Entertainment

FIE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Simon Cowell arrives at the “America’s Got Talent” Season 13 Week 3 red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Cowell broke his back Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Simon Cowell breaks his back falling from electric bike

Incident happened at his home in California

FIE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Simon Cowell arrives at the “America’s Got Talent” Season 13 Week 3 red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Cowell broke his back Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
Okanagan Screen Arts bringing films back

Okanagan Screen Arts bringing films back

Towne Theatre expected to show Okanagan Screen Arts Society films in September

Okanagan Screen Arts bringing films back
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for a man in his 30s, identified as Hollywood actor Josiah Black, who was found dead at the Spion Kop Summit in Lake Country Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (GoFundMe)

Man found dead on Lake Country trail identified as Hollywood actor

GoFundMe campaign launched for man found dead at summit of Spion Kop

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for a man in his 30s, identified as Hollywood actor Josiah Black, who was found dead at the Spion Kop Summit in Lake Country Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (GoFundMe)
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling drew outrage on Twitter, in a story on June 6, 2020. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling drew outrage on Twitter, in a story on June 6, 2020. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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
Kids play with the bubbles overflowing from the fountain at Polson Park Monday, May 18. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

WATCH: North Okanagan fountain vandalized with dish soap

Long-standing prank bubbles over at Polson Park fountain

Kids play with the bubbles overflowing from the fountain at Polson Park Monday, May 18. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
CJ Bissett has been performing at outdoor sets around the Okanagan for his Self-Isolation Tour. (Submitted Photo)

Okanagan musician on self-isolating tour

CJ Bissett is making 10 videos, performed

CJ Bissett has been performing at outdoor sets around the Okanagan for his Self-Isolation Tour. (Submitted Photo)
The seventh annual Okanagan Military Tattoo has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (File photo)

COVID-19: Okanagan Military Tattoo cancelled

Vernon’s largest indoor event slated for July 25-26 falls victim to pandemic

The seventh annual Okanagan Military Tattoo has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (File photo)
Another Okanagan Rib Fest snuffed out by COVID-19

Another Okanagan Rib Fest snuffed out by COVID-19

Vernon Elks Club also suffering amid closure

Another Okanagan Rib Fest snuffed out by COVID-19
Justin J. Moore, a Vernon-born musician, returns to release a new duet with opera-singer dad, Paul, on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Facebook)

Viral Okanagan father-son duo back with Moore to lift spirits amid COVID-19

Vernon-born singer returns to release new duet with dad after going viral in January

Justin J. Moore, a Vernon-born musician, returns to release a new duet with opera-singer dad, Paul, on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Facebook)
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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