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Major Mambo will be performing at Sperling Vineyards on Saturday, Aug. 14. (Contributed/Sperling Vineyards)

Local Latin quartet to play at Sperling Vineyards on Saturday, Aug. 14

Major Mambo will be performing classic hits from Cuba, Puerto Rico, New York and Brazil

Jazz vocalist Anna Jacyszyn will be performing on Sunday, July 18 at Forbidden Spirits Distillery Co. (Forbidden Spirits Distilling Co./Contributed)

Local Kelowna distillery to host live music event every weekend all summer

Forbidden Spirits Distillery Co. will feature local artists every weekend until Sept. 17

12-year-old Maximo (Max) Teipel of Kelowna performs outside of the Ogopogo Giftland shop, located at the corner of Bernard Avenue and Water Street, on July 16. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

WATCH: Young Kelowna busker serenades Bernard Avenue

It was 12-year-old Maximo (Max) Teipel’s second time busking

Kelowna Actors Studio. (Contributed)

Curtains rise for Kelowna Actors Studio this fall

The local theatre group will put on its first show in more than 17 months in October

Kelowna Actors Studio. (Contributed)
Taco Vino takes place on Oct. 23 at the Ford Lincoln dealership from 7 to 10 p.m. (Contributed)

Taco Vino making a comeback in Kelowna

The event will be hosted at the Ford Lincoln dealership at 2250 Enterprise Way

Taco Vino takes place on Oct. 23 at the Ford Lincoln dealership from 7 to 10 p.m. (Contributed)
The BC Wine and Food Truck Feast will take place on Aug. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

BC Wine and Food Trucks Feast making a comeback in Kelowna

The event will be held at the Okanagan Mission Community Hall from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The BC Wine and Food Truck Feast will take place on Aug. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Denim on the Diamond is coming back after cancelling its 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed by Denim on the Diamond)

Denim on the Diamond returns to Kelowna in the fall

The event will be held on Oct. 2 at King’s Stadium in downtown Kelowna

Denim on the Diamond is coming back after cancelling its 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed by Denim on the Diamond)
Splashing around in the lake (Randy Lindeboom/Facebook)

B.C.’s heat wave has drawn to a close, but pets still need to be kept cool

The BC SPCA has seen record numbers of heat exhaustion in pets over the past few weeks

Splashing around in the lake (Randy Lindeboom/Facebook)
Okanagan Adventure Park opened on July 9 and aims to provide outdoor fun to families and residents of all ages. (Contributed/Okanagan Adventure Park)

Okanagan Adventure Park opens in Kelowna

The park aims to provide challenging outdoor fun for Okanagan residents of all ages

Okanagan Adventure Park opened on July 9 and aims to provide outdoor fun to families and residents of all ages. (Contributed/Okanagan Adventure Park)
Kim Rhindress of Cover2Cover Kelowna, the final act of the Parks Alive! live music event at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Live music back at Kelowna’s Waterfront Park

Residents and tourists were treated to three hours of original tunes and covers of classic hits

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Kim Rhindress of Cover2Cover Kelowna, the final act of the Parks Alive! live music event at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
West Kelowna’s Music in the Park returns July 9. (Music in the Park/Facebook)

Music in the Park returns to West Kelowna

Two local talents join forces to bring back the beloved event

West Kelowna’s Music in the Park returns July 9. (Music in the Park/Facebook)
Opera Kelowna Presents The Book Of My Shames. in frame: Isaiah Bell (Opera Kelowna)
Isaiah Bell during the Opera Kelowna’s production of The Book Of My Shames. (Contributed)

Opera Kelowna returns to the stage

The Book Of My Shames is the opera’s first live production since 2019

Opera Kelowna Presents The Book Of My Shames. in frame: Isaiah Bell (Opera Kelowna)
Isaiah Bell during the Opera Kelowna’s production of The Book Of My Shames. (Contributed)
Canadian alternative folk-rock band Shred Kelly will play two shows at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on July 10. (Matt Kuhn photo)

Shred Kelly bringing live music back to Kelowna

The Canadian alternative folk-rock band will play two shows at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on July 10

Canadian alternative folk-rock band Shred Kelly will play two shows at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on July 10. (Matt Kuhn photo)
West Kelowna’s Music In the Park has been postponed due to the heatwave. (Contributed)

West Kelowna postpones Music in the Park due to heat wave

As temperatures soar, the July 1 kick-off had to be pushed back

West Kelowna’s Music In the Park has been postponed due to the heatwave. (Contributed)
Asia Youngman (right) is pictured shooting another short film she wrote and directed titled Hatha. (Luba Popovic)

Peachland set to star in fantasy thriller film about N’xaxaitk’w — a.k.a. the Ogopogo

The film will follow an Indigenous teen as she navigates peer pressure, bullying and identity

Asia Youngman (right) is pictured shooting another short film she wrote and directed titled Hatha. (Luba Popovic)
David Larsen, left, and co-host Tony Peyton. (K96.3/Twitter)

Popular Kelowna radio host dies after battle with cancer

David Larsen was half of the longtime Kelowna morning-show duo David and Tony

David Larsen, left, and co-host Tony Peyton. (K96.3/Twitter)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
Township of Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre, now in its 43rd season, has a bold new season full of meaningful, varied content ahead. (Photo by Jamie King)

North Okanagan outdoor theatre plans vibrant, varied season

Caravan Farm Theatre in Spallumcheen to deliver meaningful content in 43rd year of operation

Township of Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre, now in its 43rd season, has a bold new season full of meaningful, varied content ahead. (Photo by Jamie King)
A TV movie shot in Peachland is premiering on Friday, May 21. (Before & After Media)
A TV movie shot in Peachland is premiering on Friday, May 21. (Before & After Media)