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The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra bring Orchestral Rock Odyssey to the valley this weekend. (OSO photo)

Okanagan Symphony brings new life to old rock favourites

Orchestral Rock Odyssey plays Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon this weekend

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra bring Orchestral Rock Odyssey to the valley this weekend. (OSO photo)
Vernon artist waves women’s flag across Okanagan

Vernon artist waves women’s flag across Okanagan

SheShe declares femininity with all-encompassing exhibit

Vernon artist waves women’s flag across Okanagan
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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Parkview Elementary Christmas concert goes virtual
Swinging with the Stars- Team Jamela
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Mixoff shakes up Kelowna
Le Cirque De La Nuit in Kelowna
Keith Gerow, born Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1919, will celebrate his 100th birthday this Christmas Eve surrounded by friends, family, and his wife of 72 years. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Keith Gerow, born Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1919, will celebrate his 100th birthday this Christmas Eve surrounded by friends, family, and his wife of 72 years. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Santa stands with Lola from Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue at the Salmon Arm Buckerfield’s location on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Santa stands with Lola from Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue at the Salmon Arm Buckerfield’s location on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Prepare to be awed by Okanagan artists

Prepare to be awed by Okanagan artists

Vernon gallery celebrates valley talent with latest exhibit

Prepare to be awed by Okanagan artists
Dancing With The Vernon Stars 2019 contestants Paul Sterritt (left) and Michelle Hill reprise their Mary Poppins’ Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious routine during the City Dance Studio Showcase gala evening Friday, Nov. 1, in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: Vernon dance studio entertains with gala evening

City Dance, which operates in Vernon and Salmon Arm, showcases dance to appreciative crowd

Dancing With The Vernon Stars 2019 contestants Paul Sterritt (left) and Michelle Hill reprise their Mary Poppins’ Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious routine during the City Dance Studio Showcase gala evening Friday, Nov. 1, in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Rust Valley Restorers’ Avery Shoaf, Mike Hall and son Connor Hall amidst the massive collection of cars at Mike’s property near Tappen. (Contributed)

Shuswap’s Rust Valley Restorers team revved for second season

Stars Mike and Connor Hall and Avery Shoaf return to History Channel on Nov. 21

Rust Valley Restorers’ Avery Shoaf, Mike Hall and son Connor Hall amidst the massive collection of cars at Mike’s property near Tappen. (Contributed)
Janet Letendre of Malakwa is competing in the Food Network’s Holiday Baking championship, which will be televised in the coming weeks. (Food Network photo)

Malakwa woman a part of Food Network holiday baking championship

Janet Letendre is the only Canadian contestant on the show airing in November

Janet Letendre of Malakwa is competing in the Food Network’s Holiday Baking championship, which will be televised in the coming weeks. (Food Network photo)
Two-time Juno award winners Jason and Pharis Romero, Horsefly musicians and business owners, to perform in Salmon Arm Oct. 23. (Forrest Gibson photo)

Multi-talented musical couple bring their beautiful sounds to Shuswap

Pharis and Jason Romero come to the Nexus at First on Wednesday, Oct. 23

  • Oct 14, 2019
Two-time Juno award winners Jason and Pharis Romero, Horsefly musicians and business owners, to perform in Salmon Arm Oct. 23. (Forrest Gibson photo)
Percussionist Ethan Ardelli leads his quartet, with Louis Deniz on saxophone, Chris Donelly on piano and Devon Henderson on bass, in a concert presented by the Salmon Arm Jazz club at the Nexus in the First United Church on Thursday, Nov. 8. (File photo)

Now you can add Tuesday to your weekly jazz nights in Salmon Arm

Along with Thursday night jazz concerts at the Nexus, Jazz Night at Lakeside Manor starts Oct. 15

  • Oct 11, 2019
Percussionist Ethan Ardelli leads his quartet, with Louis Deniz on saxophone, Chris Donelly on piano and Devon Henderson on bass, in a concert presented by the Salmon Arm Jazz club at the Nexus in the First United Church on Thursday, Nov. 8. (File photo)
Okanagan’s best talents in spotlight

Okanagan’s best talents in spotlight

140 acts lined up for Okanagan’s Got Talented, running every Sunday in Vernon

Okanagan’s best talents in spotlight
From left: Dawn Urban (West Kelowna), Shane Byers (Penticton) and Shannon Becker (Osoyoos) were the three finalists for this year’s Key to the SOEC contest. The winner will receive two tickets and a pre-show dinner to every public event at the South Okanagan Events Centre for one year. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)                                From left: Dawn Urban (West Kelowna), Shane Byers (Penticton) and Shannon Becker (Osoyoos) were the three finalists for this year’s Key to the SOEC contest. The winner will receive two tickets and a pre-show dinner to every public event at the South Okanagan Events Centre for one year. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Okanagan contest winner given the key to the SOEC

The annual contest gives one lucky winner two tickets to every Penticton SOEC show for a year

From left: Dawn Urban (West Kelowna), Shane Byers (Penticton) and Shannon Becker (Osoyoos) were the three finalists for this year’s Key to the SOEC contest. The winner will receive two tickets and a pre-show dinner to every public event at the South Okanagan Events Centre for one year. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)                                From left: Dawn Urban (West Kelowna), Shane Byers (Penticton) and Shannon Becker (Osoyoos) were the three finalists for this year’s Key to the SOEC contest. The winner will receive two tickets and a pre-show dinner to every public event at the South Okanagan Events Centre for one year. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
April Goodwin-Smith mixes some colours while working on her painting during a free art workshop held at the Okanagan Public Library in Piccadilly Mall on Saturday, Aug. 24. (Cameron Thomson)
April Goodwin-Smith mixes some colours while working on her painting during a free art workshop held at the Okanagan Public Library in Piccadilly Mall on Saturday, Aug. 24. (Cameron Thomson)
Sister Speak returns to the Okanagan this weekend for shows in Kelowna, Revelstoke and Vernon. (Sister Speak photo)
Sister Speak returns to the Okanagan this weekend for shows in Kelowna, Revelstoke and Vernon. (Sister Speak photo)
Luke Wallace, a performer at the 2019 Roots and Blues Festival, encouraged people to follow the lead of local youth climate change activists like Salmon Arm’s Mirella Project. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)                                Luke Wallace, a performer at the 2019 Roots and Blues Festival, encouraged people to follow the lead of local youth climate change activists like Salmon Arm’s Mirella Project. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Roots and Blues performer endorses young Salmon Arm climate change activists

Musician Luke Wallace inspired by non-profit Mirella Project

Luke Wallace, a performer at the 2019 Roots and Blues Festival, encouraged people to follow the lead of local youth climate change activists like Salmon Arm’s Mirella Project. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)                                Luke Wallace, a performer at the 2019 Roots and Blues Festival, encouraged people to follow the lead of local youth climate change activists like Salmon Arm’s Mirella Project. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Above,  Kaitlyn Yott, as Leoty, and Aaron M. Wells, as White Shadow, star in The Coyote, playing at the Caravan Farm Theatre until August 11.                                Top right, Wells, Michael Kennard and Peter Anderson the play three coyotes, while James Fagan Tait takes on a villainous role.                                Right, Anderson and Kennard are Slobberjaw and Muzzleguts, a pair of coyote tricksters                                Left, Christine Quintana as Vida, one of two daughters to Agnes (played by Natascha Girgis).

Howling hot summer at Caravan Theatre

The Cotoyes is a romantic musical comedy by award-winning playwright Peter Anderson.

Above,  Kaitlyn Yott, as Leoty, and Aaron M. Wells, as White Shadow, star in The Coyote, playing at the Caravan Farm Theatre until August 11.                                Top right, Wells, Michael Kennard and Peter Anderson the play three coyotes, while James Fagan Tait takes on a villainous role.                                Right, Anderson and Kennard are Slobberjaw and Muzzleguts, a pair of coyote tricksters                                Left, Christine Quintana as Vida, one of two daughters to Agnes (played by Natascha Girgis).
Dan Rizzuto, who has worked many film-industry jobs over the years has recently moved to the Shuswap wants to see the area’s scenery represented on the silver screen. (Photo Contributed)

Filmmaker sees role for Shuswap on the silver screen

Movie business veteran Dan Rizzuto inspired by surroundings of Salmon Arm

Dan Rizzuto, who has worked many film-industry jobs over the years has recently moved to the Shuswap wants to see the area’s scenery represented on the silver screen. (Photo Contributed)
Donnie McDougall, best known for his time with the Guess Who, poses for a photo with Leslie Wilkins one of four talented musicians from the Columbia Shuswap region who will be joining him on tour. (Jim Elliot/ Eagle Valley News)

Guess Who has started a band in the Shuswap? Legendary guitarist Donnie McDougall

Band to play pair of shows in the Malakwa area before setting out on tour

Donnie McDougall, best known for his time with the Guess Who, poses for a photo with Leslie Wilkins one of four talented musicians from the Columbia Shuswap region who will be joining him on tour. (Jim Elliot/ Eagle Valley News)
Salmon Arm actor, writer takes stab at thriller for silver screen

Salmon Arm actor, writer takes stab at thriller for silver screen

Now living in New York City, Dani Barker wrote and is starring in Follow Her.

Salmon Arm actor, writer takes stab at thriller for silver screen