Chimera Theatre Presents the Second Annual Hydra Performing Arts Festival

 April 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, BC – After the wildly successful inaugural festival last year, Chimera Theatre is excited to announce the second annual Hydra Festival of Performing Arts in partnership with Actors Workshop Theatre. Once again, we will be premiering a selection of twelve new works next month at the Actors Workshop Theatre. The Hydra Performing Arts Festival is a festival for theatre, dance, and music in Kamloops, BC. For our second year, we have an thrilling collection of new works by Kamloops artists …


Empire of the Son – The nationally acclaimed show comes to WCT

 April 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, The Arts /  No Comments

Up next at Western Canada Theatre is the not-to-be-missed Empire of the Son, a Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre production praised across the country by audiences and critics alike, as ‘beautiful’, ‘surprising’, ‘humorous’, ‘innovative’, and ‘touching’. Empire of the Son is the story of two generations of broadcasters, and the radio silence between them. As father and son, Akira and Tetsuro Shigematsu shared the same profession as public radio broadcasters. Each of them revelled in communicating …


BrewLoops Downtown Block Party featuring FireFit

 April 4, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, Tourism /  No Comments

Kamloops BC – On May 25th & 26th BrewLoops Cultural Development Society will kick off the summer season with beer, food trucks, live music and a new collaboration featuring the 2019 Southern BC FireFit Regional Championships. “It’s not often that the average Joe gets to see firefighters in action,” says Tyson Andrykew, co-chair of BrewLoops Society, “and I think this is a wonderful opportunity for our community to see these highly trained athletes in action paired with some great craft beer. …


Join The Kamloops Symphony For An Evening Of Scintillating Virtuosity

 March 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Kamloops Symphony’s next concert is Virtuosic Piano, an evening of scintillating virtuosity, taking place on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 pm. Due to the ongoing repairs to Sagebrush Theatre, this performance will be taking place in Oasis Church (formerly Calvary Temple) on Rogers Way. The first half of the concert features two Polish composers, Wojciech Kilar and Frederik Chopin. While Kilar may not be a household name like Chopin, his music has been included in many well-know …


Day 6: Synchronized Hilarity, Bright Eye Brews & Portman Pop

 March 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment /  No Comments

Halfway through its 10 days, the The 23rd Annual Kamloops Film Festivalkeeps on delivering engaging events and incredible films. Tonight, come for the laughs at 6pm with Sink or Swim, about a group of middle aged male amateur synchronized swimmers. Then stay for some free beer samples, courtesy of Bright Eye Brewing, and finish the night off with Natalie Portman at 9pm in Vox Lux, about a pop star making a tumultuous comeback. But first, if you’ve attended any films at the 2019 Kamloops Film Fes …


Chamber Music Concert Will Erase The Lines Between Classical And Folk Music

 February 24, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Kamloops Symphony’s final Chamber Music at the Rex concert this season is Folk Songs & Brahms, a performance that erases the line between classical and folk music, taking place on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 in The Rex Hall. John Kastelic collaborates with The Black Dog String Quartet to present a premier performance of his songs for voice and string quartet. These latest songs sparkle with ingenuity, thoughtfulness, and a breathtaking lyricism. As a counterpoint to the s …


Kamloops Symphony To Perform In Oasis Church

 February 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Music /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The KSO has established an alternate performance venue for their March concerts, KSO At The Movies, while the Sagebrush Theatre undergoes repairs. The concerts, taking place on March 8 and 9, will be held at Oasis Church (formerly known as Calvary Community Church), which is located at 1205 Roger Way. Because it is unknown how long the repairs to Sagebrush will take, plans are in place for April’s Virtuosic Piano and Feelin’ Groovy – The Music of Simon and Garfunkel and May’s Ca …


Real life mother and daughter star in puppet show about Alzheimers

 February 17, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS – Little Onion Puppet Co. is proud to present Dorothy: a mother daughter memoir project for a limited run in Kamloops, Mar 8-10th. Real Life Story From November ‘95 to January ‘96, sisters Susan and Nancy took care of their mother Dorothy, who was in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Unable to speak frankly about the disease in front of their mother, they kept a journal, meticulously documenting every day. Now, 20 years later, Susan and her daughter Randi are using the very same …


Relish Symphonic Film Favourites with KSO At The Movies

 February 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Kamloops Symphony is going to the movies! Their next concert features a program filled with symphonic film music favourites. There are two performances of this highly entertaining concert; Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 in Sagebrush Theatre. The power of music to enhance the emotions in a scene goes back well before film into the early days of theatre. With a rich history going back to silent films, music has been used to help create the atmosphere in film and …


Kamloops Symphony presents Sun Rivers Trio in Chamber Music at the Rex concert series

 January 30, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The next concert in the Kamloops Symphony’s Chamber Music at The Rex series is Contrasts on Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 pm in The Rex Hall, featuring Kamloops’ own Sun Rivers Trio. In this musical potpourri spanning the late 19th and 20th centuries, nostalgic romanticism yields to rhapsody, instrumental fusion yields to individuality, and unhurried somber resonance bursts into scintillating prisms, with due respects given to Brahms and Benny Goodman. The programme includes one …



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