Penticton DJ Colten Morelli & his Avicii experience

By Steve Waldner – Penticton Western News Penticton DJ Colten Morelli (left) and Johnny Ciardullo pump up the crowd for Avicii on Sunday night outside the South Okanagan Events Centre. Steve Waldner/Western News Over the past two years, 16-year-old Colten Morelli has come a long way in his DJ career — he’s gone from playing for a few of his friends to DJing a pre-show dance party for Avicii at the SOEC on Canada Day.   “Well,... Read More

Country Superstar Blake Shelton to Play Penticton in August

By Staff Writer – Penticton Western News Blake Shelton, Academy of Country Music male voice of the year, will perform in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Aug. 4.   The Oklahoma superstar is promising Penticton a boot-stomping good time after taking the country music spotlight in 2001. Shelton has received international attention for his versatile voice and catchy lyrics and is regarded as the genre’s most accomplished... Read More

John Mellencamp at SOEC: A Review

By Kristi Patton – Penticton Western News No encore? Forgivable when you have just witnessed a hall of famer perform with an amazing band backing him up.   Still, when John Mellencamp left the South Okanagan Events Centre stage on Thursday evening after saying thank you to the crowd, one would expect an encore. In fact, the whole building did. The SOEC shook with cheers and people pounding on the floor, stage and seats wanting more for... Read More