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B.C. man’s ‘Middle Sea’ canoe made of wood from old pianos, as pandemic project

Unwanted upright pianos ‘are just going to the dump, one after the other – you can’t even give them away,’ Surrey’s George Klassen says

 

This combination of photos shows nominees for the CMA Award for entertainer of the year, from left, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood. (AP Photo)

Chris Stapleton, Eric Church share top CMA nominations

Paired joined by Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs as entertainer of the year nominees

 

Cod Gone Wild will close out this year’s Music in the Park season. (City of West Kelowna/Contributed)

West Kelowna’s Music in the Park season wraps up

Cod Gone Wild will close out the season

 

FILE - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts performs at the Rose Bowl, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. Watts died in London on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at age 80. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
FILE - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts performs at the Rose Bowl, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. Watts died in London on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at age 80. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Power 104.7 rebrands to The Lizard. (Contributed)

The Lizard set to rock Kelowna airwaves after classic rebrand

Power 104.7 FM will now be known as The Lizard

Power 104.7 rebrands to The Lizard. (Contributed)
Youth move and groove to live music at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Music in the Park is a free event for all ages (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

West Kelowna adds more Music in the Park dates

There will be two performances, food trucks and children’s activities

Youth move and groove to live music at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Music in the Park is a free event for all ages (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Revelstoke’s Nii Noi Tetteh is working as a music producer under the name KJ. (Contributed-Alexis Welch Photography)

Revelstoke producer making music with Lil Baby, Lil Durk and Meek Mill

Nii Noi Tetteh works in the music industry under the name KJ

Revelstoke’s Nii Noi Tetteh is working as a music producer under the name KJ. (Contributed-Alexis Welch Photography)
Britain’s singer Harry Styles poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the movie “Dunkirk,” in Dunkirk, northern France, Sunday, July 16, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Spingler

Harry Styles fans angered as singer cancels Vancouver, Toronto concert dates

The pop star released a schedule of his North American tour Wednesday but missing was mention of his Canadian shows

Britain’s singer Harry Styles poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the movie “Dunkirk,” in Dunkirk, northern France, Sunday, July 16, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Spingler
Morgan Labrecque flips through some of the records available at her new Salmon Arm record shop, The Vinyl Vault. (Lachlan Labere photo )

Vinyl back in rotation with opening of new Salmon Arm record shop

Music enthusiast Morgan Labrecque unlocks The Vinyl Vault at Westgate Public Market

Morgan Labrecque flips through some of the records available at her new Salmon Arm record shop, The Vinyl Vault. (Lachlan Labere photo )
Raquel Cole of Vernon is in the running to be Canada's next country music star through SiriusXM Top of the Country competition. (Contributed)

North Okanagan country singer in top spot for Canada-wide contest

SiriusXM’s Top of the Country recipient Raquel Cole in the finals

Raquel Cole of Vernon is in the running to be Canada's next country music star through SiriusXM Top of the Country competition. (Contributed)
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)
Siobhán Williams, known as SIØBHAN, released her first single Everything in the beginning of June with a music video filmed in Revelstoke. (Contributed)

Musician explores existentialism in Revelstoke-based music video

SIØBHAN is an actress and musician who lives part-time in the area

Siobhán Williams, known as SIØBHAN, released her first single Everything in the beginning of June with a music video filmed in Revelstoke. (Contributed)
Raquel Cole of Vernon is in the running to be Canada's next country music star through SiriusXM Top of the Country competition. (Contributed)

Vote for Okanagan singer to be next country music star

Raquel Cole is a semi-finalist in SiriusXM Top of the Country competition

Raquel Cole of Vernon is in the running to be Canada's next country music star through SiriusXM Top of the Country competition. (Contributed)
Kayla Rogall, a Summerland singer-songwriter, has released three singles. The songs can be found on her website at kaylamariemusic.com and on most music streaming platforms. (Contributed)

Summerland songwriter’s music an expression of emotion

Kayla Rogall has released three singles

Kayla Rogall, a Summerland singer-songwriter, has released three singles. The songs can be found on her website at kaylamariemusic.com and on most music streaming platforms. (Contributed)
Electronic producer Joanne Hill, who performs as Sydney Blu, lobbied for the Juno Awards to introduce a category for underground dance single of the year. The new award will launch in 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Juno Awards to announce new category for underground dance single of the year

Joanne Hill lobbied for the award with support from DJs, producers and other members of the dance music industry

Electronic producer Joanne Hill, who performs as Sydney Blu, lobbied for the Juno Awards to introduce a category for underground dance single of the year. The new award will launch in 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Teigen Gayse is a country music artist from Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Kelowna singer in Top 100 for CBC Music talent search

Teigen Gayse is in the Top 100 out of 2,500 country-wide entries

Teigen Gayse is a country music artist from Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
Johnny Orlando poses in this undated handout photo. Orlando, who’s nominated for pop album of the year at the Juno Awards, recently passed 10 million followers on TikTok. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Universal Music Canada, Norman Wong
Johnny Orlando poses in this undated handout photo. Orlando, who’s nominated for pop album of the year at the Juno Awards, recently passed 10 million followers on TikTok. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Universal Music Canada, Norman Wong
Aza Nabuko, known around Revelstoke as Aza Deschamps, has her debut album Indigo coming out on June 4. She will also be performing live as part of the Blue Light Sessions virtual concerts that day. (Contributed)

Revelstoke teen’s debut album and virtual, live show coming up on June 4

‘I’m here and I think I know who I am now’-Aza Nabuko

Aza Nabuko, known around Revelstoke as Aza Deschamps, has her debut album Indigo coming out on June 4. She will also be performing live as part of the Blue Light Sessions virtual concerts that day. (Contributed)
Sisters Audrey Cunningham and Donna Erdman, join the Vernon Kalamalka Chorus singing in their cars, tuned into the radio, under the direction of Debbie Parmenter. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Okanagan choir steers around COVID with ‘carbershop’ twist

Singers find a unique way to practice during pandemic restrictions

Sisters Audrey Cunningham and Donna Erdman, join the Vernon Kalamalka Chorus singing in their cars, tuned into the radio, under the direction of Debbie Parmenter. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Cloe Afton Papworth performs before a video camera to make her vocal entry for the First Virtual Shuswap Music Festival, held in April 2021. (R. Papworth photo)

Young Shuswap musicians hit record for virtual festival

Seven Shuswap Music Festival participants to compete at provincial level

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Cloe Afton Papworth performs before a video camera to make her vocal entry for the First Virtual Shuswap Music Festival, held in April 2021. (R. Papworth photo)