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By Contributor On on Sunday May 10 2015

British Columbia’s Knowledge Network is hosting the premiere of local filmmaker Amy Bohigian’s documentary ‘Dreamers and Dissidents’ on (Thursday) May 28th.

The doors will open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. free public screening, with the filmmaker, broadcaster and participants in attendance.

Directed and produced by Amy Bohigian, the film’s crew was comprised entirely of...

By Eva Brownstein On on Monday May 04 2015

It's that time of the year again - the Dance Umbrella's much awaited annual Spring Showcase.

The showcase opens on Thursday 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, and runs through Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday for families.

More than 160 dancers at the Dance Umbrella have been hard at work...

By Sara Golling On on Friday Apr 24 2015

The Foggy Goggle Boys made it to the Regional Finals in the annual CBC "Searchlight" competition. Over 3300 bands were originally entered in the competition, and only 225 made the regional finals.   On April 28, the National Finalists were announced.   23 musical entries made that cut, but they did not include our guys.

The Foggy Goggle Boys now consist...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Apr 22 2015

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to present the latest work by Vancouver based poet Kevin Spenst, whom has embarked on a 50-reading tour of BC in support of small poetry presses. 

Jabbering with Bing Bong (Anvil Press 2015,) is Spenst's much-anticipated debut collection of poetry. 

The work opens as a coming-of-age narrative of lower-middle class life in Vancouver's suburb of Surrey...

By Contributor On on Sunday Apr 12 2015

Director and Cellist, Jeff Faragher is enthusiastically bringing in the second season for Mountainside Chamber Music summer programs for adult (16+) players of cello, violin, viola, and double bass. 

Attend CELLO FOCUS (July 8-10) and hone your cello skills during this three-day intensive workshop focusing on cello technique with daily workshops, master classes, technique clinics,...

By Contributor On on Monday Apr 06 2015

Vancouver-based Big John Bates, is coming to the Royal Inn April 16 for an evening of Southern Gothic Death Cult music.

Big John Bates is a band with an orchestral edge of "heavy-hearted cello weeping upright and come-hither guitars."

Big John Bates is out spreading the word of their new full length album release, “From the Bestiary to the Leathering Room”.


By Contributor On on Tuesday Mar 17 2015

The Anne Lindsay concert, that was to have been held Sunday (March 15) has now been re-scheduled to Wednesday (March 18).

Lindsay – the exuberant fireplug of a session-player-to-the-stars (Led Zeppelin, The Chieftains, Blue Rodeo, James Taylor, Roger Daltrey) whose skills have graced many a stage around the world, adds significantly to the musicality of anyone she supports.


By Colin Payne On on Monday Mar 16 2015

In a city like Nelson, where more land is vertical than not, you have to get creative when looking for new spaces for just about anything. The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) wants to do just that, by building a floating stage at Lakeside Park that would serve as a much-needed summer performance and concert venue for both local and traveling artists.

According to Neil Harrower...

By Contributor On on Thursday Mar 12 2015

On Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Saviour’s Pro Cathedral, the Selkirk Pro Musica New Music Concert presents An Exciting and Innovative Evening of 20th and 21st Century Music with “Land’s End Duo“, Susanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano, and Beth Root-Sandvoss, Cello members of Calgary’s Contemporary Music Land’s End Ensemble

Joined by...

By Contributor On on Sunday Mar 08 2015

Friday (March 13) at the Capitol Theatre, Nelson Youth Theatre takes to the stage to present Charlotte’s Web.

The play is adapted from E.B. White’s book by Joseph Robinette and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock Illinois.

In this stage version of the story that inspired the recent big-studio movie, Luther Perry plays Wilbur the...