Aug 28, 2008 / 4:30 pm
Neil A. Wentworth, from Kelowna, was born into a family of musicians. He was educated in business law and accounting, but was continuously drawn back to music. But the monotony of touring didn’t interest Wentworth. In 1999, Wentworth found himself co-writing and acting in a music video, and...
Aug 22, 2008 / 5:00 am
A crop circle is a term used to describe a geometric pattern, often very intricate and complex, appearing in fields. Various hypotheses have been offered to explain their formation, ranging from the naturalistic to the paranormal, however, the answers to the crop circle phenomenon can be found...
Jul 25, 2008 / 1:44 pm
Country legend Randy Travis is set to hit the stage at the Interior Saving Centre in Kamloops, on Wednesday, August 6, 2008. “It’s not enough to say Travis is one of the most popular artists in the history of country music,” says promoter Brad Krauza. “Twenty years ago, album sales of...
Jul 17, 2008 / 2:00 pm
Wednesday night, while parents were down the street at Prospera Place to see James Taylor, their kids could probably be found at Kelowna Community Theatre. Especially if they were young teenage females. Hedley is a punk rock quartet that is known for their lead singer Jacob Hoggard, who placed...
Jul 17, 2008 / 8:00 am
James Taylor, 60, one of the most recognized warm baritone voices in popular music, embodies the art of song writing in its most essential form. Taylor brought this tour of insightful and tender songs to a near capacity crowd at Prospera Place last night. With hits as "Fire and Rain", "You've...
Jul 4, 2008 / 9:07 am
Prodigy, Wil Campa, is playing at the Kelowna Community Theatre Sunday, July 6. Campa rose through the ranks of great Cuban musicians to become an international touring artist. He toured and recorded with the famed group Maraca, has performed with Cuban legends Omara Portuondo and Ibrahim Ferrer,...
May 30, 2008 / 4:00 pm
When the heart no longer functions normally, when it is no longer strong enough to eject blood, it's called a state of shock. State of Shock, from Vancouver, had no problems keeping fans hearts pumping blood with their contagious sound and high energy performance as they played to a sold out crowd...
May 16, 2008 / 8:00 am
Music performed by women who use honesty, depth and vulnerability, instead of focusing on sexuality, is rare. Jully Black, from Toronto, is a female role model that young girls can be proud of. She is that rare exception. Black is a rhythm & blues / soul / hip-hop singer of Jamaican heritage...
May 14, 2008 / 7:05 am
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba is home of the World's largest Coca-Cola can. It is also where Doc Walker, a guitar-playing threesome of Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasyliw and Murray Pulver, met and began their country music journey as young kids fooling around with guitars in small-town Manitoba....
May 14, 2008 / 7:00 am
Helping children and families in need is the focus of the 4th Annual Variety Children's Radiothon on B-103, today and tomorrow. The annual event has shifted its time frame, and it's now in May as opposed to September. There's a huge local link between the dollars that get pledged, and the help...
May 9, 2008 / 3:30 pm
A Helix is a three-dimensional spiral curve. Common objects formed like a helix are a spring and a screw. The Canadian heavy metal band Helix, formed in 1974 in Kitchener, Ontario, definitely still have a spring in their steps. Brian Vollmer, lead singer, is the only remaining member of the...
May 1, 2008 / 5:00 am
Okanagan wine lovers will have lots to do over the next week and a half. The 14th Annual Okanagan Spring Wine Festival is taking place from May 1 to 10 across Okanagan Wine Country. Gary Reynolds, owner of Lake Breeze Vineyards and president of the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society, says more than...
Apr 28, 2008 / 10:45 am
Kid Rock is coming to Kelowna! Power 104 made the official announcement Monday. He'll be here July 9 at Prospera Place. With over 22 million albums sold and 11 albums since his debut in 1990 with "Grits Sandwiches For Breakfast", this is sure to be the summer event of the year. Joining Kid Rock...
Apr 26, 2008 / 10:30 am
The Okanagan is in for a musical treat. Canadian pianist Michael Kim will be performing with the Okanagan Symphony’s May concert-season closer “The Russians are Coming.” Kim will perform the Piano Concerto No. 3 by Rachmaninoff. The May program opens with Mikhail Glinka’s “Russlan...
Apr 23, 2008 / 4:30 pm
Recognition keeps coming in for a locally produced documentary about the marijuana industry. "The Union: The Business Behind Getting High" took home two prestigious honours from the recently concluded Okanagan Film Festival. The film, produced by Kelowna native Adam Scorgie, was judged Best...
Apr 18, 2008 / 12:33 pm
To find a group with a live show that is a good representation of its studio albums is rare. Performing to a sold out crowd at Flashbacks Thursday night, The Trews delivered a strong blend of power pop and straight rock. Their music is tied with elegant storytelling, piercing vocals, screeching...
Apr 10, 2008 / 10:30 am
On Wednesday night a calm warm wind blew in from Alberta, bringing with it a sense of hope that the cold days of dread were behind us. Paul Brandt was performing to a packed house of people, young and old, ranging from die hard country fans to adult contemporary enthusiasts. He did not...
Apr 9, 2008 / 6:00 pm
From its early development until the present, jazz has incorporated music from 19th and 20th century American popular music. Jazz musicians themselves are often reluctant to define the music they play. While jazz may be difficult to define, improvisation is clearly one of its key elements. Well,...
Apr 9, 2008 / 6:00 am
Paul Brandt is known as the voice of country music in Canada. This multi-platinum selling artist is the most-awarded male Canadian country artist in history. Not only has his song writing taken him to the top of the Canadian and American charts, his music has caught the ear of some of the biggest...
Apr 8, 2008 / 2:00 pm
Faber Drive, a quartet of hard rocking musicians from Mission, BC, used to be one of the Fraser Valley's best kept secrets. That secret has been discovered. Faber Drive has been one of Much Music's most aired Canadian bands over the past couple years gaining them nationwide exposure. They won a...
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