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The Vernon Community Arts Centre is seeking member artist submissions for a summer exhibit called Enchanted: A World of Fantasy. Submissions are open until June 30, 2021. (VCAC photo)

Vernon artists’ fantasy worlds wanted for summer exhibit

Vernon Community Arts Centre is seeking submissions for Enchanted: A World of Fantasy

Fernando’s Pub is set to reopen on May 17 following a lengthy winter closure, allowing Kelowna residents to again enjoy the pub’s famed avocado margarita. (Fernando’s Pub/Facebook)

Downtown Kelowna’s Fernando’s Pub set to reopen after winter closure

Fernando’s has announced it will begin welcoming its patrons back on May 17

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents New Beginnings May 1, the final performance of the season. (Judy Burns photo)

Okanagan Symphony stages season finale

New Beginnings closes unusual 2021 season with music to evoke spring’s promise of hope

A Kelowna resident captured a video of a group of deer elegantly striding along the shore of what looks to be near the Lakeshore Road area of the lake. (Instagram: botts_botterill)

WATCH: Deer crossing at Okanagan Lake

Next time you go for a swim, beware of deer crossing

A Kelowna resident captured a video of a group of deer elegantly striding along the shore of what looks to be near the Lakeshore Road area of the lake. (Instagram: botts_botterill)
Kelowna country singer Karen Lee Batten tackles heartbreak in her new track Drinkin' Song. (Jason Bennett)

Kelowna country singer tackles past relationships, moving on in new song

Karen Lee Batten wants to encourage listeners that better days are ahead

Kelowna country singer Karen Lee Batten tackles heartbreak in her new track Drinkin' Song. (Jason Bennett)
Ben Klick is a country music singer living in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s Ben Klick partnering with local country music stations for annual virtual music festival fundraiser

The third annual Music Fest MS will come in the form of a Youtube livestream on May 30

Ben Klick is a country music singer living in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
Kelowna Community Theatre has been empty since mid-March of 2020. (File photo)

Kelowna performing arts centre inches closer to reality

The city is looking for consultants for a feasibility study for a KCT replacement

Kelowna Community Theatre has been empty since mid-March of 2020. (File photo)
Vanessa Kade won $1.5 million in an online poker tournament earlier this week. (Twitter/@VanessaKade)

Kelowna woman wins $1.5M in online poker tournament

Vanessa Kade beat out almost 70K people vying for the top prize

Vanessa Kade won $1.5 million in an online poker tournament earlier this week. (Twitter/@VanessaKade)
Armstrong MetalFest co-founder Jesse Valstar performs with Odinfist during the annual event at the Hassen Arena and IPE Grounds in 2019. (Jennifer Blake - File)

Province backs Armstrong MetalFest

Metal festival organizers announce support from BC Arts Council will keep them ‘on their feet’

Armstrong MetalFest co-founder Jesse Valstar performs with Odinfist during the annual event at the Hassen Arena and IPE Grounds in 2019. (Jennifer Blake - File)
Lake Country author Tanya Zaufi. (Contributed)

Lake Country author writes her own story of romance

Tanya Zaufi finds literary inspiration in tale of how she met her husband

  • Mar 16, 2021
Lake Country author Tanya Zaufi. (Contributed)
Teigen Gayse is a country music artists from Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Kelowna singer-songwriter tackles heartbreak, loss in new single

Teigen Gayse’s new song offers solidarity to others who have gone through heartbreak

Teigen Gayse is a country music artists from Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
This is the second year (2021) the heavy metal music festival had to be cancelled. (Morning Star file photo)

Plug pulled on Armstrong MetalFest once more

COVID-19 silences heavy metal music festival that draws hundreds to region for a second year

This is the second year (2021) the heavy metal music festival had to be cancelled. (Morning Star file photo)
Chelsea Ishizuka was borned and raised in Penticton but has now moved to Japan. When she found out there was a popular restaurant there named after Penticton, she had to go check it out. Here she is with the owner (right). (Facebook)

Popular restaurant in Japan named after city of Penticton

A Pentictonite now living in Tokyo discovered the eatery and the history behind its name

Chelsea Ishizuka was borned and raised in Penticton but has now moved to Japan. When she found out there was a popular restaurant there named after Penticton, she had to go check it out. Here she is with the owner (right). (Facebook)
DLopez performs in front of a plastic crowd at Black Box Theatre in Kelowna. Virtually, fans tuned in to hear the Kelowna rapper spit his 45-minute set on Feb. 27. Accompanying him was singer Dani Lion, and rapper Sketch. The show was presented by Unicorns.LIVE, in partnership with LegionHQ Music Group. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

The show must go on: Kelowna musicians take virtual stage to keep playing

Rebellious Unicorns offers local artists the chance to perform live, a rarity amid the COVID-19 pandemic

DLopez performs in front of a plastic crowd at Black Box Theatre in Kelowna. Virtually, fans tuned in to hear the Kelowna rapper spit his 45-minute set on Feb. 27. Accompanying him was singer Dani Lion, and rapper Sketch. The show was presented by Unicorns.LIVE, in partnership with LegionHQ Music Group. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Shane Koyczan spent February going to the art spaces that sit empty, breathing some life into them through his spoken word poetry which has been shared on the Chan Centre's Dot Com series which premiers March 12. (Facebook)

Famed Okanagan poet Shane Koyczan reflects on the pandemic in new show

The show premiers March 12 and features Penticton art centres hit hard by COVID-19

Shane Koyczan spent February going to the art spaces that sit empty, breathing some life into them through his spoken word poetry which has been shared on the Chan Centre's Dot Com series which premiers March 12. (Facebook)
(Kelowna Actors Studio)

Kelowna Actors Studio offering private, catered movie nights

For a minimum of $150, you pick the movie and they supply the wine

(Kelowna Actors Studio)
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is back on stage and has two live-streamed shows coming to the comfort of your homes this weekend. (OSO photo)

Enjoy Okanagan Symphony Orchestra from the comfort of home

Musicians return to the stage with two live-streamed performances

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is back on stage and has two live-streamed shows coming to the comfort of your homes this weekend. (OSO photo)
Former Uplands Elementary School student Piers Bijvoet is set to star in an upcoming film. (Contributed)

South Okanagan teen to hit silver screen with Viggo Mortensen

Piers Bijvoet went to Uplands Elementary School until he was eight

Former Uplands Elementary School student Piers Bijvoet is set to star in an upcoming film. (Contributed)
Sweet Tweets will teach preschool-aged children how to navigate life. (Yeti Farm Creative)

Kelowna animation studio to produce new series for pre-schoolers

Yeti Farm Creative will produce its first full series

Sweet Tweets will teach preschool-aged children how to navigate life. (Yeti Farm Creative)
Vernon-born Justin J. Moore’s music video for Someone Who Loved You Can captures Kelowna’s city vibe. (Justin J. Moore - YouTube)

WATCH: ‘hyper-talented’ team behind Okanagan-centric music video

New Justin J. Moore music video shot in Kelowna, Armstrong with team of 20-somethings

Vernon-born Justin J. Moore’s music video for Someone Who Loved You Can captures Kelowna’s city vibe. (Justin J. Moore - YouTube)