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Jazzing it up at the Shatford

Jazzing it up at the Shatford

Once, it was a place of quiet and serenity, but Penticton’s old school library, located in the Shatford building was buzzing Saturday night as the high school’s music department took over for their annual fundraising concert.
King’s Speech a touching portrait

King’s Speech a touching portrait

When I was just a little guy, I suffered from a speech impediment. Nothing close to what Colin Firth’s George VI goes through in The King’s Speech — mine was not a stammer, rather a lisp. And while I didn’t have to worry about addressing the British Empire, only talking to other children and occasionally standing up and reading in my otherwise cozy elementary classroom. No big deal, right? Maybe not. But it was at the time.

New play opens

Real-life collides with art in the current production from Many Hats Theatre, Norm Foster’s Opening Night.

Kiwanis Music Festival prepares for 2011

There are just a few days for young musicians and performers to get their registration in if they want to take part in the 2011 Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival.
Photographer picked as festival artist

Photographer picked as festival artist

Each year the Meadowlark Festival chooses a different artist’s work to use as the promotional image for the annual nature festival, looking for one that represents the charity’s mission to promote environmental awareness and participation in the Okanagan-Similkameen region.
Find yourself in hot water in B.C.

Find yourself in hot water in B.C.

It can cure what ails you, people say, and they don’t mean Grandpa’s “cough medicine.” They’re talking about British Columbia’s ultimate hot tubs — from the ones Mother Nature created to the ones humans have perfected.

Reading is a family affair

Next week is Family Literacy Day – a time to celebrate the fact that parents are a child’s first teachers.
You got it —

You got it —

Rebel of klezmar plays the gallery

Just call him the rebel of klezmer — Geoff Berner will be bringing his fusion of traditional klezmer with modern influence to the Penticton Art Gallery this Sunday.
Green Hornet lacks sting

Green Hornet lacks sting

After slogging through the very expensive, very polished but somehow very clunky superhero adventure The Green Hornet, I have one burning question still as unsettled as an emerald sting: Is The Green Hornet supposed to be an idiot?