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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...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Mar 08 2016

Rossland residents are invited to examine draft versions of Rossland’s Life and Environment Action plans and to provide valuable input.

Second-year Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning Program students prepared the plans.  People can see them at an open house on Monday, March 14 at the Old Fire Hall (2115 Queen Street) in Rossland between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The meeting is an...

By Contributor On on Monday Feb 15 2016

Carly Dow and Madeleine Roger are joining forces to tour through western Canada starting on February 21, targeting the Kootenays and West Coast as well as some dates in Alberta.

Stops in the West Kootenay include Winlaw on February 26, and Nelson on February 27th and 28th.

“We’re both very excited for this tour,” says Dow.

“Madeleine is a wonderful songwriter and a dear...

By Contributor On on Thursday Feb 04 2016

For its third concert of the season, the Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series is proud to present the Clinton Swanson Quartet. 

“Nelson’s hardest working musician” teams up with some of the region’s finest to present an evening of intricately arranged chamber jazz. 

Inspired by ensembles like the Modern Jazz Quartet, the group will present original music and arrangements of pieces...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Feb 02 2016

TNT in Nelson presents an epic reading of R.C. Sherriff’s classic World War One dram, Journey's End, Friday at the former Nelson Daily News building on Baker Street.

Journey's End is performace by Quinn Baron, Eden Chisholm, Geoff Burns, Rob Andrew, Stephen Fowler, Don Thompson, Brian Deon, Cloud Edwards, Michael Calladine and Richard Rowberry.

Journey's End...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Dec 15 2015

"A music festival is a good thing in itself. It is chiefly beneficial to the young who through the competitions have an opportunity of learning much about music that they could learn in no other way.  The fact that the festival is to be held annually will encourage interest in music generally as the competitors have to spend months in practicing for the contests.”

These...

By Bob Hall On on Tuesday Dec 08 2015

Burgeoning Selkirk College talent will shine in an eclectic night of entertainment when Contemporary Music & Technology Program students hit the stage at Nelson’s Spiritbar on December 18.

The traditional Christmas Break Show features student-based bands that have been toiling for several weeks in preparation for a night that will throw a spotlight on talent and hard work.

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