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Neil Diamond tribute artist Jason Scott will be performing in Ashcroft on August 10.

‘Diamond Forever’ brings Neil Diamond’s greatest hits alive

Tribute artist Jason Scott performs in Ashcroft on August 10.

Neil Diamond tribute artist Jason Scott will be performing in Ashcroft on August 10.
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
New documentary looks at the birth of the Hare Krishna movement

New documentary looks at the birth of the Hare Krishna movement

Film’s directors will be at a screening in Ashcroft on July 20.

New documentary looks at the birth of the Hare Krishna movement
Work has already started on the WRAPS fall theatre production, Blithe Spirit.

Theatre Diary 1: Blithe Spirit

Casting is complete for the WRAPS fall theatre production.

Work has already started on the WRAPS fall theatre production, Blithe Spirit.
The new book British Columbia Burning takes an in-depth look at last year’s wildfires and the people and communities affected by them.

New book tells the story of the 2017 wildfires

A review of British Columbia Burning by Bethany Lindsay.

The new book British Columbia Burning takes an in-depth look at last year’s wildfires and the people and communities affected by them.
A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Disney production filming at Government House on Vancouver Island

Made-for-TV movie will feature the inside of the Victoria mansion

A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
2 Rivers Remix music festival coming to Lytton

2 Rivers Remix music festival coming to Lytton

Festival features 18 Indigenous groups and artists in free, two-day event.

  • May 15, 2018
2 Rivers Remix music festival coming to Lytton
Sage Sound singers and guests celebrate Canadian music

Sage Sound singers and guests celebrate Canadian music

Jenny and the Gents and the Desert Bells Handbell Choir join the choir’s spring concert.

Sage Sound singers and guests celebrate Canadian music
Pianist Dimiter Terziev and saxophonist Carmen Ranta will be in concert in Ashcroft on April 14.

Local musician bringing chamber music concert to area

Carmen Ranta hopes to introduce more people to the intimate world of chamber music.

Pianist Dimiter Terziev and saxophonist Carmen Ranta will be in concert in Ashcroft on April 14.
Calling all artists! The eighth annual Art Exposed Regional Exhibition is returning to Kamloops, and all area artists are eligible to exhibit up to two works. Photo: Jacquie S Photography.

Art Exposed Exhibition in Kamloops gives local artists a chance to shine

A special #BCStrong prize is being offered this year to acknowledge last year’s wildfires.

Calling all artists! The eighth annual Art Exposed Regional Exhibition is returning to Kamloops, and all area artists are eligible to exhibit up to two works. Photo: Jacquie S Photography.
Marilla Cuthbert, played by Theresa Takacs, checks her completely period-appropriate smartphone in the green room during a performance. Photo: Barbara Roden.

Theatre Diaries: Behind the scenes on opening night

What’s it like to be back stage on performance night?

Marilla Cuthbert, played by Theresa Takacs, checks her completely period-appropriate smartphone in the green room during a performance. Photo: Barbara Roden.
The cast of Anne of Green Gables: The Musical gather onstage after the final performance on November 5. Photo: Tia Hook.

‘Anne of Green Gables’ production nothing short of outstanding

‘A production that many will remember for years’.

  • Nov 7, 2017
The cast of Anne of Green Gables: The Musical gather onstage after the final performance on November 5. Photo: Tia Hook.
Some of the paintings that Esther Darlington is offering to anyone who donates $100 to Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society. Photo: Barbara Roden.

Local artist selling paintings for a good cause

Seven of Esther Darlington’s paintings are for sale at the sidewalk Gallery, with proceeds to WRAPS.

Some of the paintings that Esther Darlington is offering to anyone who donates $100 to Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society. Photo: Barbara Roden.
Vivian McLean (left as Anne Shirley) and Theresa Takacs as Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables: The Musical. Photo: Barbara Roden.

Theatre Diaries 6: On with the show

One more dress rehearsal before opening night; and the cast and crew are ready.

Vivian McLean (left as Anne Shirley) and Theresa Takacs as Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables: The Musical. Photo: Barbara Roden.
Seamstress Margaret Moreira takes over part of the HUB hallway to work on costumes. Photo by Barbara Roden.

Theatre Diaries 5: Into the home stretch

It’s less than two weeks to opening night, and the rehearsal schedule is intense.

Seamstress Margaret Moreira takes over part of the HUB hallway to work on costumes. Photo by Barbara Roden.
Contenders to perform at Okanagan venues

Contenders to perform at Okanagan venues

This year, musicians Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard will be joined by Blu and Kelly Hopkins

Contenders to perform at Okanagan venues
(from left) Nancy Duchaine, Gerald Young, and Meladee Sytnick in the 2015 WRAPS production of My Fair Lady. Photo: Wendy Coomber.

New ticket system for WRAPS theatre productions

Tickets will ensure patrons get the seats they want, and help the organization cover costs.

(from left) Nancy Duchaine, Gerald Young, and Meladee Sytnick in the 2015 WRAPS production of My Fair Lady. Photo: Wendy Coomber.
(from left) Theresa Takacs (Marilla Cuthbert), Jim Mertel (Matthew Cuthbert), and Vivian McLean (Anne Shirley) at a rehearsal in early October. Mertel is already starting to wear some of his costumes. Photo: Barbara Roden.

Theatre Diaries 4: We’re now off book, so it’s time to nail those lines

Plus we finally find someone to play a small but vital role in Anne of Green Gables.

(from left) Theresa Takacs (Marilla Cuthbert), Jim Mertel (Matthew Cuthbert), and Vivian McLean (Anne Shirley) at a rehearsal in early October. Mertel is already starting to wear some of his costumes. Photo: Barbara Roden.
Members of the Desert Moon and Desert Dawn belly dance troupes at their end of season performance in July. (standing, from left) Julia Franes, Vraja Tapia, Sequoya Wiebe. (kneeling, from left) Lisa Tegart, Denise Tapia, Guarangi Tapia, Ann Condin. Photo: Barbara Roden.

Belly dance display brings audience to its feet

The Desert Moon and Desert Dawn troupes wowed the crowd at their year-end performance.

Members of the Desert Moon and Desert Dawn belly dance troupes at their end of season performance in July. (standing, from left) Julia Franes, Vraja Tapia, Sequoya Wiebe. (kneeling, from left) Lisa Tegart, Denise Tapia, Guarangi Tapia, Ann Condin. Photo: Barbara Roden.
Leslie Alexander (centre) got a little help from some friends for a concert benefiting residents of the Ashcroft Indian Reserve and the Boston Flats Trailer Park. Photo: Barbara Roden.

Concert raises $1,700 for Ashcroft Band and Boston Flats

Singer-songwriter Leslie Alexander last performed here in 2015 for Cache Creek flood relief.

Leslie Alexander (centre) got a little help from some friends for a concert benefiting residents of the Ashcroft Indian Reserve and the Boston Flats Trailer Park. Photo: Barbara Roden.