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BC Liberal Party leader Kevin Falcon. (Lehmann photo)

PODCAST: Kevin Falcon returns to the B.C. Legislature

Today in B.C.: Is this the same politician first elected 22 years ago?

BC Liberal Party leader Kevin Falcon. (Lehmann photo)
A sign for The New York Times hangs above the entrance to its building, Thursday, May 6, 2021 in New York. The New York Times moved swiftly to change the word fetus, Monday’s answer to its daily Wordle puzzle, out of fear that it would be seen as some sort of commentary on the debate over abortion rights. The game, which became a sensation late last year and was bought by The Times in January, gives users six tries to guess a different five-letter word each day. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Wordle answer changed to avoid fraught word, NY Times says

Appearance of ‘fetus’ was ‘entirely unintentional and a coincidence’

A sign for The New York Times hangs above the entrance to its building, Thursday, May 6, 2021 in New York. The New York Times moved swiftly to change the word fetus, Monday’s answer to its daily Wordle puzzle, out of fear that it would be seen as some sort of commentary on the debate over abortion rights. The game, which became a sensation late last year and was bought by The Times in January, gives users six tries to guess a different five-letter word each day. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Penticton’s Sudbury Beach performs in an earlier round of Fresh BC Talent Quest’s teen band contest. The winners of the contest get to play on stage at Penticton Peach Festival in August, but time is running out—the deadline to register for the competition is May 31. (Brennan Phillips – Western News)

Talent contest looking to discover Penticton’s best, new talent

Top finishers from Fresh BC Talent’s contest will earn the right to perform at Peachfest

Penticton’s Sudbury Beach performs in an earlier round of Fresh BC Talent Quest’s teen band contest. The winners of the contest get to play on stage at Penticton Peach Festival in August, but time is running out—the deadline to register for the competition is May 31. (Brennan Phillips – Western News)
'American Idol' contestant Cameron Whitcomb. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: B.C. singer Cameron Whitcomb’s ‘American Idol’ journey

Today in B.C.: Moving to L.A. for career in the entertainment industry

'American Idol' contestant Cameron Whitcomb. (Submitted photo)
Becky Adams has posted a song she wrote about the loss of homes in Lytton on YouTube. She was raised in the small community that was hit by fire on June 30, 2021, and has strong ties to the area still. (YouTube/Becky Adams)

VIDEO: Lytton-raised woman writes song for those who lost their town to devastating fire

Hole in My Heart written and performed by Becky Adams, who has strong connections to Lytton

Becky Adams has posted a song she wrote about the loss of homes in Lytton on YouTube. She was raised in the small community that was hit by fire on June 30, 2021, and has strong ties to the area still. (YouTube/Becky Adams)
The Western Rattler 300 at the Penticton Speedway will open the 2022 Canadian racing season this Friday, April 29. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
The Western Rattler 300 at the Penticton Speedway will open the 2022 Canadian racing season this Friday, April 29. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
A blue and white checked gingham dress, worn by Judy Garland in the “Wizard of Oz,” hangs on display, Monday, April 25, 2022, at Bonhams in New York. One of the most iconic outfits in American movie history is heading for auction, discovered in a box after decades of being thought lost. The dress was found last year at the Catholic University of America, and is on display in New York City before being put up for sale next month by Bonhams. (AP Photo/Katie Vasquez)
A blue and white checked gingham dress, worn by Judy Garland in the “Wizard of Oz,” hangs on display, Monday, April 25, 2022, at Bonhams in New York. One of the most iconic outfits in American movie history is heading for auction, discovered in a box after decades of being thought lost. The dress was found last year at the Catholic University of America, and is on display in New York City before being put up for sale next month by Bonhams. (AP Photo/Katie Vasquez)
Comedian Ron James. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Ron James travels coast to coast to deliver laughs

Today in B.C.: ‘All over the map’ the latest book from Canadian comedian

Comedian Ron James. (Submitted Photo)
Vancouver-based blues-rock band Mud Bay is returning to Penticton’s Dream Cafe on May 14 for the first time since 2018. (Photo: R.d Cane)
Vancouver-based blues-rock band Mud Bay is returning to Penticton’s Dream Cafe on May 14 for the first time since 2018. (Photo: R.d Cane)
Half Corked Marathon through the vines of Oliver takes place this Saturday, April 23. (File photo)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in South Okanagan

ZZ Top, Half Corked Marathon, wildfire training, roller skating and concerts

Half Corked Marathon through the vines of Oliver takes place this Saturday, April 23. (File photo)
This Aug. 13, 2020, photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix’s video streaming service suffered the first loss in worldwide subscribers in its history, leading to a massive sell-off of its shares. The company’s customer base fell by 200,000 subscribers during the January-March period, according to a quarterly report released Tuesday, April 19, 2022; its stock dropped by 23% in after-market trading. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, file)

Netflix shares drop 25% after service loses 200K subscribers

Projecting a loss of another 2 million subscribers during April-June period

This Aug. 13, 2020, photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix’s video streaming service suffered the first loss in worldwide subscribers in its history, leading to a massive sell-off of its shares. The company’s customer base fell by 200,000 subscribers during the January-March period, according to a quarterly report released Tuesday, April 19, 2022; its stock dropped by 23% in after-market trading. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, file)
HOROJO Trio, the winners of the 2020 International Blues Challenge, will be in Penticton on Tuesday night, April 19, to promote the recent release of their debut album. (Photo: Screenshot- HOROJO Trio, As Hard As I Can)

Ottawa-based rockers bring international accolades to Penticton stage

Limited tickets are available for HOROJO Trio’s album-launch party at the Dream Cafe

HOROJO Trio, the winners of the 2020 International Blues Challenge, will be in Penticton on Tuesday night, April 19, to promote the recent release of their debut album. (Photo: Screenshot- HOROJO Trio, As Hard As I Can)
Award-winning singer-songwriter Alex Cuba performed with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. (Contributed)

REVIEW: Alex Cuba brings Latin sounds to Okanagan Symphony Orchestra concert

Music blends Latin American and North American pop sounds

  • Apr 12, 2022
Award-winning singer-songwriter Alex Cuba performed with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. (Contributed)
An Elton John tribute act will take the Venables Theatre stage in Oliver on June 12.

B.C. musician to honour Elton John and Billy Joel in Oliver this June

Tribute show on June 12 will include songs from both musicians

An Elton John tribute act will take the Venables Theatre stage in Oliver on June 12.
The internationally acclaimed Celtic Illusion stopped at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday night, April 8, for its 10-year anniversary “Reimagined” tour. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

PHOTOS: Magic and dance take over SOEC as Celtic Illusion arrives in Penticton

The act is celebrating its 10th anniversary as part of the 2022 Reimagined Tour

The internationally acclaimed Celtic Illusion stopped at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday night, April 8, for its 10-year anniversary “Reimagined” tour. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
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Shakey Graves coming to Kelowna’s BNA Brewery

Producers behind Alti-Tunes hosting first indoor live music in two years

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Former teen idols from the ’50s and ’60s Frankie Avalon, left, Fabian, centre, and Bobby Rydell, right, show off their foot prints in plaster casts Friday, July 3, 1998, on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. Rydell, a pompadoured heartthrob of early rock ‘n roll who was a star of radio, television and the movie musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” died Tuesday, April 5, 2022. He was 79. Along with James Darren, Fabian and Frankie Avalon, Rydell was among a wave of wholesome teen idols who emerged after Elvis Presley and before the rise of the Beatles. (AP Photo/B. Vartan Boyajian, File)

Bobby Rydell, 1960s teen idol and ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ star, dies at age 79

Between 1959 and 1964, he had nearly three-dozen Top 40 singles

Former teen idols from the ’50s and ’60s Frankie Avalon, left, Fabian, centre, and Bobby Rydell, right, show off their foot prints in plaster casts Friday, July 3, 1998, on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. Rydell, a pompadoured heartthrob of early rock ‘n roll who was a star of radio, television and the movie musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” died Tuesday, April 5, 2022. He was 79. Along with James Darren, Fabian and Frankie Avalon, Rydell was among a wave of wholesome teen idols who emerged after Elvis Presley and before the rise of the Beatles. (AP Photo/B. Vartan Boyajian, File)
Jon Batiste accepts the award for album of the year for “We Are” at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Jon Batiste tops Grammy Awards, winning 5 trophies

RB supergroup Silk Sonic takes home four awards

Jon Batiste accepts the award for album of the year for “We Are” at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Estelle Harris, at right, and Don Rickles arrive at the world premiere of “Toy Story 3,” Sunday, June 13, 2010, at The El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles. Harris, who hollered her way into TV history as George Costanza’s short-fused mother on TV’s “Seinfeld” and voiced Mrs. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” franchise, has died. She was 93. Harris’ agent Michael Eisenstadt confirmed the actor’s death in Palm Desert, Calif., late Saturday, April 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)
Estelle Harris, at right, and Don Rickles arrive at the world premiere of “Toy Story 3,” Sunday, June 13, 2010, at The El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles. Harris, who hollered her way into TV history as George Costanza’s short-fused mother on TV’s “Seinfeld” and voiced Mrs. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” franchise, has died. She was 93. Harris’ agent Michael Eisenstadt confirmed the actor’s death in Palm Desert, Calif., late Saturday, April 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)
Bee Gees Gold Tribute is being called the “ultimate salute” to the famed group by Oliver’s Venables Theatre. The tribute act is coming to the venue on May 14.

‘Ultimate salute’ to the Bee Gees and ABBA coming to Oliver’s Venables Theatre

Tribute acts honouring the famed groups will take the South Okanagan stage on two separate dates

Bee Gees Gold Tribute is being called the “ultimate salute” to the famed group by Oliver’s Venables Theatre. The tribute act is coming to the venue on May 14.