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Ballet Kelowna’s 15th anniversary season culminates with – A Streetcar Named Desire

Ballet Kelowna, under the leadership of Simone Orlando, wraps up its landmark 15th anniversary season with the power and passion, grace and grit of the full-length ballet, A Streetcar Named Desire on May 1 and 2, 2018 at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning classic tells the story of two sisters – one clinging to a bygone era, the other embracing the reality of post-WW2 life in America. Dancing as it does between present and past, between real-time New Orleans and old-world Mississippi, the work’s dreamlike transitions are particularly well-suited to balletic interpretation. Orlando says this presentation...

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Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Viva L’Italia with Jens Lindemann

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is presented Viva L’Italia this February.  The concert will feature music from Italy, from baroque concertos, inspired by dances, to the drama of opera, to the grandeur of the landscape. Three performance take place: Kelowna Community Theatre Friday, February 16, 7:30 pm Penticton Cleland Theatre Saturday, February 17, 7:30 pm Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sunday, February 18, 7:00 pm. The OSO is pleased to present Jens Lindemann on trumpet as the guest artist. Lindemann is Canada’s leading trumpet soloist and the only solo brass player to be awarded the Order of Canada. Currently...

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Lake Country calls out to artists

The Lake Country Art Gallery is opening a call for submissions for their upcoming exhibit: Who are we? A visual narrative of our community. The exhibition will run March 1 to April 1. The call is open to everyone of all ages. Individual and collaborative works (artwork created by two or more individuals) are all welcome - any size, any medium. Submission dates: February 22, 23 and 24 at the Lake Country Art Gallery during regular gallery hours.Each submission can include up to two artworks For more visit...

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Gryphon Trio returns to Mary Irwin Theatre 

  Chamber Music Kelowna is proud to present the Gryphon Trio for one performance only, Friday, February 2 at 7:30 pm at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Celebrating their 25th anniversary season, two-time Juno award winning Gryphon Trio kicked off their western tour earlier this week with over 12 performances scheduled in British Columbia, Alberta, and Washington state. The trio, violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys and pianist Jamie Parker continue to impress international audiences and press with performances that "bring out the kind of delicacy and sensuous beauty that's often overlooked." (BBC Music Magazine). The concert program...

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Ben Klick: Kelowna’s Country Star

Talent meets drive in Ben Klick Ben Klick is an anomaly: a 21-year old award-winning country singer born into a family of non-musicians. Country could be heard among the classic rock, east coast folk and Top 40 pop streaming from speakers in the North Vancouver home where Ben spent his early years. In 1999, his family took the young Ben to a Shania Twain concert. On the drive home, the four-year-old announced to his parents that he wanted to “do that” when he grew up. They took him seriously. Within weeks he had a guitar in his hands and...

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