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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

Retired musician Karen Krout reviews an Okanagan Symphony Orchestra concert in Kelowna on Jan. 20, 2023. (Submitted photo).

REVIEW: Okanagan Symphony Orchestra dazzles

Retired musician Karen Krout relays the sights and sounds from Kelowna concert, duplicated in Penticton

  • Feb 2, 2023
This image released by Paramount shows Glynn Turman, left, and Rita Moreno in a scene from “80 for Brady.” (Scott Garfield/Paramount Pictures via AP)

Review: ‘80 for Brady’ is a sports film fumble for the ages

Talents of Tomlin, Fonda, Moreno and Field sacrificed for cheap laughs and unearned poignancy

The Hot Chocolate Tasting Trail in Salmon Arm starts Feb. 4 at 8 a.m. in collaboration with the Salmon Arm Winter Fun Fest running Feb. 18-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Hot chocolate to sweeten the way to Salmon Arm’s Winter Fun Fest

Hot Chocolate Tasting Trail offered downtown, tickets online or at Feb. 4 and 18 Farmer’s Market

The Hot Chocolate Tasting Trail in Salmon Arm starts Feb. 4 at 8 a.m. in collaboration with the Salmon Arm Winter Fun Fest running Feb. 18-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
This cover image released by Crown/Penguin Random House shows "The Light We Carry" by Michelle Obama. Obama's recent celebrity-filled book tour will soon become a podcast. Audible announced Wednesday that the former first lady will launch the "Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast" on March 7. (Crown/PRH via AP)

Michelle Obama launching podcast based on ‘Light We Carry’

Michelle Obama’s recent celebrity-filled book tour is becoming a podcast. Audible announced…

This cover image released by Crown/Penguin Random House shows "The Light We Carry" by Michelle Obama. Obama's recent celebrity-filled book tour will soon become a podcast. Audible announced Wednesday that the former first lady will launch the "Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast" on March 7. (Crown/PRH via AP)
Actors Bill Nighy and Aimee Lou Wood star in the film Living, playing at the Salmar Classic Saturday, Feb. 4. (Contributed)
Actors Bill Nighy and Aimee Lou Wood star in the film Living, playing at the Salmar Classic Saturday, Feb. 4. (Contributed)
FILE - Ozzy Osbourne arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Osbourne announced the cancellation of his 2023 tour dates in the UK and continental Europe, in a statement issued on early Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Off the rails permanently? Ozzy Osbourne cancels 2023 tour dates, cites injury

‘Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way’

FILE - Ozzy Osbourne arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Osbourne announced the cancellation of his 2023 tour dates in the UK and continental Europe, in a statement issued on early Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Beyoncé appears at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Beyonce announces much anticipated ‘Renaissance’ world tour

Beyonce is taking her “Renaissance” global — the superstar will start a…

FILE - Beyoncé appears at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
This Sept. 22, 2015 image released by CBS Media Ventures shows Oprah Winfrey, left, and Dr. Phil McGraw on the set of the “Dr. Phil.” McGraw says he’ll stop making new episodes of his daytime TV show after 21 years this spring. The Texas psychologist emerged from Oprah Winfrey’s TV tree, spinning off his frequent appearances there to start his own show in 2002. (Robert Voets/CBS Media Ventures via AP)

‘Dr. Phil’ talk show to end daytime TV run after 21 years

Host McGraw says he wants to focus on prime-time programming

This Sept. 22, 2015 image released by CBS Media Ventures shows Oprah Winfrey, left, and Dr. Phil McGraw on the set of the “Dr. Phil.” McGraw says he’ll stop making new episodes of his daytime TV show after 21 years this spring. The Texas psychologist emerged from Oprah Winfrey’s TV tree, spinning off his frequent appearances there to start his own show in 2002. (Robert Voets/CBS Media Ventures via AP)
John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen perform a tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Missy, Willie and George Michael among Rock Hall nominees

14 artists and groups being considered for Rock Hall induction this year

John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen perform a tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
FILE - This aerial photo shows the movie set of “Rust” at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Prosecutors announced Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 they are charging Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter in fatal shooting of cinematographer on movie set. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Manslaughter charge formally laid against Alec Baldwin in ‘Rust’ set shooting

Charge alleges Baldwin, weapons supervisor, deviated repeatedly from known safety standards

FILE - This aerial photo shows the movie set of “Rust” at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Prosecutors announced Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 they are charging Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter in fatal shooting of cinematographer on movie set. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society went over the numbers from the 2022 ROOTSandBLUES Festival and elected its board (pictured – chair Kim Magill-Hofmann missing) for 2023 at the society’s AGM on Jan. 18, 2023. (Barb Brouwer photo)

30th Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Festival the most expensive and one of the most successful

2022 event featured 36 performances by 307 performers from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico

  • Feb 1, 2023
The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society went over the numbers from the 2022 ROOTSandBLUES Festival and elected its board (pictured – chair Kim Magill-Hofmann missing) for 2023 at the society’s AGM on Jan. 18, 2023. (Barb Brouwer photo)
This image released by Momentum Pictures shows Andrea Riseborough in a scene from “To Leslie.” (Momentum Pictures via AP)

Why everyone is debating Andrea Riseborough’s best actress Oscar nod

Nomination for performance in scant-seen indie drama has Hollywood talking

This image released by Momentum Pictures shows Andrea Riseborough in a scene from “To Leslie.” (Momentum Pictures via AP)
The Weeknd performs during The After Hours Til Dawn Global Stadium Tour at Mercedes Benz Stadium on Aug. 11, 2022, in Atlanta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul R. Giunta-Invision-AP

Toronto pop star the Weeknd tops Juno Awards nominations with six nods

Newcomer Tate McRae and rebounding ’00s pop-punk favourite Avril Lavigne also front-and-centre

The Weeknd performs during The After Hours Til Dawn Global Stadium Tour at Mercedes Benz Stadium on Aug. 11, 2022, in Atlanta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul R. Giunta-Invision-AP
FILE - Actors Cindy Williams, left, and Penny Marshall, stars of the ABC-TV comedy series “Laverne and Shirley,” make an impression in cement after the taping of their show in Los Angeles, on Nov. 14, 1979. Williams, who was among the most recognizable stars in America in the 1970s and 1980s for her role as Shirley opposite Marshall’s Laverne on the beloved sitcom, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Los Angeles at age 75, after a brief illness, her family said Monday, Jan. 30. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

‘Laverne & Shirley’ actor Cindy Williams dies at 75

Williams best known for playing Shirley on the popular “Happy Days” spinoff that ran from 1976 to 1983

FILE - Actors Cindy Williams, left, and Penny Marshall, stars of the ABC-TV comedy series “Laverne and Shirley,” make an impression in cement after the taping of their show in Los Angeles, on Nov. 14, 1979. Williams, who was among the most recognizable stars in America in the 1970s and 1980s for her role as Shirley opposite Marshall’s Laverne on the beloved sitcom, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Los Angeles at age 75, after a brief illness, her family said Monday, Jan. 30. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)
Simu Liu appears on stage at the JUNO Awards on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Arthur Mola-Invision-AP

Canadian musicians take spotlight as nominees for the Juno Awards to be announced

Awards show will take place on March 13 at Edmonton’s Rogers Place

Simu Liu appears on stage at the JUNO Awards on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Arthur Mola-Invision-AP
Jaafar Jackson appears during the “Living with The Jacksons” panel at the Reelz Channel 2014 Summer TCA in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 12, 2014, left, and Michael Jackson appears at the American Cinema Award gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 9, 1987. Michael Jackson’s 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar, will play the King of Pop in a planned biopic to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. (AP Photo)

Michael Jackson’s nephew to star in King of Pop biopic

Jafar Jackson is the second-youngest son of Jermaine Jackson, Michael’s brother

Jaafar Jackson appears during the “Living with The Jacksons” panel at the Reelz Channel 2014 Summer TCA in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 12, 2014, left, and Michael Jackson appears at the American Cinema Award gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 9, 1987. Michael Jackson’s 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar, will play the King of Pop in a planned biopic to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. (AP Photo)
Liam Nadurak leads a new quartet, comprised of talented local musicians, that will be performing on the Nexus stage in Salmon Arm’s First United Church on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. (Photo contributed)

Collaboration of talented local musicians set to play Salmon Arm’s Nexus

Trumpeter Liam Nadurak leads new quartet performing on Feb. 9

  • Jan 30, 2023
Liam Nadurak leads a new quartet, comprised of talented local musicians, that will be performing on the Nexus stage in Salmon Arm’s First United Church on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. (Photo contributed)
Singer song writer Bonnie Raitt is coming to Penticton’s SOEC on Sept. 22. (Submitted)
Singer song writer Bonnie Raitt is coming to Penticton’s SOEC on Sept. 22. (Submitted)
Eagle Eyes will be back at PeachFest Aug. 11 after attracting a capacity crowd in 2022. (Submitted)

Eagles, Abba and Fleetwood Mac tribute bands at Penticton PeachFest

Eagle Eyes will be back at PeachFest after attracting a capacity crowd in 2022

Eagle Eyes will be back at PeachFest Aug. 11 after attracting a capacity crowd in 2022. (Submitted)