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Lara St. John will be guest violist for the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra performances this weekend throughout the valley. (Submitted Photo)

Okangan Symphony guest to set stage on fire

Canadian superstar violinist Lara St. John performs in Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon

Lara St. John will be guest violist for the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra performances this weekend throughout the valley. (Submitted Photo)
Island author brings inspiration to Okanagan

Island author brings inspiration to Okanagan

Caetani Cultural Centre hosts writer in residence

Island author brings inspiration to Okanagan
The crew from Strangefellows had a non-stop lineup at their station last year at the Okanagan Fest of Ale. (Western News file photo)

Okanagan Fest of Ale promises to be bigger and better

A record breaking 75 breweries are now confirmed to participate at the annual event in Penticton

The crew from Strangefellows had a non-stop lineup at their station last year at the Okanagan Fest of Ale. (Western News file photo)
Aviemore School of Highland Dance recently competed and impressed in Calgary, as well as the Western Canada Open Championship and Premiership in Kamloops. Pictured (back row) Chauntal Rosborough, Meghan Ackerman, Megan Glasser, Karissa Goodrum and (front row) Rebecca Acob, Claire Radies and Elise Berrevoets. (Submitted Photo)

Okanagan dancers impress at Calgary competition, head to nationals

Vernon’s Aviemore Highland Dancers kick up heels in Calgary and Kamloops

Aviemore School of Highland Dance recently competed and impressed in Calgary, as well as the Western Canada Open Championship and Premiership in Kamloops. Pictured (back row) Chauntal Rosborough, Meghan Ackerman, Megan Glasser, Karissa Goodrum and (front row) Rebecca Acob, Claire Radies and Elise Berrevoets. (Submitted Photo)
Dance showcases Okanagan talent

Dance showcases Okanagan talent

Bare Bones Dance Showcase highlights professional artists

Dance showcases Okanagan talent
Ben Waters is recognized as one of the top piano players in the world and will perform at the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 9. (Submitted photo)

Renowned piano player to headline Peach Festival

Ben Waters, performing at Penticton Peach Festival, has hit the stage with The Rolling Stones

  • Mar 22, 2019
Ben Waters is recognized as one of the top piano players in the world and will perform at the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 9. (Submitted photo)
The crocodile pizza is the Bad Tattoo’s newest specialty item, and yes, it’s real crocodile. The crocodile tail meat is specially-ordered from a farm in Australia and is comparable to chicken, according to Bad Tattoo head chef and dough boy Donnie Carlson. Jordyn Thomson - Western News

Foodie Friday: crocodile pizza at Bad Tattoo

Take a trip down under and try the Penticton brewery’s newest creation

The crocodile pizza is the Bad Tattoo’s newest specialty item, and yes, it’s real crocodile. The crocodile tail meat is specially-ordered from a farm in Australia and is comparable to chicken, according to Bad Tattoo head chef and dough boy Donnie Carlson. Jordyn Thomson - Western News
Okanagan librarian delves into trio of titles

Okanagan librarian delves into trio of titles

Book Talk: Dark Matter, Lincoln’s Dreams and The Jealous Kind

Okanagan librarian delves into trio of titles
NHL alumni and Canadian country music stars gearing up for Okanagan charity extravaganza

NHL alumni and Canadian country music stars gearing up for Okanagan charity extravaganza

A two-day May weekend event combines, hockey, golf, country music and a whole lot of fun

NHL alumni and Canadian country music stars gearing up for Okanagan charity extravaganza
From celebrity weddings to Burning Man: artist brings his unique exhibition to Penticton

From celebrity weddings to Burning Man: artist brings his unique exhibition to Penticton

Bentley Meeker, international light artist, has been commissioned by Robert De Niro and Billy Joel

From celebrity weddings to Burning Man: artist brings his unique exhibition to Penticton
Okanagan dancers kick up heels for spring

Okanagan dancers kick up heels for spring

PHOTOS: Spring Fling sees more than 60 converge in Vernon from as far as Okanagan Falls and Salmon Arm

Okanagan dancers kick up heels for spring
Breaking Benjamin is one of four bands on the Power 104’s Powerball, which was scheduled to come to Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on April 14 but now has been cancelled. Photo courtesy of www.breakingbenjamin.com

Rock show in the South Okanagan cancelled

Western Canadian leg of rock show cancelled, including in Penticton at South Okanagan Events Centre

Breaking Benjamin is one of four bands on the Power 104’s Powerball, which was scheduled to come to Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on April 14 but now has been cancelled. Photo courtesy of www.breakingbenjamin.com
Don’t miss Many Hats Theatre Co.’s production The Odd Couple, Female Version which comes to the Cannery Stage beginning April 11. (Submitted photo)

Odd Couple, Female Version coming to Cannery Stage from April 11 to May 4

The second production of Many Hats Theatre Co’s 12th season

Don’t miss Many Hats Theatre Co.’s production The Odd Couple, Female Version which comes to the Cannery Stage beginning April 11. (Submitted photo)
Hip hop artist Gucci Mane will perform at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on May 28. (Submitted)

Gucci Mane to perform in the Okanagan

Atlanta hip hop artist Gucci Mane coming to Penticton to perform at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Hip hop artist Gucci Mane will perform at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on May 28. (Submitted)
Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts are teaming up again for a special headlining performance at the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 9. (Black Press file photo)

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts to perform at Penticton Peach Festival

The group is re-uniting for a special headliner performance at the Penticton Peach Festival

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts are teaming up again for a special headlining performance at the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 9. (Black Press file photo)
A thirsty crowd at Tree Brewing Beer Institute during its past Brewphoria event. The institute is hosting the Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmaking for a casual networking event on March 12. Photo submitted

Join OSIF for beer, pizza and socializing on March 13

Casual networking event at Tree Brewing Beer Institute in Kelowna

A thirsty crowd at Tree Brewing Beer Institute during its past Brewphoria event. The institute is hosting the Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmaking for a casual networking event on March 12. Photo submitted
The band Sudbury Beach performs at Tugs Taphouse in the first of five showcases of the BC Fresh Talent Quest. Chloe Coffin sings, while Ruby Stanton plays guitar and bass, Luke Tumlinson on drums and keyboard, and Koen Dyck on bass and drums. Brennan Phillips - Western News

Teen bands wanted for contest to perform at Penticton’s Peach Fest

Bands perform first Saturday of each month at Tug’s Tap House, with finals for top three on June 22

The band Sudbury Beach performs at Tugs Taphouse in the first of five showcases of the BC Fresh Talent Quest. Chloe Coffin sings, while Ruby Stanton plays guitar and bass, Luke Tumlinson on drums and keyboard, and Koen Dyck on bass and drums. Brennan Phillips - Western News
Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)

B.C. song serenades Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry on American Idol

Vancouver Island singer-songwriter Jesse Roper calls the experience ‘pretty surreal’

Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Theresa Caputo, New York Times best-seller and star of the hit show Long Island Medium, is bringing her gift to the Okanagan with Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience. The show takes place at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. Photo by Mills Entertainment.

Theresa Caputo to deliver ‘intimate experience’ at upcoming Penticton show

Also known as the Long Island Medium, Caputo acts as a conduit between the living and the dead

Theresa Caputo, New York Times best-seller and star of the hit show Long Island Medium, is bringing her gift to the Okanagan with Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience. The show takes place at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. Photo by Mills Entertainment.
Long Gallery + Studios recently underwent an expansion and soon will have a facelift to boot to showcase it’s new name BeeLong Contemporary Gallery, Artist Studios & Makers Shop. The change comes as artist Jenny Long embraces new partnership with Carla O’Bee to embrace inclusivity in the art world. Image from www.longgallery-studios.com

Everyone ‘BeeLong’s at new Penticton art gallery

Formerly Long Gallery + Studio, the gallery is expanding and embracing inclusivity in art

Long Gallery + Studios recently underwent an expansion and soon will have a facelift to boot to showcase it’s new name BeeLong Contemporary Gallery, Artist Studios & Makers Shop. The change comes as artist Jenny Long embraces new partnership with Carla O’Bee to embrace inclusivity in the art world. Image from www.longgallery-studios.com