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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)
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)
Multi-award-winning Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook has postponed tour dates in Vernon, Kelowna and Cranbrook slated for February/March due to provincial health orders, and rescheduled the stops for September. (Matt Barnes photo)

UPDATE: Jesse Cook Okanagan-Kootenay stops rescheduled

Tour dates in Cranbrook, Kelowna and Vernon for award-winning guitarist moved to September

Multi-award-winning Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook has postponed tour dates in Vernon, Kelowna and Cranbrook slated for February/March due to provincial health orders, and rescheduled the stops for September. (Matt Barnes 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)
Duo Gelato joins the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for some seasonal laughs this weekend. (Contributed)

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra adds humour to holiday shows

Holly Jolly Gelato in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton

Duo Gelato joins the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for some seasonal laughs this weekend. (Contributed)
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)
Vernon actor Harrison Co is featured in the Hallmark Christmas movie Fixing Up Christmas, which airs on CityTV at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (IMDB photo)

Vernon actor shines in Hallmark Christmas movie shot in Kelowna, airing tonight

Harrison Coe is featured in Fixing Up Christmas, a film that was shot in Kelowna earlier this year

Vernon actor Harrison Co is featured in the Hallmark Christmas movie Fixing Up Christmas, which airs on CityTV at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (IMDB photo)
Shooting for the Stars is one of several artworks up for auction in support of the Okanagan Science Centre. (Roxi Hermsen photo)

Okanagan Science Centre shoots for the stars

Auction to purchase new projector in memory of founders

Shooting for the Stars is one of several artworks up for auction in support of the Okanagan Science Centre. (Roxi Hermsen photo)
Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)
James and Jamesy will be performing their holiday comedy show O Christmas Tea in Vernon and Kelowna from Dec. 3-5, 2021. (Submitted photo)

British comedy duo returns to Okanagan stages

James and Jamesy’s O Christmas Tea is ideal for fans of Monty Python

James and Jamesy will be performing their holiday comedy show O Christmas Tea in Vernon and Kelowna from Dec. 3-5, 2021. (Submitted photo)