Arts and Entertainment

Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography

Among the stars

Painting, producing and performing all part of Constellation Festival co-organizer’s artist pursuits

  • Jun 24, 2022

 

Vernon Proms presents more than 25 concerts, including some in Polson park. (File photo)

Classical Music Festival in tune for Vernon

More than 25 events lined up, many free

 

Kailee McGuire performs during the 2021 Music at Mackie Summer Concert Series. (Mackie Lake House photo)

Music at Mackie back for Vernon summer

Historic Coldstream lakefront lands host concert series

 

Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)

Youth Symphony in tune for Okanagan spring concerts

Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna performances to showcase blooming talents

Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)
PIGS: Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute plays Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, May 21. (canadapinkfloyd.com photo)

Band pays Pink Floyd tribute in Vernon

PIGS is Canada’s most authentic Pink Floyd tribute group playing Performing Arts Centre Saturday, May 21

PIGS: Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute plays Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, May 21. (canadapinkfloyd.com photo)
Banksy, Grannies, 2006, silkscreen on paper, 18.5 x 26.5 in. Courtesy of Paul and Tracy Mitchell collection (Banksy/Kelowna Art Gallery)

Banksy and Warhol on display at Kelowna Art Gallery

The Pop Art exhibit will run from May 21 until Oct. 16

Banksy, Grannies, 2006, silkscreen on paper, 18.5 x 26.5 in. Courtesy of Paul and Tracy Mitchell collection (Banksy/Kelowna Art Gallery)
The Debaters take the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage May 14. (Contributed)

Laughs and puns rain supreme in Vernon with The Debaters

Derek Seguin and Erica Sigurdson hosted by Steve Patterson

The Debaters take the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage May 14. (Contributed)
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre is among a number of North Okanagan-Shuswap organizations given provincial grant funding to help with the arts in B.C. (Contributed)

North Okanagan-Shuswap arts groups benefit from B.C. cash

Government supports artists and groups in the province with grant funds

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre is among a number of North Okanagan-Shuswap organizations given provincial grant funding to help with the arts in B.C. (Contributed)
Jenna Romailler as Miss Trunchbull looks down on Carys Watts as Matilda Wormwood in the musical peformed May 6 and 7 in Vernon. (Judy Mori photo)

Lights of Broadway returns to Vernon stage with Matilda

Longstanding musical theatre troupe is back after a three-year absence to present the beloved Roald Dahl story-turned-Tony winning musical

Jenna Romailler as Miss Trunchbull looks down on Carys Watts as Matilda Wormwood in the musical peformed May 6 and 7 in Vernon. (Judy Mori photo)
Melissa MacPherson and Ensemble Cast present The Invisibles at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre May 11. (Catalyst Theatre)

VIDEO: Award-winning play brings 1940s France to Vernon stage

Catalyst Theatre’s The Invisibles tells the story of seven women who fought a war of sabotage to free France from German occupation during the Second World War

Melissa MacPherson and Ensemble Cast present The Invisibles at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre May 11. (Catalyst Theatre)
Cathie Stewart has been named Vernon’s Good Citizen of the Year for 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Cathie Stewart is Vernon’s Good Citizen of the Year

The Vernon Jazz Club president has volunteered for a long list of local organizations since 1975

Cathie Stewart has been named Vernon’s Good Citizen of the Year for 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre’s artistic director Erin Kennedy (right) was presented with the Presenter of the Year honour by awards chair Kirsten Schrader at the recent B.C. Touring Council Pacific Contact conference in Coquitlam. (Contributed)

Vernon artistic director named B.C.’s best presenter

Award “long time coming” for Erin Kennedy of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre’s artistic director Erin Kennedy (right) was presented with the Presenter of the Year honour by awards chair Kirsten Schrader at the recent B.C. Touring Council Pacific Contact conference in Coquitlam. (Contributed)
Simon Orlando is working to ensure women and marginalized people are equally represented in ballet (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Ballet Kelowna leaps towards gender equality

Women are under-represented as ballet choreographers in Canada

Simon Orlando is working to ensure women and marginalized people are equally represented in ballet (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
A basement fire in the 2900 block of 30th Avenue took place in the early hours of Thursday, Feb. 10. (City of Vernon photo)

Curtain opens on Vernon’s Town Theatre following fire

Two months after neighbouring fire caused significant damage and closed the theatre down

A basement fire in the 2900 block of 30th Avenue took place in the early hours of Thursday, Feb. 10. (City of Vernon photo)
Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

At a pugnacious Oscars, Apple’s feel-good ‘CODA’ triumphs as best picture

Drama erupts as Will Smith slaps presenter Chris Rock

Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Karima Essa’s Bollywood Star School takes place Sunday, March 20. (Contributed)

Children’s Festival gets North Okanagan families back to play

Pay-what-you-can weekend event at Vernon Performing Arts Centre

Karima Essa’s Bollywood Star School takes place Sunday, March 20. (Contributed)
Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)

Summerland-raised animator’s Kickstarter campaign raises $2.5 million

Jenna Woldenga is retelling a Dungeons and Dragons campaign in a series of animated Youtube videos

Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)
Anthony Street, middle, choreagraphed and created Celtic Illusion, which will be returning to Penticton after a sold out show in 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Celtic Illusion to enchant Penticton once again

The Irish Dance and magic show returns in April at the SOEC

Anthony Street, middle, choreagraphed and created Celtic Illusion, which will be returning to Penticton after a sold out show in 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Saniya Abilmajineva and Hiroto Saito perform Romeo and Juliet at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 19. (Ballet Jörgen photo)

Concerts, live entertainment sells out in Lake Country, Vernon

Local theatres have plenty of other options for those who missed tickets to Bif Naked, Corb Lund and The Glorious Sons

Saniya Abilmajineva and Hiroto Saito perform Romeo and Juliet at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 19. (Ballet Jörgen photo)
Lake Country singer Payton Bischoff brings a holiday variety show called Don’t Stop Believing to Creekside Theatre Dec. 3 and 4. 
(Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre photo)
Lake Country singer Payton Bischoff brings a holiday variety show called Don’t Stop Believing to Creekside Theatre Dec. 3 and 4. 
(Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre photo)
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