There were certainly a lot of passionate, angry and emotional people at Ballet Kelowna's town hall meeting last Wednesday.
Unfortunately, there were no answers given, only a lot of questions.
Answers will have to wait until the board can call another meeting, this one to include all Kelowna Ballet Society's membership.
It should be one heck of a meeting. I will keep you posted when
I hear a date set.
In the meantime, Ballet Kelowna did move their performance date forward to March 15 at the Kelowna Community Theatre and tickets will hopefully sell out as this may very well be their final show in Kelowna.
Tickets at Kelowna Actors Studio's box office or balletkelowna.ca.
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Fields of Green will perform tonight at the Kelowna Community Theatre, launching its latest CD, a followup to their award-winning debut called Blanktown.
This local band has been making huge leaps into the limelight, having won the 2012 Fox Seeds contest and been involved in both the 2011 and 2012 Peak Performance projects.
They've just recently completed an EP to take with them as they head off on tour, opening for the Arkells.
Show time is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 at keynotetickets.com or in person from Milkcrate Records on Ellis.
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Also tonight, at Minstrel Cafe, you'll find the return of Kenny Blues Boss Wayne with Sherman Doucette.
Clare Anderson, who books all the talent for Minstrel Cafe, describes the act as one that Long John Baldry would be proud of.
A $10 entertainment fee applies and the music starts at 8 p.m. Kenny has traditionally attracted a good crowd so you'd be smart to reserve early at 250-764-2301.
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General manager of the Delta Grand hotel Daniel Bibby and his wife Christy will host an event called Strings, Sip and Savour tonight at the Kelowna Art Gallery as part of their fundraising efforts towards the upcoming Swinging with the Stars.
From 7 to 9 p.m., you'll find a live harpist performing, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 per person, available at the front desk of the Delta Grand hotel or by contacting
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Chilean world music virtuoso Nano Stern performs Friday at Creekside Theatre.
Known for both his tender and delicate poems of love and loss as well as his political anthemic tributes, Stern is described as a live phenomenon in the Latin/folk genre.
Tickets are $23 general admission, $22 for students or grab a group of four for just $80. Call Creekside, located in Lake Country to reserve your tickets at 250-766-9309.
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It was known as the British Invasion, the musical movement that stormed America in the 1960s with groups like The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones.
Wentworth Music students will pay homage to the Brits on Saturday night at the Kelowna Community Theatre, with more than 160 students performing music from the 1960s through to the '80s.
Once again, they are teaming up with Interior Saving and all proceeds from the event will go towards the Kelowna General Hospital's Children's ward. To date they've helped raise more than $67,000 for the cause while at the same time, giving students the opportunity to perform in a real theatre show with proper sound and lighting.
"I think nearly everyone who plays or dreams of playing an instrument has pretended or thought about what it might be like to be a rock star," said Noel Wentworth, vice-president of education at Wentworth.
Also performing is the new Okanagan Rock Choir, performing the Queen classic, Somebody to Love.
Show time is 7 p.m. and tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students, available at wentworthmusic.ca or at the store.
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Have you picked up your copy of Shoot! yet? The novel by George Bowering was selected as the first Okanagan Reads book in a project the Okanagan Regional Library hopes people will participate in.
The idea is to have as many people as possible reading the same book, in hopes that it will serve as something we could all have in common and something we could all talk about.
The project kicked off on at the start of the month and continues through to
March 8. You can follow along online at okanaganreads.ca.
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Have you heard of Matt Blais? Well, hopefully by the time his current Canadian tour winds its way into the Okanagan early next week you will know who he is. If not, then he's hoping people will definitely know him and remember him after his show here on Feb. 27 - the day after his latest album, The Heartbeat, gets released.
His song, Oh, What Can I Do? is currently getting airplay across Canada.
The Calgary Music Blog said, "If you are into classic rock or just like a unique voice and refreshing style, his music is for you."
Blais plays at Fernando's Pub on Wednesday night. Music starts at 9 p.m.
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I dropped by Hambleton Galleries the other day to walk around. I guess it had been a few months since my last visit because I didn't realize there was a new gallery opened up beside them.
The Warehouse Gallery is carrying works by artists Liz Dumonte, Natasha Harvey, Oceana Phoenix, Wanda Lock, Wendy Porter, Steve Huculiak and Rena Warren.
If you're out and about on Ellis Street, add it to your gallery tour or visit them online at warehousegallery.ca.
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Just a reminder that tonight and every Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m., you can drop by the Rotary Centre for the Arts to enjoy a free jazz jam, hosted by Craig Thomson.
It's a great way to wind down after a day of work!
- Glenna Turnbull is a freelance writer who has covered the Okanagan arts and entertainment scene for many years. Her column appears each Thursday in eVent. Email her at