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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Jun 13 2018

A trumpet player from Nelson took home the top prize in the music category at the recent Provincial Festival of the Arts in Victoria.

Nico Bucher of the Heritage City won the Junior Brass category, edging out Grayson Ringdahl of Greater Victoria Festival.

Bucher was competing under the Kootenay Festival banner.

Other winners from the Kootenay Festival included:

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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Jun 10 2018

The largest choir experience in Nelson’s history filled the NDCC Arena as Capitol Theatre has teamed up with director Allison Girvan to produce FIREWORKS Saturday afternoon.

Approximately 300 members of the Nelson singing community joined members of the...

By Contributor On on Saturday Jun 09 2018

By Melissa Dahl, from Aeon magazine

There is a meme that speaks directly to the hearts and minds of the overly self-conscious. Perhaps...

By Contributor On on Thursday Jun 07 2018

The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Music Festival along with Torchlight Brewing have initiated a program to give back to the arts.

This week as an L.V Rogers Jazz trio played in the background a cheque for $1200.00 was presented to Tim Bullen, the Music and Band teacher at L.V. Rogers.

The money was raised from the sale of the craft beer 'The Big Squeezy' and will be a yearly donation...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jun 05 2018

Have you noticed an increase of people humming in the grocery store line up or singing in their car? Maybe you have overheard your neighbour belting out Coldplay’s “Fix You” while mowing the lawn? 

There’s a reason, and you’re invited to see what it’s all about! 

The Capitol Theatre has teamed up with Allison Girvan to produce FIREWORKS, an incredible choir experience for singers...

By Contributor On on Tuesday May 22 2018

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By Contributor On on Wednesday May 02 2018

New goings-on in the Kootenay music world: a local group is putting a new spin on the resurgence of vinyl with a brand-new project. It’s called The VinylCast, and it aims to deliver music on vinyl to music lovers – right to their doors.  (Or post offices, as the case may be.)  It launches globally this month, and will also put Rossland on the map as a must-...

By Contributor On on Tuesday May 01 2018

Get your Sculpturewalking shoes ready! On Saturday, 35 sculptures will be landing in Castlegar’s downtown, marking the biggest year ever of the internationally-renowned Castlegar Sculpturewalk.

2018 also marks some exciting new changes: a new sponsorship program offering tiered levels of support, a revamped and expanded brochure with a print run of 10,000, and a new Sculpture Garden...

By Contributor On on Monday Apr 30 2018

In celebration of BC’s moratorium on the grizzly bear hunt, Grizzly Bear Foundation is embracing the shift from triggers to tripods by holding a photo contest to find and recognize the Canadian Amateur Grizzly Photographer of the Year. And the Grizzly Bear Foundation is promising prizes; see below.

Grizzly Bear Foundation is seeking photos of grizzly bears looking their best in their...

By CBT On on Tuesday Apr 24 2018

Communities in the Columbia Basin already benefit from spectacular natural surroundings. Now they have the opportunity to enhance their aesthetic values by increasing the presence of public art. This is thanks to a new three-year, $750,000 program from Columbia Basin Trust, called Public Art Grants.

With support from these grants, Basin communities can purchase and install original...

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