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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...

By Contributor On on Sunday Jun 05 2016

Sunshine Coast author Mark Cameron is loading up the family camper van for 30 Days of Sunshine, his inaugural BC Book Tour.

This promotional tour for Cameron’s debut novel, Goodnight Sunshine, will have his family of four exploring the southern half of British Columbia in their 19-foot camper van, stopping along the way to engage with readers at a variety of libraries, farmers’ markets...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday May 26 2016

No Tom Cruise and no Alec Baldwin and no Julianne Hough.

Instead, it's Pat Beauchamp, Jeff Frost and Anna Backus capturing center stage as Black Productions brings Rock of Ages to the Capitol Theatre in Nelson for a host of shows this weekend.

Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Apr 28 2016

Hume Elementary gymnasium was dressed up as a jungle as most of the student population treated the public to the opening performance of Disney's The Jungle Book Kids Wednesday.

The production is based on the novel, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and stars Ally Oliver as Bagheera, Jamaal Radcliffe as Baloo, Mason MacKay as King Louie, Jamie Spencer as Mowgli and Cole Jolly as Shere...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Apr 28 2016

Following on the heels of three great performances of The Jungle Book by Hume Elementary students earlier this week,  L.V. Rogers Secondary School presents The Miracle Worker, a timeless story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan beginning Thursday, and playing throughout the weekend, at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

Deaf and blind from infancy, Helen...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Apr 17 2016

Nelson is about to get a taste of a live orchestra performance when the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra performs at the L.V. Rogers Secondary School Gymnasium (Friday) May 6.

The evening, beginning at 7:30 p.m., also features the Trafalgar and LVR Concert bands playing with the GVYO. 

"This is an important fund-raising opportunity for the LVR and Trafalgar Bands," a spokesperson...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Apr 12 2016

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts resumed for its second week of competition with Strings, Vocals and Piano taking over at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral, Bethel Christian Centre and Nelson United Church, respectively.

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts, opening with dance two weeks ago, showcases than 400 performers between five and 69 years of age from throughout the West Kootenay,...

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