Entertainment

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save Vernon's historic Towne Cinema, which opened at its current 30th Avenue location as a dance hall in 1929 and was converted to a movie theatre in 1938. (GoFundMe photo)

Vernon theatre looks to serve liquor at the movies

Drinks and a movie could be coming soon to the historic Towne Theatre

Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES artistic director Kevin Tobin will be spending the coming year preparing for the festival’s 30th anniversary. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES’ Kevin Tobin talks festivals, music and all that jazz

New artistic director’s sights set on next year’s 30th anniversary event

  • Oct 22, 2021
Lake Country-based artist Angela Hansen calls her creation Brink. It is featured in Kelowna's Glass Gallery space until Jan. 26, 2022. (Kelowna Art Gallery photo)

Artist takes viewers under the sea at Okanagan gallery

Viewers can go beneath the waves for an encounter with underwater sea…

Corb Lund tips his hat during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray concert in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Alberta country stars band together on song opposing Rockies coal mining

This Is My Prairie, features country luminaries including Brett Kissel, Terri Clark and Paul Brandt

Corb Lund tips his hat during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray concert in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
In his new book, Sidney author Grant Hayter-Menzies explores the life of local historical celebrity Muggins. (Courtesy Heritage House)

Muggins, B.C.’s famous wartime charity hound, celebrated in new book

Author Grant Hayter-Menzies also looks at the use of animals in war – at home and on the battlefield

In his new book, Sidney author Grant Hayter-Menzies explores the life of local historical celebrity Muggins. (Courtesy Heritage House)
Edson Oda’s Nine Days, presented by Shuswap Film Society, plays the Salmar Classic on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 5 and 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)
Edson Oda’s Nine Days, presented by Shuswap Film Society, plays the Salmar Classic on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 5 and 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)
Right Angle Entertainment, Maple Tree Entertainment and Quatro Entertainment will be bringing The Life and Music of George Michael show to the Kelowna Community Theatre on March 15, 2022. (Contributed)

With a ‘careless whisper’ George Michael show comes to Kelowna in 2022

The show aims to chronicle Michael’s music career throughout the 1980s

Right Angle Entertainment, Maple Tree Entertainment and Quatro Entertainment will be bringing The Life and Music of George Michael show to the Kelowna Community Theatre on March 15, 2022. (Contributed)
Okangan Symphony Orchestra's Rosemary Thomson directs two shows this weekend, one in Kelowna and one in Vernon. (OSO photo)

First Nations artist featured in Okanagan Symphony

Fortier, of the Syilx Nation and Secwepmec peoples, along with Penticton, Kelowna and Summerland composers perform

Okangan Symphony Orchestra's Rosemary Thomson directs two shows this weekend, one in Kelowna and one in Vernon. (OSO photo)
Jason Momoa, from left, Timothee Chalamet, and Zendaya pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Dune’ on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 in London. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Denis Villeneuve’s dreams of `Dune’ reach the big screen

‘Dune’ finally makes its way to North American theaters Friday

Jason Momoa, from left, Timothee Chalamet, and Zendaya pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Dune’ on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 in London. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
Bastion Elementary music students hope to showcase Salmon Arm when they film their entry in this year’s CBC Music Class Challenge at the base of the giant treble clef sculpture on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (File photo)

Small but mighty singers to showcase Salmon Arm in national school music challenge

Bastion Elementary music students to perform with guests at city’s giant treble clef

Bastion Elementary music students hope to showcase Salmon Arm when they film their entry in this year’s CBC Music Class Challenge at the base of the giant treble clef sculpture on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (File photo)
These dancers from Shuswap Dance Center are among the participants in the first-ever Dancing with the Shuswap Stars junior event to raise money for Shuswap Hospice. (Raelynn Heppel photo)

Young Dancing with the Shuswap Stars contestants seeking stars for hospice

Junior championship entries can be viewed and supported online

  • Oct 18, 2021
These dancers from Shuswap Dance Center are among the participants in the first-ever Dancing with the Shuswap Stars junior event to raise money for Shuswap Hospice. (Raelynn Heppel photo)
Ali Balloun and Julia Body rehearse for Shuswap Theatre’s upcoming production of Hilda’s Yard. The Norm Foster play, being directed by Chris Iverson, runs Oct. 29 to Nov. 13. (Shuswap Theatre photo)

Couple finds nest suddenly not so empty in upcoming Shuswap Theatre production

Norm Foster’s Hilda’s Yard to play Oct. 29 to Nov. 13

  • Oct 18, 2021
Ali Balloun and Julia Body rehearse for Shuswap Theatre’s upcoming production of Hilda’s Yard. The Norm Foster play, being directed by Chris Iverson, runs Oct. 29 to Nov. 13. (Shuswap Theatre photo)
Oliva Penalva

Vernon musician shut out of Canadian artist of the year title

Olivia Penalva was also up for pop artist Breakout award

Oliva Penalva
K Mountain was one of several familiar locales for Similkameen fans of Vancouver’s Peach Pit to see in their latest video. (Peach Pit - Youtube)

Vancouver’s Peach Pit debuts music video shot in Similkameen Valley

Familiar sights in Up Granville include K Mountain and the Grist Mill

K Mountain was one of several familiar locales for Similkameen fans of Vancouver’s Peach Pit to see in their latest video. (Peach Pit - Youtube)
Oliva Penalva

Okanagan musician up for Canadian artist of the year title

Olivia Penalva also up for pop artist Breakout award

Oliva Penalva
Steve Rodgers, a British musician who has performed in Summerland in the past, will perform an online concert from his home on Oct. 24. (Contributed)

Musician with Summerland connection to perform online concert

Steve Rodgers has performed in Summerland in previous years

Steve Rodgers, a British musician who has performed in Summerland in the past, will perform an online concert from his home on Oct. 24. (Contributed)
In this handout photo provided by Sotheby's Auction House, the auction for Banksy's "Love is the Bin" takes place in London, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25.4 million at an auction on Thursday. “Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of $5.5 million to $8.2 million. (Haydon Perrior/Sotheby's Auction House via AP)

Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction

Price a record for the artist, and close to 20 times the piece’s pre-shredded price

In this handout photo provided by Sotheby's Auction House, the auction for Banksy's "Love is the Bin" takes place in London, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25.4 million at an auction on Thursday. “Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of $5.5 million to $8.2 million. (Haydon Perrior/Sotheby's Auction House via AP)
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Halloween fireworks halted in some communities, continue elsewhere in North Okanagan

COVID-19 public health orders prevent Coldstream, Armstrong and BX from blasting off fireworks, not others

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Stacey Chomiak’s queer, illustrated, young-adult memoir ‘Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story’ is being released on Oct. 19, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. author says being gay and Christian is OK

Stacey Chomiak’s memoir aimed at LGBTQ youth makes peace with faith community and queer community

Stacey Chomiak’s queer, illustrated, young-adult memoir ‘Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story’ is being released on Oct. 19, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kelowna bluegrass band Under the Rocks is ready to show their new album and music video to live audiences. (Under the Rocks)

VIDEO: Kelowna bluegrass band ready to perform live after nearly two years

Under the Rocks is premiering a music video from their new album

Kelowna bluegrass band Under the Rocks is ready to show their new album and music video to live audiences. (Under the Rocks)