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George Young, right, with his son Christopher and granddaughter Taiid Haines-Young, is one of the longest serving ski instructors at Silver Star Mountain Resort. (Image credit: Kristin Froneman/Morning Star)

Forever Young, whether on the stage or skis

George Young is not only a well-known Vernon actor, he has helped many ski down Silver Star’s slopes

George Young, right, with his son Christopher and granddaughter Taiid Haines-Young, is one of the longest serving ski instructors at Silver Star Mountain Resort. (Image credit: Kristin Froneman/Morning Star)
Amber Kusmer shows her European city-scapes for the month of April at Lumby’s Village Gallery. (Okanagan Artists of Canada photo)

Europe comes to Lumby

Lumby’s Village Gallery gets a European look with the paintings of Amber Kusmer

Amber Kusmer shows her European city-scapes for the month of April at Lumby’s Village Gallery. (Okanagan Artists of Canada photo)
Caetani artist in residence picks up the pieces

Caetani artist in residence picks up the pieces

Ceramics artist Kristina Brandeus Kirkkopelto emerges from breakup with decorative artware intact

Caetani artist in residence picks up the pieces
Manfred’s Guitar makes its return to the Okanagan

Manfred’s Guitar makes its return to the Okanagan

The former Shaw TV program is coming to the stage, live at Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo April 1.

Manfred’s Guitar makes its return to the Okanagan
The Vernon Performing Arts Centre presents Shay Kuebler’s Glory April 1. - David Cooper, submitted

From Glory to Telemetry

Shay Kuebler’s dances are more than just movement, they have a message

The Vernon Performing Arts Centre presents Shay Kuebler’s Glory April 1. - David Cooper, submitted
Kristin Froneman, Morning Star entertainment editor, is preparing for new adventures. - Morning Star photo

AT RANDOM: Thank you for reading

Morning Star arts-entertainment editor Kristin Froneman says her farewells

Kristin Froneman, Morning Star entertainment editor, is preparing for new adventures. - Morning Star photo
New hip hop collective Wake the Dead, featuring NOX, H20, TuTch, Saranaedya and BDub, plays Vernon’s Status Night Club Saturday, March 25.

Group to wake Vernon up to new hip hop sounds

“Banging beats, killer rapping and soulful singing” describes Wake the Dead

New hip hop collective Wake the Dead, featuring NOX, H20, TuTch, Saranaedya and BDub, plays Vernon’s Status Night Club Saturday, March 25.
W.L. Seaton Secondary theatre students perform in Shakespeare’s The Tempest last year. The school is one of 18 from B.C., which will be participating in the Good Will Shakespeare festival, being hosted in Vernon April 6-8. – Image submitted

Students to share Good Will over Shakespeare

Summerland’s long-running Shakespeare festival is coming to Vernon

W.L. Seaton Secondary theatre students perform in Shakespeare’s The Tempest last year. The school is one of 18 from B.C., which will be participating in the Good Will Shakespeare festival, being hosted in Vernon April 6-8. – Image submitted
Playwright-director Arthur Milner’s Getting to Room Temperature  stages at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Wednesday, March 22. – Image submitted

Play looks at controversial subject with humour

Arthur Milner’s Getting to Room Temperature, in Vernon March 22, could not be more timely or poignant

Playwright-director Arthur Milner’s Getting to Room Temperature  stages at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Wednesday, March 22. – Image submitted
Vernon band //AMISTAD//, Craig Matterson, left, Aidan Andrews, Nolan Bassett, Carson Bassett and Eli Garlick, have been gaining notice from the music industry. Image credit: Jeff Bassett

Vernon band named Top 25 finalist in CBC’s Searchlight contest

Vernon’s //AMISTAD// keeps moving up thanks to #localpower

Vernon band //AMISTAD//, Craig Matterson, left, Aidan Andrews, Nolan Bassett, Carson Bassett and Eli Garlick, have been gaining notice from the music industry. Image credit: Jeff Bassett
Mariachi Los Dorados returns to the Okanagan March 18-25. - Image submitted

Mariachi provides cultural connection

Vancouver’s Mariachi Los Dorados tears down the walls to celebrate the heritage and culture of Mexico

Mariachi Los Dorados returns to the Okanagan March 18-25. - Image submitted
Peter Brynes (left, from front), Paul Rossetti, Nina Ogasawara, Judy Rose and Alex Patterson rehearse along with the choir for Valley Vocal Arts and Big Apple Productions’ performance of Jesus Christ Superstar, which staged at Vernon’s Trinity Unted Church March 3 and 4. Image credit: Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star

Theatre Review: Singing to the heavens

Jesus Christ Superstar at Vernon’s Trinity United had us all singing hallelujah

Peter Brynes (left, from front), Paul Rossetti, Nina Ogasawara, Judy Rose and Alex Patterson rehearse along with the choir for Valley Vocal Arts and Big Apple Productions’ performance of Jesus Christ Superstar, which staged at Vernon’s Trinity Unted Church March 3 and 4. Image credit: Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star
Noah MacLeod, at Vernon’s Okanagan Skate Co., holds one of his T-shirt designs that will be available at Record City March 11. - Image credit: Joel Himmelspach

T-shirt sale-music night supports important cause

Young Vernon artist Noah MacLeod to sell his self-designed tees at Record City event

Noah MacLeod, at Vernon’s Okanagan Skate Co., holds one of his T-shirt designs that will be available at Record City March 11. - Image credit: Joel Himmelspach
Vernon-based musician Craig Carmody holds Heat Exchange’s first album - four decades after it was first recorded. - Image credit: Kristin Froneman/Morning Star

A record 45 years in the making

Vernon’s Craig Carmody finally sees the release of his band Heat Exchange’s album, four decades later.

Vernon-based musician Craig Carmody holds Heat Exchange’s first album - four decades after it was first recorded. - Image credit: Kristin Froneman/Morning Star
The women of Celtic Cara, Sharon Kilistoff (left), Kim Clarke, Charity Van Gameren, Shileen Whibley, Mary-Ann Reid, Jenae Van Gameren, Sarah Shaw, Trina Devine, Samantha Jahnig and Carla Leder, will be dressed to the nines in their colourful ball gowns, some handmade, when they take the stage at Vernon’s All Saints Anglican Church March 11. Image submitted

Journey to the heartland with Celtic Cara

Choir brings emotional mix of traditional and contemporary music to inaugural concert in Vernon

The women of Celtic Cara, Sharon Kilistoff (left), Kim Clarke, Charity Van Gameren, Shileen Whibley, Mary-Ann Reid, Jenae Van Gameren, Sarah Shaw, Trina Devine, Samantha Jahnig and Carla Leder, will be dressed to the nines in their colourful ball gowns, some handmade, when they take the stage at Vernon’s All Saints Anglican Church March 11. Image submitted
Alfie Seidl oversees the bidding for the painting Mountain Forms by David Macri, held by Cathy Shultz, at Gallery Vertigo’s Almost Famous auction at its new space, Feb. 26 in Vernon. – Image credit: Wayne Emde

Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo shows off its new space

The Almost Famous auction opens the door to new exhibits and programming at the artist-run gallery.

Alfie Seidl oversees the bidding for the painting Mountain Forms by David Macri, held by Cathy Shultz, at Gallery Vertigo’s Almost Famous auction at its new space, Feb. 26 in Vernon. – Image credit: Wayne Emde
The Silver Screen Scoundrels, Maple Blues award winners Keith Picot and Brandon Isaak, are in Vernon March 2 with their multi-media show. - Image Credit: Christian Kuntz

The Silver Screen Scoundrels reel the blues in Vernon

Brandon Isaak and Keith Picot not will only play acoustic blues but will screen their silent films.

The Silver Screen Scoundrels, Maple Blues award winners Keith Picot and Brandon Isaak, are in Vernon March 2 with their multi-media show. - Image Credit: Christian Kuntz
Roxanne Ricard as Emeline White, left, Katja Burnett as Rebecca Townshend,and Jackson Mace as Bert Calivetti wait for the train to arrive in Powerhouse Theatre’s Jasper Station. – Bob Oldfield photo

Theatre Review: The journey is worth the wait at Jasper Station

Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre stages the fun, funny and thoughtful Norm Foster-Steve Thomas musical.

Roxanne Ricard as Emeline White, left, Katja Burnett as Rebecca Townshend,and Jackson Mace as Bert Calivetti wait for the train to arrive in Powerhouse Theatre’s Jasper Station. – Bob Oldfield photo
Photo submitted                                Ryan Langevin is at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Saturday, Feb. 25, along with Abra Cadabra, to perform his Piano Man tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John.

See and hear why these piano men are still standing

Ryan Langevin is part of tributes to ABBA, Elton John and Billy Joel, coming to Vernon Feb. 25

Photo submitted                                Ryan Langevin is at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Saturday, Feb. 25, along with Abra Cadabra, to perform his Piano Man tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John.
stock image                                The 89th Academy Awards are being transmitted on the big screen at the Vernon Towne Cinema Sunday, Feb. 26.

Vernon cinema holds Oscars party

Walk the red carpet when the Academy Awards are broadcast live at the Vernon Towne Cinema

stock image                                The 89th Academy Awards are being transmitted on the big screen at the Vernon Towne Cinema Sunday, Feb. 26.