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Stand-up artist Ron James is touring again after an almost two year hiatus. (Contributed)

Comedian works to leave seats wet in the Okanagan

Ron James warns Vernon, Kelowna and Oliver audiences they might be pissing their pants with laughter

Stand-up artist Ron James is touring again after an almost two year hiatus. (Contributed)
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)
Mike Hall and instructor/dance partner Heather Stranks move across the dance floor in the 2019 edition of Dancing with the Shuswap Stars held in the SASCU Rec Centre on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (Dancing with the Shuswap Stars/Kristal Burgess Photography)

Dancing with the Shuswap Stars: Win time with Rust Valley Restorers’ Mike Hall and Avery Shoaf

Catch Dancing with the Shuswap Stars live online in support of Shuswap Hospice Society on Nov. 19

Mike Hall and instructor/dance partner Heather Stranks move across the dance floor in the 2019 edition of Dancing with the Shuswap Stars held in the SASCU Rec Centre on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (Dancing with the Shuswap Stars/Kristal Burgess Photography)
The Wind Jammers will perform live at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. (GVMA photo)

Live music returns to Vernon museum with woodwind quintet

The Wind Jammers will reboot the Music in the Museum series on Dec. 2

The Wind Jammers will perform live at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. (GVMA photo)
A vinyl record by The Verve plays on a turntable, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Falmouth, Maine. The COVID-19 pandemic benefitted record store owners who saw a surge in sales. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Not just Adele: Surging vinyl sales amid supply squeeze derail some artists’ plans

Vinyl sales in Canada up an astounding 53 per cent, but shippers and manufacturers can’t keep up

A vinyl record by The Verve plays on a turntable, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Falmouth, Maine. The COVID-19 pandemic benefitted record store owners who saw a surge in sales. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Alfy'O is one of three hip hop artists performing at Local Losers Friday, Nov. 19. (Contributed)

Open mic opens Vernon hip hop show

Rookie musicians welcomed to hop on stage of Well Versed at Local Losers

Alfy'O is one of three hip hop artists performing at Local Losers Friday, Nov. 19. (Contributed)
This image released by GAC Family shows Jennie Garth, left, and Cameron Mathison in "A Kindhearted Christmas," premiering Nov. 20. (Eric Milner/GAC Family via AP)

Michael Bublé, Charlie Brown among TV’s holiday headliners

The holidays are coming and here are some shows to get you in the mood

This image released by GAC Family shows Jennie Garth, left, and Cameron Mathison in "A Kindhearted Christmas," premiering Nov. 20. (Eric Milner/GAC Family via AP)
FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Taylor Swift short film has fans excited for her ‘Red’ redo

Short film going deeper into her romantic life on a fan favorite song

FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
ARCHIVO - La admiradora de Britney Spears Kiki Norberto, con el abanico, se manifiesta afuera de la corte durante una audiencia sobre la tutela de la estrella pop el 17 de marzo de 2021 en Los Ángeles. (AP Foto/Chris Pizzello, Archivo)

UPDATE: Britney freed: Judge dissolves Spears’ conservatorship

Move by Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny was expected in face of lack of opposition

ARCHIVO - La admiradora de Britney Spears Kiki Norberto, con el abanico, se manifiesta afuera de la corte durante una audiencia sobre la tutela de la estrella pop el 17 de marzo de 2021 en Los Ángeles. (AP Foto/Chris Pizzello, Archivo)
Veteran Canadian singer/songwriter Colin James and Blues Trio will perform in Vernon on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. (Photo submitted)

Blues trio to take Vernon stage, finally

The Colin James Blues Trio will perform two shows on Nov. 14

Veteran Canadian singer/songwriter Colin James and Blues Trio will perform in Vernon on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. (Photo submitted)
This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon in a scene from “Squid Game.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP

Get ready for more games: ‘Squid Game’ readies for Season 2

Netflix hit getting a second season despite the fact that’s rare for Korean shows

This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon in a scene from “Squid Game.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP
Kaya Usher smiles in this undated handout photo. More than four years after the death of her husband Gord Downie, Kaya Usher is stepping into the spotlight with the release of her debut album “All This Is.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Richard Briant *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Kaya Usher, widow of Gord Downie, on ‘healing journey’ of her debut album

Mostly instrumental record is shaped by her spiritual recovery

Kaya Usher smiles in this undated handout photo. More than four years after the death of her husband Gord Downie, Kaya Usher is stepping into the spotlight with the release of her debut album “All This Is.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Richard Briant *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Guitarist Brian “Smitty” Smith and singer Ra McGuire on stage with Trooper. (Photo: Stan Pietrusik/trooper.com)

Rock band Trooper to carry on without founding members McGuire, Smith

‘They are both healthy and happy, they’ve just decided that this is the best time to step back from the road and enjoy the life that this unplanned time-off has dropped them into’

Guitarist Brian “Smitty” Smith and singer Ra McGuire on stage with Trooper. (Photo: Stan Pietrusik/trooper.com)
Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, arrives at the Giller Prize Awards ceremony in Toronto on Monday, November 20, 2017. It’s the coronation many artists spend their careers striving for: taking to the stage in full dress, taking in the applause of their peers, and accepting an award for mastery of their craft.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Scotiabank Giller Prize gala ushers in the return of in-person awards glamour

Attendees will be asked to show proof of vaccination and photo ID to enter the cocktail area

Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, arrives at the Giller Prize Awards ceremony in Toronto on Monday, November 20, 2017. It’s the coronation many artists spend their careers striving for: taking to the stage in full dress, taking in the applause of their peers, and accepting an award for mastery of their craft.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Gord Bamford poses on the red carpet at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Bamford says he will give unvaccinated fans COVID-19 rapid antigen tests before they attend his concerts and set up mobile testing sites in communities the day before his shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian singer Bamford to supply rapid tests to unvaccinated fans before concerts

Fans can register for an antigen test, paid for by Bamford, when purchasing tickets online

Gord Bamford poses on the red carpet at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Bamford says he will give unvaccinated fans COVID-19 rapid antigen tests before they attend his concerts and set up mobile testing sites in communities the day before his shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
This cover image released by Capitol shows “Voyage” by ABBA. (Capitol via AP)

VIDEO: A glimpse inside the recording as ballads dominate on ABBA’s comeback album

“Voyage” does nothing to tarnish Swedish pop legend’s legacy as global hitmakers

This cover image released by Capitol shows “Voyage” by ABBA. (Capitol via AP)
Lunch at Allen’s is made up of Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas and Cindy Church. (Contributed photo)

Lunch at Allen’s tunes in for Okanagan performances

Musical powerhouse coming to Oliver, Kelowna and Vernon

Lunch at Allen’s is made up of Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas and Cindy Church. (Contributed photo)
The North Okanagan Hospice Society is raising funds with an online silent auction of this Passage Through painting and book, Leah’s Gift. (Destanne Norris)

Auction highlights need for grief services in North Okanagan

Hospice Society marks National Grief and Bereavement Day Nov. 16

The North Okanagan Hospice Society is raising funds with an online silent auction of this Passage Through painting and book, Leah’s Gift. (Destanne Norris)
Fireworks blasted off from Beasley Park on Halloween Sunday thanks to the Lake Country Fire Department. (Renjith Madhavan photo)

PHOTOS: Fireworks blast off in Lake Country

If you missed the show, or live in Vernon where there wasn’t a show, check these photos and video out

Fireworks blasted off from Beasley Park on Halloween Sunday thanks to the Lake Country Fire Department. (Renjith Madhavan photo)
Wes Barker comes to the Okanagan.
Wes Barker comes to the Okanagan.