Arts and Entertainment

Tyler Scott Hoover, a professional Spider-Man cosplayer and model, is pictured in the classic costume of the Marvel comic superhero. In August 2022, as the iconic character marks 60 years in the vast, imaginative world of comic books, movies and merchandise, fans like Hoover reflect on Spider-Man’s appeal across race, gender and nationality. (Tyler Scott Hoover via AP)

As Spider-Man turns 60, fans reflect on diverse appeal

‘We should always be open to the possibilities’

 

Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith appeared on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Aug. 8 as a musical guest, and played her latest single Narcissist, which dropped midnight July 29. (Photo credit Todd Owyoung/NBC)

B.C. teen singer performs new single on ‘The Tonight Show’

Lauren Spencer-Smith was the musical guest Monday, Aug. 8, on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show

 

Rock band Prism will take the place of Doug and the Slugs at the Penticton Peach Festival after their sudden cancellation. (Submitted - Penticton Peach Festival)

Penticton Peach Festival changes opening line-up

Rock band Prism will take the place of Doug and the Slugs, who had to cancel

Rock band Prism will take the place of Doug and the Slugs at the Penticton Peach Festival after their sudden cancellation. (Submitted - Penticton Peach Festival)
The Train Wreck comedy show is coming to the Kelowna Actors Studio Aug. 12 and 13. (Photo from Unsplash)

Train Wreck Comedy partners with Kelowna Actors Studio for August show

Kelowna Actors Studio sets the stage for a Train Wreck Comedy show in August

The Train Wreck comedy show is coming to the Kelowna Actors Studio Aug. 12 and 13. (Photo from Unsplash)
(Photo - @okanagandreamrally/Instagram)

Dream Rally races through Okanagan after two-year pit stop

The dream cars leave Kelowna Saturday morning

(Photo - @okanagandreamrally/Instagram)
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
Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography
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)
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)
Penticton Secondary School students will unveil its musical production for this year at the Cleland Theatre from June 1 to 3 — their version of the famed-musical Mamma Mia. (Photo: Tyler Harper)

Penticton Secondary students to perform ‘Mamma Mia’ at Cleland Theatre

Tickets can be purchased for $15 at the school’s accounting office

Penticton Secondary School students will unveil its musical production for this year at the Cleland Theatre from June 1 to 3 — their version of the famed-musical Mamma Mia. (Photo: Tyler Harper)
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)
From left Gabe Fitzpatrick, Evan Wellborn, Madeline Carlson and Isaiah Young perform a scene from Spamalot. Summerland Secondary School will stage the production at Centre Stage Theatre April 20 to 23 and 27 to 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from the Summerland Secondary School office. (Contributed)

Summerland drama students to present Spamalot

Offbeat comedy based on Monty Python’s retelling of King Arthur story

From left Gabe Fitzpatrick, Evan Wellborn, Madeline Carlson and Isaiah Young perform a scene from Spamalot. Summerland Secondary School will stage the production at Centre Stage Theatre April 20 to 23 and 27 to 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from the Summerland Secondary School office. (Contributed)
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)
Penticton’s Cleland Theatre could be on its way to getting equipment upgrades after council approved a multi-phase plan that hopes to implement improvements to the facility. (Cleland Theatre Facebook)

‘Overdue’ upgrade plan to Penticton’s Cleland Theatre approved by council Tuesday

Grant applications will be submitted by the city to help cover the costs of the project

Penticton’s Cleland Theatre could be on its way to getting equipment upgrades after council approved a multi-phase plan that hopes to implement improvements to the facility. (Cleland Theatre Facebook)
A full weekend of kids activities is taking over the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre March 19 & 20. (Riz Herbosa photo)

Children’s Festival gets North Okanagan families back to play

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

A full weekend of kids activities is taking over the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre March 19 & 20. (Riz Herbosa photo)
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)
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 youth spreads holiday cheer for charity

Don’t Stop Believing variety show

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)
Jill Setah’s First Nations Fashions will be on display at the Fashion and Fire show Nov. 27. (Contributed)

Okanagan stage heats up with Indigenous designs and fire dancers

Fashion and Fire show in Lake Country features Oliver-born artist

Jill Setah’s First Nations Fashions will be on display at the Fashion and Fire show Nov. 27. (Contributed)
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre cutouts support students through the bursary program. (VDPAC photo)

Grants give Okanagan arts students a lift in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary

Bursaries brought back despite fewer patrons due to COVID-19 restrictions

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre cutouts support students through the bursary program. (VDPAC photo)