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By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jan 31 2023

It's an event that is sure to light up the landscape in Nelson.

The Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival, set early February at Rotary Lakeside Park, is an event the public surely will not want to miss and a happening Artistic Director, Myra Rasmussen looks forward to the community gathering for this year’s festival.

“It’s an opportunity to come together. It’s an excuse to make art...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jan 31 2023

Myra Rasmussen (40), Artistic Director of the Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival (PDDLF), says the planning for the festival is coming along.

“It’s going really well, and we definitely reached a new level. This will be the eighth festival.”

PDDLF is a free community-based event that brings people together to make and experience festival art in mid-winter. Artists...

By Contributor On on Thursday Jan 19 2023

Selkirk Pro-Musica presents its third concert of the 2022-23 season with JUNO and National Jazz Awards nominee, vocalist Melody Diachun performing The Music of Sting.

The concert will take place at Shambhala Hall, 7:30pm on Friday, January 27 with tickets now available at Otter Books in Nelson.

Diachun will be accompanied by her contemporary jazz group, David Restivo, piano and...

By Valerie Rossi On on Thursday Jan 12 2023

A sound storm is on the horizon this month in Rossland, where Blizzard Music Festival is once again bringing top talent to the alpine city.

The eclectic Canadian music festival is back by popular demand for its 12th year, spanning four days – Jan. 25 to 28, 2023 – and coinciding with Rossland Winter Carnival. The small yet mighty event is packed with an exciting variety of artists and...

By Contributor On on Thursday Jan 12 2023

Black Productions is proud to bring THE ADDAMS FAMILY: A New Musical to Nelson audiences in May of 2023.

This deviously delicious musical comedy with a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa is coming to the Capitol Theatre for the musical theater event of the season.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY is directed by Lindsay Clague (The Gin Game), with...

By The Nelson Dail... On on Thursday Dec 08 2022

A Nelson businessman is getting noticed on the social media video platform, TikTok during a visit to Europe to meet his daughter.

Jeff Shecter, who owns and operates Zap Welding and Glotech Sign Manufacturing in Nelson, is getting noticed thanks to a...

By Jeff Sawyer On on Tuesday Dec 06 2022

Nelson musician and independent recording artist Anna Katarina recently debut album Daisychain dropped October 14th, 2022.

The album showcases Katarina’s unapologetic lyricism, distinctive and eccentric production, and a sonic scape reminiscent of Clairo, Kacey Musgraves, HAIM, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift’s Folklore and Kathleen Edwards’ Voyager.

Iconic Exclaim!...

By Jeff Sawyer On on Tuesday Dec 06 2022

The last time I sat down and interviewed local Nelson musician and independent recording artist Anna Katarina was over two years ago during the height of the pandemic.

We met at Oso Negro (September 2020), and she had just finished releasing an EP aptly titled ‘Gone With The Wine’ with Aline Daigle in the form of their duo act Rumour Mill...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Nov 15 2022

Nelson native Mike Parenteau said growing up in the Heritage City was spent a lot of time with his older brother.

“We lived on the north shore and we were always outside like most Nelson kids," the accomplished film director said after spending the past half dozen years in living in Southern California.

"We had a tree fort that we hung out in. It was special....

By Sarah Lord On on Wednesday Nov 02 2022

Nelson rock band Arcana Kings is set to join the Headstones as official special guests for the Canadian leg of their upcoming tour.

The tour starts on November 22nd in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Johnny McCuaig, lead singer, bagpipe player, and rhythm guitarist...