Music

Linnea Good has been using online technology to teach ukulele lessons to children during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)

Summerland music teacher offers online ukulele lessons

COVID-19 pandemic prompts closure of spring break arts camp

Linnea Good has been using online technology to teach ukulele lessons to children during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)
Country music icon Kenny Rogers, seen above performing with Dolly Parton, died Friday night, March 20. (Kenny Rogers Facebook photo)

Country star Kenny Rogers dies of natural causes at 81

Rogers was known for such huge country music hits as Lucille, The Gambler, Coward of the County

Country music icon Kenny Rogers, seen above performing with Dolly Parton, died Friday night, March 20. (Kenny Rogers Facebook photo)
A fan takes a photo of a band at a live concert. Photo by Terry Farrell

Music industry feeling the effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Musicians, promoters and producers alike all reeling from cancellations, venue bans

A fan takes a photo of a band at a live concert. Photo by Terry Farrell
2020 Juno Awards nominees were announced on Jan. 28, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Pop singer Lights, Ewan Currie of Sheepdogs among Juno Awards presenters

Dallas Smith, Felix Cartal and Nuela Charles nominated for big awards

2020 Juno Awards nominees were announced on Jan. 28, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The OM Sound, the Vernon-born, Montreal-based band, is working on a new album and touring Canada and Europe this year. (OM Sound image)
The OM Sound, the Vernon-born, Montreal-based band, is working on a new album and touring Canada and Europe this year. (OM Sound image)
Bagpipes once rocked by Beatles

Bagpipes once rocked by Beatles

North Okanagan Pipes and Drums share some unique history

Bagpipes once rocked by Beatles
Making music with WE3

Making music with WE3

Getting people up on the dance floor

  • Feb 12, 2020
Making music with WE3
North Okanagan youth strum up exceptional sounds

North Okanagan youth strum up exceptional sounds

REVIEW: Showcase of excellence leaves reviewer inspired

North Okanagan youth strum up exceptional sounds
Canadian singer and actress Jann Arden poses for a photograph in Toronto on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Jann Arden is about to be everywhere: singer announces cross-country tour

Jann Arden will embark on a 19-date Canadian tour that kicks off in St. John’s on May 7

Canadian singer and actress Jann Arden poses for a photograph in Toronto on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Arkells in Kelowna, B.C. (Dustin Betuzzi photo)

Canadian rock band The Arkells asks fans to subscribe to local news in T-shirt giveaway

Canadian rock band announced they’ll give away a free T-shirt to anyone who takes out a subscription

The Arkells in Kelowna, B.C. (Dustin Betuzzi photo)
Organizers hope to bring a summer music festival to Sicamous with the Monashee Music Festival scheduled for July. (Pixabay Image)

Kelowna nightclub owner planning new Shuswap music festival

Two-day Monashee Mountain Festival to include mix of rock and country

Organizers hope to bring a summer music festival to Sicamous with the Monashee Music Festival scheduled for July. (Pixabay Image)
Justin J. Moore and his mother, Melina Schein, are releasing their duet performance of The Prayer on Feb. 2. (Clear Glass Media photo)

JustIN: Vernon-born artist teases new tune with mom

Justin J. Moore Music is releasing a new duet starring opera singer mom for a good cause

Justin J. Moore and his mother, Melina Schein, are releasing their duet performance of The Prayer on Feb. 2. (Clear Glass Media photo)
Billie Eilish arrives at the 2020 Spotify Best New Artist Party at The Lot Studios on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Billie Eilish, a voice of the youth, tops the Grammy Awards

Alicia Keys spoke about Kobe Bryant’s death

Billie Eilish arrives at the 2020 Spotify Best New Artist Party at The Lot Studios on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Samajam gives kids the chance to perform when it comes to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Jan. 25. (Samajam photo)

Samajam gets Vernon kids in the groove

Children make music at Performing Arts Centre show Saturday

Samajam gives kids the chance to perform when it comes to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Jan. 25. (Samajam photo)
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Victoria songstress is fueled by the music

  • Dec 18, 2019
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage
Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message

Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message

Musician traded in a law career for her musical journey

  • Nov 18, 2019
Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message
Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne (on piano) and Russell Jackson are headlining a Vernon event celebrating Blues legends like Fats Domino and Ray Charles on Nov. 16. (Submitted photo)

Former B.B. King bassist and ‘Blues Boss’ pianist headline Vernon blues show

Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne and Russell Jackson will perform at the Performing Arts Centre Nov. 16

Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne (on piano) and Russell Jackson are headlining a Vernon event celebrating Blues legends like Fats Domino and Ray Charles on Nov. 16. (Submitted photo)
Mitch Hawkins stars in West Meadow’s official music video for their new single, Overthinking It. (Photo: West Meadow)

North Okanagan band packs suspense, humour in locally shot video

West Meadow’s new single, Overthinking It, is available on Apple Music, Spotify

Mitch Hawkins stars in West Meadow’s official music video for their new single, Overthinking It. (Photo: West Meadow)
Tiller’s Folly will be at the Prestige Hotel in Vernon on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. (Photo: ptsroadhouse.com)

Tiller’s Folly bringing Celtic sound to Vernon

The band will perform live for the Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society on Thursday, Nov. 14

  • Nov 2, 2019
Tiller’s Folly will be at the Prestige Hotel in Vernon on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. (Photo: ptsroadhouse.com)
A. W. Cardinal and Badlands Jass Colette of Blue Moon Marquee. (Submitted photo)

Jazz duo to swing into Falkland Community Hall

Blue Moon Marquee are back in the valley for a live performance on Thursday, Sept. 26

A. W. Cardinal and Badlands Jass Colette of Blue Moon Marquee. (Submitted photo)