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Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu presents a proclamation to kick off BC Culture Days in Vernon’s Polson Park Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon kicks off BC Culture Days

Live music and activities in store all day Friday

Canadian rockers, Sloan. (Photo/Sloan Facebook)

Canadian rockers Sloan coming to the Okanagan

Tickets for the March 2023 show are on sale now

This image released by National Geographic shows an Anole lizard breathing underwater in Costa Rica in a scene from “Super/Natural,” a six-part series from National Geographic, airing on Disney+, (Robin Cox/National Geographic via AP)

James Cameron turns to Earth before release of new ‘Avatar’

New Disney+ series adds special effects on top of leading-edge filmmaking technology

BC Culture Days is kicked off in Vernon at Polson Park Sept. 23

Music, market and more celebrate BC Culture Days in Okanagan

Arts Council of North Okanagan kicks off 3 week celebration with full day of fun

BC Culture Days is kicked off in Vernon at Polson Park Sept. 23
Head sorceress Heather Pescada brewing up a potion for the Summerland Sorcery Express coming to a Halloween near you Oct. 21-32. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Hop on the Summerland Sorcery Express this Halloween

The Queen of Halloween Heather Pescada has brought her spooky magic to KVR steam train

Head sorceress Heather Pescada brewing up a potion for the Summerland Sorcery Express coming to a Halloween near you Oct. 21-32. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Cirque Alfonse’ brings Animal: A Farm Story to Vernon Sept. 29. (Contributed)

High-flying, haywire ‘animals’ take Vernon stage

Cirque Alfonse production plays out at Performing Arts Centre

Cirque Alfonse’ brings Animal: A Farm Story to Vernon Sept. 29. (Contributed)
This combination of photos shows Cody Johnson and Carly Pearce who will be honored by CMT as 2022 Artists of the Year during a ceremony in October. (AP Photo)

CMT announces five stars as their 2022 Artists of the Year

Network will air its annual TV special on Oct. 14 featuring tributes by other artists

This combination of photos shows Cody Johnson and Carly Pearce who will be honored by CMT as 2022 Artists of the Year during a ceremony in October. (AP Photo)
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard (left) at Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewing (Photo - @kettleriverbrew/Instagram)
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard (left) at Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewing (Photo - @kettleriverbrew/Instagram)
Pierre Kwenders performs at the Polaris Music Prize Awards in Toronto on Monday, September 19, 2022. Kwenders wins the 2022 Polaris Music Prize for his album “José Louis and the Paradox Of Love.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Pierre Kwenders performs at the Polaris Music Prize Awards in Toronto on Monday, September 19, 2022. Kwenders wins the 2022 Polaris Music Prize for his album “José Louis and the Paradox Of Love.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Wild Goat Surf is filming in downtown Penticton and at the Peach Sept. 19 and 20. (Contributed)

‘Wild Goat Surf’ filming in downtown Penticton

The full length film shot exclusively in Penticton will premier on Crave TV in November 2023

Wild Goat Surf is filming in downtown Penticton and at the Peach Sept. 19 and 20. (Contributed)
Snotty Nose Rez Kids perform during the Juno Awards in Toronto on Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Charlotte Day Wilson, Shad among artists up for Polaris prize

Polaris Music Prize recognizes best Canadian album of previous year — irrespective of genre or sales

Snotty Nose Rez Kids perform during the Juno Awards in Toronto on Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Viola Davis in “The Woman King.” (Sony Pictures via AP)

Review: A classic battle epic in ‘The Woman King’

Viola Davis takes viewers through the West African Kingdom of Dahomey during the 19th century

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Viola Davis in “The Woman King.” (Sony Pictures via AP)
Rick Mercer arrives for the Toronto Film Critics’ Association Gala, in Toronto, Monday, March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Rick Mercer arrives for the Toronto Film Critics’ Association Gala, in Toronto, Monday, March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Downtown Penticton executive director Brett Turner stands with Liam Peyton in the alley behind Slackwater Brewing. The drab, unfriendly alley is getting a full transformation and there is a celebration to go with it on Sept. 25. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Downtown Penticton alley being transformed into a place for art, culture and music

‘Slack Alley’ party is Sunday, Sept. 25 in the alley behind Slackwater Brewing

Downtown Penticton executive director Brett Turner stands with Liam Peyton in the alley behind Slackwater Brewing. The drab, unfriendly alley is getting a full transformation and there is a celebration to go with it on Sept. 25. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Curtain raiser of Nisga'a playwright Larry Guno's Bunk # 7 at REM Lee Theatre in Nov 2021. The play is set to tour northern B.C. next month. (Supplied photo)

Soul-searching residential school play prepares for B.C. reconciliation tour

The Raven Collective’s production of Bunk #7 by Lary Guno kicks off in Terrace Sept.29

Curtain raiser of Nisga'a playwright Larry Guno's Bunk # 7 at REM Lee Theatre in Nov 2021. The play is set to tour northern B.C. next month. (Supplied photo)
Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at the Toronto International Film Festival’s kick off event in Toronto on Thursday, September 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

Buffy Sainte-Marie isn’t retiring, she just can’t deal with air travel

‘I’m 81 and I deserve better, and I’m going to give it to myself’

Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at the Toronto International Film Festival’s kick off event in Toronto on Thursday, September 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
FILE - Musician R. Kelly, center, leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Closing arguments are scheduled Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 for R. Kelly and two co-defendants in the R&B singer’s trial on federal charges of trial-fixing, child pornography and enticing minors for sex, with jury deliberations to follow. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

R. Kelly convicted on many counts, acquitted of trial fixing

55-year-old found guilty on 3 counts of child pornography and 3 counts of child enticement

FILE - Musician R. Kelly, center, leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Closing arguments are scheduled Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 for R. Kelly and two co-defendants in the R&B singer’s trial on federal charges of trial-fixing, child pornography and enticing minors for sex, with jury deliberations to follow. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan in a scene from “See How They Run.” (Parisa Taghizadeh/Searchlight Pictures via AP)

Review: Murder-mystery ‘See How They Run’ really staggers

Love letter to/send-up of whodunits is a pleasant diversion, if not a particular memorable one

This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan in a scene from “See How They Run.” (Parisa Taghizadeh/Searchlight Pictures via AP)
FILE - Musician R. Kelly, center, leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Closing arguments are scheduled Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 for R. Kelly and two co-defendants in the R&B singer’s trial on federal charges of trial-fixing, child pornography and enticing minors for sex, with jury deliberations to follow. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

Jury gets R. Kelly’s child pornography and trial-fixing case

Jurors began deliberating Tuesday at R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago, sorting…

FILE - Musician R. Kelly, center, leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Closing arguments are scheduled Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 for R. Kelly and two co-defendants in the R&B singer’s trial on federal charges of trial-fixing, child pornography and enticing minors for sex, with jury deliberations to follow. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
Alexandra Daddario arrives at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

‘Succession,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ top Emmys; 1st time winners shine

Evening’s uplifting tone in contrast to the darkness that pervaded best drama series winner

Alexandra Daddario arrives at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)