Music

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, originally from Vernon and now in Montreal, is working on a new album and touring Canada and Europe this year. (OM Sound image)

Okanagan’s-own OM Sound touring Canada and Europe

New videos and new album in the works

The OM Sound, originally from Vernon and now in Montreal, 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
West Kelowna director nominated for Juno Award

West Kelowna director nominated for Juno Award

Johnny Jansen directed B.C. band Said the Whale’s ‘Record Shop’ video

West Kelowna director nominated for Juno Award
Making music with WE3

Making music with WE3

Getting people up on the dance floor

  • Feb 12, 2020
Making music with WE3
Scotty Berg is 12 years-old and lives in Kelowna B.C. (Contributed)

Kelowna singer Scotty Berg to perform the national anthem at Canucks game in March

Scotty Berg has been singing the national anthem at Kelowna Chiefs home games since 2018. (Contributed)

Scotty Berg is 12 years-old and lives in Kelowna B.C. (Contributed)
NOCCA presented Even More NOYSE (North Okanagan Youth Showcase of Excellence) at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Theatre Feb. 1. (Submitted Photo)

North Okanagan youth strum up exceptional sounds

REVIEW: Showcase of excellence leaves reviewer inspired

NOCCA presented Even More NOYSE (North Okanagan Youth Showcase of Excellence) at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Theatre Feb. 1. (Submitted Photo)
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)
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 mother, Melina Schein, are releasing their duet performance of The Prayer on Feb. 2, 2020. (Clear Glass Media)

JustIN: Okanagan 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 mother, Melina Schein, are releasing their duet performance of The Prayer on Feb. 2, 2020. (Clear Glass Media)
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 Okanagan 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
Ready to Rack: Frank Rackow band hits Okanagan venues

Ready to Rack: Frank Rackow band hits Okanagan venues

Frank Rackow and the Black Sea will sail through the valley Aug. 1-4

Ready to Rack: Frank Rackow band hits Okanagan venues
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.

Opera Kelowna makes Okanagan rounds

Opera to play at Vernon Proms festival, outdoor venues

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.