Entertainment

The Museum and Archives of Vernon presents Doctrine of Discovery, a virtual session that peers in to the history of a decree by Pope Alexander VI that had devastating effects on Indigenous Peoples. The session will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at 7 p.m. (MAV photo)

Popularity of Vernon Museum event prompts part two

Doctrine of Discovery and impacts on Indigenous people explored

Lady Dia (Photo Credit/Asif Ahmed Shagor)

Kelowna artist explores diverse experiences of motherhood in new podcast

Lady Dia makes her podcast come to life following a $10,000 Telus Storyhive grant

Organizers of Saturday’s roller skating night at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre say the event was a rolling success. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Roller skating night a big hit in Penticton

The sold out event may be a sign that roller skating is making a comeback

Vicki Proulx, executive director of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society, stands beneath a lights display the society lit up in Spirit Square Nov. 27, by way of announcing it will be taking over the 2021 downtown light-up event. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Armed with experience, Vernon Winter Carnival ready for COVID-friendly festivities

Organizers have prepared a mostly outdoor slate of events for this year’s Winter Carnival

Vicki Proulx, executive director of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society, stands beneath a lights display the society lit up in Spirit Square Nov. 27, by way of announcing it will be taking over the 2021 downtown light-up event. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Drag superstars are performing at the Kelowna Community theater this weekend (Peak Pride/Licorne Lounge)

Kelowna, start your engines, Peak Pride is coming to town

Peak Pride will be hosting drag show Licorne Lounge this weekend at the Kelowna Community Theater

Drag superstars are performing at the Kelowna Community theater this weekend (Peak Pride/Licorne Lounge)
Louie Anderson appears during the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 12, 2017. Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely and Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series Baskets, has died at age 68. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Louie Anderson, Emmy-winning comedian, dies at 68

Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from cancer

Louie Anderson appears during the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 12, 2017. Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely and Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series Baskets, has died at age 68. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Meat Loaf gestures during an interview for “Bat Out of Hell - The Musical’” in Toronto on Monday, May 15, 2017. The singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Meat Loaf gestures during an interview for “Bat Out of Hell - The Musical’” in Toronto on Monday, May 15, 2017. The singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Canadian rocker Bif Naked will play to a sold-out crowd at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country Feb. 17, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Bif Naked relishes return to Lake Country stage

The Canadian rocker will play the Creekside Theatre on Feb. 17

Canadian rocker Bif Naked will play to a sold-out crowd at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country Feb. 17, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Robyn Thurston is organizing a Story Walk Jan. 22-30 at the Vernon Library. (Literacy Society of North Okanagan photo)

Story unfolds in downtown Vernon for Family Literacy Week

Start your adventure at the library and explore the pages in store-front windows

Robyn Thurston is organizing a Story Walk Jan. 22-30 at the Vernon Library. (Literacy Society of North Okanagan photo)
The work of Judith Jurica, Vikki Drummond and Maureen Kaczkowski is on display at the Lake Country Art Gallery. (Contributed)

Lake Country gallery opens 2022 with trio of artists

If I were you featuring the work of Judith Jurica, Vikki Drummond and Maureen Kaczkowski.

The work of Judith Jurica, Vikki Drummond and Maureen Kaczkowski is on display at the Lake Country Art Gallery. (Contributed)
The Vancouver Island country music festival Sunfest has been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)

Canadian Live Music Association aims for clarity with live event regulations guide

Each province’s rules for live event gatherings is explored in detail in online guide

The Vancouver Island country music festival Sunfest has been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)
Multi-award-winning Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook plays Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Wednesday, Feb. 23, and Kelowna’s Community Theatre Thursday, Feb. 24. (Matt Barnes photo)

Award-winning Canadian guitarist makes Okanagan stops

Jesse Cook brings his Tempest II tour to Vernon and Kelowna Feb. 23 and 24

Multi-award-winning Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook plays Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Wednesday, Feb. 23, and Kelowna’s Community Theatre Thursday, Feb. 24. (Matt Barnes photo)
A logo for Netflix is seen on a remote control in Portland, Ore., Aug. 13, 2020. The global streaming platform announced last week it’s inching up the monthly cost of its most popular subscription packages once again by a dollar or two. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jenny Kane
A logo for Netflix is seen on a remote control in Portland, Ore., Aug. 13, 2020. The global streaming platform announced last week it’s inching up the monthly cost of its most popular subscription packages once again by a dollar or two. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jenny Kane
The Offspring has cancelled its concert at the SOEC in Penticton. (Handout)

Offspring cancels concert in Penticton

Offspring was scheduled to play March 2 at the South Okanagan Events Centre

The Offspring has cancelled its concert at the SOEC in Penticton. (Handout)
Saanich residents Reb Stevenson (left) and Billy Reid are the duo behind Pancake Manor, a successful children’s YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy of Reb Stevenson)

B.C. duo drops new kids’ music as Youtube videos close in on 2 billion views

Duo behind Pancake Manor releasing their eighth children’s album this week

Saanich residents Reb Stevenson (left) and Billy Reid are the duo behind Pancake Manor, a successful children’s YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy of Reb Stevenson)
Jessica James, who grew up in Nimpo Lake, B.C., is the star aviator in History’s upcoming reality show Lost Car Rescue, filmed in the Peace River area. (Jeff Topham photo)

Chilcotin pilot flying high in new History series set in B.C.’s Peace Country

Jessica James brings small town charm to television project, Lost Car Rescue

Jessica James, who grew up in Nimpo Lake, B.C., is the star aviator in History’s upcoming reality show Lost Car Rescue, filmed in the Peace River area. (Jeff Topham photo)
Vince Fontaine of Eagle & Hawk waits for a scrimmage to begin during practice for the Juno Cup celebrity hockey game at the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena in Hamilton, Ont., on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Family, friends, and the music industry in Manitoba are in mourning after Fontaine, a multi-award-winning First Nations musician, died suddenly this week in Winnipeg. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

‘He was a champion of Indigenous artists’: Community mourns First Nations musician

Multi-award-winning First Nations musician Vince Fontaine dead at 62

Vince Fontaine of Eagle & Hawk waits for a scrimmage to begin during practice for the Juno Cup celebrity hockey game at the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena in Hamilton, Ont., on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Family, friends, and the music industry in Manitoba are in mourning after Fontaine, a multi-award-winning First Nations musician, died suddenly this week in Winnipeg. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
This image released by MGM shows Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani in "House of Gucci." (MGM via AP)

Will Smith, Lady Gaga, Ben Affleck score SAG nominations

Seldom does a movie or performance not nominated by the screen actors end up winning an Oscar

This image released by MGM shows Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani in "House of Gucci." (MGM via AP)
NOCCA presents Janelle Fung and Marina Thibeault at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre Jan. 21. (Contributed)

North Okanagan community concert season back in tune

NOCCA gala with Janelle Fung and Marina Thibeault kicks off new year

NOCCA presents Janelle Fung and Marina Thibeault at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre Jan. 21. (Contributed)
Indigenous works are among those featured at the new exhibitions at the Vernon Public Art Gallery Jan. 13-March 9. (Yuri Auney)

From Indigenous to mythical, new art graces Vernon gallery

4 new exhibits kick off 2022 at public art gallery

Indigenous works are among those featured at the new exhibitions at the Vernon Public Art Gallery Jan. 13-March 9. (Yuri Auney)