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By Contributor On on Thursday Feb 26 2015

by Eli Geddis

Walk into the Shambhala Music Hall at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus on an average weekend night this February and you're likely to encounter an entirely different world.

Instrument-slinging Euro punks play fiercely in the shadow of a crumbling Berlin Wall, a rock diva in gypsy denim spits water out over a crowd, shock-blonde wigs...

By Contributor On on Sunday Feb 22 2015

On Friday, March 13th, 2015 at the Capitol Theatre, Nelson Youth Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web, adapted from E.B. White’s book by Joseph Robinette and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock Illinois. Come to the farm, the barn and the fair to witness an animal tale about natural friendship triumphing over all.

In this stage version of...

By Contributor On on Friday Feb 20 2015

U19 is back!

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture will be presenting the 8th annual West Kootenay U19 Film Festival this spring. The festival will take place on Saturday, May 2 at the Rossland Miners Hall. The Festival is being run as an event during National Youth Week, of which Rossland participation is coordinated by the Rossland Youth Action Network...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Feb 18 2015

The L.V. Rogers drama class is taking over the Capitol Theatre this weekend with its adaptation of “Almost Maine.”

The show, set for Thursday to Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m., has about 40 students involved — most are behind the scenes as tech crew, stage crew, stage manager and crew chief.

Nineteen senior actors from LVR perform nine separate scenes under the direction of...

By Contributor On on Sunday Feb 15 2015

The second annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ, hosted by the West Kootenay EcoSociety,  is set to take the stage Saturday February 28th at the Eagles Hall (641 Baker St.) in Nelson.  

The event, a fundraiser for the West Kootenay EcoSociety, hosts three great bands providing the blues component of this fantastic show.

Kicking the night off at 7 pm will be the blues power trio Jonnie B...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Feb 12 2015

by Eva Brownstein, The Nelson Daily

Who is Hedwig?

Is he a "mere slip of a girly boy" smuggled out of East Berlin after a botched sex-change operation? Or is she an "internationally ignored song stylist", Bessie Wapp's rock goddess alter ego?

Hedwig is a gender diverse diva, defying easy categorization.

"Do we call Hedwig...

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...