Arts and Entertainment

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Canada House in London. Six months after detangling their work lives from the British royal family, the couple have signed a multiyear deal with Netflix. According to a statement Wednesday, they plan to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming through a new production company. The two recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California, with baby Archie. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Prince Harry and Meghan sign production deal with Netflix

Prince Harry and Meghan have signed a deal to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Canada House in London. Six months after detangling their work lives from the British royal family, the couple have signed a multiyear deal with Netflix. According to a statement Wednesday, they plan to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming through a new production company. The two recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California, with baby Archie. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
Musicians appreciate outlet amid COVID-19 at Vernon event

Musicians appreciate outlet amid COVID-19 at Vernon event

Virtual Riot on the Roof gives entertainers a place to play

Musicians appreciate outlet amid COVID-19 at Vernon event
Stephen Griffeth plays the piano which has been set up at Nanaimo Square in Penticton. The City of Penticton and Downtown Penticton have worked together on the Piano Project initiative. Artists in the community will be decorating the piano in a local collaboration effort by The Long Gallery and Studios. (John Arendt - Black Press)

Piano set up in Penticton downtown

Initiative an effort to bring music and creativity to the streets

Stephen Griffeth plays the piano which has been set up at Nanaimo Square in Penticton. The City of Penticton and Downtown Penticton have worked together on the Piano Project initiative. Artists in the community will be decorating the piano in a local collaboration effort by The Long Gallery and Studios. (John Arendt - Black Press)
The Ryga Arts Festival, held each year in honour of Canadian writer George Ryga, will feature live and online events. (Contributed)

Ryga Arts Festival to include live events

Arts festival in Summerland will feature live and online performances

The Ryga Arts Festival, held each year in honour of Canadian writer George Ryga, will feature live and online events. (Contributed)
Artists sought to fill stage time at Vernon theatre

Artists sought to fill stage time at Vernon theatre

COVID-19 impacts Performing Arts Centre regularly scheduled programming

Artists sought to fill stage time at Vernon theatre
Caravan Farm Theatre artistic director Estelle Shook says the show will go on once it is deemed safe to do so. (Submitted Photo)

Caravan postpones summer show as Spallumcheen theatre takes a loss

Curtain remains closed and fundraiser campaign started to help local farm theatre

Caravan Farm Theatre artistic director Estelle Shook says the show will go on once it is deemed safe to do so. (Submitted Photo)
Vernon Public Art Gallery board of directors president Andrew Powell (from left) joins emcees Brian Martin and Camillia Courts for the 2020 virtual edition of the annual Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts event. The 34th annual fundraiser collected $19,000 for the gallery. (Pete Solymosi photo)

Support shown from home at Vernon’s virtual Midsummer’s Eve

Unprecendented event raised more than $19,000 for art gallery

Vernon Public Art Gallery board of directors president Andrew Powell (from left) joins emcees Brian Martin and Camillia Courts for the 2020 virtual edition of the annual Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts event. The 34th annual fundraiser collected $19,000 for the gallery. (Pete Solymosi photo)
The annual Ryga Arts Festival, which will be held in August, 2020, pays tribute to the works of Canadian playwright George Ryga. (File photo)

Ryga Arts Festival to include short play competition

Competition open to youth and adults in the Okanagan and Similkameen

The annual Ryga Arts Festival, which will be held in August, 2020, pays tribute to the works of Canadian playwright George Ryga. (File photo)
Joel, 38, has been in and out of homeless shelters for the last eight years, but says music helps heal him in troubled times. (Turning Points Collaborative photo)

Piano man lights up Vernon streets

Downtown instrument back on the 30th Avenue block

Joel, 38, has been in and out of homeless shelters for the last eight years, but says music helps heal him in troubled times. (Turning Points Collaborative photo)
SilverStar Mountain Resort may be closed to the public, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. SilverStar Mountain Resort’s Canadian Home Grown Series launches virtually Thursday, May 7, 2020, featuring the talents of the Mitch Belot Band. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Show must go on: SilverStar hosts virtual concerts

Vernon’s ski resort brings the fun directly into your living room with local talents

SilverStar Mountain Resort may be closed to the public, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. SilverStar Mountain Resort’s Canadian Home Grown Series launches virtually Thursday, May 7, 2020, featuring the talents of the Mitch Belot Band. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
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QUIZ: Meet the Simpsons

How much do you know about this iconic television family?

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Author Shirley Grabinsky, 81, has compiled personal memoirs into her first volume entitled Queen of the Potato Patch. All proceeds of 100 books donated will go to support Grannies a Gogo: the Vernon-South African Connections’ mission to aid South African grandmothers. (Contributed)

Grannies a Gogo host virtual book launch

All proceeds from new title go to support South African grandmothers

Author Shirley Grabinsky, 81, has compiled personal memoirs into her first volume entitled Queen of the Potato Patch. All proceeds of 100 books donated will go to support Grannies a Gogo: the Vernon-South African Connections’ mission to aid South African grandmothers. (Contributed)
Musicians perform during a Surrey City Orchestra “mixer” at board member Erin Anne Beirne’s home in South Surrey in 2017. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Province announces $3M in funding for arts groups hit by COVID-19 crisis

BC Arts Council to administer support for both organizations and individual artists

Musicians perform during a Surrey City Orchestra “mixer” at board member Erin Anne Beirne’s home in South Surrey in 2017. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are all on NFB.ca

The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)
Vernon’s Darby Mills (centre) will be joined by fellow headliners Aaron Pritchett and Canadian cover band Toque at the 2020 A&W Funtastic Slo-Pitch Music Festival June 26-28 at the Vernon Army Camp. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Scream Queen to headline Funtastic Music Festival

Darby Mills to be joined by country star Aaron Pritchett and Canadian cover band Toque

Vernon’s Darby Mills (centre) will be joined by fellow headliners Aaron Pritchett and Canadian cover band Toque at the 2020 A&W Funtastic Slo-Pitch Music Festival June 26-28 at the Vernon Army Camp. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Performing Arts Centre is revisiting its earlier decision to continue with shows in light of the announcement that all events with 250 people or more be postponed. (Morning Star file photo)

UPDATE: Jane Goodall, and more Vernon visits, postponed due to COVID-19

A number of shows have been postponed at Performing Arts Centre and other venues

The Performing Arts Centre is revisiting its earlier decision to continue with shows in light of the announcement that all events with 250 people or more be postponed. (Morning Star file photo)
The film industry brought in million to the Okanagan in 2019 (File photo)

Greater Vernon area gives film industry a boost

Regional District of North Okanagan’s contributes $2K to film commission

The film industry brought in million to the Okanagan in 2019 (File photo)
Epilogos takes the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage Feb. 22. (David Cooper Workshops image)

Dance steps up performance on Vernon stage

Shay Keubler’s Epilogos a dynamic, technically and visually stunning dance theatre

Epilogos takes the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage Feb. 22. (David Cooper Workshops image)
Making music with WE3

Making music with WE3

Getting people up on the dance floor

  • Feb 12, 2020
Making music with WE3
Jan. 27, 2020 – People carefully wheeled in John Lennon’s famous Rolls-Royce into the lobby of the Royal BC Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

John Lennon’s psychedelic Rolls-Royce on display at Royal BC Museum

The classic car has been a favourite for Beatles fans from Victoria and internationally

Jan. 27, 2020 – People carefully wheeled in John Lennon’s famous Rolls-Royce into the lobby of the Royal BC Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)