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Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Sun Ra is one of the musicians profiled in Fire Music: A History of the Free Jazz Revolution at the Civic Theatre on Nov. 10. Photo: Submitted

LARGE POPCORN, EXTRA BUTTER: Films We Like, and ones you will too

Jason Asbell writes about two new films coming to the Civic Theatre

Sun Ra is one of the musicians profiled in Fire Music: A History of the Free Jazz Revolution at the Civic Theatre on Nov. 10. Photo: Submitted
Highliner Mia Noblet is seen here in Ryan Flett’s film Desire Lines. Photo: Submitted
Highliner Mia Noblet is seen here in Ryan Flett’s film Desire Lines. Photo: Submitted
A panel at a previous Rural Artist Weekend. Photo: Emilee Wheeler/ Electrify Photography
A panel at a previous Rural Artist Weekend. Photo: Emilee Wheeler/ Electrify Photography
Nelson’s Born on a Wednesday have released their second album, From The Headwaters. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Born on a Wednesday return with new album From The Headwaters

It’s the folk group’s second album in less than a year

Nelson’s Born on a Wednesday have released their second album, From The Headwaters. Photo: Submitted
Newly appointed Kootenay regional film commissioner, John Wittmayer. Photo: Timothy Schafer

Piece of film production pie sought by new Kootenay film commissioner

John Wittmayer says Hollywood North’s economy is ready to move east

Newly appointed Kootenay regional film commissioner, John Wittmayer. Photo: Timothy Schafer
The Road Forward, a musical about First Nations’ activism, screens Friday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. Photo: Submitted

LARGE POPCORN, EXTRA BUTTER: Spotlight on Indigenous filmmakers

Four films will be played at the Civic Theatre throughout October

The Road Forward, a musical about First Nations’ activism, screens Friday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. Photo: Submitted
Argenta’s Tenise Marie has released her debut album Storm. Photo: Emily Smith

Argenta’s Tenise Marie releases debut album Storm

Marie is a graduate of Selkirk College’s music program

Argenta’s Tenise Marie has released her debut album Storm. Photo: Emily Smith
Dune is among the new movies coming to the Civic Theatre, but you’ll need two doses of COVID-19 vaccine as well as the B.C. Vaccine Card handy to buy a ticket.

LARGE POPCORN, EXTRA BUTTER: Civic Theatre’s new films, COVID-19 requirements

Blockbusters are coming to the theatre, but you’ll need to be fully vaccinated to buy a ticket

  • Sep 23, 2021
Dune is among the new movies coming to the Civic Theatre, but you’ll need two doses of COVID-19 vaccine as well as the B.C. Vaccine Card handy to buy a ticket.
Fourteen-year-old Teigan Ward of Nelson will compete in Okanagan’s Got Talent, which can be viewed online on Sept. 25 at 5:00 p.m. Photo submitted

Nelson singer makes the finals at Okanagan’s Got Talent

Winner will be decided at finale online on Sept. 25

Fourteen-year-old Teigan Ward of Nelson will compete in Okanagan’s Got Talent, which can be viewed online on Sept. 25 at 5:00 p.m. Photo submitted
Charlie Hodge wrote <em>Lost Souls of Lakewood,</em> which drew on historical notes collected by former Blaylock Mansion owner/proprietor Dan McGauley.

REVIEW: An unorthodox take on a Kootenay Lake landmark

The greatest value in Lost Souls of Lakewood comes before and after Selwyn Blaylock’s involvement

  • Sep 10, 2021
Charlie Hodge wrote <em>Lost Souls of Lakewood,</em> which drew on historical notes collected by former Blaylock Mansion owner/proprietor Dan McGauley.
The Blaylock Mansion, a.k.a. Lakewood, was built in the 1930s for Cominco boss Selwyn Blaylock. Now a bed and breakfast, it’s probably the most famous home in West Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper

Blaylock Mansion’s history, as told from a ghost’s perspective

Lost Souls of Lakewood looks into the storied past of Kootenay Lake’s most famous home.

  • Sep 10, 2021
The Blaylock Mansion, a.k.a. Lakewood, was built in the 1930s for Cominco boss Selwyn Blaylock. Now a bed and breakfast, it’s probably the most famous home in West Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper
Kosmic T’s new album is out now. Photo: Submitted

Nelson artist releases hopeful hip-hop message

Kosmic T’s new music video launches Aug. 20

Kosmic T’s new album is out now. Photo: Submitted
A musician plays near a sculpture on the Kaslo River Trail as part of the Summer Music Series. Photo: Submitted
A musician plays near a sculpture on the Kaslo River Trail as part of the Summer Music Series. Photo: Submitted
Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Anna Katarina is one of the local musicians taking part in Rhythm Club’s Tempo Music Masterclass. Photo: Submitted

Virtual workshops offered to Kootenay musicians

The events focus on the business side of music

Anna Katarina is one of the local musicians taking part in Rhythm Club’s Tempo Music Masterclass. Photo: Submitted
Alexandar Bacon stands by one of two new murals he painted on the building at 110 Baker St. ahead of the Nelson International Mural Festival, which runs Aug. 13 to 15. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Alexandar Bacon highlights Nelson International Mural Festival

The Toronto artist has two pieces in this year’s event

Alexandar Bacon stands by one of two new murals he painted on the building at 110 Baker St. ahead of the Nelson International Mural Festival, which runs Aug. 13 to 15. Photo: Tyler Harper
Stumped by Steve Milroy is one of many pieces that can be seen on the Castlegar Sculpturewalk, which is venue No. 11 of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour that is taking place Aug. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Photo by D. Gluns)
Stumped by Steve Milroy is one of many pieces that can be seen on the Castlegar Sculpturewalk, which is venue No. 11 of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour that is taking place Aug. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Photo by D. Gluns)