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By Kyra Hoggan On on Thursday Jul 20 2017

The Seventh Annual Kootenay Festival is set to wow the crowds this Saturday at Millennium Park, and is expected to draw upwards of 2,500 celebrants.

“About 2,500 people came last year, and we’re expecting more this year,” said Audrey Maxwell-Polovnikoff of the Castlegar and District Recreation Department. “We have close to 50 vendors, and performers from across the Kootenays.”

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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Jul 12 2017

Carmen Moreira has come a long way from participating in Capital Theatre’s summer theatre programs and graduating from Mount Sentinel High School.

The South Slocan native recently received BC Social Innovation Award Youth Award &...

By Rossland Telegraph On on Thursday Jun 29 2017

Rossland's traditional summer entertainment starts again on July 1 with a brand new show, blending -- as usual -- historical fact with imaginative fiction, high kicking, low humour, song , dance, a dash of romance and a lot of fun:  the Gold Fever Follies highlight an aspect of the late 1890s gold rush days with this original musical comedy.

The 30th anniversary show opens on July 1 at...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Jun 13 2017

Summer must be right around the corner as one of the cornerstones to the Nelson downtown during July and August is Artwalk.

This year opening night for 2017 ArtWalk is Friday, June 23 from 6-9 p.m. in the Nelson Downtown.

"It will be all about art on Friday, June 23rd whether its oil, acrylic, or water based -town will be alive with color and talent," said Stephanie Myers, 2017...

By Contributor On on Sunday Jan 29 2017

Calling all musicans.

The Kootenay Music Awards submissions are now open, until Sunday February 12, 2017.

Awards submissions kicked off January 16 in eight exciting categories, including Artist and Album of the Year.

The Kootenay Co-Op Radio is honored and excited to be coordinating the fifth Kootenay Music Awards. 

A premier celebration of local, original music...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Aug 17 2016

Allan “Dr Eclectic” Markin has recently released his new folk-roots album Places: Songs of Toil and Peaceful Life, consisting of 12 original compositions that explore important events in Doukhobor history, as well as salient elements of their life concept.

“The album was inspired by my desire to better understand my own Doukhobor heritage,” said Markin, “and to make the Doukhobor...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Aug 04 2016

Emma Chart of Nelson has been chosen the winner of the 2016 June Lythgoe Scholarship.

Chart, who recently completed in the summer youth theatre production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, was chosen after the adjudication of a strong list of candidates.

"Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and to have such an award available to...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Jul 28 2016

Pigs will most likely fly before the English rock band Pink Floyd returns to the stage to perform their progressive and psychedelic music in front of fans.

However, right here in beautiful downtown Nelson, at the unique Capitol Theatre, PIGS – Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute band will give Floydsters a taste of Roger Waters, Nick Mason & Company on Friday, August 5 at 8 p...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jul 26 2016

Recorded over the course of 15 years, Nelson musician Jenny Robinson’s new release, Lost Years, has songs that have traveled many roads.

And now Robinson will play those songs during the Kaslo Jazz Festival this weekend.

A little folk, a little pop, a little rock and a little country, performed with amazing musicians, with friends lost and found from across western Canada,...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jul 13 2016

Canadian bluegrass powerhouse band, The Dead South. Voted 2015’s “Best Band” in Prairie Dog Magazine’s “Best of Regina”, The Dead South will be embarking on an extensive Canadian tour with stops at the Hume Hotel Spirit Bar in Nelson (July 22) and Flying Steamshovel in Rossland (July 21).

Hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, the band’s style and music transcends time. Touting themselves...

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