Brian Taylor & Peter Howe

photo submitted                                Sally Tatlow-Kennedy is showing her detailed pencil drawings at Nadine’s Fine Art and Frames in downtown Vernon for the month of March.

Artist shows talent for drawing

Sally Tatlow-Kennedy’s intricate works are being featured at Nadine’s Fine Art and Frames in Vernon.

photo submitted                                Sally Tatlow-Kennedy is showing her detailed pencil drawings at Nadine’s Fine Art and Frames in downtown Vernon for the month of March.
Canadian filmmaker Min Sook Lee is visiting UBC Okanagan’s campus in Kelowna Feb. 19 to 25.

Award winning filmmaker at UBCO this week

Director, scholar Min Sook Lee visits UBC Okanagan to present her film work

Canadian filmmaker Min Sook Lee is visiting UBC Okanagan’s campus in Kelowna Feb. 19 to 25.
Chemainus Theatre Festival photo                                The Johnny Cash story is told in the joint Chemainus Festival Theatre and Kamloops’ Western Canada Theatre production of Ring of Fire, coming to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre March 6.

Life and times of Johnny Cash told in Ring of Fire

Adaptation of the Broadway musical makes its way to Vernon

Chemainus Theatre Festival photo                                The Johnny Cash story is told in the joint Chemainus Festival Theatre and Kamloops’ Western Canada Theatre production of Ring of Fire, coming to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre March 6.
stock image                                Registration for the Word on the Lake writers festival opens Feb. 28.

Shuswap’s Word on the Lake festival welcomes all writers

One of B.C.’s largest writers’ festivals, the event takes place in SalmonArm May 19 to 21.

stock image                                Registration for the Word on the Lake writers festival opens Feb. 28.
Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star                                The cast of Jesus Christ Superstar Peter Byrnes (front from left), Paul Rossetti, Nina Ogasawara, Judy Rose and Alex Patterson rehearse along with the chorus, comprising of members of Valley Vocal Arts and local choirs, under the direction of W.L. Seaton teacher Lana O’Brien.

Vernon sings aloud for rock opera of biblical proportions

A 70-member chorus and 10-piece rock band are part of Jesus Christ Superstar

Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star                                The cast of Jesus Christ Superstar Peter Byrnes (front from left), Paul Rossetti, Nina Ogasawara, Judy Rose and Alex Patterson rehearse along with the chorus, comprising of members of Valley Vocal Arts and local choirs, under the direction of W.L. Seaton teacher Lana O’Brien.
Kristin Froneman/Morning Star                                Brigitte Red, secretary with the North Okanagan Artists Alternative, stands in front of the new Gallery Vertigo location at #102-3105 28th Avenue.

Gallery Vertigo is moving on to new location

Vernon’s artist-run gallery shows its new space at Almost Famous auction

Kristin Froneman/Morning Star                                Brigitte Red, secretary with the North Okanagan Artists Alternative, stands in front of the new Gallery Vertigo location at #102-3105 28th Avenue.
Kristin Froneman/Morning Star                                Gallery Vertigo coordinator David Macri is auctioning his four-by-four-foot oil on canvas reproduction of Group of Seven painter Lawren Harris’ Mountain Forms.

Artists, bidders needed for Almost Famous auction

Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo is counting oncommunity support for its annual fundraiser

Kristin Froneman/Morning Star                                Gallery Vertigo coordinator David Macri is auctioning his four-by-four-foot oil on canvas reproduction of Group of Seven painter Lawren Harris’ Mountain Forms.
Summit Entertainment                                Keanu Reeves is back as a man out for vengeance in John Wick: Chapter Two.

Reel Reviews: Let the Wick burn on Keanu Reeves’ action overlord

The action contiunes where it left off with John Wick: Chapter Two

Summit Entertainment                                Keanu Reeves is back as a man out for vengeance in John Wick: Chapter Two.
Reading series welcomes published authors/poets

Reading series welcomes published authors/poets

Writers Laisha Rosnau and Jay Ruzesky read from their works at the Bean Scene salon series

Reading series welcomes published authors/poets
Josh Palmer photo                                Teassential owner Alysia Lor-Knill pours tea tastings at last September’s Art After Dark event at the Vernon Public Art Gallery.

Art as Activism is part of Vernon gallery’s next Art After Dark

Draw out your inner activist when the Vernon Public Art Gallery hosts its next soirée.

Josh Palmer photo                                Teassential owner Alysia Lor-Knill pours tea tastings at last September’s Art After Dark event at the Vernon Public Art Gallery.
Search Engine Films                                The women of the Brooklyn-based Jones family provide the nucleus in Stella Meghie’s comedy Jean of the Joneses.

Keep up with the Joneses in heart-warming film

Jean of the Joneses is reminiscent of the works of Woody Allen and Whit Stillman.

Search Engine Films                                The women of the Brooklyn-based Jones family provide the nucleus in Stella Meghie’s comedy Jean of the Joneses.
photo submitted                                Vancouver MC Snak the Ripper brings his western Canada tour to Vernon’s Status Nightclub Saturday, Feb. 18.

Snak the Ripper rises to the top of his game

Get ready for the next Snak attack when Vancouver rapper returns to Vernon Feb. 18

photo submitted                                Vancouver MC Snak the Ripper brings his western Canada tour to Vernon’s Status Nightclub Saturday, Feb. 18.
Photo submitted                                Pianist Sarah Hagen and tenor Benjamin Butterfield perform at the next North Okanagan Community Concert presentation, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m., at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre.

Pianist, tenor take centre stage for next North Okanagan Community Concert show

Sarah Hagen and Benjamin Butterfield play concert at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 26.

Photo submitted                                Pianist Sarah Hagen and tenor Benjamin Butterfield perform at the next North Okanagan Community Concert presentation, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m., at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre.
Photo submitted                                Pink Floyd tribute act PIGS is performing the seminal Floyd album Animals at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Friday, Feb. 17.

Pink Floyd tribute PIGS in Vernon Friday

PIGS is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s 1977 classic album Animals.

Photo submitted                                Pink Floyd tribute act PIGS is performing the seminal Floyd album Animals at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Friday, Feb. 17.
Kristin Froneman/Morning Star                                Cherryville artist Gary Whitley, left, shows his painting, Spring Melt, featuring McIntyre Lake, one of the pieces to be auctioned at the ninth annual Art and Wine Gala in support of the North Okanagan Community Life Society. Eclectic Med owners Dawn and Andrew Fradley are serving a six-course meal, paired with Okanagan wines, at the event, which takes place at the downtown Vernon restaurant Feb. 25.

Enliven all the senses at Vernon’s Art and Wine Gala

Imbibe on a culinary and artistic feast at North Okanagan Community Life Society’s ninth annual gala

Kristin Froneman/Morning Star                                Cherryville artist Gary Whitley, left, shows his painting, Spring Melt, featuring McIntyre Lake, one of the pieces to be auctioned at the ninth annual Art and Wine Gala in support of the North Okanagan Community Life Society. Eclectic Med owners Dawn and Andrew Fradley are serving a six-course meal, paired with Okanagan wines, at the event, which takes place at the downtown Vernon restaurant Feb. 25.
Photo submitted                                Gracie Gilowski prepares for her musical theatre performance at the Vernon Registered Music Teachers voice festival, Friday Feb. 17 at All Saints Anglican Church.

Vernon music students tune up for festival

Vernon Registered Music Teachers festival starts with vocal students performing Feb. 17.

Photo submitted                                Gracie Gilowski prepares for her musical theatre performance at the Vernon Registered Music Teachers voice festival, Friday Feb. 17 at All Saints Anglican Church.
Heidi Thompson photo                                The legacy of Sveva Caetani lives on as a $75,000 Canadian Heritage grant has been received to open the late artist’s home and property in Vernon to the public.

Caetani Cultural Centre receives funding

Home will have better access to public thanks to $75,000 Canadian Heritage Cultural Spaces Fund.

Heidi Thompson photo                                The legacy of Sveva Caetani lives on as a $75,000 Canadian Heritage grant has been received to open the late artist’s home and property in Vernon to the public.
Bob Oldfield photo                                Michael Gairns, left, Roxanne Ricard and Katja Burnett play passengers waiting for the train in the Norm Foster and Steve Thomas-penned musical Jasper Station, opening at Powerhouse Theatre Feb. 22.

Catch the midnight train from Vernon to Jasper Station

Embark on a journey when Norm Foster musical Jasper Station stops at Vernon’s PowerhouseTheatre

Bob Oldfield photo                                Michael Gairns, left, Roxanne Ricard and Katja Burnett play passengers waiting for the train in the Norm Foster and Steve Thomas-penned musical Jasper Station, opening at Powerhouse Theatre Feb. 22.
Courtesy of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra                                Flutist Christie Reside joins the Okanagan Symphony for its Latin Fiesta performance at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Sunday, Feb. 19.

Salsa your way to the Okanagan Symphony

OSO spices things up for Latin Fiesta at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Sunday Feb. 19.

Courtesy of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra                                Flutist Christie Reside joins the Okanagan Symphony for its Latin Fiesta performance at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Sunday, Feb. 19.
Paramount Pictures                                Matilda Lutz as Julia and Johnny Galecki as Gabriel in the film Rings.

Reel Reviews: Indulge in some burgers and Rings

The Founder is good, but a bit vague. Rings is vague, but a bit good.

Paramount Pictures                                Matilda Lutz as Julia and Johnny Galecki as Gabriel in the film Rings.