International flavour for kid’s fest in Penticton

By Steve Waldner – Penticton Western News   With dinosaurs, Juno-award winning musicians and break dancers who “pop and lock” to the sound of a cello the 10th Annual Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival is shaping up to be dynamic.     The festival, which runs from May 24-26 at Okanagan Lake Park, is bringing in acts from around the world of all different varieties.     “That our world is bigger... Read More

Penticton Chamber Theatre Present A Toast to Shakespeare’s Women

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Last week to catch Many Hats Theatre “Separate Beds”

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James Struthers Plays Voodoo’s in Penticton

By Kristi Patton – Penticton Western News There is a short list of road-trip must-haves for James Struthers as he heads out to Penticton as part of his Canadian tour.     For the 23-year-old Winnipeg singer and songwriter the list has become condensed by necessity. He is a veteran at playing luggage Tetris, cramming things into a station wagon for the seventh time in two years for the cross-country trip.     “The... Read More

Peak & Superfly’s Joey Krom – changing the way Penticton thinks about music

Joey Krom, one half of Peak & Superlfy, a music promoter and party throwing duo based in Penticton, is passionate about music. He lives and breathes it and luckily for Pentictonites, he wants to share it with others. Back in February I had a chance to sit down with him and chat about how Peak & Superfly came to be and how it’s going.   KB: So Peak started up a few years ago?   JK: I lived in Kelowna and had a DJ friend visiting... Read More

Writings from the Wall – Elite After 6 – Cultivating a Live Music Audience

The Elite Restaurant has been kickin’ it at 340 Main St. Penticton since 1927. Brent Madsen and his mom Freda have held ground for the last ten years. A couple of years ago the creation of a Vinyl Night initiated Elite After 6 into an evening venue from Tues-Sat, 6pm-11pm. Since the spring of 2011, under the guidance of Buffy Marie MacIntosh, Elite After 6 has developed into an evening venue that utilizes the latest in social media and technology,... Read More

Internationally Renowned Canadian First Nations Artist Daphne Odjig at the Penticton Art Gallery

by Katie Brennan On March 23rd, the Penticton Art Gallery opened a new exhibition of work by internationally renowned Canadian First Nations Artist and Okanagan resident, Daphne Odjig. I had a chance to catch up with Penticton Art Gallery Curator Paul Crawford to learn more about the show. Here’s our conversation. KB: What is important for gallery visitor’s to know about Daphne and her work going in?  (certain themes, motifs to look... Read More

Writings from the Wall – Peach City Community Radio Society– Radio 101

I recently watched a TEDX video by Clay Shirky on institution vs. collaboration. In his talk he discusses how groups get things done and how new technologies such as ‘tagging’ used by websites such as Flicker are giving way to less structured group participation and therefore less costs associated with coordinating group efforts traditionally under an institution. Clay states, “When you build cooperation into the infrastructure, you can leave... Read More

Writings from the Wall – The Dream Cafe – Heart Stories

Eleven and some years ago the Gypsy Heart Dream Cafe sat across the street from its present location at 67 Front St Penticton. It was Christmas time, the snow fell and my belly held eight months of baby as I looked for gifts. At that time, the cafe was a clearing house for imports. As I looked around I found a piece of printed paper that read Sinta (Indonesian) or Sita (India): A Goddess of the Hindu faith. She represents Agriculture; Ceremony: Earth... Read More

The Shatford Centre and How it Came to Be: An Introduction

by Jane Shaak Introducing the Shatford Centre, Penticton Shatford Centre/Okanagan School of the Arts is an entrepreneurial creativity centre located in the heart of the city of Penticton. It is currently in Phase Two, which is enhancements and upgrades to this 30,000 sq ft community facility on 2 acres of the Penticton Secondary Campus. Phase One was completed on March 31st, 2011 through the Community Adjustment Fund with the stimulus of the Government... Read More

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