Entertainment

The Harlem Globetrotters’ Spread Game Tour made a stop at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre on Tuesday night (Jan. 25). (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

VIDEO: Harlem Globetrotters put on world-class show for Penticton crowd

The world-famous Globetrotters hadn’t been to the Okanagan since the winter of 2020

Jaci Metivier and George Rithaler star in Shuswap Theatre’s upcoming production of the A.R. Gurney play Love Letters, which begins Feb. 11 and runs to Feb. 26. (Shelly Massey photo)

Close confidants share lives, love while apart in upcoming Shuswap Theatre production

Kim MacMillan directs production of A.R. Gurney play, Love Letters

  • Jan 26, 2022
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Use creativity and colour in North Okanagan, Shuswap to make lantern tribute to salmon

Lantern workshops in Salmon Arm, Enderby and Kingfisher start Jan. 30 at Salmon Arm Art Galley

(Photo contributed)
Lady Dia (Photo Credit/Asif Ahmed Shagor)

Kelowna artist explores diverse experiences of motherhood in new podcast

Lady Dia makes her podcast come to life following a $10,000 Telus Storyhive grant

Lady Dia (Photo Credit/Asif Ahmed Shagor)
Organizers of Saturday’s roller skating night at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre say the event was a rolling success. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Roller skating night a big hit in Penticton

The sold out event may be a sign that roller skating is making a comeback

Organizers of Saturday’s roller skating night at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre say the event was a rolling success. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
Vicki Proulx, executive director of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society, stands beneath a lights display the society lit up in Spirit Square Nov. 27, by way of announcing it will be taking over the 2021 downtown light-up event. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Armed with experience, Vernon Winter Carnival ready for COVID-friendly festivities

Organizers have prepared a mostly outdoor slate of events for this year’s Winter Carnival

Vicki Proulx, executive director of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society, stands beneath a lights display the society lit up in Spirit Square Nov. 27, by way of announcing it will be taking over the 2021 downtown light-up event. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Drag superstars are performing at the Kelowna Community theater this weekend (Peak Pride/Licorne Lounge)

Kelowna, start your engines, Peak Pride is coming to town

Peak Pride will be hosting drag show Licorne Lounge this weekend at the Kelowna Community Theater

Drag superstars are performing at the Kelowna Community theater this weekend (Peak Pride/Licorne Lounge)
Louie Anderson appears during the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 12, 2017. Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely and Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series Baskets, has died at age 68. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Louie Anderson, Emmy-winning comedian, dies at 68

Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from cancer

Louie Anderson appears during the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 12, 2017. Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely and Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series Baskets, has died at age 68. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Meat Loaf gestures during an interview for “Bat Out of Hell - The Musical’” in Toronto on Monday, May 15, 2017. The singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Meat Loaf gestures during an interview for “Bat Out of Hell - The Musical’” in Toronto on Monday, May 15, 2017. The singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
This Way North performed at Wednesday on the Wharf in July 2019. (File photo)

Plans underway for return of Salmon Arm’s popular Wednesday on the Wharf

After a two-year hiatus, organizers say pandemic looks manageable enough to bring it back

  • Jan 20, 2022
This Way North performed at Wednesday on the Wharf in July 2019. (File photo)
Canadian rocker Bif Naked will play to a sold-out crowd at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country Feb. 17, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Bif Naked relishes return to Okanagan stage

The Canadian rocker will play the Creekside Theatre on Feb. 17

Canadian rocker Bif Naked will play to a sold-out crowd at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country Feb. 17, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Canadian Indigenous filmmaker Danis Goulet’s debut feature, Night Raiders, has a seven-day run at the Salmar Classic, Jan. 21 to 27. (Contributed)
Canadian Indigenous filmmaker Danis Goulet’s debut feature, Night Raiders, has a seven-day run at the Salmar Classic, Jan. 21 to 27. (Contributed)
A logo for Netflix is seen on a remote control in Portland, Ore., Aug. 13, 2020. The global streaming platform announced last week it’s inching up the monthly cost of its most popular subscription packages once again by a dollar or two. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jenny Kane
A logo for Netflix is seen on a remote control in Portland, Ore., Aug. 13, 2020. The global streaming platform announced last week it’s inching up the monthly cost of its most popular subscription packages once again by a dollar or two. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jenny Kane
The Vancouver Island country music festival Sunfest has been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)

Canadian Live Music Association aims for clarity with live event regulations guide

Each province’s rules for live event gatherings is explored in detail in online guide

The Vancouver Island country music festival Sunfest has been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)
The Offspring has cancelled its concert at the SOEC in Penticton. (Handout)

Offspring cancels concert in Penticton

Offspring was scheduled to play March 2 at the South Okanagan Events Centre

The Offspring has cancelled its concert at the SOEC in Penticton. (Handout)
The serigraphs of Vivian Lindoe are the inspiration for the ‘In Dialogue with Vivian Lindoe exhibition’ at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery, which features 10 regional artists who respond to her work in a variety of mediums. This 1971 serigraph by Lindoe is entitled Sun Sand. (Contributed)

Serigraphs of unique individual at heart of new Salmon Arm exhibition

Ten artists respond in a variety of mediums to work of Vivian Lindoe at art gallery

  • Jan 15, 2022
The serigraphs of Vivian Lindoe are the inspiration for the ‘In Dialogue with Vivian Lindoe exhibition’ at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery, which features 10 regional artists who respond to her work in a variety of mediums. This 1971 serigraph by Lindoe is entitled Sun Sand. (Contributed)
Saanich residents Reb Stevenson (left) and Billy Reid are the duo behind Pancake Manor, a successful children’s YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy of Reb Stevenson)

B.C. duo drops new kids’ music as Youtube videos close in on 2 billion views

Duo behind Pancake Manor releasing their eighth children’s album this week

Saanich residents Reb Stevenson (left) and Billy Reid are the duo behind Pancake Manor, a successful children’s YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy of Reb Stevenson)
Jessica James, who grew up in Nimpo Lake, B.C., is the star aviator in History’s upcoming reality show Lost Car Rescue, filmed in the Peace River area. (Jeff Topham photo)

Chilcotin pilot flying high in new History series set in B.C.’s Peace Country

Jessica James brings small town charm to television project, Lost Car Rescue

Jessica James, who grew up in Nimpo Lake, B.C., is the star aviator in History’s upcoming reality show Lost Car Rescue, filmed in the Peace River area. (Jeff Topham photo)
Vince Fontaine of Eagle & Hawk waits for a scrimmage to begin during practice for the Juno Cup celebrity hockey game at the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena in Hamilton, Ont., on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Family, friends, and the music industry in Manitoba are in mourning after Fontaine, a multi-award-winning First Nations musician, died suddenly this week in Winnipeg. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

‘He was a champion of Indigenous artists’: Community mourns First Nations musician

Multi-award-winning First Nations musician Vince Fontaine dead at 62

Vince Fontaine of Eagle & Hawk waits for a scrimmage to begin during practice for the Juno Cup celebrity hockey game at the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena in Hamilton, Ont., on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Family, friends, and the music industry in Manitoba are in mourning after Fontaine, a multi-award-winning First Nations musician, died suddenly this week in Winnipeg. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power