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Cheyanne Kneller in CCT's "Shape of a Girl." Kneller and Jelena Jensen are alternating performances in this one-person play, playing Oct. 22-24 and 28-30. Barry Coulter photo

“Shape of a Girl:” Focus in on the Darkness

Live drama has returned, with Cranbrook Community Theatre’s presentation “Shape of a Girl,” based on the tragic story of Reena Virk

Legendary singer-songwriter Barney Bentall opens Key City Theatre’s 30 season, with opening act Wild Honey: Three shows at the Royal Alexandra Hall, Oct. 20, 21, 22

Bentall’s music responds to our strange and complex times

Legendary singer-songwriter Barney Bentall opens Key City Theatre’s 30th season, with opening act Wild Honey: Three shows at the Royal Alexandra Hall

  • Oct 20, 2021
Pictured above: Evan Bueckert served as guest conductor of the Symphony of the Kootenays, Saturday, Feb. 2. 2019. Lyle Grisedale photo

OPINION: The symphony is back

Review on recent Symphony of the Kootenays concert

Jelena Jensen as Braide in rehearsal for “The Shape of a Girl” with Director, Amy Penney (left) and Stage Manager, Eve Sperling. (CCT file)
Jelena Jensen as Braide in rehearsal for “The Shape of a Girl” with Director, Amy Penney (left) and Stage Manager, Eve Sperling. (CCT file)
Barney Bentall (pictured) will return after a half-decade off, with opener Wild Honey on October 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30p.m. at the Royal Alexandra Hall. (Mark Maryanovich file)

Key City Theatre celebrates 30th season with dance, theatre, music and comedy

Seven performances at Royal Alexandra Hall, Key City in October and early November

Barney Bentall (pictured) will return after a half-decade off, with opener Wild Honey on October 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30p.m. at the Royal Alexandra Hall. (Mark Maryanovich file)
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)
Split/Shift, headlining Summer Sounds at Rotary Park in Cranbrook, August 14. (Photo submitted)

Parsons, Split/Shift on for Summer Sounds, August 14

Hundreds of people have already enjoyed four incredible Saturdays of free live…

  • Aug 10, 2021
Split/Shift, headlining Summer Sounds at Rotary Park in Cranbrook, August 14. (Photo submitted)
Bif Naked, with Ace, at Huckleberry Books in Cranbrook (Barry Coulter photo)

Rock’s Bif Naked on the return to performance, rock as protest music, the post-pandemic world, and the Armond Theatre

“Maybe not revolutionary, but evolutionary … bands have had to really shift their thinking”

Bif Naked, with Ace, at Huckleberry Books in Cranbrook (Barry Coulter photo)
Live theatre will return to the Studio/Stage Door in Cranbrook this August, as Cranbrook Community Theatre hits the stage for their 2021/22 season. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Live theatre returns to Cranbrook with CCT’s 2021/22 season

Three new directors will grace the Studio/Stage Door this coming season

Live theatre will return to the Studio/Stage Door in Cranbrook this August, as Cranbrook Community Theatre hits the stage for their 2021/22 season. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
The Handsome Devils (left) and the little jazz Orchestra (right) take the stage at the next Summer Sounds, Saturday, August 7, in Rotary Park in Cranbrook.

Summer Sounds: Handsome Devils Opening for ‘littlejazz’ Orchestra

Live music continues in Cranbrook at Rotary Park on August 7.

  • Aug 3, 2021
The Handsome Devils (left) and the little jazz Orchestra (right) take the stage at the next Summer Sounds, Saturday, August 7, in Rotary Park in Cranbrook.
Stumped by Steve Milroy is one of many pieces that can be seen on the Castlegar Sculpturewalk, which is venue No. 11 of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour that is taking place Aug. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Photo by D. Gluns)
Stumped by Steve Milroy is one of many pieces that can be seen on the Castlegar Sculpturewalk, which is venue No. 11 of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour that is taking place Aug. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Photo by D. Gluns)
Pictured are The Quimbys, who will play at Summer Sounds in Rotary Park on Saturday, July 31st. (FPPAS file)

The Quimbys, Voodoo Rhythm Kings hit the stage for Summer Sounds on long weekend

Summer Sounds free community concert at Rotary Park begins at 6p.m.

Pictured are The Quimbys, who will play at Summer Sounds in Rotary Park on Saturday, July 31st. (FPPAS file)
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)
Baker Street Blues is Stelio Calagias, Ryan Telegdy, Bennet Karcz and Phil Wilson-Birks. The Blues Band out of Nelson is headlining the first Summer Sounds of the year, Saturday, July 17, in Rotary Park in Cranbrook. The Confluentials are the opening combo.

Summer Sounds returns to downtown Cranbrook July 17

Popular concert series will run Saturdays in Rotary Park throughout the rest of the summer. PeakFest set for Sept. 10, 11

  • Jul 13, 2021
Baker Street Blues is Stelio Calagias, Ryan Telegdy, Bennet Karcz and Phil Wilson-Birks. The Blues Band out of Nelson is headlining the first Summer Sounds of the year, Saturday, July 17, in Rotary Park in Cranbrook. The Confluentials are the opening combo.
Pictured is Shred Kelly, who will kick off the Key City Theatre’s summer concerts with a ‘tiny concert’ series on July 2nd. (@MKuhnPhoto)

Shred Kelly to kick off Key City Theatre’s summer season with small, outdoor concert

Shred Kelly will play two shows for separate audiences at an outdoor location on July 2nd

Pictured is Shred Kelly, who will kick off the Key City Theatre’s summer concerts with a ‘tiny concert’ series on July 2nd. (@MKuhnPhoto)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
Pictured is Harry Manx, who will be performing live (online) at the Royal Alexandra Hall in Cranbrook on Friday, April 30th. Tickets are available through the Key City Theatre. (File photo)

Key City Theatre may be dark, but there’s plenty going on

Live online concerts, curtain raffle, audio plays and more available through Key City Theatre

Pictured is Harry Manx, who will be performing live (online) at the Royal Alexandra Hall in Cranbrook on Friday, April 30th. Tickets are available through the Key City Theatre. (File photo)
Back row (left to right): Scott Ogilvie-Burke, Ethan Englesby, Malakai Sam, Austin Dolan and Oscar Hamilton. Middle row: Alex Hanson, Blaise Edmonstone, Beth Gartside, Cyndel Fisk, Layla Gross, Rachel Wik and Matthew Ogilvie-Burke. Front Row: Tasia Strouzas, Emily Derkatch, Shyre Cupples-Pinchak and Abby Lalach.

“You In Mid-Air:” Mt Baker Theatre plans musical revue project for June

The Musical Theatre class at MBSS is preparing something altogether different from its usual format

Back row (left to right): Scott Ogilvie-Burke, Ethan Englesby, Malakai Sam, Austin Dolan and Oscar Hamilton. Middle row: Alex Hanson, Blaise Edmonstone, Beth Gartside, Cyndel Fisk, Layla Gross, Rachel Wik and Matthew Ogilvie-Burke. Front Row: Tasia Strouzas, Emily Derkatch, Shyre Cupples-Pinchak and Abby Lalach.
Mark Skage and his son Mica during the filming of a West Kootenay episode of Start ‘em Young. Photo: Submitted

TV show films West Kootenay hunting trip

Start ‘Em Young aims to encourage kids to get out in the wilderness

Mark Skage and his son Mica during the filming of a West Kootenay episode of Start ‘em Young. Photo: Submitted
From wall hangings to plant hangers, keychains and shelves, Radiant Knots creates a variety of pieces to suit for any taste and style.

Cranbrook Arts is Looking Radiant

Cranbrook Arts Featured Artist for the month of April is Radiant Knots.…

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