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Matthew Presidente is a music artist from Vancouver, B.C. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s Friends of Dorothy to host LGBT2Q+ live music acts

Matthew Presidente and Pedwell are on the bill for July 7 and 8

Matthew Presidente is a music artist from Vancouver, B.C. (Contributed)
The sound of engines roaring and the smell of diesel filled the air at the Penticton Speedway on Saturday, their first race of the season. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

In photos: Penticton Speedway celebrates opening weekend

Despite having to turn away roughly 700 cars, organizers celebrating a successful weekend of racing

The sound of engines roaring and the smell of diesel filled the air at the Penticton Speedway on Saturday, their first race of the season. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
In this April 10, 2014 file photo, actor Nick Cordero attends the after party for the opening night of “Bullets Over Broadway” in New York. Hamilton-raised Broadway star Cordero is in hospital undergoing a test for COVID-19 after being admitted with pneumonia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File

Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from coronavirus complications

During Cordero’s hospitalization, Kloots sent him daily videos of her and their 1-year-old son, Elvis,

In this April 10, 2014 file photo, actor Nick Cordero attends the after party for the opening night of “Bullets Over Broadway” in New York. Hamilton-raised Broadway star Cordero is in hospital undergoing a test for COVID-19 after being admitted with pneumonia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File
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Swinging with the Stars- Team Jamela
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Mixoff shakes up Kelowna
Le Cirque De La Nuit in Kelowna
Seth Rogen teams up with Canopy Growth to launch cannabis brand Houseplant
Anna Jacyszyn and her band to include Loni Moger, Stefan Bienz, Stephen Buck.
Anna Jacyszyn and her band to include Loni Moger, Stefan Bienz, Stephen Buck.
Photos for Battle of the Wines were take by Jeremy Spruston.

Battle of the Wines back for another year in the Okanagan

West Kelowna winery, Off the grid was crowned champion of the first event

Photos for Battle of the Wines were take by Jeremy Spruston.
Cineplex Inc., in this undated photo. (The Canadian Press)

Some movie theatres set to reopen this week following lengthy COVID-19 shutdown

Movie goers should expect a different experience, B.C.’s two largest movie theatre companies say

Cineplex Inc., in this undated photo. (The Canadian Press)
Alessia Cara performs “Querer Mejor” at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Juanes at the MGM Conference Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year’s Juno Awards, picking up three trophies in the streaming ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Chris Pizzello

Alessia Cara wins a leading three Juno Awards at streaming ceremony

Running a bit over 90 minutes, the Junos were handed out at historic speed, with 42 categories announced

Alessia Cara performs “Querer Mejor” at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Juanes at the MGM Conference Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year’s Juno Awards, picking up three trophies in the streaming ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Chris Pizzello
Melissa Nasby’s large felted map of Canada, featuring official animals of the nation’s provinces and territories, will be revealed at 1 p.m. on July 1 in the front window of Inclusive Arts at 81 Hudson Ave. in downtown Salmon Arm. (Contributed)                                Melissa Nasby’s large felted map of Canada, featuring official animals of the nation’s provinces and territories, will be revealed at 1 p.m. on July 1 in the front window of Inclusive Arts at 81 Hudson Avenue in downtown Salmon Arm. (Contributed)

Canada’s wildlife comes to life on Salmon Arm artist’s map of nation inspired by grandmother

Felt artist Melissa Nasby to reveal project two years in the making on Canada Day

Melissa Nasby’s large felted map of Canada, featuring official animals of the nation’s provinces and territories, will be revealed at 1 p.m. on July 1 in the front window of Inclusive Arts at 81 Hudson Ave. in downtown Salmon Arm. (Contributed)                                Melissa Nasby’s large felted map of Canada, featuring official animals of the nation’s provinces and territories, will be revealed at 1 p.m. on July 1 in the front window of Inclusive Arts at 81 Hudson Avenue in downtown Salmon Arm. (Contributed)
Volunteers Karen (from left), Linda and Bev, work to ready the The Village Gallery and Monahsee Arts Council office for reopening July 2, 2020. (Monashee Arts Council photo)

North Okanagan Art Gallery dusts off from COVID-19 for reopening

Vernon Silver Star Quilters featured in the July exhibit

Volunteers Karen (from left), Linda and Bev, work to ready the The Village Gallery and Monahsee Arts Council office for reopening July 2, 2020. (Monashee Arts Council photo)
(The Canadian Press)

Q&A: Juno Awards head Allan Reid on celebrating Canadian music in a pandemic

Winners in a dizzying 42 categories will be announced over 90 minutes

(The Canadian Press)
The Lake Country Art Gallery presents Significance Stares at Me from Everywhere July 4-Aug. 16. (Katherine Coe art)

Significance on display at North Okanagan art gallery

Local and Vancouver artists come together for exhibit

The Lake Country Art Gallery presents Significance Stares at Me from Everywhere July 4-Aug. 16. (Katherine Coe art)
The Dixie Chicks, now The Chicks. (The Associated Press)

The Dixie Chicks officially change their name to The Chicks

Move follows decision by Lady Antebellum to change to Lady A after acknowledging the word’s association to slavery

The Dixie Chicks, now The Chicks. (The Associated Press)
Ela Mekherjee, a ceramic artist visiting from India, has her work on display June 26-July 2 at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. (Submitted photo)

India artist leaves legacy after Okanagan visit cut short by COVID

Clay journals experiences transitioning from winter to spring, on exhibit

Ela Mekherjee, a ceramic artist visiting from India, has her work on display June 26-July 2 at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. (Submitted photo)
Downtown Vernon mural tours are back for the summer, running twice weekly from the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. (GVMA photo)

Mural tours return to North Okanagan

Museum guides offering even more history of the area

Downtown Vernon mural tours are back for the summer, running twice weekly from the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. (GVMA photo)
Okanagan singer’s country hit goes viral

Okanagan singer’s country hit goes viral

Clark W. a Canadian sensation for his latest patriotic hit

Okanagan singer’s country hit goes viral
Okanagan’s own Andrew Allen joins Songwriter’s Circle

Okanagan’s own Andrew Allen joins Songwriter’s Circle

Folk-Roots Society presents online show in lieu of live shows cancelled by COVID-19

Okanagan’s own Andrew Allen joins Songwriter’s Circle
OK Corral Facebook page

OK Corral to host live stream concert

Country artist Kadooh will perform on the OK Corral’s Facebook page

  • Jun 19, 2020
OK Corral Facebook page
The music video for Isaiah Faber’s (Powfu) “death bed (coffee for your head)” was filmed mostly at Abbotsford Mill Lake Park. The song has over 440 million views on Spotify and the video has over 90 million views on Youtube. Screenshot from Youtube music video.

Coffee for your head: Popular song has strong ties to Lower Mainland

Isaiah Faber’s ‘death bed (coffee for your head) ft. beabadoobee’ has over 440 million Spotify hits

The music video for Isaiah Faber’s (Powfu) “death bed (coffee for your head)” was filmed mostly at Abbotsford Mill Lake Park. The song has over 440 million views on Spotify and the video has over 90 million views on Youtube. Screenshot from Youtube music video.
Facebook image: Festivals Kelowna

Busking to take place in Kelowna this summer

Festivals Kelowna is permitting street performers downtown with proper social distancing

Facebook image: Festivals Kelowna
The band Spank the Plank performs at White Hart Pub in Surrey on Friday, June 12. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Bar brings back live music as B.C.’s top doc warns singing spreads COVID-19

‘The hardest part is reminding people that they can’t dance, which isn’t easy,’ pub operator says

The band Spank the Plank performs at White Hart Pub in Surrey on Friday, June 12. (Photo: Tom Zillich)