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Youth poets showcase talent at 10th annual Victorious Voices Festival

After months of hard work, high school students across Victoria were given a chance to express themselves, to perform the poems they spent hours writing, rewriting, and writing again for…

Patrick Boyle to play at latest ‘Blues for Eric’ concert on April 13

Trumpet star and UVic professor Patrick Boyle will celebrate the seminal music of Louis Armstrong while raising funds at the ninth 'Blues for Eric' benefit concert. The show starts at…

UVic’s Japanese Culture Club hosts first Japanese Equinox Festival

From the drums of the Uminari Taiko group that made the Michele Pujol room rumble to the Furusato Dancers twirling with branches of flowering cherry blossoms, the Japanese Equinox Festival,…

Review: ‘Good Morning, Viet Mom!’

In Good Morning, Viet Mom!, Franco Nguyen tells a story of growing up as the son of Vietnamese immigrant parents in a moving and hilarious show with themes of family,…

Mike Delamont confronts difficult childhood in ‘Mama’s Boy’

On Mar. 8, Mama’s Boy opened the 10th annual Spark Festival at the Belfry Theatre. Mike Delamont used every part of his towering six-foot-six frame to deliver a moving, intimate…

The Phoenix Theatre’s ‘7 Stories’ held over to March 24 (for good reason)

With 7 Stories, the Phoenix Theatre ends their season with a bang A man in a suit and a bowler hat climbs on to the ledge of the seventh story…

The Bad Mama Jama Show packs a one-two punch

Catch live music and stand-up comedy at Vinyl Envy, Saturday night, every second month On one Saturday night of every second month, Vinyl Envy in downtown Victoria is the place…

Multilingual Yukon jazz artist coming to Victoria this weekend

Feminism, self-reflection at the heart of Fawn Fritzen’s music Feminism, introspection, and jazz — all elements intrinsic to the music of Fawn Fritzen, an artist from Whitehorse, Yukon making her…

Meet the voices of Ocie Elliott

The musical duo sat down with the Martlet to talk about their new album, We Fall In From two small islands in the Pacific Ocean, the voices of Sierra Lundy…