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Cirque Alfonse’ brings Animal: A Farm Story to Vernon Sept. 29. (Contributed)

High-flying, haywire ‘animals’ take Vernon stage

Cirque Alfonse production plays out at Performing Arts Centre

Cirque Alfonse’ brings Animal: A Farm Story to Vernon Sept. 29. (Contributed)
Jesse Cook is back on tour with stops in Cranbrook, Kelowna and Vernon. (Jesse Cook photo)

Cook tempts eardrums with Okanagan/Kootenay concerts

Jesse back on track with Tempest 25 Tour in Cranbrook, Kelowna, Vernon

Jesse Cook is back on tour with stops in Cranbrook, Kelowna and Vernon. (Jesse Cook photo)
Vernon Jazz Club kicked off the fall 2022 season on Sept. 10, with its next show slated for Sept. 24. (contributed)

Funky fall season underway at Vernon Jazz Club

Nine shows are on tap at the local venue

Vernon Jazz Club kicked off the fall 2022 season on Sept. 10, with its next show slated for Sept. 24. (contributed)
Brian Thomas Isaac’s debut novel, All the Quiet Places, has made the longlist for the 2022 Giller Prize. (Photo: brianthomasisaac.com)

North Okanagan author longlisted for Canada’s top literary prize

Brian Thomas Isaac’s novel, All the Quiet Places, is in the running for the prestigious Giller Prize

Brian Thomas Isaac’s debut novel, All the Quiet Places, has made the longlist for the 2022 Giller Prize. (Photo: brianthomasisaac.com)
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers perform in Vernon Sept. 23. (Contributed)

World-renowned dancers shake Vernon stage

Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and DJ Dash at Performing Arts Centre

Dakhká Khwáan Dancers perform in Vernon Sept. 23. (Contributed)
Uzume Taiko will take the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Uzume Taiko photo)

Japanese drum quartet to make noise in Vernon

Uzume Taiko Quartet to take local stage Oct. 1

Uzume Taiko will take the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Uzume Taiko photo)
Vernon-born writer Aaron Tucker’s A Cowboy’s Work is on the longlist for the 2022 CBC Nonfiction Prize. (Submitted photo)

Vernon-born author longlisted for cowboy book

Aaron Tucker’s A Cowboy’s Work is up for the CBC non-fiction award

Vernon-born writer Aaron Tucker’s A Cowboy’s Work is on the longlist for the 2022 CBC Nonfiction Prize. (Submitted photo)
NOYFSS program supervisors for Mara and Sage House, Nikki Kazimer and Melissa Ferguson, receive just a few of the quilts VSSQ gifted last year to the community alongside VSSQ president Joan Mueller (right). (L. Breneman photo)
NOYFSS program supervisors for Mara and Sage House, Nikki Kazimer and Melissa Ferguson, receive just a few of the quilts VSSQ gifted last year to the community alongside VSSQ president Joan Mueller (right). (L. Breneman photo)
BC Culture Days is kicked off in Vernon at Polson Park Sept. 23

Music, market and more celebrate BC Culture Days in Vernon

Arts Council of North Okanagan kicks off 3 week celebration with full day of fun

BC Culture Days is kicked off in Vernon at Polson Park Sept. 23
Cherryville Days returns Saturday, Sept. 17, with a day of fun beginning with a parade at 12 p.m. from the Emporium to Hanson Park. (Greta Cooper file photo)

Cherryville Days offers loads of fun

Hanson Park the setting Saturday, Sept. 17; parade starts at 12 p.m. from Cherryville Emporium

Cherryville Days returns Saturday, Sept. 17, with a day of fun beginning with a parade at 12 p.m. from the Emporium to Hanson Park. (Greta Cooper file photo)
O’Keefe Ranch is hosting the Studebaker Drivers Club on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Old-fashioned wheels riding into Vernon

The Studebaker Drivers Club will be showing off their rides at O’Keefe Ranch Sept. 18

O’Keefe Ranch is hosting the Studebaker Drivers Club on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Artist Raffaella Vaz (left) and author Sarah Elliman are launching the book, A Tree Just Like Me. (Contributed)

Children’s nature book rooted in Vernon

Local author and artist launch whimsical tale

Artist Raffaella Vaz (left) and author Sarah Elliman are launching the book, A Tree Just Like Me. (Contributed)
Brandon Isaak plays the Vernon Jazz Club Sept. 17 as he kicks off the Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society season. (Christian Kuntz Photography)

From blues to folk to fiddle, Vernon stages top talent

Brandon Isaak opens the fall season of the Folk-Roots Music Society

Brandon Isaak plays the Vernon Jazz Club Sept. 17 as he kicks off the Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society season. (Christian Kuntz Photography)
Elton John tribute artist Ron Camilleri (aka Elton Rohn) will perform at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Elton John tribute to liven up Vernon stage

Elton Rohn performing at Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre for one night only Sept. 11

Elton John tribute artist Ron Camilleri (aka Elton Rohn) will perform at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The Comic Strippers (from left to right: Pearce Visser, Denise Jones, Roman Danylo and Chris Cassilan) will be performing at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre on September 16.

Comic Strippers return to Vernon for first semi-naked show since pandemic shutdown

The performance will take place on Sept. 16 at the Performing Arts Centre

The Comic Strippers (from left to right: Pearce Visser, Denise Jones, Roman Danylo and Chris Cassilan) will be performing at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre on September 16.
Seattle comedian Bo Johnson is coming to Vernon Saturday, Sept. 10. (Contributed)

Comedy tour brings bigger name to bigger Vernon venue

Seattle comedian joins OK, Dope crew at theatre

Seattle comedian Bo Johnson is coming to Vernon Saturday, Sept. 10. (Contributed)
Joel Plaskett takes the Vernon Performing Arts Centre stage Sept. 10 with guest Mo Kenney. (Contributed)

Grants boost Vernon theatre ahead of season start

Joel Plaskett kicks off the SPOTLIGHT series, followed by Free Theatre Night

Joel Plaskett takes the Vernon Performing Arts Centre stage Sept. 10 with guest Mo Kenney. (Contributed)
Longtime friends Troy Mitchell and Bron Johnson host a hypnosis show in Lumby Sept. 8. (Contributed)

Pair find magic in hypnosis show coming to Lumby

Dinner and entertainment evening featuring former and current Vernonites

Longtime friends Troy Mitchell and Bron Johnson host a hypnosis show in Lumby Sept. 8. (Contributed)
Derek Edwards is excited to be performing out west again. Submitted photo

Award winning Canadian comedian coming back to Vernon

Derek Edwards will perform his new 90-minute show ‘In Praise of the Ostrich’

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Derek Edwards is excited to be performing out west again. Submitted photo
Thrills on the midway are just some of the excitements in store for fairgoers at the IPE in Armstrong, which continues daily to Sunday, Sept. 4. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Fun-filled first day of the 2022 IPE in Armstrong

Wednesday kicked off the 121st Interior Provincial Exhibition, which is on until Sept. 4

Thrills on the midway are just some of the excitements in store for fairgoers at the IPE in Armstrong, which continues daily to Sunday, Sept. 4. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)