Arts and Entertainment

Shinedown lit up the South Okanagan Events Centre Stage on Aug. 2. in Penticton (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

PHOTOS: Shinedown storms Penticton’s SOEC for third go

Ayron Jones and Pop Evil were the openers

 

The Train Wreck comedy show is coming to the Kelowna Actors Studio Aug. 12 and 13. (Photo from Unsplash)

Train Wreck Comedy partners with Kelowna Actors Studio for August show

Kelowna Actors Studio sets the stage for a Train Wreck Comedy show in August

 

Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography

Among the stars

Painting, producing and performing all part of Constellation Festival co-organizer’s artist pursuits

  • Jun 24, 2022

 

Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)

Youth Symphony in tune for Okanagan spring concerts

Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna performances to showcase blooming talents

Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)
Banksy, Grannies, 2006, silkscreen on paper, 18.5 x 26.5 in. Courtesy of Paul and Tracy Mitchell collection (Banksy/Kelowna Art Gallery)

Banksy and Warhol on display at Kelowna Art Gallery

The Pop Art exhibit will run from May 21 until Oct. 16

Banksy, Grannies, 2006, silkscreen on paper, 18.5 x 26.5 in. Courtesy of Paul and Tracy Mitchell collection (Banksy/Kelowna Art Gallery)
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre is among a number of North Okanagan-Shuswap organizations given provincial grant funding to help with the arts in B.C. (Contributed)

North Okanagan-Shuswap arts groups benefit from B.C. cash

Government supports artists and groups in the province with grant funds

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre is among a number of North Okanagan-Shuswap organizations given provincial grant funding to help with the arts in B.C. (Contributed)
Simon Orlando is working to ensure women and marginalized people are equally represented in ballet (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Ballet Kelowna leaps towards gender equality

Women are under-represented as ballet choreographers in Canada

Simon Orlando is working to ensure women and marginalized people are equally represented in ballet (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Music of the Night: The Concert Tour stops at Salmon Arm’s Song Sparrow Hall on April 26, 2022. (Music of the Night photo)

Musical celebration of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber coming to Salmon Arm

Show will take place April 26 at Song Sparrow Hall

Music of the Night: The Concert Tour stops at Salmon Arm’s Song Sparrow Hall on April 26, 2022. (Music of the Night photo)
Valérie Lemercier’s movie Aline, a tribute to Céline Dion, runs at the Salmar Classic on April 2. (Contributed)
Valérie Lemercier’s movie Aline, a tribute to Céline Dion, runs at the Salmar Classic on April 2. (Contributed)
Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

At a pugnacious Oscars, Apple’s feel-good ‘CODA’ triumphs as best picture

Drama erupts as Will Smith slaps presenter Chris Rock

Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Ninjababy plays at the Salmar Classic Theatre on March 26 at 5 and 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)
Ninjababy plays at the Salmar Classic Theatre on March 26 at 5 and 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)
A full weekend of kids activities is taking over the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre March 19 & 20. (Riz Herbosa photo)

Children’s Festival gets North Okanagan families back to play

Pay-what-you-can weekend event at Vernon Performing Arts Centre

A full weekend of kids activities is taking over the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre March 19 & 20. (Riz Herbosa photo)
Wildwood Productions and Gleneden Hall are hosting evenings of “homegrown entertainment” with the return of the Shuswap Coffee House on March 19, April 16 and May 21. The events will be open mic, with music, stories and more. (File photo)

Coffee houses return to Shuswap’s Gleneden Community Hall

Organizers say March 19 coffee house to be the first in 40 years at Gleneden Hall

  • Mar 3, 2022
Wildwood Productions and Gleneden Hall are hosting evenings of “homegrown entertainment” with the return of the Shuswap Coffee House on March 19, April 16 and May 21. The events will be open mic, with music, stories and more. (File photo)
Soprano Kimmy McLaren joins the Kamloops Symphony for its concert, The Essence of Mahler, on the Nexus stage at Salmon Arm’s First United Church on March 13. (Contributed)

Kamloops Symphony returning to Salmon Arm with The Essence of Mahler

Concert marks first in-person KSO performance in two years at Nexus

  • Feb 24, 2022
Soprano Kimmy McLaren joins the Kamloops Symphony for its concert, The Essence of Mahler, on the Nexus stage at Salmon Arm’s First United Church on March 13. (Contributed)
Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)

Summerland-raised animator’s Kickstarter campaign raises $2.5 million

Jenna Woldenga is retelling a Dungeons and Dragons campaign in a series of animated Youtube videos

Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)
Anthony Street, middle, choreagraphed and created Celtic Illusion, which will be returning to Penticton after a sold out show in 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Celtic Illusion to enchant Penticton once again

The Irish Dance and magic show returns in April at the SOEC

Anthony Street, middle, choreagraphed and created Celtic Illusion, which will be returning to Penticton after a sold out show in 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Lake Country singer Payton Bischoff brings a holiday variety show called Don’t Stop Believing to Creekside Theatre Dec. 3 and 4. (Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre photo)

Lake Country youth spreads holiday cheer for charity

Don’t Stop Believing variety show

Lake Country singer Payton Bischoff brings a holiday variety show called Don’t Stop Believing to Creekside Theatre Dec. 3 and 4. (Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre photo)
Jill Setah’s First Nations Fashions will be on display at the Fashion and Fire show Nov. 27. (Contributed)

Okanagan stage heats up with Indigenous designs and fire dancers

Fashion and Fire show in Lake Country features Oliver-born artist

Jill Setah’s First Nations Fashions will be on display at the Fashion and Fire show Nov. 27. (Contributed)
David Milchard and Ken Lawson will be bringing their new improv comedy show, David and Ken: Comedy With Music, to Salmon Arm’s Shuswap Theatre on Nov. 18 and 19, 2021. (Contributed)

‘Playful, absurdist adventure’: Seasoned improv comedians bring new show to Salmon Arm

David and Ken: Comedy With Music plays at the Shuswap Theatre on Nov. 18 and 19

David Milchard and Ken Lawson will be bringing their new improv comedy show, David and Ken: Comedy With Music, to Salmon Arm’s Shuswap Theatre on Nov. 18 and 19, 2021. (Contributed)
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre cutouts support students through the bursary program. (VDPAC photo)

Grants give Okanagan arts students a lift in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary

Bursaries brought back despite fewer patrons due to COVID-19 restrictions

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre cutouts support students through the bursary program. (VDPAC photo)