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Grand piano put to good use in Agnes’ memory

By Penelope Johnson The Frank Venables Theatre lobby now provides the shimmering setting for a jewel of a piano: a Petrof grand. The glossy black instrument...

Remi Bolduc’s tribute to Dave Brubeck beyond fantastic

By Anneke Le Roux How lucky can our little town of Oliver be!?  We have a phenomenal theatre that brings incredible acts like the Montreal...

Violin/piano duo coming to Venables

The South Okanagan Concert Society presents Duo Concertante on Friday, Feb. 24 at Frank Venables Theatre. The concert will feature Canada’s premier piano and violin...

No more Jello wrestling for Alfie Zappacosta

By Dan Walton Oliver is about to be struck by Zappacosta. His nearly 40-year music career survived the pitfalls of pop culture with just a few...

SOAP Theatre presents ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’

That cheating “bastard,” “swine” and “rat.” Bernard returns to the SOAP stage in Oliver and Osoyoos with his wife Jacqueline and best friend Robert...

Remi Bolduc brings jazz to Oliver

By Marion Boyd When the Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble performs “A Tribute to Dave Brubeck” words like “dazzling virtuosity and stunning maturity” come to mind. Bolduc,...

Sunshine Festival ready to draw bigger crowds

After six years in Oliver the annual Sunshine Festival is ready for changes to bring in bigger attendance and a stronger identity, something organizers...

Quartango brings passion for music and tango to Venables Theatre

After the somber Remembrance Day services on Friday, November 11th, you may be looking for an uplifting and joyful concert to raise the spirits...

Veteran Canadian comic Lorne Elliott will be talking vegetables at the Venables

Lorne Elliott will be coming out of his yurt in the forest to joke about his new off-the-grid lifestyle. “I’ve become much more vegetarian, simply...

Concerts to grace Oliver

Imagine yourself the evening of November 11th arriving with friends to the bright lights of the Venables Theatre and hunkering down to the virtuosity,...

Chicken-Like Birds come to nest in Medici’s tree

A guitar and double bass are the weapons of choice for the musicians who comprise Chicken-Like Birds. The musical fowlers are Jasmin Frederickson and Ari...

Ponderosa a music lover’s dream

Big crowds, long lineups and mediocre musicians were all absent last weekend at Ponderosa Art and Music Festival. Stages were booked with premium talent, the...

Romance the desert at the Osoyoos Desert Centre

For one day each year in the summer, the Osoyoos Desert Centre keeps its gates open late for Romancing the Desert, when a handful...