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Armstrong MetalFest 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and recommendations outlined by provincial health officials. (Morning Star file photo)

COVID-19 knocks out Armstrong MetalFest

Tickets can be refunded or honoured next year

Armstrong MetalFest 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and recommendations outlined by provincial health officials. (Morning Star file photo)
Residents of Columbus Court kicked up their heels in the parking lot as they were treated to an outdoor concert by Bob King Thursday, April 16. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Outdoor concert gets Okanagan seniors dancing in the parking lot

Bob King gives Columbus Court residents, and neighbours, something to smile about

Residents of Columbus Court kicked up their heels in the parking lot as they were treated to an outdoor concert by Bob King Thursday, April 16. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Corb Lund is scheduled to kick off his tour June 16, which will bring him to Vernon Nov. 20. (Agricultural Tragic album cover)

Corb Lund’s revised tour includes Okanagan stop

Western music artist still planning to hit the road in June, reach Okanagan by November

Corb Lund is scheduled to kick off his tour June 16, which will bring him to Vernon Nov. 20. (Agricultural Tragic album cover)
Creating the perfect charcuterie plate

Creating the perfect charcuterie plate

Tips from Cure Artisan Meat and Cheese owner Brad Boisvert

  • Apr 3, 2020
Creating the perfect charcuterie plate
People from all over have sent in videos of them singing into their cameras, all in an effort to stay connected through music and the spirit of fun. The Facebook page was started by a man in Chilliwack.

‘Coronaoke’ hits high note among self-isolating crowd thanks to B.C. man

People sharing fun videos on social media to combat social isolation during coronavirus pandemic

People from all over have sent in videos of them singing into their cameras, all in an effort to stay connected through music and the spirit of fun. The Facebook page was started by a man in Chilliwack.
FILE - In this May 8, 2018 file photo, actors Penelope Cruz, right, and Javier Bardem pose for photographers at the opening ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Arguably the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering has postponed its 73rd edition. Organizers of the French Riviera festival, scheduled to take place May 12-23, said they are considering moving the festival to the end of June or the beginning of July. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Cannes canned; Rosie brings back talk show amid COVID-19 concerns

‘Minions’ movie delayed; Conan tries late night with iPhone

FILE - In this May 8, 2018 file photo, actors Penelope Cruz, right, and Javier Bardem pose for photographers at the opening ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Arguably the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering has postponed its 73rd edition. Organizers of the French Riviera festival, scheduled to take place May 12-23, said they are considering moving the festival to the end of June or the beginning of July. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
Local performer Jessica Singleton takes a turn on stage at the Dream Café. The popular nightclub has closed temporarily due to COVID-19 concerns. (Western News file photo)

Penticton’s famed Dream Café closes temporarily amid coronavirus concerns

Two-week closure at the Dream due to coronavirus

  • Mar 15, 2020
Local performer Jessica Singleton takes a turn on stage at the Dream Café. The popular nightclub has closed temporarily due to COVID-19 concerns. (Western News file photo)
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Nanoose Bay painter lets passion be her guide

  • Mar 13, 2020
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world
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High-flying athletes joining Penticton Peach Festival lineup

Fan-favourite Mega Motocross show returns to summer festival for fifth consecutive year

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Vernon’s own Noah Wessels (sitting) with Charles Richard-Hamelin at the Feb. 29 concert at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. (NOCCA photo)

REVIEW: Supernatural concert from two talented pianists

Vernon and Quebec talents wow crowds at Performing Arts Centre

Vernon’s own Noah Wessels (sitting) with Charles Richard-Hamelin at the Feb. 29 concert at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. (NOCCA photo)
Big Little Lions play the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre March 14&15. (Big Little Lions image)

Big Little Lions take Okanagan spotlight

Shows planned in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon

Big Little Lions play the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre March 14&15. (Big Little Lions image)
The OM Sound, originally from Vernon and now in Montreal, is working on a new album and touring Canada and Europe this year. (OM Sound image)

Okanagan’s-own OM Sound touring Canada and Europe

New videos and new album in the works

The OM Sound, originally from Vernon and now in Montreal, is working on a new album and touring Canada and Europe this year. (OM Sound image)
The BX Honour Choir performs Never Seen the Rain during the 40th annual Choral Showcase, presented by the Vernon School District’s Music Educators’ Association, at the Performing Arts Centre Wednesday, March 4. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Okanagan students first choir to take on Canadian Paralympic song

Choral Showcase reveals collaboration with Shine, official song of 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo

The BX Honour Choir performs Never Seen the Rain during the 40th annual Choral Showcase, presented by the Vernon School District’s Music Educators’ Association, at the Performing Arts Centre Wednesday, March 4. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Cod Gone Wild are coming home to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a special performance March 13 at Powerhouse Theatre. (Cod Gone Wild photo)

Okanagan hosts biggest St. Patrick’s performance this side of Newfoundland

Celtic Choir joins Cod Gone Wild for celebration in Vernon

Cod Gone Wild are coming home to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a special performance March 13 at Powerhouse Theatre. (Cod Gone Wild photo)
Beyond the Woods, filmed in Westwold, is a psychological thriller which will be screened at the Kamloops Film Festival. (Beyond the Woods image)

Westwold film in spotlight at Kamloops Festival

Psychological thriller Beyond the Woods was filmed in the rural community

Beyond the Woods, filmed in Westwold, is a psychological thriller which will be screened at the Kamloops Film Festival. (Beyond the Woods image)
Bagpipes once rocked by Beatles

Bagpipes once rocked by Beatles

North Okanagan Pipes and Drums share some unique history

Bagpipes once rocked by Beatles
The Okanagan Singer Songwriter Competition is now open with auditions March 5-April 9. (Submitted Photo)

Local vocal talents sought for Okanagan stage

Okangan Singer-Songwriter Competition auditions underway

The Okanagan Singer Songwriter Competition is now open with auditions March 5-April 9. (Submitted Photo)
Ryan Reynolds returned to San Diego Comic-Con to promote the release of a ‘Deadpoll’ extended cut. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Ryan Reynolds among 2020 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards winners

Other 2020 lifetime artistic achievement winners include Vancouver-born composer Alexina Louie

Ryan Reynolds returned to San Diego Comic-Con to promote the release of a ‘Deadpoll’ extended cut. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chris Pratt in a scene from the upcoming “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” (Universal Pictures via AP)

Hollywood actor Chris Pratt shows Kamloops love on social media

The filming of Jurassic World 3 is underway in Merritt and area

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chris Pratt in a scene from the upcoming “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” (Universal Pictures via AP)
The unique art world of Steve Chmilar

The unique art world of Steve Chmilar

Painter creates an international market for his artworks

  • Feb 14, 2020
The unique art world of Steve Chmilar