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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Saturday Feb 07 2015

The Chris Gibbs one man comedy show "Like Father, Like Son? Sorry" originally scheduled for Saturday (Feb. 7)  evening at the Capitol Theatre, has been rescheduled to Sunday evening (Feb. 8).

Gibbs did not make the flight into Castlegar Saturday, but he has booked a flight to Trail tomorrow afternoon.  

"Like Father, Like Son? Sorry" has been rescheduled for Sunday,...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Feb 05 2015

By Eva Brownstein, The Nelson Daily

SelfDesign Learning Community and the Nelson Civic Theatre are teaming up to offer a Youth Film Festival, held at Nelson's Civic Theatre April 15-16.

The festival features short animation, documentary and fiction films created by youth aged 13-30 from around the province.

"I think learning from...

By Contributor On on Sunday Jan 18 2015

Auditions for Shake-speare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, directed by Jeff Forst, have commenced.

Part of the seventh annual Bard in the Bush Shake-speare Festival, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has about thirty roles for actors of all ages, at least three-quarters of which are open to youth.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be performed at the Capitol Theatre from June...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jan 13 2015

Mountainside Chamber Music is inviting experienced Violinists, Violists, Cellists and Bass Players to join our expanding strings program held in both Nelson and Hills.  

The upcoming 2015 Winter-Spring strings program runs from Jan 27 -  June 9, 2015.  Registration deadline is January 20, 2015.  

Cellist and Director, Jeff Faragher brings his coaching and conducting experience as...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jan 06 2015

Black Productions and Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology program are proud to present HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Winner of the 2014 Best Musical Revival Tony Award).

The play is starring Bessie Wapp and Sydney Black and Directed by Pat Henman.

Heartbreaking and wickedly funny, this incredibly entertaining show has captured the hearts of theatre-goers the...

By Bill Metcalfe On on Thursday Dec 11 2014

Singer, actor, and director Bessie Wapp was named as Nelson’s official Cultural Ambassador for 2015 on Monday night.

“Whether it’s Bessie on stage or Bessie at the microphone,” says Anne DeGrace, 2013’s cultural ambassador, “the hairs on my arms inevitably stand up at some point in the performance. She has that effect on me—and not just on me, clearly. Not only is...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Dec 03 2014

It's opening night for a glimpse into Nelson's fairytale world — Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime.

Written by Nelson local, Lisel Forst (the villain in Sherlock Holmes, 2012) and directed by her husband Jeff Forst (Nelson Youth Theatre), Bedtime Rhymes...

By Colin Payne On on Tuesday Nov 25 2014

At times, living in Nelson can seem like being part of a fairytale. But this year’s Christmas Pantomime will be taking that feeling and turning into a reality of sorts.

Hitting the stage this December 4, 5 and 6 at the Capitol Theatre, this year’s panto is called Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime – and it’s set to turn Nelson into a fairytale world.

Written by Nelson local, Lisel...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Nov 18 2014

When New Riders of the Purple Sage arrive in Nelson for two back-to-back concerts this weekend, they'll deliver more than just hours of live music — the country-rock band will also leave behind a Rex Foundation grant for Kootenay Co-op Radio.

Rex Foundation is charitable organization founded in 1983 by members of the Grateful Dead, with the mission of supporting creative...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Nov 11 2014

The Capitol Theatre Kid Series continues with The Mask Messenger, performed by Toronto's Faustwork Mask Theatre, on Sunday, November 16.

This widely toured show has been enjoyed by audiences of all ages, across North America and around the world — and now it's Nelson's chance to join in on the fun.

"Although it's part of our Kids Series, The Mask Messenger is a smart and engaging...