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By Bob Hall On on Thursday Jun 11 2015

It was a Selkirk College reunion that played out before millions of television viewers across Canada and the United States on Wednesday morning.

Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program Instructor Gilles Parenteau and program alumna Kiesza performed together on ABC’s Good Morning America, the number-one rated morning news program in the US that broadcasts to more than...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Jun 10 2015

Selkirk College keyboards instructor Gilles Parenteau is going to get to cook with the Big Dogs this morning on ABC's Good Morning America.

Parenteau was on the set of the New York production alongside Selkirk College grad Kiesza, whose real name is Kiesa Ella Ellestadon.

Kiesza was the musical guest for GMA Wednesday.

Later today Parenteau's son Mike will attend...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jun 03 2015

A true “David and Goliath” story depicted in Defensora, a beautiful, award-winning film that will be shown at the Shambhala Performance Theatre at Selkirk College, Tenth Street Campus, Nelson on Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

The film shows the plight of Angelica Choc, a Mayan woman from Guatemala who confronted shareholders of Canadian Mining Giant, Hudbay Minerals Inc. at their...

By Contributor On on Tuesday May 26 2015

Enjoy A Midsummer Night's Dream this June in Nelson’s Capitol Theatre as part of the VIIth Annual Bard in the Bush Shake-speare Festival.

Four teens get lost in the woods where the faerie queen and king fight over a human child while a troupe of workers rehearse a play to perform before the duke and his bride at their wedding.    

The all-ages cast has been rehearsing in the...

By Eva Brownstein On on Sunday May 24 2015

Nelson’s downtown core was a bustling, hustling place this weekend as Blue Night, a multi artist exhibition, took over Baker Street with a culture crawl featuring 17 local venues and over 120 artists and musicians over two days.

"Blue Night is about creating more opportunities for artists," said Blue Night organizer Brian Kalbfleisch, describing the evening as a "sporadic art event"...

By Contributor On on Thursday May 14 2015

British Columbia’s Knowledge Network is hosting the premiere of local filmmaker Amy Bohigian’s documentary ‘Dreamers and Dissidents’  at the Civic Theatre in Nelson, on Thursday May 28th. The doors will open at 7pm for the 7:30pm free public screening, with the filmmaker, broadcaster, and participants in attendance...

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...