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The Kelowna Taiwnaese Cultural Society and the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival will be hosting the first annual Okanagan Taiwanese Film Festival from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19. (Contributed)

Virtual Taiwanese film festival coming to the Okanagan

The festival will feature eight films that participants can view from home

The Kelowna Taiwnaese Cultural Society and the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival will be hosting the first annual Okanagan Taiwanese Film Festival from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19. (Contributed)
Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Life-size cutouts to fill theatre’s audience in Vernon

Performing arts centre takes inspiration from home-run idea in televised sports

Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
Singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jodie B (pictured) is set to take the stage at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 24, 2021. (File photo)

Proof of vaccinations needed for these upcoming Vernon performances

Comedian Mike Delamont and musician Jodie B set to take stage in September

Singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jodie B (pictured) is set to take the stage at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 24, 2021. (File photo)
Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Proof of COVID-19 vaccine required to enter Kelowna’s Prospera Place

Starting Sept. 17, all guests, staff and employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination

Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Experience the magic of cinema under the stars at Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre’s second annual Outdoor Film Festival Sept. 3-5. The festival opens with the premiere of The Originals Sept. 3, followed by The Grey Fox Sept. 4 and Black Orpheus Sept. 5. (Caravan Farm Theatre photo)

Spallumcheen theatre delivers triple crown of films for outdoor festival

Second annual Outdoor Film Festival and Indigenous Short Film Showcase runs at Caravan Farm Theatre Sept. 3-5

Experience the magic of cinema under the stars at Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre’s second annual Outdoor Film Festival Sept. 3-5. The festival opens with the premiere of The Originals Sept. 3, followed by The Grey Fox Sept. 4 and Black Orpheus Sept. 5. (Caravan Farm Theatre photo)
The Comic Strippers perform at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Friday, Aug. 20 for two evening shows. (Contributed)

Comedians strip down laughter in Vernon

Two cabaret-style shows staged Friday, Aug. 20 with Comic Strippers

The Comic Strippers perform at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Friday, Aug. 20 for two evening shows. (Contributed)
Get ready for the fringe that roared, hitting the stages across the Okanagan on September 15(New Vintage Theatre)

Kelowna Fringe Festival returns to Central Okanagan this fall after year-long pandemic hiatus

The Kelowna Fringe Festival will feature 26 vastly different performances from comedic to touching

Get ready for the fringe that roared, hitting the stages across the Okanagan on September 15(New Vintage Theatre)
Partners in Crime, Cvetozar Vutev and Curtis Howell are breaking out of lockdown for performances Aug. 7 and 8 in Vernon and Kelowna. (Contributed)

24 concerts staged in Kelowna, Vernon

Escape heat, smoke and worries with live music

Partners in Crime, Cvetozar Vutev and Curtis Howell are breaking out of lockdown for performances Aug. 7 and 8 in Vernon and Kelowna. (Contributed)
Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Herb Dixon. (Contributed)
Herb Dixon. (Contributed)
The free Vernon concert run by Opera Kelowna takes place this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church. Photo: Vernon Proms, Opera Kelowna.

Kelowna composer’s debut opera set for Vernon stage

Antony Knight’s Oh! Alfred will be performed at the Vernon Prom’s festival on August 15

The free Vernon concert run by Opera Kelowna takes place this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church. Photo: Vernon Proms, Opera Kelowna.
Splash of Red board members AJ Jaeger, Kathy Parton, Karen Winsor Geatros, president Sherry Price, and Denise Tambellini (Kristin Froneman missing) have put together an online art auction for the 40 works of art donated in support of the Caetani Centre. (Contributed)

Vernon’s Caetani House makes a splash with art auction

Online fundraiser now live in support of gallery expansion for Sveva Caetani series

Splash of Red board members AJ Jaeger, Kathy Parton, Karen Winsor Geatros, president Sherry Price, and Denise Tambellini (Kristin Froneman missing) have put together an online art auction for the 40 works of art donated in support of the Caetani Centre. (Contributed)
Around 2,400 traversed through three haunted corn mazes during the 2019 Field of Screams at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch this October. This year, the event is back, bringing with it the Zombie Apocalypse. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star file)

Zombies take over North Okanagan’s Field of Screams

Beloved Halloween event at Historic O’Keefe Ranch to make deadly comeback

Around 2,400 traversed through three haunted corn mazes during the 2019 Field of Screams at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch this October. This year, the event is back, bringing with it the Zombie Apocalypse. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star file)
The Office Brewery will feature a taproom and will also serve food alongside its signature beers. (The Office Brewery/Facebook)

New craft brewery opens in Kelowna’s North End

The Office Brewery is the newest addition to Kelowna’s craft brewery district

The Office Brewery will feature a taproom and will also serve food alongside its signature beers. (The Office Brewery/Facebook)
Vernon-based abstract artist Raven Zeller will be featured in British Vogue. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon artist’s paintings featured in British Vogue magazine

After 15-year-long hiatus, Raven Zeller finds her style and gains international attention

Vernon-based abstract artist Raven Zeller will be featured in British Vogue. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
The Hip Replacements rocked the stage Saturday at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, alongside Bonfire, an AC/DC tribute band. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)

Live music makes comeback at Vernon’s Caetani Centre

One-day outdoor music festival set to go down next weekend!

The Hip Replacements rocked the stage Saturday at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, alongside Bonfire, an AC/DC tribute band. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)
Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy and VPAG board president Andrew Powell at the Midsummer's Eve of the Arts fundraiser July 21. (VPAG photo)
Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy and VPAG board president Andrew Powell at the Midsummer's Eve of the Arts fundraiser July 21. (VPAG photo)
Local Losers is welcoming the art community to its inaugural art show opening Saturday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Vernon gallery’s first show turns spotlight on Lake Country artist

International contemporary artist first to become Local Loser solo exhibitionist with Material Spirits

Local Losers is welcoming the art community to its inaugural art show opening Saturday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. (Contributed)
Kelowna Actors Studio. (Contributed)

Curtains rise for Kelowna Actors Studio this fall

The local theatre group will put on its first show in more than 17 months in October

Kelowna Actors Studio. (Contributed)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)