The Sunshine Cabaret Music Extraganza is ON!

By Kristi Patton – Penticton Western News Romanza, will be returning to the Downtown Penticton Association Sunshine Cabaret in Gyro Park this summer. The concerts kick off this Friday with the Penticton Concert Band at 7 p.m. It is a summer staple in Penticton, and once again the Sunshine Cabaret will return to Gyro Park.     “It is a free event that is great for families to come and enjoy the music,” said Barb Haynes of the... Read More

Keloha brings music from afar and local crowds in the thousands

By Jennifer Smith – Kelowna Capital News Awolnation’s Aaron Bruno shows off a few of the mosquito bites he picked up courtesy of the Calgary Stampede the night before he arrived for his Kelowna show; looking out at the lake from the outdoor green room at the Keloha Festival he said he thought the area was beautiful. (Jennifer Smith) Dressed to the nines and ready to rock a beach party with their signature blockbuster guitar riffs,... Read More


JULY 14TH, 2012 – LARRY AND HIS FLASK W/ CORNSHED + PAPERBOY • DOORS AT 8PM • $10 • 19+ Tickets also available at Leo’s Video (2680 Pandosy St) & Mosaic Books (411 Bernard Avenue). Musical anthropologists interested in the study of just how fast a band can evolve need look no further than the six upright, upstanding men in Oregon’s Larry and His Flask. Formed by brothers Jamin and Jesse Marshall in 2003, the Flask... Read More

Strings The Thing in Penticton at Shatford Centre

By Kristi Patton – Penticton Western News Music is helping bridge the gap between the young and old at the Strings The Thing summer camp at the Shatford Centre in Penticton. The program features chamber music with trios, quartets, orchestra sessions and individual coaching sessions or lessons. The camp, which runs from July 9 to 13, is unique in that it attracts a strong component of adult students as well as younger students from ages six... Read More

The Down low on the Music City Podcast

by Ryan Donn Very excited to announce that a new group of music lovers in Kelowna have started a podcast featuring great Canadian talent. Mike Pederson is the owner of “Music City Studios” and has teamed up with Dan Oig to produce the podcast out of his recording studio. The soundcloud link below is their fourth podcast within a few days of the launch. Apple featured the podcast in the “New and Noteworthy” section. Looking... Read More

A Musical Aperitif: Brent Tyler

As the weekend fades away, here’s a musical moment to take you into the week ahead.  Read More

Tokyo String Quartet Highlights Chamber Music Kelowna’s 2012 / 2013 Season

by GLENNA TURNBULL – Daily Courier Artistic director Lorna Paterson of Chamber Music Kelowna is proud to announce the upcoming season. How is it, that a small city the size of Kelowna is able to attract the likes of the world renowned Tokyo String Quartet? “It’s a trade secret,” replied Chamber Music Kelowna’s co-artistic director Lorna Paterson. Regardless of her top-secret methods, the fact remains that Kelowna... Read More

Armstrong Metal Fest 2012

by Brandon William Fletcher You may remember our coverage of AOA from last year (we even got to send a lucky reader to it)… Armstrong Open Air was started in the summer of 2009, inspired by the summer outdoor metalfest circuit in Europe. Just like anything else, AOA started out small, on a rural farm just outside of Armstrong BC. The first year, with no advertising, drew about 300 people out to see 11 Okanagan metal bands rip up the stage (made... Read More

A Musical Aperitif: Wind Up Radio Sessions

As the weekend fades away, here’s a musical moment to take you into the week ahead.  Read More

Inspired Word Café

by laurie – okanagan life magazine Softly gently courageously I Love self An invitation to be mighty is the path A warrior’s walk is my walk… Rawle James ends his poem with a loving smile. The audience breaks into applause. I’m at the Landmark Bean Scene Coffeehouse in Kelowna. It’s packed with people jacked up on cups of joe and thirsty for the inspiring words being shared tonight. It’s all part of a monthly gathering called the... Read More

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