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Simon King joins the OK, DOPE comedy tour in Vernon July 9 at Marten Brewing. (Contributed)

Sophomore stand-up comedy tour returns to Okanagan

Simon King joins OK, DOPE in Vernon, Kelowna and Summerland

Charley is a Keremeos wine producer at Robin Ridge Winery. He’s also single and looking to meet his future wife on a new reality TV show Farming For Love. (Farming for Love)

Keremeos farmer looking for love in upcoming reality show

Charley works on his parents winery Robin Ridge where he is building a house

Canadian rock icons The Stampeders delighted a capacity crowd at Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Monday, June 20, playing their myriad of hits over two hours. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Canadian rock icons sound sweet in Vernon

The Stampeders played all of their hits to the delight of a capacity crowd at Performing Arts Centre

Vancouver punk rock band D.O.A. plays Slackwater Brewing in Penticton June 2. (Submitted)

Punk band D.O.A. set to rock Penticton brewery June 2

Canadian punk rock band celebrating 40th anniversary of hit album Hardcore 81

Vancouver punk rock band D.O.A. plays Slackwater Brewing in Penticton June 2. (Submitted)
Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)

Youth Symphony in tune for Okanagan spring concerts

Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna performances to showcase blooming talents

Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra will close out its 2021-22 season with a salute to Beethoven in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon. (File photo)

Okanagan orchestra salutes Beethoven

Final show of Okanagan Symphony season pays tribute to one of the masters of classical music

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra will close out its 2021-22 season with a salute to Beethoven in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon. (File photo)
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)
Three Days Grace performed a great concert in Penticton in 2018 and now they’ve announced their return for 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Three Days Grace returns to Penticton in November

The band’s Outsider Tour stopped at the SOEC in 2018

Three Days Grace performed a great concert in Penticton in 2018 and now they’ve announced their return for 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Ringo Starr plays South Okanagan Events Centre Oct. 9. (Submitted)

Ringo Starr is coming to the Okanagan

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band play the SOEC on Oct. 9

Ringo Starr plays South Okanagan Events Centre Oct. 9. (Submitted)
The Sorrento Centre will be home to this year’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival, April 29 to May 1. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Shuswap’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival welcomes stellar cast of presenters

Event will take place at Sorrento Centre April 29 to May 1

  • Mar 31, 2022
The Sorrento Centre will be home to this year’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival, April 29 to May 1. (Jim Cooperman photo)
The Okanagan Youth Pipe Band performed at the 2019 Scottish Festival in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips Western News file photo)

Penticton Scottish Festival and Highland Games back

Iconic caber toss, whiskey tasting, dancing and of course pipe bands are back July 2

The Okanagan Youth Pipe Band performed at the 2019 Scottish Festival in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips Western News file photo)
Simply Queen tribute band will wow the crowd on Aug. 5.

Glass Tiger, Honeymoon Suite set to rock Penticton’s Peach Fest

The five-day festival headlines huge music line-up and entertainment

Simply Queen tribute band will wow the crowd on Aug. 5.
Christine Burwell takes the throne as Kniven Cadden and Braydon Gauthier race the TP 4 UR PP to the finish line in the Lumby Outhouse Races Monday, Feb. 21 at the Salmon Trail. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Outhouses race to a frozen finish in Lumby

Monashee Trails Society event draws hundreds despite winds, snow, cold

Christine Burwell takes the throne as Kniven Cadden and Braydon Gauthier race the TP 4 UR PP to the finish line in the Lumby Outhouse Races Monday, Feb. 21 at the Salmon Trail. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Penticton artist Johann Wessels seen here with dragonfly mural at Liquidity Winery in OK Falls has been chosen to be part of the Penticton Square Mural Project. (Johann Wessels Facebook)

10 local artists chosen for 2022 Square Mural Project in Penticton

Murals unveiled March 25 at Ignite the Arts gala and then will hang at Cannery Brewery

Penticton artist Johann Wessels seen here with dragonfly mural at Liquidity Winery in OK Falls has been chosen to be part of the Penticton Square Mural Project. (Johann Wessels Facebook)
Ice Decor (Langley) employees Sergei Woewoda (front, left) and Isaac Woewoda (right) are joined by Vernon Winter Carnival ice sculpture competitor and volunteer Tyler Welfing in creating a 30-foot ice slide that will be among the features at the Carnival’s Winter Playground at the Vernon Army Camp. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Ice creators slide into Vernon Winter Carnival

An ice castle, ice bar and ice slide will be part of the fun and frolick at the Vernon Winter Carnival Winter Playground

Ice Decor (Langley) employees Sergei Woewoda (front, left) and Isaac Woewoda (right) are joined by Vernon Winter Carnival ice sculpture competitor and volunteer Tyler Welfing in creating a 30-foot ice slide that will be among the features at the Carnival’s Winter Playground at the Vernon Army Camp. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Solar Mountain Games has added The Rise golf course in Vernon to its 2020 video game, PGA 2K21. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: Vernon golf course rendered in B.C. video game

The Rise golf course can now be played virtually in PGA Tour 2K21

Solar Mountain Games has added The Rise golf course in Vernon to its 2020 video game, PGA 2K21. (Submitted photo)
Mike Reno, lead singer of Loverboy rocks out to a sold-out crowd in his home town at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton in 2019. (Roger Knox Black Press)

Happy birthday Loverboy!

Penticton-raised lead singer of Loverboy Mike Reno turned 67 this weekend

Mike Reno, lead singer of Loverboy rocks out to a sold-out crowd in his home town at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton in 2019. (Roger Knox Black Press)
Will and Grace star Eric McCormack wearing a Penticton Bike Barn bib while playing Hank in the Penticton-made movie Drinkwater which debuts this month. (Film grab)

Penticton-made movie hits the big screen

Drinkwater, (formally Change of Pace starring Eric McCormack) filmed in summer 2020

Will and Grace star Eric McCormack wearing a Penticton Bike Barn bib while playing Hank in the Penticton-made movie Drinkwater which debuts this month. (Film grab)
Fest of Ale will return to Penticton in May 2022 this time outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park. (File photo)

Okanagan Fest of Ale takes it outside for 2022

After two years of cancellations, the Fest of Ale will go ahead May 14, 2022

Fest of Ale will return to Penticton in May 2022 this time outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park. (File photo)
Carlos Santana and Dallas Smith will be bringing their tours to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton in 2022. (Submitted)

Award-winning Carlos Santana and Dallas Smith coming to Penticton

The two stars will be performing at the SOEC in April and June 2022

Carlos Santana and Dallas Smith will be bringing their tours to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton in 2022. (Submitted)