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Gerry and Louis Thomas stand Aug. 27 with already-smoked salmon in the smokehouse they built in the Salmon Arm Arts Centre. Gerry spent a day with the Skeetchestn First Nation west of Kamloops in order to get the sockeye salmon to bring for the exhibition. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Artists urge settlers, Indigenous people to work together to save salmon

Artist talk for Sqlélten exhibition on Sept. 15, exhibition runs until Oct. 8

Flowers lay atop the late country singer Loretta Lynn’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. British Columbia is a long way from the Appalachian coal fields, but the role that a south Vancouver chicken coop played in the rise of country music legend Loretta Lynn is being recalled after her death at the age of 90. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris Pizzello

How ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ Loretta Lynn got her big break in Vancouver chicken coop

Lynn discovered by Canadian producers when she performed at former poultry barn in 1959

The Legendary Lake Monsters packed Song Sparrow Hall for Celebrate Shuswap Society’s inaugural dance party on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm dance party to benefit Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

Nelson band The Hillties to take the stage for Celebrate Shuswap fundraiser

  • Oct 5, 2022
The Legendary Lake Monsters packed Song Sparrow Hall for Celebrate Shuswap Society’s inaugural dance party on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
FILE - Country music great Loretta Lynn poses for a portrait in September 2000 in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Christoper Berkey, File)

Loretta Lynn, coal miner’s daughter and country queen, dies

Country Music Hall of Famer wrote fearlessly about subjects others didn’t

FILE - Country music great Loretta Lynn poses for a portrait in September 2000 in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Christoper Berkey, File)
With 8 breweries, Penticton has been called the craft beer capital of Canada by Lonely Planet. (Contributed)
With 8 breweries, Penticton has been called the craft beer capital of Canada by Lonely Planet. (Contributed)

Okanagan Fest of Ale heads back indoors in 2023

Last year’s festivities in Penticton were held outside because of the pandemic

With 8 breweries, Penticton has been called the craft beer capital of Canada by Lonely Planet. (Contributed)
With 8 breweries, Penticton has been called the craft beer capital of Canada by Lonely Planet. (Contributed)
Ringo on the move with two of his All Starr band members, that included the nimble fingers of former Toto guitarist Steve Lukather (left) and ex-Bread Saxman Warren Ham in 2015.
(Western News File)
Ringo on the move with two of his All Starr band members, that included the nimble fingers of former Toto guitarist Steve Lukather (left) and ex-Bread Saxman Warren Ham in 2015.
(Western News File)
Lt. Clinton Morgen, played by actor Patrick Stack, leads an ill-fated pursuit of Rambo during the film Rambo: First Blood. Stack is coming to Hope to take part in Rambo 40th anniversary celebrations. (YouTube screenshot)

Patrick Stack brought humour to heavy Rambo film as Lt. Clinton Morgen

Hope celebrates the 40th anniversary of Rambo: First Blood over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend

Lt. Clinton Morgen, played by actor Patrick Stack, leads an ill-fated pursuit of Rambo during the film Rambo: First Blood. Stack is coming to Hope to take part in Rambo 40th anniversary celebrations. (YouTube screenshot)
Live theatre returns to the Red Barn Arts Centre with Sicamous Community Amateur Theatre’s presentation of the Kevin Longfield play Working Stiffs on Oct 22 and 23. (File photo)

Live theatre returns to Sicamous’ Red Barn Arts Centre

Two performances planned, both to include a talent/variety show

  • Oct 1, 2022
Live theatre returns to the Red Barn Arts Centre with Sicamous Community Amateur Theatre’s presentation of the Kevin Longfield play Working Stiffs on Oct 22 and 23. (File photo)
This image released by Disney shows, from left, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson in “Hocus Pocus 2.” (Matt Kennedy/Disney via AP)

Review: The witches return in lively ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

Surprisingly for a sequel based on a mediocre film, Hocus Pocus 2 is actually pretty fun

This image released by Disney shows, from left, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson in “Hocus Pocus 2.” (Matt Kennedy/Disney via AP)
Actor Benjamin Ayres (left) poses with Allen and Karolin at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. He stayed at the resort while filming “Long Lost Christmas” in Agassiz-Harrison for the past two weeks. (Instagram/@benjaminayres)
Actor Benjamin Ayres (left) poses with Allen and Karolin at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. He stayed at the resort while filming “Long Lost Christmas” in Agassiz-Harrison for the past two weeks. (Instagram/@benjaminayres)
Amelia ‘Mil” Robinson brings her kids concert to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Sunday, Oct. 2. (Daryl Getman photo)

Show allows kids to Let It Out! in Vernon

Mils Trills helps kids reduce stress by helping them learn to identify, accept, and process emotions

Amelia ‘Mil” Robinson brings her kids concert to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Sunday, Oct. 2. (Daryl Getman photo)
Chloë Grace Moretz plugs into the virtual reality headset of “The Peripheral,” a new series on Prime Video starting Oct. 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Prime Video
Chloë Grace Moretz plugs into the virtual reality headset of “The Peripheral,” a new series on Prime Video starting Oct. 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Prime Video
Country music artist Aaron Goodvin is one of the performers signed to the newly formed Sakamoto Music label. (Contributed)

Summerland music agency wins CCMA awards

Paul Biro of Summerland has received fourth award from industry association

Country music artist Aaron Goodvin is one of the performers signed to the newly formed Sakamoto Music label. (Contributed)
Nickelback is paying tribute to the late Charlie Daniels with an explosive cover of his country classic “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” Nickelback performs during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray in Edmonton, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

‘The less we say, the bigger we get’: Chad Kroeger on Nickelback’s enduring fame

Canadian rockers preparing for the release of a new album later this fall

Nickelback is paying tribute to the late Charlie Daniels with an explosive cover of his country classic “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” Nickelback performs during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray in Edmonton, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
Coolio performs on day three of Riot Fest on Sept. 18, 2022, at Douglass Park in Chicago. Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at age 59, his manager said. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
Coolio performs on day three of Riot Fest on Sept. 18, 2022, at Douglass Park in Chicago. Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at age 59, his manager said. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
Alex Cuba will be performing at the Cleland Community Theatre in Penticton in October. (Submitted)

Grammy-winner Alex Cuba to play one night only in Penticton

Cuba is the latest addition to the Route97 Culture Road Trip concert series

Alex Cuba will be performing at the Cleland Community Theatre in Penticton in October. (Submitted)
Retired music promotions rep RayMan Ramsay, a South Surrey resident, with the two “Promo Monkey” books he’s authored. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Promo Monkey’ a B.C. man’s glimpse inside the world of rock stars and record-selling

RayMan Ramsay writes about some of the world’s most famous musicians and B.C. music-biz insiders

Retired music promotions rep RayMan Ramsay, a South Surrey resident, with the two “Promo Monkey” books he’s authored. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
The Barenaked Ladies perform following their Juno win for the Canadian Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Barenaked Ladies bringing holiday cheer to Penticton

The eight-time Juno winners will be in the Peach City on Dec. 2

The Barenaked Ladies perform following their Juno win for the Canadian Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Players walk on a digital pitch wearing kits designed by Kelly Cannell in an undated handout screenshot from the video game FIFA 23. EA Sports turned to Musqueam visual artists, carvers, designers, and weavers to showcase Musqueam cultural elements in the new FIFA 23 video game, which is primarily made in EA Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Electronic Arts,

Musqueam history, heritage and culture showcased in new FIFA 23 video game

Work of about 10 of the First Nations band’s artists featured

Players walk on a digital pitch wearing kits designed by Kelly Cannell in an undated handout screenshot from the video game FIFA 23. EA Sports turned to Musqueam visual artists, carvers, designers, and weavers to showcase Musqueam cultural elements in the new FIFA 23 video game, which is primarily made in EA Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Electronic Arts,