Downtown Street Fair. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Pop-up fair to bring vibrancy back to Third Avenue

This Friday, a section of Third Avenue in Prince Rupert will transform into a market

The bouncy castle returns for the Pop Up Prince Rupert Downtown Street Fair. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)