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Ben Klick is a country music singer living in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s Ben Klick partnering with local country music stations for annual virtual music festival fundraiser

The third annual Music Fest MS will come in the form of a Youtube livestream on May 30

Vanessa Kade won $1.5 million in an online poker tournament earlier this week. (Twitter/@VanessaKade)

Kelowna woman wins $1.5M in online poker tournament

Vanessa Kade beat out almost 70K people vying for the top prize

Armstrong MetalFest co-founder Jesse Valstar performs with Odinfist during the annual event at the Hassen Arena and IPE Grounds in 2019. (Jennifer Blake - File)

Province backs Armstrong MetalFest

Metal festival organizers announce support from BC Arts Council will keep them ‘on their feet’

Teigen Gayse is a country music artists from Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Kelowna singer-songwriter tackles heartbreak, loss in new single

Teigen Gayse’s new song offers solidarity to others who have gone through heartbreak

Teigen Gayse is a country music artists from Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
This is the second year (2021) the heavy metal music festival had to be cancelled. (Morning Star file photo)

Plug pulled on Armstrong MetalFest once more

COVID-19 silences heavy metal music festival that draws hundreds to region for a second year

This is the second year (2021) the heavy metal music festival had to be cancelled. (Morning Star file photo)
Chelsea Ishizuka was borned and raised in Penticton but has now moved to Japan. When she found out there was a popular restaurant there named after Penticton, she had to go check it out. Here she is with the owner (right). (Facebook)

Popular restaurant in Japan named after city of Penticton

A Pentictonite now living in Tokyo discovered the eatery and the history behind its name

Chelsea Ishizuka was borned and raised in Penticton but has now moved to Japan. When she found out there was a popular restaurant there named after Penticton, she had to go check it out. Here she is with the owner (right). (Facebook)
DLopez performs in front of a plastic crowd at Black Box Theatre in Kelowna. Virtually, fans tuned in to hear the Kelowna rapper spit his 45-minute set on Feb. 27. Accompanying him was singer Dani Lion, and rapper Sketch. The show was presented by Unicorns.LIVE, in partnership with LegionHQ Music Group. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

The show must go on: Kelowna musicians take virtual stage to keep playing

Rebellious Unicorns offers local artists the chance to perform live, a rarity amid the COVID-19 pandemic

DLopez performs in front of a plastic crowd at Black Box Theatre in Kelowna. Virtually, fans tuned in to hear the Kelowna rapper spit his 45-minute set on Feb. 27. Accompanying him was singer Dani Lion, and rapper Sketch. The show was presented by Unicorns.LIVE, in partnership with LegionHQ Music Group. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Shane Koyczan spent February going to the art spaces that sit empty, breathing some life into them through his spoken word poetry which has been shared on the Chan Centre's Dot Com series which premiers March 12. (Facebook)

Famed Okanagan poet Shane Koyczan reflects on the pandemic in new show

The show premiers March 12 and features Penticton art centres hit hard by COVID-19

Shane Koyczan spent February going to the art spaces that sit empty, breathing some life into them through his spoken word poetry which has been shared on the Chan Centre's Dot Com series which premiers March 12. (Facebook)
(Kelowna Actors Studio)

Kelowna Actors Studio offering private, catered movie nights

For a minimum of $150, you pick the movie and they supply the wine

(Kelowna Actors Studio)
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is back on stage and has two live-streamed shows coming to the comfort of your homes this weekend. (OSO photo)

Enjoy Okanagan Symphony Orchestra from the comfort of home

Musicians return to the stage with two live-streamed performances

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is back on stage and has two live-streamed shows coming to the comfort of your homes this weekend. (OSO photo)
Former Uplands Elementary School student Piers Bijvoet is set to star in an upcoming film. (Contributed)

South Okanagan teen to hit silver screen with Viggo Mortensen

Piers Bijvoet went to Uplands Elementary School until he was eight

Former Uplands Elementary School student Piers Bijvoet is set to star in an upcoming film. (Contributed)
Sweet Tweets will teach preschool-aged children how to navigate life. (Yeti Farm Creative)

Kelowna animation studio to produce new series for pre-schoolers

Yeti Farm Creative will produce its first full series

Sweet Tweets will teach preschool-aged children how to navigate life. (Yeti Farm Creative)
Jayce Barreiro (from left), Brock Morgan, Chad Rook, Kevin Durand, Emmanuel Addo and Ryan Robbins in Dangerous, which is in production in the Okanagan. (Minds Eye Entertainment)

Okanagan reels in record year of films despite COVID-19

Dangerous the last of 30 productions shot in the region in 2020

Jayce Barreiro (from left), Brock Morgan, Chad Rook, Kevin Durand, Emmanuel Addo and Ryan Robbins in Dangerous, which is in production in the Okanagan. (Minds Eye Entertainment)
The Prestige Vernon Lodge was featured as a prize destination on the hit CBS game show The Price Is Right Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (Contributed)

Vernon Lodge, Kelowna featured as prize package on The Price Is Right

A vacation package at the Vernon hotel was listed as a prize on the hit CBS game show Wednesday

The Prestige Vernon Lodge was featured as a prize destination on the hit CBS game show The Price Is Right Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (Contributed)
The Okanagan's own Marv Machura has written and produced a single appropriate to Christmas in 2020. (Marv Machura photo)

Okanagan song in tune with COVID-19 Christmas

Theme is timely during a Christmas unlike any other where many people are not able to see friends and family

The Okanagan's own Marv Machura has written and produced a single appropriate to Christmas in 2020. (Marv Machura photo)
<em>Appearance</em>, the debut EP from Tallboyeti and Cole Smith is available on all streaming platforms. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan duo emerges from COVID lockdown with debut hip-hop EP

Will Friesen and Cole Smith put their musical education to work on this high energy EP

<em>Appearance</em>, the debut EP from Tallboyeti and Cole Smith is available on all streaming platforms. (Submitted photo)
Jayce Barreiro (from left), Brock Morgan, Chad Rook, Kevin Durand, Emmanuel Addo and Ryan Robbins in Dangerous, which is in production in the Okanagan. (Minds Eye Entertainment)

Okanagan stars in film featuring Mel Gibson, Scott Eastwood

Production underway in Kelowna, Quilchena, Kamloops and Lavington for Dangerous

Jayce Barreiro (from left), Brock Morgan, Chad Rook, Kevin Durand, Emmanuel Addo and Ryan Robbins in Dangerous, which is in production in the Okanagan. (Minds Eye Entertainment)
Okanagan Central Food Bank is hosting a live pie auction (Jon Adrian/ Central Okanagan Food Bank photo)

Central Okanagan Food Bank auctions pies to raise funds

Twenty-five pies are reading for a Facebook live auction - ending Thursday

Okanagan Central Food Bank is hosting a live pie auction (Jon Adrian/ Central Okanagan Food Bank photo)
Former Vancouver Canucks goaltender Richard Brodeur discussing his paintings with the executive director of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan Kirsteen McCulloch. (Contributed)

Former Canucks goalie King Richard’s art displayed at Kelowna gallery

Richard Brodeur starred in the Vancouver Canucks’ 1982 Stanley Cup run

Former Vancouver Canucks goaltender Richard Brodeur discussing his paintings with the executive director of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan Kirsteen McCulloch. (Contributed)
Kelowna’s Post-Modern Connection performs for Riot on the Roof on the top of the Vernon Parkade Saturday, Aug. 22. The band is scheduled to play in the “Live @ The KCT” series in Kelowna on Dec. 4. (Vernon Public Art Gallery photo)

Kelowna concert series moves online due to new health orders

Rebellious Unicorns series ‘Live @ The KCT’ has moved to an online model until further notice

Kelowna’s Post-Modern Connection performs for Riot on the Roof on the top of the Vernon Parkade Saturday, Aug. 22. The band is scheduled to play in the “Live @ The KCT” series in Kelowna on Dec. 4. (Vernon Public Art Gallery photo)