In my roles as music director of Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and interim artistic director of Opera Kelowna, I have been spending a lot of time the past two months thinking about the fate of arts and culture and how our local, national and international organizations will manage this unprece…
From local creators to international headliners, musicians around the world are rallying to provide sweet sounds of hope amid troubled times during the COVID-19 pandemic. And if a common thread runs throughout these live shows, between the trends and among the shares, it’s an increased aware…
The life of Ichimaru (1906-1997), one of the most famous geishas of the 20th century, is told through a collection of her rare and magnificent kimono and personal effects in a new exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery.
Chamber Music Kelowna has had to postpone the rest of its 40th season, but the music organization still has something to celebrate.
Amid a world in crisis with a pandemic, stock market woes, global warming, et. al., I truly feel that social distancing is actually bringing people back together.
With more and more people being told to stay at home, gaming can be a great escape. Here are a few games that will keep you busy and entertained if you are stuck in the house by yourself or with your family.
The shows will go on at the Vernon and District Performing and Chamber Music Kelowna (with personnel changes), but a national ski championship set for the Okanagan has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Spring is literally in my step. The snow in my front yard has melted away, my cold/flu has dissipated, energy is restored and I feel blessed once again with health and vitality.
Described as a “a blissful marriage of new folk and sophisticated pop,” Big Little Lions will kick off the Vernon and District Performing Arts Society’s Spotlight OnStage concert series.
Hard rock with a lot of catchy riffs describes the music of Calgary trio Woodhawk, which will perform at Doc Willoughby's pub in Kelowna on March 28. The band is touring to support its second album, Violent Nature.
The Gary Cable Project will return to the Okanagan in the spring after sold-out performances with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon last month.
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra invited Old Friends for dinner at Kelowna Community Theatre on Friday night. The get-together went so well that the reunion continued in Penticton on Saturday and in Vernon on Sunday.
The actor who portrays Grandpa Jack in the CBC-TV series “Heartland” has launched a new music project to raise money for Habitat for Humanity Okanagan.
There is a song written by Helen Reddy back in 1972 called ‘I am Woman’ that has been on my mind as we head into International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8. She sings “I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore and I know too much to go back an’ pretend…”
On the 60th anniversary of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) it is my pleasure to profile an individual musician from the orchestra each week.
Having earned only $400 for one professional concert as a pianist, Janina Fialkowska decided in 1974 that she was going to enter law school at the University of Montreal.
Chief provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix provide an update on the province's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.