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Don't mess with a soprano

Threads of connection

Jan 12, 2021 / 6:00 am

Tension – I mean real, gritty agitation, mixed with soap, water, and unwoven wool. Chaos? No. It is a unique fabric and a new way of life for nuno felter...

Songwriter's career meteoric

Dec 22, 2020 / 6:00 am

“If life is a journey — What is this life I’ve stumbled into? Where is it going to take me?" Singer-songwriter Andrew Allen wrote those...

Riding the winds of change

Dec 15, 2020 / 6:00 am

She breathes in the crispy morning air and enjoys the crunching of her footsteps along a narrow rut among thousands of pinot noir grapes ready to harvest. The...

Wool woos woman

Dec 8, 2020 / 6:00 am

I have a confession to make. I have a guilty, seductive pleasure that gets me into trouble. This sensual indulgence eats up hours of productive time and leads...

COVID puts dreams on hold

Dec 1, 2020 / 6:00 am

COVID has killed many of our businesses and our dreams as adults, but what has it done to our youth who have just started to spread their wings? Triple threat...

The world's greatest fear

Nov 24, 2020 / 6:00 am

Sweaty palms, raggedy breath, nausea; no, not a COVID sufferer, but a dad about to give a toast to the bride. We don’t have to be addressing the nation...

Queen of Scream mellows

Nov 17, 2020 / 6:00 am

“Never look back again. I don’t care what they say.” Darby Mills, the Queen of Scream, sings those words on two of her three solo albums,...

An unsung hero of music

Nov 10, 2020 / 6:00 am

Gladys Olson Klonteig and the organ have things in common. They make beautiful music weekly, and they have been around for a long time. Gladys has been playing...

Local musician a legend

Nov 3, 2020 / 6:00 am

Dyslexia can be a life-ruining problem, but for Danny McBride, it paved the way for international success as a musician and painter. Dyslexia is a disorder...

Soprano's simple stagecraft

Oct 27, 2020 / 6:00 am

Move that elephant! That’s not a sentence you normally hear, but opera is not an ordinary art form. It is an art form on steroids. Yes, live elephants...

A picture-perfect life

Oct 20, 2020 / 6:00 am

Tony Roberts is like those nesting dolls. You open one. Pop! Another one appears. He has played on the same venue with the Beatles, the Dave Clarke Five, Gerry...

There's magic in the wind

Oct 6, 2020 / 8:27 am

In 2018, five strangers, carrying cases, enter a room. They quietly unpack and assemble the tools of their trade. Chairs screech as they are dragged into a...

Silence stings singers

Sep 29, 2020 / 6:00 am

The silence is deafening. I have not been this browbeaten by silence since first grade when I joined my first choir. Silence is golden, but many voices raised...

13 moons guide artist

Sep 22, 2020 / 6:00 am

Clint George is a First Nation man of the land, a rebel, tattooist, archer, metal artist, husband, father and teacher. He was born, raised and schooled in...

Activism is in his blood

Sep 15, 2020 / 6:00 am

Shae Ryga was shaped by a famous grandfather and an even more famous revolutionary. And a teacher dad. Their influences turned him into a unique young man,...

Julia Child never served this

Sep 8, 2020 / 7:13 am

Sizzling, hot, spicy with an undercurrent of cool makes great salsa. Not the edible kind, the Major Mambo Latin Band kind. Major Mambo isn’t an ordinary...

A singer and her song

Sep 1, 2020 / 6:00 am

Smokey, dark, dense. An Okanagan summer fire? No. The beautiful voice of Anna Jacyszn. She is a jazz singer to be envied, a promoter, songwriter and wife. Her...

Nice sopranos? Who knew?

Aug 25, 2020 / 6:00 am

I wasn’t always this way. I used to be nice. Quitters of this world don’t become sopranos. To be a soprano is gruelling, frustrating, lonely, and...

A life in showbiz

Aug 18, 2020 / 6:00 am

Angela Quinn’s life would make a great movie of the week. The Okanagan actor could even play herself. LIGHTS Angela was 17 and in the middle of her last...

Life of a Kelowna rocker

Aug 11, 2020 / 12:00 am

Round And Round, a 1980s rock song by Ratt, woke Noel Wentworth. The guitarist, Warren DeMartini, ripped Noel from his sixth grade, nondescript childhood. His...

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