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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

Legendary Canadian rock group The Stampeders (Rich Dodson, from left, Kim Berly, and Ronnie King) play Vernon and Kelowna, Monday and Tuesday, June 20 and 21, respectively. (Contributed)

Canadian rock icons play Okanagan

The Stampeders will play Vernon Monday, June 20 and Kelowna Tuesday, June 21

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. (File)

Kelowna mayor frustrated with number of shows, concerts that go to Penticton

Colin Basran offered his comments in a radio interview last week

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)
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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)
Coastal Commute, by James Postill. The Vernon artist is one of six artists from the Okanagan whose work will be displayed at the Art Warehouse event in Kelowna May 28-29, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan artists ‘give voice to paint’ with upcoming Kelowna art show

Six artists will present their Art Warehouse event May 28-29

Coastal Commute, by James Postill. The Vernon artist is one of six artists from the Okanagan whose work will be displayed at the Art Warehouse event in Kelowna May 28-29, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The Gary Cable Project performs in Kelowna April 29 and Vernon April 30. (Stephanie Dea Photography)

Classic rock concert for a cause in Kelowna, Vernon

Gary Cable Project live shows support BC Interior Jazz Festival

The Gary Cable Project performs in Kelowna April 29 and Vernon April 30. (Stephanie Dea Photography)
Derek Edwards is excited to be performing out west again. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Comedian reschedules Okanagan shows

Derek Edwards’ Kelowna and Vernon shows moved to the fall

Derek Edwards is excited to be performing out west again. (Contributed)
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)
Alex Cuba (guitar) performs with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna Friday, April 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)

REVIEW: Okanagan Symphony Orchestra enchants crowds with Juno-winning songwriter

The OSO performed with renowned singer-songwriter Alex Cuba in Vernon and Kelowna last weekend

  • Apr 10, 2022
Alex Cuba (guitar) performs with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna Friday, April 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
OK, DOPE stand-up comedians Dan Duvall (left) and Nash Park will be at Marten Brewing Co. Sunday, April 17. (OK, Dope photo)

Dope duo brings comedy acts to Okanagan

OK, Dope tour stops in Vernon, Kelowna and Summerland

OK, DOPE stand-up comedians Dan Duvall (left) and Nash Park will be at Marten Brewing Co. Sunday, April 17. (OK, Dope photo)
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)
Canadian pianist Lorraine Min will be performing in Okanagan Symphony Orchestra’s March concert series, The Sacred and Profane, which kicks off in Kelowna Friday, March 4, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra back with ‘sacred and profane’ March concert series

The OSO will be performing live in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon this weekend

Canadian pianist Lorraine Min will be performing in Okanagan Symphony Orchestra’s March concert series, The Sacred and Profane, which kicks off in Kelowna Friday, March 4, 2022. (Submitted 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)