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Clarinet player Pete Fountain will be missed

August
24
,
2016
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ON SATURDAY, August 6 we lost we lost a great musician, Pete Fountain, a wonderful clarinet player.  He was 86. He played mostly Dixieland jazz and swing and of course pop music too, to make a buck.  He had a...

Saturday's free for families at KAG

August
23
,
2016
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Kamloops Art Gallery is offering Family Art Saturday, a free family event that includes tours and activities as well as innovative art studio workshops. The event runs from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27. In the Central Galleries, visitors can find...

Kamloops joins Kingston to cheer The Hip

August
20
,
2016
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More than 3,500 fans of the Tragically Hip turned out on both shores of the Thompson River in Kamloops Saturday night, joining countless thousands across the country to take in the band’s final concert, televised as a fundraiser for the...

Mystery Mosaic features B.C. authors

August
18
,
2016
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That’s one mystery-packed afternoon — four mystery writers reading in 90 minutes at Kamloops Library Saturday, Aug. 20. The Mystery Mosaic, 2-3:30 p.m., features Sam Wiebe, Dietrich Kalteis, Linda L. Richards and Owen Laukkanen, all...

Roots artists amass in Salmon Arm

August
17
,
2016
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More than 40 musical acts, including Colvin & Earle, Whitehorse and folk legend Tim Williams, are in Salmon Arm this weekend for the 24th annual Roots and Blues Festival. The three-day event begins Friday, Aug. 19, with a main stage featuring...

Overlanders Day celebrates North Shore

August
17
,
2016
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The largest event of the year on the North Shore is sure to be an even bigger celebration as Overlanders Day overtakes McDonald Park this Saturday, Aug. 20. “We have a lot of fun coming up,” said Steven Puhallo, manager of North Shore...

Help yourself to some harsh criticism

August
12
,
2016
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Ever want to speak your mind on artistic expression of one sort or another? Ever want to expose your own creative work to criticism? Two upcoming sessions of Harsh Crit at Kamloops Art Gallery might be just the chance you’ve been waiting...

Arts council holds AGM in fitting form

August
11
,
2016
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Kamloops Arts Council dressed up for its volunteer support night, donning the outfits of favourite artists. Between volunteer recognition, supporter appreciation and appointment of new board, Georgia O'Keeffe, Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell...

Sunburst stage features Retro Rock

August
11
,
2016
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The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith won’t be rocking Sun Peaks village, but their music will be centre stage. This weekend, Aug. 12-15, the resort plays host to the 7th annual Retro Concert Weekend. The musical event features the legendary...

Educational fund honours Jann Bailey

August
9
,
2016
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A permanent fund supporting arts education will provide a fitting legacy for the late Jann Bailey, a passionate advocate of teaching young children an appreciation of arts and culture. The fund is now more than halfway towards its goal of $28,000...