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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,...

By Contributor On on Sunday Apr 10 2016

For its fifth concert of the season, the Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series is proud to present the Crow-Wan Violin Duo Sunday (April 17) at 7:30 p.m. St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral (Silica & Ward) in Nelson.

The concertmasters of Canada’s finest symphony orchestras join forces to tell the story of the violin duet from the Baroque to the present day.

Jonathan Crow, a native of...

By Bruce Fuhr On on Thursday Apr 07 2016

Sometimes when it rains, it pours.

However, Nelsonite Shawn Morris wouldn’t have it any other way.

Freshly back in his native province after living a few years in a place he calls “Onterrible” the 40-something contemporary artist; photographer and writer landed one of the premiere events at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival — State of the Art.

“It’s one of BC's...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Apr 06 2016

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts Dance Highlight Concert held at the Capitol Theatre Saturday was a huge success. 

More than 154 talented young dancers participated in the dance section of the performing arts festival held March 30th though April 2nd at the Capitol Theatre with 27 chosen to perform at the highlights concert held this past Saturday evening. 

Awards were given for...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Mar 29 2016

In 1930, Canada was locked in the Great Depression, the planet Pluto was discovered and the Kootenay Festival of the Arts kicked off its inaugural campaign.

During the next three weeks more than 400 performers between five and 69 years of age from throughout the West Kootenay will be performing in front of adjudicators at the 2016 edition showcases local dancers, pianist, vocalists and...

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