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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

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

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

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)
Linda Maze will be performing her Women of Rock show at the Salmar Classic Theatre on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. (Contributed)

Upcoming Salmon Arm concert a tribute to the women of rock

Linda Maze will be performing hits as Joan Jett, Pat Benetar, Stevie Nicks and Chrissy Hynde

Linda Maze will be performing her Women of Rock show at the Salmar Classic Theatre on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. (Contributed)
The contestants, the instructors and the emcee gather post-performance for a group photo following the enthusiastic return of Dancing with the Shuswap Stars Saturday, Nov. 20, in Salmon Arm. (Kristal Burgess Photography)

PHOTOS: Shuswap stars kick up their heels in dance fundraiser

Dancing with the Shuswap Stars returned Saturday to raise money for the Shuswap Hospice Society

The contestants, the instructors and the emcee gather post-performance for a group photo following the enthusiastic return of Dancing with the Shuswap Stars Saturday, Nov. 20, in Salmon Arm. (Kristal Burgess Photography)
Actors Harry Lennix (left) and Laura Vandervoort share a scene outside Vernon’s The Roxy Cafe in the Hallmark Christmas movie A Christmas Together With You, shot in Vernon in the summer which made its debut on the Hallmark channel Saturday, Nov. 20. (Twitter photo)

Vernon, Vernonites sparkle in Hallmark flick

A Christmas Together With You aired Saturday, Nov. 20; movie shot in Vernon during Okanagan heat wave

Actors Harry Lennix (left) and Laura Vandervoort share a scene outside Vernon’s The Roxy Cafe in the Hallmark Christmas movie A Christmas Together With You, shot in Vernon in the summer which made its debut on the Hallmark channel Saturday, Nov. 20. (Twitter photo)
Cellist Angela Zeng is among the youth musicians who will perform in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Fall Concert with shows in Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna on Nov. 27 and 28, 2021. (OSYO photo)

Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra performing live throughout the valley

Shows in Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna are coming before the end of November

Cellist Angela Zeng is among the youth musicians who will perform in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Fall Concert with shows in Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna on Nov. 27 and 28, 2021. (OSYO photo)
Jill Setah’s First Nations Fashions will be on display at the Fashion and Fire show Nov. 27. (Contributed)

Okanagan stage heats up with Indigenous designs and fire dancers

Fashion and Fire show in Lake Country features Oliver-born artist

Jill Setah’s First Nations Fashions will be on display at the Fashion and Fire show Nov. 27. (Contributed)
David Milchard and Ken Lawson will be bringing their new improv comedy show, David and Ken: Comedy With Music, to Salmon Arm’s Shuswap Theatre on Nov. 18 and 19, 2021. (Contributed)

‘Playful, absurdist adventure’: Seasoned improv comedians bring new show to Salmon Arm

David and Ken: Comedy With Music plays at the Shuswap Theatre on Nov. 18 and 19

David Milchard and Ken Lawson will be bringing their new improv comedy show, David and Ken: Comedy With Music, to Salmon Arm’s Shuswap Theatre on Nov. 18 and 19, 2021. (Contributed)
A collection of pumpkins which were painted by members of the Evening Art Group. (Diana Blake photo)

In photos: Painting pumpkins in Sicamous

The Evening Art Group took a unique approach to pumpkin styling on Oct. 26

A collection of pumpkins which were painted by members of the Evening Art Group. (Diana Blake photo)
It’s spa day over at the Peskelly skeleton house in Trout Creek. (Facebook)

Popular Summerland skeleton display welcome baby girl

Dr. Bones delivers skeleton baby on Trout Creek lawn

It’s spa day over at the Peskelly skeleton house in Trout Creek. (Facebook)
Bethany Schumacher of Canadian alternative pop band The Royal Foundry addresses the crowd at Kelowna’s third Denim On The Diamond music festival on Oct. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Kelowna’s Denim On The Diamond music festival draws crowd of over 3,600

The event featured a lineup of eight artists and groups from across Canada

Bethany Schumacher of Canadian alternative pop band The Royal Foundry addresses the crowd at Kelowna’s third Denim On The Diamond music festival on Oct. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The Kelowna Taiwnaese Cultural Society and the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival will be hosting the first annual Okanagan Taiwanese Film Festival from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19. (Contributed)

Virtual Taiwanese film festival coming to the Okanagan

The festival will feature eight films that participants can view from home

The Kelowna Taiwnaese Cultural Society and the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival will be hosting the first annual Okanagan Taiwanese Film Festival from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19. (Contributed)
Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Life-size cutouts to fill theatre’s audience in Vernon

Performing arts centre takes inspiration from home-run idea in televised sports

Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
Experience the magic of cinema under the stars at Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre’s second annual Outdoor Film Festival Sept. 3-5. The festival opens with the premiere of The Originals Sept. 3, followed by The Grey Fox Sept. 4 and Black Orpheus Sept. 5. (Caravan Farm Theatre photo)

Spallumcheen theatre delivers triple crown of films for outdoor festival

Second annual Outdoor Film Festival and Indigenous Short Film Showcase runs at Caravan Farm Theatre Sept. 3-5

Experience the magic of cinema under the stars at Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre’s second annual Outdoor Film Festival Sept. 3-5. The festival opens with the premiere of The Originals Sept. 3, followed by The Grey Fox Sept. 4 and Black Orpheus Sept. 5. (Caravan Farm Theatre photo)
A portion of Kelly Perry’s silkscreen on paper art, “Pushing and Pulling”, is shown here. The full artwork will be on display at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery from Aug. 28 to Oct. 9, 2021. (Kelly Perry Art)

‘Far from traditional’: Salmon Arm Art Gallery to host printmaking exhibition

‘Pull: Printmaking in the Time of Covid’ opens Aug. 28 and runs until Oct. 9

A portion of Kelly Perry’s silkscreen on paper art, “Pushing and Pulling”, is shown here. The full artwork will be on display at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery from Aug. 28 to Oct. 9, 2021. (Kelly Perry Art)
Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
The Office Brewery will feature a taproom and will also serve food alongside its signature beers. (The Office Brewery/Facebook)

New craft brewery opens in Kelowna’s North End

The Office Brewery is the newest addition to Kelowna’s craft brewery district

The Office Brewery will feature a taproom and will also serve food alongside its signature beers. (The Office Brewery/Facebook)